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Ben Gowland explores new ways of working in general practice. He talks to those making changes happen, gets underneath what they did, how they managed to do it, and the challenges they faced along the way.
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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 27, 2018

Regular listeners will remember Paula Wright from Episode 117 when she talked to Ben about GP learning groups. In this episode Paula (who is a GP in the North East of England and GP tutor for Newcastle, Health Education England – North East team) highlights the retained GP scheme, designed to keep GPs who are at risk of leaving, in the workforce. Paula explains how the scheme works, the financial support for both GPs and practices, the application process and much more.

Aug 20, 2018

Social prescribing is one of the Ten High Impact Changes from the GP Forward View. But what is it? How does it work and who can benefit? In this week’s podcast Ben speaks with Nick Sharples from training consultancy DNA Insight. Nick explains how his involvement in social prescribing evolved from his company’s focus on active signposting (listen to our previous podcast with Nick here). He also explains the three factors which will enable social prescribing to work best, how it is likely to evolve and much more.

Aug 13, 2018

Here is the second part of our expert panel discussion considering the impact of millennials on general practice. In this part the panel considers the impact of the differing needs of millennial patients, how disruption and innovation will continue to influence and whether, ultimately, millennials pose an opportunity or a threat.

If you missed Part One you can find it here.

The panel consists of:

Surina Chibber: a GP and founder of My Locum Manager

Aisha Malik: a GP, social media strategist and founder of Doctors in Business

Mayur Vibhuti: a GP and Visiting Reader in Medical Leadership at Canterbury and Christchurch University

Aug 6, 2018

Here is the first part of our fourth expert panel discussion. This time we are looking at what will be the impact of millennials on general practice. In this first part the panel considers what a millennial is, what is driving them to be different to the older generation and how the system might need to change to accommodate this new generation.

Part Two will follow next week.

This time Ben is joined by:

Surina Chibber: a GP and founder of My Locum Manager

Aisha Malik: a GP, social media strategist and founder of Doctors in Business

Mayur Vibhuti: a GP and Visiting Reader in Medical Leadership at Canterbury and Christchurch University

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