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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: December, 2020
Dec 14, 2020

The publication of the enhanced service landed at the beginning of December and with it comes further, additional challenges for general practice and places us firmly in the spotlight of the current healthcare agenda. Our ever-popular Practice Index panel return and as well as providing an update following their last episode, they are this week joined by podcast favourite Dr Hussain Gandhi (Dr Gandalf) to consider the implications of and considerations required for the delivery of the Covid vaccination programme locally and nationally. How do we engage with a partially sceptical public? How will we fare balancing immunisations alongside business as usual? How delivery will be managed in practice? Whilst also not forgetting the management of finances and workforce planning…

 

Introductions (35 secs)

An update on the establishment of a nationally recognised organisation for Practice Managers (46 secs)

The Institute of General Practice Management contact points (2 mins 22 secs)

The panel’s reaction to the Enhanced Service publication (2 mins 53 secs)

Moving from practice to network wide delivery (3 mins 56 secs)

Robyn’s perspective (5 mins 23 secs)

Identification of a designated site for Nicola’s network area (6 mins 31 secs)

The plans for Nottingham City East (7 mins 6 secs)

What differences are there between the Enhanced Service and the original, local plan in Gandhi’s area? (7 mins 55 secs)

The challenges in summary (8 mins 59 secs)

Workforce organisation (10 mins 28 secs)

Nicola’s thoughts on staffing the enhanced service (11 mins 59 secs)

Managing a vaccination programme alongside business as usual (13 mins 8 secs)

Financial reimbursement in South Gloucestershire (13 mins 46 secs)

How Gandhi is handling the financial flow in his network (14 mins 41 secs)

Comms / engagement with the public – and managing concerns (15 mins 47 secs)

Recording appointments and immunisation numbers (18 mins 10 secs)

The process for vaccination clinics in practice (20 mins 27 secs)

eGP Learning and Practice Index resources (21 mins 57 secs)

 

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YouTube channel for Dr Gandalf’s eGP Learning podblast

  

Dec 7, 2020

Amongst the host of new roles available to PCNs are First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs); a service designed to signpost patients directly into a physiotherapy service and therefore saving valuable GP and GP referral to treatment times. As this is a relatively new concept for most, we speak this week to Larry Koyama, Head of FCP Implementation at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to get the lowdown on what an FCP actually is, what the role can offer in terms of supporting practice efficiency, the suggested models for successfully embedding FCPs in both an employment sense and in terms of integration within the wider network, the lessons learned so far and more.

Introduction (35 secs)

The background to Larry’s role (46 secs)

Making the case for First Contact Physiotherapists (1 min 34 secs)

What is an FCP? (2 mins 34 secs)

What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and an FCP? (3 mins 38 secs)

Patient pathway and service access (4 mins 28 secs)

Crunching the numbers; caseload and appointment sizes (5 mins 11 secs)

FCPs per population size (5 mins 52 secs)

Lessons learned so far (6 mins 51 secs)

FCPs within the wider practice and network teams (8 mins 19 secs)

Optimising working experience within a network environment (10 mins 3 secs)

3 suggested employment models (12 mins 37 secs)

Exploring the implications of direct and indirect employment (14 mins 21 secs)

Current availability of FCPs (15 mins 45 secs)

Larry’s final thoughts on making the most of your FCP (16 mins 46 secs)

Finding out more (18 mins 27 secs)

 

Please visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s website for a range of resources from making the business case for employment of an FCP to supporting implementation and tools for evaluating the effectiveness of the role.

The link to the Phase 3 FCP evaluation data Larry refers to is here

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