Entries by mike.gill@at-scale.co.uk

Why Should I Collaborate?

Collaboration is a much-used word and is the fallback shortcut for many things that bring general practices together like working at scale, Primary Care Networks and practice mergers. But is there common understanding of what it means, any perception of why it is important and above all, why we should care? This blog tries to […]

How To Build A PCN

A lot of people in primary care have been asking me about the best way to develop a PCN – Primary Care Networks for those who have been holidaying on the International Space Station or beyond (apply astronauts.nasa.org). Returning home the other day from the excellent RCGP’s “Creating sustainable General Practice in a disruptive world” […]

Key changes in the new GP contract

The GP contract agreement announced this month (February 2019) has already been hailed as one of the most significant changes to general practice arrangements and will introduce widespread changes aimed at addressing workforce and workload pressures facing primary care. Watch our short film which explains the key changes in the new contract.

What? Another NHS Publication? This One Matters Lots

The GP contract agreement announced this week has already been hailed as one of the most significant changes to general practice arrangements and will introduce widespread changes aimed at addressing   workforce and workload pressures facing primary care. The package includes a deal covering the next five years with various changes going live throughout the […]

NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan was published this week. It’s the health service’s plan to make sure it’s fit for the future and aims to give everyone the best start in life, deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer, and will help people age well. The plan, backed by an extra £20.5 billion a […]

That future NHS thing…

The new direction for NHS plans has been well trailed with the thoughts and plans more or less in the public domain. But it’s still nice to have them in black and white (or at least the modern media equivalent). So what’s the main upcoming issues for primary care? Well, as anticipated, the focus for the […]

Mars is blue. Who knew?

Well probably all the world’s scientists. And maybe a few million people interested in stargazing. But OK, not me. So the latest amazing pictures from NASA’s probe of a blue sunset on Mars was a bolt out of the …… no, can’t bring myself to make such a cheap joke… What occurred to me when […]