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Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations
Advice on preventing bribary in healthcare from the BSI
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 14 January, 2014
The BSI's risk management specialist, Suzanne Fribbins, comments on the Sinopharm corruption allegations and provides advice on the prevention of bribery
 
Ophthalmic expert joins Southend hospital
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 24 December, 2013
An expert in squint surgery has been hired as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon by BMI Healthcare at their Southend hospital
 
Dyslexia friendly accreditation for British University
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 22 October, 2013
The British Dyslexia Association has accredited Birmingham City University Faculty of Health as Dyslexia Friendly
 
Global regulatory affairs reference book released
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 02 October, 2013
RAPS takes healthcare regulatory compliance global with the release of a reference book that provides the fundamentals of international regulatory affairs
 
RCGP survey points to longer waiting times for GP appointments
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 19 August, 2013
More than 70 percent of GPs are forecasting longer waiting times for GP appointments within the next two years - as nearly half (47 percent) reveal that they have cut back on the range of services they provide for their patients.
 
RCGP responds to Health Select Committee report on urgent and emergency care
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 25 July, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners says that the Health Select Committee's report moves the debate away from 'blaming' GPs and on to the real issue of getting more funding and resources into general practice to improve patient care.
 
RCGP supports move away from end of life pathway
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 15 July, 2013
The RCGP responds to the findings of the Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway in England, announced at the King's Fund.
 
RCGP reveals Research Paper of the Year
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 04 July, 2013
People living in the most deprived areas develop complex and multiple medical conditions 10 to 15 years earlier than those from more affluent areas is a key finding of a research study by Bruce Guthrie and Karen Barnett at Dundee University and Graham Watt and Stewart Mercer at Glasgow University, which has been awarded the prestigious Research Paper of the Year by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
 
RCGP releases additional revalidation resources
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 02 July, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is releasing new resources for GPs preparing for revalidation.
 
Carnegie Mellon University, Highmark and Allegheny Health Network forms Dynamic Disruptive Health Technology Institute
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 26 June, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University, Highmark and Allegheny Health Network creates the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI), a multi-year initiative with an initial investment of $11 million aimed at increasing the affordability, simplicity and accessibility of health care.
 
RCGP calls for fairer investment for general practice to keep NHS sustainable
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 24 June, 2013
The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) is calling for a major investment in general practice in order to keep the NHS sustainable and to ensure it provides value for money, whilst ensuring safe patient care as the College launches its vision for the future of general practice.
 
Award seeks GPs who care about carers
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 13 June, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Carers Trust, and Carers UK are making the call for nominations for the Caring About Carers Awards that recognise the work of GPs and GP practices in supporting unpaid carers across the UK.
 
RCGP warns spending on patient care set to fall steeply
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 24 May, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners issues a warning that the amount of money allocated to GPs to care for their patients is set to fall by nearly £200 million during the next three years which is equivalent to the current funding for 1.2 million patients, according to predictions from GP leaders.
 
RCGP to consult members on assisted dying
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 23 May, 2013
The RCGP is consulting members on the College's collective position on a change in the law on assisted dying.
 
RCGP prepares to launch new trainee ePortfolio
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 22 May, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) plans to launch a new-look ePortfolio for trainee GPs in August 2013.
 
New guidance creates improved access for patients needing scans
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 15 May, 2013
Patients needing diagnostic imaging on the NHS should receive better, more efficient access after being referred by their GP, according to new guidance launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers.
 
RCGP unveils e-learning course for GPs to help patients with alcohol problems
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 07 May, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is releasing new guidance to help GPs support their patients with alcohol problems.
 
New framework is launched to develop general practice nurses
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 06 May, 2013
A new framework to support general practice nurses in achieving and maintaining the necessary levels of competency across all areas of their generalist role is being published by the General Practice Foundation of the Royal College of General Practitioners, with contributions from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Practice Nurse Forum Steering Committee.
 
GP trainees strive to gain greater influence in RCGP work
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 03 May, 2013
Trainee GPs are reviewing fees associated with the range of benefits and services included with their RCGP membership.
 
New guidance spotlights good practice for commissioners of child health services
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 30 April, 2013
An intercollegiate approach to improving local provision of child health services by placing GPs at their hub has been published following close collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), with the support of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Department of Health.
 
RCGP updates guidance on sexually transmitted infections in primary care
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 19 April, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) updates their popular UK national guidelines on the management of STIs and related conditions in General Practice.
 
RCGP releases six-step guide to commissioning end of life care
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 17 April, 2013
The complexities of commissioning local services to improve end of life care are addressed in a guidance document being launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
 
RCGP releases new guidance on for Clinical Commissioning Groups working within communities
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 04 April, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners is launching new guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on how to work within communities rather than imposing top-down decisions.
 
RCGP releases eLearning tool to help GPs recognise early symptoms of ovarian cancer
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 26 March, 2013
The RCGP in partnership with Target Ovarian Cancer is offering an online learning module for GPs to assist them in identifying ovarian cancer in its early stages.
 
RCGP releases first-ever practical guide to help UK doctors navigate social media pitfalls
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 19 March, 2013
The first-ever practical guide to help UK doctors navigate their way around the ethical and confidentiality dilemmas of social media is published by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in collaboration with Doctors.net.uk and LimeGreen Media.
 
IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics launches Indian branch
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 12 March, 2013
The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics launches a new initiative to develop local partnerships with leading universities, research institutions, development agencies and the government to reinforce the value of information and analytics in decision making across a range of healthcare issues in India.
 
RCGP partners Arthritis Research UK to launch new musculoskeletal care e-learning module
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 11 March, 2013
Musculoskeletal Care (MSK) is the focus of a new e-learning course being launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in collaboration with the charity Arthritis Research UK.
 
Primary care paper focuses on the future of substance misuse recovery
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 01 February, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP) are issuing a joint paper considering the future impact of the changing commissioning environment on primary care drug and alcohol treatment.
 
RCGP releases a guide for GPs focusing on Personal Health Budgets
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 09 January, 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is publshing a practical guide to personal health budgets (PHBs) for GPs in England.
 
The Cancer Genome Institute at Fox Chase to offer cancer patients cancer gene blueprint
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 07 January, 2013
Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the USA, is now offering patients with advanced cancer a clinical test that will provide them with a blueprint of their cancer genes.
 
RAPS partners Eucomed to provide online training to regulatory professionals throughout Europe
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 19 December, 2012
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), the largest global organization for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector, and Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association, are joining together to provide high-quality online regulatory training to professionals throughout Europe.
 
RCGP launches e-learning module to improve the early diagnosis of cancer
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 10 December, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is launching an e-learning course to enable the early diagnosis of cancer.
 
RCGP introduces online learning for GPs to help fight TB
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 05 December, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) produces a new online learning module for GPs to combat rising Tuberculosis rates in the UK.
 
Top GP requests for better care for mental health patients
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 23 November, 2012
The key message from Professor Helen Lester in her James Mackenzie Lecture to the Royal College of General Practitioners' Annual General Meeting is that people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serious mental illnesses are still getting an unfair deal from their healthcare - yet subtle changes in the attitudes and actions of health professionals could significantly improve the quality, and even the length, of their lives.
 
RCGP launches online toolkit for GPs prescribing antibiotics
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 20 November, 2012
The RCGP is launching a toolkit containing new guidance for GPs and their patients on the appropriate prescription of antibiotics.
 
RCGP launches guide to improve services for patients with learning disabilities
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 23 October, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners is launching a commissioning guide to improve the health of people with learning disabilities and to help Clinical Commissioning Groups commission the most appropriate and effective services.
 
RCGP plans to lead patient on-line access programme
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 09 October, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) agrees to lead a programme that will support on-line access by patients to transactional services and their medical records by 2015.
 
Pancreatic Cancer Action partners RCGP to develop tool to diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 08 October, 2012
National charity Pancreatic Cancer Action is joining forces with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop the world's first e-learning tool to help GPs diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier.
 
RCGP launches appeal to improve global healthcare
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 05 October, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) launches new appeal which aims to improve global healthcare - 60 for 60.
 
RCGP looks to tweets to create new Social Media Highway Code
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 04 October, 2012
The RCGP is urging doctors and other healthcare professionals to go online and share their views on issues about the use of social media.
 
RCGP releases Essential Knowledge Updates for GPs
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 28 September, 2012
The RCGP is releasing a new 'Essential Knowledge Update' to provide knowledge and support to GPs on eight common clinical areas.
 
HFMA partners Net.Orange to help NHS organisations accelerate the integration of care
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 25 September, 2012
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is partnering with Net.Orange to assist health economies in the UK to implement an integrated care delivery model.
 
British Safety Council launches 2013 International Safety Awards
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 04 September, 2012
The British Safety Council is launching its 2013 International Safety Awards scheme to recognise good health and safety management over the past year.
 
British Safety Council unveils independent review service for health sector
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 24 August, 2012
The British Safety Council is providing an independent review service that formally checks and benchmarks how well an organisation's occupational health and safety systems and procedures are being implemented at individual sites is now being made available for the health and social care sectors.
 
RCGP unveils new-look GP training curriculum
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 13 August, 2012
The updated curriculum reflects latest developments in general practice, GP training needs and patient expectations.
 
RCGP calls for greater clarity on personal health budgets
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 25 July, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is looking to work with the government on finalising the planned roll-out of personal health budgets across England in October 2012.
 
New GP guide aims to improve eye care for people with learning disabilities
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 18 June, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners commissions The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to create a Best Practice Guide for GPs on Vision and People with Learning Disabilities.
 
New guidance pinpoints how general practices respond to domestic abuse
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 29 May, 2012
Royal College of General Practitioners is releasing new guidance to support GPs and their teams in recognising and responding to signs of domestic violence.
 
BSI releases new glossary of terms for cell therapy technologies
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 16 May, 2012
BSI and the London Regenerative Medicine Network are releasing the 2nd Edition of the Cell therapy and regenerative medicine glossary (commonly known to the industry as PAS 84 or the 'Little Purple Book'),to ensure that the sector is kept up to date with current terminology and industry best practice.
 
RCGP launches GP e-learning course focused on multiple sclerosis
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 27 April, 2012
The diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis in general practice are being addressed in a new online learning course launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
 
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