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Free NHS England sessions teach GP practices to 'release capacity'

NHS England is hosting a series of roadshows around the country for GPs to learn how to 'release capacity' in their practices.

The free workshops, which are being run during this month and next, would be an opportunity for GPs to 'hear about successful innovations' in other practices and see how they may themselves implement these, NHS England suggested.

It said it would also be an opportunity for GPs to meet their local NHS England representatives and 'learn about the national programme to release pressure'.

NHS England, which is cooperating with the BMA on the roadshows, said: 'Attendees will leave with new understanding of the evidence about bureaucracy and potentially avoidable demand, insights into solutions being implemented around the country, and a practical plan for action.'

The afternoon sessions also see attendees provided with free lunch and refreshments, NHS England added. 

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  • 'Attendees will leave with new understanding of the evidence about bureaucracy and potentially avoidable demand, insights into solutions being implemented around the country, and a practical plan for action.'

    Or simply attendees will leave with a full inbox of test results, clinic letters, messages and tasks that need action on their return because there aren't enough GPs to do this work already...

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  • Wow free food! Sign me up!

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  • I thought there was no such thing as a free lunch?

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  • Beyond parody

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  • I'm certain the pearls of wisdome and enlightenment I shall receive will immeasurably improve the quality of my life and clearly identify were I've been going so wrong and stressing myself unneccesarily for the last 23 years.

    A true waste of a valuable commodity ie AIR and possibly/probably the pile of "bum wad" will just grow a bit more!

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  • Vinci Ho

    Please do not undermine our sincere effort of a propaganda

    Ministry of Plenty

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  • It would be genuinely interesting to know what they will suggest. I suspect more triage, more 'resilience' and more delagation to non existent and expensive support staff.

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  • Who remembers their similar claptrap called "Advanced Access" about 15 years ago, when we all had to attend conferences that told us how ignorant we were and that if only we arranged our appointments like some other surgery did then the patient wait for appointments would magically disappear. It was full of bullshit buzz-phrases like "shaping the demand" for appointments.

    Of course if you asked them how their scheme would fit demand from patients for 100 appointments into 90 actual available appointments they simply swerved the question and turned it back onto blaming practices for not having clever enough appointment systems.

    So NHS England, I have been in the job long enough to see you pull these wasteful stunts before and to know that it is all about blaming us for being inefficient and stupid.

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  • an easy way to release capacity is to get rid of all quangos and divert the savings to the front line?

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  • Shift the chairs again
    Everytime we innovate and change systems it works lovely for a week or two until the punters work out how to play the system. 12,000 vs us!

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