Primary Care Bulletin

This includes an updated RCGP GP Online Services toolkit, a series of videos covering key topics, details of the learning from the early adopter sites, and essential communication materials for general practice to use to inform their patients. A comprehensive GP practice readiness checklist has also been produced to ensure practices can confidently complete a range of necessary actions that include staff training and a review of relevant policies and processes.

The most ambitious plans in a generation are transforming Primary Care, offering patients with diverse needs a wider choice of personalised, digital-first health services than ever before.

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The NHS and government have set out a blueprint to address backlogs built up during the COVID pandemic and tackle long waits for care with a massive expansion in capacity for tests, checks and treatments.

The ‘Delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care’ sets out a progressive agenda for how the NHS will recover elective care over the next three years. This is in the context of restoring elective performance in the longer term. It explains how the NHS will take the opportunity to capitalise on current success and embed new ideas to ensure elective services are fit for the future.

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Our Primary Care bulletin provides resources on health policy and practice. The Primary Care bulletin is for teams across general practice, dentistry, community pharmacy and optometry.The bulletin is usually sent once a week.

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