An approach to involving people in decisions that affect their lives may hold a key to reducing repeat GP visits, increasing adherence to medical advice without increasing costs.  This approach began as an exercise in finding ways of improving service-user experiences of social services. Working with deputy...

This week we share some innovative ideas that helped Sheinaz Stansfield and her practice, Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group, improve the efficiency, access and care for patients with long term conditions. Next week we will share some more innovations for dementia care. Start with the...

Following our recent series with colleagues advocating for personal lists and locum models of work Dr Hannah Allen of babylon health, explains what it is like to work behind the app.  Day-to-day work Day-to-day work at babylon is very varied. I usually start around 8 o’clock and tend...

How nudging techniques could help alleviate pressure on GP consultation times and create better health outcomes. Techniques routinely deployed in commerce could help improve clinical outcomes despite time pressures in GP consultations. Already, Britain has some of the shortest consultations in Europe but emerging pressures may...

Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) GPs, it is time to face the elephant in the room Dr Des Spence dishes out some bitter truths about the future of general practice. "General practice will continue irrespective of what...

On attitudes towards GP As med students we saw enough during our ubiquitous 5-day work placements to create positive experiences of General Practice – experiences, which unfortunately, did not seem to survive the prevailing attitudes of medical school. “That look. A little remark. An ill-placed smile. Some...