Overview I’ve been mulling around this idea for a few months now and thought I’d finally put fingers to the keyboard. It started from a conversation I had with my local commissioning team around how much impact does primary care actually have on “waste” in health care. What I meant by waste is around having […]Read More Systems in Health Care
TARGETED MUR CHECKS. I’m just going to go out and say it. Community pharmacists are a very under utilised useful resource we have for commissioning care in the local area. I actually see them fit a similar position to Information Technology (IT), medication is ubiquitous and infiltrates into all aspects of services which we provide […]Read More INTEGRATING WITH COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS
LOOKING AT APPROPRIATE OUTPATIENT REFERRAL RATES. GPs for a little while have been asked to compare each other’s outpatient referrals rates. The idea is that this peer to peer open review will help us understand each others referral patterns. For some reason and due to a natural competitive nature of human behaviour, I think we […]Read More REASONS
RISK STRATIFICATION IN PRIMARY CARE. For those who know me, I frequently say the number 42 to my peers in relation to why patients get admitted to hospital. We know the answer, that they are in hospital but what is the question, what brought them in in the first place or more importantly can we […]Read More THE ANSWER IS 42. SO WHAT IS THE QUESTION?