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All the Primary Care news and events we have covered this week

Seeking help if you need it

NHS England have urged people to who are suffering from mental health issues, to seek help. The pandemic has put a lot of people off visiting their GP, and at the same time, has caused many more people to suffer with their mental health.

In response to the recognised need for this reminder to people, the NHS have created a ‘Help us help you’ campaign. This is to encourage people dealing with depression and anxiety, to come forward and to get the treatment that they need.

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NHS Parliamentary Awards

The regional winners of the NHS Parliamentary Awards have been announced, with nurses and doctors who have worked towards helping combat Hepatitis C in the homeless amongst some of the winners. There were over 700 nominations across 10 categories. These regional winners will now be judged by a national panel.

Good luck to everyone and well done from everyone at Menlo Park!

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Appraisal times cut

GPs could see their appraisal times cut to just 30 minutes. The aim of this adjustment is to “cut unnecessary bureaucracy, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.”

The change will give GPs back valuable time they can spend on clinical work and improving patient care.

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‘Remote by default’

Matt Hancock has stated that all patient appointments with their GP should be remote by default. The RCGP have expressed their uncertainty about this as they have rightly pointed out that for some patients, remote consultations don’t work. They need the human element.

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Singing our praises

This week, we highlighted some of the great testimonials we have received. We love getting feedback from clients and candidates, as each one reinforces why we do what we do. We love to see our hard work and dedication reflected in the feelings of people we have worked with.

Read some of our testimonials here – or see our testimonials page for all of them!

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We hope you have a healthy and happy weekend!

 

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