Expanding the Primary Care workforce
Reminder for all primary care networks (PCNs) to take full advantage of their guaranteed funding and recruit as soon as possible. It is recognised COVID-19 has meant that many areas will have struggled to find time and energy to recruit - link below contains details on schemes to help secure additional GP capacity and recruit additional roles as part of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS). https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/B0084_Primarycare-workforce-expansion-.pdf
Cervical Screening Administration Service
From 19 August 2020, the new telephone number for CSAS will be 0300 124 0248; the postal address will remain as PO Box 572, Darlington DL1 9AG.
Data Many practices have been tasked with recording and tidying up the recording of patient ethnicity data by December 2020. As a result, now available for all Insight Members are searches (Emis Web and S1) to identify patients with no ethnicity recorded.
QOF Prevalence Data
2019/20 6,720 practices in England participated in QOF last year (96.2%). The greatest increase in prevalence rates was for depression with a 0.8% increase - AF and diabetes have also seen a noticeable increase in prevalence with CKD dropping in prevalence. The average achievement score was 533.9 points out of a possible 559 points, 7.3% achieved a maximum score which dropped from 13% of practices in 2018/19. For more information: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/quality-andoutcomes-framework-achievement-prevalence-and-exceptions-data/2019-20