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Posts tagged ‘values’

Quality Governance after QoF

My talk to Pulse Live in Edinburgh on 19th May 2015 when I outlined how RCGP Scotland was proposing to ensure quality and governance of General Practice in Scotland in the 2017 GMS contract for Scotland

The Changing Role of General Practice in Delivering Care in a Community Setting – Cum Scientia Caritas

 This is my contribution to the Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar: Next steps for primary care in Scotland  held on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at the Crowne Plaza, the Roxburghe, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh .

I was a GP Trainee in 1991, and I vividly remember being taught that there were 3 studies of the treatment for patients with Myocardial Infarction that each showed patients were better off with treatment at home rather than admission to hospital. I became adept at treating crashing left ventricular heart failure at home, at a time when GPs were most valued for their role in unscheduled care. My goodness things have changed since then.

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