Structured Medication Reviews

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The Requirement From Thursday 1st October 2020, Primary Care Network’s (PCN’s) are required to use the appropriate tools to identify and prioritise patients who’d benefit from a Structured Medication Review (SMR) which must include patients: In Care Homes With Complex and Problematic Polypharmacy – Specifically those on 10 or more Medications On Medicines commonly associated […]

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) Update 2019/20

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Improving the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) An extensive review into the QOF was launched in 2017 involving analysis of evidence, engagement with practices, organisations and the public. Whilst the review concluded a ‘significant refresh’ is needed, the general consensus in England, unlike Scotland and Wales is for evolution of QOF over abolition. Positives of […]

Aiming for Higher Detection, Protection and Perfection of Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Patients in Darlington CCG

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The Oberoi Stroke Prevention & Case Finding Service was rolled out across all of NHS Darlington CCG’s 11 GP practices in June 2019. Professor Ahmet Fuat, renowned for his expertise in Primary Care Cardiology, headed up its introduction and supported deployment at the practices which serve 108,273 patients in County Durham. Public Health England (PHE) AF […]