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National Association of Primary Care
NAPC – “The Home of Primary Care"
What is different about the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC)?
NAPC is a non-politically affiliated membership organisation for those working in or with primary care, including general practitioners, nurses, practice staff pharmacist, opticians and dentists.
Members are also drawn from the not for profit and commercial sectors, where they have an interest in working with and advancing primary care.
NAPC seeks to unlock the full potential of primary care. Its role is to support practices, in partnership with nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists, to improve the quality of their services and patient experience through increased productivity and reduced unwarranted variation in clinical practice, evidenced based outcomes, greater emphasis on prevention and health, with more care delivered closer to home.
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NAPC Practice Innovation Network
The Art of The Possible
Through its innovation arm, NAPC has established a Practice Innovation Network for member practices to assist them in becoming ‘state of the art’ pioneers of 21st century primary care.
Supported by a range of practical resources, NAPC is facilitating opportunities to refine practices’ and federations of practices’ offerings to their registered patients and wider populations to enable them to become some of the finest nationally. In this work, NAPC is being supported by the National Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
guide to commissioning high value eye care
Dr Charles Alessi has welcomed new guidance for commissioners of eye care from the College of Optometrists and Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Written by leading eye care clinicians with support from experienced clinical commissioners at the National Association of Primary Care, Royal College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health’s Right Care Team, it will provide valuable support to those designing and delivering eye care across the UK. The guidance published today focuses on services for glaucoma and urgent care. The Colleges will publish their recommendations on improving services for age-related macular degeneration, cataract, oculoplastics and low vision care in spring.
1st February 2013
With immediate effect Serco has joined the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) as a Corporate Partner. To meet its objectives and provide the best possible service to its members the NAPC works closely with a wide range of both public and private organisations.
To meet its objectives and provide the best possible service to its members the NAPC works closely with a wide range of both public and private organisations.
Boehringer Ingelheim has always remained true to its character as an independent family-owned company.
Our vision drives us forward. It helps to foster value through innovation in our company and to look to the future with constantly renewed commitment and ambition. Today we operate with 145 affiliated companies and more than 42,000 employees worldwide.
With a track record developed over 125 years, we are dedicated to improving the outlook for healthier lives.
Hempsons is a leading national firm in the health, social enterprise and voluntary sectors. Our clients include public, private and voluntary sector organisations that plan, commission or provide health and social care services or operate within the supply chain.
We have consistently been recognised as the legal experts for GPs and Healthcare in the legal Directories - and in 2010 we were voted Legal Advisers of the Year at the Health Investor Awards by an independent judging panel which included Lord Ara Darzi, Bob Ricketts (DH Director of System Management and New Enterprise) and Prof Nick Bosanquet (Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College London).
We act for 1000s of GPs and over 180 NHS bodies, as well as local authorities, social enterprises and the private sector involved in health and social care. With over 100 lawyers based in our four offices in London Manchester Newcastle and Harrogate we are able to provide a nationwide service working across the full range of disciplines
The NHS is facing a challenging future. After a decade of investment, the global economic downturn has created financial pressures that will be felt for years. The NHS will need to deliver cost savings of between £15bn and £20bn between 2011 and 2014, whilst still delivering sustained improvements in quality and in health outcomes.
KPMG is committed to supporting the NHS as it rises to the challenge of reducing costs while maintaining and improving services. In recent years we have worked closely with the DH, the SHAs, hospital and mental health trusts, commissioners and community service providers, to help them achieve their objectives and meet the needs of patients and citizens. We know how to help our clients reduce costs while maintaining and improving services.
Most recently we have formed a partnership with a number of complementary organisations, such as NAPC, to provide commissioning support to GP pathfinders and consortia. We have expertise in helping consortia move towards a successful authorisation of shadow budgets in 2012 and full accountable body in 2013.
McKesson is the trusted healthcare IT provider dedicated to helping the NHS deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. McKesson was awarded 'IT Supplier of the Year' by The British Computer Society & Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2010- Judges stated that
"McKesson demonstrated that it has made a major commitment to the NHS and its products and services have made a real difference to healthcare in the UK."
We have been working with a large number of PCTs, supporting them make informed commissioning decisions by providing them with audits of their secondary care activity using our clinical decision support tool - InterQual®, which is based on best and world medical evidence. We are currently working with Commissioners in The North West, East Midlands, South Central and the East of England to develop InterQual®, and other tools to support NHS commissioning.
In addition to our successful Patient Administration Systems, Child Health, Management and evidence-based clinical decision support systems, we have implemented the only successful national IT solution for healthcare to be deployed on time and on budget across England and Wales, the NHS Electronic Staff record. This McKesson solution pays more than 1.4 million NHS employees.
Our high levels of customer satisfaction has led to customer retention, with 21 NHS Trusts choosing to remain with McKesson for our trusted, reliable and proven CarePlus Child Health system as their strategic child health informatics solution.
McKesson has become quietly successful and we like it that way, as it's our customers we want to put in the limelight - if they make a difference, then so do we! Yes, McKesson UK has significant parentage in the US but this provides us simply with an infrastructure and stability in which to flourish. McKesson UK staff are a grounded team and our customers often attribute how our willingness to go the extra mile for them is the secret to our success!
Today's MSD is a global healthcare leader who is working to help the world be well.
Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer and animal products, we collaborate with human and animal health professionals across the UK and in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions.
Beyond this, we have a commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching programmes that donate and deliver our products to people who need them.
For more information, please go to www.msd-uk.co.uk.
Pfizer is a leading pharmaceutical company, operating in 180 countries worldwide. We employ over 4,000 staff in the UK, at our Walton Oaks HQ and European R&D HQ at Sandwich in Kent. We are at the cutting-edge of the research and development of medicines for humans and animals.
Medical innovation is at the core of our business but our responsibilities and potential impact go far beyond the medicines we discover and develop. Engaging with our stakeholders is central to the way we address society’s evolving needs.
Royal Society of Medicine
The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent, apolitical organisation, founded over 200 years ago. It is one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK.
Their aims are:
• to promote an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine, both within the health professions and with responsible and informed public opinion.
• to provide a broad range of educational activities and opportunities for doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeons, including students of these disciplines, and for allied healthcare professionals.
The NAPC have arranged a special membership offer with the RSM, NAPC members and their staff may take advantage of:
• No joining fee - saving up to £115
• £30 discount on the annual membership fee, when paying by Direct Debit
• £10 RSM voucher
Who can join?
Any GPs in the practice, Practice Nurses, your Practice Manager and any other healthcare professionals working for you. We have different categories of membership suited to different members of staff.
Open to those with a medical degree.
Open to all other healthcare professionals, such your Practice Manager, nurses, dieticians and physiotherapists.
For more information visit: www.rsmmembership.org
• UnitedHealth UK works in partnership with the NHS to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and to improve the lives and well-being of patients.
• We are a part of UnitedHealth Group - a global health and wellbeing company that commissions care and provides health management services to over 70 million individuals with a turnover of $70bn a year and employing 70,000 staff .
• We have been working with all levels of the NHS since 2002 - clinicians, PCTs, SHAs, PBC groups, GP consortia and the Department of Health, combining our global expertise with an in depth knowledge of the NHS to support the delivery of high quality and cost effective health care and improve the lives and well-being of patients.
• We combine leading edge information technology, analytics, consulting and health management solutions to drive improvements in health outcomes using the most clinically and cost effective evidence base.
• To date we have worked with 60 PCTs and SHAs in supporting their commissioning needs in the following areas:
- Data management and analytics;
- Risk stratification, profiling, and financial risk-pooling;
- Contract negotiation and management;
- Care pathway oversight and redesign;
- Disease prevention and utilisation management capabilities; and
- Case and condition management
• We have worked with more than 130 primary care organisations in the UK supporting medicines management and prescribing decision support. Our ScriptSwitch software is used in 6,500 GP practices and last year delivered over £25m savings for the NHS.
• UnitedHealth UK currently employs around 200 staff in the UK