A new report by the Centre for Mental Health and University of Birmingham identifies a number of key elements for future developments in primary mental health care.

A report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society summarises the scale and complexity of the issue of polypharmacy.

The Healthy Cornwall scheme is funded by Public Health England is a free service provided across all major towns in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. This scheme aims to support people with weight management, healthy eating and physical activity, improving mental health and wellbeing.

Mind is a mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The Centre for Mental Health is a charity with over 30 years’ experience in providing life changing research, economic analysis and policy influence in mental health.

Mindfulness, as an approach, can be helpful for those coping with depression, stress, addiction and pain management, but it is useful not only for those with specific health problems, but can be used by anyone to help them live life to the full.

The toolkit focuses on work experience for those that are seeking a career as a doctor, in particular as a general practitioner.

The summary guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing.

A new five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan has been agreed.

Inflammatory arthritis represents a group of diseases which includes rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral & axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. There is a need to improve the healthcare of people with inflammatory arthritis, particularly reducing delays in recognition and referral.

The Sepsis toolkit provides a collection of tools, knowledge, and current guidance to support the identifying and appropriate management of patients with sepsis.


In partnership with Crohn’s and Colitis UK, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), has launched an IBD toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals as part of its Spotlight Project to improve understanding of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in primary care.

NHS Digital is working with CCGs to roll out the NHS App to GP surgeries across the country following a successful pilot. GP practices will be connected by 1 July 2019.

The NHS Business Services Authority is working with various partner organisations to help prescribers and dispensers realise the benefits of increased EPS use, particularly through electronic repeat dispensing.

The Patients Association is keen to understand how patients experience their GP premises. What views do they have about the condition of buildings and what are their views about the possibilities for improvements and potential for alternative uses?