News

A selection of our latest news, keeping you up to date with the goings on at Fusion48, and in the wider professional healthcare field.

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Frailty to be part of the core GP contract from July 2017

Healthcare News

7 February 2017

NHS England have announced that from 1 July 2017 at the earliest, GPs will be required to use an appropriate tool e.g. Electronic Frailty Index (eFI) to identify patients aged 65 and over who are living with moderate and severe frailty as one of the changes to the 2017/18 GP contract. Read more

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Joining up care for older people with frailty

Fusion48 News

24 November 2016

A new joint report from the Royal College of GPs and the British Geriatrics Society has been published today, showcasing how GPs and geriatricians are collaborating to design and lead innovative schemes to improve the provision of integrated care for older people with frailty. We're delighted that amongst the 13 case studies is an example from North East Yorkshire that makes reference to the Frailty Fulcrum and Nottinghamshire Frailty Toolkit. Read more

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Caring for our Carers: In Support of Older Peoples Day

Fusion48 News

1 October 2016

Three in five of us will be carers at some point in our lives and for many of us these responsibilities will begin or continue into our older age. Dawn Moody, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People, marks Older Peoples Day (1 October) with a blog on the importance of caring for our carers. Read more

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Congratulations to “Outstanding” Harleston Medical Practice

Fusion48 News

30 August 2016

Harleston Medical Practice in Norfolk has been rated "Outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission in its inspection report published today (30th August 2016). This reflects the hard work of all those involved with the practice. Fusion48 is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the practice in the build up to the inspection. Read more

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Extra session added to Every Colleague Matters programme

Fusion48 News

12 January 2016

A third Raising awareness of frailty and supported self-care session has been added to the Every Colleague Matters programme on 10th February 2016. The morning session is now fully booked and there are limited places available for the lunchtime slot. The extra session takes place from 1430 - 1630. Read more

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Assessing the impact of GP Practice Development Workshops in Norfolk & Waveney

Fusion48 News

1 December 2015

Between mid January and early March 2015, Norfolk Local Medical Committee commissioned Fusion48 to provide a series of five CQC Inspection Preparedness workshops for practices across the area. To understand whether the training had any long term benefit to the participating practices, we have just concluded a 6+ month follow up survey to find out how practices have been getting on and what they valued most about the workshops and supporting materials. Read more