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Life After Death: supporting carers after bereavement

Government must do more to retrain COVID-hit workforce A collaboration between Marie Curie, Sue Ryder and the Reform Scotland think tank has produced a new report which calls for major changes in the support offered to carers after the person they have cared for dies. The report – Life After Death: supporting carers after bereavement – calls for more …

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GPs offline

Research reveals GP online services target set to be missed A new research briefing by Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has shown that there is a wide-ranging disparity in the online access arrangements being provided by GP practices.  As a result, the Scottish Government’s goal of having at least 90% of GP surgeries offering repeat prescriptions …

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Examining Access

This report builds on work Reform Scotland set out in Patient Power (2009) and Patients First (2012), focusing on the relationship between the public and their GPs. This paper is not about the medical care provided by individual doctors or GP practices, but about the practical arrangements as to how patients access their GPs, the …

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Patients First: Improving access to GP practices

Reform Scotland’s latest report, ‘Patients First: Improving access to GP practices’  examines the practical arrangements regarding how patients access their GPs, the “gate-keepers” to our health service, and whether we can’t improve arrangements to encourage a provision of service more suited to patients’ Reform Scotland’s latest report, ‘Patients First: Improving access to GP practices’  examines …

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Patient Power

This report examines whether the current structure of the NHS is the most effective way of providing health services in 21st century Scotland; looks at the lessons we could learn from other European countries such as The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden and how they might be applied here. Like Scotland, all the countries we studied …

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