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To influence current buyer behaviour, you need to know how your target audience thinks, where they go for information and how they buy. Our deep community connections and research show that healthcare professionals purchase, prescribe and recommend products based on variables that can be tracked and measured. We offer a range of research-based activities, fine-tuned to generate these critical insights.
New research reveals products most prescribed in general practice in 2015

New research reveals products most prescribed in general practice in 2015


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Primary Concerns 2015

Primary Concerns 2015


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General Practice Prescribing Trends in England and Wales, 2014 Review

General Practice Prescribing Trends in England and Wales, 2014 Review

The total cost to the NHS of prescriptions issued by healthcare professionals working in general practices in England and Wales rose from £8.91 billion in 2013 to £9.16 billion in 2014. In 2014, the top-performing branded pharmaceuticals in terms of total number of prescriptions and the cost associated with these prescriptions were Ventolin® and Seretide®, respectively, and the sections of the British National Formulary that incurred the highest total cost were diabetes drugs, respiratory corticosteroids, analgesics, antiepileptics and oral nutrition products. 

In this report, Cogora provides a comprehensive review of prescribing trends in English and Welsh general practices in 2014 with specific focus on top-performing branded pharmaceuticals and the five therapy areas with the highest cost to the NHS in 2014.  To access your free copy of the report, please press ‘Download’. 
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Primary Concerns 2014

Primary Concerns 2014


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Future of Primary Care Report

Future of Primary Care Report

A complete primary care overhaul is needed to make integrated care a reality, clinicians have claimed in a new report from the National Primary Care Network (NPCN). 
Collating the opinions of coalface clinicians and healthcare leaders, the report revealed an urge to turn pharmacy into one of the key providers of community care. 
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Mapping the Market 2: Commissioning Support Services

Mapping the Market 2: Commissioning Support Services

In the second part of Mapping the Market, which explores the contributions of voluntary sector organisations (VSOs) and small medium enterprises (SMEs) to commissioning support, 12 VSO representatives were interviewed about how they can support commissioners. A further combined total of 15 SMEs and VSOs sent information about their commissioning support offering via an online survey tool.
We questioned organisational representatives about the services they offer, their insights on the CSS market as well as any challenges and opportunities the market brings.
The aim of this research is to capture the movements of the emerging CS market. As well as serving as a directory for commissioners, it also offers an opportunity for CSS organisations to see how they can collaborate to provide the mix and blend of services that are increasing required.
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Mapping the Market: Commissioning Support Services

Mapping the Market: Commissioning Support Services

Cogora in collaboration with NHS England conducted a series of in-depth interviews with the managing directors of 17 commissioning support units (CSUs) and the health leads at 23 independent sector providers of commissioning support services (CSSs).
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Urgent Care Report

Urgent Care Report

Urgent or unplanned care leads to at least 100 million NHS calls or visits each year, which represents about one third of overall NHS activity and more than half of the costs. The urgent and emergency care review was launched by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh in January 2013 in response to concerns over rising demand for unplanned care.
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Primary Concerns: A Survey of Healthcare Professionals

Primary Concerns: A Survey of Healthcare Professionals

We polled 1,122 primary healthcare professionals on their views on the state of the NHS, as well as their own morale. 

The findings included a low level of support for the reform programme, with 64% of respondents believing that it was a step towards privatisation of healthcare. There also appeared to be a call for greater respect of NHS resources. 63% of those polled said that patients should pay for Accident and Emergency visits that were the result of alcohol while 83% said patients should be forced to pay a fee for not attending appointments. 

The robust sample size and geographically representative sample provides a good insight into the attitudinal trends of a varying range of healthcare professionals. Furthermore, the report includes commentary from leading healthcare professionals, political figures, NHS England as well members of representative bodies such as the Royal College of General Practitioners to further shed insight on the statistical findings.
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Supporting Structures: A Soft Intelligence Report on CSUs

Supporting Structures: A Soft Intelligence Report on CSUs

We carried out 18 in-depth interviews with the managing directors of Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) across the UK to obtain a picture of the commissioning support services available to clinical commissioning groups to support them in their new roles.

We questioned these leaders about their organisational structure, what services they provide, their views on the current challenges and opportunities as well as their collaborations with other organisations.  

Ths soft intelligence report serves as the first part of a comprehensive directory for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to find the right blend of support services for their commissioning needs. 
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Job Satisfaction: A Survey of Primary Healthcare Workers

Job Satisfaction: A Survey of Primary Healthcare Workers

We polled 1,040 primary healthcare staff about work enjoyment, employer support, pay and hours of work and other issues related to job satisfaction. 

Just under half of those polled would not recommend their organisation as a place to work while a sizeable 61% did not feel they received enough recognition for their work. 65% of healthcare professionals felt that staffing levels were too low, so much so that only 53% feel able to do their job to a satisfactory standard.

The robust sample size and geographically representative sample provides a good insight into the attitudinal trends of a varying range of healthcare professionals. Furthermore, the report includes commentary from leading healthcare professionals as well members of representative bodies such as the Royal College of Nursing and UNISON to further shed insight on the statistical findings.
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On The Line: Patient Access in UK Primary Care

On The Line: Patient Access in UK Primary Care

Telephone triage is increasingly being used as a means to access healthcare, our survey of 1,195 GPs, nurses and practice managers found.  With questions targeted at understanding the attitudes of healthcare providers at the individual level as well as activity at the practice level, this survey provides an insight into the subjective experiences of healthcare providers as well as trends in access across general practice.

Over 56% of practices used some form of telephone triage, and this seemed to be considered a convenient and efficient way of providing healthcare with 95% of respondents rating it as either ‘moderately’ or ‘extremely’ successful. However, the quality of telephone triage provided could be called into question, with close to half of providers (48%) having received no training in telephone triage. Furthermore, 13% of respondents said receptionists without a medical background were involved and that a large handful of that group did so without any training in telephone triage or help from a nurse or doctor.

The report includes a foreword from Dr. James Kingsland, president of the National Association of Primary Care, commentary from practices managers as well members of representative bodies such as the British Medical Association to further shed insight on the statistical findings.

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