Key dates for practices in 2016/17

Key dates for practices in 2016/17

There are a number of key deadlines for practices in England if they are to receive correct payments for enhanced services and immunisations.

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What does the General Practice Forward View mean for your practice?

What does the General Practice Forward View mean for your practice?

Funding for general practice will rise by at least £2.4bn a year by 2020/21 under NHS England's long-awaited support package, but what changes will practices see as a result of this?

Staff and HR issues relevant to a CQC inspection

Staff and HR issues relevant to a CQC inspection

Practices' HR and employment processes will be checked during a CQC inspection, including DBS check procedures, whether staff have clear roles and responsbilities that fall within their level of competence and whether the practice supports staff learning and development.

Preparing for a CQC inspection

Preparing for a CQC inspection

The key to ensuring your CQC inspection goes smoothly is thorough preparation. Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell pulls together key guidance and provides downloadable checklists and tips to help prepare staff.

Full details of 2016/17 GMS contract in England

Full details of 2016/17 GMS contract in England

NHS Employers, the BMA and NHS England have published guidance for the GMS contract in England for 2016/17.


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What does working at scale mean for GP practices?

What does working at scale mean for GP practices?

There are a number of government and other initiatives aimed at supporting and encouraging practices to 'work at scale'. Fiona Barr reports on what they are aiming to achieve.

How providing general practice at scale can benefit patients

How providing general practice at scale can benefit patients

The Whitstable Medical Practice has been 'working at scale' for many years, which has delivered cost efficiencies and expanded the services available to patients. As an MCP vanguard site the practice's model is now being rolled out across the local area.

Guide to Practice Mergers

Guide to Practice Mergers

Download Medeconomics' Guide to Practice Mergers, which provides advice on the financial, legal, HR, management and patient engagement issues involved with a merger.

Setting up a GP provider organisation

Setting up a GP provider organisation

What are GP provider organisations? And what are the pros and cons of practices coming together in this way? Neha Shah explains.


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