The NAPC's primary care home model aims to provide a new way of delivering primary care at scale. Rima Evans looks at how pilot site Larwood and Bawtry has used the initiative to deliver benefits to patients and staff.
The average daily rates charged by locums booking work directly with practices have rise by between 2.5% and 11.3% since October 2016, depending on your location.
Healthcare lawyer Bryn Morgan explains how sensible planning can help practices manage the building maintenance requirements within their lease.
NHS England has pledged £15m to bolster the general practice nurse workforce and develop their role to help ease workforce shortages across general practice.
New consultation types, including group consultations, are one of NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions to help practices free up time for GPs to provide more clinical care. But how do group consultations work? Rima Evans reports.
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Changes to IR35 mean that from April 2017 it is now the responsibility of GP practices to ensure their locums' employment status is correct. Katie Singer explains what this means and provides a model contract that practices can use.
In its inspections of GP practices, the CQC asks whether staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment - this includes temporary staff and GP locums.
Practices should prepare well for a new locum GP or prepare them to fail.
If properly enabled, GP locums can provide effective care for patients and add real value to practices.
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