How to make the most of your PPG

How to make the most of your PPG

All practices are now required to have a patient participation group. Read our top 10 tips on how to get the best out of your PPG and ensure the process does not involve too much work.

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Implementing the Care Certificate in general practice

Implementing the Care Certificate in general practice

All new healthcare assistants are now required to complete the Care Certificate. Fionnuala O'Donnell explains what this means for practices.

Mitigating the impact of pension tax changes

Mitigating the impact of pension tax changes

What options are available to GPs affected by the changes to pensions annual allowance and lifetime allowance, which come into effect in 2016? Bhargaw Buddhdev explains.

How Fit for Work affects practices

How Fit for Work affects practices

Fit for Work is now available across England, Wales and Scotland. The scheme aims to support GPs in managing patients' work-related health matters - it also has implications for practices' HR policies. Rima Evans reports.

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TOOLS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

Focus on finance

Download the Medeconomics Guide to Practice Accounts

Download the Medeconomics Guide to Practice Accounts

Medeconomics' popular Guide to Practice Accounts is now available for subscribers to download as a PDF. The guide will help you understand your annual accounts and how to use them as a business tool.

Benchmarking the practice's financial performance

Benchmarking the practice's financial performance

Find out how well your practice is doing by comparing key statistics from your annual accounts with those of other practices, says Laurence Slavin.

Costing up a new service

Costing up a new service

Laurence Slavin explains how practices can work out whether it is worth taking on a new contract and provides a downloadable spreadsheet to help with the calculations.

Cash flow forecasting: a vital financial tool

Cash flow forecasting: a vital financial tool

In these times of financial uncertainty, the ability to assess the practice's business risks is essential, says Russell Finn.


Ask the experts

Should I temporarily opt out of the NHS pension scheme to avoid tax charges?

Should I temporarily opt out of the NHS pension scheme to avoid tax charges?

Kevin Quinn answers a question from a GP who may exceed the annual and lifetime allowance for tax relief on pension contributions.

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