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.
Changes to funding for 2017/18.
NHS Employers has produced a 'GMS Ready Reckoner' to enable practices in England to see how their income is likely to be affected by changes to the GMS contract that are due to be introduced from April 2017.
Dr Jennifer Napier shares tips and advice about what practices can do to promote staff wellbeing.
An overview of guidance on employing pharmacists in general practice, plus details of further resources.
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The GPC and NHS Employers have agreed changes to the GP contract for 2017/18 that will see the unplanned admissions DES scrapped and extra funding to deliver a 1% pay rise for GPs and practice staff, cover CQC fees and help pay for rising indemnity costs.
Under the 2017/18 GP contract, from 1 July 2017 practices will be contractually required to identify and manage patients aged over 65 who are living with moderate to severe frailty.
GP contract funding for Wales will rise around £27m in 2017/18 under a deal announced by health secretary Vaughan Gething.
GP funding in Scotland will rise £250m per year by 2021 with responsibility for vaccinations stripped from GMS contracts to ease practice workload, Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has announced.
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