Video: Planning for a GP partner's retirement

Video: Planning for a GP partner's retirement

Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess provides advice for retiring partners and practices on issues relating to retirement, including the practice premises.

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How physician associates can help general practice

How physician associates can help general practice

The GP Forward View promised 1,000 physician associates to support general practice by 2020. Dr Peter Dixon explains how these health professionals are trained and the role they can undertake within practices.

Management of patients with severe frailty under the 2017/18 GP contract

Management of patients with severe frailty 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. This article has been updated to include links to new guidance.

Details of the GP Retention Scheme 2017

Details of the GP Retention Scheme 2017

Under the 2017/18 GP contract a new GP Retention Scheme began in April 2017, replacing the Retained Doctor Scheme.

How 'active signposting' can benefit practices

How 'active signposting' can benefit practices

Active signposting is one of the 10 high impact actions that practices can take to free up GP time, according to NHS England. But what does it mean in practice? Rima Evans reports.


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Details of 2017/18 GP contract in England

Details of 2017/18 GP contract in England

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.

Details of Welsh GP contract for 2017/18

Details of Welsh GP contract for 2017/18

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 to rise £250m per year by 2021

GP funding in Scotland to rise £250m per year by 2021

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.

Key dates for practices in 2017/18

Key dates for practices in 2017/18

There are a number of key deadlines for practices in England if they are to receive correct payments and meet contract requirements.


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