Self Care Week takes place in November and there are many steps practices can take to encourage patients to self care and reduce demand, referrals and antibiotic prescribing, along with increasing patient satisfaction.
Prime minister David Cameron announces new seven-day GP contract for England from 2017, while Scottish health minister Shona Robison confirms QOF will be scrapped north of the border.
Staff performance can be significantly affected by a colleague's behaviour and practice managers need strong interpersonal skills to deal with such issues. Fiona Dalziel uses two examples to highlight how to approach difficult situations.
A federation of London practices is slashing the A&E workload at one of the capital's busiest hospitals thanks to data-sharing technology. Dr Mike Smith explains how the system works.
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TOOLS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
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.
Find out how well your practice is doing by comparing key statistics from your annual accounts with those of other practices, says Laurence Slavin.
How practices can work out whether it is worth taking on a new contract, including a downloadable spreadsheet to help with the calculations. By Laurence Slavin.
In these times of financial uncertainty, the ability to assess the practice's business risks is essential, says Russell Finn.
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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