An overview of guidance on employing pharmacists in general practice, plus details of further resources.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), RCGP and BMA have published guidance for implementing and evaluating physiotherapy posts in general practice. Separate guidance is available for England and Wales.
To free-up GP time, NHS England's GP Forward View suggests practice staff could be trained to take on a greater supporting role. The MDU's Dr Sharmala Moodley considers the medico-legal implications of 'upskilling' non-clinicians.
Deeper analysis of data has highlighted new ways of improving efficiency for one GP practice. Rima Evans reports.
Practices in England are able to bid for funding from a £112m scheme to employ clinical pharmacists from 9 January 2017.1 comment
The Primary Care Home model, developed by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), is aiming to increase collaboration and bridge the gap between primary and secondary care. But does primary care really have the capacity to deliver more services?
Dr Ian Pawson explains how his practice provides primary care services to intermediate care patients, which he believes can provide practices with an opportunity to both expand and improve patient care.
A new clinical assistant role has helped dramatically cut GP paperwork and shows how GP Forward View funding for training reception and administrative staff will be spent. By Rima Evans.
Practice managers in larger GP surgeries are increasingly being offered partnership. But what does the role involve and what are the benefits for practices? Rima Evans reports.
If your practice is to be a successful business it is vital that it has a plan and business strategy. An 'away day' can be a useful way to work on this, but how can you get the most out of this?
What are GP provider organisations? And what are the pros and cons of practices coming together in this way? Neha Shah explains.
Dr Jonathan Cope and Claire Oatway explain the key issues practices should address before they even start the merger process.
A step-by-step guide to the legal issues that merging practices need to consider. By Lynne Abbess and Puja Solanki.
It is essential for practices to compare accounts and discuss financial issues early on in the merger process, explains Jenny Stone.
There are many practical issues to consider when merging. Dee Lynes looks at what should be addressed early on in the process.
Practice mergers can create a lot of anxiety for staff. Dee Lynes explains how practices can ease the transition for employees and highlights employment law issues to address.
Merging practices should obtain patient feedback and keep all stakeholders informed. Dee Lynes provides 10 top tips on how to do this.
A desire to collaborate rather than compete led to our merger with two other practices, writes Dr Jonathan Cope.
Dr Dave Sangha and James Robinson explains how Midlands Medical Partnership has developed through mergers and its achievements.
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