Practices are now required to routinely identify and review patients over 65 with moderate or severe frailty. Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell provides advice on how to do this and highlights some useful resources.
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.
Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.
Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess speaks to Medeconomics about a range of legal issues affecting GP practices.
From 1 April all practices in England and Wales are entitled to reimbursement payments towards the cost of providing cover for GPs who are off work through sickness for periods of two weeks or more.
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 directed enhanced service (DES) for mental health for Wales.
Details of the latest updates to the Medeconomics GP Fees Database.
The average daily rates charged by locums booking work directly with practices have rise by between 2.5% and 11.3% since October 2016, depending on your location.2 comments
Under the 2017/18 GP contract a new GP Retention Scheme began in April 2017, replacing the Retained Doctor Scheme.
The taxes practice managers need to understand to help ensure the practice's finances stay on track. By Jenny Stone.