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.

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.

Creating a survival plan for your practice

Creating a survival plan for your practice

Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.

Guide to Practice Mergers

Guide to Practice Mergers

Download Medeconomics' Guide to Practice Mergers, which provides advice on the financial, legal, HR, management and patient engagement issues involved with a merger.


Contracts

Undertaking the frailty requirements of the GP contract

Undertaking the frailty requirements of the GP contract

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.

Changes to GP sickness leave payments

Changes to GP sickness leave payments

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.

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.

Practice finance

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.

A guide to tax for practice managers

A guide to tax for practice managers

The taxes practice managers need to understand to help ensure the practice's finances stay on track. By Jenny Stone.

Practices to pay increased employer pension contributions from April

Practices to pay increased employer pension contributions from April

GP practices will pay employer contributions on NHS pensions at an increased rate of 14.38% from April, the government has confirmed.

Tool allows practices in England assess impact of 2017/18 GP contract on income

Tool allows practices in England assess impact of 2017/18 GP contract on income

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.

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