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.

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.

Video series: Legal advice for GP practices

Video series: Legal advice for GP practices

Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess speaks to Medeconomics about a range of legal issues affecting GP practices.


Contracts

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.

Mental health DES 2017/18 - Wales

Mental health DES 2017/18 - Wales

Details of the directed enhanced service (DES) for mental health for Wales.

Practice finance

Updates to private fees

Updates to private fees

Details of the latest updates to the Medeconomics GP Fees Database.

Updated locum rates for 2017 show rise in fees charged

Updated locum rates for 2017 show rise in fees charged

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.

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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.

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