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.
The GP Forward View promised 1,000 physician associates to support general practice by 2020. Dr Peter Dixon explains how these health professionals are trained and the role they can undertake within practices.
Under the 2017/18 GP contract a new GP Retention Scheme began in April 2017, replacing the Retained Doctor Scheme.
Active signposting is one of the 10 high impact actions that practices can take to free up GP time, according to NHS England. But what does it mean in practice? Rima Evans reports.
Details of the directed enhanced service (DES) for mental health for Wales.
Details of the directed enhanced service (DES) for care homes for Wales.
Details of the directed enhanced service (DES) for oral anticoagulation with warfarin.
A summary of what is involved in the extended hours health check scheme ES for England.
Under the GMS contract practices are required to participate in digital services including referral management, online ordering of repeat prescriptions, interoperable records, patient access to their patient record and online appointment booking.
All practices must have a patient participation group under the GMS contract. Medeconomics explains what practices need to do to meet the contract requirements.
It is a contractual requirement for practices to identify newly-registered patients who are drinking at increased or high-risk levels. Patients identified as at risk should also be screened for depression
Details of the enhanced service for minor surgery.
All practices are contractually required to allocate a named accountable GP for all patients. This is a continuation from 2016/17
There are a number of key deadlines for practices in England if they are to receive correct payments and meet contract requirements.
A summary of what is involved in the learning disabilities health check scheme ES for England.
Dr Ivana Knyght explains CPD requirements for pharmacists, how practices can support their pharmacists' CPD and highlights some useful resources.
How can practices become dementia-friendly and what are the benefits of doing so? Rima Evans reports.
From 1 April all practices in England 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.
Practices in Wales are no longer required to demonstrate achievement in QOF clinical indicators totalling 165 points, but will still receive payment for them, following changes to the framework for 2017/18.
The taxes practice managers need to understand to help ensure the practice's finances stay on track. By Jenny Stone.
NHS England's Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View sets out its vision for the NHS over the next two years, including changes for general practice.
GP practices will pay employer contributions on NHS pensions at an increased rate of 14.38% from April, the government has confirmed.
Changes to IR35 mean that from April 2017 it is now the responsibility of GP practices to ensure their locums' employment status is correct. Katie Singer explains what this means and provides a model contract that practices can use.
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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