Understanding the GDPR: Lawful processing of personal data

Understanding the GDPR: Lawful processing of personal data

In the first part of a new series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection explains what practices need to know about the legal basis for processing personal data and privacy notices.

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Guide to practice mergers: The financial aspects of a merger

Guide to practice mergers: The financial aspects of a merger

It is essential for practices to compare accounts and discuss financial issues early on in the merger process, explains Jenny Stone.

Details of 2018/19 GP contract for England

Details of 2018/19 GP contract for England

Details of the GP contract for England in 2018/19 have been announced, which will deliver a 1% pay increase for GPs and a 3% uplift to cover rises in expenses.

Seniority payments 2018/19

Seniority payments 2018/19

Details of length of service pay for this financial year - and information about the phasing out of seniority payment.

Annual calendar of practice management

Annual calendar of practice management

What practice managers need to review or address during a year.


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Focus on: GP contract 2018/19

What are practices' contractual obligations on e-referrals?

What are practices' contractual obligations on e-referrals?

As part of the 2018/19 GP contract it will be a contractual requirement for practices to use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for all referrals to first consultant-led outpatient appointments from October 2018.

Changes to violent patient regulations under 2018/19 GP contract

Changes to violent patient regulations under 2018/19 GP contract

GP practices have been handed clearer powers to refuse to register violent patients under the GP contract for 2018/19.

How have the premises cost directions changed?

How have the premises cost directions changed?

Practices will be able to access grants for 100% of the cost of improving or updating their building under long-awaited changes to the premises cost directions, which have been announced as part of the GP contract deal for 2018/19.

Vaccination and immunisation programmes for 2018/19

Vaccination and immunisation programmes for 2018/19

Under the 2018/19 GP contract in England there have been a number of changes to vaccination and immunisation programmes.


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