A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: Practice deliver more than 1m appointments a day, GPs face data protection fines and NHS England recommends further prescribing restrictions.
It is important that GPs and practice managers are well-prepared for possible challenges during the festive period. Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection offers some advice.
Over half of GP practices have seen an increase in subject access requests (SARs) since the GDPR was introduced - and many are spending over seven hours a week dealing with them.
A step-by-step guide highlights what your training should cover and how to help your APM learn on the job.
Effective budgeting can help practices ensure they are a financial success. Laurence Slavin explains how to do this and provides a sample spreadsheet to help with calculations.
In these times of financial uncertainty, the ability to assess the practice's business risks is essential, says Russell Finn.
How practices can work out whether it is worth taking on a new contract, including a downloadable spreadsheet to help with the calculations. By Laurence Slavin.
Specialist accountant Laurence Slavin highlights what practices should consider when setting fees for private work and steps that could help boost income in this area.