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 is 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.

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News briefing: Extended hours, premises loans and winter pressures

News briefing: Extended hours, premises loans and winter pressures

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: NHS England narrowly misses extended hours target and Scotland launches GP premises loans.

What practices need to know about state-backed indemnity

What practices need to know about state-backed indemnity

The state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs is due to be introduced in April. Medeconomics looks at what it will cover and highlights issues practices should be aware of.

NHS England changes criteria for clinical pharmacist programme

NHS England changes criteria for clinical pharmacist programme

More practices will be able to employ pharmacists under NHS England's clinical pharmacist programme following changes to the scheme's application criteria.

Refusing a patient registration request

Refusing a patient registration request

Practices should proceed with caution if they want to refuse to register a potential patient, says MDDUS senior risk adviser Liz Price.


Focus on: Managing locums

Sourcing a suitable GP locum

Sourcing a suitable GP locum

Research your options carefully when considering how to recruit locums.

Preparing for a new locum GP - a checklist

Preparing for a new locum GP - a checklist

Practices need to prepare for new locums to get the best from them. This checklist can be used to ensure you have covered everything.

Equipping a GP locum to do their job safely and effectively

Equipping a GP locum to do their job safely and effectively

A checklist to ensure your locum has the essential information they need to do a good job.

Preparing GP locums to make effective home visits

Preparing GP locums to make effective home visits

A checklist to ensure the practice provides its locums with the information they need to make home visits.


Practice management

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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