End-of-year checklist for GP practices

End-of-year checklist for GP practices

A round-up of what practices in England need to do by the end of March 2019.

Latest articles

CQC inspection changes explained

CQC inspection changes explained

GP practices will be required to have an hour-long phone conversation with the CQC once a year as part of changes to the inspection process, the regulator has announced.

BMA issues new guide to forming primary care networks

BMA issues new guide to forming primary care networks

The BMA has published a new handbook to help practices in England as they establish primary care networks (PCNs) ahead of the May deadline.

Incident reporting in general practice

Incident reporting in general practice

Practices have a legal obligation to report major incidents, but they can also benefit from a systematic approach to dealing with minor incidents and near misses, explains Kate Taylor from Medical Protection.

Data Protection and Security Toolkit checklist

Data Protection and Security Toolkit checklist

This checklist provides a guide to the information you will need and advice on how to complete the new Data Protection and Security Toolkit.


The new GP contract

Changes to the GP contract for 2019/20

Changes to the GP contract for 2019/20

The BMA and NHS England have announced details of a five-year contract, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years. Medeconomics highlights the key points.

How will the network contract DES work? (updated)

How will the network contract DES work? (updated)

Under the new five-year GP contract practices are expected to join a network and sign up to a new network contract DES that will begin in July 2019. (This article has been updated to include new guidance on what practices need to do to become a network).

QOF changes for 2019/20

QOF changes for 2019/20

Changes to the QOF under the GP contract for 2019/20 will remove 'unnecessary indicators' and introduce a new quality improvement domain.

What are the digital requirements of the new GP contract?

What are the digital requirements of the new GP contract?

All practices in England are expected to offer 'digital-first' primary care to patients under the new five-year GP contract - including online access to health records and online consultations from 2020.


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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