Practices report surge in demand for locums

Practices report surge in demand for locums

More than half of GPs report rising dependence on locum doctors over the past year, with around a fifth saying locums now fill at least a quarter of shifts at practices where they work.

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Dispensing fees for England and Wales from October 2019

Dispensing fees for England and Wales from October 2019

Payments for medication supply by dispensing and non-dispensing practices in England and Wales.

Practices should no longer charge patients for debt and mental health forms

Practices should no longer charge patients for debt and mental health forms

From 1 October practices in England should no longer charge patients for completing debt and mental health evidence forms.

10 tips for boosting uptake of childhood immunisations

10 tips for boosting uptake of childhood immunisations

With childhood vaccination rates falling, what can practices do to boost uptake?

New toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations

New toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations

NHS England has launched a new online interactive toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations.


GP contract

Overview of the GP contract for 2019/20

Overview of the GP contract for 2019/20

Medeconomics highlights the key points from the new five-year contract in England, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years.

QOF: End-of-life care QI checklist

QOF: End-of-life care QI checklist

Download this checklist to help your practice plan its work for the QOF quality improvement domain's end-of-life care module.

QOF: Prescribing safety checklist

QOF: Prescribing safety checklist

Download this checklist to help your practice plan its work for the QOF quality improvement domain's prescribing safety module.

How to recruit a social prescribing link worker

How to recruit a social prescribing link worker

What should primary care networks and practices bear in mind when recruiting a social prescribing link worker? Christiana Melam, CEO of the National Association of Link Workers, offers some practical advice.


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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