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.
It is essential for practices to compare accounts and discuss financial issues early on in the merger process, explains Jenny Stone.
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.
Details of length of service pay for this financial year - and information about the phasing out of seniority payment.
What practice managers need to review or address during a year.
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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.
GP practices have been handed clearer powers to refuse to register violent patients under the GP contract for 2018/19.
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.
Under the 2018/19 GP contract in England there have been a number of changes to vaccination and immunisation programmes.
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