Two separate cases of fraud in GP practices have seen practice managers jailed in the past week for defrauding the surgeries they worked for of nearly £700,000 in one case and almost £600,000 in the other.
Practices are required to regularly review their health and safety processes and procedures. Our checklist below can help you do this.
To free-up GP time, it has been suggested for some time now that practice staff could be trained to take on a greater supporting role. The MDU's Dr Kathryn Leask, considers the medico-legal implications of 'upskilling' non-clinicians.
NHS England plans to take on the premises liabilities of practices in some leased surgeries and has also recommended that GP ownership of surgery buildings should be separated from other partnership arrangements.
Medeconomics highlights the key points from the new five-year contract in England, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years.
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.
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