Practices should be allowed to hold contracts under a limited liability partnership or mutual model to limit personal financial risk for partners and pension rules must change to stop 'perverse incentives' for GPs to cut working hours, a major review of GP partnerships has concluded.
The NHS long-term plan was published this week, with a promise of increased investment and some significant changes for general practice. Medeconomics highlights the key points.
All practices should have a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. Medeconomics explains how to prioritise services and assess risks for inclusion in your plan and highlights useful resources.
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw from Medical Protection explains how practices should deal with online access to medical records for parents, guardians and carers.
Effective budgeting can help practices ensure they are a financial success. Laurence Slavin explains how to do this and provides a sample spreadsheet to help with calculations.
In these times of financial uncertainty, the ability to assess the practice's business risks is essential, says Russell Finn.
How practices can work out whether it is worth taking on a new contract, including a downloadable spreadsheet to help with the calculations. By Laurence Slavin.
Specialist accountant Laurence Slavin highlights what practices should consider when setting fees for private work and steps that could help boost income in this area.