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Private work in general practice: What is allowed?

Private work in general practice: What is allowed?

Specialist accountant Laurence Slavin explains the rules surrounding private work undertaken by practices contracted by the NHS.

New services and new ways of working

How to employ a pharmacist in your practice

How to employ a pharmacist in your practice

An overview of guidance on employing pharmacists in general practice, plus details of further resources.

Introducing physiotherapy posts to general practice

Introducing physiotherapy posts to general practice

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), RCGP and BMA have published guidance for implementing and evaluating physiotherapy posts in general practice.

Case study: Using data to tackle workload

Case study: Using data to tackle workload

Deeper analysis of data has highlighted new ways of improving efficiency for one GP practice. Rima Evans reports.

How primary care can provide more services

How primary care can provide more services

The Primary Care Home model, developed by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), is aiming to increase collaboration and bridge the gap between primary and secondary care. But does primary care really have the capacity to deliver more services?

Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help your practice?

Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help your practice?

NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions aim to help practices free up time to enable GPs to deliver more clinical care, but can they really make a difference?

Training administrative staff to deal with clinical letters

Training administrative staff to deal with clinical letters

A new clinical assistant role has helped dramatically cut GP paperwork and shows how GP Forward View funding for training reception and administrative staff will be spent. By Rima Evans.

How can social prescribing help practices?

How can social prescribing help practices?

What is social prescribing and can it help practices to reduce their workload? Greg Pitcher reports.

Organising a strategy or planning day

Organising a strategy or planning day

If your practice is to be a successful business it is vital that it has a plan and business strategy. An 'away day' can be a useful way to work on this, but how can you get the most out of this?

Practice managers as partners

Practice managers as partners

Practice managers in larger GP surgeries are increasingly being offered partnership. But what does the role involve and what are the benefits for practices? Rima Evans reports.

Costing up a new service

Costing up a new service

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.

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