Practices are now required to routinely identify and review patients over 65 with moderate or severe frailty. Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell provides advice on how to do this and highlights some useful resources.
The GPC and NHS Employers have agreed changes to the GP contract for 2017/18 that will see the unplanned admissions DES scrapped and extra funding to deliver a 1% pay rise for GPs and practice staff, cover CQC fees and help pay for rising indemnity costs.
Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.
Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess speaks to Medeconomics about a range of legal issues affecting GP practices.
GPs in Scotland have been offered a new contract deal guaranteeing partners minimum earnings of £80,430 and offering interest free premises loans in a bid to return the profession to a sustainable footing.
From 1 July 2017 practices will be contractually required to identify and manage patients aged over 65 who are living with moderate to severe frailty. This article has been updated to include links to new guidance.
Recruiting GPs can take over a year in the current climate, so succession planning is vital, writes Jenny Stone
Devising a strategy around drawing funds will help your business remain stable, writes Russell Finn
In these times of financial uncertainty, the ability to assess the practice's business risks is essential, says Russell Finn.
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