Undertaking the frailty requirements of the GP contract

Undertaking the frailty requirements of the GP contract

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.

Details of 2017/18 GP contract in England

Details of 2017/18 GP contract in England

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.

Creating a survival plan for your practice

Creating a survival plan for your practice

Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.

Video series: Legal advice for GP practices

Video series: Legal advice for GP practices

Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess speaks to Medeconomics about a range of legal issues affecting GP practices.


Contracts

Details of proposed new Scottish GMS contract revealed

Details of proposed new Scottish GMS contract revealed

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.

Changes to GP sickness leave payments

Changes to GP sickness leave payments

From 1 April all practices in England and Wales are entitled to reimbursement payments towards the cost of providing cover for GPs who are off work through sickness for periods of two weeks or more.

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Management of patients with severe frailty under the 2017/18 GP contract

Management of patients with severe frailty under the 2017/18 GP contract

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.

Practice finance

Succession planning for a partner's retirement

Succession planning for a partner's retirement

Recruiting GPs can take over a year in the current climate, so succession planning is vital, writes Jenny Stone

Guidance on drawing funds from your practice

Guidance on drawing funds from your practice

Devising a strategy around drawing funds will help your business remain stable, writes Russell Finn

Cash flow forecasting: a vital financial tool

Cash flow forecasting: a vital financial tool

In these times of financial uncertainty, the ability to assess the practice's business risks is essential, says Russell Finn.

How practices can boost income from private fees

How practices can boost income from private fees

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.

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