Details of the GP contract for England in 2018/19 have been announced, which will deliver a 1% pay increase for GPs and a 3% uplift to cover rises in expenses.
The Welsh GPC has confirmed details of the 2018/19 GMS contract for Wales, which includes an £11.67m funding boost and a significantly reduced QOF.
GPs in Scotland have voted for a new GP contract that will change the way that practices are funded and starts the move towards a new pay structure for GPs. Medeconomics explains what the deal means.
Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.
As part of the 2018/19 GP contract it will be a contractual requirement for practices to use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for all referrals to first consultant-led outpatient appointments from October 2018.
GP practices have been handed clearer powers to refuse to register violent patients under the GP contract for 2018/19.
Under the 2018/19 GP contract in England there have been a number of changes to vaccination and immunisation programmes.
It is essential for practices to compare accounts and discuss financial issues early on in the merger process, explains Jenny Stone.
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.
Find out how well your practice is doing by comparing key statistics from your annual accounts with those of other practices, says Laurence Slavin. This article has been updated with figures for 2017.
To recruit the right partner, practices must present potential benefits accurately and be clear about financial outlay and responsibilities, says Laurence Slavin.
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