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Ensuring your practice is ready for Christmas - a medico-legal checklist

Ensuring your practice is ready for Christmas - a medico-legal checklist

It is important that GPs and practice managers are well-prepared for possible challenges during the festive period. Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection offers some advice.

News briefing: Appointments, data protection fines and prescribing

News briefing: Appointments, data protection fines and prescribing

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: Practice deliver more than 1m appointments a day, GPs face data protection fines and NHS England recommends further prescribing restrictions.

Third of practices say income from private fees has fallen in past 12 months

Third of practices say income from private fees has fallen in past 12 months

Almost a third of GP practices have seen their income from private and professional fees fall in the past 12 months, according to a poll by Medeconomics.

Practices report 'scandalous' extra costs and workload under new GDPR rules

Practices report 'scandalous' extra costs and workload under new GDPR rules

Over half of GP practices have seen an increase in subject access requests (SARs) since the GDPR was introduced - and many are spending over seven hours a week dealing with them.

Updates to private fees

Updates to private fees

Details of the latest updates to the Medeconomics GP Fees Database.

News briefing: Indemnity update, GP contract, funding increase

News briefing: Indemnity update, GP contract, funding increase

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: Government confirms state indemnity will be paid for by existing funding, Hancock plans multi-year GP contract and the prime minister announces funding boost.

New average fees for private and professional services, November 2018

New average fees for private and professional services, November 2018

The results of the the latest Medeconomics Fees Survey have been added to the GP Fees Database.

Two new vaccines to be used in 2019/20 flu programme

Two new vaccines to be used in 2019/20 flu programme

Two new flu vaccines, which are due to be licensed before the end of the year, will be used in the 2019/20 flu vaccination programme, NHS England has said.

How will primary care networks affect GP practices?

How will primary care networks affect GP practices?

NHS England wants every GP practice to be part of a primary care network by the end of 2018/19, but what does this mean for practices?

News briefing: Flu jabs, indemnity and Capita failure

News briefing: Flu jabs, indemnity and Capita failure

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: flu jab disruption leaves campaign behind schedule and state-backed indemnity could lead to a fall in locum rates.

Employment law: How to deal with race discrimination incidents

Employment law: How to deal with race discrimination incidents

Solicitor Joanna Alexiou provides advice on how practices should handle race discrimination incidents if their occur.

Employment law: Preventing race discrimination in the practice

Employment law: Preventing race discrimination in the practice

Solicitor Joanna Alexiou provides advice for practice managers on how to avoid race discrimination claims.

News briefing: Extended hours, premises loans and winter pressures

News briefing: Extended hours, premises loans and winter pressures

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: NHS England narrowly misses extended hours target and Scotland launches GP premises loans.

News briefing: Hancock backs prevention, practice closures, QOF results, GP burnout

News briefing: Hancock backs prevention, practice closures, QOF results, GP burnout

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: the health secretary vows to focus on prevention while QOF results show depression prevalence is rising.

Making meetings useful

Making meetings useful

Tips to help you ensure your meetings are more productive.

NHS England changes criteria for clinical pharmacist programme

NHS England changes criteria for clinical pharmacist programme

More practices will be able to employ pharmacists under NHS England's clinical pharmacist programme following changes to the scheme's application criteria.

News briefing: Indemnity, the Budget, CQC fees and flu jabs

News briefing: Indemnity, the Budget, CQC fees and flu jabs

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: state-backed indemnity could be part-funded from existing practice income and CQC fees unchanged for next year.

What practices need to know about state-backed indemnity

What practices need to know about state-backed indemnity

The state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs is due to be introduced in April. Medeconomics looks at what it will cover and highlights issues practices should be aware of.

What does phase 4 of the electronic prescription service involve?

What does phase 4 of the electronic prescription service involve?

GP pilot sites to test the next stage of electronic prescriptions are imminent. How will the changes affect GP practices?

News briefing: Pay rises, practice funding, GP trainees and QOF

News briefing: Pay rises, practice funding, GP trainees and QOF

Medeconomics provides a weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices, including the BMA calling on CCGs to fund an extra 1% pay award for practices in England.

How to make your practice carer-friendly

How to make your practice carer-friendly

GP practices can take some simple steps to identify and support carers on their list.

Practices in England told to share stocks of aTIV flu vaccine to beat shortages

Practices in England told to share stocks of aTIV flu vaccine to beat shortages

GP practices and pharmacies in England may have to share stocks of the flu vaccine for over-65s this winter to help avoid shortages. Medeconomics explains the guidance.

Job description: Administrative assistant

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Job description: Medical receptionist

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.