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Top 10 tips for greener general practice

Top 10 tips for greener general practice

Taking steps to tackle climate change can help improve people's health both now and in the future and benefit practices. Dr Aarti Bansal explains where to start if your practice wants to become greener.

PCN programme at risk as practices object to network services

PCN programme at risk as practices object to network services

GPs and PCNs have reacted furiously to an NHS England consultation on proposed services that networks could be required to deliver from April. Medeconomics looks at the fallout and what happens next.

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.

Data Protection and Security Toolkit checklist

Data Protection and Security Toolkit checklist

This checklist provides a guide to the information you will need and advice on how to complete the new Data Protection and Security Toolkit. Updated for 2019/20.

How does the national data opt-out programme affect practices?

How does the national data opt-out programme affect practices?

Medeconomics explains the national data opt-out and provides details of resources for practices.

PCN service specification: Supporting early cancer diagnosis

PCN service specification: Supporting early cancer diagnosis

An overview of the network draft service specification.

PCN service specification: Personalised care

PCN service specification: Personalised care

An overview of the network draft service specification.

PCN service specification: Structured medication review and medicine optimisation

PCN service specification: Structured medication review and medicine optimisation

An overview of the network draft service specification.

PCN service specification: Anticipatory care

PCN service specification: Anticipatory care

An overview of the network draft service specification.

What do the PCN draft services specifications mean for practices?

What do the PCN draft services specifications mean for practices?

NHS England has launched a consultation on five draft service specifications that primary care networks (PCNs) will be required to deliver from April 2020. Medeconomics explains what these will involve.

PCN service specification: Enhanced health in care homes

PCN service specification: Enhanced health in care homes

An overview of the network draft service specification.

Annual calendar of practice management: Risk assessments

Annual calendar of practice management: Risk assessments

It is good practice to repeat risk assessments at least annually. Below is a list of things that you will need to cover.

Annual calendar of practice management: Staff issues

Annual calendar of practice management: Staff issues

As part of your annual practice management calendar you should make sure staff appraisals and training are up to date.

Annual calendar of practice management: Strategy and document updates

Annual calendar of practice management: Strategy and document updates

An overview of strategic management tasks, document updates and key meetings that should be undertaken each year.

Annual calendar of practice management

Annual calendar of practice management

What practice managers need to review or address during a year.

Leased GP premises and NHS rent reimbursement explained

Leased GP premises and NHS rent reimbursement explained

Paul Conlan outlines the lease approval and rent review process under a lease and explains how to avoid rental disputes and the associated costs.

Infection control audit and practice walkthrough checklist

Infection control audit and practice walkthrough checklist

Download a template for your annual infection control audit and a monthly practice walkthrough checklist.

Infection control checklists

Infection control checklists

Good infection control is important to minimise the spread of infection and to protect patients and staff. Medeconomics provides a list of the key issues you need to cover.

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

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.

Preparing for online consultations

Preparing for online consultations

All practices in England are expected to provide online consultations from April 2020. Medeconomics highlights key issues practices should consider when rolling out a new online system.

How to increase patient uptake of online services

How to increase patient uptake of online services

The new GP contract in England has a number of digital requirements - this article offers tips on how to increase uptake of online services in your practice.

New average fees for private and professional services

New average fees for private and professional services

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

Updates to private fees

Updates to private fees

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

Practices deliver record number of appointments in October

Practices deliver record number of appointments in October

GP practices delivered a record 30.8m appointments in October 2019 - by far the highest figure recorded in a single month since NHS Digital began collecting data 18 months ago.