With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about to come into force, practices could find themselves fielding more queries from patients concerned about the contents of their medical records. The MDU's Dr Carol Chu explains patients' rights.
In the first part of a new series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection explains what practices need to know about the legal basis for processing personal data and privacy notices.
It is essential for practices to compare accounts and discuss financial issues early on in the merger process, explains Jenny Stone.
From 25 May 2018 practices will be subject to new data protection regulations. Medeconomics provides an overview of the legislation.
Both the BMA and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have released guidance on how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, will impact on practices.
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.
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.
Practices will be able to access grants for 100% of the cost of improving or updating their building under long-awaited changes to the premises cost directions, which have been announced as part of the GP contract deal for 2018/19.
Under the 2018/19 GP contract in England there have been a number of changes to vaccination and immunisation programmes.
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.
Details of the latest updates to the Medeconomics GP Fees Database.
As part of your annual practice management calendar you should make sure staff appraisals and training are up to date.
It is good practice to repeat risk assessments at least annually, below is a list of things you will need to cover.
An overview of strategic management tasks, document updates and key meetings that should be undertaken each year.
What practice managers need to review or address during a year.
NHS England has written to practices, pharmacists and CCGs with advice on which flu vaccines to order for the 2018-19 flu season.
A round-up of what practices in England need to do by the end of March 2018.
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.
What documentation do practices need when a new member of staff, including GPs, join the team? This article includes a downloadable checklist to include with your HR records and links to up-to-date guidance.
Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.
Recruiting GPs can take over a year in the current climate, so succession planning is vital, writes Jenny Stone
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