Practices receive a rating of outstanding, good, inadequate or requires improvement under the CQC's inspection regime.
The CQC's inspection and rating regime focuses on the quality and safety of services by asking five key questions. From November 2017 the CQC is using an updated framework to assess healthcare services.
The key to ensuring your CQC inspection goes smoothly is thorough preparation. Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell pulls together key guidance and provides downloadable checklists and tips to help prepare staff.
10 tips on how to get the best out of your PPG and ensure the process does not involve too much work, plus links to useful resources.
GP practices can take some simple steps to identify and support carers on their list.
The results of the the latest Medeconomics Fees Survey have been analysed and added to the GP Fees Database.
Details of the latest updates to the Medeconomics GP Fees Database.
As the NHS heads into the winter, what can practices do to ensure they are prepared for a serious flu outbreak or if there is severe pressure on local services?
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.
Most practices in England will undergo simpler and less frequent, focused inspections from April 2018, under the CQC's plans to update how it assesses primary care.
Accountant Faye Armstrong provides advice on how to set up a credit control system to help you collect NHS funding and private fees.
Every GP practice in England will be contractually required to have a named partner or senior staff member who is responsible for data and cyber security under new data security requirements published by the DH and NHS England.
The following generic job description for a physician associate (PA) in primary care has been provided by the Faculty of Physician Associates. The faculty has also provided a person specification, which is also attached. You can download these and adapt them for use in your practice.
Download this job description, which can be amended for use in your practice.
Medeconomics has produced job description templates that you can download and adapt for use in your practice. New roles, including practice-based pharmacists, prescribing technician and physician associate have been added.
Responding to patient complaints within the specified timescale is important. However, you should not compromise the quality of your investigation or the completeness of your response with a hasty reply, writes MDU medico-legal adviser, Dr Nicola Lennard.
Removing a patient from your list is never an easy option. MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward provides a step-by-step guide to help practices avoid the pitfalls.
How practices can use our exclusive database of private and professional fees as a resource for generating extra earnings.
Martin Ramsey has supported a number of practices to merge or federate, he offers advice on how to ensure an 'at-scale' approach to primary care is successful.
NHS England has launched a series of practical guides to support people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities to use online GP services.
From next May practices will be subject to new data protection regulation. Medeconomics provides an overview of the legislation.
The BMA has launched a new guide to help GP practices meet their training obligations and make clear what is mandatory training. The guide explains what training practices should provide to GPs and their staff and how often this training is needed.
A guide to what practices need to include when completing the Information Governance Toolkit each year.
The NAPC's primary care home model aims to provide a new way of delivering primary care at scale. Rima Evans looks at how pilot site Larwood and Bawtry has used the initiative to deliver benefits to patients and staff.
GP Fees Database
Salaried GP, Southend-On-Sea Giant Recruitment Southend-On-Sea
GP PARTNER/SALARIED GP OPPORTUNITIES Denburn Medical Practice Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
GP Locum Sessions in the North of England! Medical Staffing North of England
Salaried GP in Rotherham - up to £9,000 - £10,250 per session + MDU + NI + Pension - part/full time MedMatch Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham