There are several benefits of providing online access to records, but how can practices increase uptake among their patients?
Information governance specialist Amy Ford answers questions from practices about appointing data protection officers in light of the GDPR.
Our guide to the annual accounts will help partners and practice managers better understand the practice's finances and how to use this information as a business tool.
This shows the practice's profit for the year and should be set out in a standard format to provide an easy-to-read summary of practice income and expenditure. By Sue Beaton.
Chris Howe explains what your annual accounts should contain to reflect the practice's financial performance and to be useful as a management tool.
Receiving the annual accounts from the practice accountants is a useful prompt to take stock of the practice's financial performance. By Luke Bennett.
GP partners need to keep money in their practice to fund its day-to-day activities. This working capital is shown as 'net current assets' in the accounts. By Barry Rigby.
Practice profits are normally divided into two categories - a top slice from income earned by individual partners and the remainder, the pool of profit in which all partners share. By Liz Densley.
This is one of the most important statements in the practice accounts, showing how the practice is being funded and how it is using its funds. By Seamus Dawson.
The various practice income and expenses categories should be itemised in the annual accounts so that you can track profits and investigate why they are rising or falling. By Simon Gray.
Medeconomics explains the national data opt out and provides details of resources for practices.
A summary of what is involved in the extended hours access ES for England.
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.
A summary of what is involved in the learning disabilities health check scheme ES for England.
The BMA has updated its guidance on subject access requests in light of the GDPR. Medeconomics provides a summary.
What should practices be doing to ensure they comply with the GDPR? Including links to useful resources.
Accountant Laurence Slavin highlights some examples of fraud in general practice and offers advice on how to prevent them occurring in your business.
A summary of changes to the GP contract for 2018/19, with links to key guidance.
It is a contractual requirement for practices to identify newly-registered patients who are drinking at increased or high-risk levels. Patients identified as at risk should also be screened for depression
Details of the enhanced service for minor surgery.
Medeconomics provides a summary of recent guidance, with links to useful resources.
GP practices have been handed clearer powers to refuse to register violent patients under the GP contract for 2018/19.
Full details of the QOF for this year, with links to guidance.
Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection outlines the principle of accountability and the action practices should take in the event of a data breach.
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