Practice administration

What practices need to do under the GDPR

What practices need to do under the GDPR

Medeconomics provides a summary of recent guidance, with links to useful resources.

Practice administration: latest articles

Redacting information from medical records - medico-legal advice

Redacting information from medical records - medico-legal advice

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein provides advice on redacting information from medical records when complying with subject access requests or providing patients with access to their full online records.

Incident reporting in general practice

Incident reporting in general practice

Practices have a legal obligation to report major incidents, but they can also benefit from a systematic approach to dealing with minor incidents and near misses, explains Kate Taylor from Medical Protection.

Downloadable policy: Data security policy template

Downloadable policy: Data security policy template

This data security policy can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in general practice - a checklist

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in general practice - a checklist

This checklist can help you ensure that your practice has policies and procedures in place to cover issues associated with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and highlights useful resources.

Downloadable policy: Business continuity plan

Downloadable policy: Business continuity plan

This business continuity plan can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Business continuity checklist

Business continuity checklist

Practices should ideally check and update their business continuity plan annually. This checklist can help ensure you've covered the key issues.

Booking more same-day appointments could help practices cut DNAs

Booking more same-day appointments could help practices cut DNAs

Patients are nearly three times as likely to miss appointments booked with GP practices a day in advance as same-day appointments, according to data from GP practices across England.

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: 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.

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