Spending on general practice increased by a minuscule amount last year, according to official figures. GP leaders said they showed how spending on primary care had failed to keep pace with patient demand.The NHS Digital figures showed the average payment per registered patient in the year from 2017/18 was £153.77. This compared with £152.81 the
Quite a few forum posts have appeared recently questioning what to do if you overpay a member of staff. Can I recover the money? Is there a time limit on reclaiming it? What do I do if the employee doesn’t give it back? Let’s shed some light on this topic. Hopefully we’ve all got a
Life in general practice can be demanding. Workloads, difficult patients, bureaucracy, long hours…the list of stresses goes on, meaning it’s better if a practice’s staff all get along. While it’s good to be friendly and get along, is there such a thing as being too friendly? For one practice, the answer is most definitely yes!
GP practices present “considerable scope for manipulation and sharp practice,” according to a leaked NHS England document. The report, obtained by the Daily Mail, accuses a small number of practices of fraudulent practices worth millions of pounds annually. GP leaders said the report contained “insinuations.” It says that, because they are independent contractors, practices are
Claiming for the work the practice carries out is not always straightforward and it’s easy to miss a payment. Deborah Wood, Vice Chairman of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, offers this checklist to help managers keep on track. 1 Know your sources of income The way in which GP practices are paid is
Practices could face large bills after a court ruled that many self-employed locum GPs may be entitled to holiday pay. Experts said practices could face bills totalling hundreds of millions of pounds after the ruling, upheld by an appeal court in London. The court ruled in favour of Dr Reshma Narayan, who had provided her
This is the first article in a series of three looking at grading practice staff salaries. What’s a job worth? I tend to adopt a simple approach to judging what salary a job is worth. My approach is partly based on knowledge of NHS grades and salaries, and partly based on common sense. The NHS