The Practice Index Podcast: Episode two – Are practices less profitable than they were 10 years ago?
There was a headline in the GP press recently that stated that, in real terms, GP partners’ income in 2018/19 was 10% below the figure recorded a decade earlier in 2008/9 (according to “official” data for England). But as is always the case with statistics, averages never tell the whole story. I know of practices,
Managers are all too aware of the perennial issue of recruitment to ensure that practices have enough employees, but in these changing COVID-19 times, the goalposts on recruitment appear to be changing. A long-standing reliance on expensive locums may be due for a switch, with GPs becoming far more willing to agree to salaried positions
GPs diagnosed significantly fewer common physical and mental health conditions during the three-month lockdown in 2020, according to analysis published today. Analysis of about 250,000 electronic health records between 1 March and 31 May 2020 by researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PSTRC) found
Practices are to face new pressure to set up enhanced support programmes for care homes, it has been revealed. NHS officials have been ordered to produce a “clear plan and timetable” for the project – with a view to setting up services over the winter, the Health Service Journal revealed. A government taskforce wants practices
Practices are braced for the impact of a new lockdown and the second wave of COVID infection, a senior GP has said. The UK is due to hear about new lockdown measures today following yesterday’s bleak assessment of the risks from the second wave of COVID-19 by its leading scientists. In the televised press conference, Professor
In the third module of the HR Masterclass, Robyn Jackson takes us through how to successfully manage disciplinary issues. Being able to confidently deal with employee issues is an important part of ensuring the smooth and efficient running of your practice. This module provides guidance to assist Practice Managers understand and navigate through all aspects
Last week, I wrote a blog explaining why it’s good practice to give a presentation to your team about how the CQC inspects practices, particularly as a lot has changed over the past few months, including the CQC’s regulatory approach. What hasn’t changed is the fact that you still have a 30-minute opportunity to shine,