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Reducing your DNAs – Free eLearning course

May 16, 2019, by in DNAs, Training

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It’s ten past nine, you glance at the clock and look at the appointment list – Miss Millennial is late for her appointment again. Maybe she is running late? No, it turns out she has missed a booked appointment again. The third time. You sigh and shake your head! You have just turned away three

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The sticky subject of DNAs

May 16, 2019, by in CQC, DNAs, Healthwatch

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The sticky subject of DNAs

Recent media headlines have stated: “Over 15 million GP appointments missed per year!” “This costs the NHS £216 million per year”, followed by “the equivalent of employing over 2,000 new GPs!” The problem is, DNAs are a very sticky subject. Okay, perhaps not quite as polarising as the never-ending Brexit debate, but trust me when

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Primary Care Networks contract changes

Capsticks Solicitors‘ Partner Peter Edwards and Legal Director Neha Shah, have prepared a short blog for Practice Index addressing some of the questions they are receiving from GPs and practice managers on Primary Care Networks and staffing issues. By 15 May 2019, Practices will need to provide the CCG with the following information: the names and

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‘Scheme pays’ election deadline is looming

There has been considerable press exposure surrounding the NHS pension in recent weeks, including the increase in the employer’s pension rate, the possible 50/50 partial scheme, the ongoing administration issues, and the ‘Separate Cash Payment’ scheme. Many of the potential changes in the pension scheme relate to, or are aimed at, alleviating the Annual Allowance

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HR and H&S Updates – April 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in April 2019. HR Updates Amber alerts Keeping in touch with staff on maternity leave Immigration – Tier 2 threshold reduced to protect NHS Final written warning without investigation Unfair dismissal for misleading an employee during a re-structure Green alerts Leaving the EU and the impact

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Giving your practice agreement a spring clean

Completing a new partnership agreement or updating an existing one might feel like a never-ending exercise, but it’s a vital legal document which GP practices must keep up to date. Specialist medical accountant Colin Haw knows all too well what can happen if there’s no agreement in place, or if the agreement fails to keep

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The ultimate Primary Care Network (PCN) start-up kit [PLUS]

We first learned about Primary Care Networks last summer when ‘PCN’ became the new buzzword, but what it would come to mean was unclear. When the new contract came out at the start of the year, we knew there would be a lot of changes to QOF, indemnity and this new Network DES, but we

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