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Managing change – what could your accountant be helping you with?

‘Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.’ Robin Sharma More specialist medical accountancy firms are now able to provide a much broader service offering that includes, in some instances, assisting GP practices with managing change. As one of these lucky change consultants, here are my favourite tips to

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NHS Reimbursement

We’re nearly two years on from the changes in the GMS contract which announced extra help to practices in the event of GP sickness absence. So, how’s it going? For some practices it’s working as intended.  Dr X is off sick for more than two weeks and, instead of the practice having to fund cover

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An overview of the Drug Tariff

Nearly every week we hear about the stresses and strains on the NHS and often the “c” word is the issue. In this case “c” stands for cost. The NHS has been with us for decades now, and at its inception there were much fewer medicines available to prescribe than today, and it is the

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What should your accountant do for you?

February 21, 2019, by in Accounting, AISMA

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What should your accountant do for you?

Is your accountant doing the best possible job for your practice? Here’s a checklist of things that they should be doing for you as standard: Primary care insight: Commentary on new developments that will affect your practice Is your accountant on top of the NHS Long Term Plan and the five-year GP contract? They should

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Communication in your waiting room – Five secrets from a behavioural expert

February 14, 2019, by in News

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By Kara Dudley When was the last time you just sat quietly for 30 minutes in your practice waiting room? (Don’t worry, I’ll wait a moment while you mop up the tea and stop laughing…) The four walls of your waiting room provide a treasure trove of opportunities to do the incredible – to drive down

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Inside every GP: Working at scale in primary care – a PM’s view of the process

February 7, 2019, by in Opinion

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The picture of general practice in the UK is a mixed one, depending on so many varying factors. If your practice is, for example, a large rural dispensing one, in an affluent area, fully staffed with a strong partnership, large list size and a sizeable building that doesn’t have a lot of outstanding finance left

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Five Years Out – By Bronya Glet

Five Years Out - By Bronya Glet

When I applied for my first practice management job in 2003, my husband said he’d eat his hat if I got it. At that point, I didn’t even realise that practices were independent businesses; I’d never thought about how my doctor’s surgery was run – why would I? Until then, I’d worked at the BBC

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