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COVID-19 ‘Finance Clinic’ hosted by AISMA

February 25, 2021, by in Accounting, COVID-19, Finance 0 Comments

We’ve asked members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) for tips and advice on the finance issues relating to funding for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. In this 20-minute vlog they tackle some of the burning questions you’ve been asking on this forum thread: Finance clinic on everything COVID – Ask your questions…

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COVID vaccines – the controversial waste dilemma

Glass vials for liquid samples. Laboratory equipment for dispensing fluid samples.

Since the COVID-19 vaccine programme commenced, healthcare staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to administer the vaccine to those patients sitting in the high-priority groups. To date, c18 million people have had their first dose of the vaccine; this equates to one in three adults across the UK. The roll-out continues at pace, and the…

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Get the vaccination money right

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I was really struck when we were recording this month’s episode of the Practice Manager Panel podcast of just how positive an experience the vaccination programme has been so far for general practice.  What is important is that the money flows to practices do not make it all turn sour. The vaccination programme really has…

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NEWS: Patients with cancer symptoms delayed GP advice during pandemic first wave

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The first wave of the pandemic significantly reduced public willingness to approach general practitioners about possible cancer symptoms, it has been claimed. A new survey has found that nearly half of those with potential symptoms did not contact their GP during the first wave last year. The findings reinforce concerns that the pandemic has led…

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Vaccine rollout – what do you need to consider?

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Do employees need to be vaccinated? They should be. Employers are facing increased pressure to ensure that all employees are vaccinated, to protect the health and safety of their employees, patients, and visitors to a practice. It has also recently been reported that one vaccine, in particular, helps to reduce onward transmission which would assist…

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NEWS: Practices face influx of complaints due to pandemic treatment delays

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Doctors are facing a wave of complaints coming in from patients who are frustrated about treatment and diagnostic delays during the pandemic, a survey has revealed. The Medical Defence Union (MDU) and GPonline found that two thirds of the 1,203 respondents (67%) to a questionnaire said they feared facing a complaint related to the pandemic.…

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NEWS: 15 million vaccinations – and a tough spring deadline

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The UK has achieved 15 million first dose vaccinations, it has been announced – with 25 million more to be achieved by the end of April. There was widespread praise for the NHS and for GP practices as the programme of vaccinating over-65s begins today. GP leaders, however, warned of the impact of pressure to…

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