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What the PMS funding changes mean for your practice

The PMS funding changes – part of the national drive for equitable funding – may see a large number of redundancies, reduced service offerings and even practice closures over the next few years. Reviews in one CCG area indicate that as many as half of practices fear...

CQC to inspect nearly 500 GP practices every month

It’s been almost one year since CQC introduced new style inspections of GP practices and out-of-hours services in England, a big revamp which led to the first ever ratings of practices. The regulator set a deadline to inspect all 7,700 practices across England by...

Could GPs be set for a more than 1% pay rise?

The Treasury has opened the door for GPs to receive a pay rise of above the announced 1% The Chancellor announced in the Summer 2015 Budget that a 1% capped pay rise would be awarded to all public sector workers, including GPs, each year for the four years from...

Will the publication of GP net earnings really improve transparency?

The NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA have announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2015/16. In unprecedented plans to increase the transparency of practices, one of the main changes is the publication of GP earnings. The...

GP succession: 10 key action points for new partners

As many GP practices are experiencing partner changes, planning for a smooth succession remains a central issue in the sector. There are a number of considerations that need to be addressed when a new partner joins, including informing the Local Area Team, signing a...

GP contract changes 2015/16

The NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA have announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2015/16, but what do the GP contract changes mean for you and your practice? The main changes are the introduction of a named GP for all...

Tax Rates and allowances 2015/16 – summary and details

Tax Rates and Allowances 2015/16 Many of the tax rates and allowances are fundamental to our business and personal lives and the main ones for the 2015/16 tax year are summarised here. We are sure that you will find it a useful point of reference throughout the coming...

Global sum funding for GMS contracts will rise

Global sum funding for GMS contracts will rise by 3% per patient from April The Statement of Financial Entitlements (SFE) for 2015/16, published by NHS Employers, has revealed that the global sum payment will rise to £75.77 from April 2015. The increase to the global...

Preparing for your GP CQC Inspection

New style inspections of GP practices and out-of-hours services at England started in the back end of 2014 and have lead to the first ever ratings of practices, which may be 'Outstanding', 'Good', 'Requires Improvement' or 'Inadequate'. Effective April 2015, GP...

Confidential information security warning for health sector

Healthcare professionals and managers working in the Sheffield region are being warned of the grave consequences of allowing confidential patient or staff data to go astray. Damaged reputations and fines of up to £500,000 could result from breaches of information...

Business mileage claims for GPs – Dr Samadian case

In what could become a landmark decision in the interpretation of “wholly and exclusively” allowable expenditure, Dr Samadian has finally lost his protracted battle with HMRC over his business mileage claims. This case had been on-going for over 7 years, including 3...

GP contract changes 2014/15

In November 2013, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the BMA announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2014/15, but what does this mean for you and your practice? The general focus of the changes implemented looks to reduce...

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