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The role of Federations and GP provider organisations going forward

It's been reported in Pulse that GP federations will not count as primary care networks 'in most cases’ and that “Practices will have just a couple of months to join new primary care networks if they are to qualify for a significant amount of funding being invested in the organisations by NHS England" - all part of the new five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan.

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Intellectual Property and Health Tech – potential pitfalls

Technology and innovation is at the forefront of current medical practice, with new software, apps and websites being released regularly. This article is designed to offer an overview of some of the potential mistakes you could make if you are considering the development of your own health technology from the intellectual property (IP) perspective.

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Update – Tax changes to termination payments

Back in the 2016 Budget, the government announced that from April 2018, it would “reform and simplify” the taxation of termination payments. Following a technical consultation, the reforms expanded and now aim to "clarify and tighten" (i.e. increase) the taxation of such payments.

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Property related delays: Prevention the best cure?

In the past year, Hempsons have acted for a wide range of dental clients on a variety of different transactions. We have acted for sole practitioners retiring and selling their practice, dental corporates buying shares in other dental companies and practitioners starting out on their first venture alone.

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Terms and Conditions Apply – The Rolling Contract

Alchemists sought to turn base metal into gold, but their searches and efforts proved fruitless.  Physicists have studied the cosmos and determined that there can be no perpetual motion due to the laws of thermodynamics. Lawyers, however, have worked out how to turn base letters into gold, through the perpetual (or at least rolling) contract.

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Good news all round

It’s been a great week here at Hempsons and we’re delighted to announce a number of exciting developments. On Tuesday of this week The Times launched their Top 200 Law Firms report, describing Hempsons as “the country’s biggest specialist health and social care legal practice.” And following on from that news, yesterday the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession confirmed the latest Legal 500 rankings (reported on Wednesday this week), placing Hempsons firmly at the top of the rankings for healthcare law and defendant clinical negligence.

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