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The new Network Contract DES Contract Specification contains important key dates for practices, PCNs and commissioners. Those of particular relevance for CCGs are:
Much remains unchanged in the new Network Contract DES Specification, but important changes that CCGs (where commissioning primary care under delegated authority) should be aware of are:
The network contract DES specification for PCNs has been published and the first date to be aware of is 31st May. Listen to our podcast here
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware. Key dates for 2020 are summarised here.
Justin Cumberlege considers whether you are able to hold statutory meetings in a lockdown.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.
Justin Cumberlege, partner in Hempsons healthcare team, explains why an LLP agreement is essential for independent practitioners.
Hempsons is listed amongst the top 10 London firms in the survey.
We are in unprecedented and challenging times at the moment and you are no doubt all anxious about the impact that Covid-19 will have on dental practices. Here is our 2nd dental update
Stephen Hooper assesses the latest regulations to explain what is expected of the dental team during the coronavirus pandemic.
On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down two Judgments in Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 13 and WM Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 12 in which the Court appears to be moving against vicarious liability. This article sets out the decision in Barclays Bank and considers the independent contractor Defence.
The guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was updated on 4 April 2020. The scheme allows employers to furlough staff and claim back part of their wages. The new guidance adds detail and some clarifications to the original HMRC guidance published on 26 March, but many questions remain.
Ventilators and the number of critical care beds are a regular feature of the Government’s daily briefings and the questions posed by the media. This newsflash explores the guidance currently available and which of the current legal provisions will be held to apply.
Click HERE for a brief summary of NHSE&I's letters to GP Practices issued in March 2020. We will be updating the information on our website as further letters are issued. What action should you take in relation to pregnant staff who can’t work from home?