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Should I incorporate, and if so, which corporate entity should I use?

Simply put, if you are not trading in a corporate entity you are going to be personally liable for any uninsured losses. If you are a sole trader or a traditional unincorporated general partnership, your house and all your other personal assets are exposed to be taken if a large claim is successfully made against you in connection with your business and the business does not have sufficient resources to meet the liability. When you are trading as an incorporated body, your liability is limited to the value of the business.

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Primary Care – the impact of the White Paper

The main thrust of the paper is to put ICS (integrated Care Systems) onto a statutory footing, and provide the statutory foundation for the reforms which are a progression of the Five Year Forward View (which was published 7 years ago now) and the NHS Long Term Plan published in 2019.

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Contract changes for 2021/22 announced

NHS England issued a letter on 21 January 2021 summarising changes to the GMS contract for 2021/2022. Ongoing uncertainty arising from the pandemic means that there will need to be further changes to the contract in the course of the year.

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What type of company should our PCN be?

Justin Cumberlege, from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons, provides some guidance on the type of company you may want for your primary care network and whether a community interest company might be right for you.

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Checked your Covid-19 Collaboration Agreement?

With the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme by general practice starting next week, practices need to agree the terms on which they will collaborate to deliver the programme in accordance with the vaccination enhanced service specification

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