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Newsflash: Private GP Services – not under my roof!

Recently published NHS England guidance on the new GMS contract (Click here to read guidance), outlines a new blanket ban on GPs advertising and hosting private GP services from within their surgery  premises.  The changes mark a sea change and are potentially a major threat to a number of existing practice business models.

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Sharing staff across a network

The concept behind primary care networks is to bring practices together and work in an integrated way across Directed Enhanced Services (DES). The payments for DES include staff, so they will be working across the practices and different employers.

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GMC Independent Review of Medical Manslaughter recommends sweeping changes to regain the profession’s trust and improve qu...

Since 2011, healthcare professionals have been transfixed by the twists and turns of the investigations and hearings in relation to the trainee paediatrician, Dr Bawa-Garba and her nursing colleague Ms Amaro through their protracted criminal, coronial and regulatory processes.  Dr Bawa-Garba’s treatment in particular by her regulator, the GMC, and its widely criticised decision to appeal its own Tribunal’s determination not to erase her led to the erosion of doctor’s confidence in medical regulation. 

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Clinical negligence: duty and breach

This is the first in a two-part series about clinical negligence, in which we will look at the essential components of a claim. In a nutshell, in order for a successful clinical negligence claim to be made, the claimant must show that the defendant healthcare practitioner/provider:

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Seven good reasons to make a will

Half of the adult population dies intestate.  Yet a will is one of the most important documents you will ever write. This is particularly relevant to private practitioners who need to carefully consider the impact of their financial affairs throughout their professional lives and into retirement, keeping their will under periodic review. Here are seven good reasons why you should make one.

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NHSPS Lease Regularisation

If you occupy NHS Property Services premises without a lease, you may have received a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement urging you to engage with the lease regularisation programme. 

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Primary Care Networks: Who are you contracting with?

Primary Care Networks: Who are you contracting with? Do you know? The Agreement is a legal contract and in order to ensure that it is legally binding on all the PCN member practices, you need to ensure that those practices are correctly and accurately identified as parties to it.

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EU workers’ healthcare qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Regardless of which side of the Brexit debate you are on, the Government has recently provided some much needed clarity to the health sector. The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that health and social care workers with professional qualifications from the EU will be able to continue to practise in the UK, even in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.

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