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Points to watch about PCN staff employment

A tricky issue for primary care networks (PCNs) has been how to go about employing their staff. Some PCNs appoint a lead practice to employ staff on behalf of all practices. Others share employment responsibilities across all practices.

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Prepare your case for a tribunal

In her article last month, Julia Gray described the process of responding to an employment tribunal claim. Here she considers the steps to prepare the case for hearing or otherwise resolve the claim. Directions – also known as ‘case management orders’ – will be set out in writing by the tribunal telling the parties how to prepare the case for the final hearing. 

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Don’t get crushed by staff litigation

Independent practitioners inevitably find litigation can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive.  In the first of a series of three articles about the employment tribunal process, Julia Gray explains the key stages and how doctors who employ staff can avoid common pitfalls experienced by others.

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The NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Indemnity Scheme for GPs

On 1 April 2019 NHS Resolution began operating a new state indemnity scheme for general practice. This article seeks to outline the Scheme including an overview of the claims process, what is covered and when to contact NHS Resolution to report in potential clinical negligence claims. It also explains the support that will be provided to you if you are named as Defendant in a claim.

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Opportunity knocks for GP provider organisations

The new Health and Care Bill published in the summer sets out how the government plans to reform health services and achieve better integration between health and care in England. Ross Clark and Alison Oliver explore some of its key elements and its implications for general practice.

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