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Justin Cumberlege from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons flags up some of the issues to be considered before joining the partnership
With a busy flu vaccination season, surgeries have had to juggle supplies with unprecedented demand - In ordinary circumstances surgeries, without a wholesale dealers license, are not permitted to share vaccines amongst themselves. Though in the past the MHRA has issued an exemption allowing this
We are increasingly being asked by PCNs to advise on whether they can form companies to carry out network activities.
Have you thought of incorporation? Creating a company with limited liability and a strong legal governance structure to follow can help to mitigate some of the risks for PCN member practices.
NHSE has now published an amendment to the network contract DES for 2020/21. PCNs will be able to opt out of the Network Contract DES by giving notice to its CCG by 17th October if they do not wish to accept these revised terms.
Since April 2019 all GP practices have been strongly encouraged to form Primary Care Networks (PCNs) covering a population of 30,000 – 50,000 people.
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware: PCNs – September to implement Workforce plans
If you are a Clinical Director, have you considered getting some training? Hempsons has developed a Clinical Directors Masterclass.
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 in PDF and upcoming dates are listed below.
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, discusses the issues of conflict of interests as practice managers take up roles in primary care networks.
The Government has announced that it will pay for new partners joining GP practices to be trained in being a partner. Why not sign up to Hempsons’ New Partner training course?
One of the requirements of the Network Contract DES Specification for 2020/21 is for PCNs to agree how to work with local community services providers, mental health providers and community pharmacy providers.
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, highlights some key points in the new Primary Care Network direct enhanced services contract
From the contract specifics, to the key considerations and the legal and practical implications in between, this podcast offers a bitesize overview of what primary care should be mindful of before 31 May 2020.