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Lisa Davison, Real Estate Partner, explains why a Declaration of Trust is vital to protect your GP surgery.
Justin Cumberlege, partner at specialist law firm Hempsons, looks at what you need to do to obtain consent if you want your practice to become a company
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.
Finding appropriate venues to give the COVID-19 vaccinations has resulted in some creative thinking as to places where this can be done.
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
GP practices wanting to incorporate will be considered in line with new guidance issued by the NHS. GP enquiries about incorporating their practices or forming PCN companies have risen in part driven by the added liability created by PCNs and other "at scale" providers.
Justin Cumberlege from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons flags up some of the issues to be considered before joining the partnership
We are delighted to announce another outstanding year for Hempsons in The Legal 500. Our team has been praised for its exceptional reputation and high quality of work over the past year.
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.
Jon Pearce from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons warns of inadvertent discrimination when recruiting which could result in a claim
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.
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?
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.