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Coronavirus: Considered 'Force Majeure' Contractual Provisions?

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

With a backdrop of ongoing system change, contract negotiations and the usual winter pressures, being at the frontline against a new, widespread and infectious disease due to COVID-19 is a headache general practice could do without.

Coronavirus: Considered 'Force Majeure' Contractual Provisions?

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Council Premises Funding for GP Developments

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Since the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in April 2010, Councils across England have collected millions of pounds worth of CIL to help fund GP development.

Council Premises Funding for GP Developments

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Managing Communications in a Crisis - Five Top Tips

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

It seems like every week there is news of some sort of high profile crisis affecting a business or organisation.

Managing Communications in a Crisis - Five Top Tips

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New to Partnership Payment

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

As of 1 April 2020, first time partners will be offered a guaranteed one-off payment of up to £20,000 and £3,000 of business training allowance to support them as a new partner.

New to Partnership Payment

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Do You Need an Attorney?

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) enable a person to authorise someone else to make decisions on his or her behalf, in the event of physical or mental incapacity.

Do You Need an Attorney?

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Increasing Resilience by Sharing Across a Network

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Although many practices have an implicit understanding of the risks to their resilience, few have in place a formal strategy.

Increasing Resilience by Sharing Across a Network

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How Does the BMA's Updated Guidance Impact You?

Thursday, 30 January 2020

On 6 February 2020 the BMA published an update to the 2020/21- 2023/24 GP contract negotiations.*

How Does the BMA's Updated Guidance Impact You?

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Is a Community Interest Company Model Suitable for GP Federations?

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Having acted for several GP federations and GP provider companies, we consider the advantages and disadvantages of the CIC model.

Is a Community Interest Company Model Suitable for GP Federations?

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Does the New Network DES Draft Undermine the Long Term Plan for the NHS?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

General practice have voiced their concerns about the new draft specifications for the Network DES.

Does the New Network DES Draft Undermine the Long Term Plan for the NHS?

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The GPhC Is Clamping Down on Online Pharmacy Owners

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Online pharmacy owners who fail to comply with GPhC standards may be risking their employees' fitness to practise as well as their pharmacy registration.

The GPhC Is Clamping Down on Online Pharmacy Owners

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What Are the Risks of PCN Free Schedules?

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Following last months' tight deadline, a number of GP practices may now be experiencing a false sense of security from having signed the Network Agreement in a short space of time.

What Are the Risks of PCN Free Schedules?

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Primary Care Networks Survey Report & Recommendations

Thursday, 25 July 2019

We recently carried out research with our representative GP practices' database to pick up on the pertinent issues participating practices were most concerned about regarding PCNs.

Primary Care Networks Survey Report & Recommendations

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PCN Shake-up: What Can Community Pharmacy Do Now to Prepare?

Monday, 15 July 2019

Following the Government's NHS Long Term Plan, with PCNs needed to be up and running by 1 July 2019 and real collaboration starting in 2020/1, the attention now turns to the role of community pharmacy to start engaging with PCNs - but where to start?

PCN Shake-up: What Can Community Pharmacy Do Now to Prepare?

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PCN Data Sharing Deadline - Are You Ready?

Thursday, 27 June 2019

We have been contacted by a number of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) who are concerned that they do not yet have a data sharing agreement in place.

Primary Care Networks

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How Best to Structure Primary Care Networks

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A key concern about the introduction of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) is that there could be a VAT charge arising on the supply of network staff, ie social prescriber, clinical pharmacist, etc. from whoever employs them, to others in the network.

How Best to Structure Primary Care Networks