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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

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Data Sharing in Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Primary Care Networks represent the next step in the government's plans to drive primary care at scale and develop the foundation for integrated care systems.

Data Sharing in Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know

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Primary Care Networks - What Solution for the Issue of Premises?

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will require groups of healthcare service providers to work closely together - and collaborative working will most likely lead to shared use of space.

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Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know About Joint Employment Contracts

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The introduction of the primary care networks (PCNs) is an exciting challenge for the sector and a way for different service providers to come together and offer the public an integrated service of varied healthcare support.

Primary Care Networks

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Setting Up Your Primary Care Network and Completing the Network Agreement

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

NHS England has now released the Network Contract DES, the mandated Network Agreement and associated guidance.

Setting up Your Primary Care Network and Completing the Network Agreement

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State-Backed Indemnity Cover For GPs

Friday, 01 March 2019

The Government has introduced new regulations that provide GPs and general practice staff in England with indemnity cover in relation to NHS services.

State-Backed Indemnity Cover For GPs

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The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo?

Thursday, 31 January 2019

With the recent release of Dr Nigel Watson's 'GP Partnership Review', we examine the key points raised in the report and the overall evolution of the partnership model, more importantly Limited Liability Partnerships.

The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo?

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NHS 10 Year Plan - What Does It Mean For GPs?

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The recent release of the NHS 10 Year Plan moves on from the Five Year Forward View - what impact will it have on the healthcare sector?

NHS 10 Year Plan - What Does It Mean For GPs?

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NHS Pension Consultation - Have Your Say

Monday, 14 January 2019

On 18 December 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care published its consultation on the proposed changes to the NHS pension scheme regulations. We summarise the main changes being proposed.

NHS Pension Consultation - Have Your Say

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Accurate Waiting Time Information - Does the NHS Owe a Duty of Care to Patients?

Monday, 14 January 2019

We review the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Service NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 where by a unanimous decision...

Accurate Waiting Time Information - Does the NHS Owe a Duty of Care to Patients?

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​Tax-Saving Opportunities For GPs From The 2018 Budget

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The autumn budget introduced a change that will significantly benefit any GP practice planning to undertake building works to their premises. This is the increase of the Annual Investment Allowance from £200,000 to £1,000,000 until December 2020.

​Tax-Saving Opportunities For GPs From The 2018 Budget