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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

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Property Hot Topic - Prohibitions on Property Dealings

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

In this series of articles, VWV Property Litigator, Philip Sheppard, shares key property issues that often affect the healthcare sector including what to be aware of, the key warning signs and how to avoid problems.

Property Hot Topic - Prohibitions on Property Dealings

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New Indemnity Insurance Arrangements? Watch Out!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

GP practices will be aware that their medical indemnity costs are going to be covered for them from 1 April 2019. This is a welcome move and will certainly save costs for partners.

New Indemnity Insurance Arrangements? Watch Out!

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Property Hot Topic - Documenting Your Property Arrangements

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

In this series of articles, VWV Property Litigator, Philip Sheppard, shares key property issues that often affect the healthcare sector including what to be aware of, the key warning signs and how to avoid problems.

Property Hot Topic - Documenting Your Property Arrangements

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GP Partnership Review: Key Solutions to Revitalise

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

In July 2018, it was announced that an independent review would be set up to review the partnership model of general practice, considering how best to reinvigorate it and help it lead the transformation of general practice.

GP Partnership Review: Key Solutions to Revitalise

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Property Hot Topic - Keeping Registers Up to Date

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

In this series of articles, VWV Property Litigator, Philip Sheppard, shares key property issues that often affect the healthcare sector including what to be aware of, the key warning signs and how to avoid problems.

Property Hot Topic - Keeping Registers Up to Date

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Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Philip Sheppard

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Philip Sheppard is a Property Litigation Solicitor in our Healthcare Property team, who regularly advises GP practices and Dental practices.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Philip Sheppard

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Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Varsha Pattni

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Varsha is a Consultant in the Commercial Property team and is based at our Watford office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Varsha Pattni

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STOP PRESS: General Practice Premises Policy Review - Submit Your Feedback Before 5 September 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

NHS England, with the Department of Health and Social Care, is working with the GPC, RCGP and other stakeholders to undertake a review of the General Practice Premises Policy.

STOP PRESS: General Practice Premises Policy Review - Submit Your Feedback Before 5 September 2018

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GMS & PMS Regulatory Changes - What Does This Mean For GPs?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The Secretary of State has published key contract changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) Regulations, which are due to take effect this December 2018.

GMS & PMS Regulatory Changes - What Does This Mean For GPs?

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Mixed Data: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Late in June, the Court of Appeal gave its decision in the Dr B v The General Medical Council (GMC) case in respect of mixed data and subject access requests.

Mixed Data: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

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Ambulance Workers' Holiday Pay - Voluntary Overtime Inclusion

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

There are various types of overtime arrangements in places, and practices differ between employers. We examine the recent case of Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust.

Ambulance Workers' Holiday Pay - Voluntary Overtime Inclusion