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Jan 25,2022
At the time of writing this article, the Government looks poised to delay the controversial new legislation known as ‘vaccination as a condition of deployment’ (or ‘VCOD2’) which will make Covid vaccines mandatory for NHS workers in England.  The...
Nov 26,2021
Use of fixed term contracts in primary care can be beneficial to both the employee and the employer, but should be used with caution. Read on to learn about some of the key risks and how to avoid falling foul of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention...
Sep 09,2021
In this short v-Blog Daphne Robertson of DR Solicitors and Paula Mace of Aitchison Raffety surveyors share their expertise in primary care estates, and discuss why a GP surgery lease is very different to any other commercial lease. Produced...
Aug 06,2021
Some GP Federations and PCNs are working well together, some are in conflict, and others have nothing to do with each other. Why are there such marked differences around the country? PCNs and GP Federations were both established as ways for Primary...
Jul 12,2021
If you find yourself in dispute with a partner or employee, then you may well find yourself in receipt of a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR). This is an increasingly common occurrence in civil and employment litigation and requires careful...
Jun 15,2021
One of the underlying issues with ARRS resources is the challenge in deploying staff across multiple member practices. This sharing of resources cuts across the usual employment relationship where an employee works for a single employer, and across...
Apr 29,2021
PCNs have now successfully established themselves, and are beginning to find their place in the NHS. They have usually engaged a number of ARRS resources, are normally delivering the COVID vaccines, and have, in general, achieved more in the last 2...
Mar 25,2021
How up to date is your staff training really? Take a moment to answer these 5 questions: Do you have policies and procedures dealing with equality and diversity, for example in your staff handbook or intranet? When did you last review and update...
Dec 21,2020
NHS England recently issued a consultation on significantly extending the role of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) in the NHS. The proposals are very far reaching for Primary Care as well as other NHS providers, and the consultation is set to close on...
Dec 10,2020
As a small token of our appreciation for the commitment shown by everyone in primary care throughout the pandemic, we have produced a DR Solicitors Covid Collaboration Agreement template which is free to download here. Our template is based on the...

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