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Dec 08,2020
The Covid-19 Vaccination Collaboration Agreement: Aim for Pragmatism not Perfection The deadline for GP practices to commit to the Covid-19 Enhanced Service specification was midnight on 7 December. Signing up committed Practices to work together to...
Nov 13,2020
Healthcare Professionals – be careful what you indemnify With the increase in collaborative working and working at scale it is becoming common for the owners of a primary care practice to be asked to provide indemnities, say in a sale or purchase...
Oct 22,2020
NHSPS put itself back in the spotlight recently, by announcing its intention to increase service charges and facilities charges for GP practices who request changes associated with Covid-19.  This will undoubtedly add fuel to the many ongoing...
Oct 13,2020
PCNs were set up at great speed last year. They were usually established as a cost-sharing arrangement between practices that had signed the PCN DES. This has worked well but problems are beginning to emerge as PCNs gain scale. This video blog...
Sep 21,2020
Continuing our series of blogs on property issues upon retirement, this blog is for you if you intend to retain your share in the premises after retirement, whilst other part-owners of the surgery continue in the practice. This is a scenario that we...
Sep 09,2020
If you are thinking of acquiring, merging with or disposing of a primary care practice, then this blog is for you.  Firstly, let’s look at two scenarios. When a patient attends an appointment with his GP, the GP will probably ask a series of...
Aug 26,2020
If you are a property owning partner who plans to retire and keep your premises as an investment, allowing the practice to continue to run from them, then this blog is for you. We will be looking at some other variations of premises ownership and...
Aug 11,2020
If you own your surgery premises, you ought to be aware of the recently announced changes to the  Planning Regulations. The new planning regulations come into force on 1 September 2020 and are intended to reduce red tape and speed up development.  ...
Jun 30,2020
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are now a year old. The first year was a time of building foundations, but the 98% sign up to the 2020/21 DES proves that PCNs have become an important part of the primary care landscape in England. We can now expect to...
Apr 08,2020
Very few employers are increasing their workforce while the country is in lockdown, so there has been remarkably little discussion about the changes to employment law which have recently come into effect. Since healthcare is one of the few sectors...

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