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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...
Mar 27,2020
The new GP Contract for 2020/21 was recently published. Unsurprisingly, it contained a big emphasis on Primary Care Networks (‘PCN’s). It is becoming increasingly clear that PCNs are here to stay, and a significant share of future monies to General...
Oct 30,2019
Summer 2019 – memorable for heated political debate, spectacular cricket ... and the establishment of Primary Care Networks! With PCN Agreements concluded, members must now turn their attention to the growth of the network workforce. Over the next...
May 07,2019
If you are a practice which occupies an NHSPS building, then you may well have received a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement in April which encourages GPs to regularise their leasehold and service charge arrangements with NHS Property...
Apr 08,2019
The national template Primary Care Network Agreement has just been published by NHS England. As readers should be aware, the new Network Contract DES requires participating practices to form their PCN and submit various information by 15 May 2019. A...
Apr 02,2019
Practices have, in principle, always been able to use a limited company as a business vehicle, but few have done so because it requires the consent of NHSE to migrate the core contract into the company. We’ve noticed a recent increase in the number...
Mar 04,2019
One of the big initiatives in the new contract is the Primary Care Network (PCN) DES. PCNs must be geographically contiguous and comprise practices with total list sizes of 30-50,000 patients. The DES will provide funding for additional resources at...

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