Deploying staff: how to adopt a flexible approach and manage risks
Deploying staff flexibly between NHS Trusts, GP practices and other organisations is key to enabling new models of care, improving service resilience and ensuring continuity of care. We explore how the system-wide approach works and how to manage risks.
Elevating practice managers to partnership: considerations for practice owners
There is an increase in the number of GP partnerships who have offered their Practice Managers a partnership role or alternatively where a PM has wished to be promoted to partner level. We set out the benefits and legal considerations you need to take.
Spotlight on two pending court decisions
Two cases awaiting decisions from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal respectively, could have a significant impact for healthcare organisations.
Independent report finds gender pay gap in the medical workforce narrowing very slowly
“Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England”, commissioned by the DHSC, examines the structural and cultural barriers affecting the female medical workforce. We summarise the findings and what they mean for you.
Updating your partnership deed – when, why and how
It is important to ensure that the legal documentation protecting your medical business and property are in place and up to date. We explain when you need to update your partnership documents and set out tips on how this can be achieved efficiently.
NHS England’s new partnership payment scheme: Are you eligible?
NHS England has launched the New to Partnership Payment Scheme which is now open to applications. We explain the additional criteria of eligibility for the scheme and what its commitments and benefits entail.
Confidentiality guidance changes: national consultation launched on revised Caldicott Principles and arrangements
The National Data Guardian launched a consultation on the future Caldicott Principles and extending the need to appoint ‘Caldicott Guardians’ across all organisations in health and adult social care. We explain the consultation’s scope and how to respond.
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19: Health and social care
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.
The Network Contract DES 2020/21: Service provision
If your primary care network is enrolling in the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) 2020/21 there are some key changes along with important dates that you should note. In this insight, we outline the key dates and what must be provided.
The Network Contract DES 2020/21: Is your primary care network enrolling?
We answer key questions about the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) 2020/21, and the obligations on practices and commissioners and grants various entitlements to practices.
COVID-19: Landlord and tenant FAQs
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a number of challenges for landlords and tenants, and we are advising on the issues arising from the restrictions in place. Here we answered some FAQs and set out practical options for you to consider.
COVID-19 and general practice indemnity
COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for general practice in relation to the delivery of care. We answer common questions about indemnity cover arising from changes to personnel and the way that care is delivered during the emergency.