Next steps for ICB Governance
Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) were formally established on 1 July 2022 at which point their Constitutions came into effect.
Integrated Care Boards: First 100 Days
The 1st July marked a very significant change in the structure of the NHS, with the establishment of integrated care boards (ICBs) and the abolition of clinical commissioning groups.
NHS Resolution publishes report on first year of clinical negligence claims in general practice
NHS Resolution’s analysis of data for the first year of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice has identified that quicker and more accurate diagnosis and improved prescribing processes could result in better patient outcomes.
Why it is important to keep your partnership deed up to date and details of our offer to support you with this
Having an up to date partnership deed in place is an effective way of governing how the partners operate in partnership together. We have set out a few key points to help you understand when you need to update your partnership deed.
Temporary update to GP contracts due to Covid-19
We have summarised the key temporary variations to primary care contracts as well as the changes to the 2021/22 Network Contract Directed Enhanced Services (DES).
How GPs and dentists can prepare for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination requirements
We summarise NHSE&I's operational guidance to assist you with preparing and implementing the new regulations requiring healthcare providers to ensure that certain workers have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Mandatory vaccination requirements for workers in health and social care: Planning and preparation guidance for employers
NHSEI has shared operational guidance on preparing and implementing the new regulation requiring providers of regulated healthcare services to ensure that certain workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) Update
What can Primary Care Networks (PCNs) expect from the updated Network Contract DES? We set out the four main changes that came into force on 1 October 2021.
Extent of causation in clinical negligence claim against GP limited by the “scope of duty”
A clinician’s liability to a patient remains limited to the losses falling within the duty of care and not any wider co-incidental losses. The Supreme Court today ruled the scope of duty test generally was applicable to clinical negligence cases.
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.
Refinancing your primary care premises: Frequently Asked Questions
Many GP partners own their freehold or long-leasehold surgery premises subject to financing and could benefit from refinancing with a new lender. We have summarised our answers to questions we often receive about the refinancing process.
Why do I need a Declaration of Trust?
It is good practice to regulate your property arrangements with a ‘declaration of trust’. We have addressed some of the most common questions we receive on this topic from GPs and Practice Managers.