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Small GMS practices

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It is important for practices of two or three partners to be aware of some issues raised by the General Medical Services (GMS) contract when partners come or go. This is what you need to know.

CQC inspections | Healthcare Group

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The first 12 clinical commissioning group areas to be inspected under the CQC’s new general practice inspection regime between April and June have been announced:

Reducing practice costs

Many practices are fighting to prevent a serious drop in profits. Now more than ever, practice managers need to explore new income streams and tighten up spending to a level that will enable increased profitability but not compromise quality of care.

Incorporation of GP practices

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Is it a good idea to incorporate a GP practice? Oliver Pool examines this question from a solicitor’s point of view.

10 action points before a partner joins

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Many practices are experiencing partner changes. The following article sets out the most important action points.

5 changes to the GMS premises directions

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A review of the new 2013 General Medical Services (GMS) premises directions has highlighted some interesting changes.

Business models for collaboration

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Under the new NHS clinical commissioning regime the role of the GP is centre stage. GPs are now increasingly responsible for commissioning the majority of local health services.

Making the pennies go further

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Oliver Pool, Senior Associate at leading healthcare law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards, looks at ways in which GPs can generate savings through working together.

Protecting practice cashflow in 2013/14

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Every year it seems there are predictions of forthcoming cashflow problems for GP practices, but to date, most practices have been able to maintain the status quo and stories of bankrupt GPs are few and far between.

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