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Advice on pensions

The contact details to get in touch with NHS pensions with any queries:

Members +44 (0)3003 301 346
Employers
+44 (0)3003 301 353
Practitioners
nhsbsa.practitioners@nhs.net
Annual Allowance
nhsbsa.annualallowance@nhs.net
Scheme Access (federations etc)
nhsbsa.directionapplication@nhs.net

The legislation with regards to Federations and subcontracting of contracts to GP practices and the ability to pension the income can be found at:

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Off payroll working in the public sector

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From April 2017, the public sector will have to review the employment status of every limited company that works for it.

Locums - employees, or not?

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Recent changes to IR35 in the public sector could have a real impact on GP employment practices, because it may change how they deal with locums.

All change for the Healthcare Special Interest Group

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The Group’s new Chair, Claire Hebdige, provides an update on changes to the conference schedule and training opportunities for 2017.

GP contract changes

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Following recent negotiations with the BMA, GP contract changes for England and Wales for 2017/18 have been announced.

The rise in GP partnership disputes

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Breakdowns in relationships within general practice partnerships can be stressful and expensive with costs running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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 into GP practices

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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

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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.

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