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GP Benchmarking survey 2018

We'd like to offer you the chance to have your say in our annual GP Benchmarking survey, which provides crucial information on key trends in the healthcare industry.

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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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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.

Collaboration - 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.

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.

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.

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