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GP Benchmarking survey 2019

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

Please send your completed surveys to helen.windget@icaew.com.

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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Primary Care Networks

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Many practices have been collaborating to provide services to their patients. Some of these arrangements have been on an informal basis such as clusters, or a loose federation or alliance and others have been more formal such as a Corporate Federation. The 2019/2020 GP contract formalises this collaborative working within the Primary Care Network Contract.

End of year pension administration for GPs

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Primary Care Support England (PCSE) has been responsible for processing GP end of year pension administration since 2016.

Is there anything more taxing than taxes?

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Did you know that the number of firms facing asset seizures by HMRC is up 45% on 2016/2017? John Clarke, the Head of Business Development discusses the potential minefield that is dealing (or not dealing with) with income tax.

Reform Partners Breakfast

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ICAEW was given the opportunity to attend a Reform Partners’ Breakfast, led by Dr Paul Williams MP, Member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, on the topic of ‘Strategic shifts of care in the NHS’. The event was under Chatham House Rule.

The Future for General Practice in England

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In December last year, the Westminster Health Forum held a discussion on “The Future of General Practice in England.

GP+

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We are all aware of how precious and short time is with a hundred and one things to fit into the daily work routine and so how often it is the regular accounting and book keeping matters that take a back seat and are left for another moment.

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.

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