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Seniority and Partnership Premium Scheme in Wales

The Partnership Premium Scheme was introduced within the GMS Contract in Wales on 1 October 2019.

Have your dental primary care clients claimed their Welsh NHS bonus?

In March 2021, the Welsh Government announced a one-off bonus payment of £735 as a thank you for health and social care workers.

The financial implications of practice mergers

With ever changing pressures on Primary Care both from patient demand, GP and staff recruitment , and Government requirements many practices continue to contemplate a merger.

HMRC amend ESM4030, Employment Status Manual for dentists

HM Revenue and Customs have recently announced that, effective April 2023, they will remove reference to the model British Dental Association (BDA) or Dental Practitioners Association (DPA) contract in ESM4030.

Primary Care Support England GP Payments and Pensions Portal

Since Primary Care Support England (PCSE) launched its new GP Payments and Pensions portal in June 2021 practice managers and GPs have experienced a number of problems.

ESM4030 Associate Dentist Update

HMRC have had several discussions with key stakeholders in the dental industry over the last couple of months regarding ESM4030. ESM4030 concerns the employment status of associate dentists.

NHS Dental and Orthodontic Practices Year-End Reconciliation Letters Now Available

The 2020/21 year-end reconciliation letters are now available for dental and orthodontic practice providers on COMPASS within the reporting section.

NHS Pension Scheme – Guide for NHS general dental practitioners update

The NHS Business Services Authority have released an updated guide on the NHS Pension Scheme for dentists.

PCSE Online - GP Payments and pensions (GPPP)

A new online payments service from PCSE launched on 1 June 2021. The online system allows practices and GP’s working in general practice to access a range of services to help manage payments and pensions administration.

“What seems to be the problem?” “My phone told me to come”

GP’s have long bemoaned the internet from which patients not only make their own, normally incorrect, diagnoses, but from which they also try to instruct the Doctor as to what their treatment should be. But what is coming next?

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