How to ensure safe remote consultations in your practice

Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal adviser at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), suggests practices review their procedures for remote consultations to ensure patients with unresolved symptoms are seen face to face.

How practices can access funding to upgrade digital phone systems

Some GP practices will receive funding to upgrade their digital telephone systems before the end of March, NHS England has announced.

Is it worth implementing a rent review for your premises?

Healthcare property expert Paula Mace explains how rent reviews work and some of the benefits of triggering a review.

GP leaders vote to scrap APMS contracts in general practice

GP leaders have called for an end to APMS contracts in general practice and said all new or re-tendered GP contracts should be offered as GMS.

Podcast: Where are patients per GP rising fastest, impact of minimum wage rise, premises funding

Safe working limits should be 'red line' in contract talks, LMCs warn

GP leaders have called on the BMA to agree a minimum number of GPs required for a standard population size in general practice - and warned that safe working limits should be a 'red line' in contract talks.

GPs tell BMA to reject taking part in vaccination programmes with reduced fees

GP leaders voted unanimously in favour of the BMA rejecting any future vaccination programmes that have an item of service payment less than previous funding agreements.

Autumn statement offers tax cuts, fit note overhaul and 'nothing for NHS'

The government has pledged to overhaul the fit note system and impose tougher sanctions on benefits claimants, which would see them lose their right to free prescriptions if they fail to engage in back-to-work schemes, in its autumn statement.