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Investment in practice managers is a step towards saving general practice
Effective practice managers are fundamental to the success of the practices they work in. It's time for the NHS to invest in their development - and simplify the GP contract to give them a chance, says Dr Richard Van Mellaerts.
New contract that mandates continuity would make GPs and patients safer, says watchdog
A new GP contract that makes continuity of care an 'essential requirement' for practices could improve patient safety and ease pressure on GPs, a health service watchdog has said.
Geneal practice appointments hit record high of over 34m in October
GP practices delivered a record 34.3m appointments in October this year excluding COVID-19 jabs - almost 220,000 per working day, official data show.
Safety issues with remote GP consultations 'extremely rare', study shows
Safety incidents are 'extremely rare' in remote GP consultations but risk is higher for some patients, including those with complex or multiple long-term conditions, a study shows.
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.
Government must match consultants' pay offer in new contract for GPs
GPs have warned they could be forced into industrial action if the government fails to deliver a pay uplift for general practice that matches a deal offered to consultants this week.
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.