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Practice Business

  • Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA’s General Practitioner’s Committee

    GP practices ‘hung out to dry’ over MPIG funding

    GPs at the Local Medical Committees conference in York have supported a motion saying that the decision to end funding to GP practices through the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) seriously jeopardises the viability of many practices and could damage delivery of services to patients.

  • Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter

    Apprenticeship in nursing looks closer

    A degree level apprenticeship in nursing is being developed for healthcare assistants who have proven they can give patients high quality care, but who do not have the academic qualifications needed to take a conventional nursing degree.

  • Julie Price, Clinical Risk Manager at MPS

    Prescribing – a risk for General practice

    Prescribing isn’t getting any easier for GPs according to Clinical Risk Self Assessments conducted by the Medical Protection Society at more than 150 GP practices across the UK and Ireland.

  • Owen Willcox, Senior Associate with law firm TPP Law-Geldards

    Do NHS Mutuals hold keys to more reform

    Potentially far-reaching reforms to the NHS could result from an inquiry initiated by health minister Norman Lamb into how to spread employee participation and mutuals in the health sector, including acute hospitals, community services and foundation trusts.

  • Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA’s GP committee

    GP Contract deal will cut ‘box-ticking’ exercises

    GP leaders have agreed changes to the GP contract that will reduce “unnecessary targets, reduce bureaucratic box-ticking and give doctors more time to focus on the needs of their patients”. The changes will not please everybody.