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How to support improvements to primary care premises

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2018 4:43:58 PM / by Bethan Dodd posted in Property

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What can GP Partnerships learn from other professional practices?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Partnership

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What can GP Partnerships learn from other professional practices?

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Disaster strikes the surgery! Are you sufficiently protected?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2018 9:15:00 AM / by Bethan Dodd posted in Practice Management, Property

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Do you have unclaimed capital allowances?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2018 10:03:00 AM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Partnership, Property

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Is the GP Partnership Model past its sell by date?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2018 1:36:56 PM / by Daphne Robertson posted in Partnership

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There is currently much discussion about whether the partnership model for General Practice is still fit for purpose. It is clear that the model is under severe strain, and the Secretary of State has commissioned a review into how it might need to evolve. In this blog we draw on our experience of working with over 1,000 practices to offer our thoughts on the future of the partnership model.

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Thinking of ‘shutting up shop’? What are your options regarding your leased premises?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 10:41:50 AM / by Bethan Dodd

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Thinking of ‘shutting up shop’?  What are your options regarding your leased premises?

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What pregnancy and maternity rights does a partner have?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2018 4:26:18 PM / by Daphne Robertson

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A partner is a business owner and employer, which by definition means they are not an employee. As a consequence, partners do not benefit from all the various employment protections afforded to employees. Despite this, we are often asked about partner entitlements, particularly regarding maternity and childcare.

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What does GDPR mean for GP Practices?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 3:00:27 PM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Practice Management

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What is GDPR and what does it mean to be compliant?

I am sure that you will all by now be aware of GDPR. GDPR comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and seeks to give individuals more control over how organisations use their data.

GDPR is a European regulation, and automatically becomes law in the UK because of our membership of the European Union. Although Brexit would take us out of the European Union, the current plan is to incorporate all EU law into UK law, so GDPR is almost certainly here to stay.

Confusingly, the UK Parliament is drafting its own data protection law called the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). This law will supplement the GDPR and replace the existing 1998 Data Protection Act. The DPA 2018 is still working its way through Parliament so is not finalised. Much of the commentary on ‘GDPR’ combines it with the DPA 2018, and so mixes actual law with a draft bill.

 

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Stamp Duty Land Tax on Surgery Leases

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2018 2:04:25 PM / by Nils Christiansen

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Should a GP practice accept gifts and legacies?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2018 9:38:00 AM / by Daphne Robertson posted in Practice Management, Regulatory

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Every now and then, a practice might be fortunate enough to be remembered in a patient’s Will or to receive gifts from grateful patients.  Research has shown that the proffering of small gifts is relatively common place.  Whilst it is obviously nice to be recognised for one’s good work, it does give rise to a number of professional and legal issues.

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