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PMS contractors and the BMA model contract

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 9:06:00 AM / by Daphne Robertson posted in Employment

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The BMA model contract is a topic we recently covered in our blog: ‘What is the BMA model contract and does it apply to me?’.

Many PMS contractors assume the need to provide such a contract does not apply to them. However, the issue isn’t quite so clear cut and this may be leading some practices to inadvertently put themselves at risk.

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Ceasing contributions to the NHS Pension – what are the partnership implications?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2017 10:06:00 AM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Partnership, Employment

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There are many reasons why a partner may decide to stop contributing towards the NHS Pension – from 24hr retirement, to approaching the ceiling of the lifetime allowance, or simply deciding to make other pension arrangements.

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What is the BMA model contract and does it apply to me?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2017 2:55:45 PM / by Daphne Robertson posted in Employment

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The BMA model contract was introduced in 2004 to try and ensure a common standard for GPs employed by practices and those employed by PCOs. The PCOs have since become CCGs and NHS England, and they no longer employ significant numbers of GPs. Nonetheless, the BMA Model Contract has endured.

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Is your practice prepared for the changes to IR35?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2017 9:25:49 AM / by Jonathan Hemmant posted in Partnership, Practice Management, Employment

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Significant changes to tax legislation IR35 are likely to come into force from April 2017. These changes have implications for any practice that engages workers, such as locums, through their own companies.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Bank Holidays - how to ensure all partners have a happy New Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 6, 2017 4:55:31 PM / by Daphne Robertson posted in Employment

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Most GP partners will have enjoyed some much needed time off over the Christmas and New Year period and it won’t be long before the next bank holiday arrives.   One question which we are frequently asked is how partnerships can fairly apportion bank holidays so that part time partners don’t miss out.

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Should you promote a non-GP into your partnership?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2016 11:14:17 AM / by Daphne Robertson posted in Partnership, Practice Management, Employment

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The changing nature of running a GP practice, with all its pressures and complexities, means that most GP partnerships now recognise the need and benefit of having skilled managers supporting them.

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