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Practice Business

  • Whistleblowing – time to speak up?

    Whistleblowing – time to speak up?

    Emlyn Williams, a Partner at Weightmans LLP, considers the implications of Sir Robert Francis’ Independent Review into Whistleblowing within the NHS

  • Care planning conversations enable better care

    Care planning conversations enable better care

    The Coalition for Collaborative Care has developed The House of Care, a new model and way of working that can enable primary care professionals and their clients to achieve person-centred, coordinated care.

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

    GPC chair warns change must come to General practice

    General practice is in ‘a parlous state’ and the NHS is ‘in danger of collapsing’ warned Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA’s General Practitioner’s Committee. In his opening address to the LMCs Conference in York, he said GPs, while members of CCGs, often lack the confidence to challenge CCG decisions.

  • 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.