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Buying or selling a dental practice

Buying or selling a dental practice is complicated and can be a stressful experience, so you need the right advice to guide you through the process. If you are buying Once you find a potential target, you will need to carry out…

Contracts for electronic health records (EHR)

A practice manager’s life is hectic enough, without the extra headache of negotiating contracts on behalf of the practice. Contracts for electronic health records (EHR) can be more tricky than most, because security of patient records is so vital for practices,…

Duty of Candour – Guidance from NMC and GMC

The duty of candour has applied to the NHS for some time, and from 1 April 2015 to the independent and social care sectors. The Nursing & Midwifery Council and General Medical Council have just issued joint guidance on the professional…

Partnership agreements for medical practitioners

Well-drafted partnership agreements are essential to establish a clear framework for the running of the practice and the relationship between the partners. Preparing the agreement can be complex and time-consuming but getting it wrong (or, worse still, no agreement at…

GP Commissioning – A Brave New World?

Consecutive governments have wrestled with the concept of a commissioner/provider model for delivering healthcare. Conceptually the provider part of this equation is easy to identify and set up. The difficulty has been working out how to establish and run a…

GP registration delayed until 2013

GP practices will soon have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The government have recently announced that this registration will take effect by April 2013, rather than April 2012, as originally intended. It is reported that CQC asked…

Pitfalls with GP premises leases

Minimising premises risk GPs may not realise it but their leases of practice premises could hide a number of very significant risks. Those risks can impact financially upon the practice as a whole and on the partners personally. The best time…