What’s been going on this week? Explore the best bits from Practice Business over the last seven days – features, interviews, case studies and much more



GMC cuts fees for new doctors

14th December 2017

Registration and renewal fees for new doctors are set to be reduced from next year, the GMC has announced. Doctors set to apply for provisional registration in 2018 will benefit from total savings of £1,190 [read more]


BMA clarifies guidance on mental health fees

14th December 2017

Doctors can charge for Mental Health Act assessments in their own hospitals when conducted outside their contracted working hours, BMA advice says. The advice has been issued following calls from several members for clarification on [read more]


Aligning with the NHS data protection standards

13th December 2017

Cybersecurity, data protection, e-safety and ransomware are all terms that we have become very familiar with – as they say, ‘The threat is real’. Paul Heath, regional director, UK&I Public Sector at McAfee, discusses the [read more]


Hawking joins legal action against NHS reforms

12th December 2017

CREDIT: This story was first seen in OnMedica Nobel prize winning theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has joined a legal action aimed at scuppering NHS reforms that he fears will lead to greater privatisation and [read more]