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


 

Features

Preparing for a CQC inspection

15th February 2018

  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates against the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 and the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009, which outline the essential standards of quality and [read more]

Legal

Rural GP concerns over Scotland’s new contract

15th February 2018

CREDIT: This story was first seen in BBC News Rural doctors say Scotland’s proposed new GP contract has not ‘adequately addressed’ the challenges they face, BBC News reports. They argue that while practice incomes might be [read more]

Finance and funding

Surcharge hike will hinder doctors, says BMA

14th February 2018

The BMA cautions that government plans to double the cost of the health surcharge levied on non-EEA (European Economic Area) visitors to the UK risks deterring international doctors from working in the NHS The BMA [read more]

Editors choice

A new dawn, a new day, a new…GP partner

13th February 2018

In the current climate, it’s becoming more difficult to attract potential partners for your GP practice. However – if you can make them an offer they can’t refuse, if they are the right fit for [read more]

News

NHS remains under ‘unsustainable’ pressure

13th February 2018

The NHS is still under extreme pressure with the health secretary admitting the situation is ‘unsustainable’, the BMA reports Hospital trusts across the country are running at capacity, with 95% of beds full on average [read more]

Management

Health rethink over falling GP numbers in Oxford

13th February 2018

CREDIT: This story was first seen in the Oxford Mail A growing shortage of GPs in Oxford is forcing health bosses to rethink how care is provided in the city, the Oxford Mail reports. More treatment from specialist [read more]

News

Single GP building in Bridlington won’t go ahead

13th February 2018

CREDIT: This story was first seen in Yorkshire Coast Radio News Plans for a single building for all GP practices in Bridlington will not go ahead, Yorkshire Coast Radio News reports. East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group [read more]

Editors choice

Ch-ch-ch-changes: managing change in your practice

12th February 2018

The practice environment can be mired in a sea of change – governmental, organisational, as well as an ever-changing body of patients and staff. This doesn’t make strategic, operational change easy. Philip Cox-Hynd, change implementation [read more]