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GPs in Scotland have been offered a new contract deal guaranteeing partners minimum earnings of £80,430 and offering interest free premises loans in a bid to return the profession to a sustainable footing.
Every GP practice in England will be contractually required to have a named partner or senior staff member who is responsible for data and cyber security under new data security requirements published by the DH and NHS England.
The following generic job description for a physician associate (PA) in primary care has been provided by the Faculty of Physician Associates. The faculty has also provided a person specification, which is also attached. You can download these and adapt them for use in your practice.
Download this job description, which can be amended for use in your practice.
Medeconomics has produced job description templates that you can download and adapt for use in your practice. New roles, including practice-based pharmacists, prescribing technician and physician associate have been added.
Most practices in England will undergo simpler and less frequent, focused inspections from April 2018, the CQC has said.
Responding to patient complaints within the specified timescale is important. However, you should not compromise the quality of your investigation or the completeness of your response with a hasty reply, writes MDU medico-legal adviser, Dr Nicola Lennard.
Removing a patient from your list is never an easy option. MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward provides a step-by-step guide to help practices avoid the pitfalls.
Martin Ramsey has supported a number of practices to merge or federate, he offers advice on how to ensure an 'at-scale' approach to primary care is successful.
- Salaried GP and Maternity Locum Postions Salford Care Centres Manchester, Greater Manchester
- GP Partner Position Thurso & Halkirk Medical Practice Thurso, Highland
- Salaried GP – 2/3 sessions Liphook Village Surgery Liphook, Hampshire
- Part time GP Partner Rotherham Road Medical Centre Barnsley, South Yorkshire
- Salaried GP with a view to partnership Radnor House Surgery Ascot, Berkshire