Winter Indemnity Scheme extended to cover Easter weekend 2017

NHS England’s Winter Indemnity Scheme has been extended to run until 17 April 2017, a month longer than originally intended. The extension has been introduced with a particular view to covering practices providing extended-hours access over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Eligible practices will be paid 51.6 per registered patient based on their list as of 1 December 2016.

Last updated : 22 Mar 2017


Guest blog: how can the new GP Retention Scheme help you and your colleagues (22 Apr 2017)

Our Medical Director Dr Vicky Weeks looks at the new GP Retention Scheme, which she helped negotiate as a member of the BMA’s Sessional GPs’ subcommittee. Overworked? Exhausted and can’t...
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Submission to APPG enquiry on demand in primary care (22 Apr 2017)

We have now submitted our response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Primary Care and Public Health’s inquiry into managing demand in primary care. Our submission focused on the following...
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Changes to the 2017/19 hospital contract (22 Apr 2017)

NHS England has accepted a number of changes for the new Standard contract, most notably: Results of investigations requested by hospital clinicians should be communicated by the hospital directly...
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New locum pension forms for 2017-18 (22 Apr 2017)

The Employers contribution for the NHS Pension scheme has increased from 14.3% to 14.38% as of 1 April 2017. The NHS Pension Agency is has issued new Locum A and B...
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards deaths - automatic coroner referrals end (04 Apr 2017)

From Monday 3 April 2017, it is no longer necessary to refer all patients who die while subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to the...
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Practice managers - is your appraisal useful? Do you feel valued? (23 Mar 2017)

Practice managers have been recognised in the General Practice Forward View and NHS England have funded a new project to train practice managers to be appraisers. Londonwide LMCs is pleased...
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Budget 2017 (22 Mar 2017)

Rt Hon Theresa May MP’s first and final Spring 2017 Budget as PM was delivered on Wednesday 8 March. Future Budget statements will be delivered in the Autumn to allow...
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GP State of Emergency update March 2017 (22 Mar 2017)

Our GP State of Emergency campaign is almost a year old and continues to go from strength-to-strength, with the website just passing 10,000 downloads of template letters, posters and guidance...
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Guest blog – Child safeguarding reports – where does your practice stand with local authorities? (22 Mar 2017)

With resources squeezed many practices are looking to make sure all the services they provide are properly funded. A number of practices have asked about child safeguarding reports, Vicky Ferlia...
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