Buying Group newsletter - October 2019

 

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The advantages of having an employee benefit scheme

With pressure to deliver targets growing for GP practices and staff, what provisions should practices consider to attract and retain their staff as well as their continual wellbeing?

Millions of pounds are lost every year due to staff absence connected to work pressure. Managing Director of MIAB Robert Lynch explains how an employee benefit scheme can help you with recruitment, retention and proactive wellbeing in the face of growing demands.
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Preparing for Brexit with MidMeds


With growing uncertainty about the impacts of Brexit on London general practice, we know that some practices are thinking about stockpiling essential supplies. The Londonwide Buying Group's recommended medical supplies provider, MidMeds, has increased stock levels for hundreds of the most purchased products, including pharmaceuticals, to help give practices peace of mind.

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Buying Group Partners

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Practice Index provides e-learning covering around 50 subjects.
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Midmeds supply practice consumables.
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Surgery Connect provides GP telephony.
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MIAB (Medical Insurance Advisory Bureau) provide practice and personal insurance.

 


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Last updated : 21 Feb 2020

 

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