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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

GPs

10th August 2015

What is a Patient Group Direction (PGD)?

1Fit

With the flu vaccination season almost upon us, I thought I would highlight the need for – and use –...

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03rd August 2015

Primary Care Scrutiny under the 5 Year Forward View – Part 1

1Fit

The House of Commons health committee is launching an inquiry into primary care which will include scrutiny of GP pay...

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24th July 2015

Pharmacists to the rescue?

1Fit

You may have seen in the news recently that NHS England have launched a £15m scheme to employ clinical pharmacists...

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19th July 2015

Chaperone Update: Why is it important to have a chaperone?

1Fit

A couple of circumstances occurred in my practice this week, which called our chaperone policy and procedure into play. Having...

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13th July 2015

How Can We Deal With DNAs – Did Not Attends?

1Fit

Can we charge patients? On the BBC’s Question Time programme last week the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, revealed that the Government...

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07th July 2015

Client data: Keep it confidential

1Fit

We all do things on a regular basis without realising the consequences but we could be committing some common data...

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30th June 2015

7-day Working – Deal or No Deal?

1Fit

How have we got into this situation? So the Health Secretary has promised a ‘new deal for general practice,’ including funding...

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22nd June 2015

Have you submitted your annual complaints return yet?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

A reminder Practices will have received a reminder this week to submit their complaints data return for 2014/15 by 8th July...

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12th June 2015

How do you reward staff?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

A pay rise isn’t always an option Despite what they may think we do value our staff and we would love...

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09th June 2015

How Effective Is Your PPG?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Patient Participation Group (PPG) This week we continued with our campaign to set up a Patient Participation Group (PPG). I know...

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