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GPs

Pay

Explainer: The rules on off-payroll paymentsSubscription

Rules on off-payroll payments were introduced in 2012 amid anger over senior public officials minimising tax liabilities by being paid through companies.

Gavel

Legal battle could cause out of hours costs to rocketSubscription

Out of hours services costs could face a significant hike as off-payroll payments to GPs come under scrutiny from the government.

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CCGs risk fines and unpaid tax bills for breaking pay rulesSubscription

Clinical commissioning groups could face significant bills for unpaid tax and penalty fines after falling foul of rules over the use of off-payroll payments to GP leaders.

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Survey: CCG leaders' financial confidence dipsSubscription

Clinical commissioning group leaders’ confidence in balancing their budgets has taken a substantial knock, according to HSJ’s latest barometer survey. 

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Stevens promises big increase in GP spendingSubscription

Spending on general practice will increase by 14 per cent in real terms by 2020-21, NHS England has claimed as it launches a five year GP strategy.

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New ‘GP contract’ may be open to NHS trust joint venturesSubscription

The new voluntary GP contract announced by the prime minister last year could be held by joint ventures set up by NHS organisations, Simon Stevens has said.

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GP roadmap may herald move to 'self-assessment', say sourcesSubscription

GPs could face fewer inspections in future under a proposal being considered for the sector’s support package to be launched next week, HSJ has been told.

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Hundreds fewer junior doctors apply for key specialty trainingSubscription

Hundreds of junior doctors have not applied to continue their NHS training in key hospital based specialties, according to data from Health Education England.

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NHS property company to raise rents to market levelsSubscription

Many GPs and other primary care providers will be billed for higher rents from this month in a move towards charging market rates for NHS properties.

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CCGs ordered to appoint 'conflicts of interest guardian'Subscription

Clinical commissioning groups will be required to nominate a “conflicts of interest guardian” as part of a system-wide overhaul of conflicts of interest policy, NHS England has announced.

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'Nearly all' CCGs to take on primary care commissioning by 2018 Subscription

NHS England has said that it expects “nearly all” clinical commissioning groups to have taken on delegated commissioning for primary care by 2017-18.

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NHS England accused of 'lots of talk but no action' on evolving primary careSubscription

The leader of one of the largest GP federations in the country has accused NHS England of doing “nothing” to encourage the development of general practice at scale.

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Government 'complacent' about future of general practice, warn MPsSubscription

MPs have accused the Department of Health and NHS England of being “complacent” about the ability of general practice to cope with increased demand from patients and rising public expectations.

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'Tens of millions' needed to develop GP leadersSubscription

“Tens of millions” of pounds needs to be invested in leadership development for GPs at the helm of large scale provider groups, a senior NHS England official has said.

Contract

One per cent pay uplift in new GP contractSubscription

A deal announced today on the 2016-17 national GP contract includes a 1 per cent pay uplift, part of a £220m overall increase in funding. 

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GPs may have been paid twice for care home work, whistleblower claimedSubscription

GPs in Barnet may have been paid twice for the same work – once by the NHS and again by a “retainer” paid to them privately by a care home, according to concerns raised by a whisteblower.

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Exclusive: CCG whistleblower sacked days after raising conflicts of interestSubscription

A whistleblower was dismissed just days after raising concerns about conflicts of interest in a clinical commissioning group, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Vanguard GP ‘super partnership’ in talks to expand across EnglandSubscription

One of the country’s leading large scale GP providers – which is also a new care model vanguard – is in talks to expand to other locations across England, HSJ has learned. 

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BMA to canvass GPs over 'mass resignation'Subscription

The British Medical Association has pulled back from calling for mass GP resignations, with local leaders instead demanding the union canvass providers’ support in case their demands for “emergency” support are not met.

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