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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Top stories

23.09.14: The bullying of NHS staff who raise concerns has become "commonplace" in the health service, a whistleblowers network has claimed
23.09.14: Updated resources to support GPs through revalidation have been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners
22.09.14: GP income in the UK has continued to fall, while their expenses are increasing, an HSCIC report has shown
19.09.14: Pay dissatisfaction has led members of Unison in England to vote for a strike
01.09.14: Thousands of patients have signed the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) petition for fairer practice funding
03.09.14: NHS Employers’ assistant director of employment services, Ruth Warden, gives an overview of new information to help managers handle sick leave effectively
10.09.14: The growing shortage of GPs combined with the changing needs of patients could prompt a major restructuring of primary care, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said
28.08.14: The way holiday entitlement is calculated for staff who work overtime could be subject to change, practices have been warned

Personal practice

Andy Drane: How will general practice be affected if Scotland decides to become independent? Two days before the ground-breaking vote specialist healthcare solicitor Andy Drane outlines possible changes
Dr James Kingsland: In this co-written post, Dr James Kingsland and Graham Roberts, managing director of Assura Group explain why the Five Year Forward View must revolutionise primary care estates
Steve Field: For the last two weeks the Care Quality Commission's chief inspector of general practice, Steve Field, has been busy meeting CQC staff and taking part in inspections

Events 2014

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CQC Handbook

What can you expect when you are inspected? Our CQC Rule book, sponsored by DBG, provides tips, advice and insight for practice managers planning and preparing for a CQC inspection.
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