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Thursday 24 April 2014

Top stories

25.03.14: The number of GPs in England has increased by close to 20% since 2003 new figures from the HSCIC show
24.04.14: A leaflet offering tips for employees to voice concerns has been published by NHS Employers
24.04.14: GPs have launched a campaign over new funding for practices hit by MPIG cuts in their local area
23.04.14: Between 100 and 500 general practices will be involved in trialing the programme before it rolls out nationally
08.04.14: More than two thirds of practice managers are considering quitting their jobs because of stress, a survey has revealed
15.04.14: GP surgeries valued on an 'alternative use' basis could lose half of their notional rent, a surveying company has warned
31.03.14: EMIS is to withdraw its EMIS LV and EMIS PCS systems from use in England within the next 12 months
22.04.14: Patient complaints on social media have driven 400% more calls for help from doctors since 2010, the MDU has claimed

Personal practice

Dr Gavin Jamie: GP Gavin Jamie provides a run-through of how the contract update and other recent changes affect coalface GPs - from 'accountable GPs' and practice boundary pilots to IT updates
Dr Gavin Jamie: GP and QOF expert Dr Gavin Jamie writes about the Global Sum/Carr Hill formula which is the baseline for GPs on GMS contracts - and where the money from the withdrawal of MPIG is going
Dr Gavin Jamie: Peering into the minutiae of QOF changes for this year, resident QOF expert Dr Gavin Jamie explains exactly how practices will be affected

Events 2014

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General Practice Awards 2014

General Practice Awards 2014

The General Practice Awards are back for 2014! That means another chance to receive some well-deserved recognition for the valuable services you provide to your community. Taking place this year on the evening of the 20th November at the luxurious London Lancaster Hotel, it’s a night not be missed – but you have to be in it to win it!

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