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Friday 24 October 2014

Top stories

02.10.14: Health Education England has been asked to find out exactly how many primary and community care staff are needed across the country
23.10.14: Black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders in the healthcare system are hoped to benefit from a new programme launched by the NHS Leadership Academy.
22.10.14: A system designed to help recruit, retain, develop staff has been launched by the UK’s national business standards company, BSI.
17.10.14: Six organisations across the UK have been chosen by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to test nurse revalidation
30.09.14: The 2015/16 GP contract, announced today, will see practices obliged to publish their average earnings by March 2016 as part of a bid for additional “transparency”
14.10.14: Guidance on room decontamination and how to assess whether a patient has been infected with Ebola in general practice has been released by Public Health England
30.09.14: An additional £400 million has been pledged to help practices offer more flexible opening hours to patients, but RCGP has warned that the plans will unfairly “raise [patient] expectations”
14.10.14: Practices have been warned over patient confidentiality when participating in the government’s seven-day access trial

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

16th October

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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