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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Top stories

16.09.14: Two days before Scotland's ground-breaking vote on independence, specialist healthcare solicitor Andy Drane outlines possible changes
15.09.14: The British Medical Association has called for the government to work "in partnership" with doctors to ensure a sustainable NHS
12.09.14: 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
12.09.14: The NHS Employers organisation has today confirmed that Danny Mortimer has been appointed as its new chief executive, succeeding Dean Royles who left earlier this month
01.09.14: Thousands of patients have signed the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) petition for fairer practice funding
22.08.14: Staff with specific skills and experience such as practice managers can provide valuable insight to the Care Quality Commission when inspecting
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
19.08.14: The CQC has announced a new system of ‘special measures’ for GP practices which we plan to introduce in October this year, as part of our plans to inspect and rate all GP surgeries
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Andy Drane: Two days before Scotland's ground-breaking vote on independence, 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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