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Friday 17 August 2018


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Better data protection laws should not drain general practice

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The UK introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 2018, binding big and small organisations alike to follow strict data protection principles.
While it’s great that the UK is implementing measures to protect its citizens’ personal data, the introduction of GDPR has created a situation in which an existing task, the processing of subject access requests (SARs), is placing additional pressure on practices by leaving them to cope with an...

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The winners of the inaugural Management in Practice Awards, recognising excellence in primary care, were announced at the Birmingham NEC in October. Congratulations to all who were shortlisted and who took part – the standards were incredibly high. Here, we present the winners in each category and outline the achievements of each of these pioneering practices