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Sunday 19 November 2017

Valerie Martin

Articles by this author

Tue 18 September
Tue 18 September
Encouraged by government plans to open up primary care services to a wide range of providers, primary care trusts are increasingly putting surgeries up for tender. With the growing involvement of the private sector, competition for running a practice is greater than ever. But how should you put in a bid, and what might the PCT be looking for? Valerie Martin explains
Thu 31 August
Thu 31 August
New pensions rules came into effect on 6 April this year, known as “A-Day”. These rules offer simpler and more flexible retirement arrangements for all. One of the main advantages of the new legislation was that, for the first time, everyone will be able to save in more than one pension scheme at the same time. Valerie Martin looks at what these options mean for practice staff
Thu 1 December
Thu 1 December
Over 18 months after the start of the new GMS contract, the issue of superannuation is in complete turmoil. What had seemed initially to be a relatively straightforward change in the funding mechanism of the employer’s superannuation for GP and non-GP partners has proved to be a minefield …