The latest Management in Practice survey, seeking practice managers' opinions on a range of topical healthcare finance issues, has been extended until Friday.
The survey was due to close last week but, due to a surge of late responses to the survey coinciding with many of the topics covered hitting the headlines, it will now be extended until Friday (30 October 2008).
"In recent weeks, a plethora of practice-based finance issues have taken centre stage in healthcare news," said Stuart Gidden, Supervising Editor of Management in Practice.
"For instance, in just the last fortnight we've heard of alleged bonuses for GPs for cutting hospital referrals, the government wringing its hands over top-up payments, a demand for new NHS pay talks in light of the current economic gloom, moves to block commercial bids for GP practices, question marks over new proposals for individual budgets for patients with serious health conditions, as well as concern over practice income and costs.
"Our survey includes questions on these topics and more, and is a great opportunity for practice managers to voice their opinions on such topics as a collective profession."
The survey is intended to gauge the consensus of opinion among practice managers on issues affecting practice income, or that may affect practice income in the future. A full report on the results of this survey will be featured in the upcoming Winter 2008 issue of Management in Practice.
The survey is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland.