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Appraisals are key to demonstrating your fitness to practice. Use our guide to help you understand the appraisal process and how to get the most out of it.
An explanation of the commissioning structures that resulted from the Health and Social Care Act, and a guide to commissioning for different groups of doctors.
Our model contracts, terms and conditions, FAQs and guides will help you understand your contract.
Our ethics toolkits gives you essential guidance on the legal and ethical issues you may encounter in your clinical practice.
We negotiate a range of fee arrangements and offer guidance on a variety of work for which fees can and cannot be charged.
A dedicated area for GP practices covering up-to-date guidance on service delivery, premises, staffing and partnerships.
Job plans are annual agreements between the employer and the doctor so it is important you understand how best to prepare for your job plan review.
Details of various leave entitlements for different branches of practice and the devolved nations.
A resource for doctors who work as occupational physicians covering all aspects of the role.
Pay scales, guidance and tax information whatever your branch of practice.
Pensions is a complex and changing issue for doctors. We offer guidance on the 1995 and 2008 sections, and coverage of the 2015 NHS pension scheme.
Find out about setting up and maintaining a private practice, CQC registration, and BUPA and AXA PPP recognition.
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