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  • Updated guidance on the salaried GPs model contract

    It has been some time since the model contract for salaried GPs was updated, so over the past few months the BMA team has been reviewing the contract to highlight any outdated references. As the BMA is unable to update the original wording of the contract as agreed between the BMA and NHS Confederation in 2003, BMA guidance on the model contract has instead been revised. This makes sure references to legislation are...
  • Highlights from the LMC England conference 2019

    • 18 Dec 2019
    Sessional GPs were out in force at the third annual LMCs (local medical committees) of England conference last month. Our very own Rachel McMahon showed admirable leadership as the chair (ably supported by Shaba Nabi), and two sessional GP committee members proposed motions, both of which were carried overwhelmingly. Despite the national concerns around Brexit, the (then) upcoming general election and worries over the...
  • Bringing PCN expertise and networking for clinical directors

    • 9 Dec 2019
    Now that you have formed your Primary Care Network, it is time to shape and direct your local vision in a way that truly improves the lives of both your patients and staff.
  • What’s next for your primary care network?

    • 5 Dec 2019
    Now that you have formed your primary care network, it is time to shape and direct your local vision in a way that truly improves the lives of both your patients and staff. The BMA is offering a bespoke learning and development package. This is designed to provide PCN leaders a space to share experiences and establish a network of support. In so doing, everyone will benefit and gain from the experience, learning and...
  • Digital transformation in primary care – looking back at 2019

    • 4 Dec 2019
    It has been a very busy year as IT policy lead for GPC; primary care is undergoing the biggest digital transformation agenda we have seen. I have been working with colleagues on the policy group and our JGPITC (joint GPC-RCGP IT committee) to influence the national agenda on future IT to ensure these new developments are suitable for practices and enhance patient care. The Long Term Plan published at the start of the...