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  • Annualisation and the 2019 NHS Pension Scheme Changes v1

    Dear all I have written a Q&A blog on this occasion to try and help lift some of the fog regarding the changes that came in on 1 April 2019 to the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme. I have called this version one. If you have queries that I have not covered, email me at [email protected] and I will add answers to the bottom of this blog and change the version number. We have provided answers to some of your...
  • How are the new BMA Locum T&Cs working for you?

    • 9 Apr 2019
    Hopefully many of you will have seen that the BMA recently published our new Locum template terms and conditions and some of you will have already begun using them with practices. If so, we would love to hear from you ! If you haven’t started using them yet, the document can be found here along with supporting guidance that explains all the legal terminology. The purpose of the document is to set out basic...
  • Your voice matters

    • 28 Mar 2019
    Last week was the LMC UK conference – the one chance for representatives from all LMCs across the UK to get together to debate the matters affecting all GPs. It is important that the sessional GP voice is heard at conference and in my speech, I reflected on the work of the subcommittee and challenged the BMA, GPC and LMCs on whether we are getting it right for sessional GPs. There was a debate on the need to support...
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    This week has seen the gathering in Belfast of GP grassroots representatives from across the UK at a time of immense change for general practice. While contractual divergence across the four nations is defining clear differences in the way services are provided, the UK Conference of LMCs (local medical committees) has spent almost two days debating shared challenges and things that unite us. BMA GPs committee chair Richard...
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    The publication of the PCN agreement is only a couple of weeks away and colleagues across the country have been sharing their thoughts with us about the challenges and opportunities that PCNs bring to general practice and GPs. There are still many unanswered questions for colleagues and with any change it is inevitable that there will be concerns about how these changes will impact you personally and where you can get...