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Special offer for Locum GPs - access all content for just £150 - EMIS LV, PCS and SystmOne GP User Guides and manuals

July 3, 2012 — administrator

Pricare is here to help.

We have extensive documentation, handouts, crib sheets and user guides on all of the major CfH accredited systems to allow you to be one step ahead of your temporary position.

All of our help guides are clearly written in plain English and contain screen shots where necessary to help you work your way through.

You can also print these guides out and keep them at your side during consultations to refer to when required.

CCGs urged to use competitive tender for local enhanced services

July 3, 2012 — administrator

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) awarding local enhanced services (LESs) have been told using competitive tender or the any qualified provider scheme 'will introduce greater transparency and help reduce the scope for conflicts'.

The steer from the NHS Commissioning Board (NCB) is contained within 14-page document Code of Conduct: Managing conflicts of interest where GP practices are potential providers of CCG-commissioned services published today.

Lack of money forces CCGs to cut GP roles

July 3, 2012 — administrator

Small clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are cutting GP board posts and limiting GP involvement because they lack the money to pay for their time, accountants are warning.

Bob Senior, director of medical services at accountancy firm RSM Tenon, told the Commissioning Show 2012 event in Kensington, London, on Wednesday that one CCG in the Midlands had to reduce the number of GPs on its board from six to two.

CCGs to reward practices financially for staying in budget

July 3, 2012 — administrator

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will financially reward practices that help them generate savings, a CCG lead has said.

Speaking at the Commissioning 2012 event in Kensington, London, Cumbria CCG chairman Dr Hugh Reeve said some CCGs were using efficiency savings generated by practices to fund enhanced services and other schemes that offered practices a chance to earn more.

TPP release PDF document explaining the three different sharing models in SystmOne

June 27, 2012 — administrator

This document is available as an attachment on your Status Messages inside SystmOne, on the F1 help screen and details can also be found by logging into your Pricare GP/OOH or Community account under the Sharing section.


Leaked letter reveals new threat to North East NHS jobs

June 18, 2012 — administrator

MORE than 1,000 NHS staff in the North East could face redundancy as a result of the Government’s controversial healthcare reforms.

GPs should work weekend to clear industrial action backlog, says Lansley

June 18, 2012 — administrator

GPs who are taking industrial action on Thursday should work on the following weekend to clear a backlog of 1.25 million cancelled appointments, health secretary Andrew Lansley has told the BMA.

‘Agreeable’ GPs should face disciplinary action, says NHS watchdog

June 11, 2012 — administrator

Managers have been advised to crack down on GPs who are too ‘agreeable' and have ‘a desire to do well', in new NHS advice on how to performance-manage practices.

The National Clinical Assessment Service says managers should intervene early to tackle ‘behavioural difficulties' in all healthcare practitioners, including those who follow guidelines too rigidly or try to please patients.