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Cutting red tape could create 15 million more appointment slots - 20 Oct, 2015

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A joint report by the NHS Alliance and the Primary Care Foundation – ‘Making Time in General Practice’ – claims that almost 15 million more GP appointments in England could be made available. An…

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NASDAL says dentists should talk to their accountants - 20 Oct, 2015

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The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) has urged dentists to maintain open dialogue with their accountants to stay abreast of ‘monumental’ change. After months…

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GP contract change brings seven-day service closer - 20 Oct, 2015

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Prime Minister David Cameron says a new GP contract will help to transform the NHS and improve the overall level of care integration. During October’s Conservative party conference, Mr Cameron explained…

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Calls grow for extra social care funding - 6 Jul, 2015

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The body that represents registered nursing homes in the UK has joined social services directors and a care sector trade union in calling for extra funding for social care. The Association of Directors…

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1 in 3 GPs planning retirement - 6 Jul, 2015

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One in three GPs are considering retirement in the next five years, according to a British Medical Association (BMA) survey. The survey of 15,560 UK NHS GPs, carried out by ICM for the BMA in January and…

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Private practices edge ahead on profits - 6 Jul, 2015

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The average profit of UK private dental practices in the UK has outstripped those of NHS practices for the first time in nearly a decade. Benchmarking statistics for 2014-15, published by National Association…

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Tax collection drive ‘targeting professionals’ - 9 Mar, 2015

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New research suggests that more professionals, including those working in the healthcare sector, are coming under the scrutiny of specialist units at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which could increase…

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Autumn Statement lacks goodwill - 9 Mar, 2015

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Specialist dental advisors have criticised a measure in Chancellor George Osborne’s 3 December Autumn Statement removing tax relief on businesses that incorporate goodwill. Entrepreneurs’ relief reduces…

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Care homes ‘continue to face financial challenges’ - 10 Dec, 2014

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A new review of the financial health of UK care home companies suggests there has been little improvement in the last year. Company Watch, a specialist in assessing corporate financial health, examined…

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Practice closure fear over GP retirements - 10 Dec, 2014

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Nearly 600 GP practices across the UK, including up to 543 in England, may have to close in the next year as practices struggle to replace family doctors who are retiring, New figures released by the…

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