CQC A letter to The Times

Published in The Times today. Well done Andrew. Dear Sir, For the Care Quality Commission to blame chasing of paperwork targets for the sad state of affairs in hospitals is brazen indeed, as it is the CQC, along with Primary Care Trusts and other “governance” and “compliance” organisations which have enforced the burdensome paperwork loadContinue reading “CQC A letter to The Times”

40% of GPs looking to leave NHS by 2021

From Pulse Online 40% of GPs looking to leave NHS by 2021 Four out of 10 GPs do not expect to be working to an NHS contract in 10 years’ time strengthening fears of a ‘recruitment and retention crisis’. The Healthcare Index published by Lloyds TSB Commercial, which talked to 208 GPs as well asContinue reading “40% of GPs looking to leave NHS by 2021”

Fair Comment – Stephen Hancocks on the OFT investigation into UK dentistry

I always look forward to reading Stephen Hancock’s editorials in the British Dental Journal – I think his comments on the OFT investigation in the current journal bear repeating. BDA members can read his thoughts here. Editorial British Dental Journal 211, 303 (2011) Published online: 7 October 2011 | doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.824 Fair comment Stephen Hancocks, OBEContinue reading “Fair Comment – Stephen Hancocks on the OFT investigation into UK dentistry”

Associates, Incorporation and the NHS Pension Scheme

This important update is from Thomas Dickson of Essential Money Dear Alun We know that many associates have been encouraged to incorporate over the last couple of years. However one of the main disadvantages was that we were pretty sure this was going to affect eligibility for the NHS pension. The Department of Health haveContinue reading “Associates, Incorporation and the NHS Pension Scheme”