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HMRC to charge 7.75 percent interest on late tax payments HMRC to charge 7.75 percent interest on late tax payments

Plus 5% if the 2022-23 balancing payment is not paid within 30 days, accountant warns.

Salaried GPs face redundancy at Surrey practice Salaried GPs face redundancy at Surrey practice

Surrey and Sussex LMC told Pulse that it backs including GPs in ARRS funding.

New LocumDeck menus for GPs and practice managers New LocumDeck menus for GPs and practice managers

All settings have now been moved to an easy-access side panel, making it easier for GPs to find and adjust the platform to suit their needs.

GP locums sought for 2024 prescribing survey GP locums sought for 2024 prescribing survey

Professor Tony Avery is looking for GP locums to participate in a national survey aimed to improve GP prescribing. 

GP update on prostate cancer scheduled for February GP update on prostate cancer scheduled for February

Dr Sam Merriel of Prostate Cancer UK will present a short summary of the latest research and best practice for patients during a webinar at 1pm on Thursday 1 February.

Survey: Physician associates pose ‘significant’ patient risk Survey: Physician associates pose ‘significant’ patient risk

LocumDeck, NASGP’s booking platform, includes a setting for each practice for locums to express their level of willingness to supervise non-GPs. 

One in ten practices at risk now half of GPs over retirement age One in ten practices at risk now half of GPs over retirement age

Pressure on practice budgets and workforce have made GP partner and salaried roles increasingly unappealing for GPs.

GP ovarian cancer event scheduled for January 2024 GP ovarian cancer event scheduled for January 2024

Dr Eloise Elphinstone will present ‘Ovarian cancer as an abdominal cancer: Update for GPs’ on Thurs 4 January.

‘Priority’ queries only for HMRC phonelines until 31 January ‘Priority’ queries only for HMRC phonelines until 31 January

Taxpayers will receive no support with frequently-asked questions from helplines over seven weeks to the Self Assessment deadline.

NASGP supports Health Poverty Action’s Rwanda campaign NASGP supports Health Poverty Action’s Rwanda campaign

NASGP’s charitable donation this Xmas will support a new campaign to protect people in Rwanda from violence and help them find work.

Survey: Mixed picture on locum sessions worked this year Survey: Mixed picture on locum sessions worked this year

Around half of GP locums have reported a decrease in their sessions worked over the past year due to a lack of work available, a new Pulse survey has found.

Fair terms ‘four times more important than pay’ – GP locums Fair terms ‘four times more important than pay’ – GP locums

Just 8% of respondents prioritised ‘Good rates’.

More GPs face higher tax bills after Autumn Statement freeze More GPs face higher tax bills after Autumn Statement freeze

Despite the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions, more GPs face higher income tax bills, accountants have warned.

GP views sought on physician associates for BMA survey GP views sought on physician associates for BMA survey

GPs and BMA members have been asked their views on physician associates for a new survey by the BMA.

Workload and burnout behind new GP trends, GMC finds Workload and burnout behind new GP trends, GMC finds

Numbers of UK medical graduates joining the GP register fell 4% in 2022 compared with 2018. 

Lowest-earning GPs to pay higher pension contributions Lowest-earning GPs to pay higher pension contributions

But GPs with pensionable earnings of £75,633 per year or more will pay lower NHS pension contributions rates from April 2024.

‘Use ARRS money to employ GP locums’, Pulse editor writes ‘Use ARRS money to employ GP locums’, Pulse editor writes

Jaimie Kaffash, editor of GP title Pulse, has called on the Government to allow practices and PCNs to reallocate additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) funding.

LocumDeck: ‘Busiest day ever’ on Instant Book last month LocumDeck: ‘Busiest day ever’ on Instant Book last month

Bookings for the month of October were up 10% compared with the previous month, and up 25% year on year.

Free Macmillan talk on cancer in general practice launches Free Macmillan talk on cancer in general practice launches

Final talk of the year, ‘Cancer: GP early diagnosis and personalised care’, will be delivered by Macmillan GP Dr Anthony Cunliffe.

Last chance to book free place on GP asthma webinar Last chance to book free place on GP asthma webinar

Dr Andy Whittamore, clinical lead at Asthma + Lung UK, will be giving an hour-long talk online on Thursday.

GPs’ housing should be funded, Kent council says GPs’ housing should be funded, Kent council says

In a letter to Steve Barclay, seen by Pulse, Swale Borough Council called on Steve Barclay to deliver ‘funded solutions’ to draw more GPs to work locally. 

Physician associates must work within ‘red lines’: RCGP Physician associates must work within ‘red lines’: RCGP

Prof Hawthorne said she had also been warned that it would taken a year for PAs to become regulated by the GMC.

Four in 10 GP partners ‘would go salaried for the right deal’ Four in 10 GP partners ‘would go salaried for the right deal’

Of 408 GP partners surveyed, some 43% said they would move from partner to salaried with the right deal on the table.

Salaried GP ‘overtime tracker’ toolkit launched by BMA  Salaried GP ‘overtime tracker’ toolkit launched by BMA 

It follows reports of missing pay rises for salaried GPs.