LCSP Register: AGM
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Special Guest Speaker: John Sharkey MSc This exciting presentation will introduce the delegates to the concept of Biotensegrity and how it applies to human anatomy and motion. LCSP Register is pleased to offer to our colleagues a ‘Caradoc Network Members’ discount price of £150’ Non-members £200 Places are limited so early … Read More

2016 Supplier Event
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Caradoc is holding a conference on 30th June 2016 at the Shrewsbury Town Football Club for over 100 supplier organisations who support the buying group. As part of the event we will be holding a raffle and auction to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance, our chosen charity for 2016. … Read More

Presentation Skills Training Workshop
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Business owners and employees in Shropshire have the chance to brush up on their presentation skills at a training course in the county town next month. A Presentation Skills Training workshop will be held at the Caradoc conference centre in Shrewsbury on March 8 from 9.30am to 1pm. The session … Read More

Midlands Air Ambulance: Our Nominated Charity of the Year in 2016
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Caradoc Medical Services, based in Shrewsbury, is a not-for-profit buying consortium initially set up to negotiate better buying terms for out of hours providers Shropdoc. The company now works with thousands of GP practices across the country as well as other businesses including dentists, osteopaths, massage therapists and SMEs. Business manager Peter … Read More

Standing Up On The Job
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According to research sitting in your chair for more than four hours a day can be directly linked to weight gain, back issues and circulatory problems. People who spend long periods of time sitting down have also been found to be more at risk of developing higher rates of diabetes … Read More

Supporting Women in Business
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Shrewsbury-based buying consortium Caradoc Medical Services is sponsoring networking events that support women in business across the region. The Bizmums Shropshire Big Networking event took place at The Valley Hotel in Ironbridge on January 20, with businesswomen from across the county gathering together for an extending networking opportunity, to increase … Read More

Indemnity & Professional Liability Insurance
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The increasing complexity of clinical service delivery has meant more organisations are looking for alternative indemnity solutions. Lockton has worked with specialist healthcare insurers to devise a bespoke insurance policy that covers not only service providers, but ALL clinical and non-clinical staff. Can you insure our clinicians, including doctors, consultants, GPs … Read More

Pension Update
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Daniel Hetherington, Principal, Herald Wealth Management Over recent years there have been a number of changes to both the NHS Pension and pension legislation itself. The NHS Pension Scheme has seen the introduction of the 2008 Scheme and more recently the 2015 Scheme. Around the same period we have seen the … Read More

Building the Caracalls Network
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Saving money can be easy for individual practices, practices with branch surgeries, clusters and GP Federations by networking telephony systems. Peter Masters, Business Manager for Caradoc explains further “In simple terms using VoIP lines as opposed to traditional ISDN lines can provide savings for all, whether you are a standalone practice … Read More

Assured Air & Water Q&A
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We asked Caradoc approved supplier Assured Air & Water your questions on legionella testing… Does my premises require a Legionella Risk Assessment? Yes – If you employ five or more people and/or you have any water facilities available for use by members of the public, you must keep an up-to-date Legionella … Read More

Ask Amanda
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Amanda Chadwick Employment Law and Health & Safety Presenter Q – Hi Amanda I have a member of staff that has worked for me for over five years, she went on annual leave for just a week, it is now three weeks later and she hasn’t returned to work? I have … Read More

Super Practices – How does this model work for you?
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Ann Tudor from specialist medical accountants, Tudor Healthcare Accountant, looks at organisational aspects of super-practices as an employer compared to the conventional smaller GP practice model. The era of the super-practice? The recent Government announcement that a new GMS contract is to be formulated which would only be available for … Read More

Developing a federated model of General Practice
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Developing mission, vision and values By Scott McKenzie www.scottmckenzieconsultancy.com GP Federations are springing up all over England, many of them growing organically from the like-mindedness of the individuals involved recognising the benefits of General Practice working at scale through a legal entity. Equally, some have been born of the needs … Read More

Indemnity Insurance to Cut Costs for GPs
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GPs working for out of hours providers no longer have to pay ever increasing premiums on their own indemnity insurance under an innovative new scheme. The move is expected to relieve pressure on A&E departments, walk-in clinics and NHS 111/out of hours services. Shropshire-based Caradoc Medical Services worked with Lockton, the … Read More

VariDesk
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Caradoc is now a Distributor for VariDesk. The VARIDESK was developed to address the negative side-effects of being seated for the majority of the working day. The VARIDESK is a retrofit adjustable platform that sits on top of your existing desk. When you feel the need to stand, simply raise … Read More

CaraFair Award for Best Service goes to Shred-it
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A national shredding company, which shreds the confidential information of GP surgeries across the country, has scooped an award for their efforts. Healthcare providers have been fined over £1.5 million for data protection breaches, since the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) powers were increased in 2010, in cases where the disposal of … Read More

Williams Medical September Offer….
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Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT 6020 Thermometer – Save 25% plus 200 FREE probe covers worth £9.95 [Order Code: W26812) – Call the WeCare Team on: 01682 846 666 (quoting Caradoc 0915) or visit www.wms.co.uk/caradoc Offer exclusively available to Caradoc Members between September 1st and 30th (while stocks last). Please state … Read More

PHS Group – Free Flu Jab Support Kit
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Spend over £75 and receive our Flu Jab Support Kit absolutely FREE!  The Flu jab support kit (normally £15) includes: 1 x 750ml trigger spray bottle of Safe Zone virucidal sanitiser 1 x roll of 200 blue or white aprons 1 x box of synthetic gloves 1 x box of … Read More

Another Satisfied Caradoc Member….
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“With a rather tight deadline by which to set up my new clinic, I called Caradoc with the hope that they would be able to help me out with my rather demanding of list of equipment requirements. Caradoc very helpfully put me in touch with a couple of their suppliers … Read More

Carafair 2015 Award
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Practice Supplies One of the Winners of the 2015 Award.  A new innovative scheme is reducing printing costs at GP surgeries across the country. Shropshire-based Caradoc Medical Services teamed up with Yorkshire-based Practice Supplies to launch Caraprint – a scheme offering free printers with a package of printer consumables. Initially set up to … Read More

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