SAFETY WITH SHARPS: from Peninsula
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Ask anyone working in healthcare if they understand the hazards and risks to health and safety form the use of needles and sharp instruments (known as sharps) and they’ll tell you that they know all about it. It’s about taking care with sharps, putting them in sharps containers and treating … Read More

NIC Services
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NIC Services Group has over 50 years’ experience within cleaning & support services sector and is renowned for excellence and value. We provide a wide range of service solutions from daily cleaning to specialist and one-off deep cleaning, designed to support your business. Our unique business model allows us to … Read More

Indemnity Update with Lockton: Spreading the word
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Over the past five years GPs have experienced unprecedented increases in the cost of their indemnity. At the same time they have been asked to work longer hours and restructure themselves to adapt to the changing healthcare environment. Add to this the need to ensure that the whole surgery, nurses, … Read More

Beware of Partnerships at Will!
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from Harrison Clark Rickerby A partnership without a written agreement is a ‘partnership at will’, which is governed by the Partnership Act 1890 (the “Act”). Partnerships at will are inherently unstable as: i. notice to exit the partnership may be served by any partner without the other partners prior knowledge … Read More

Medical professionals must prioritise information security or face irreversible financial and reputational damage
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Robert Guice, Senior Vice President Shred-it EMEAA, warns that the lack of knowledge in the medical community about information security could lead to severe data breaches, resulting in hefty financial fines and jeopardising patient trust. The health sector is the most frequent reporter of data breaches in the UK, with … Read More

Telephony Changes
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with Rob Tolley from Fluid Network Solutions Last year BT announced their intention to switch off the PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025, what does that mean to surgeries? First and foremost, it’s not just surgeries that this going to effect; any organisation however large or small, that is using … Read More

Drayton Manor Theme Park
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WHIT WEEK EXCLUSIVE OFFER – 28 May – 5 June 2016 Drayton Manor Theme Park creating fun family memories. Take advantage of this exclusive offer, available during Whit Week from 28 May 2016 to 5 June 2016 only. Price is £14 (4 years+) Call 0844 472 1950 and quote WHITPAS16. … Read More

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

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