Guidance notes from Apolline to the way CQC inspects and regulates – effective from 1st April 2015

The CQC changed the way it regulates and inspects on 1st April 2015 when they moved from inspecting against the ‘essential standards of quality and safety’ to inspecting against their new ‘fundamental standards’ regulations. A number of other things have also changed. These guidance notes from Apolline summarise the main things practices need to know […]

Avoiding the intellectual property trap

Intellectual property (IP) often hits the news, be it the estate of a deceased rocker suing Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement on Stairway to Heaven, or a long lost descendant of Arthur Conan Doyle in the USA threatening to sue the BBC for infringing a European-wide trademark of the Sherlock Holmes ‘brand’, or perhaps the […]

Pensions – All change again!

Pensions – All change again! 2015 is sure to be remembered as the year that pensions became more complicated than ever before! Not only is there a new NHS Pension Scheme being introduced, but many practices will also have to face the challenges of auto-enrolment, and that’s before we’ve even considered the planned changes that […]

All change / no change

All change / no change John Grant looks at the issues surrounding LATs and the NHS guidance on incorporation. Before the introduction of Local Area Teams (LATs), when we were dealing with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), each one seemed to have a different, often conflicting viewpoint and way of working. One consequence was that it […]

How do your recall and new patient rates measure up?

Clear Vision’s third annual Dental Business KPI Report is now hot of the press. Once again, it reveals the average results we see for four of the most powerful KPIs. Four powerful KPIs which make a difference to the top line financial results of your dental business. You can now get your copy to see how your results stack […]