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Summit to advise practices on changes

3 November 2010

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A special conference has been organised to discuss the key issues and consequences that will arise from the government’s white paper Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS.

GPs, practice managers, and people who provide management support are being invited to attend the event, which will look at the legal, financial and management issues that practices face.

The conference will cover changes in healthcare regulation, as well as general economic and tax trends that could impact on practices.

The effects the white paper will have on GPs roles as primary care providers and as secondary care commissioners will also be discussed.

Members of the medical teams from PKF, Veale Wasbrough Vizards and Royal Bank of Scotland will lead the talks.

Tony Stringer, medical services partner at PKF in Bristol said: “The white paper will have significant and far-reaching implications for GPs who will face changes to their General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) contracts and will be responsible for commissioning through GP consortia.

“It is also clear that GPs face significant upheaval and increased pressures that will make the next few years difficult and challenging, but may also offer real opportunities to change the way in which healthcare services are delivered in England.

“That is why it’s important that GPs and those involved with the management of practices attend this conference as they will be able to gain vital insights into how this white paper will affect them and help them decide how they will take their practices forward.

“The conference promises to be very informative and we’re looking forward to meeting GPs from right across the South West and hearing their thoughts and experiences.”

The event is being organised by PKF Accountants & business advisers, Veale Wasbrough Vizards lawyers and Royal Bank of Scotland.

It takes place at Leigh Court in Bristol on 17 November.

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