December contract calendar

December 2004
Pulse;12/6/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 48, p35
This article focuses on the contract calendar of general physicians. 6th December- Check the direct enhanced service for violent patients is in place. Some PCOs have been dragging their heels over this and pressure may be needed. All practices should be completely clear about exactly what services are being commissioned. 7th December-check whether the PCO has an occupational health service in place. Check whether there is a prioritisation scheme set up for premises developments. 16th December-Superannuation has been one of the real problems with the new contract.


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