The guidance section holds relevant information on a widerange of subjects related to general practice. Guidance is available either from the links below or by using the Search Guidance box on this page.
IM&T DES, implementing the - Data Accreditation - 05 April 2006GPC guidance to provide PCTs and practices with further information about the data accreditation process in the IM&T DES. To be read in conjunction with the DES specification in Revisions to the GMS contract 2006/07: delivering investment in general practice. April 2006
APMS - Alternative Provider Medical Services - 01 April 2006GPC Guidance for GPs providing a factual background on APMS and suggesting ways in which GPs can best harness this new contracting route in the interests of their patients and primary care.
GMS Contract 2006-07, Focus On Revisions to - 31 March 2006GPC Focus On guidance note to help understand the changes and developments that have been made to the GMS contract for 2006/07. March 2006
The Suspended GP Performer - 28 March 2006GPC guidance on the implications for, and actions required by, a suspended GP performer. March 2006
Access 2006-07 - Focus on guidance - 19 March 2006This guidance note was produced by the GPC to help GPs deal with the changes to access arrangements under the 2006-07 contract.
Leg Ulcers and District Nurses - 15 March 2006Advice from the GPC's Enhanced Services sub-group on dressing of leg ulcers by practice nurses. November 2005 and revised March 2006
Choice and Booking DES - Focus on guidance - 10 March 2006Focus on guidance from the GPC to help understand the Choice and Booking Directed Enhanced Service. March 2006
Partnership agreements - 14 February 2006GPC guidance outlining different types of partnership agreements and how partnerships should be considered in the light of any GMS/PMS/APMS contract/agreement. February 2006
List size - the financial implications of increasing list size - 10 February 2006GPC guidance for practices facing a large increase in list size. It explains the funding available and ways in which it may be increased; the contractual context of list expansion; the pros and cons of a voluntary increase in list size, and the mechanisms for resisting an involuntary increase. February 2006
Agenda for Change and practice staff - Focus on - 18 December 2005Focus on Guidance from the GPC giving an overview of the aims of Agenda for Change and the implications for GP practices.
Dental problems: Patients presenting with dental problems - 07 December 2005GPC guidance on GP responsibilities in respect of patients either requesting emergency dental treatment or asking for an NHS prescription for drugs recommended by private or NHS dentists. December 2005
Jury Service - guidance on aspects of jury service - 10 November 2005BMA guidance for medical practitioners summoned for jury service. It explains the professional and financial implications serving on a jury may have, and the process of applying for deferral or discretionary excusal should this be necessary. November 2005
GP performer checks - guidance for employing GPs - 09 September 2005LMC guidance on essential GP performer checks for employing GPs. September 2005
Hepatitis B immunisation for employees at risk - 15 August 2005GPC guidance summarising legal advice on the interpretation of the regulations concerning administering Hepatitis B, particularly for occupational health purposes. August 2005
Pensionable earnings - guidance for GPs' accountants - 31 July 2005Guidance prepared on behalf of the BMA’s Pensions Department and GPC by Kingston Smith Chartered Accountants in response to common queries received from GPs and their accountants on the new arrangements for assessing GP pensionable earnings. July 2005
Hazardous Waste Regulations - GPC guidance - 09 July 2005GPC guidance note for practices on the introduction of the new Hazardous Waste regulations. July 2005
Community Hospital GPs - Focus on Guidance - 07 July 2005GPC 'Focus On' guidance for GPs working in community hospitals. July 2005
Electronic Patient Records - good practice guidelines - 07 July 2005Good practice guidelines for General Practice from the DH on the procedures and management systems that should be in place. July 2005
Chaperones - the role and effective use of chaperones - 07 June 2005Guidance from the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team on the role and effective use of chaperones in primary and community care settings
Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) - 19/06/2013
Hamilton House Meeting & Conference Centre
Travel Health Update for Practice... - 03/07/2013
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