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LMC finance workshops 2015 – information for GPs and their practice teams

We ran three well received finance workshops in 2015 which saw over 300 GPs and practice managers in attendance. Following an overwhelming response to these events we have gathered and reviewed the information provided and received by both the speakers and practices. A frequently asked questions sheet will be made available soon and the outstanding […]

General guidance

LMC finance workshop 2015 – resources

Download your resources from our finance workshop below. Presentations: Londonwide LMCs NHS England London CQRS (Calculating Quality Reporting Service) Public Health (London Region) NHS England PCSS (Primary Care Support Services) SBS (Shared Business Services) Other resources: GP Resilience – Taking Control, Finance 1 GP Resilience – Taking Control, Finance 2 Includes: Glossary of payment codes […]

GP contracts

Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS)

APMS is one of the four routes available for primary care organisations (PCOs) to make provision for primary medical services to patients. Its introduction has broadened the range of potential providers from whom PCOs can commission services. PCOs may commission APMS to provide essential services, additional services, including where GMS/PMS practices opt-out, enhanced services and out-of-hours […]

GP contracts

Personal Medical Services (PMS)

These services are governed by the NHS PMS Agreement Regulations. The agreements are locally negotiated and have the ability to introduce local flexibilities not available under the GMS contract. Elements of PMS agreements are governed by the Statement of Financial Entitlements (SFE). PMS practices are able to provide enhanced services and to participate in the Quality […]

General guidance

CQC registration – what you need to know – BMA guidance

This BMA guidance provides a straightforward explanation of the registration process, to help providers determine whether they are compliant with the CQC’s essential standards, and to explain what will happen once providers are registered.   CQC registration – what you need to know – Guidance for GPs (BMA May 2012) (pdf) CQC registration – what you […]