When might the records need to be amended? There are reasons why a patient’s medical record may need amending. There are reasons why a patient’s medical record may need amending. The information is wrong. The patient is requesting certain details in the record to be removed. There is a difference between the ‘facts’ and ‘opinions’. […]
Londonwide LMCs’ GP Professional Support Network provides a single point of online access to match GPs with the most appropriate form of professional support for them. The service is open to all GPs who work within the areas of London covered by Londonwide LMCs, providing confidential, expert and impartial one-to-one advice and support to any individual GP. […]
Confidentiality is central to medical care. Patients have a right to expect that the information they provide during a consultation is retained confidentially and not shared with other parties. However, there are situations in which confidentiality can be breached with legitimate justification. The GMC provides detailed guidance on this matter in their document ‘Confidentiality’. In […]
We have updated our summary of the national guidance with some tips to improve your data accuracy.
Download printable notices from the BMA for your practice to notify patients how you use their data by clicking here.
Most of this guidance is applicable to practices in NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and Community Health Partnerships premises. Some is applicable to all tenants, such as the rent review process.
GP payments and queries (correct at 12 March 2021) Primary Care Support England (PSCE) has been working hard to make claiming payments a more streamlined service for general practice. The existing PCSE Online service is being expanded ‘making it easier to submit, track and view payments’, and will also allow ‘easy multiple submissions for payment […]
Letter templates, guidance, case studies and other practical resources from the BMA’s Quality First campaign to help you manage your daily work. Click here to access the site.
The GPC’s guidance on Patient Group Directions (PGD) and Patient Specific Directions (PSD) in general practice was last updated in 2015. There have been no changes to the legislation relating to PGDs during the Covid-19 pandemic. The CQC guidance is helpful too as it references PCNs. Click here to see the BMA’s current guidance.
Revised safeguarding guidance will be available soon.
Updated text (November 2020): The BMA’s guidance of 10 November 2020 on the latest vaccination programme and fees is available by clicking here. Previous text (June 2012): This revised General Practitioners Committee (GPC) ‘focus on vaccines and immunisations’ guidance has now been updated following the publication of the amendments to the Additional Services section of the NHS Regulations […]
GPs are often requested to give hepatitis B immunisation for travel; for occupational health; and for medical reasons (eg IV drug use for renal disease). What vaccinations to use and what to charge for is confusing. The BMA has produced some helpful guidance which can be accessed by clicking here.
The BMA’s guidance covers SARs and principles to follow.