Background The GP Support Team at Londonwide LMCs have been involved in several cases over the last few months in which a GP has got into difficulty on the basis that they have retrospectively amended the records in a non-transparent way. The cases have usually involved an adverse outcome and whilst it has been the […]
As a GP, it is not uncommon to be asked to complete medical reports or assessments for our patients. Many GPs look after patients in care homes with dementia and may be familiar with DoLS assessments. As a result, they may find themselves being asked to complete the mental health assessment for a DoLS authorisation. […]
On International Nurses Day 2022, we celebrate the leadership of general practice nurses on our LMCs.
On Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked a London GP to talk about how their mental health is affected by the job.
Prior to the introduction of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), it was a legal requirement for a GP to be a member of an organisation that provided them with indemnity against a clinical negligence claim made by a patient. This was most commonly achieved by membership of one of the main medical […]
Practices can often feel under pressure to take robust steps to verify patients' addresses and identities. We and organisations such as Doctors of the World UK can support practices with registering undocumented patients.
When records might 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’. Retrospectively […]
The pandemic’s impact on patients and workforce in general practice has been far less visible than that on hospitals.
As part of the GP contract update (The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)) from October 2021, GPs became required to action requests from patients regarding Medical Exemption Certificates for Covid vaccination and testing. Read our guidance here.