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Londonwide LMCs’ GP Professional Support Network

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. […]

General guidance

Police requests for information from medical records

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 […]

General guidance

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 […]