Guidance and resources

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GP contracts

Shared care pathways

Shared care guidelines are frequently used in the NHS to transfer work and the care of patients from secondary/tertiary care to primary care.

Covid-19 guidance

Covid-19 vaccination: medical exemption certificates guidance

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.

Information governance

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 […]

Covid-19 guidance

Coronavirus (Covid-19) official resources and guidance

Government agencies and representative bodies are providing advice on coronavirus via some regularly updated webpages. We suggest you bookmark these pages and check them frequently. All links are best viewed in Chrome. We have withdrawn and archived our Living Guide and Vaccine Guide documents, including the accompanying microsite. We feel our resources are now better directed to supporting London […]

Regulation

CQC guidance on registering for flu and Covid-19 vaccination programmes

CQC guidance on registration: Flu and Covid-19 vaccination arrangements was updated on 3 September 2021. The guidance states that providers may deliver flu, and potential coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations, in a different way to their usual winter vaccination delivery model. There is an expectation that providers will structure their vaccination service to meet high demand and […]

Patient engagement

Mask wearing poster

Use our poster in your waiting rooms to remind patients of the importance of wearing a mask whilst in a healthcare setting. Download our posters

Patient engagement guidance

Londonwide LMCs’ Patient Engagement Project aims to demonstrate and promote patient engagement as integral to high quality, sustainable general practice, supporting London GP practice teams in working collaboratively with their patients to help meet the current challenges facing general practice in the capital. The project was launched in July 2016 with a focus on supporting […]