|Also this month…|
Online STI service replaces in-person testing for asymptomatic patients
|In most of our LMC areas practice staff should now be sign-posting asymptomatic patients to order free testing kits from the Sexual Health London website. The areas not covered by the scheme are: Greenwich, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Sutton|
Charging patients who miss non-NHS medicals
|You should have a clear policy stating that all chargeable non-NHS work needs to be paid for in advance if you wish to charge patients who book non-NHS medicals and then fail to attend them. We explain how you can draft such a policy.|
Doctors of the World Safe Surgeries toolkit
|Doctors of the World has launched the Safe Surgeries toolkit, a single site to provide GP practices with resources helping them to better understand the regulations and best practice around caring for migrant populations.|
Media and public affairs round-up
|At the start of August Dr Michelle Drage, Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs, was quoted in Pulse’s coverage of comments on the viability of small practices, including in a follow-up piece.|
We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. We also support practices that are approached with media requests. You can find details of how to get support here.
|Got a story? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Deadline for next month’s submissions is 12 September.
|Download your resources from our GP State of Emergency website.|
Last updated : 24 Aug 2018