Guidance

 

The guidance section holds relevant information on a widerange of subjects related to general practice. Guidance is available either from the links below or by using the Search Guidance box on this page.


Seasonal Flu Campaign 2020-2021 - 07 September 2020

In view of the risk of co-circulation of seasonal flu and Covid-19 this winter, the 2020/21 national flu campaign will be essential in protecting our vulnerable patients and reducing clinical workload due to flu. The following information is intended as a living guide for the...

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Premises guidance - 19 November 2019

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. Policy for financial assistance with premises running costs and service charges NHS England London region and London CCGs developed...

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Winter planning guidance 2019 - 23 October 2019

The winter months can present many challenges for GPs and practice teams from flu epidemics to breach notices. Use our updated planning guidance to get you through the winter.

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CQC - partnerships guidance - 21 January 2019

Download presentation here    Helpful Documents and Links 

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CQC - fit person interview - 21 January 2019

Download the LMC presentation on the fit person interview here.  

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Winter planning guidance 2018 for practices - 17 October 2018

You can download our guidance on winter planning here. If you have any queries, please contact our GP Support team at gpsupport@lmc.org.uk.

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Police requests for medical records - 06 September 2017

The BMA has provided new guidance to GPs regarding requests from the Police to access patient medical records. The letter initially describes the circumstances in which the Police can request voluntary disclosure of a patient’s records, under Section 29 of the Data Protection Act. However, GPs should not disclose such...

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PCSE claims guidance - 22 August 2017

PCSE claims guidance (PDF)

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Patient Engagement Project - 02 June 2017

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...

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Practice Mergers Guidance - 19 October 2016

More practices are choosing to merge as a way of meeting the workforce and financial challenges GPs face. We have produced new guide to practices through this process.

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Publication of NHS payments to general practice and GP net earnings - England, BMA 'focus on' guidance - 30 March 2016

GP practices will be aware that, from 1 April 2015, it is a contractual requirement for practices to publish on their practice website by the end of the financial year (ie 31 March 2016) the mean earnings for all GPs in their practice relating to the previous financial year (ie...

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PMS Contract Reviews - Bulletin 1 December 2015 - 22 December 2015

PMS practices will be aware that NHSE has been tasked with undertaking a national review of PMS contracts. This is due to be completed by 31 March 2016. Londonwide LMCs have issued PMS Contract Reviews - Bulletin 1 which seeks to answer questions...

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Focus on Subject Access Requests for insurance purposes - August 2015 - 11 September 2015

The BMA's Focus on Subject Access Requests for insurance purposes - August 2015 is now available.

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Updated PGD and PSD guidance - 29 July 2015

The GPC’s guidance on Patient Group Directions (PGD) and Patient Specific Directions (PSD) in General Practice has been updated to clarify the rules surrounding private PGDs.

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Focus on PMS reviews and transition to GMS - June 2015 - 18 June 2015

The BMA 'Focus on PMS reviews and transition to GMS - June 2015' in now available.

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Focus on GP contract payment - 2015/16 - England only - 05 April 2015

Payments to GP contractors will change from 1 April 2015 to reflect negotiated contract changes and the Government’s acceptance of the Doctors and Dentists Review Body recommendation for contractor GPs. This General Practitioners Committee (GPC) guidance covers: 2015/16 Doctors and Dentists...

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LMC Finance Workshops - information for GPs and their practice teams - 31 March 2015

Dear Colleague. We recently ran three well received finance workshops which saw over 300 GPs and practice managers in attendance. Following an overwhelming response to these events we have gathered and reviewed the information provided and received by both the speakers and practices. A...

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Flu Guidance - 16 February 2015

NHS England London is promoting a big push on flu immunisation. We have produced a piece of guidance to inform and advise your practice though some of the logistical and financial...

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GPC guidance on GP services over the Christmas and New Year period - revised - 27 November 2013

GPC guidance on GP services over the Christmas & New Year period

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New Pharmaceutical Regulations come into force September 1 - 17 August 2012

The new Pharmaceutical Regulations come into force on September 1 2012 and replace the 2005 regulations and its many amendments.  A guidance document will be published in due course.

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