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Guidance

Access to Health records

The BMA has produced guidance for GPs and their practices covering all aspects relating to confidentiality of patient information and medical records.

CQC guidance

CQC provider handbook for GP practices. Mythbusters from Nigel Sparrow, the CQC’s Senior National GP Advisor.

Fee paying work for GPs - BMA

A dedicated area for GP practices covering up-to-date guidance on service delivery, premises, staffing and partnerships.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The GPC will shortly be issuing guidance that will provide a clear and consistent message for GPs/practices relating to their obligations under the GDPR. In order to make sure that practices receive the most up-to-date information, YORLMC will only be providing training once this guidance has been released. In the meantime an interim update is available here.

General Practice Forward View (GPFV)

NHS England published the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) on 21 April 2016, setting out a programme of support for general practice over the next five years.

GP Contract 17/18

GPC England has concluded negotiations with NHS Employers and reached an agreement on changes to the GP contract for 2017/18.

Legal and Financial

YORLMC Ltd cannot provide individual GPs or practices with legal or financial advice. However YORLMC offers all its constituents access to a range of legal services. 

New Models of Care

It is becoming increasingly clear General Practice locally and nationally will need to develop a new model of practices working together both to remain strong and viable but also to create a level playing field as we are encouraged to work together with other larger elements of Health and Social care.

NHS Regulations: Department of Health

GMS Regulations, PMS Regulations, and more.

NHS Standard Contract - summary of requirements

YORLMC has put together a document to help raise awareness/inform practices of the requirements set out in the NHS Standard contract for 16/17 & 17/18 that have been designed to reduce inappropriate bureaucratic workload shift onto GP practices from secondary care

Occupational Health

Information about how to access current occupational health services and an overview of the revised arrangements expected to be in place from Spring 2018

Overseas visitors and temporary residents

The BMA’s guidance on Overseas Visitors and Primary Care and the BMA’s guidance on Patient Registration for GP Practices.

Partnership agreements

This bulletin highlights: the importance of GPs in partnership entering into a written partnership agreement prepared with the benefit of appropriately qualified legal and accountancy advice. NB: The information in this guidance is in the process of being updated.

PCSE update

YORLMC continues to share the concerns that practices are expressing at the level of service that is being provided by PCSE.

Removal of patients from your practice list (including immediate removal reasons of violence and abusive behaviour)

YORLMC has produced guidance for practices relating to the above

Weight Management commercial organisations

Guidance re Commercial Weight Management organisations. 

Workforce Minimum Data Set

Current guidance on the Workforce Minimum Data Set (WMDS)

 

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