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GP Partnership Review - final report

Email sent to all GPs, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses In February 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a review into the future of the Partnership Model of General Practice. The Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, the GPC and the RCGP agreed...

Dental Problems

The BMA has published guidance to inform GPs of their obligations to patients either requesting emergency dental treatment or asking for an NHS prescription for drugs recommended by private or NHS dentists. It is aimed at all GP's including out of hours practitioners. The guidance can be...

Midwife Requests for Diamorphine "Just in Case"

We took advice from NHS Hampshire's Accountable Officer for CD prescribing whose advice is below Key message Midwives are able to possess and administer opioids so that should be the mechanism used for clinical governance and drug safety and accountability reasons As I am neither clinician...

NHS Pathways

NHS Pathways is not a service or an organisation and there is no compulsion for local commissioners to use it. It is a clinical assessment tool, that has been designed by NHS clinicians to provide consistency in triage at all telephone entry points to the NHS including 999, 111, out of hours...

Out of Hours Session and Medical Defence Cover Apr 2011

Not all MDOs are the same. It is vital that every doctor doing Out of Hours checks their Medical Defence Organisation policy and subscription to ensure they are covered for the work they contract to do. For example, it has been brought to our attention that the MPS has changed its defence cover...

The Emergency Doctors Bag

What drugs should I carry or have accessible? GPs must be able to defend themselves on grounds of good clinical practice. Different practices operate in different settings with different resources around them i.e. a GP practising in a remote rural setting will have different considerations from...