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BMA Template Letters for Breaches to Standard Hospital Contract in England

13 September 2016: GPC has launched template letters for GP practices to push back on instances where hospitals breach new requirements in the standard contract. To recap, following lobbying by GPC, NHS England have added the following requirements to the hospital standard contract as of 1...

Communicating with your Patients

To help support your practice in communicating with your patients, we have linked to various resources which you can print as posters, use on your website or circulate via your social media channels. Public Health England have a library of resources available in different languages for Primary...

Good Practice Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records

The links below give useful guidance on all aspects of GP electronic records, produced by the DOH, in conjunction with RCGP and BMA: Good Practice Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records, Version 4, 2011 (Full Version) Good Practice Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records, Version 4,...

GP Partnership Review

GP Partnership Review - Final Report Please find below links to Dr Nigel Watson's final report relating to the "Independent GP Partnership Review", alongside videos that summarise each of the key sections:- Final Report: GP Partnership Review - Final Report DOH Website Link:...

Medical Records - Handling and Retention

A brief summary of the more detailed advice is available here which includes advice about how long medical records should be kept. For definitive advice please click here: Medical Records Code of Practice 2021 GMC Good Medical Practice requires that: 'you keep clear, accurate and legible...

NHS Choices - Responding to Negative Feedback

Negative comments posted on the NHS Choices website. . . GPC has been made aware that there is some confusion concerning the procedures in place when a practice receives notification of negative comments posted on the NHS Choices website. To clarify. . . Practices are notified of a comment...

Patient Demographic Services (PDS)

Please refer to the following document for Guidance: Patient Demographic Services, Nov 2008

Rebuild General Practice

About the Campaign A recent poll of more than 1300 GPs found: General Practice is in crisis. Patient safety is at risk. Monday 21st March 2022, saw the launch of the BMA & GPDF funded campaign, Rebuild General Practice; with a clear call to action for UK and devolved Governments: rebuild...

Summary Care Record (SCR)

What is Summary Care Record The SCR is intended to support patient care in urgent and emergency care settings. The SCR stores a defined set of key patient data for every patient in England except those who elect not to have one. This data makes a summary record created from information held on...

Wessex LMCs Communications

Wessex LMCS in the Media

Should you have a press/media enquiry and would like to speak to a member of the Wessex LMCs team, please email office@wessexlmcs.org.uk GPs in the South of England Campaign to Rebuild General Practice 25-03-22 The campaign, called Rebuild General Practice , comes at a time of 'crisis' when...

Wessex LMCs Social Media, Press Releases & Media Statistics