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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...

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:...

LMC Campaign to help Practices Bulletin 2 - DNAs and how patients can help us

The LMC is frequently contacted by GPs and Practice Managers who are frustrated by the number of patient who DNA. It has been estimated that practices experience DNA rates of anything between 2% and 8%. Is there anything you can do to reduce this rate? This Bulletin focuses on "getting the...

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: Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016 GMC Good Medical Practice requires that: 'you keep...

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

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...

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) The Data Security and Protection Toolkit replaced the Information Governance toolkit in April 2018. The toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian's 10 data...

The Nursing Team - Careers, Competencies and Capabilities

As services move more to Primary Care and away from Hospitals, the role of nurses within General Practice is becoming more important. Below are links to sites offering information and videos that you may find useful. The QNI/QNIS Voluntary Standards for General Practice Nursing Education and...