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LMC Team Newsletter 4th June 2021

LMC Team Newsletter Dear Colleagues Please find attached the Wessex LMCs Team Newsletter which includes the following:- Unsustainable, unsafe, and unfair: General Practice in crisis Urgent meeting with Ministers to seek action to address pressures in general practice Covid Vaccination...

NHSE Letter in anticipation of updated SOP for general Practice

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Monday, 17 May 2021 Dear Colleagues NHSE England letter BO497: Updated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to support the restoration of General Practice services Many of you will have seen or heard about the above letter that was issued by NHSE on...

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:...

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 Please note that the consultation for the draft...

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...