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Governance & Confidentiality

Covid-19 - Remote Consultations and IT

Remote Consultations As primary care moves to a total triage system, NHSE have produced a document with advice on how to establish a remote 'total triage' model in general practice using online consultations. This document works through the set up process including implementation within PCNs...

DVLA

DVLA - Consent for the Release of Relevant Medical Information You do not need to see the written consent of your patient to share relevant information with the DVLA, the consent will have been given and this is legally assured In August 2009, rules called Consent by Assurance were implemented...

Employment Contract Clauses

Confidentiality & Data Protection All Employees must strictly adhere to the applicable GMC Guidance on patient confidentiality and the Practice Data Protection Act Policy. You must not use or disclose confidential information about the Practice’s patients or its business other than as expressly...

GDPR, Legal & Contracts - Audio & Video Podcasts and Recorded Webinars

You can record your reflections on this form or via your learning diary here: https://www.fourteenfish.com/about/learningdiary ​​CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your listening and how you apply it. Bite-Size Programme for Managers - Premises Designed for Practice Managers...

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,...

Information Governance - Support Contacts

Please see below details of who to contact if you have queries relating to Information Governance: Hampshire & IOW CCGs Tel: 02380 627579 Email: SCWCSU.IGenquiries@nhs.net BaNES, Wiltshire & Swindon CCGs: Email: GP-IGEnquiries.scwcsu@nhs.net Dorset CCG: Tel: 01305 363567 Email:...

InformationGovernance - Requests for Information from Dignitas

We have been made aware that Dignitas may contact a patients GP for information if that patient contacts them considering assisted suicide. How should you respond? The Suicide Act provides that 'a person who aids, abets, counsels or procures the suicide of another, or an attempt by another to...

Living Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Enduring Power of Attorney An Enduring Power of Attorney was an instrument used by a person to nominate someone to look after their affairs. Any Enduring Power of Attorney executed prior to 1st October 2007 will still be valid. No new Enduring Power of Attorneys can be created. They have been...

Medical Records - Adopted Children

Under adoption legislation, an adopted child is given a new NHS number, and all previous medical information relating to that child is put into a newly created health record. Any information relating to the identity or whereabouts of the birth parents should not be included in the new record....

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...

Message in a bottle

The Lions Message in a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - the fridge. The Lions Message In A Bottle Scheme 257 Alcester Road South Kings Heath Birmingham B14 6DT You can...

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...

Parental Responsibility, Access to Children’s Medical Records and Parental Disputes.

Basic principles Parental responsibility refers to the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities that most parents have in respect of their children. Parental responsibility includes the right of parents to consent to treatment on behalf of their children, provided the treatment is in the...

Patient Demographic Services (PDS)

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

Recording Telephone Conversations

The principles to consider if you are thinking of recording telephone calls within your practice: You must not single out conversations with individual callers - i.e. you can't just record conversations with "difficult" patients, if you are going to record then this must be done as a matter of...

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...