Topic: Governance & Confidentiality

Education
| Governance & Confidentiality
| Legal

Educational Podcasts and Videos Focusing on GDPR, Legal and Contracts

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it

Administration & Secretarial
| Governance & Confidentiality
| Practice Policies
Medical Records
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

Medical Records – Adopted Children / Alterations / Handling and Retention / Online Access and NHS App / Online Access – Safeguarding / Parental Responsibility, Access to Children’s Medical Records and Parental Disputes.

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| Finance / Pensions / Retirement
| Governance & Confidentiality
| Support

The Healthcheck Diagnostic Tool has been revised (with thanks to Susie Altmeyer-Ennis for her help), and this now includes PCN roles for practices, and other refinements.

Communications
| Governance & Confidentiality
| National Policies / Procedures
NHS.UK – Responding to Negative Feedback
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

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.UK website.

Governance & Confidentiality
Remote Consulting, Remote Images and Consent
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

Increasingly, GPs are taking photographs of patients’ skin lesions and rashes during the consultation, often using their mobile phones.  This may be to monitor a lesion or condition; or discuss it with GP colleagues, particularly those carrying out the minor surgery for the practice; or share with Dermatology colleagues to assess referral requirements.

Governance & Confidentiality
| Health and Wellbeing
| Safeguarding

Enduring Power of Attorney, General Power of Attorney, Lasting Power of Attorney, Living Wills or Advance Medical Directives, The difference between Living Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney (Personal and Welfare).

End of Life Care
| Governance & Confidentiality
Information Governance
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

This page details many aspects of Information Governance including requests for Information from Diginitas.

Governance & Confidentiality

The principles to consider if you are thinking of recording telephone calls within your practice

Governance & Confidentiality
| National Policies / Procedures

The links below give useful guidance on all aspects of GP electronic records, produced by the DOH, in conjunction with RCGP and BMA

Governance & Confidentiality
Police Requests
Last Reviewed Date
13/12/2023

The following guidance is taken from the BMA’s  ‘Access to health records’ which we recommend is read in full.