Topic: National Policies / Procedures

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.

National Policies / Procedures
Informatics – General Practice Profiles
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

These profiles are designed to support GPs, primary care networks (PCNs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities to ensure that they are providing and commissioning effective and appropriate healthcare services for their local population.

National Policies / Procedures
| Support
Indemnity Cover – CNSGP
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

From 1st April 2019, NHS Resolution has been operating a new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) and everyone working in general practice will be automatically covered in relation to NHS services.

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| National Policies / Procedures
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| National Policies / Procedures
Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
Last Reviewed Date
18/07/2024

Primary Care Networks and PCN Network Agreement

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

Legal
| National Policies / Procedures
Gift Register
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

The NHS (GMS) Regulations and most PMS contracts contain a clause that requires practices to maintain a gift register, that can be made available to the primary care organisation, on reasonable request, of all gifts made to the practice or individuals. This article quotes the relevant part of the Regulations

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| National Policies / Procedures
General Practice Contract
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

The New General Medical Services (nGMS) contract 2003 ‘investing in General Practice’ known as ‘the blue book’, was agreed in 2003 and implemented in 2004.  It was a three-year contract that has seen considerable changes and enhancements year on year since then.

Complaints
| Employment / Contracts / HR
| National Policies / Procedures
| Revalidation / Appraisals

Sometimes concerns are raised about a doctor’s performance, either by colleagues, patients or the general public. NHS England has responsibility for ensuring that GPs on the performers list are safe to practice and maintain high professional standards

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| Legal
| National Policies / Procedures
| Support
Regulations
Last Reviewed Date
10/05/2024

GMS Contracts,  Regulation Amendments