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Practice Manager Development Coaching and Mentoring Support – Expression of Interest

As part of the GPFV Practice Manager development programme NHS England have commissioned Beyond Coaching (provider)...

GP Fellowships

HEE are funding a programme of post-CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) GP fellowships in 2018-19, across...

NAPC Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management

You can apply now for October diploma course to develop the skills for managing primary care at scale. Applications...

Enhanced Service Specification: Seasonal influenza vaccination programme for Care and Nursing home workers 2017/18

As an update to the email sent by David Gibbs on Friday, the full Enhanced Service specification can be found...

Focus on locum cover for parental and sickness leave

Practices are eligible to receive reimbursement for locum costs incurred when partners and employed GPs are absent...

Petition: Put General Practitioners on the Home Office’s ‘Shortage Occupation List’

GP Practices in rural areas struggle to recruit doctors, forcing many surgeries to close. There are many GPs from...

The state of general practice video

An excellent video created by Micheal Wong from The Ivy Grove Surgery in Derbyshire explaining very clearly why...

BMA response to new government plans to recruit more GPs from overseas and poor figures on GP workforce increases

BMA Press Release Immediate Release: Tuesday, 22 August Responding to the launch of a new drive by NHS England to...

NHS England Guidance Regarding Raising Concerns for Primary Care Providers

Information, including a link to the NHS England guidance on raising concerns for primary care providers, is...

BMA Guidance - Helping You Meet Your Training Obligations

The BMA's new guidance on training is now available online. This is mainly aimed at practices in England due to the...

PCSE Claims Guidance 14 August 2017

The BMA is aware that practices and individual GPs continue to experience unacceptable incidents relating to PCSE...

Bringing a claim to the small claims court

You will all be aware of the failings of PCSE to deliver an acceptable level of support to GP practices and the...

PCSE claims guidance

You will all be aware of the failings of PCSE to deliver an acceptable level of support to GP practices and the...

GPs consider court action as premises costs threaten practice viability

Dozens of GP practices based in premises owned by NHS Property Services (NHSPS) are considering legal options in...

Information on the BMA End of Life Project

The BMA works to support doctors, our members, with the practical and ethical challenges they face every day in...

Information for Practitioner, Locum and Non-GP

This link is for information only for Practitioners, Locums, Out of Hours and Non-GP providers.

GP contract 2017

GPC England has concluded negotiations with NHS Employers, and we have reached an agreement on changes to the GP...

GP View it’s time for a new breed of practice managers

There is much written about the future of general practice and the role of the GPs, nurses and the need to embrace...

European doctors are vital to the NHS

Having triggered Article 50, Prime Minster Theresa May must now do everything in her power to control the impact of...

NHS Litigation Authority to become NHS Resolution

From April 2017 the NHS Litigation Authority is changing its name to NHS Resolution and launching a five year...

Winter indemnity scheme for GPs – 2016

Winter indemnity scheme for GPs - 2016 As part of a broader General Practice Forward View commitment to address the...

NHS England extends support for GPs on rising indemnity costs

NHS England is today announcing the promised help for GPs struggling to cope with the rising cost of indemnity...

Important changes to intermediaries legislation affecting GP locums and practices (IR35)

What is IR35? IR35 is an anti-tax avoidance measure introduced by the Government in April 2000. It is also known as...

General Practice Nursing, Workforce Development Plan

The Health Education England (HEE) general practice nursing workforce development plan 'Recognise, Rethink, Reform,'...

BMA continues to seek fair firearms licensing process

The BMA is continuing to work with the Home Office to improve licensing rules around firearms.

BMA: New guidance - Insurance company requests

Access to Medical Reports Act 1998 has replaced the use of Subject Access Requests for insurance purposes

GMC: Confidentiality

Published January 2017. Comes into effect 25 April 2017 The guidance aims to help doctors better understand their...

BMA: GP contract negotiations

GPC England has concluded negotiations with NHS Employers, and we have reached an agreement on changes to the GP...

General and Personal Medical Services, England September 2015 - September 2016, Provisional Experimental Statisitics

Summary **Please note: The pdf publication document has been amended and re-published on 01/02/2017 due to...

Nuffieldtrust: Why extending GP hours won't help ED attendance rates

16 Jan 2017 After a week of grim news about NHS emergency services, weekend newspapers shifted the focus onto...

BMA: We will not allow the Government to scapegoat GPs for its underfunding of the NHS

From your BMA GPs committee chair; I was shocked and dismayed by media reports of the prime minister's attacks on...

BMA: What’s new for sessional GPs

Indemnity, pensions and death in service Capita and the NHS pension fiasco Government must stop scapegoating...

BMA: Stop Blaming GPs

The NHS crisis has finally arrived. For over two years much of the British press has accused the BMA of shameless...

The NHS crisis requires cool heads not post-trut headlines

It's official. The NHS crisis has finally arrived. For over two years much of the British press has accused the BMA...

Zoe's Appraisal & Revalidation Tips

Appraisal - it's a fact of life for both doctors and nurses. One of the aims of our Hot topics courses is to try and...

GMC: Ten questions about caring for people with a learning disability

Every doctor, whatever their specialty, will encounter a patient with a learning disability at some point in their...

BMA: Quality first

This resource is aimed at practices and individual GPs, as a single portal for the range of practical ways in which...

NHS England: Multispecialty community provider vanguards

There are 14 multispecialty community provider vanguards moving specialist care out of hospitals into the community.

Disclosure of Personal Information to the Police

This guidance is provided to assist health and care organisations to determine whether or not to share information...

BMA: Why GPs sometimes charge fees

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway? It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the...

NHS England : Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice

The General Practice Forward View committed to over £100m of investment to support an extra 1,500 clinical practices...

ACCA : Future of Accountancy

We know the world is changing at a rapid pace and the role of professional accountants is more important than ever...

BMA GPs committee chair : GP partners at risk of becoming an endangered species

The latest phase of results from the BMA national GP survey reveals an alarming picture of the state of GP...

GP Fellowships in the East Midlands

These exciting new posts are offered by Health Education England - East Midlands to all GPs qualifying within two...

GMC : No increase to your annual retention fee

All registration fees, including the annual retention fee, will remain at their current rates between April 2017 and...

List Management Guidance

Created: 25 November 2016 Last updated: 01 December 2016 This guidance is intended to help practices to ensure the...

Time for Care Programme - NHS England

Overview NHS England's general practice development programme is offering to provide national expertise and support...

General and Personal Medical Services, England 2005-2015, as at 30 September, Provisional Experimental statistics

Publication date: April 27, 2016 Summary A detailed view of the General Practice workforce including GPs by type...

GP Earnings and Expenses

Published 10 September 2015 Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

Managing risk in social media e-learning

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for organisations but it is not without risk. These risks can have a major...

Report of the Chief Coroner

The chief coroner's annual report for 2016 has recently been published. The final report from the first chief...

Dealing with non-compliant patients

A doctor's primary concern is to do their best for their patients; this includes giving advice and treatment, and...

Culture and leadership programme document

Diagnose your trust's current culture and target the right areas for your collective leadership strategy.

Digital General Practice Bulletin

The Digital General Practice bulletin is NHS Digital's main form of communication with the general practitioner (GP)...

GP Access Survey - Guidance and Letter

The letter and guide for completing the general practice access survey have now been published. They are both...

Guidance over the Christmas and New Year period

We are aware NHS England have recently circulated a letter to commissioners for practices about guidance for the...

The Information Governance Review

Published March 2013 Information to share or not to share

Zika virus infection: guidance for primary care

Published: February 2016 There is currently an ongoing outbreak of Zika virus infections in South and Central...

Responsive, Safe and Sustainable in General Practice

Created: 25 September 2015 Updated: 15 September 2016 A new vision for a 'sustainable, modern and flexible' general...

Manage inappropriate workload

Created: 31 March 2016 Updated: 31 October 2016 The GPC guidance Quality first: managing workload to deliver safe...

Devolution and health

Created: 19 October 2015 Updated: 26 August 2016 As part of the UK government's devolution agenda, English regions...

BMA Immigration Advice Service

If you are a BMA member, you are entitled to access our Immigration advice service which provides free, basic...

Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation

General Medical Council Appraisal and Revalidation guidance and supporting documents.

The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements and Updates

First Published: 9 April 2013 Last updated: 26 May 2016 These directions set out the legal framework under which...

The Alternative Provider Medical Services (Amendment) Directions 2015

First Published: 09 April 2013 Last Updated: 26 May 2016 These directions set out the legal framework under which...

Accessible Information: Specification

Published: 03 July 2015 SCCI1605 Accessible Information - the 'Accessible Information Standard' - directs and...

Accessible Information: Implementation Guidance

Publication 03 July 2015 Updated August 2017 The Accessible Information Standard directs and defines a specific,...

Access to Health Records

Updated: June 2021 Health professionals often receive requests from people who wish to view or obtain copies of...

Accepting Donations from Patients

Updated: September 2020 This is an area which is governed by both contractual and ethical perspectives. Both...

GMS contract and PMS agreement – how they compare

As the PMS review process continues, many practices will have their funding reduced over the next few years. The GPC...

FourteenFish blog

An excellent blog with regular updates and great illustrations.