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BMA - Non prescription medication for care homes

Following a query from an LMC that some practices are reporting that they are receiving increasingly detailed requests from care homes about ‘homely remedies’, requesting a GP to sign a form for the administration of these remedies, the GPC Prescribing policy group’s advice is: We approve of...

BMA Quality first : Managing workload to deliver safe patient care

This BMA link takes the reader to template letter that have been drawn up to help practices manage workload, and should be adapted for local use as appropriate: Response to secondary care work transfer Inappropriate prescribing requests Requests to follow up investigations performed in other...

Electronic Referral Service (e-RS) roll-out / Paper Switch-Off Programme

From 1 October 2018, hospitals will no longer be paid for activity which results from referrals made other than through e-RS.

General Practice Home Visiting Guideline

Reviewed and updated 09 March 2017 Susie Bayley Head of Communications DDLMC

GP Workload Tool

It has come to our attention that NHS Digital have sent out a Data Provision Notice to practices as NHS England wish to expand the existing Patient Online Management Information (POMI) data collection so that it includes additional data on patient appointments and, in particular, a measure of...

Information update: Additional Workload on Practices

It has come to our attention recently that third party providers of various services are asking GP practices to assist in various ways with the delivery or monitoring of these services or initiatives. 24 August 2017

Manage inappropriate workload

Created: 31 March 2016 Updated: 31 October 2016 The GPC guidance Quality first: managing workload to deliver safe patient care is intended to help practices ensure that the safe provision of core services to patients remain GPs overriding core priority.

Registered patients using walk in services in other practices

Registered patients requesting appointments at other practices outside of extended access arrangements; Within Derbyshire, we have had some recent examples of patients who are registered at a Derbyshire practice and who are also turning up to access walk in services at other local practices...

Resources to help workload challenged - Traffic Light System - Contract Breaches

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to highlight 2 important resources, which we feel may help you address your growing workload challenges. Firstly, Derby and Derbyshire LMC have created a simple traffic light system see below for assessing ‘extra work’ to identify whether or not it is compatible...

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 practice is published by the BMA this week. The vision, 'Responsive, safe and sustainable: towards a new future for general practice', is based on a series of key recommendations...