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Accepting Donations from Patients

Created: 11 October 2013 Last Updated: 12 August 2016 This is an area which is governed by both contractual and ethical perspectives. Both emphasise the need for transparency and accountability when considering accepting donations from patients.

BMA advice – Copies of records for police

Medical records access and copying fees

BMA Guidance – Medical Practitioners summoned for jury service

Guidance for medical practitioners summoned for jury service.

Derby City Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) flyer and contact information

Partner agencies from both the Derby Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults Boards have come together to form a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The MASH aims to: ? Provide a co-ordinated partnership response to safeguarding issues for both adults and children within Derby City ?...

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 with the police for crime related purposes. It covers circumstances where personal information must be disclosed and the legal considerations where there is no such imperative.

Example best practice

Example best practice page.

FGM Enchanced Dataset - Data Provision Notice

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act) gives the Health and Social Care Information Centre, now known as NHS Digital and hereafter referred to by this name, statutory powers, under section 259(1), to require data from health or social care bodies, or organisations that provide health or...

FGM Enchanced Dataset - Data Provision Notice

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act) gives the Health and Social Care Information Centre, now known as NHS Digital and hereafter referred to by this name, statutory powers, under section 259(1), to require data from health or social care bodies, or organisations that provide health or...

Free Legal Surgery Sessions 2018

Derby & Derbyshire Local Medical Committee have the pleasure to announce that we are currently working with VWV | Lawyers & Parliamentary Agents to offer FREE 40 minute legal surgery sessions for levy payers. The sessions will be held here at the LMC office on 26 November 2018 between 11:00...

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 the 'intermediaries legislation'. It targets individuals who attempt to avoid paying employee income tax and national insurance contributions (NIC) by supplying their services...

New legal advice regarding medical note requests received from the police

The BMA professional fees committee has received new legal advice regarding medical note requests received from the police, which are detailed in the below information update. The information refers to a pro forma that can be found here.

NHSE: Contract Variation guidance - GP Staff and Partners

NHSE have drawn up guidance to help practices navigate their way through the process of submitting applications for contractual variation. The guidance will bring clarity to the process and help avoid any unnecessary delays in processing variations.

November 2017 - Pro forma for practices

Please find attached an updated pro forma for practices that receive requests for medical records from the police. The original pro forma was distributed in June 2017. Following discussions with the NPCC (National Police Chief’s Council) regarding signing off we have agreed that the level of...

Report of the Chief Coroner

The chief coroner’s annual report for 2016 has recently been published. The final report from the first chief coroner assesses the state of the coroner service between 2012 and 2016, and makes recommendations for the future.

Scandalous rise in Care Quality Commission fees will take funding away from patient care

GP leaders have warned that proposals to increase Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees in England by as much as seventy five per cent are “scandalous” and will take funding away from frontline patient care. The new fee increases for GP practices was announced today as part of a wider review of...