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Accepting Donations from Patients

BMA Advice: 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. Contractual issues The requirement to register gifts was introduced by the Health and...

BMA Advice on Road accidents and emergency treatment: Fees guidance

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, the first doctor providing emergency treatment to the victim of a road traffic accident is generally entitled to charge a fee. A fee may be levied in respect of each person treated (Section 158(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988). Mileage is also payable in excess...

BMA Focus on: Health Service Body Status

http://bma.org.uk/support-at-work/gp-practices/focus-on-health-service-body-status

BMA Guidance for doctors on fees and collaborative arrangements

Which areas of work come under collaborative arrangements? Fees under collaborative arrangements, Impact of competition law on negotiaing fees under collaborative arrangements, Obligations under collaborative arrangements, superannuation for work under collaborative arrangements, Advice from NHS...

BMA Guidance: Dispensing Quality Scheme

http://bma.org.uk/support-at-work/gp-practices/service-provision/prescribing/dispensary-services-quality-scheme

BMA Guidance: Refugee and Asylum Seeker Patient health toolkit

This guidance is for doctors who may be uncertain about the specific health needs and entitlement to different types of care of patients who are refugees and asylum seekers.

BMA Model Contract for Sessional GPs

Supporting guidance for salaried GPs & locums: Model contract for salaried GPs: This document explains the minimum Terms and Conditions for salaried GPs, guidance on negotiating salaries and appropriate uplifts and explains the process of changing hours of work in light of the extended access...

BMA Top tips for working out of hours

Out of hours work can be a rewarding part of a portfolio career. There are, however, a number of pitfalls you need to look out for if you're considering this line of work. Click here for some top tips on how to avoid them and some key questions to ask .

Charges to NHS patients: GPC Guidance for GPs

Doctors provide many services which can incur fees. Sometimes a fee relates to a specific treatment, in other cases the service in question may fall outside of a doctor's contract. It is a complex area but whatever your branch of practice, you've come to the right place to find extensive...

Data Protection Officer (DPO) Support for Practices

As you may be aware, one of the agreements in this year’s GP Contract changes was that CCGs were to provide the DPO function to practices from April 2019. Kent and Medway have now started to implement this, and we understand recruitment is underway for 5 DPOs that will cover Kent and...

Doctors & Dentists Review Body (DDRB)

2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/562447/DDRB_review.pdf 2016: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/492196/DDRB_evidence_report.pdf 2015:...

Ethnicity and First Language Recording: GPC Guidance

The Ethnicity and First Language DES was withdrawn on 1 April 2011, because it was intended as a two-year catch up to enable practices to record ethnicity and first language for patients already on their list, and following the third year extension for 2010-11, this has now ceased. Despite the...

Focus on identification and management of patients with frailty June 2017

As part of the 2017/18 contract agreement the Avoiding Unplanned Admissions DES was ended. There will now be a contractual requirement to focus on the identification and management of patients living with frailty. This BMA guidance sets out what practices should do to fulfil these...

Free from Infection Certificate and Information (January 2018)

If a patient passes away and the family would like repatriate them to their country of birth, a ‘Free from Infection Certificate’ will be required from the Undertakers. The following provides information on what is required by the GPs in this instance: If the patient has had a post mortem the...

GMC Good Medical Practice Guidance

The GMC provide guidance about fundamental ethical principles that most doctors will use every day, like Consent and Confidentiality. The link below also contains guidance that every doctor needs to know about and follow, even though they may not use it regularly in their day to day work: 0-18...

GMC Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation

GMC Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation

GOS18 referrals do not require GP action (September 2018)

GOS 18 Direct Referral Routes The attached letter was sent to Optometrists by NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of the four East Kent CCG’s (NHS Ashford CCG, NHS Canterbury & Coastal CCG, NHS South Kent Coast CCG and NHS Thanet CCG. The letter states that "the CCGs expect...

GP Extraction Service

The General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) collects information from general practice (GP) clinical systems in England and forms part of HSCIC's GP Collections service.... http://www.hscic.gov.uk/gpes

GPC Guide to GP Appraisals

GPC Guide to GP Appraisals

GPC Roadshow February 2018 - Dr Farah Jameel

Presentation from the GPC Roadshow, 7th February 2018

Guidance Regarding the new GMS1 Form

New GMS1 Form instructions for use from 1st October By now your practice should have received an initial supply of the new GMS1 form to be used from 1st October. If an overseas patient chooses to complete the supplementary questions you have to send a copy of the form to either NHS Digital or...

Managing Disputes with PCOs

A dispute resolution procedure is needed to resolve issues that arise within the contract, for example a dispute as to whether a contract provision has been properly performed by either the PCO or the providers, or a dispute involving financial entitlement under the contract. Contracts or...

New to Partnership Payment Scheme Guidance 2020/21

This guidance document sets out the principles and process relating to the newly-established 'New to Partnership Payment' scheme. The scheme will be open to applications from July 2020 from GPs who have become a partner for the first time from 1st April 2020. For full details please click HERE

NHS e-Referral Service (Updated July 2018)

NHS England has issued guidance for managing e-referrals which is aimed at commissioners, practices and providers of acute consultant-led outpatient services which accept referrals from GP practices. The latest paper switch off (PSO) dates for NHS Trusts can be accessed here . GPC England has...

NHS England Armed Forces and their Families Commissioning Intentions – 2017/18 to 2018/19

Executive summary Our commissioning intentions for 2017 - 2019 outline the strategic intentions we are planning to improve the way we commission services for the Armed Forces and their families. In summary to: • Ensure high quality services are accessible to armed forces personnel...

NHS GP Contract

Temporary GP contract changes to support COVID-19 vaccination programme - This letter sets out further details of the actions being taken to support GPs, primary care networks (PCNs) and their teams to progress this expansion of the vaccination programme alongside prioritisation of timely...

NHS Litigation Authority Dispute Resolution Guidance

Click on the link below for guidance on the essential elements needed for parties submitting, or responding to, applications for dispute resolution. http://www.nhsla.com/FHSAU/Documents/NHS%20LA%20Dispute%20Resolution%20Guidance%20Note.pdf

NHS Primary Care Medical Services in Institutions and Care Homes in the UK

GPC has published updated guidance on NHS primary care medical services in institutions and care homes in the UK. It is available here Greg Lewis Senior Policy Advisor Terms and Conditions of Service Policy Directorate British Medical Association T: 020 7383 6091 |E: glewis@bma.org.uk

NHS Resolution State-Backed Indemnity Scheme for General Practice (April 2019)

From 1st April 2019, NHS Resolution will be operating a new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP). The announcement on general practice indemnity is included in Investment and evolution: A five-year...

NHSE Advice & Guidance: GMS/PMS and APMS Contractual Arrangements

This page sets out guidance and links to further resources to support implementation of changes to General Medical Services (GMS), Personal Medical Services (PMS) and Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contractual arrangements that will apply in England, including: Standard contract...

Partnership Advice & Issues

GPC Advice Taking on New Partners: This guidance looks at the cost of employing a salaried GP, including National Insurance contributions and employer's superannuation, the impact of the tax burden for existing partners earning over £100,000 and the benefits of taking on a new partner....

Performers List and GP Register

Performers Lists To train and work as a General Practitioner in the UK you need to be on a Performers list. Performers lists are managed by Primary Care Organisations and you must apply to a Primary Care Organisation to be entered onto them. The GP Register To work as a GP in the UK you...

Phasing Out Seniority Payments (GPC Focus On Series) Oct 2015

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/gp-practices/focus-on-phasing-out-seniority

QOF guidance 2016/17

The 2016-17 QOF guidance has been published on the NHS Employers webpage (http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/primary-care-contacts/general-medical-services/quality-and-outcomes-framework). The BMA webpage...

Quality & Outcomes Framework (QoF) Guidance & Summary of Changes for GMS Contract 2015/16

The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and NHS Employers (on behalf of NHS England) have agreed changes to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2015-16. These changes are: An adjustment to the QOF point value for 2015-16 taking account of population growth and relative changes in...

Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF)

NHSE Update on Quality Outcomes Framework changes for 2021/22

RCGP Guide Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation (March 2016)

This page provides resources, links and guidance on appraisal and revalidation to help GPs demonstrate that they meet required standards. There is a continuing need to ensure that revalidation, delivered through annual appraisal, supports GPs in their personal and professional development and...

Returning your Contract

The BMA has put together the following guidance concerning issues relating to the Guidance on returning the GP Contract and Last Partner Standing. If you are affected by either of these issues then please contact the office to discuss.

Salaried GP Pay Ranges and BMA template letters DDRB Uplift 2022

Pay ranges for salaried GPs are set by the DDRB. See the ranges here. Click HERE to see the ranges, BMA template letter DDRB uplift 2022 for salaried GPs/non-standard salaried GPs

Salaried GPs working under New Models of Care: BMA - November 2017

The traditional model of general practice is under pressure, as momentum builds to provide integrated care services at scale. Against the backdrop of rising demand and diminishing resources, many practices are left in a vulnerable position, creating an impetus to take forward new ways of working...

State Backed Indemnity Scheme (April 2019): GPC Guidance

As part of the GP contract negotiations for 2019/20 , GPC England secured a state-backed indemnity scheme to cover clinical negligence for all GPs and staff working in NHS GP providers, both in and out of hours, for NHS work, from April 2019. Run by NHS Resolution, this will come at no direct...

Statement of Fees and Entitlements (SFE) (Updated 2015)

These directions set out the legal framework under which GPs operate and are paid. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-primary-medical-services-directions-2013

Vaccination and immunisation GMS guidance 2018/19 (May 2018)

The finalised vaccinations and immunisations GMS guidance is now live on the NHS Employers website , and a link to this guidance is also available on the BMA vaccs and imms page .