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Rights and responsibilities at work: Recruitment and contracts, Working hours, Pay, Time off, Equality and discrimination, Parents and carers, Redundancy, notice, retirement and transfers, The right to request flexible working, Representation, Employing young people, Employees rights during IVF...

Are you keen to join the LMC?

LMC representatives are elected for a 3 year term (although we do have some occasional vacancies that occur mid-term). All GPs are informed of forthcoming elections in their constituency in advance. If you are keen to contribute and influence events in your local area we would be pleased to...

BMA Guidance: Apprenticeships in England (August 2018)

In April 2017, the Government introduced an apprenticeship levy on all employers in England to encourage the employment of apprentices. The money gathered by the levy can be accessed by employers, including NHS Trusts and GP Practices in England, to help assist with the employment of apprentices...

BMA Guidance: DBS (CRB) Checks

Before you are employed as a doctor, your employer will generally need to ensure that you have received appropriate certification from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), or its equivalent. Employers have a legal responsibility to check the criminal record history of people seeking to...

BMA Guidance: Locum Fees

Whether you are a locum GP, consultant, or an employer of locum services such as a GP practice or PCO, the BMA have guidance and fees to help with your negotiations. Advice for locums Negotiate your fee and the expenses you can claim for Use the locum fees calculator Locum agreements in...

BMA Locum Agreement Guidance

The BMA has recently released guidance for BMA Members on Locum Agreements. It can be found on the BMA website: http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/contracts/gp-contracts-and-funding/sessional-gps/locum-agreements-in-general-practice If you need advice and are not a BMA member please...

CQC and DBS Checks

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/criminal-record-checks

CWJ Employment Law Helpline

Tel: 01689 887840 Free advice available from a team of Employment Law specialists from Clarkson Wright & Jakes on all employment issues affecting your Practice. Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd Valiant House 12 Knoll Rise Orpington Kent BR6 0PG Tel: 01689 887840 Fax: 01689...

CWJ Employment Law template contracts and policies

Clarkson Wright & Jakes have recently reviewed and updated the template contracts and policies to ensure they comply fully with current employment law and practice and CQC requirements. The following documents are now available on the KMGP Website: Policies: Absence due to reason other than...

DBS Checks & Update Service

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. for Advice and Guidance on DBS Checks: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/contact-disclosure-and-barring-service Applying for a DBS check as a GP As a GP you may need a DBS check...

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:...

Freedom to Speak Up (Whistleblowing) Guidance for Primary Care January 2020

NHS England has published guidance on Freedom to Speak up (also known as whistleblowing), which can be found at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/whistleblowing-guidance.pdf The guidance also contains a template policy.

General Whitley Council (GWC) Conditions of Service

The General Whitley Council (GWC) Handbook has been out of print for some time now and is unavailable from the original source, The Department of Health (England). While its contents have been replaced by the Staff Council (Agenda for Change) Handbook for most NHS staff, a number of the Sections...

GP Induction and Refresher Scheme (April 2015)

New national GP Induction and Refresher scheme A new national GP Induction and Refresher scheme will be launched today and will go live from 1 April 2015. The new scheme is part of the GP workforce 10 point action plan, launched in January by NHS England, Health Education England, the RCGP and...

In Touch December 2014

Five Year Forward View (FYFV), The future of Out of Hospital Care in Kent, Next Steps Towards Primary Care Co-Commissioning, Phase Worldwide in Nepal, What have the LMC ever done for us?, NHS 111 in Kent & Medway-20 months after the start, CWJ Template Contracts & Policies, Workforce Planning...

In Touch June 2015

LMC Conference - 21st-22nd May 2015, GP Staff Training Team, 'Quality first: managing workload to deliver safe patient care' - next steps, New Deal for General Practice-Jeremy Hunt, 19th June 2015, KPCA Re-directed Mail, GP IT Deployment Pro-ject Update, Capita selected by NHS England to become...

Job Planning: GPC Guidance for GPs

Job plans are annual agreements that translate expectations of employee and employer into a working schedule. They ensure that the post delivers its aims and the requirements of the contract of employment are met, including provision for CPD. They set out: What work you do for the trust When...

Key Worker Letter

It is possible that practice staff will be stopped by police as they check whether people have a reason not to stay at home. The CCG has prepared a draft template letter with the LMC that you can issue to staff. It explains the bearer of the letter is a key worker and needs to be able to travel.

Lapses in professional registration

For advice from the Professional Standards Authority on lapses in professional registration please click HERE

Mediation & Counselling Services

We regret to inform you, despite the LMC's best efforts, that contracts for both counselling and mediation lapsed and there are no immediate plans for these services to be commissioned by NHSE. We have detailed below organisation who provide services to practices - please bear in mind practices...

NHS Guidance: Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of nhs general practice clinical work

This guidance document provides a framework for the management of doctors on the NHS England Medical Performers List who are undertaking a low volume (defined as fewer than 40 sessions per annum) of NHS General Practice (GP) clinical...

NHS Property Services

Advice on strategic estates management and infrastructure and management of new premises developments, refurbishments and improvements. Core Business This is essentially the landlord and advisory services that Primary Care Trust estates teams either provide or manage almost without exception...

NHS Redundancy Arrangements (2015)

NHS redundancy arrangements - Section 16 (a) England (19/3/2015) On 1 April 2015, new NHS redundancy arrangements came into effect in England for staff covered by Section 16 (a) (England) of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. It is important for NHS employers in England to be...

NHSE/BMA Guidance: GP Induction and Refresher Scheme 2015

NHSE Guidance: The new national GP Induction and Refresher scheme took effect as of 1 April 2015. The new scheme is part of the GP workforce 10 point action plan, launched in January by NHS England, Health Education England, the RCGP and the BMA. The scheme, developed collaboratively between...

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Are your nurses registered? Following a recent incident all practices in Kent and Medway have been asked to check that all nurses working for them are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC register is a key tool in protecting the public and nurses and midwives cannot...

Occupational Health Service for GPs

A new occupational health service has been commissioned by NHS England and is now available to NHS GPs working across the South of England. The Heales Medical Group, an established provider of occupational health services began delivering the new service on 1 April 2017,...

Part-Time Employee Annual Leave Calculator

Below is a small spreadsheet that will calculate the amount of leave for part time staff. This should ensure that all staff are treated equally. However it does mean that part time staff who work say only on a Monday and a Tuesday may find that in terms of Statutory Holiday entitlement that they...

Practice Nurse Appraisal Guidance 2012

The aim of this guideline is to provide nurses, GPs and practice managers with a standard but flexible resource to use in the appraisal process and also to help practices and nurses become comfortable with the idea of appraisal for nurses. The resources provided may be adapted to suit the needs...

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...

Suspended GPs: Advice & Payments

The GPC produced guidance on suspended GPs in 2001. Since then, the legislative frameworks for both GP contracts and the GMC have changed. The guidance attached seeks to provide LMCs and GPs with authoritative guidance on the implications for, and actions required by, a suspended GP...

Targeted Investment in Recruiting Returning Doctors Pilot Scheme

A new scheme have been launched by NHS England to test investment of recruitment and marketing support in GP practices which can evidence that they have historically encountered difficulty in recruiting GPs. The Targeted Investment in Recruiting Returning Doctors scheme also aims to attract GPs...

What are the Rules on Salary Overpayments?

http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/resources/legal_toolkit/legal_advice_from_thompsons_solicitors/pay/salary_overpayments.cfm

Work Experience (Student Placements) FAQs

FAQ: Student Placements We have been approached by a student who attends the local Grammar School and wishes to take up medicine as a career with a request to undertake work experience at our practice. Can we do this or is a student who is still at school, considered to be too young to...