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Practice Management

Access to Medical Records

BMA Guidance: Access to Health Records - How to handle requests, including subject access requests, requests from third parties such as insurers and the police and requests for records of deceased patients. NHS Digital: Accelerating patient access to their record - From April 2022, patients...

Chaperones: GMC Guidance January 2024

This GMC guidance sets out the necessary considerations when carrying out intimate examinations and the sensitivity with which they should be approached. It covers the things you should discuss with patients prior to an examination, what to do during an examination and the role of...

Clinical Waste Guidelines (Updated 2020)

GP practices' responsibilities, including checks, audits and disposal bags when it comes to disposing of clinical waste. https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/gp-practices/gp-premises/disposing-of-clinical-waste

Collaborative Arrangements

The LMC office have received many enquiries since Capita (PCSE) took over from KPCA regarding how to claim fees due under Collaborative Arrangements. After much research we have discovered that practices can claim via SECSU by sending invoices based on the table of fees below. What are...

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 E-mail: cwj@cwj.co.uk (please...

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: Social Media Policy Retirement...

Dealing with difficult patients; Removal of Patients from GP Lists

Kent LMC Advice Please read the GPC Guidance before deciding how to proceed to remove a patient. The LMC advice builds on the GPC guidance with some suggested standard processes and letters that you can adopt. Also attached is a suggested Practice Charter that should be part of your practice...

Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports (Updated Jan 2016)

We understand that some practices nationally have not been made aware of the changes to the requirements to Display Energy Certificates (DEC) and Advisory Reports (AR). Previously public buildings of over 500sq/m faced this requirement. In July 2015 this was reduced to public buildings over...

Doctors

Help me, I'm a Doctor Financial support for doctors and their families - bringing together five independent charities that can provide financial support for doctors when they need confidential financial assistance. These benevolent funds provide vital support to help doctors in genuine...

General Practice Alert State (GPAS) FAQs

The following questions have been developed to support the introduction of the General Practice Alert State or GPAS and is based on feedback obtained through one-to-one interviews and other general discussions with Practices that have been involved in the pilot programmes coordinated by the Kent...

GP Retention Scheme

The GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. The GP Retention Scheme replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016. The scheme continues to be managed jointly by the local...

GPAS Definitions - Stakeholder and Practice Level Guide

GPAS DEFINITIONS - STAKEHOLDER AND PRACTICE LEVEL GUIDE STATUS OVERVIEW CRITERIA GREEN This implies low level of pressure; the practice is appropriately staffed and there is sufficient capacity to meet patient demand and expectations. GPs in the practice are working to BMA recommended safe...

Kent and Medway GP Staff Training (LearningPool)

For information on GP Staff Training across Kent & Medway please contact the KMGP Staff training team via learning@invictahealth.co.uk (tel 03000 426 016) or click on the link below: https://invictahealth.learningpool.com/login/index.php

Kent and Medway Interpretation and Translation Services

The Interpreting and Translation service provided by the ICB is for the delivery of services related solely to the GMS contract, including delivery of services provided under LES and DES arrangements. Telephone Interpreting: No prior approval required Telephone interpreting will be the method...

LMC Buying Group

Kent LMC joined the LMC Buying Groups Federation in 2008 to deliver savings to practices without creating any additional work or inconvenience. What does the Buying Group offer? Membership entitles practices to discounts on products and services provided by the Buying Group's...

Mediation and 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...

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,...

Parents requesting access to their children’s medical records: LMC Advice

A child is defined as Under 18 by the Children's Act 1989 We are often asked if a parent can have access to their child's medical record when there is a clearly a dispute with the other parent. Anyone with 'Parental Responsibility' can apply to access a child's record. Who has Parental...

Patient Registration/Removal

BMA Guidance: Patient Registration - rules regarding temporary residents, homeless patients, overseas visitors, the duty to give treatment, and when they can decline to register a patient. This guidance will clarify the conditions surrounding patient registration in GP practices in England. The...

Violence in General Practice - Guidance for General Practitioners

Introduction The Terms of Service have always allowed GPs to remove a violent patient from their list. Patients removed in this way were then allocated to the list of another GP and few if any attempts were made to deal with the source of the problem. In January 2000 the Department of Health...