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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 Guidance: Mental Health Assessment Fees

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/fees/mental-health

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...

Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS) April 2021

When someone is deprived of their liberty anywhere other than a care home or hospital, this needs to be authorised by the Court of Protection. The Court of Protection cannot make this determination without a declaration from a Doctor. They continue to use the term, 'unsound mind', as their...

End of Life Care: Certification, Post Mortems and Referral to a Coroner

http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/end_of_life_certification_post-mortems_and_referral.asp

EOL, Death & Cremation Certification

Update Verification of death, Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) and Cremation form 4 from 25th March 2022 The Coronavirus Act 2020, which introduced easements to death certification processes and cremation forms, expires at midnight on 24 March 2022. Some changes have been...

Firearms Licensing Update (August 2019)

The BMA has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (attached) with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on the licensing of firearms, which addresses and clarifies the long-held concerns of GPs around liability, making it clear that the legal responsibility for judging...

Housing Applications

LMC Guidance, to GPs on Medical Reports in support of Housing Applications, including a letter to the patient, the local authority and a poster for the surgery.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Paper forms and guidance to create and register a lasting power of attorney (LPA). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/make-a-lasting-power-of-attorney

Managing Workload LMC Advice: School Certificates (July 2017)

School Medical Certificates The NHS service does not provide any payment for Occupational Health Service for patients and that means the only medical certificates that GPs are required to provide are set out in the GMS and PMS Contract. In essence that is the provision of a MED 3 to an...

Medical Certificates & Reports: BMA Fee Finder

Doctors provide many services which can incur fees. Sometimes a fee relates to a specific treatment, in other cases a fee may be charged because the service in question falls outside a doctor's contract. Fees, along with when and how much to charge, is a complex area, but you've come to the...

Medical Certificates for Private Gym/Fitness Clubs

Several GP have sought advice on the provision of medical certificates for patients who are joining gym's etc. This work is outside your terms of service and you are entitled to decline to provide such a certificate. If you do agree to provide such a certificate you are able to charge a fee at...

Medical Reports for Coroners

BMA Advice: Non payment of reports for coroners Doctors have raised concerns with the BMA about not being paid for coroner reports or statements of fact which they are obliged to provide. Under the current system the coroner pays then reclaims funds from the Local Authority. Prior to 2008 the...

Mental Capacity: BMA Advice and Toolkit

The BMA Mental Capacity tool kit contains a series of cards relating to specific areas of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (England and Wales). It is designed to raise awareness of the Act and to help in good decision-making when providing care and treatment for people who lack, or who may lack,...

Requests to sign passport applications

The BMA has spoken with the Passport Office with regard to the new forms. The need to put down a passport number is a post September 11 initiative and, as one of the new anti-terrorism measures, there is no chance that the rules are going to be altered for a particular professional group. This...