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Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge (Disabled Persons' Parking) Scheme was introduced in 1971 under Section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 ('the 1970 Act'). The aim of the scheme is to help disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services, by allowing them to park...

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 Advice: Confirmation & Certification of Death

http://bma.org.uk/support-at-work/gp-practices/service-provision/confirmation-and-certification-of-death

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: 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

Can dentists sign sick certificates or does the GP have to provide a Certificate?

General Dental Practitioners cannot sign patients off work, that is the responsibility of the GP. A GDP may well write a letter to a GP giving details and suggestions but is not authorised to issue the fitnote. Hospital doctors of course, can.

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...

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...

Community Payback (Community Service) & Sickness Certification

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SICKNESS CERTIFICATION There has been a perennial problem with issuing sickness certification to those undertaking Community Payback (previously community service). This has been a particular issue with those asking for retrospective certificates. As a consequence the LMC...

Coroners Report Fees

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...

Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS) Letters (August 2019)

Dr John Allingham met with Emily Jones from Kent County Council (KCC) to discuss the letters that will be sent to GPs when Social Services make an application to the court to get a DOLS order for a client. The standard letter that will be sent to a GP requires a response. If GPs ignore the...

DWP Update: Employment, Support & Jobseeker's Allowance (March 2016)

Please find attached the latest DWP updates for cascade to GP colleagues. Employment and Support Allowance From 30th March 2015, claimants who were found fit for work on their previous claim for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) have not been paid ESA on a repeat claim, unless they have...

DWP Update: Fit for Work (March 2016)

Please find below the latest Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) updates for cascade to GP colleagues: Fit for Work What is Fit for Work? A supportive assessment of health and work and general health and work advice You can refer your patient for an assessment if they are employed and have...

DWP: Fit Note Guidance (September 2015)

Guidance for GPs: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/465918/fit-note-gps-guidance.pdf Guidance for Employers/line...

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

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...

Fit for Work Service (July 2015)

Fit for Work is a free and voluntary referral service designed to help employed people who have been, or are likely to be, on sickness absence for four weeks or more. The referral service comprises a telephone-based occupational health assessment culminating in a Return to Work Plan to help...

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...

Full LMC Newsletter February 2015

Flu (Housebound), Out of Area Registration, Local Authority Payments, LARC update, Primary Care Infrastructure Fund, GPC Report, Debate: Opportunities and Implications of the Five Year Forward View for general practice and the LMC, Quality First: Managing Workload to deliver safe patient care,...

Full LMC Newsletter October 2014

Domiciliary Dentistry, Flu (Housebound), National Review of FHS (KPCA), Interpretation Services, Contract Variations, Local Authority Payments, Friends & Family Test (FFT), LARC Update, APMS Contract, CQC, GPC Report - GPC News, Report from Sessional GP Meeting, Co-Commissioning of Primary Care...

HM Courts & Tribunal Service Requests for Information (2012)

Kent LMC Office has been contacted by Practices expressing concern about requests for information from HM Courts and Tribunals attracting the small fee of £17.00. After discussing this with our local office from HM Courts and Tribunals Service in Sutton we can confirm this is the correct fee...

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,...

Ministry of Justice: Cremation Guidance and Regulations 2008

Ministry of Justice: Guidance for medical practitioners completing forms Cremation 4 and 5: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325750/cremation-doctors-guidance.pdf BMA Advice: http://bma.org.uk/support-at-work/ethics/cremation-regulations

Quality First: Managing Workload - BMA Advice

BMA Guidance: Quality first: Managing Workload to deliver safe patient care This guidance covers reducing clinical workload that is inappropriate for GPs or practices, so that GPs can be available for and improve access to patients requiring core primary medical care services. It also...

Reports for Health Professionals Council (HPC)

A patient has asked me to sign certifying that their health does not affect their ability to practise their profession... There are currently 13 Professional titles that can only be used by individuals who are registered. The titles are Arts therapists Biomedical...

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...