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Compliance with national data opt-out policy

GP practices must comply with the national data opt-out policy by March 2020. Please see below a link to the NHS Digital website which provides guidance for practices on what they need to do to and how to provide patients with appropriate...

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

GP System of Choice

GP System of Choice: Funding responsibilities for GP IT, including specifications for workstations, monitors, servers, software etc. Sets out core and additional items including scanning and peripherals. http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/ Practices that are looking to replace or develop their...

Latest guidance for NHS on protecting against cyber attack

Dear LMCs, NHS England have sent through the below guidance following the cyber-attack: https://www.digital.nhs.uk/article/1495/Latest-guidance-for-NHS-on-protecting-against-cyber-attack Please circulate widely to colleagues. Kind regards Michelle Michelle Palmer Senior Policy Advisor...

NHS Coding System (April 2018): SNOMED CT

Please find attached a letter from the Co-Chairs of the BMA / RCGP Joint GP IT Committee regarding the move to SNOMED CT from Read and CTV3 codes that will take place in April next year. The letter aims to answers questions that practices may have about the switch and also directs to helpful...