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Managing Workload

BMA Guidance: List Management (December 2016)

Please see below for your information an email from the BMA regarding list management: We would like to highlight the BMA’s guidance on list management (please follow this link). This provides practices with guidance on list management such as information on formal list closure and informal...

BMA Urgent Prescription for General Practice

General Practice is facing some of its toughest challenges. The BMA's Urgent Prescription for General Practice highlights the issues and provides some practical advice on how to meet the challenges. http://www.bma.org.uk/working-for-change/urgent-prescription-for-general-practice

Changes to the 2017-2019 Hospital Contract - April 2017

Please find attached a letter from Chaand Nagpaul about the changes to the 2017-19 hospital contract which are designed to further reduce inappropriate workload on GP practices, and also improve patient care across the primary/secondary care interface. The letter includes links to template...

Folkestone GP Crisis: Interview with Dr Gaurav Gupta, Sunday Politics South East, 15th October 2017

Folkestone GP Crisis, Sunday Politics South East, 15.10.17 from Liz Mears on Vimeo.

Full LMC Newsletter - September 2017

Implementation of the 2017/19 changes to the Standard Hospital Contract, Kent LMC Conference 11th October 2017, GPDF AGM, LMC UK Conference – Liverpool, 9th March 2018, Sessional Sub-Committee Meeting 7th September 2017, GP Staff Training Annual Report 2016/17, Workforce Data Tool – Access at a...

General Practice Resilience Programme

NHS England has published details of its General Practice Resilience Programme. This document sets out the extent of NHS England's commitment to supporting and stabilise practices in difficulty. The programme will benefit from £40m investment over 4 years. In 2016/17 there is £16m availabe to...

In Touch - January 2017

Early thoughts on the draft MCP Contract, Managing Workload, Reducing the size of your Inbox, Federation Network, Whistleblowing Guardian, All Referrals to be Electronic! GP Forward View (GPFV) Update, Kent LMC Election of Representatives 2017-2020, Diabetic Eye Screening Service, Well Done Kent...

In Touch - October 2017

Managing your List, Informing the CQC of Changes to your registration, When a complaint goes outside the practice, PCSE/Capita Update

In Touch Newsletter - July 2017

Annual Conference LMC Conference 2017, Election of GPC Representatives, Working at Scale, Kent LMC Conference 2017, 7 Day Working—Do I have to do it?, Further changes to the Secondary to Primary Care Interface.

Managing Workload LMC Advice (2017)

LMC Advice (March 2017) Secondary Care Work Transfer Inappropriate Prescribing Requests Requests to follow up Investigations Requests for Post-operative Checks Discharge of Patients After One Missed Appointment Inappropriate workload transfer from CCG Requests for Work Absence Sick Notes for...

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...

NHS England standard hospital contract guidance 2016 (incl template letters)

https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/general-practitioners-committee/gpc-current-issues/nhs-england-standard-hospital-contract-guidance Practice checklist - what to do next Letter template packs Template letters by topic for practices Template letters by topic for LMCs Template...

Press Release: GP services in Kent and Medway under pressure

Following the release of our recent survey results to the press, please see below a link to the article published in Kent Online 'GP Services in Kent and Medway under pressure', where you can also listen to the the KMFM interview with Dr Julian Spinks, Vice-Chair, Kent...

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...

Raising Concerns - Primary to Secondary Care Interface

CCGs have established new email addresses for reporting breaches of the interface standards for both hospital and community contracts. For all EKHUFT GP liaison issues: ekh-tr.gpinfo@nhs.net For IC24 quality concerns: quality.ic24@nhs.net. For KMPT Clinical Queries:...

Scanning and Workflow Protocol

To reduce workload pressures and help improve access for patients, Dr John Allingham, LMC Medical Secretary, developed and introduced a new standard protocol to St James' Surgery to allow clerical staff to play an active role in processing incoming clinical correspondence, rather than the GP...

Shared Care

The following excerpt regarding Shared Care is from the BMA's Prescribing in General Practice, published April 2018 (click here to access full version of the document) "Sometimes the care of a patient is shared between the two doctors, usually a GP and a specialist. There should be a formalised...

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

This leaflet has been developed with the help and support of NHS England, the British Medical Association and the National Association for Patient Participation, and describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community...