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We aim to keep our GPs and their practice staff abreast of all the latest local and national healthcare news.

 

June 3, 2020

Please see the attached summary of the NHSE/I updated standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19).

April 30, 2020

We've pulled together resources to support you, so you can do your best for your patients, this includes FAQs which will be updated regularly. As there are issues that are specific to sessional GPs, I've included some of the more frequent ones I've come across below...

April 22, 2020

Please find below a link to the new revised BMA resource on verification of death, death certification and cremations view link here

March 18, 2019

A Primary Care Network Handbook created by the BMA to give advice and options to groups of practices looking to establish and develop a primary care network.

June 14, 2018

Sessional GPs guidance on NHS pensions and Capita

Since Capita took over the pensions contract in November 2015, it had been supported by a team from NHSE (NHS England) to help deliver the contract. NHSE made the decision to withdraw that support in January 2018.

This ha...

October 12, 2017

The BMA’s new guidance on training is now available online.

Click the link here to view:  https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/practice-staff-training-resource

This is mainly aimed at practices in England due to the specific issues they hav...

March 6, 2017

We are aware of ongoing issues that practices are experiencing with NHSPS. We are taking action to
resolve these issues nationally, but as yet there remain significant unresolved matters which we are
dealing with as a matter of urgency.


One of the most pressing issues...

December 21, 2016

The BMA have published a briefing on STPs (Sustainability and Transformation plans).

The briefing explains what STPs are and what to expect from them in terms of content, funding, workforce and engagement. It covers what the implications for doctors might be from STPs a...

December 7, 2016

From 1 April 2016 new information sharing processes between GPs and police were introduced in an attempt to ensure those licensed to possess firearm and shotgun certificates are medically fit.

The GPC has significant concerns about this process and we continue to raise...

March 22, 2016

Revalidation: Guidance for GPs

 

The RCGP has approved a new Guide to Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation (March 2016) that aims to reduce inconsistencies in interpretation and simplify and streamline the recommendations.
 

It is designed to ensure that...

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