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Guidance

This guidance is not a substitute for independent legal and financial professional advice and GPs and Practice Managers considering any changes in their circumstances are strongly advised to seek such advice before entering into any commitment. Guidance is periodically updated so please ensure you read the latest guidance available. Please contact us if you require further information on the latest guidance or you require guidance that is not currently available.

LMC Guidance & Advice

Voluntary Levy and what it's used for  

Other Guidance & Advice 

Changes to GP Contracts 2017/18 

A message from the GPC chair

Employment advice 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment

Fees  - Everything you need to know about fees including what and when to  charge:  

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/fees

Firearms - If a practice does not have the capacity to undertake this work, they can reply “The practice does not have the capacity to undertake the work within 21 days” and then notify the police without delay.

Please see https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/ethics-a-to-z/firearms for further information

Fit for Work Scheme 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/service-provision/fit-for-work

GMS Contract and PMS agreement - how they compare 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/contracts/gp-partner-contracts/gms-contract-and-pms-agreement-how-they-compare

GP Forward View 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/general-practice-forward-view

Accessing GPFV funding & support - letter from the BMA

GP Premises

 https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/premises

GP's and disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/disclosure-and-barring-service-checks

Handing back GMS/PMS contract 

https://www.bma.org.uk/-/media/files/pdfs/employment%20advice/contracts/gp%20partner%20contracts/guidance-on-handing-back-gmspms-contract.pdf?la=en

How to employ shared staff 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/how-to-employ-shared-staff

Junior Doctors 2016 Contract

Support for GP Trainees and GP practices in understanding the 2018 junior doctors contract - BMA guidance

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/guidance-for-gp-practices-on-the-2016-junior-doctors-contract

List closure 

Commissioner Guidelines for responding to requests for temporary closure - NHS

Locum Cover and payments 
Sickness absence reimbursement FAQ's   

Protocol in respect of locum cover payments       

Mediation - an alternative way of resolving practice disputes

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/resolving-practice-disputes-with-mediation

Models for collaborative working 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/collaborative-working

Patient interface

Referral to a specialist - patient leaflet   what happens when you are referred to a specialist

http://www.england.nhs.uk/patientinterface/

PCSE claims guidance

GPC England are aware that practices and individual GPs continue to experience unacceptable incidents relating to PCSE. GPC advise following the below guidance if a practice or individual has experienced an issue due to PCSE

https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/general-practitioners-committee/gpc-current-issues/capita-service-failure

Pensions

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/pensions/locum-pension-contributions-advice-for-practices

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/pensions/locum-pension-contributions-advice-for-locums

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/member-hub/information-practitioner-locum-and-non-gp

Practice List Validation 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/service-provision/practice-lists-validation

Quality first: delivering safe patient care. Quality first can provide you with practical support to manage your daily work and offer examples of different ways of working under pressure and at scale.  Read the guidance,follow our checklist for practices, and download and use the template letters to push back on inappropriate workload 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/quality-first/quality-first-guidance

Seven day prescribing

This policy has been agreed by GMMMG, the GM Association of LMC's, GM Local Pharmacy Committee and Bolton LPC.  It remains the GP's professional responsibility to assess on the case by case basis and determine the appropriate length of supply for each patient.  It is not meant to be used as a blanket approach.

GM Policy for 7 day prescriptions 

Taking on new partners: a practical guide for GP's 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/preparing-for-changes-to-your-gp-partnership

Travel Immunisations 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/service-provision/travel-immunisation

Workforce Minimum Data Set 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/gps-and-staff/workforce-minimum-data-set

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