Understanding Sustainability and Transformation Plans and the Integrated Care System
The BMA have just published guidance to help us understand the recently developed strucures across the NHS and also to help the local health system ensure it has a voice in these systems. You can find this new guide here
The BMA have recently published a flowchart detailing the procedure for the application process. Following recent concerns expressed in our committee, this flowchart clarifies the responsibility on the Police to inform the GP when an application is denied. More information, a copy of the flowchart and sample letters for all elements of the process can be found here.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Procedures
The local Ambulance Service has recently updated its procedures in regard to ambulance requests from Health Care Professionals. A new leaflet that forms a guide for HCPs and a checklist for use when contacting the service have been provided. These resources are available here
The Register Office in Calderdale has just clarified their requirements to support GPs in meeting the requirements for the above process. These have been clarified in a summary shared in this months LMC meeting and are available here
GP Support Service Changes
The BMA have re-branded the former Counselling and Doctor Advisory as BMA Wellbeing Support Services Counselling. All the new contact informtation and links are in our GP Health Services section here
New Support Information from NHSe - Tier 2 Visa Applications
NHS England has produced guidance and a supporting presentation on the process for submitting tier 2 visa applications for GP's wishing to work in this country from overseas.
Tier 2 is an employer-led visa category which means that employers must be registered with the Home Office in order to sponsor any skilled workers they wish to recruit from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
Non-EEA GP trainees in the UK must have a Tier 2 visa in order to study here. During the duration of their studies they are sponsored by Health Education England. Information is available here
Primary Care Networks - Frequently Asked Questions
Following the Walk Through Contract event and the LMC meeting held last Wednesday, we have put together a FAQs for the benefit of GP's and Practices across the district. The current version of this document that seeks to answer questions you may have is here...