Latest Guidance

Our Guidance section contains a wealth of information on a wide range of subjects relating to General Practice. We have tried to make it easy to navigate, however if you are still unable to find what you are looking for please try the Search facility at the top of the page. 

Electronic Reporting of Deaths to the Coroner 

The Coroners office have changed their reporting procedure recently. Those referring a death are now required to complete an electronic referral form which is sent via secure email to the Coroners Office. This is an interim procedure pending the introduction of an online portal. Read more here... 


Published 21st April 2018 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Update 

LMC Law delivered an interactive GDPR training session for Calderdale LMC on Wednesday 28th March 2018. 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU Regulation which will be directly applicable in the UK on 25 May 2018. Read more about the changes that will be enforced here... 

Published 5th April 2018

GMS Contract changes for 2018/19

GPC England has voted to accept this year's agreement for contractual and non-contractual changes.Read more here... 

Published 31st March 2018

Third Party Repeat Prescription Ordering

The Medicines Management team have clarified recommendations regarding internet pharmacies and apps used other than SystmOnline and Patient Access to request prescriptions on behalf of patients. This is following queries from Practices.   Read their guidance here... 

Published 31st March 2018

Lower Limb Referral Pathway Guidance 

The District Nurse team have shared guidance regarding local pathways for lower limb problems including referral criteria for the Lymphoedema specialist team, Leg ulcer/District nurse clinic, Vascular Clinic and Podiatry Department. Read more here... 

Published 26th March 2018

Noah's Ark Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Services 

Noah's Ark Centre's counselling and psychotherapy services are now open to referrals from new clients. Charges have been changed to a donation basis. More details and a downloadable leaflet can be found here.

Published 10th March 2018