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. 

New GP Contract 31 January 2019

The full documentation for the contract can be found here . It is important that this is read in conjunction with the recently published NHS Long Term Plan.

In addition to the above document, there are a number of other documents available for you that focus on the new network DES that is central to the above. The following are available to you:

BMA Overview Presentation

BMA Network DES Summary

BMA Network DES Handbook

Calderdale LMC Presentation Contract Event

Published 15 March 2019

Latest BMA Guidance on the Licensing of Firearms

From 1 April 2016 new information sharing processes between GPs and the police were introduced in an attempt to ensure those licensed to possess firearms and shotgun certificates are medically fit to carry arms. New Guidance was published on 28th February 2019, read here...

Published 15 March 2015

Latest NHSE Correspondence - OTC Medications

Correspondence from the National Medical Director NHSE providing assurance to GPs' implementing NHSE guidance to not routinely prescribe OTC medications.  Read here...


Published 3rd February 2019

Issuing Death Certificates where the doctor has not seen the patient in the 14 days prior to death

The LMC have received updated guidance from the Coroner's Office regarding the above.  Read more here... 


Published 17th December 2018

GPDF Commissioned Legal Information Notes - Witness Summons or Court Orders and E-signatures 

Following requests, The GPDF (GP Defence Fund) have commissioned legal information notes from Pennington Manches LLP that are relevant to LMCs and Practices. Read the note on Witness Summons here...  and to see guidance related to e-signatures click here...  


Published 29th November 2018