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. 

Dip-Testing Guidance

Public Health England has published guidance on the diagnosis of UTI's. Along with this guidance and a campaign by CHFT to 'Ditch the Dip-stick' we are providing these publications to support practices in reviewing current practice and procedures. The PHE guidance is available here and the CHFT Campaign poster here .

GPDF Publish PCN Guidance

The above guidance has just been published to support the implementation process for the new networks. The guidance includes support on completing the required schedules, role of the Clinical Director, pro's and cons on the various delivery models and other useful help. You will find all these documents here

Further Network DES Guidance

This week saw an update from NHSe on the Network DES Guidance. This brings further clarity on a number of key areas that have raised many questions nationally. You can find a full version of the updated guidance here.

The BMA recently published a full guidance to support networks in the development of their PCN. Find the document 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

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