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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 - Further Guidance from NHSe
On Friday 29th March, NHS England published further guidance on the new GP Contract. Key publications included:
- Further guidance on the Network DES including the Network DES Specification, the Network DES guidance and also the mandatory Network DES Agreement document. These publications are available here...
- Further guidance on the QoF changes alongside the changes to GMS and APMS. The full range of new publications are available through this link NHSe Publications
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:
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