Latest updates from your local medical community
Following on from the additional guidance that the BMA shared with practices last Friday about the imminent contractual requirement to give all patients online access to their prospective records from 31 October 2023, they have updated and published some further resources.
The BMA continues to encourage practices to focus on their own team’s wellbeing and take time to reflect on what can be done to protect it (this will also meet the requirements of QOF quality improvement project on staff wellbeing).
Following on from the guidance that GPC England (GPCE) shared with practices last Friday, the BMA are expecting to continue dialogue with NHS England in the coming week to ascertain how practices can be best supported in the lead up to the 31st October go-live date and beyond.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published new guidance for GPs and other healthcare professionals using fit notes (statements of fitness for work) and GPCE was involved in its development.
The BMA’s Sessional GPs Committee and GPC England have produced new guidance and support for managing the workload and overtime for salaried GPs.
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