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26th October 2023

Update: Accelerated Access to Records Programme

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. 

19th October 2023

Wellbeing 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). 

17th October 2023

Accelerated Access to Records Programme update

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. 

16th October 2023

DWP Fit note guidance

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. 

12th October 2023

New BMA guidance for sessional GPs

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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