Latest updates from your local medical community
Guidance and advice published in June 2023...
Access requirements The GMS Regulations have been updated to clarify that patients should be offered an assessment of need, or signposted to an appropriate service, at first contact with the practice.
Access to records The deadline for full implementation of prospective patient online access to their records will be extended to 31 October.
Cloud-based telephony A requirement will be introduced for practices to procure their telephony solutions only from an NHS framework once their current telephony contracts expire.
GP registration requirements The GMS contract regulations will be amended to remove the reference to the term ’medical cards’ within the registration requirements.
Latest guidance and advice from NICE.
As we continue to face overwhelming pressures in general practice, the BMA encourage practices to focus on their own team’s wellbeing and take some time to meet to reflect on their wellbeing and what they can do to protect it. This will meet the requirements of the QOF targets in the GP contract to do your quality improvement project on staff wellbeing.
The BMA have produced a document for practices which includes some tangible recommendations and tools for managing workload and reflecting on wellbeing.
The contractual changes imposed by NHS England do nothing to recognise the pressures that GPs areunder and the BMA encourage practices to continue to use their safe working guidance to enable them to prioritise safe patient care, within the present bounds of the GMS contract.
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