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Guidance

Browse through our useful links and resources.


We aim to provide information and links to national, and where available, local guidance on key areas relating to general practice in one central place within this section of the resource library.  Examples include, but are not limited to: GP Coroner's Advice, List Dispersal Guidance, and the GP Regulations. 

A range of documents are also available to all in our resource library accessed at the bottom of this section beneath the A-Z links.

B

BEREAVEMENT 

GM Bereavement service

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

NHSE Business continuity guidance

LMC Business continuity folder (updated Jan 22)

 

C

CLEANLINESS REQUIREMENTS

National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021

Cleanliness Audit

CONTRACT (GP)

2022/23

GP Contract 2022/23

2022/23 Financial information

QOF changes for 2022/23 and QOF guidance

Weight management enhanced service 2022/23

PCN DES 2022/23

NHSEI (March 22) letter re General Practice contract arrangements in 2022/23

BMA view on GP contract changes England 2022/23

GP CONTRACT ARCHIVE

GP contract 2021/22

GP Contract 2020/21

GP Contract 2019/20

GP Contracts - LMC main folder

GP Contract page - NHSE

GP Practices Page - BMA

 

CONTRACT (NHS STANDARD CONTRACT)

NHS Standard contract 22/23

 

D

DATA SHARING

The GM Care Record Information Pack for GPs

GMCR update for Primary Care (HiM Jun 21)

DIRECTIONS

Premises Directions 2013

GMS statement of financial entitlements amendment directions 2021

 

E

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE

Locum reimbursement (BMA)

Sickness absence (NHS Employers)

New to partnership payment scheme (NHSE)

GP retention scheme (NHSE)

GP retention scheme (BMA)

GP retainer scheme (HEE)

Disclosure and barring service checks (BMA)

Training resource for GP practice staff (BMA)

Employment status checklist (BMA)

Joint employment of shared staff in GP practices (BMA)

Employment Advice - BMA

Managing the disciplinary process: guide for GP practices (BMA)

Employing clinical pharmacists in GP practices (BMA)

Employing physician associates in GP practices (BMA)

Employing trainees on the 2016 junior doctor contract (BMA)

Guide to working conditions for salaried GPs and employers (BMA)

Guide to annual leave for salaried GPs (BMA)

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave (BMA)

Sessional and locum GP contract guidance (BMA)

GM Workforce Futures website

ETHICS

Ethical Guidance for Doctors - GMC

 

F

FEES

BMA fees calculator

Childminder health forms - BMA

Local authorities - BMA 

Insurance reports and certificates - BMA

Non nhs reports guide for GPs - BMA

Mental health evidence form for patients in debt - BMA

What to charge your patients - BMA

What services can and cannot be charged for - BMA

Certificates GPs cannot charge for

FIREARMS

Firearms Advice - BMA updated 16/12/21

FIT NOTES

Issuing Fit notes - BMA

FLU

LMC Folder

22/23

B1395 reimbursable vaccines and eligible cohorts 22/23 flu vacc prog guidance (NHSE March 22)

ARCHIVES

Enhanced services influenza specifications 21/22 (NHSE )

National flu immunisation programme 20-21 (NHSE)

Mass vaccination at a time published July 2020 (RCGP)

Barcoded Flu Clinics - Dr Mark Essop

FREEDOM TO SPEAK UP

Freedom to speak up Trafford CCG policy

Freedom to speak up Salford CCG policy

Freedom to speak up NHSE policy

H

HEALTH RECORDS

Health records - BMA

Access to health records guidance Nov19 (BMA)

Consent to access health records - Law society

Accessing medical records of deceased patient (NHSE)

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

GM Health Hub website

GM Dementia Support website

GM Mental Health hub website

GM infant male circumcision resources

Travel Immunisation advice (BMA)

Vaccination fees and arrangements (BMA)

Gender dysphoria (BMA)

Patients presenting with dental problems (BMA)

Doctors of the world translated health information

 

I

INDEMNITY

Indemnity (CNSGP) - NHS Resolution

INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEMS (ICS):

Gov UK (11 Feb 21) White Paper

ICSs (BMA)

ICSs (NHSE)

 

M

MEDIATION

Mediation in General Practice (BMA)

 

P

PCN DES  22/23

PCN DES Contract documentation 22/23

IIF 22/23 summary

NHSE (24 Aug 21) PCN plans for 2021/22 and 2022/23 letter and supporting annexes

 

ARCHIVES

21/22

NHSE (10 Aug 21) PCN workforce planning template

PCN Contract DES specification 21/22 PCN Requirements and Entitlements

PCN DES Contract Guidance 2021/22

PCN DES Contract participation and notification form 21/22

PCN DES Contract FAQs 21/22

PCN handbook 2021 (BMA)

 20/21

PCN DES Contract Specification 2020/21 Entitlements and requirements

POLICY

2022/23 priorities and operational planning guidance (NHSE)

GP Forward View

GMHSC Partnership Prospectus The next 5 years

GM ambition for primary care

PREMISES

Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness

Rent reimbursement (BMA)

A guide to GP premises leases (BMA)

Disposing of clinical waste (BMA)

Template GP premises lease (BMA)

Service charges for GP premises (BMA)

NHS Property Services (BMA)

GP sustainability loan scheme (BMA)

Sustainable and environmentally friendly general practice report (BMA)

PRESCRIBING

Shared care protocols (GMMMG)

Responsibility for prescribing between primary, secondary and tertiary care (NHSE)

PRIVATE (INDEPENDENT) PROVIDERS

Private Provider requests for investigations under the NHS - BMA (Feb 22)

Minimum Care Standards for Independent Healthcare Establishments

Example of 'Defining the boundaries between Private and NHS care'

Q

QOF

QOF changes and guidance 22/23

QoF changes 2021/22 (NHSE)

QOF indicators and payments (BMA)

 

R

REGULATIONS

Primary Medical Care and Policy Guidance Manual V3

GMS Regulations

PMS Regulations

NHS Pension Scheme Regulations

 

S

SAFE WORKING IN GENERAL PRACTICE

Safe working in general practice (BMA)

Pushing back on inappropriate workload (BMA)

Practice list validation (BMA)

Special Allocation Scheme and removing violent patients - BMA