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23rd January 2023

Communication between DWP and GP practices


To support the NHS move away from use of fax as a method of communication and in response to the removal of fax machines from GP surgeries, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been working with Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA), to respond to this change. 

22nd January 2023

Health Education England education contract 


The BMA have had some queries regarding the HEE (Health Education England) education contract that some practices have been asked to sign.

21st January 2023

Update on the Digital Firearms Flag


The digital firearms flag will soon be relaunched on SystmOne (TPP) and EMIS Web (EMIS) systems, and is scheduled for deployment on Cegedim/Vision systems in March 2023.  The BMA anticipate the relaunch to take place towards the end of January. 

20th January 2023

Safe working in general practice


The BMA’s England GP committee (GPCE) has generated a guide to enable practices to prioritise safe patient care, within the present bounds of the GMS contract.

16th December 2022

Care of people with a learning disability in GP practices


The CQC has amended its guidance, which clarifies that there is no specific training on learning disability and Autism that is mandatory. 

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