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25th January 2022

Vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD)

With the national deadline of GP practice staff needing to be fully vaccinated looming, there are a number of resources being made available. 

We have set up a folder which you can access here. Please also see a number of useful links below. 

17th January 2022

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. 

21st December 2021


Update the NHS 111 Directory of Services with Christmas and New Year opening hours

It is important that primary care providers update their NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) entry with accurate opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period...



21st December 2021

Workload prioritisation update

RCGP/BMA publish revised workload prioritisation for General Practice

The emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, in combination with broader winter pressures, has the potential to significantly impact the delivery of general practice and wider NHS services. 

The new guidance published today has been developed for clinicians working in general practice in England by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Associations (BMA) GP’s Committee with NHS England and Improvement's support, but this advice is from the RCGP and BMA. It is intended to support practices in their planning as general practice pivots to deliver the accelerated COVID-19 booster campaign.  


21st December 2021

BMA publish template

Private Provider requests for investigations under the NHS

Following some queries from LMCs about requests from private providers relating to investigation, and/or treatment of one of the practice’s registered patients, the BMA have produced the below guidance, which includes a template letter to respond to private providers.

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