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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.

A

ACCELERATED ACCESS

LMC folder - Accelerated access

Accelerated access to gp held patient records guidance (BMA)

Access to patient records through the nhs app (NHSE transformation)

Using enhanced review snomed codes when giving a patient access to their health record(NHS Digital)

NHS App guidance for GP practices (NHS Digital)

GP online services toolkit (RCGP)

 

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

COMMUNICATIONS

GMICB Practice briefings

GM Training hub newsletters

NHSEI Primary care bulletins

Trafford CCG Practice briefings

COMMUNITY PHARMACY

Pharmacy First Service (launched 31/01/24)

National pharmacy services

CONTRACT (GP)

B0134 primary medical care policy and guidance manual v4 (updated 1 June 22)

General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)( NHS Digital)

2024/25

GP contract details - ALL (NHSE)

Update to the GP contract agreements 2024/25: financial implications (NHSE)

QOF guidance 24/25 (NHSE)

GMS statement of financial entitlements directions 2024 (NHSE)

DES regulations 24/25 (NHSE)

PCN 24/25 - see PCN section

GP CONTRACT ARCHIVE

GP contract 2023/24 (NHSE)

GP contract 22/23 (NHSE)

GP contract 2021/22 (NHSE)

GP Contract 2020/21 (NHSE)

GP Contract 2019/20 (NHSE)

GP Contracts - LMC main folder

 

CONTRACT (NHS STANDARD CONTRACT)

NHS standard contract 24-25 (NHSE)

NHS Standard contract 23/24

CQC

CQC website

CQC newsletters

LMC public CQC folder

LMC members only CQC folder

D

DATA SHARING

The GM Care Record Information Pack for GPs

GMCR update for Primary Care (HiM Jun 21)

DEATH RELATED

Death Related including Medical Examiner Information

Domestic Homicide Reviews Statutory Guidance 2016

DIRECTIONS

Premises Directions 2013

GMS statement of financial entitlements amendment directions 2021

DOMESTIC ABUSE

Domestic Abuse Act 2021: What GPs and Surgery Staff Need to Know?

 

E

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE

Sessional and locum GP contract guidance (BMA)

Supporting guidance for salaried GPs (BMA)

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

 

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

Digital Firearms Marker

FIT NOTES

Issuing Fit notes - BMA

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

Medical records (PCSE)

Health records - BMA

Inclusive care of trans and non-binary patients (BMA)

Gender Identity Toolkit for General Practice (IGPM)

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 resource

Gender dysphoria (BMA)

Gender Identity Toolkit for General Practice (IGPM)

Inclusive care of trans and non-binary patients (BMA)

Patients presenting with dental problems (BMA)

Doctors of the world translated health information

 

I

iGAS INFECTIONS

iGAS Infections Folder

Increase in invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) infections

INDEMNITY

Indemnity (CNSGP) - NHS Resolution

INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEMS (ICS):

Gov UK (11 Feb 21) White Paper

ICSs (BMA)

ICSs (NHSE)

L

LOCUMS

GP locum nhs.net registration

DBS checks

GM Workforce Bank

Workforce bank passport

 

M

MEDIATION

Mediation in General Practice (BMA)

 

N

NICE UPDATES

NICE monthly updates

 

P

PATIENT INFORMATION

myplannedcare.nhs.uk

NHS e-Referral Service

PALS-patient advice and liaison services

whileyouwait.org.uk

While you Wait leaflets (multiple languages)

PCN DES  

PCN DES 24/25 Documentation (NHSE)

ARCHIVE

PCN DES documents 23/24

PCN DES documents 22/23

PCN DES documentation 21/22

PCN DES documentation 20/21

PCN DES documentation 19/20

POLICY & GUIDANCE (NATIONAL)

2024/25 priorities and operational planning guidance (NHSE)

NHSE Planning Guidance 24/25

Fuller Stocktake Report May 2022

Core20PLUS5 (adults) (NHSE)

Core20plus5 (CYP) (NHSE)

2022/23 priorities and operational planning guidance (NHSE)

GP Forward View

GMHSC Partnership Prospectus The next 5 years

GM ambition for primary care

PREMISES

PCNs & Premises (NHSE)

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)

Discharge medicines toolkit (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'

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

GMC

Ethical guidance for doctors(GMC)

Performers Lists (England)

Professional standards north-west team (NHSE)

Framework for managing performer concerns (NHSE)

Medical Performers Tribunal Service

Q

QI

NHSE An intro to QI in Gen Prac

RCGP QI ready

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) 2023

Workload control in General Practice (BMA) Mar 2018

Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) 2016

Pushing back on inappropriate workload (BMA)

Practice list validation (BMA)

Special Allocation Scheme and removing violent patients - BMA

Reporting requirement to CQC after removing patient (Police incident)

V

VACCS and IMMS

The Green Book