06 April 2014

Unplanned admissions - revised guidance

Revised guidance on the unplanned admissions enhanced service is now available at http://www.nhsemployers.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Avoiding%20unplanned%20admissions%20guidance%202014-15.pdf. Following pressure from GPC, the revised guidance clarifies that:

-  Care plans for patients initially added to the case management register have to be in place by the end of September 2014, not June 2014 as was originally specified. This recognises the difficulty with producing care plans for these patients for the end of June and ensures consistency with the payment structure in place for the enhanced service.

- Patients initially added to the case management register have to be informed of their named accountable GP and care co-ordinator  by the end of July 2014, not June 2014 as was originally specified. The July deadline for  the named accountable GP applies only to patients added to the register who are under the age of 75, as patients aged 75 and over will have been informed of their named GP by the end of June (existing patients) or within 21 days of registration (new patients), as per the requirements of the GMS and PMS regulations for a named GP aged 75 and over.

The changes are made on pages 7 and 15 of the guidance.

GP News from the Chair...

latest (10th April 2014) edition available here.

LMC April 2014 Newsletter...

Includes:
  • £5 per Patient Head
  • Vertical Integration
  • PMS and Reverting Back to GMS
  • Trade Waste
  • Contract Guidelines
  • LMC Motions for Conference
  • Retainer Scheme
  • Prescriptions from OP and On Discharge
  • Performance Monitoring by CCGs

See here