22 February 2015

New CQC Guidance

New guidance on CQC inspections has been published on the BMA website. This is a practical guide aimed at GP practices on how to prepare for a CQC inspection. It includes helpful tools including a check list, a presentation brief, key questions an inspector may ask and general hints and tips.

GPC News Issue 12 now available...

  • CQC guidance
  • Election of regional representatives and a prison GP representative, 2015-2018
  • GP networks
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants
  • Potentially avoidable appointments
  • Sessional GPs newsletter
  • The BMA’s No More Games campaign (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
See here for further details

No More Games...

a major campaign has been launched by the BMA calling for an end to political game-playing with the NHS.

here for further details

Primary Eyecare (North East) Intra-Ocular Pressure referral refinement service - (IOP RR Service)

2 of our 3 CCGs have commissioned this service from local optometrists.

Please see
here for details and here for list of providers