24 November 2013

GPC News Issue 6 now available….

BMA fees webpages update
Contract changes – FAQs
Flu vaccinations for locum GPs
Further progress made around GP payments system
GP services during the Christmas and New Year period – guidance for practices
GPC webpages – contract and funding guidance
LMCs – Change of details
Planning and delivery of vaccinations and immunisations
Recommended flu vaccination for children at risk
Safe use of controlled drugs – CQC guidance
Short shelf-life of Fluenz
Summary of QOF indicators to be removed 2014-15

See here for further details

Flu Vaccinations for GP Locums

Following the publication of the tripartite letter about the flu immunisation programme in England 2013/14, the GPC wrote to the Chief Medical Officer requesting clarification about the arrangements for flu vaccinations for GP locums.

This issue has finally been resolved and NHS England and GPC have agreed that locum GPs should attend the practice where they are registered as patients to get their flu vaccination, and that practice can then claim the payment via CQRS using the Read code 9OX4. which will be acceptable by area teams.

A statement to this effect have been added to the BMA website:  
http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/doctors-well-being/flu-vaccination (a link to this is also available on the Sessional GP pages and Vaccs and Imms guidance pages ).