28 September 2014

GPC News Issue 6 now available...

Includes:
  • 2015/16 contract negotiations in England
  • Choice of GP clinical system
  • Dispensing doctors feescale changes 2014/15
  • Emergency drugs for GP practices
  • GP Clinical IT Systems - Deed of Undertaking for Data Processing
  • GP electronic annual practice declaration (eDec)
  • NICE guidelines: the manual - publication
  • The roles and responsibilities of GPs in supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
  • Urgent primary medical care services for out of area registered patients when at home
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Urgent primary medical care services for out of area registered patients when at home

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New Contract Changes for 2015-16....

announced. Click here for further information

This morning's announcement on GP access, and GP contract changes

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Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

The Department for Education has issued new statutory guidance and non-statutory advice on the roles and responsibilities of GPs in supporting pupils at school with medical conditions, which replaces previous guidance on Managing medicines in schools and early years settings published in March 2005.
This new guidance came into force 1 September 2014 and replaces previous guidance on Managing medicines in schools and early years settings published in March 2005.
Its aim is to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported in school so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.
GPC guidance can be found here:
http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/gp-practices/supporting-pupils-at-school

Avoiding Unplanned Admissions (AUA) Enhanced Service

Business rules have now been published and can be accessed here

GP News from the Chair...

latest (26th September 2014) edition available here.