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Other Guidance

Unless otherwise stated the following links are all in PDF file format.

Please note that guidance with a BMA website link under it means that this guidance is not available publicly. You will need to be logged onto the British Medical Association (BMA) website before clicking the link to access the guidance.

0-18 Years: Guidance for Doctors (GMC Apr18)

A Guide to influencing and engaging with changes to your local health system (BMA Oct19)

Accepting Donations from Patients (BMA 20Apr18)

Access to Healthcare for Asylum Seekers and Refused Asylum Seekers (BMA Nov12)

Access to Health Records (BMA Jul19)

Access to Medical Reports (BMA Jun09)

Accessible Information Standard (GPC Apr16)

Actions Following Introduction of 2017-18 GMS Contract (BMA Apr17)

Agency Workers Regulations and Locum GPs (BMA Jun12)

Analysis of GP Patient Survey (BMA Jul17)

Anticipatory Prescribing for End of Life Care (GPC updated Feb18)

Assisted Suicide (BMA Feb15)

Best Practice for Ensuring the Efficient Supply and Distribution of Medicines to Patients (Joint Jan13)

Care Certificate (GPC Apr15)

CCG Mergers (BMA19)

Changes to requesting urgent or emgergency ambulance transport for your patient (YAS Sep19)

Child Death Review Process (BMA Last Updated 20Apr18)

Children and Young People Toolkit (BMA Dec10)

Clinical Commissioning Group Constitutions (GPC May12)

Clinical Pharmacists and Indemnity (NHSE May18)

Clinical Waste Audit (BMA Last Updated 7Dec18)

Collaborative GP Alliances and Federations (GPC Oct13)

Collaborative GP Networks (BMA Jun15)

Community Pharmacy - A guide for GPs and Practice Staff (PSNC, BMA May19)

Completing Further Medical Evidence Forms (Centre for Health & Disability Assessments Rcvd Jan18)

Confidentiality and Health Records Tool Kit (BMA Added Jan19)

Confidentiality - Disclosing information for education and training purposes (GMC Added Jul18)

Confidentiality - Disclosing information for employment, insurance and similar purposes (GMC Added Jul18)

Confidentiality - Disclosing information about serious communicable diseases (GMC Added Jul18)

Confidentiality - Good practice in handling patient information (GMC 25May18)

Confidentiality - Patients' fitness to drive and reporting concerns to the DVLA or DVA (GMC Added Aug18)

Confidentiality - reporting of gunshot and knife wounds (GMC - Added Jun18)

Confidentiality - Responding to criticism in the media (GMC Added Aug18)

Conflicts of Interest & Co-commissioning (GPC Jan15)

Consent: Patients & doctors making decisions together (GMC - Added Jun18)

Continuing Professional Development (GMC - Added Jun18)

Contractual Issues for GPs (BMA Apr07 Last Updated Aug13)

CQC DBS Checks (Dec17)

CQC Inspections (GPC Feb15)

CQC registration – what you need to know (BMA Mar14)

(Also see Appendix B below)

CQC Registration - What you need to know Appendix B: Policies and protocols (BMA May12)

(Also see main document above)

Cross-border EU Healthcare Directive (BMA Nov15)

Dealing with Unfair Comments on Websites (BMA 2016)

Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BMA 3rd edition (1st revision) 2016

Direct Access to Diagnostic Tests for Cancer (NHS Apr12)

Disability Discrimination Act (GPC Updated Jan10)

Doctors Providing Medical Care at Sporting Events (BMA14)

Draft MCP Contract (BMA Dec16)

Duty of Candour (GMC Jun 15)

DWP Medical (Factual) Reports - A Guide to Completion (DWP Updated 23Aug19)

Electronic Signatures (GPDF Nov18)

Employment Status (BMA Law Apr17)

End of Life: good practice in decision making (GMC Added Jun18)

Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS BMA Response (BMA Oct10)

Ethnicity and first language recording (GPC Mar12)

Excessive Prescribing (Updated Feb18)

Facilitating Corporate Tax Evasion (ICAS 2017)

Falsified Medicines Directive (BMA Jan19)

Falsified Medicines Directive (BMA Nov18)

FAQs for Practices using TPP SystmOne (BMA Mar17)

Fit for Work – Guidance for GPs (DWP Mar15)

Focus on PMS Reviews and Transition to GMS (BMA Apr16)

Focus on Service Charges (BMA Nov15)

Focus on the new IT requirements of the GP contract in England (BMA, Mar 15)

Framework for a Written Contract of Employment - GP Speciality Registrars (GPC Apr02 Revised Dec07 & Mar14)

Freedom of Information Act FAQs (NHS/BMA Jan15)

Funding and Support in General Practice (BMA 2017)

Future of GP Practice Premises (GPC Revised Mar10 first edition published 2001)

Getting the most out of a fit note - GP Guidance (DWPSep15 changed in Dec16)

Gender Incongruence in Primary Care (BMA - Added Apr18)

Global Sum Allocation Formula (BMA Jul15)

Good Medical Practice - Guidance for Doctors (GMC Added Jun18)

Good Practice in Prescribing and Managing Medicines and Devices (GMC Dec14)

Goodwill and Dispensing (GPC Jun10)

Government’s ‘new deal for General Practice’ (BMA Jun15)

GPs as Data Controllers (BMA Nov15)

GPs as Data Controllers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (BMA Mar18)

GP Contract Funding Changes (BMA May17)

GP Contract Payments 2015-16 (BMA Mar 15)

GP Extended Hours Access Scheme Directed Enhanced Service - 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012

GP Focus on Outer Boundaries (BMA Jun12 – updated Jul13)

GP Forward View Planning Requirements (BMA Sep16)

GP Practice – a guide for community pharmacists & pharmacy staff (BMA 13)

GP Quality Indicators (BMA Jun18)

GPs working in non standard roles (BMA 2018)

Guidance on handing back a GMS/PMS contract (BMA 2017)

Guidance to Practices on how to employ shared staff (GPC Oct13)

Health & Justice Info Share Notes (NHS 2Apr19)

Health Service Body Status (GPC May15)

Hepititis B Immunisations (BMA Sep18)

How CQC monitors, inspects and regulates NHS GP Practices (CQC Mar18)

How your practice is funded (GPC Jan09)

How to set up and development a sessional GP Group (BMA Jan12)

Income Tax Annual Allowance (Sept17)

Industrial Action and Undated Resignations (BMA Aug16)

Intermediaries Legislation IR35 (BMA 2017)

Intermediaries Legislation IR35: Update (BMA Apr17)

Interface Guidance Ethics (BMA May09)

Key Messages for NHS Clinicians and Managers (BMA Jul17)

Key Principles for General Practice (CCG/LMC/PCS Jun17)

Last Partner Standing (BMA 2017)’

Leadership and management for all doctors (GMC Added Jun18)

Limited Liability Partnership – Benefits and Negatives (BMA16)

List closures (BMA Jan 15)

Locum Agreements in General Practice (BMA May13)

Locum Employers Pension Contributions Guidance (BMA 20Mar13)

Low Value Medicine Guidance (BMA May18)

Managing Children and Young People’s Identified Health Needs (SCC2012)

Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Veterans (RCGP Jan11)

Mental Capacity Act Tool Kit (BMA Jul08)

Mis-selling Loans & Interest Rate Swaps (GPDF Feb19)

Multispeciality Community Providers (MCPs) (BMA Last Updated 7Dec18)

National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) (NHSE Sep19)

Needle Stick Injuries and Blood Borne Viruses (BMA May16)

NHS Complaints FAQs (BMA Aug15)

New National GP Induction and Refresher Scheme (BMA Mar15)

NHS Complaints Procedure  (BMA Aug15)

Onward Referral - A Working Group Report (Academy of Medical Royal Colleges May18)

Overseas Visitors (BMA Added Aug18)

Over the Counter Medicines Guidance (BMA Mar19)

Pandemic Influenza - Good Medical Practice (GMC Oct09)

Parental Responsibility (BMA Oct08)

Partnership Agreements (GPC Apr14)

Paternity Testing (BMA ethics Aug09)

Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions in General Practice (Jan16)

Patient participation directed enhanced service (DES) for GMS contract (BMA Apr11)

Patient Participation DES FAQs (BMA Jul11)

Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice (GMC Mar13)

Phasing out Seniority Payments (GPC Oct15)

Physicians Associates in the UK (BMA16)

PMS Agreement and GMS Contract Comparison (BMA) Nov16

Practice Nurse Indemnity (GPC Jun12)

Premises Costs

Prescribing in General Practice (BMA Apr18)

Prescription Direction (BMA/Pharmacy Voice/PSNC) - (checked Jan19)

Primary Medical Contracts - Who can hold what (BMA Feb07 revised Jul08)

Principles for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic (BMA May08)

Private Practice (BMA Jun10)

Procurement Law and Policy - the basics for GPs (GPC Aug12)

Protecting Children and Young People (GMC Jul12 updated 25May18)

Public Health Support for GP Commissioning (BMA Dec10)

QOF Payments (BMA Nov13)

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2011/12

Quality and Outcomes Framework Guidance 2008

Quality First: Managing workload to deliver safe patient care (BMA Jan15)

Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety (GMC Apr12)

Referral Management in England (BMA Aug18)

Referral Management FAQs (GPC Jan06 updated Aug06)

Reforming General Practice Boundaries (BMA Jan10)

Repeat Dispensing Guidance (BMA Dec13)

Reporting Criminal and Regulatory Proceedings Within & Outside the UK (GMC Mar13 updated Nov14)

Requests for disclosure of data for secondary purposes (BMA) Aug14

Responsibility for Prescribing between Primary & Secondary Tertiary Care (NHS England 2018)

Responsive, Safe and Sustainable (GPC Sept15)

Responsive, Safe and Sustainable: our Urgent Prescription for General Practice (BMA Apr16)

Retention of GP Pension Documentation (NHSE Jun19)

Role of the LMC (Jul17)

Safe Working in General Practice (BMA 2016)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Toolkit (BMA Oct11)

Salaried GPs (GPC Jun04 revised Feb09)

Salaried GPs Working Under New Models of Care (BMA 2017)

Seeking Consent - Delegation and Responsibility (BMA Jun17)

Seniority Payments (BMA) Mar14

Sharing Electronic Records for Direct Patient Care (BMA Oct15)

Sick Leave Guidance for GP Trainees (GPC Oct13)

Social Determinants of Health - What Doctors Can Do (BMA Oct11)

Social Media (BMA - Last Updated 7Dec18)

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Guidance (Link to BMA website members area) Last Updated 7Dec18

Study Leave guidance for GP Trainees (BMA Apr13)

Subject Access Requests for Insurance Purposes (Aug15)

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (BMA 2016)

Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS General Practice Clinical Work (NHSE Jun18)

Taking on new Partners (GPC Mar11)

Tax Penalties Infographic (ICAS Nov17)

Technical requirements for GMS contract changes 2017-18

The Benefits System: A Short Guide For GPs (DWP Sep19)

The Suspended GP Performer (BMA Mar06)

Travel Immunisations (GPC Nov12)

URGENT CARE a practical guide to transforming same-day care in general practice (Primary Care Foundation May09)

Use of 084 Numbers by GP Practices (BMA Jun12)

Use of 084 numbers in the NHS (DH 23Feb12)

Using Social Media

Vaccinations and Immunisations (GPC Jun14)

Visual & Audio Recordings (BMA updated Feb19)

When a Patient Seeks Advice or Information about Assistance to Die (GMC Jun15)

Witness Summons and Court Orders (GPDF Nov18)

Workforce Minimum Data Set (BMA May17)

Working for an Online Provider (BMA 2018)

Workload Control in General Practice (BMA 2018)

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