Here are links to some some areas of guidance that have seen interest recently. Please remember that advice and guidance can quickly go out of date as new rules and interpretations are applied. We will keep these pages up to date as we become aware of changes, but we encourage you to contact the LMC office for specific guidance on any queries you may have.

084 numbers in NHS, GuidanceGPC - Jul 11
Accepting donations or gifts from Patients, GuidanceGPC - Aug 07
Bribery Act 2010 GuidanceDoH, May 11
Child Death Review ProcessJul 09
Chronic Kidney Disease, FAQsGPC, Jul 11
Cleanliness GuidanceNPSA - 10
Choose and Book DES, Guidance on Correct UseDec 09
CLMC 'Reminders list' on FAQMar 09
Co-commissioning guidance, Conflicts of Interest             GPC, January 2015
Complaints, CLMC guidance for dealing with investigations/complaintsAug 09
Complaints, NHS Procedure GuidanceAug 09
Complaints Procedure FAQsApr 09
Complaints Regulations 09GPC - Apr 09
Confidentiality, DH guidanceDH - Mar 05
Confidentiality, Guidance, Disclosure of information to PCTsBMA - Aug 07
Confidentiality, Guidance, Secondary uses of patient informationBMA - Aug 07
Confirmation and Certification in Death, Guidance UpdateGPC - Jun 09
Contractual Advice for GPs (Partnerships, Merging Practices, Retirement etc)BMA - Apr 07
CQC guidance on registration and inspection
  More detailed and practical how-to guidance to help practices prepare for CQC visits etc
DDRB Full Report, 10DDRB 10
DDRB Report 10, GPC letter to GPsGPC Mar 10
DES Directions 11/12DH Mar 11
Disability Discrimination Act Guidance UpdateJan 10
Discussion paper on new models of careGPC, April 2015
DVLA, Consent for release of patient informationAug 09
Ethnicity & First Language RecordingGPC, May 11
Exception Reporting GuidanceBMA - Oct 06
Firearms GuidanceBMA, Dec 16
Fit Notes GuidanceDWP - Feb 10
Focus on the global sum allocation formulaGPC, July 2015
Freedom of Information Act 09, FAQsGPC - Mar 09
GMS Contract Agreement 2009-10 – Focus onGPC - Mar 09
GMS contract Clinical DES 2011/12, guidance and audit requirementsGPC - Mar 2011
GMS Contract Regulations 2004, consolidated versionMar 09
GP AppraisalsBMA 02
Guidance and FAQs on out of areas registrations 
Guidance on applying for premises transformation funds GPCJanuary 2015
Guiding principle for GP networks 
Home Visiting, GPLMC letter sent to Nursing & Residential Homes - Jan 08
Home Visiting, GP GuidelinesLMC -Jan 08
Home Visits and Smoking, TUC AdviceTUC - 06
How to declare GP earnings guidance paperGPC, February 2015
How to deliver new contract IT requirementsGPC, April 2014
How to set up a network
  GP Network guidance
GPC, May 2015
Improving Care Pathways, GuidanceGPC - Jan 08
Improving Communication (between GPs and Secondary Care - exchanging information on Patient Care)BMA - Oct 07
Improving GP Services, Focus on how PCTs will Assess GP PerformanceJul 09
Improving Pharmaceutical Services GuidanceDH - Apr 09
Increasing your list size, Financial Implications, GuidanceGPC - Feb 06
Induction and refresher scheme GPCMarch 2015
Jury Service, BMA GuidanceBMA 05
Learning Disabilities DES, FAQ 10PCC Apr 10
Legal framework for practice networks 

List management

License to Practice

GPC weblink - Dec 16

GPC weblink - Oct 09

Listening to Patients, Developing General Practice GuidanceMar 09
Local Involvement Networks (LINKS), Guidance UpdateBMA - Sep 09
Locum GP Death In service Payments guideAug 09
Managing disputes with PCTs, GuidanceGPC - Jan 08
Mental Capacity ActBMA - Sep 07

Mental Health Act, DH Guidance

Model contract for GPs

DH - Jul 01


MPs and PCTs AddressesMarch 13
New care models – Vanguard sitesGPC, October 2014
New GP contract guidance 
NHS Brand Guidelines08
NHS Pensions, Comparison of changes08
Overseas Visitors, Treatment for, GuidanceGPC - Mar 11
Partnership Agreement Services, Crutes LawCrutes Law - May 2011
Partnership Agreements, ChecklistLMC, May 11
Partnership Arrangements/Agreements, BMA GuidanceBMA - May 04
Partnership Drafting Services, BMA
Partnership Drafting Service Terms and conditions, BMA
BMA - 07
Partnerships, Taking on New Partners GuidanceGPC, Mar 11
Patient Group DirectionsGPC, May 2015
Patient Letter - Quality of Care and Access HoursJan 08
Patient Registration FAQsGPC - Mar 09
Payment for requests for reports/letters/certificates outwith NHS Responsibilities LetterLMC 2011

Permission to administer medications covertly      CQC September 2019 

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Premises, Future of GP Practice, GuidanceGPC Mar 10
Professional Reports, Preparation GuidanceJul 05
QOF Guidance 11/12GPC - Apr 11
QOF QP Indicators, GuidanceGPC, May 11
Quality first: Managing workload to deliver safe patient careGPC, January 2015
Referrals to Complementary Therapists Regulated by Statute, BMA Guidance UpdateMay 09
Removal of Patients, GuidanceGPC - Apr 05
Salaried GP, Focus on, GuidanceGPC - Feb 09
Sessional GP Appraisal and Revalidation Survey and Guidance 
Short Term Certification, Employees/Employers LetterLMC 2011
Short Term Certification, Students/Pupils LetterLMC 2011
Skin Cancer GuidanceNICE May 10
Sporting Events, guidance for doctors providing medical careBMA, Aug 11
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) GuidanceGPC - Apr 09
Statement of Financial Entitlements (SFE) (Amendment) Directions 112011
Supporting pupils at schoolGPC, September 2014
Tax Bracket, Focus on GuidanceGPC Jul 10
Updated guidance on migrant access 
VAT on Medical Reports 
VAT on Medical Reports, DWP Form DBD036 
Vetting and Barring Scheme GuidanceGPC Aug 10
Violent patient procedure and Violence in Practice AdviceLMC Nov 11
Waste Disposal, GuidanceGPC - Jul 05
Work Creep – LMC, Updated weekly02/12/13
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