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CQRS Local

CQRS Local has been built with practices in mind, and offers several new benefits with its uptake. The new system offers a single point of access for local and national claims, with payment from CQRS local going directly to the practice bank account in the same way as national payments. Some...

Email Security 2023

Below is a brief explanation of the current email security arrangements for Somerset's NHS estate and corresponding partners. NHS.net It is important for NHS.net email users to understand which email addresses you can send confidential information to securely. The following table summarises...

Infection Control guidance

Updated Ventilation guidance (HTM 03-01) Specialised ventilation for healthcare buildings These documents give comprehensive advice and guidance on the legal requirements, design implications, maintenance and operation of specialised ventilation in healthcare premises providing acute care. In...

LMC Nurse Advisor, Letter of Introduction

Paula Messenger, is our Nurse Advisor, please find a letter below from Paula that can be passed to new Nurses starting at a practice informing them of her contact details, pastoral support and how to access Nurse Training. LMC Nurse Advisor Letter

Medical Records - Amending patient records

Medical Records - Alterations We are often asked under what circumstances, and how medical records may be altered. This article condenses advice from the Medical Defense Organisations and the GMC: Medical notes must never be overwritten or inked out, and computer records should not be...

Non medical Referrers

Radiation and Non-medical referrers Before now each trust had its own interpretation of the regulations and requirements and practitioners had to satisfy each of the Trust requirements if they requested from multiple organisations. Working with SFT has led to a fantastic opportunity for a...

Skilled Worker Visa (Formerly Tier 2 Visa)

Navigating the GP Skilled Worker Visa (Tier 2 sponsorship) process webinar The BMA has partnered with legal firm Magrath Sheldrick, who oversee our immigration advice service, to develop a webinar on navigating the GP sponsorship process . The webinar is aimed at GP employers and offers...

Symptoms and Care of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in Children

Symptoms and Care of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in Children There has been a surge in RSV and other respiratory illness in children . This is starting to filter its way into increased contact in both Primary and secondary care. Many parents especially new parents will be unfamiliar with...

The National standards of healthcare cleanliness 2021

The National standards of healthcare cleanliness 2021 'The National standards of healthcare cleanliness 2021 (the national standards) apply to all healthcare settings - acute hospitals, mental health, community, primary care, dental care, ambulance trusts, GP surgeries and clinics, and care...

Top Tips

Top Tips 2024 25.1.24 Ardens CQC Searches The LMC wanted to make practices aware of a suite of searches that the CQC use when they are planning to review a practice. These can be located within the Ardens searches on EMIS. They are called 'CQC Inspection Searches'. They include Safety Alerts,...

Wellbeing support in Primary Care

National Primary Care Coaching - Looking After You A communications toolkit has been developed to support The Looking After You National Primary Care Coaching Service. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aS8-sTH1W9gv49d9Tq3hhwg9jJZZ5MFs Within the toolkit you will find social media...

Workload control in general practice

This guide will help you to agree quantitative limits to individual safe practice for GPs. Appropriate limits on workload will depend on the unique circumstances of each practice the contractual status and the preferences of each individual GP, as well as the complexity of care being provided....

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