The following is a list of obligations relating to Certification by GPs:
GPs are obliged to provide data essential for a clinical referral free of charge.
A GP has a statutory duty to supply a registered patient, free of charge, with any of the prescribed certificates set out in Schedule 4 of...
Original Document: Response to the Supreme Court Judgment/ Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
LMC Commentary December 2015
This important document, The Department of Health Guidance: Response to the Supreme Court Judgement/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), refers to a judgement given in...
It's easy to assume that domestic abuse only affects partners or ex-partners within a relationship. However, an increasingly common form of abuse, with potentially devastating results, is set to challenge those inherent beliefs. In 2014/15, 3% of the approx. 700 referrals to Somerset's...
Safeguarding Children - A Beginner's Guide (with acknowledgements to Wessex LMCs)
Although the intercollegiate document 'Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competences for health care staff' (September 2010) guidance is not yet enshrined in regulations the LMC view is that as the...
Controlled Drug Abuse and Security of Blank Prescription Forms
Survey for GPs
Annual LMC Awards
Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund Charitable Donations
Dr Whimsy's Casebook
Medical Records - Adopted Children (with acknowledgements to Wessex LMCs)
Under adoption legislation an adopted child is given a new NHS number and all previous medical information relating to that child is put into a newly created health record. Any information relating to the identity or...
GMC guidance refers to an Intercollegiate document (see below). An updated version was released in March 2014. The ultimate statement to which we are beholden is:
'It is now recognised that the complexity of relationships with child and young people patients and their parents and carers in the...
Edition 6 of the Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter – for anyone interested in tackling Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Somerset.
Edition 8 Spring 2016
Edition 9 (to be added)
Edition 10 Summer 2017
A new public awareness raising campaign, called 'Thinking it? Report it', launched in Somerset encouraging people to make contact with Adult Social Care if they think someone is being harmed.
The campaign has been launched with the direct support of the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board...
This Useful table highlights the common themes identified in inspection reports mapped against each Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE) for Safeguarding