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Guidance and Downloads

LMC guidance is based upon an understanding of the current regulations from various sources including from The Department of Health, NHS England, the British Medical Association and its General Practice Committee.  The LMC is unable to provide legal or financial advice and is not a union.

If you have suggestions about guidance you would like the LMC to produce, then please feel free to contact us.

PIP assessments and the role of the GP

Informal and formal practice list closure

Prescribing over the counter (OTC) medicines

Stamp Duty Land Tax (download)

Top tips on agreeing a surgery lease (download)

Collaborative Services

Interest on late payments

Child Safeguarding

Should we choose to be a health service body?

Can I charge to provide a coroners report?

What do I need to do about blue badges for disabled drivers?

Who is responsible for translation services?

Do we have to have a partnership agreement?

What NHS contracts are available for my practice?

Trading standards want to visit.  Should I let them?

Do I have to prescribe a red drug if asked by a specialist?

Do I have to prescribe a “shared care” drug?

What can’t I charge for? (Prescribed Certificates)

Fees and charges for registered patients

How much should I charge for…?

Treating dental conditions

Disclosure and Barring Service

Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (download)

Employing a pharmacist in General Practice (download)

Subject Access Requests (2015) (download)


Doncaster out of hours guidance for GP trainees (download)

PMS reviews and the transition to a GMS contract (2015) (download)

Freedom of information guide (download)

Deprivation of liberty safeguards (2015) (download)

A step by step guide to setting up a GP Network (2015)

GMC - Good Medical Practice (2013) (download)

Managing Complaints (download)

Seniority Payments (2011) (download)

Taking on a new partner (2011) (download)

Practice Boundaries (2012) (download)

Private practice (2010) (download)

Hepatitis B Vaccinations (2012) (download)

MAG Appraisal Form (download)

Quick guide to Appraisal (2017) (download)

Medicals for patient’s taking part in leisure activities (download)

Whistleblowing (download)

Fitness to Fly (download)

Sick notes / Fit notes (download)

Maternity leave and pay (2013) (download)

Prescribing (2013) (download)

Excessive prescribing (2013) (download)

Overseas visitors accessing NHS services (2013) (download)

FAQ’s on Clinical Waste Audit (download)

Doncaster antibiotic prescribing guidelines (download)

Care.Data extraction guidance (2013) (download)

Salaried GP - Model Contract (2011) (download)

Guidance for GPs considering working abroad (download)


Five Year Forward View

General Practice Forward View

Focus on the General Practice Forward View

   Annex 1

   Annex 2