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Guidance

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.


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Practice Management


Annual Practice Declaration eDEC 2017 (download)


Interest on late payments


Should we choose to be a health service body?


Who is responsible for translation services?


Do we have to have a partnership agreement?


Trading standards want to visit.  Should I let them?


Fees and charges for registered patients


How much should I charge for…?


Subject Access Requests (2015) (download)


YORtender


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


FAQ’s on Clinical Waste Audit (download)


Managing Complaints


Taking on a new partner (2011) (download)


Care.Data extraction guidance (2013) (download)


Overseas visitors accessing NHS services (2013) (download)


Private practice (2010) (download)


Practice Boundaries (2012) (download)


Taking on a new partner (2011) (download)


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


Freedom of information

Your contract


Prescribing over the counter (OTC) medicines


Informal and formal practice list closure


Can I charge to provide a coroners report?


PIP assessments and the role of the GP


Collaborative Services (Providing services for the CCG or Local Authority)


Can I charge to provide a coroners report?


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


What NHS contracts are available for my practice?


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


Prescribing (2013) (download)


Excessive prescribing (2013) (download)


Seniority Payments (2011) (download)


Fitness to Fly (download)


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


Hepatitis B Vaccinations (2012) (download)


Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (download)


Child health surveillance (6-8 week baby checks)


Care for patients who reside in specialised institutions

Premises


Stamp Duty Land Tax (download)


Top tips on agreeing a surgery lease (download)


Premises - Notional rent, borrowing costs and leasehold costs

Clinical


Provision, use, and disposal of sharps bins for patient use


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)


Blood tests for patients with learning difficulties - reasonable adjustments


Child Safeguarding


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


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


Treating dental conditions


GMC - Good Medical Practice (2013) (download)


Doncaster antibiotic prescribing guidelines (download)


Sick notes / Fit notes (download)

Staff and training


International GP Recruitment Programme


Guardian of safe working hours for NHS training doctors


Disclosure and Barring Service


Employing a pharmacist in General Practice (download)


Doncaster out of hours guidance for GP trainees (download)


MAG Appraisal Form (download)


Quick guide to Appraisal (2017) (download)


Whistleblowing (download)


Maternity leave and pay (2013) (download)


Salaried GP - Model Contract (2011) (download)


Guidance for GPs considering working abroad (download)