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Pharmacy First – updating patient records
Following on from our article in the January newsletter, Pharmacy First will go live from 31st January 2024. As part of the commitment to roll-out a new Pharmacy First service, NHS England is funding... more8 Feb 2024
The good news is …
Emis have released QOF version 48 1.4 so some of the previous QOF indicator medication issues have been fixed such as AF008.... more2 Jan 2024
MH021 - PCA’s & AF008
Top level PCA codes, such as informed dissent, patient unsuitable and non responders, will not affect achievement for this indicator. However, individual declined codes will remove patients from an... more12 Dec 2023
Carer identification matters ...
Unpaid carers make up 9% of the UK population, however, it is thought this is likely to be a considerable underestimation and it should be more like 16-19%. GP practices are better than local... more2 Dec 2023
**VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE** GP Appointments - Exception Reporting
With the introduction of the appointment ‘exception codes’, we had intimated in our October newsletter these would positively affect your achievement in 2023/24. However, we have now learnt this will... more2 Nov 2023
Herpes Zoster Vaccination given by other healthcare provider
We recently received a query from one of our members and thought it was worth a mention in the newsletter. The query was around codes for Herpes Zoster Vaccination given by other healthcare provider... more6 Oct 2023
Winning at workplace well-being
Attracting the best and retaining good staff is key to your business. General Practice is a hard place to be at the moment, it’s stressful, it’s demanding and it’s hard work. We know there is a lack... more31 Jul 2023
COVID Vaccination Records - Incomplete or incorrect?
Patients will no longer need a face-to-face appointment to update their record, this can be done with appropriate evidence by email. The link below can be given to any patients who contact you with q... more9 May 2023
Digital Health Leadership Programme (DHLP)
Open for applicants employed in England, this 12-month fully accredited post-graduate programme is centrally funded and delivered by Imperial College London. The programmes aims to address the need to... more3 May 2023
Patient’s prescribed HRT
If patient’s pay for HRT prescriptions more than 3 x per year, patient’s can apply for a HRT pre-paid certificate at a cost of £19.30 (the cost of 2 items). Identify patient’s prescribed HRT medica... more2 May 2023