Scottish GPs approve new contract

Scottish GPs approve new contract

January 22 2018 Scotland’s GPs have voted 71.5% in favour of implementing a new-style GP...

London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

December 18 2017 London has become the first region to offer extended hours of services to all...

Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

December 5 2017 GPs have voted in favour of the proposed new contract for general practice in...

NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

December 1 2017 The first group of products that which should no longer be ordinarily prescribed...

New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

November 21 2017 NHS England has issued new guidance for commissioners around primary care. The...

  • Scottish GPs approve new contract

    Scottish GPs approve new contract

    Monday, 22 January 2018 15:00
  • London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

    London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

    Monday, 18 December 2017 14:22
  • Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

    Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

    Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:05
  • NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

    NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

    Friday, 01 December 2017 10:32
  • New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:54

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The latest edition of the Information Governance Toolkit Guide for general medical practices in Wales has been published.

 Among the changes for ‘Information Governance Toolkit for GMPs – 2017’ are the ability to populate the IG Toolkit into the Quality and Outcomes Framework, Guidance for the GMS Contract Wales 2017/18.

In addition, “the ‘Requirements’ have been updated in many areas to provide guidance on how the imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact the assessment topic. Where appropriate they also include useful notes regarding the Cluster Networks and indicate potential risks if certain obligations are not met.”

Public Health Wales said that the 2017 edition of the IG Toolkit has a completion date of  December 31 2017, allowing time to feed into the Clinical Governance Toolkit, which will close in March 2018.

In addition, “a new website is currently in development which we anticipate will go live towards the end of the year. In the meantime, the current website will continue to be updated with further IG Resources as they are published/developed.”

Links:
Public Health Wales announcement        

PHW Welsh IG Toolkit for GMPs                   http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=950&pid=85358

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