GP Educational Meetings

DVLA – PATIENT REQUESTING GP APPROVAL FOR FITNESS TO DRIVE

Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988

During COVID many drivers’ licences have expired. The DVLA initially gave extensions so that drivers could continue to drive and work. For many drivers however, this extension is coming to an end.

Some Drivers are now being told by the DVLA to ask their GP if they are “fit to drive” so that they can continue to drive under Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988). The DVLA has produced a leaflet which explains RTA 1988.

It is not the place of the GP to provide an opinion as to an individual’s fitness to drive per se, but they may offer to provide DVLA with factual information about the patient’s health, with their consent.

In normal circumstances a practice may provide a factual report for the DVLA so that their expert medical advisers will decide upon fitness. If a GP chooses to produce a bespoke report prepared for the patient to be sent to the DVLA on their behalf, a reasonable fee may be charged as this is not NHS work.

Please check practice websites/noticeboards as to what their policy is.

Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice

Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice

GP SPECIALITY RECRUITMENT

There is a launch of GP speciality round 1 re-round recruitment campaign and the support of GPs is needed to have positive discussions regarding general practice.

See links for more info:

The GPNRO website includes application information, GP career stories and FAQs.  Please share and like posts across social media channels using #choosegp on twitter, Instagram and Facebook page. There’s a toolkit on the HEE website with downloadable  campaign banner, posters and flyers to use with local promotion. The GPs featured are all voluntary ambassadors and some appear in the campaign video

 

 

Changes to NHS Hospital Contract 2017-19

Wirral LMC Sumamry of Changes to NHS Hospital Contract 2017

https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/general-practitioners-committee/gpc-current-issues/nhs-england-standard-hospital-contract-guidance-2017-2019

Doctors in Difficulty / Financial Support

The following web address might be of assistance: https://www.doctorshelp.org.uk

 

NHS Practitioner Health:
This is a free, confidential service for doctors and dentists across England, which is provided by health professional specialising in mental health support to doctors and is available in various locations across England. The service is designed to help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression or an addiction problem, particularly where these might be affecting work. For more information on this service, please follow this link: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk

#NHSbreakingpoint

GPFV One Year On page.