BMA Campaign

The NHS standard contract for secondary care trusts has placed new requirements on hospitals to reduce inappropriate bureaucratic workload shift onto GP practices. The BMA website contains a number of standard templates to enable GP practices to send this work back to secondary care:

BMA – Secondary Care Contract – new standard templates

Practices are requested to send redacted copies of letters to the LMC e-mail address:

A useful leaflet for patients, which sets out clearly what they can expect when they have been referred by the practice to acute and secondary care services, has been produced following consultation between GPC, BMA Patient Liaison Group, and Hospital Doctors Committees. A link to the leaflet can be found here:

Patient leaflet