The BMA has updated and reissued its guidance to practices on ways and means of addressing the well-being modules of the QOF 23/24. At the centre of maintaining wellbeing is the need to ensure of safe work loading and safe patient care.

The guidance provides useful examples of the elements of work which are not contractual, and which can be legitimately declined. Many practices in Sefton are familiar with several of these and are already ‘pushing back’ unsourced and non-contractual expectations from secondary care and NHS bodies: the LMC supports all practices in doing so.

The guidance document provides important reference links to the various statements and schedules which have been compiled over the past three years about workload control and safety. Whilst these have been circulated in previous LMC Bulletins it is worthwhile bringing these to your attention once again. The guidance is attached.