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Use of 084 numbers - revised 2012 guidance
Accepting donations from patients
Access to Health Records
Addictions - support for doctors in Wales - Enfys information
Benefit Appeals Letters advice note: August 2013 
Breast Implants CEO letter Wales 
Business Rate Revaluation and Trade Waste (GPC Wales guidance) 
Charging patients
Why GPs charge fees
GP guidance fees for non-NHS reports
Child Death Review Process - roles and responsibilities for GPs
Child Protection - Protecting Children and Young People: Doctors' Responsibilities
Chlamydia Screening  
Collaborative Fees (July 10)
Community Pharmacy: A Guide for GPs and practice staff (July 13) 
Complementary Therapists Referral 
Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information (2017)
Confirmation & Certification of Death
Continuing Healthcare and Unified Assessment
Continuing Professional Development - GMC Guidance
Contractual Issues for GPs (2013)
Corporate Manslaughter Act
Cremation Regulations
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: gathering medical information
Data controllers' responsibilities
Dental Problems - BMA Guidance: Patients presenting with dental problems (Dec 2016)  
Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLS) Legislative Change - April 2017  
Drug Driving Legislation March 2015 
Drug Driving Quick Reference Guide 
DWP Medical Reports Completion
Excessive Prescribing Focus Note
Firearms Guidance - BMA - March 2017  
Firearms Licensing Process - BMA guidance (November 2016)  
Firearms Licensing Process - more detailed Home Office guidance
Fit for Work Scheme - GPC Wales guidance (January 2015) 
Fit for Work Scheme - Updated guidance (Sept 2015)  
Fit for Work Scheme DWP guidance
Fit Note - Getting the most out of the fit note (Jan 2015)  
Freedom of Information Act FAQs
Gender Incongruence in Primary Care  (BMA guidance)
GP Networks - BMA guidance on how to set up a GP Network 
GP Networks - Guiding principles for GP Networks
Guide to LMCs and BMA GPC in Wales
Handing back a GMS Contract - GPC Wales guidance June 2017
HIW Practice Inspections: GPC Wales advice note
Housing Association letters
IM&T - focus on Welsh IM&T systems (GPC Wales, February 2014)
Identifying Services that should not be provided by GPs - June 2012
Improving Communication - the exchange of information and patient care (Oct 2007)
Increasing List Size Financial Implications
Insurance Reports: Subject Access Requests August 2015
Interface between NHS and private treatment for doctors in England, Wales and NI
IR35 changes to rules that could affect how Locum GPs are paid
Jury Service GPC Guidance
Life Extinct Verification Form
List Closure and Changes to Branch Surgery Access
Locum Agreements in General Practice 
Managing workload to deliver safe patient care: BMA advice for GPs
Medicines Use Reviews
Mental Capacity Act
Mental Health DES focus note from GPC Wales (June 2013)
Monitored Dosage Systems
Organ Donation Changes: Health Professionals Factsheet
Overseas Visitors and Access to Primary Care
Partnership Agreements - BMA Guidance
Patient Access to GP Services
Pensions
Performers List Guidance
Phlebotomy Specification
PIP Quick Guide for Health Professionals
Police Requests for Medical Notes from General Practice - June 2017
PPL Licensing of medical practices - letter and FAQ June 2014
Premises Cost Directions revisions letter (20.03.15)
Prescribing and Dispensing
Prescribing Guidance: Primary Secondary Care Interface
Prescription Direction
Private practice
Private Treatment - Interface with NHS
Professional Fees: frequently asked questions
GP Retention Scheme
Retirement Procedures
Returning to work after retirement
Revalidation
Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk in General Practice
Salaried GPs - Model Contract
Salaried GP Handbook
Sessional GPs - How to set up and develop a sessional GP group
Shingles - changes to the shingles immunisation programme - April 2017 WHC (2017)17
Sickness certification for schools etc
Sick leave and study leave for Trainee GPs
Suspended GPs
Taking on New Partners
Transgender Patients - prescribing Hormone Therapy (Sept 16)
Transgender Patients - GPC Wales Statement on prescribing for transgender patients
Travel Immunisations
Vaccinations and Immunisations Guidance
Veterans Healthcare (April 2010)
Vital Signs in Primary Care - A guide for GPs seeking help and advice
Welsh Water Assist Forms (Sept 10)