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The Guidance Section holds a wealth of information on a wide range of subjects relating to general practice.

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Accepting donations from patients
Access to Health Records
Addictions - support for doctors in Wales - Enfys information

Benefit Appeals Letters advice note: August 2013 

Child Protection - Protecting Children and Young People: Doctors' Responsibilities
Closure of main or branch surgery requests during COVID-19 (CTM UHB March 2020)

Clinical Communications Protocol (CCP) - WHC(2018)014
CCP - Breach of Communications Standards template letter

Community Pharmacy: A Guide for GPs and practice staff
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
Coronavirus Guidance (from Cwm Taf UHB)
Corporate Manslaughter Act
Cremation Regulations
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: gatering medical information

Data controllers' responsibilities
Dental Problems - patients presenting with dental problems BMA guidance
Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLS)
Drug Driving Quick Reference Guide 
DWP Medical Reports Completion

Excessive Prescribing Focus Note

Feedback form for inappropriate Prescribing Requests
Fertility Clinic standard letter (May 2021)
Firearms Guidance - BMA
Fit Note - Getting the most out of the fit note (Jan 2015)  
Freedom of Information Act FAQs

Gender Incongruence in Primary Care (BMA guidance)
General Medical Practice Indemnity (GMPI) Guidelines
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
Increasing List Size Financial Implications
Indemnity 1: Focus on state-backed GP Indemnity for Wales (BMA guidance) - updated 28 May 2019
Indemnity 2: General Medical Practice Indemnity (GMPI) - FAQs
Influenza Vaccines for 2021/22 Season  WHC 2021 004
Insurance Reports: Subject Access Requests
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
IR35 Employment Status and IR35 classification (Aug 2021)

Jury Service GPC Guidance

Lease - GP Practice Lease Information
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
Medical Examiner for South Wales Central & South East (ppt Jan 2021)
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
Performers List Guidance
Phlebotomy Specification
Piercings - WHC(2018)008 Intimate Piercing Provisions within the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017
PIP Quick Guide for Health Professionals
Police Requests for Medical Notes from General Practice - June 2017
Police Requests for Medical Notes from General Practice - Proforma Letter for Practices - November 2017
PPL Licensing of medical practices - letter and FAQ June 2014
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

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk in General Practice
Safe Specimen Handling
Salaried GPs - Model Contract
Salaried GP Handbook
Salaried GPs working under new models of care
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
Single Cancer Pathway - September 2019 (Cardiff & Vale UHB presentation)
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
Vital Signs in Primary Care - A guide for GPs seeking help and advice

WCCG Supplementary Information - guidance on sending supplementary information through WCCG
Welsh Water Assist Forms (Sept 10)