Contract Compliance Week Update
Lincolnshire LMC has met with representatives of ULHT, NWAFT, and CCG to review the outcomes of the Contract Compliance Week data collection. We plan to also discuss this with LPFT, LCHS, and NLAG.
The main findings of the data collection were that compliance with the NHS Standard Contract remains an issue in Lincolnshire
- In the week of our data collection there were 285 contract compliance issues reported, this equates to approximately 96 hours of practice time to deal with the issues
- If all practices had reported this would equate to 258 hours
The full report is available at Lincolnshire LMC: Lincolnshire LMC Contract Compliance Week
Discussions have been constructive, with providers and commissioners all agreeing that work is required to improve the culture and processes so that patients’ experience is improved, and bureaucracy is reduced.
During these discussions the hospital providers have asked that GP clinicians also make some changes to help hospital specialists and improve the patient pathway. Specific requests that have been made are
- When referring patients please perform, and include information about, physical examination and baseline investigations
- When referring patients please include a summary of past medical history, medications, and allergies
- If you are referring a patient for on-the-day care, please do not send to A&E, please either contact SDEC, medical admissions, or the relevant specialist to arrange admission