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Quality First- Enabling Practices to Provide Excellent Care

BMA GPC has been doing excellent work to reduce the burden of work that practices face every day. One of the initiatives which has helped significantly is Quality First which is an arsenal of useful documents and tools which practices can utilise to reduce workload. Quality First can be accessed via https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/quality-first . We encourage practices to use this resource.

Within Quality First are a number of template letters which practices should send back to hospital when they breach the NHS Standard Hospital Contract. These template letters are found at https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/quality-first/quality-first-templates .

Spilsby Surgery have developed a single letter which combines the elements of the Quality First letters. The LMC has been given permission to share Spilsby Surgery’s letter. This letter is an amalgamation of all of the letters on the BMA website. This letter can be found by clicking the link above.