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Cervical sampling- recent pitfalls

NHSEI regional screening team have identified that there has been an increase in the number of samples being returned as 'inadequate'. The cervical cytology laboratory will return samples as inadequate if the sample taker has not included their GMC/NMC number on the sample and form, or if the...

Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP)

The document (CNSGP) outlines the scope of the CNSGP. If you are a Practice Nurse who is employed by a General Practice you will be covered under CNSGP for any NHS services provided by you on behalf of your general practice employer. Example: If your Practice provides ear irrigation on the NHS...

CQC suite of clinical searches

Ardens Health Informatics Ltd have now released the suite of clinical searches for Practices and CQC inspection teams. Please see the following link for the full article which describes the steps Practices need to take to gain access to them. The searches are now routinely used when carrying...

Fellowships for all newly qualified GPs & Nurses since December 2019!

(written by: Dr Ahmed, Lincolnshire Training Hub, GP Fellow) Lincolnshire Training Hub are requesting registrations of interest for the 2 year General Practice Fellowship Programme for newly qualified GPs and nurses. These Fellowships constitute one session per week [FTE & amended pro rata]...

Pre-travel health services

The following is an extract of the GP Mythbuster 107: Pre-travel health services. The full article is available here. Travel health services are provided by a range of NHS and independent healthcare providers. These include (but not limited to): General Practice Private Travel...