Tag Archives: BMA Guidance

Hospital Discharge: Advice for Patients and Carers (BMA)

Summary This British Medical Association (BMA) guidance for patients and carers contains a checklist of questions that need to be asked, and offers information to help support patients during hospital discharge. Full Text Link Reference Hospital discharge: the patient, carer … Continue reading

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Ethics Tool Kit (BMA)

Summary The British Medical Association (BMA) has produced a tool kit of information summary “cards” which introduce the core issues concerning common ethical problems and provide practical approaches to those problems / issues. “The tool kit is structured around a number … Continue reading

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Janus: Reflections on BMA’s Evolving Advice on NHS Reforms (BMA Guidance / The Guardian)

Summary It is not necessary to be an expert in modern history (or politics) to realise that advice from the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) is in flux. GPC Advice Earlier The GPC has been prolific of late in issuing … Continue reading

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Guidance on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (Department of Health / BMA Guidance)

Summary A Department of Health document advises health and wellbeing boards (and their partners) about performing and contributing to Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and joint health and wellbeing strategies under the new health and care system. Health and wellbeing boards … Continue reading

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The Authorisation Process (BMA Guidance)

Summary Authorisation is the process by which Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are taken to be ready and able to take statutory responsibility for the commissioning process and budget. This BMA guidance identifies the risks and opportunities in the authorisation process, … Continue reading

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Accountability and Scrutiny in the New Structures (BMA Guidance)

Summary This discussion paper, produced jointly by the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), explores the concepts of accountability and scrutiny in the new NHSstructures. GPs and Local Medical Committees (LMCs) are encouraged to ensure … Continue reading

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Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Constitutions (BMA Guidance)

Summary Clear and comprehensive Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) constitutions should ensure CCGs they have effective structures, strong governance systems and good relationships with member practices. This BMA guidance highlights essential elements to be included in a CCG constitution. Headings cover: … Continue reading

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