The guidance contains the following key chapters:
- Re-assessing where clinical work is provided
- Enhanced services and other incentive schemes
- Bureaucracy reduction and non-NHS work
- Patient partnership and self-empowerment
- New ways of working
- Working with other practices
- Viability of other roles
- List management
- Looking after your own health
- Useful resources including workload management checklist
- Template letters for practice use
The BMA suggests that practices should now:
- Read this guidance and discuss this as a practice team in a meeting
- Discuss strategies to take control of your workload
- Involve other local practices, and work together to support each other
- Discuss with your LMC how to tailor a local approach to support all local practices
- Use your entitlement as a CCG member practice to influence your CCG to commission appropriate services, hold providers to account and put in place systems to support and manage general practice workload, commissioning alternative services if necessary
- Involve your patients - work with them and ensure that you explain any changes as fully as possible
The LMC is happy to support practices in relation to this area of work so please contact the Secretariat for further discussion on the issues raised within the BMA publication.
Read the full guidance from the BMA.
Download the Managing Workload Template Pack.