The GMS contract is the cornerstone of the relationship between the NHS (ie primary care organisations) and its GP contractors. The quality and outcomes framework (QOF) consists of four domains, along with indicators that describe specific quality requirements and the points associated with achieving these standards.
General Practitioners (GP) working for the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom work within a General Medical Services (GMS) or Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract. Such a GP is referred to as a “contractor”.
GDPR, unlike the previous Data Protection Regulations, requires you to demonstrate your compliance from the outset. This therefore requires all organisations to have documentation and processes in place demonstrating that they are compliant with the law.
This topic looks at any office environment provided or used by a domiciliary care agency and covers the workspace, how it is heated, ventilated, lit and cleaned, and the facilities which must be provided for workers to accommodate their personal needs.
The organisation regards the integrity of its computer system as central to the success of the organisation. It contains information about patients, staff and the operations of the business and therefore must be kept secure. Its policy is to take any measures it considers necessary to ensure that all aspects of the system are fully protected. This policy aims to comply with the requirements of both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.