LMC secures payment to practices for post-exposure prophylaxis prescribing requested by Public Health England

Date sent: Monday 9 September 2019

To All Oxon Practices

Issue date: 09.09.19

Dear Practices

 

LMC secures payment to practices for post-exposure prophylaxis prescribing requested by Public Health England

 

From time to time a Public Health England official may ask a GP to prescribe prophylaxis treatment to exposed cases of a disease. Examples might include patients exposed to, but not yet suffering from, group A streptococcal infection, infectious meningitis, or Hepatitis A, though there are others. As this is outside of core GMS work, locally commissioned arrangements are typically created to carry this out. Flu prophylaxis is one such example for which there is an LCS.

 

The incidence of non-flu post-exposure prophylaxis requests is comparatively small and therefore does not warrant the time invested in creating a dedicated LCS. Rather, the OCCG and LMC have reached an agreement for a memorandum of understanding by which practices will be reimbursed for this work if requested from Public Health England (PHE). If the practice is asked to do prophylactic prescribing for exposure cases and agrees to do so, then they can invoice the OCCG for payment.

 

The work remains optional for practices.

 

Please find attached the service specification for this arrangement, and how to claim.

 

BW

 

Richard

 

Dr. Richard Wood

CEO – Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire LMC

Mere House, Dedmere Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1PB

Tel: 01628 475727 – Fax: 01628 487142 – Mob: 07980 817 551

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Email: ceo@bbolmc.co.uk or richard.wood@bbolmc.co.uk

Note: My role as CEO of BBOLMC is job-shared with Dr Matt Mayer. Queries may be responded to by either of us. My LMC Days are Mondays & Thursdays.

Attached file: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis - Memorandum of Understanding.docx

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis - Memorandum of Understanding.docx

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