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

www.bbolmc.co.uk

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

Related guidance and emails...

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

To All Oxon Practices Issue date: 10.09.19 Dear Practices Further to my recent circulation (below), please find attached the final...

Oxon Practices

To Oxon practices Issue date: 08.07.19 Dear Practices Some of you may have noticed an item of confusion with regards the payment...

Improved Access Scheme - High Priority Email

To All Bucks Practices Issue date: 11.10.18 Dear Buckinghamshire Practices, LMC has received concerns from some practices regarding...

LPC-LMC Joint Letter on Flu Provision

To All Bucks Practices Issue date: 21.10.19 Dear Practices Please find attached a joint Local Prescribing Committee (representing...

Withdrawal of Unfunded Non-GMS Work

To All Bucks Practices Issue date: 03.09.19 Dear Practices, Please see the attached communication PDF from the LMC on unfunded...

Joint statement on medicines shortages

To All BBOLMC Practices Issue date: 28.03.19 Please find attached for your information, a briefing for GPs and Pharmacists on...

Unfunded Work Withdrawal

To All Bucks CCG Practices Issue date: 29.01.19 Please see the attached letters regarding withdrawal of unfunded non-core services by...

Ear Syringing Survey

To All Bucks Practices Issue date: 20.11.18 Please see below an Ear Syringing Survey Monkey...

Claim for CQC Fees Reimbursement - 17/18

Claim for CQC Fees Reimbursement - 17/18 Issue date: 21.02.19 Dear Milton Keynes Practice Managers As a reminder, you should have...

LMC Brief on Single Provider Model for Primary Care

To All Oxon Practices Issue date: 26.09.19 Dear Colleagues We would be grateful if the attached is distributed to all GPs and...