AMENDMENT: LMC secures payment to practices for post-exposure prophylaxis prescribing requested by Public Health England
Date sent: Tuesday 10 September 2019
To All Oxon Practices
|Issue date: 10.09.19|
Further to my recent circulation (below), please find attached the final version of the Memorandum of Understanding and service spec for prophylaxis prescribing. My previous attachment was a draft. My apologies for this!
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.
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
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.pdf