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NON-GP ORGANISATIONS

SECONDARY CARE & OTHER HEALTH PROVIDERS

This section explains the national standard hospital contract terms regarding how primary and secondary care work together, and accepted codes of practice. It is written for clinicians and managers in secondary care providers such as Hospital Trusts. Its principles are transferable and may also be helpful to other NHS healthcare providers who interface with General Practice.

THE PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

This section explains some of the principles of how NHS GPs and the private healthcare sector work together. It is aimed at clinicians (and their managers) providing private healthcare for patients that in some way may involve their NHS GP.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

This section described common requests that GPs receive, such as applications for bus passes, blue badges, social housing, and other locally-determined state aid. It is written for local authorities but may also be useful for the inquisitive patient. It describes what GPs can do to assist, and what GPs can't do. It covers ways you might wish to approach a problem you are trying to solve where you think GP input may be helpful.

SCHOOLS

This section lists common requests of a GP from schools or parents, such as letters or authorisation for medicines, absence from school, withdrawal from certain activities, or fitness to return to sports. It is written for schools and parents/carers. It describes what the GP can and can't do, as well as ways a school or parent might approach a problem they are facing which they feel needs GP input.