Acronyms of General Practice – a guide with the GP Taskforce

Do you know all the acronyms of General Practice? What the various organisations and names mean and how to navigate them. This session is sponsored by the GP Taskforce.

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Below is listed the variety of organisations and acronyms you need to be aware of when working in General Practice.

Contact the GP Taskforce: https:///www.gptaskforce.com

Acronyms of General Practice

Acronyms of General Practice- Governing organisations

NHS – National health service split into:

NHS England : https://www.england.nhs.uk/

NHS Improvement : https://improvement.nhs.uk/

NHS X: https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/

NHS Digital: https://digital.nhs.uk/

CCGs: Clinical commissioning groups

HSCA : Health and social care act : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_and_Social_Care_Act_2012

STP: Sustainability and transformation partnerships/ plans

Acronyms of General Practice- Organisations that support GPs

RCGP: Royal College of GPs

CSA: Clinical skills assessment

AKT: Applied knowledge test

WBPA – Work based place assessment

RCGP Vale of Trent faculty: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/rcgp-near-you/faculties/central-and-east-england-region/vale-of-trent-faculty.aspx

First5: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/first5

BMA: British Medical Association – our Union

GPC: General Practice Committeehttps://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/general-practitioners-committee

JDC – Junior Doctors committee

ARM: Annual regional meeting

LMC: Local medical committee 

Nottinghamshire LMC: https://www.nottinghamshirelmc.co.uk/

Derbyshire LMC: https://www.derbyshirelmc.org.uk/

Acronyms of General Practice- New Structure organisations.

PCN: Primary care networkshttps://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/primary-care-networks-explained

PCN CD: PCN Clinical directorhttps://www.bma.org.uk/-/media/files/pdfs/collective%20voice/committees/gpc/gpc%20england/pcn%20handbook.pdf?la=en

GP Federation – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP_Federation

ICP: Integrated care partnerships/ place

ICS: Integrated care system

HEE: Health education England https://www.hee.nhs.uk/

HEEM: Health Education East Midlandshttps://www.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/

CPENS: Community provider education networks. 

Acronyms of the General Practice contract

GMS: General Medical serviceshttps://www.nhsemployers.org/pay-pensions-and-reward/primary-care-contacts/general-medical-services

PMS: Personal medical serviceshttps://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/contracts/gp-partner-contracts/personal-medical-services

APMS: Alternative provider medical services

DES- Direct enhanced services

LES- Local enhanced services

Acronyms of General Practice- the monitors…

GMC – General Medical Council: https://www.gmc-uk.org/

PAG : Performance advisory group or professional advisory group

Performers list: https://www.performer.england.nhs.uk/

CQC: Care quality commission – https://www.cqc.org.uk/

Mythbusters: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/gps/nigels-surgery-full-list-tips-mythbusters-latest-update

Acronyms of General Practice – the protectors

MDO: Medical defence organisations

MDU: Medical defence union – https://www.themdu.com/

MPS: Medical protection society- https://www.medicalprotection.org/

MDDUS: Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland https://www.mddus.com/

MDS: Medical Defence Society- https://medicaldefensesociety.com/

CNSGP: Clinical negligence service for GPs

If need to report a complaint contact 

NHS Resolution: https://resolution.nhs.uk/

Or email: [email protected] or call 0208112700

GP Taskforce : https://gptaskforce.com/

GP-S : Mentoring. https://www.gp-s.org/

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