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Thornfields Course Brochure 2017

Find out more about Thornfields' wide range of courses for primary care professionals, including ILM accredited courses and programmes based on meeting the GP Forward View.

Our informative, engaginng courses offer fantastic value and all of our experienced trainers have a professional background in primary care. Download the brochure now to find out more!

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Care Quality Commission Registration

From the 1st April 2013 all GP practices will be required to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety. The CQC website contains all the basic information:

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IN addition to the main CQC site, other websites contain information which might be useful:

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Information Governance

Information Governance, confidentiality and the protection of information is a major issue for primary care organizations. It is important that every practice has in place policies and protocols regarding these areas. It is an area regulated both by the law and by NHS guidance - which together form a complex set of rules to be followed.

The following links provide some information about the management of confidential information.

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We provide three courses for both General Practice and Primary Care Organisations:

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There is a lot of very important guidance on this website.
Here are some of the important documents :

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HR & Employment Issues

Good employment practices are an important issues for primary care organizations. Even small employers such as GP Practices needs to have policies and protocols in place for staff recruitment and employment processes. There are many legal regulations relating to this as well as NHS guidance - and keeping up to date with case law and good practice is also essential. The following sites give some helpful information on these topics.

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GMS Contract

The New GMS Contract became fully operational on 1/4/2004 and made radical changes to the management of General Practice. The contract detail can be found in a variety of documents which are linked below. Thornfields have become recognized and expert trainers in the field of the GMS contract and provide a variety of courses to support its implementation and on going management.

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Personal Medical Services Contracts

PMS contracts are an alternative to GMS contracts for Practices in England. PMS practices have separate financial structures for payments and different regulations to GMS practices. The following links provide some of the base information regarding PMS contracts.

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The following websites provide useful links and information for Practice Managers.

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