BMA GPC Roadshow Presentation 12th March 2019

BMA GPC roadshow presentation 2019 (003) Plus a link that contains more useful information and a FAQ page under the Coverage, Blogs and other resources tab https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/general-practitioners-committee/gpc-england/gp-contract-agreement-england  ...
Workforce Minimum Data Set – GPC Position March 2015

Workforce Minimum Data Set – GPC Position March 2015

Workforce Minimum Data Set – GPC position – March 2015 (Updated further to January 2015 position statement) Introduction The GPC has been active in dialogue with the Department of Health (DH), HSCIC and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to address some of the concerns about the submission of the Workforce Minimum Data Set (WMDS), particularly around workload and information governance. Practices have been asked to supply data on their staff, including recruitment, vacancies, absences and personal details, such as date of birth, National Insurance (NI) number and gender. The data collection is to allow the DH, NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) to understand the current NHS workforce and plan for future needs. The data collection replaces the annual GP census and practices have been asked to submit data through the Primary Care Web Tool (PCWT), with the first data submission due by the end of May 2015 (with the May submission to reflect the practice position as at the end of March 2015). Practices will thereafter be asked every six months to confirm the information held within the tool is correct. This data collection is being exercised under legislative levers provided in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and is considered by the DH as a contractual obligation by practices to provide necessary information “for the system to operate effectively”. GPC has also independently contacted the ICO which has stated that the provision of the WMDS does not breach the Data Protection Act (DPA). Practices are therefore required by law to provide the information requested for the WMDS.GPC has nevertheless taken a number of actions and is continuing...