general medical services


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general medical services

A generic term for non-urgent personal medical services provided by general practitioners (GPs) in the UK under the terms of service of the national GP contract. UK GPs are not NHS employees, but rather are independent contractors, paid on a "cost-plus" basis.

GP services
Giving health-promotion advice; offering consultations, physical examinations and immunisations.
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Full details of earnings under the scheme were revealed in the annual report of the General Medical Services Board.
The new General Medical Services contract is designed to tackle recruitment and retention problems by giving doctors an average pay rise of 26 per cent over three years and the ability to opt out of out-of-hours work.
The new General Medical Services contract,affecting the UK's 36,000 family doctors, will see the biggest changes in medical practice for more than 40 years.
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Many insurers require not only that a physician receive their authorization before prescribing unusual or costly treatments, but even that general medical services be covered only when provided by hospitals or laboratories that charge the lowest fees.
Each facility must offer round-the-clock admissions; four hours of nursing care seven days/week; have a nursing mix of 35% RNs, 25% LPNs and 40% aides; offer general medical services two to three days/week and physiatry one to two visits/week; provide dedicated space and equipment; employ a dedicated nurse manager and on-site nurse case managers; document outcomes; and have not only Medicare certification, but accreditation by JCAHO.
With the new counseling rooms, more therapy sessions can be offered during the same hours as general medical services are given.
I do not know of any contract that would limit a physician's ability to discuss medical status, treatment options and general medical services with the patient," she says.
To ensure the future of general medical services for the surgery's patients, the health board has discussed with the three neighbouring practices the patient list being moved to their services.
Medical-card holders covered by the General Medical Services scheme account for [euro]36.
Bro Taf LMC has provided GPs, with a strongly-worded draft letter to send to patients: " GPs have a contract with the NHS to provide general medical services to their patients and are not in a position to administer or police the benefits system.
Muhammad Rehan Burni (Hilal-e-Imtiaz Military) Surgeon General Pakistan Army Director General Medical Services (Inter Services) has said that doctors should discourage the brain drain from the country and after getting quality education and training from the prestigious medical institutions of the world should prefer to serve the ailing humanity in Pakistan.