Londonwide LMCs' March 2016 Newsletter now available

 

 

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March 2016 Newsletter

LMC Letters to London Trusts

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LMCs across London have recently written to their local Trusts in support of their Junior Doctor colleagues, echoing their concerns about the safety of the new contract which is set to be imposed.

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Budget 2016

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This week the Chancellor delivered his 2016 Budget Statement.




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New Housing Application Letter and Poster

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Our new waiting room poster and template practice letter will help practice staff manage requests for letters supporting housing applications.

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LMC elections - make your voice heard and stand for election

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Next month you will have a chance to stand for election to your LMC. Read a sessional GP’s perspective in our latest update.

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Feedback on flu

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If you haven't already done so, please complete a short online survey to help us capture any issues this year's seasonal flu campaign has presented to you. The closing date is 21 March.

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Speakers' Corner

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As year-end approaches practice manager Virginia Patania looks at how to keep on top of record keeping and deadlines throughout the year.
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In a collaboration between Resilient GP, GP Survival and Londonwide LMCs, we invite your collective wisdom on ideas which might form a rescue package for General Practice.

If you haven't already, please tell us what your priorities are by 21 March.
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Guidance Updates

Men B advice
Zika guidance update
Latent TB testing and treatment programme
PMS Update

Londonwide Diary

April

14 RCGP NWL Faculty free event - Referring men with suspected prostate cancer to secondary care
18 FFT data submission deadline
20/21 Westminster Health Forum conference

May

17/18 SystmOne National User Group 2016 Conference - Discount Available

May

9 June College of Medicine, London - Food the forgotten medicine

Also this month...  

Briefing on the 2016/17 GP Contract changes

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There will be an absolute one percent increase in contract value this year, with some further targeted funding to assist with specific operating costs.


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Nursing Associate consultation

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Read Londonwide LMCs' response to HEE's consultation on the proposed new position of Nursing Associate can be seen here.


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LMC Liaison and queries to GPC

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The BMA have changed their Policy Directorate and the way that they work with LMCs, including changing the LMC liaison officer role.


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Patient Online detailed coded record (DCR) deadline is 31 March 2016

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The end of this month is the deadline for enabling online access to patients' detailed coded record (DCR). Practices have until 31 March 2016 to switch this on.


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Be clear on cancer - blood in pee national campaign

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The national campaign aims to remind people about the importance of seeing a doctor promptly if they notice 'blood in pee'.


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Training and development events

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An update on our training events supporting GPs and their practice staff in a challenging environment.


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Media round-up

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Our workforce survey continues to get coverage, being reported on the front page of the Kensington and Chelsea News and our CEO, Dr Michelle Drage, appeared on London Live News to discuss it on 3 March. Michelle has recently spoken about resilience and battling burnout at two events, Commissioning Live on 3 March and the Family Doctor Association on 3 February.

Dr Elliott Singer, one of our medical directors, wrote a piece for Pulse magazine on revalidation (requires free registration to access), published on 1 March.

 
 
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Last updated : 21 Mar 2016

 

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