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June 2016 Newsletter

LMC Elections

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We are pleased to confirm that six constituencies will be going to ballot, following the closure of nominations for the LMC elections on Friday 3 June 2016. Voting will be open from Thursday 23 June to Wednesday 13 July 2016.

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New Medical Directors Join Londonwide LMCs

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Four new medical directors have joined Londonwide LMCs. They will be taking up their posts between June and August.

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Accessible Information Standard

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By 31 July 2016, GP practices must be fully compliant with the Accessible Information Standard. This involves implementing systems for recording patients’ accessibility needs and working to meet them.

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Hospital Sickness Certificate Poster

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At the end of May our CEO, Dr Michelle Drage, wrote to London hospitals with a sample poster, which asks patients to get sickness certificates from hospital doctors rather than waiting to see their GP.
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Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) Update

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The NHS Confederation conference ran last week and included a number of talks which touched on STPs, although no formal policy announcements were made.
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Speakers' Corner

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Dr Neel Basudev provides tips on using a GP's personal skills to help patients with weight management for diabetes week.
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BMA GPC Newsletter
London Sexual Health – June Briefing
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Londonwide Diary

June

30 Travel Health Update

July

05 GP Transitions: Leadership Development Day - Birmingham
13 HR in General Practice (Recruitment and Selection)
13 HR in General Practice (Employment Contracts)
27 GP Transitions: Leadership Development Day - London
31 Accessible Information Standards Deadline
 
Also this month...  

General Practitioners Committee Elections

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Dr Terry John, Chair of Waltham Forest LMC, has been elected onto the BMA's General Practitioners Committee to represent Barking and Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Newham, City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

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NHS Birthday

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The NHS turns 68 on 5 July. What inspired you to work in general practice? What makes you proud to be a GP or practice team member? Tell us and help us highlight what the difference general practice makes.

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Primary Care Support Services Relocation

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Primary Care Support England has just moved a number of services away from its London offices at Stephenson House and Kirk House. 

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Media Round-up

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On 16 June the Londonwide LMCs' office took part in the Alzheimer's Society Cupcake Day, including promoting it on social media. On 2 June our DNA policy guidance was featured in Pulse. On 26 May, our CEO, Dr Michelle Drage, was quoted in GPOnline's coverage of how PMS reviews are being managed. On 24 May, Dr David Mummery, co-vice-chair of Hammersmith and Fulham LMC, contributed to a Pulse dilemma piece on getting patients used to practice pharmacists.

 
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Last updated : 24 Jun 2016

 
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