September 2016 Newsletter

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September 2016 Newsletter

Patient engagement survey shows patients support us


Patient engagement survey indicates patient participation groups can and are being effective in supporting practices.


Capita / PCSE delays in performers list applications

The BMA has provided advice for newly qualified GPs and their employers on delays to Performers List applications.


MPs question value of STP process

As we near the October deadline for completion of the five London Sustainability and Transformation Plans, and the remainder of the 44 plans being worked on across England, there is increasing discussion about the value of the planning process.


Winter planning - start encouraging flu vaccinations now

Flu season can start as early as October, so remember to encourage your patients to get vaccinated early.

Advice on military veterans with concerns over Mefloquine

The Ministry of Defence has provided a pathway for military veterans who have, or may have, taken Mefloquine to access specialist health resources.


Resource of the Month

Did not attend template letter

With winter approaching ensure patients are making the best use of practice resources.

The Five Year Forward View promised sustainable GP funding by October this year. Do you think that general practice is more stable now than two years ago?
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Guidance Updates

Sessional GP newsletter
BMA GPC newsletter
LSH Transformation programme - September briefing
BMA Workforce Minimum Data Set guidance

Londonwide Diary


26 National Data Guardian consultation – professional event


05 Communications and customer service
12 From mindfulness to reflection: how to stay healthy in today’s NHS
14 BMA Women in Academic Medicine conference
18 Royal Marsden GP education days - haemato-oncology, head and neck cancers
20 Infection control update


10 From mindfulness to reflection: how to stay healthy in today’s NHS
Speakers' Corner - Cancer awareness at The Royal Marsden

This month's Speakers' Corner comes from The Royal Marsden, the world renowned hospital that specialises in cancer care, treatment, research, training and education. The Marsden is currently working to help GPs improve their diagnostic skills for certain types of cancer.



Also this month...  

London GPs amongst most influential in the UK


The Pulse Power 50, published earlier this month, recognised the impact and influence of a number of Londonwide LMCs’ GPs including CEO Dr Michelle Drage and Medical Director Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, along with LMC Chairs Dr Jackie Applebee and Dr Paul O’Reilly.


Media Round-up


On 14 September Dr Michelle Drage spoke at a BMA event on what devolution in London would mean for healthcare. On 14 September Michelle had a piece in the Huffington Post evaluating how Sustainability and Transformation Plans are likely to play out in London. On 5 September Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, one of our Medical Directors, wrote a piece for Pulse magazine on how GPs receive too much inappropriate work from secondary care.

We continue to be very active promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. We also support practices that are approached with media requests, you can find details of how to get support here.

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Last updated : 22 Sep 2016

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