January 2017 newsletter

 

 
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January 2017 Newsletter

MP engagement – Jeremy Corbyn visit

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We arranged for Islington MP and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP to visit the Andover Road Medical Centre, a practice in his constituency.

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NHS winter crises timeline

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This winter has seen unprecedented pressure on NHS services, leading to claim and counter-claim about who is responsible. Our timeline shows who said what and when.

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Sessional GP engagement

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We will provide real-time Twitter updates from our Ealing, Hammersmith and Houslow sessional GP open meeting on 31 January, to allow those who are interested but cannot attend to follow online.

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GMC numbers on death certificates

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Registry Offices have started requiring GMC numbers on Medical Certificate of Cause of Deaths (MCCDs). Please add it after your signature (old forms) or in the space provided (new forms).

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Patient engagement round-table

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December’s round-table event was attended by patient representative groups and GP practice staff, who contributed useful ideas to steering our Patient Engagement Project.

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Resource of the Month

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Patient engagement

Have a look at the headlines from our recent patient engagement survey.

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SNAP POLL
The PM has blamed GPs for the A&E crisis and threatened to cut funding to GPs who do not offer extended access.

Health Select Committee Chair, Dr Sarah Wollaston responded: “Pretty dismal stuff for govt to scapegoat GPs for very serious NHS pressures.”
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Guidance Updates

GPC Chair’s newsletter
Sessional GP newsletter
NHS England immunisation reminders survey
BMA a-typical population guidance
List management guidance
Winter health watch summaries

Londonwide Diary

January

31 EHH sessional open meeting

February

1 Women’s Health Day
7 London GPC roadshow
23 Adult safeguarding
25 BMA Junior Members Forum

April

27 Londonwide LMCs’ Annual Conference

May

18 LMC Conference
 
 
GUEST BLOG - Dealing with online patient comments

Our GP Support team’s Jan Swannell shares how she managed online complaints during her time as a practice manager in North London.

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Also this month...  

Clinical pharmacist funding scheme

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NHS England have launched a scheme to partially fund the first three years of employing a clinical pharmacist.

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Londonwide LMCs’ jobs board

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Don’t forget our vacancies section is free to use for London practices. All you need to do is complete and submit the web form and we will do the rest to get your job listing online.

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Jeremy Hunt MP questioned on Brexit impact by Health Select Committee

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Jeremy Hunt touched on general practice issues, accusing some GP leaders of scaling back their commitment to seven-day working. He also re-adjusted the Government’s 5,000 new GPs figure again, it is now “5,000 extra GPs, or thereabouts by the end of the current Parliament”.

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Media and public affairs round-up

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On 24 January we were quoted in a GPonline story on the effects of closing London’s last community urgent dental clinic. On 19 January Camden LMC Chair Dr Farah Jameel was quoted in BMA News who revealed the North Central London STP had spent £2.3m on consultancy fees.

We continue to be very active in 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.

 
Got a story? Email us at comms@lmc.org.uk.
Deadline for next month's submissions is 15 February.
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Last updated : 29 Aug 2018

 
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