Londonwide LMCs' June 2017 newsletter


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June 2017 Newsletter

CQC plans changes to inspections


The Care Quality Commission has launched an eight-week consultation on proposed changes to practice inspections including bringing in annual written report submissions.


Labour’s four new London MPs

All four seats which changed hands in boroughs represented by Londonwide LMCs were Labour gains. CEO Dr Michelle Drage has written to them and to all other newly-elected London MPs.


Thank you for taking part in the workforce survey

Our latest workforce survey closed on Tuesday 20 June. We received over 750 responses representing over 550 practices. Thank you to those who took the time to provide us with this valuable information.

All GPs welcome at 'Essential Survival Kit' event on 4 July

This practical one day conference for GPs about to complete their training; in the early years of their careers or are well into their careers and looking to stay up to date is a must attend event.

Obituary: Dr Chris Jowett

Last month we lost Dr Chris Jowett, the treasurer of our board, former vice-chair of Hillingdon LMC and a prolific advocate for London general practice for over three decades.


Resource of the Month

Setting the future framework for your patient participation group

As it's PPG awareness week why not use our toolkit to help your practice and PPG work collaboratively to improve services to patients?

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Does patient participation reduce complaints?

Guidance Updates

MWord 33
Fire at Grenfell Tower - assisting with relief work
BMA chair’s newsletter
Sessional GP newsletter
GP Trainee Subcommittee nominations

Londonwide Diary


28 Travel health update
29 Leasehold premises update


4 Essential survival kit for GPs
5 Safeguarding children - level 3
12 Senior GPs in career transition - getting the best out of your life and career
19 HR in general practice: employment contracts, employment problems
GUEST BLOG - Engaged patients boost your practice

East London GP and LMC member Dr Naomi Beer tells us about the benefits of patient engagement and how it helped to save her practice.

Also this month...  

Part time Database and Reporting Officer vacancy at Londonwide LMCs


Do you have a good knowledge and experience of working with data and databases? Are you well organised, methodical with strong attention to detail? If you are this vacancy may be of interest to you. Closing date is 12 July 2017.


HR in general practice: recruitment and selection


Londonwide LMCs recently ran a recruitment and selection workshop for GPs and practice management colleagues. The day was full of lively discussion as delegates considered all aspects of the recruitment and selection process, focussing particularly on how to enhance the effectiveness of the selection process while avoiding litigation risks.


Media and public affairs round-up


London’s imminent GP retirement crisis and the capital’s ongoing GP State of Emergency were highlighted in a BBC London report. An interview with Londonwide LMCs' Chief Executive Dr Michelle Drage was broadcast and a piece appeared on the BBC’s website. Dr Drage’s call in her latest MWord for practices to encourage patients to vote was followed up by GPOnline. Michelle has also written to all newly-elected MPs in London.

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.

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Deadline for next month's submissions is 12 July.
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Last updated : 18 Jul 2017

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