Londonwide LMCs' September 2019 Newsletter

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September 2019 Newsletter

New BMA manifesto

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'Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS' is a positive document, which enshrines a number of ideas and principles Londonwide LMCs’ has been advocating for some years.

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Becoming more dementia friendly for World Alzheimer’s Day

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Saturday is World Alzheimer’s Day. With 72,000 Londoners living with dementia, we explain what Londonwide LMCs is doing to become more dementia friendly, and how practices can get involved.
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Organising your 2019 flu campaign

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Jacqui Perfect, an experienced practice manager and member of our GP Support team, shares her top tips for the flu vaccination season. 

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'No-deal' EU exit planning

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The Government has released some more information on the expected impact of a ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU. We continue to seek feedback from practices on any concerns they may have.

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Comments sought on CQC for parliamentary evidence session

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The Parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee are planning to hold an evidence session with the CQC. We are considering submitting evidence, please give us any comments by 7 October.

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Resource of the Month

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Use our desktop resource to inform practice team members how to prepare for the CQC interview.
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Guidance Updates

GPC News
Sharing patient records with the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
DHSC NHS pensions consultation
PCSE news
Social Prescribing Link Worker welcome pack

Londonwide Diary

 

September

20 DHSC consultation on datapoints for evaluating online consulting closes
21 World Alzheimer's Day
26 Owning your practice premises: the essentials

October

 
09 HR in general practice
10 World Mental Health Day
31 Sexual health workshop for practice nurses

November

07 Travel health update for practice nurses
21 Practice manager conference - what matters to you
21 Practice nurse networking event
 


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Tuesday 10 March 2020

Londonwide LMCs' Annual Conference


 

Covering sexual health in consultations

Kirsty Armstrong is an advanced nurse practitioner in out of hours, primary and urgent care and a lecturer in primary and urgent care, along with leading our Sexual Health Update days. For Sexual Health Week, she shares her advice on how to raise sexual health in consultations and highlights some hot topics, including grooming and travel health.

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Also this month...  
 

Trusts asking practices to identify overseas patients when referring

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We are aware some practices are receiving messages from hospital trusts asking for assistance in identifying overseas patients at the point of referral, which is not part of the GP Contract.

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New courses: owning your practice premises and cervical sample takers training

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Following feedback from practices on their training needs, we are pleased to be able to offer two new training opportunities, including Owning your practice premises: the essentials running on 26 September.

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Dr Nikki Kanani appointed Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Congratulations to Bexley GP, Dr Nikki Kanani, on being permanently appointed to her NHSE/I role.

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Remember to use BEAM to LMC to highlight the pressure you are under

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Our BEAM to LMC mobile app, which enables you to tell us about the pressures you are under from commissioners and others, is proving popular. Make sure you check the app for push notifications.

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Media and public affairs round-up

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On 11 September Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, appeared on Sky News explaining how cuts to services mean GPs have fewer options when considering prescribing long-term medications. On 9 and 10 September Michelle was quoted in the BMJ and GPonline , respectively, speaking about the impact of further referral restrictions in North West London.

We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. If you have an example of general practice doing something well which could make a news story please get in touch. We also support practices that are approached with media requests. You can find details here.

 

 

Got a story? Email us at comms@lmc.org.uk.
Deadline for next month's submissions is 9 October.
Download your resources from our GP State of Emergency website.

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Last updated : 02 Oct 2019

 
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