Londonwide LMCs' May 2020 Newsletter

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May 2020 Newsletter

PCN DES Decision Making Tool

Our new decision-making tool provides a factually based, critical analysis and risk assessment of the PCN DES for this year, which practices can use to make an informed decision whether to remain opted in, or to opt out, of the DES.

Our Living Guide and other updated resources

Our main resource for practices remains our Living Guide, which is now on its seventh revision. We have also published and updated other guidance documents.

Covid-19 mandatory data collection


GP practices are required to participate in the GPES Data for Pandemic Planning & Research (Covid-19) data collection.

Free e-learning courses for practice managers

Sign up now for the Excellence in Supporting Healthcare e-learning programme, an ILM certificate aimed at non-clinicians.


Covid-19 supplies update

image Our Buying Group can help with supplies of hand sanitiser, face masks, face shields/visors, pulse oximeters and non-contact thermometers.

Covid-19 guidance

Londonwide LMCs guidance
NHS England
Public Health England
25 May Bank Holiday
MWord 61
MWord 60
MWord 59
Covid-19 and care homes
Patient registration during Covid-19 pandemic
Shielding, self-isolation and social distancing
Requirement for home visiting during Covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 processes concerning death of patients
Requests for isolation letter template
Guide to using pulse oximeters during Covid-19 pandemic
Non-Clinical FAQs for Covid-19


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Last updated : 28 May 2020


Spring Bank Holiday – 25 May (20 May 2020)

NHS England are currently indicating that 25 May will be treated as a normal bank holiday, so no requirements will be placed on practices to provide additional services because of...
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Excellence in Supporting Healthcare, ILM certificate aimed at non-clinicians (20 May 2020)

This exciting and newly accredited e-learning course is delivered by the PMA, and normally costs £295. It is based on the competency framework and career pathway and its aim is...
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Supplies of practice equipment, particularly PPE remains of great concern due to levels of availability being mismatched to need (20 May 2020)

Whilst there are low levels of stock with some suppliers, many have no stock of the most needed items and are awaiting deliveries. The Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group works closely...
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Covid-19 mandatory data collection (20 May 2020)

On Friday 15 May 2020, GP practices in England were sent an invitation via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) to participate in a data collection entitled ‘GPES Data for...
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PCN DES Decision Making Tool (20 May 2020)

Our new decision making tool provides a factually based, critical analysis and risk assessment of the PCN DES for this year, which practices can use to help you make an informed...
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Friday 8 May Bank Holiday opening (29 Apr 2020)

With just over a week to go there still remains a lack of clarity on funding of staff payments and costs. Until clear, we continue to advise you to keep...
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