Londonwide LMCs' October 2020 Newsletter

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October 2020 Newsletter

Updated Flu Guide

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Our guide on the complexities of the flu season has been updated to include new information on supplies, eligible cohorts and coding.
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Living Guide additions

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 Our Living Guide has updated   sections on essential non Covid-19   health needs, the process concerning   the death of a patient and a new   accompanying document on staff       testing.

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NHS 111 First

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NHS 111 is launching a campaign to encourage people to contact them before going to an emergency department, its aims include directing more patients to access care in other settings.
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GP Contract changes

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Temporary changes to electronic repeat dispensing and increased NHS 111 appointment booking remain in place, as does the suspension of Friends and Family Test reporting.
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Decision making and consent guidance

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The GMC has issued expanding guidance on how doctors can meet their obligations around decision making and consent, effective from 9 November.
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Resource of the Month

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Our wholly online service can match you with experienced professionals who can advise on many of the challenges GPs face.
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Guidance Updates

Test and Trace Support Payment scheme
SAGE meeting minutes
Expanded roles to administer Covid-19 vaccination

Londonwide Diary

October

22 Contraception update
28 The Windrush Generation and the NHS
29 MPS expert panel webinar
29 Wave 2 NHS 111 First rollout
November
01 Minor illness update
06 GP Maternal Postnatal Check Support
12 Minor injuries update
12 Coaching and mentoring for practice managers
17 Introduction to contraception – day 1
19 Peer to peer appraisals and PDP for practice managers
25 Introduction to contraception – day 2

 

26 Long-term illness update

 

30 Wave 3 NHS 111 First rollout

 

 

 

Campaign: general practice is open

Through October we have been running a social media video campaign to show GP practices are open to patients who need to be seen in person and to encourage more people to seek help for cancer symptoms.

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Also this month...  

NHS Mail for sessional GPs

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Sessional GPs are reminded they can now register for an NHS email account or request to have practice specific NHS branding removed from their NHS mail account if they have changed where they work.

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Health and Social Care Select Committee pandemic report

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Parliament’s Health and Social Care Select Committee has taken evidence on problems with the primary/secondary care interface, testing, treatment backlogs and cancer diagnosis, among other areas as part of its investigations into pandemic, and post-pandemic care.

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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 7 October Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, was quoted in the Independent, Telegraph, Metro and numerous other publications, following on from a Pulse story on practice closures which Michelle was also quoted in. On 1 October, Kathryn Yates, our Director of Primary Care Nursing and Workforce, Training and Innovation was quoted in Management in Practice speaking about our General Practice Management Training Programme.

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 11 November.
Download your resources from our GP State of Emergency website.

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Last updated : 26 Oct 2020

 

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Motions for Conference of England LMCs 2020 (20 Nov 2020)

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