Londonwide LMCs' August 2021 newsletter

Londonwide LMCs Logo
August 2021 Newsletter

Covid and flu vaccination

image
Further information on these two enhanced services has been recently published.
READ MORE >
 

Newly elected LMC members

image

Find out who your representatives are for this LMC term and how you can raise issues and get involved outside of the election cycle.
READ MORE >
 

Workforce survey results

image
Thank you for supporting our July workforce survey. We had a great response from 408 people working across 322 GP practices and are now able to share some of the data.
READ MORE >
 

Blood specimen collection tube shortage

image

A shortage of vacutainers for taking blood samples in some areas of London means practices are being asked to use fewer of them.

READ MORE >
 

CCG claw back success

image
LMCs in North Central London have been successful in reversing the CCG’s decision to reclaim funding for PCN staff working in vaccination sites.
READ MORE >
 

Resource of the Month

image Guy's and St Thomas' veterans guidance for GPs
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Armed Forces Veterans Network have produced these top tips for GPs
Download ►

image

Guidance Updates

GPC newsletter
ICS provider collaboration guidance
PCSE newsletter

Londonwide Diary

August

25 Influenza Immunisation Programme Update

September

10 World Suicide Prevention Day
15 Influenza Immunisation Programme Update
22 CQC - South East London ICS Area Only
26 World Contraception Day
30 Pandemic regulations expire

 

Value. Care. Protect.

Our latest video explains how GPs and practice staff are under pressure and asks patients to be considerate when talking to practice team members.

READ MORE >
 

Supporting GPs’ mental health

image

With so much pressure on frontline staff, especially mental health, we would like to remind you about our GP Professional Support Network.

READ MORE >
 

Anti-abuse campaign

image

Our ongoing work to discourage abuse of practice staff is taking place alongside a number of other organisations, we round-up who is doing what.

READ MORE >
 

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

image

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.

READ MORE >
 

 

Media and public affairs round-up

image

On 11 August, Dr Tina Agrawal of Camden LMC was quoted in Pulse speaking about ARRS funding in North Central London. On 28 July, Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, was quoted in Pulse Intelligence speaking about Covid related pressures on practice finances . We have also briefed the Independent, HSJ, GPOnline and Pulse on issues affecting London GPs, including this winter’s vaccination campaigns.

We will be marking World Alzheimer’s Day and World Patient Safety Day in September and Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World Mental Health Day in October. Please contact the comms team if you have any local stories or information related to these awareness days/ months.

 

We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on TwitterFacebook 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 10 September.
Download your resources from our GP State of Emergency website.

www.lmc.org.uk

Vimeo  Facebook  Facebook  Twitter  

 

Last updated : 09 Sep 2021

 

Covid vaccination programme update – September 2021 (21 Sep 2021)

The following documentation relating to the Covid vaccination programme has either been published or updated over the previous month: Enhanced Service Specification: Covid-19 vaccination programme 2020/21, updated 20...
Read more »

The working life of a GP during the pandemic (20 Sep 2021)

Dr Tina Agrawal is a GP in Camden and Co-chair of Camden Local Medical Committee, here she shares how her working life has changed significantly since the start of the...
Read more »

UPDATE: NHSE advise cautious resumption of blood specimen collection with Becton Dickinson supply anticipated to resolve later this month (September 2021) (17 Sep 2021)

Further to our update 11 August regarding supply problems with Becton Dickinson, one of the major suppliers of the vacutainers used to collect blood for tests, NHSE...
Read more »

UPDATE: Application to renew a firearm and/ or shotgun certificate, or registration as a firearms dealer (RFD) (09 Sep 2021)

In June we advised that in discussion with Londonwide LMCs, the Metropolitan Police produced guidance for GPs to refer to when approached for a factual medical report by a...
Read more »

Value. Care. Protect. (18 Aug 2021)

Our latest video explains how GPs and practice staff are under pressure and asks patients to be considerate when talking to practice team members.
Read more »

Tips of the Month August 2021 (18 Aug 2021)

We provide weekly tips based on common queries which come through to us from London GPs and practice teams. These are shared via social media and collated for...
Read more »

ARRS claw back in North Central London (18 Aug 2021)

In July primary care networks (PCNs) in North Central London received an unexpected demand from their combined CCG for the return of funding used to pay for staff employed under...
Read more »

Covid and flu enhanced services (18 Aug 2021)

The following documentation has either been published or updated over the previous month. Flu vaccination programme Enhanced Service Specifications: seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2021/22, includes separate childhood service...
Read more »

Anti-abuse campaign (18 Aug 2021)

Limitations placed on practices by infection prevention and control measures, combined with the release of pent-up demand for GP services and misinformation about the Covid vaccination campaign have resulted in...
Read more »
Next Page »
« Previous Page