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This is the section where we keep you updated with all the latest news which affects GPs and their practice teams.

You can also visit the latest GPC news page to keep up to date on national issues.


Tips of the week December/January 2018 - 22 January 2018

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 this newsletter.   #TipoftheWeek If you are a GMS practice you must offer employment...

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Why being able to summarise medical records still matters in the digital age - 22 January 2018

High quality training for medical notes summarising remains vital for general practice says Hilary Andrews, Nurse Advisor/Freelance Trainer for HAT Training and Medical Services Training. Summarising medical records is hardly a subject that induces excitement or a burning desire to participate in the summarising role let alone let alone talking...

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Child safeguarding reports and other collaborative arrangement payments - 22 January 2018

Dr Elliott Singer, Medical Director at Londonwide LMCs, recently wrote to the local authorities (LAs) in the 27 London boroughs covered by Londonwide LMCs to raise the issue of practices not being reimbursed for work done for LAs in the fields of education, social services and public health. Practices have an obligation...

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GPC regional election nominations 2018 - 18 January 2018

Nominations are open for the round of GPC regional elections to cover terms from 2018-21, in London two seats are up for election: Enfield and Haringey, Camden and Islington, Barnet, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond The current incumbents for these seats...

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Mword - Issue 34 now available - 21 December 2017

21 December 2017 Thank you for...

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NHS England extend access advertising campaign - 19 December 2017

On Monday 11 December NHS England launched an advertising campaign telling patients in London that 75,000 GP appointments are in the month spanning the Christmas period and to contact their practice to book an appointment with their GP or one nearby. This took the form of an advert covering...

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Thank you for your hard work this year - 19 December 2017

Well done. Not enough people say it to you, the difference everyone working in London general practice makes to the people you care for and the adversity you face in doing so means you’re performing a minor miracle day-after-day, all year round. Thank your for your hard work from everyone here at...

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Changes to the Londonwide LMCs' Buying Group - 19 December 2017

Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group will be ending its relationship with PSS on 31 December 2017, following concerns over the quality and advertising of some products.  New arrangements are imminent and our new service will ensure access to the most popular services from the old arrangements...

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November 2017 Practice Manager Conference round-up - 18 December 2017

On Wednesday 22 November Londonwide Enterprise Ltd held a very successful Practice Manager Conference entitled Workforce, Wellbeing, Improvement. The programme included sessions from our own Medical Directors; doctors Elliot Singer and Julie Sharman, speaking about our GP State of Emergency campaign and PPGs: The good, the bad and the ugly,...

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What makes an award winning practice team? - 18 December 2017

Dr Suresh Tibrewal, partner at Richmond Road Medical Centre and member of City and Hackney LMC, explains some of the ways or working which lead to the practice team at Richmond Road being recognised as General Practice Team of the Year at the General Practice Awards last...

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BMA update on NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnership - 15 December 2017

The BMA have advised that practices in NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and Community Health Partnership (CHP) premises may receive a letter demanding payment of outstanding invoices, in fact many practices have already received such letters. The BMA advise that if you receive this letter and continue to have concerns over...

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Tips of the week November/December 2017 - 14 December 2017

At the start of December we launched a weekly tip based on common queries which come through to us from London GPs and practice teams. These are shared via social media and collated for this newsletter. #TipoftheWeek If you wish to hand...

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Winter 2017 workforce survey closes at the end of December - 14 December 2017

Thank you to everyone who has made space in their hectic working day to complete our short survey on practice workforce issues which helps us to gather insight to share with key opinion formers and stakeholders, and to generate stories highlighting the pressures you are under for trade and national publications. If you...

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Winter planning guidance 2017 for practices - 08 December 2017

This year the early Christmas Eve/New Year’s Eve closing debate should only affect practices who are open seven days a week as both days fall on a Sunday. However, patients will need to be reminded that practices will be closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday...

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Primary Care Barometer – practice manager participants wanted - 04 December 2017

Londonwide LMCs is working with an independent evaluation team who want to improve the understanding of the challenges faced by GP practices as they try to deliver routine services at the same time as implementing changes to service delivery. The evaluation team are looking for...

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Our latest workforce survey is live next week - 22 November 2017

Thank you in advance for making space in your hectic day to complete our short survey on practice workforce issues which will help us to gather insight to share with key opinion formers and stakeholders, and to generate stories highlighting the pressures you are under for trade and national publications....

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