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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.

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Tips of the month January 2019 - 22 January 2019

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 You must report any death on your practice premises to...

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Tackling loneliness and social isolation this Christmas - 19 December 2018

This time of year can see the problems loneliness and isolation at their worst for many people, the consequences of which are often seen in GP consultations. Zaidee O’Dell, Compassionate Neighbours London Project Manager, explains how their project is tackling social isolation in several London boroughs. Compassionate Neighbours is an award-winning programme...

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NHS England Practice Manager Development Coaching and Mentoring Support – expression of interest - 19 December 2018

NHS England has commissioned ‘Beyond Coaching’ to provide coaching and mentoring support to practice managers who are playing a key role in supporting practices experiencing challenges, assisting change/improvement in general practice including new ways of working and contributing to redesigning care for the future. This is as part of NHS...

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GP representation required on the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) - 18 December 2018

NHS Digital is recruiting specialist members to join IGARD, an independent group that considers applications for health and care data.  IGARD advice ensures compliance with the relevant law and ethical principles with respect to the data and information that NHS Digital uses.  Applicants for the post should have an understanding...

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Ipsos Mori interim report on the independent evaluation of Babylon GP at Hand - 18 December 2018

The interim report of Ipsos Mori’s independent evaluation of Babylon GP at Hand mostly covers the methodology and data sources which the evaluation will use. It does not provide any indication of potential findings or conclusions. The report outlines high level objectives as answering these questions: What is the...

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NHS England and CCGs investigating half-day closing sub-contracting arrangements - 18 December 2018

NHS England and various London CCGs have been carrying out analysis of practices’ opening hours based on the information provided in their E-Declarations. Some commissioners have identified practices who have declared that they close for half a day per week and have examined their sub-contracting...

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BMA seek feedback on NHSPS leases without service charges - 18 December 2018

The BMA would like to speak to practices in in NHS Property Services premises who have: Written leases without service charge provisions where no payments have historically been made Written leases without service charge provisions, where payments have previously been made but the sums have now increased. Please...

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General Practice Indicators module on the NHS England primary care website updated. - 17 December 2018

NHS England have recently updated eight indicators in the General Practice Indicators module on www.primarycare.nhs.uk. The eight indicators which have been updated relate to: Cervical screening to 2017/18 Q2 All prescribing based indicators up to 2017/18 Q4 Patient list size data up to July 2018 in GP practice...

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ICO fines for practices who do not pay their registration fees - 17 December 2018

From 25 May 2018, the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 required every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information to pay a data protection fee to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. The new data protection fee replaces the previous requirement to ‘notify’ (or...

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Tips of the month December 2018 - 17 December 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 Adequate indemnity insurance to be on the National GP Performers'...

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The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) – submission deadline 31 March 2019. - 17 December 2018

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) replaced the Information Governance toolkit from April 2018. The DSPT is an online self-assessment toolkit that has to be used by all organisations that have access to NHS patient data and clinical systems. The submissions deadline is 31...

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Practice Managers Conference 2018 summary - 17 December 2018

The Practice Managers Conference was attended by dozens of delegates from across the Londonwide area. Delegates said they enjoyed the day, particularly the opportunity to meet other PMs and learn from each other. Sessions included presentations on the following topics: Care Quality Commission Update...

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Thank you for responding to our workforce survey - 13 December 2018

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our workforce survey, which closed last week.  The data gathered from previous workforce surveys has been used in a number of ways to support our work advocating for you, including: Obtaining coverage of London’s GP workforce crisis in dozens...

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Motions sought for national LMC conference - 07 December 2018

We are seeking draft motions for the UK LMC conference before Christmas, so we have time to submit them in early January. If you are an LMC member please speak to your colleagues and Londonwide LMCs' contacts about motions you wish to submit. On Friday 23 November delegates from English LMCs...

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