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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.


November 2018 workforce survey - 15 November 2018

Thank you in advance for making space in your busy 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. Our...

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Being an effective LMC - 17 October 2018

Over the coming weeks the newly elected and re-elected members of all of our LMCs will complete the process of choosing Chairs and Vice Chairs. This month two LMC chairs provide examples of the role of LMCs in representing local GPs and arriving at constructive outcomes. Prof Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE,...

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Next Steps for the Strategic Commissioning Framework launched - 17 October 2018

Londonwide LMCs continues to work with the system to lead and influence in order to secure the future of general practice in London, working jointly with London CCGs and NHS England London to introduce the newly published “Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework for...

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Tips of the Month October 2018 - 16 October 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 Clinical governance is a contractual requirement although there is not...

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Budget 2018 look ahead - 16 October 2018

There has been a fair amount of speculation in the press about how (whether?) Chancellor Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP will find money to cover the additional £20bn funding for the NHS that Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May MP announced in June. A lot of this speculation has focused...

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Government notice on impact of 'no deal' Brexit on recognition of professional qualifications - 16 October 2018

One of these notices covered the recognition of professional qualifications, including those of Drs (including GPs) and nurses. At present the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive is a reciprocal arrangement which enables European Economic Area (EEA) nationals to have their professional qualifications recognised...

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National Data Opt-Out - update for practices - 16 October 2018

Practice checklist: Staff are aware that the type 2 opt out codes have been retired and replaced by a national opt-out. Practice privacy notice (or Fair Processing Guidance) has been updated. Practice literature relating to type 2 opt-outs and care data has been...

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Feedback sought on GP Partnership Review interim findings - 15 October 2018

The GP Partnership Review is being conducted for the Department of Health and Social Care by Dr Nigel Watson of Wessex LMCs, with the aim of producing a set of recommendations on how to reinvigorate the partnership model. We have previously met with the review team and facilitated visits to...

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Don't forget to download BEAM to LMC - Londonwide LMCs' app - 21 September 2018

  Londonwide LMCs have launched a mobile application to help hard-pressed GPs and practice teams to highlight the pressure they’re under from commissioners and others by taking control of their workload and sharing...

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Written response to GP partnership review - 18 September 2018

We have provided a written response to the GP Partnership Review which is being conducted for the Department of Health and Social Care by Dr Nigel Watson of Wessex LMCs. Our response includes calls to alleviate the pressures on partnerships created by premises ownership, upgrading...

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Tips of the month September 2018 - 18 September 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.   2/2 Any change in partnership must be notified to the CQC, if...

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Londonwide LMCs’ jobs board - 18 September 2018

Don’t forget our vacancies section is free to use for London practices. All you need to do is complete and submit the web form and we will do the rest to get your job listing online.  Please note that job adverts must be for specific roles which involve providing NHS...

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Winter pressures - keep us up to date - 18 September 2018

Last winter saw the whole health and social care system in London operating at full-stretch, with lack of capacity in secondary and social care increasing pressure on GPs. We are keen to learn what steps are being taken locally to mitigate against these issues this winter, and as we progress...

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LEAD Training Events - 18 September 2018

This year, our Learning Education and Development (LEAD) team created a new summer-time initiative for GPs and practice teams. Our LEAD Summer School programme ran throughout August and covered a range of topics to help delegates acquire important training during the holiday season. The four half day workshops were designed...

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MMR and MenACWY vaccinations for students resident at home - 17 September 2018

September marks the time of the year when many students are starting their first year of university or returning to their studies. Students can be more vulnerable to illnesses such as meningitis and mumps due to living in large households and mixing with new people, increasing the risk of infection....

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How we use your data - 17 September 2018

In line with recent changes in data protection legislation, we have updated our Privacy Policy to provide you with more detail on how we handle your personal data.  Our Privacy Policy can be found here. Here are a few key updates we have made to our Privacy Policy: ...

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