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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.

Are you a digital healthcare provider? Have you registered? - 24 May 2017

The use of technology to deliver regulated activities remotely is increasing significantly with the intention of improving people’s access to healthcare advice, diagnosis and treatment. Practices need to be aware that if they are delivering regulated activities remotely, they need to update their statement of purpose  to state that...

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2016/17 NHS complaints procedure KO41b - important action required - 24 May 2017

Practices have until 7 June 2017 to submit details of complaints associated with their NHS work, prior to it being published on the NHS England Primary Care website. This collection refers to complaints received between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. Details of...

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Guest blog - How the Lambeth nurse leads model works - 24 May 2017

Paula Marsden, Anne Macrae and Louise Ashwood explain how they set up the Lambeth nurse leads. A group which supports nurses working in general practice within the borough. In May 2013 two senior general practice nurses (GPNs) and two nurse practitioners (NPs) came together to...

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Our latest workforce survey is live next week - 24 May 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...

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Be safe! Take care of your cyber security - 24 May 2017

We know that the security of your practice IT systems is often out of your hands. However, we have put together some tips that may help you secure your systems following the ‘WannaCry’ attack on the NHS earlier this month. Back up and update Make...

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LMC conference 2017 – London motions round-up  - 23 May 2017

At the 2017 LMC conference last week four motions proposed by London LMCs were heard, three of which were carried. Conference was attended by a diverse delegation of London LMC members including a mixture of conference veterans and newcomers, representing differing career stages and contractual status, they provided thoughtful and...

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BMA service charge problems data collection - 22 May 2017

The BMA are asking practices in NHS Property Services (NHSPS) or Community Health Partnership (CHP) premises to return the appropriate form (below) to provide details of any problems they may be having with service charges. The deadline is 23 June 2017. If you need assistance with any NHSPS or CHP...

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Press release - Patient power bid to ease pressure on GPs - 17 May 2017

A hard-hitting video for practice waiting rooms aims to enlist patient power by showing just how much pressure GPs are under. Part of Londonwide LMCs’ GP State of Emergency, declared last year, the video encourages patients to engage with their practice's patient group and then together lobby councillors and...

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Londonwide LMCs' Annual Conference calls for new models of care to stay true to the values of general practice and ease pressure on GPs - 03 May 2017

On 27 April 2017 we held our annual conference – ‘Under Pressure: stabilise, transform and sustain general practice for London’. The day provided a an opportunity for leaders in the profession to share their thoughts and insight, along with workshops on some of the important issues facing GPs and practice...

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Keeping true to our values while under pressure - 26 April 2017

Ahead of our annual conference: 'Under Pressure: stabilise, transform, and sustain general practice for London', Dr Michelle Drage takes a look at some of the challenges facing London general practice. If you are booked onto our conference you can hear Michelle expand on these themes in her keynote speech tomorrow,...

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Half day closing and extended hours - 25 April 2017

Section 4 Part 9 of the Primary Medical Services (DES) Directions 2017/2018 indicates that from October 2017 practices that regularly close for a half day, on a weekly basis, will not ordinarily qualify to sign up for the Extended Hours DES.  There may be exceptions to this – for example,...

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Submission to APPG enquiry on demand in primary care - 22 April 2017

We have now submitted our response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Primary Care and Public Health’s inquiry into managing demand in primary care. Our submission focused on the following points: Good and effective care is person-centred; based on the GP registered list and empowered by the shared record...

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Changes to the 2017/19 NHS Standard Contract - 22 April 2017

NHS England has accepted a number of changes for the new NHS Standard Contract, most notably: Results of investigations requested by hospital clinicians should be communicated by the hospital directly to patients. Hospitals should directly liaise with patients should they miss an outpatient appointment...

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New locum pension forms for 2017-18 - 22 April 2017

The Employers contribution for the NHS Pension scheme has increased from 14.3% to 14.38% as of 1 April 2017. The NHS Pension Agency is has issued new Locum A and B forms which will reflect this change. They can be downloaded here: Form A...

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