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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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We're hiring - two Committee Liaison Executive vacancies at Londonwide LMCs - 20 September 2018

Londonwide Local Medical Committees is the membership organisation representing over 7,000 NHS general practitioners and 1,200 practice teams in London. Londonwide LMCs provides pan-London leadership and shared committee services for its Local Medical committees (LMCs) and members. We are recruiting two Committee Liaison Executives (one permanent and one on an...

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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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How to be a dementia friendly GP - 14 September 2018

There are currently 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, and this is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. We know that people with dementia can face challenges in accessing their GP but the services they provide in terms of diagnosis, support and planning can be a lifeline....

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Digital first consultation response - 14 September 2018

Response to proposed contractual changes The London adjustment should be retained, and in particular practices based on the peripheries of London should receive the adjustment for all patients, regardless of whether they reside in a London borough or a neighbouring county. Additional funding for...

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Premises update September 2018 - 14 September 2018

This update is applicable to practices who are leasing their premises from Community Health Partnerships (CHP) or NHS Property Services (NHSPS). Urgent - Occupancy Agreement Letters We are aware that NHSPS are sending practices Occupancy Agreement Letters and Occupancy Change Notices for completion and return. Please note these have not...

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Assistant Director of Primary Care Strategy - deadline for applications 10:00am, Friday 21 September 2018 - 23 August 2018

Londonwide LMCs is the organisation that represents over 7,000 NHS general practitioners and 1,300 practice teams in London, Londonwide LMCs is committed to securing the future of general practice in London and supports General Practice in London by providing strategic influence and leadership and support...

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Your experience of digital health services - 22 August 2018

With increasing moves toward digital access and service provision in general practice, we want to gather information on the differing platforms and pilots offering online access, including whether and how they have involved practices.  We are particularly interested in your comments on any successes and challenges you have experienced in...

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