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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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GP volunteers for Grenfell Tower residents - 22 June 2017

Over the last few days we have seen a fantastic response to the Grenfell Tower fire from London GPs and practice teams, working in very difficult circumstances both practically and emotionally. Thank you to everyone who has helped. We have seen general practice at its best amid this crisis. London...

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May 2017 workforce survey – thank you for responding - 20 June 2017

Our latest workforce survey closed on Tuesday 20 June, we received over 750 responses, representing over 550 practices. Thank you to those who took the time to provide us with this valuable information. We will now analyse the results and share the headlines with LMCs as soon as practically possible....

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HR in general practice: recruitment and selection - 16 June 2017

Londonwide LMCs recently ran a recruitment and selection workshop for GPs and practice management colleagues. The day was full of lively discussion as delegates considered all aspects of the recruitment and selection process, focussing particularly on how to enhance the effectiveness of the selection process while avoiding litigation risks. There...

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Guest blog: Engaged patients boost your practice - 16 June 2017

This week (w/c 19 June) is patient participation awareness week. East London GP and LMC member Dr Naomi Beer tells us about the benefits of patient engagement and how it helped save her practice. I want to write about the benefits of patient engagement and...

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General election 2017 – Summary of London results - 15 June 2017

Election night ended with a hung parliament and in London those boroughs represented by Londonwide LMCs saw Labour gain three seats from the Conservatives, Kensington, Battersea and Enfield Southgate. The three new MPs are respectively, Emma Dent Coad, Marsha De Cordova and Bambos Charalambous. After the retirement of Jim Dowd,...

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Fire at Grenfell Tower - assisting with relief work - 15 June 2017

Following on from the tragic events in Kensington yesterday morning, Londonwide LMCs is here to support you and your practice staff at this difficult time. Please remember look out for yourselves and your colleagues when dealing under these extraordinary pressures, not just now but especially in the days and weeks...

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CQC plans changes to inspection regime - 15 June 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a consultation on proposals to change the general practice inspection regime to include practices providing annual written evidence on how they intend to improve the quality of care provided. The CQC states: “'We will replace the existing...

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Obituary: Dr Chris Jowett 19 August 1952 – 27 May 2017 - 14 June 2017

Last month we lost Dr Chris Jowett, the treasurer of our board, former vice-chair of Hillingdon LMC and a prolific advocate for London general practice for over three decades. This obituary is written by Dr Tony Grewal, who was a partner in practice with Chris from 1987-2010 and preceded him...

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We're hiring! Database and Reporting Officer vacancy at Londonwide LMCs - 08 June 2017

Part-time 12-month fixed-term contract £25,500 pro rata Londonwide Local Medical Committees (LMCs) is the membership organisation representing over 7,000 NHS general practitioners and 1,300 practice teams in London. Londonwide LMCs provides pan-London leadership and shared committee services for its members, working from its modern...

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Use our patient engagement waiting room video to inform your patients of the challenges you face - 05 June 2017

Our new waiting room video is designed to encourage patients to learn about the challenges practices face. We have contacted most providers of waiting room screens in London, currently Egton, Numed and NoticeboardTV have agreed to...

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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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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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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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