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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 - Primary Care Liaison Executive vacancy at Londonwide LMCs - 03 August 2017

12 month fixed term contract initially. Salary £35,455. 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 LMCs and members, working from its modern headquarters in Euston....

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CQC registration fees reimbursement scheme claim process - 20 July 2017

The GMS contract changes for 2017/18 includes full reimbursement of Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration fees. This change is being implemented via the Statement of Financial Entitlements (SFE) which means that from 1 April 2017 the CQC registration fees will be reimbursed by NHS England...

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Violent patients – a step-by-step guide to safeguarding staff - 19 July 2017

After a mental health inpatient made a death threat against a GP in a London practice. Londonwide LMCs' medical director Dr Vicky Weeks shares the advice she gave the team. “The practice has followed correct process in terms of removing this patient from their list....

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Medical records one-off payment - 19 July 2017

Practices should have received a £250 payment alongside their contractual payment by the end of June 2017. If you have not received this payment or you have any queries relating to this issue please contact The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) negotiated this one-off contribution...

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Premises update July 2017 - 18 July 2017

This month’s update include advice on:  London policy for accessing financial support for service charges and premises running costs How to plan a premises relocation Lease negotiations Transitional funding arrangements Current charges including historical subsidies London policy for financial assistance with service charges and premises running costs NHS...

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Vacancies on BMA committees - 18 July 2017

There are vacancies on the following:   Armed forces committee Civil and public services committee Private practice committee Forensic and secure environments committee Committee of medical managers   If you would be interested in sitting on any of these committees or you know of anyone who would be...

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Flu campaign preparation and best practice - 18 July 2017

Ellie Roberts, a practice manager on secondment to Londonwide LMCs, looks at why practices need to bite the bullet and get started on their flu campaign now. The flu campaign appears on the practice meeting agenda; there’s a collective sigh around the room. The nurses exclaim ‘we can’t force them...

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Ballot on willingness to consider closing lists as industrial action - 18 July 2017

At May’s LMC conference the following motion by Tower Hamlets LMC was passed: That conference believes that the GP Forward View is failing to deliver the resources necessary to sustain general practice and demands that GPC ballot GPs as to whether they would be prepared to collectively close their lists...

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Locum and salaried GP handbooks - 18 July 2017

The locum GP handbook provides advice and guidance on all aspects of locum work, including on starting out as a locum, setting up as a business and establishing a contract for services with a provider. The handbook also provides advice to practices on recruiting locums. The BMA salaried GP handbook is...

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New primary-secondary care interface guidance - 18 July 2017

GPC (England) has produced new guidance on the interface between primary and secondary care in collaboration with NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, the wider BMA and the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges.   The guidance document that describes the...

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CCG proposals for GPs to restrict access to OTC prescriptions - 18 July 2017

This page has been updated to remove advice which stated schemes proposed by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which involve GPs assessing patients’ ability to pay for over-the-counter medicines and asking them if they are willing to do so run contrary to GMC guidance. We have since been informed that this...

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What they said about the GP Essential Toolkit conference - 05 July 2017

Our first Essential Toolkit for GPs on Tuesday 4 July, 2017 was a huge success. See some of the top tweets from speakers and attendees below: At #GPtoolkitLMC - don't comment on social media anything...

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GP volunteers needed 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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