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NHS Digital consultation on GP data sharing

National access and use of data is an ongoing debate. NHS Digital are consulting on the access to and use of data. Please consider submitting a response and please share with us any comments or thoughts you have on this consultation for consideration as part of the Londonwide LMCs’ response via info@lmc.org.uk. The survey will […]

Fuller report published

On 26 May Prof Claire Fuller led a session hosted by the NHS Confederation to talk through the findings of her ‘Stocktake’ report on general practice, including contributions from the various workstream leads. The full report can be viewed here. Prof Fuller and her team spoke with over 1,000 people attending workshops and engagement events, […]

Tips of the month – May 2022

We regularly share useful tips, guidance and details of contractual requirements on social media. 💡 Practices may be aware of some public concern around #monkeypox. Please note that official guidance is available here 👇 https://t.co/yuuj7NnJAR — Londonwide LMCs (@LondonwideLMCs) May 25, 2022 💡 @BMA_GP have produce this tool for checking the tax implications of high […]

General practice issues in Parliament – May 2022

On 18 May, the Health and Social Care Committee held an evidence session for their inquiry into the future of General Practice, with a specific focus on continuity of care and patient lists. MPs heard from: Dr Pauline Grant, GP in Southampton Dr Jacob Lee, GP in Bristol Professor Steinar Hunskår, Professor of Primary Care […]

Report: Experiences of racial discrimination and harassment in London primary care

In May Health Education England (HEE) London published a report based on a survey of over 1,000 people working in primary care, looking at their experiences of discrimination from both patients and people working within the health system. The report and accompanying research were led by Dr Naureen Bhatti, HEE London Workforce Race Strategy Primary […]

Rebuild General Practice open letter

The Rebuild General Practice (Rebuild GP) campaign is being jointly run by the BMA and General Practitioner’s Defence Fund (GPDF). On Monday 23 May the campaign published an open letter to patients which GPs are encouraged to sign and share with their patients, including via social media. Rebuild GP are also planning to meet with […]

Summer 2022 workforce survey

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 latest workforce survey will […]

Four nations LMC conference 2022

The four nations LMC conference took place on 10 and 11 May 2022 in York. The full agenda, including voting and election results, can be read here, the five motions proposed by LMCs from the Londonwide LMCs’ area are listed in full below, including the result of the vote on them and a timestamp for […]

Updated Primary Medical Care Policy and Guidance Manual

The Primary Medical Care Policy and Guidance Manual (PGM) has been updated to version four, this is the first update since December 2020. The updated document and a summary of guidance changes are available on the NHS England website. Should anyone need to compare it with the previous version, version three can be viewed here. […]

GP professional and personal safety

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 Dr Sara Riley, a medical director with our GP support team, looks at the challenges GPs face and how Londonwide LMCs supports them. Since August 2020 we have been supporting GPs via our GP Professional Support Network, which enables GPs who are having difficulties to link with experienced colleagues […]