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Mword issue 4 – Dr Drage’s briefing on the NHS reforms

The Day After…   The Politics The Real World Michelle’s 3 step guide (definitely not a toolkit) to QIPP and GRIP   Dr Michelle Drage FRCGP CEO Londonwide LMCs   1.    The Politics   So the listening exercise is over, the Field Future Forum (FFF) has reported, the Prime Minister (PM) has spoken, and the Secretary […]

MWord Issue 14 – MMR catch up Programme update – 8 May 2013

Dear Colleague, Measles – MMR Catch up Programme UPDATE Thank you for all your questions. Here are a few more answers from our GP and practice support team along with some new information covering the following items:   1. Identifying your target cohort for the MMR catch up programme 2. Minimum requirement to claim payment […]

MWord Issue 13 – MMR catch up Programme update – 30 April 2013

Dear Colleague Measles – MMR Catch up Programme UPDATE – 30 April 2013 It has now been announced that there will be an MMR vaccination catch-up programme in England. Please look at this letter from NHS England outlining the main aspects of the programme and including a service specification for your information. We have simplified the details for you […]

MWord Issue 12 – Measles – MMR catch up scheme UPDATE

Dear Colleague Measles – MMR catch up scheme UPDATE   Here is an update based on current information and your responses to my message yesterday, for which we are very grateful. This update covers 4 areas: A. INFORMATION FROM NHS ENGLAND (NHSE) LONDON REGIONAL OFFICE AND PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND (PHE) B. CLINICAL ISSUES C. WHO […]

MWord Issue 11 – Measles – MMR Catch up Campaign

Dear Colleague Measles – MMR Catch up Campaign As you cannot have missed, The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has announced a national MMR catch up campaign, centred around GPs and practices, for 10-16 year olds. This is what is happening: The GPC is currently involved in discussions with officials on this issue. A copy of […]

MWord Issue 10 – Dr Michelle Drage’s latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms

Dear Colleague Another April, Another New NHS But this time it’s huge, so please see below for some sanity which I have drawn up from the perspective of practices as providers of General Practice.   Changes to NHS structures and functions Changes to your GP provider contracts and performance arrangements Providing continuity and support through the changes […]

Mword Issue 34

21 December 2017 Thank you for what you do and still managing to do it I want to say a personal thank you to all who have struggled so hard to uphold the values of general practice in what I can only describe as a year of unbelievable turmoil in our day-to-day GP and practice […]

MWord Issue 9

Dear Colleague, Just before the second year of NHS ‘transition‘ draws to a close we are beginning to see how it will all fit together in London. There will be 3 interlocking strands in the new order: The new NHS landscape as it affects us all in London Your provider role as a GP contract holder, […]