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Tips of the month January 2022

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.    

December 2021 workforce survey results

Thank you for taking the time to complete our December 2021 workforce survey at time when practice teams were so overstretched. We had 327 responses from 277 individual member practices, of Londonwide LMCs’ 1,152 member practices that were invited to participate in the research, this represents a response rate of 24%. Other headline figures include: […]

Mword Issue 95 – Dr Michelle Drage’s latest update for GPs and practice teams

22 December 2021 Dear Colleague, As we move through a December that feels like a carbon copy of the last one, I have three things to cover: Thank you for all you’re doing Masks Prioritising care Thank you for all you’re doingOver this year, practices across the country have given more than half (52m out […]

MP engagement and government consultations

During late November and December 2021 representatives from Londonwide LMCs have continued to meet with MPs, councillors and the police to raise issues affecting practices. We have also submitted evidence on the challenges facing London’s practices to Parliament and are considering responses to further consultations. Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry in the future […]

Guidance updates December 2021

The most important pieces of guidance released for general practice since our November 2021 newsletter are: Regulatory approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 and Regulatory approval of Spikevax (formerly COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna) (MHRA guidance), 15 minute observation period temporarily suspended, updated 14.12.2021. Preparing the NHS for the potential impact of the Omicron variant and other winter pressures (NHS England […]

Annual General Meeting for Londonwide LMCs and Londonwide Enterprise Ltd

The Annual General Meeting for Londonwide LMCs and Londonwide Enterprise Ltd will be held on Thursday 20 January 2022 between 2:00pm and 3.15pm. The AGM is a chance to meet the Board of Directors and hear about progress in the last year and plans for the year ahead, details of accounts for both companies and […]

PCSE updates on contact details and pooled lists

Correct contact details Practices can improve communications with PCSE by ensuring that they have the most up to date practice contact details, including: The main practice contact All user administrators The designated Performers List approver The designated GP Payments & Pensions (GPPP) approver These may be the same person. However, providing PCSE with contact details […]

Tips of the month December 2021

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.    

Covid-19 antiviral pilots

The government announced this month that thousands of the UK’s most vulnerable people will be among the first in the world to access a new antiviral treatment for Covid-19, Molnupiravir. This will take the form of pilot prescribing antivirals to vulnerable people who have caught Covid-19 and a study combining providing antivirals and placebos to […]