Londonwide LMCs’ April 2016 Newsletter

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April 2016 Newsletter

Stand. Vote. Engage. The 2016 LMC Elections

Nominations for elections to your LMC open early next month, we encourage everyone to stand. Read a recently elected vice-chair’s view in our latest update.

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Updated Letter Templates


Our GP Resilience site has a new BMA template letter for responding to requests to follow up investigations performed in other settings and an update to the template letter to hospital providers regarding follow up of diagnostic test results following a patient’s discharge from hospital.


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Provider Development Masterclasses


Practice staff are invited to attend the first in a series of provider development masterclasses hosted by Londonwide LMCs and Healthy London Partnership on Wednesday 4 May.


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Changed London Ambulance Service Phone Number


The LAS Health Care Professional Admissions telephone number has changed to 020 3162 7525. You can download an information poster from our website.


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Joy in General Practice and Supporting Resources


Londonwide LMCs met with Drs Thomas and Christine Sinsky, an American husband and wife team who study well-being among family doctors and provide supporting resources.


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Speakers’ Corner


Dr Michelle Drage, Londonwide LMCs’ Chief Executive, looks ahead to our conference next week and outlines why now is the time to focus on workforce challenges.

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Guidance Updates

Sessional GP newsletter
BMA Newsletter
Publishing GP Earnings Guidance
DWP Fit for Work Guidance
RCGP Revalidation Guidance
London Sexual Health Transformation Project
Patient Online for 11-16 Year-olds
GP Role in Firearms Licensing
BMA Prison Doctors Support
Changes to Pertussis Vaccination for Pregnant Women

Londonwide Diary


18FFT Data Submission Deadline
20Londonwide LMCs’ Annual Conference
21Westminster Health Forum – Improving NHS Estates and Facilities Management


04Provider Development Masterclass
05RCGP NWL Faculty Minor Surgery Refresher
17SystmOne National User Group 2016 Conference – Discount Available
19LMC Conference

Also this month…

Sub-contracted GPs Now Have Access to the NHS Pension Scheme


Clinical work that is sub-contracted from federations is now pensionable and some may be eligible for retrospective contributions.

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London GP Registration for Offenders


The London GP Registration for Offenders initiative is one which helps practices deal with the needs of an often vulnerable and challenging group of patients who frequently have difficulty in accessing medical care.

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RCGP Revalidation Guidance


The RCGP has approved a new guide to supporting information for appraisal and revalidation (March 2016) that aims to reduce inconsistencies in the interpretation and streamline the process of providing supporting information for appraisal or revalidation.

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Media Round-up


On 22 March Dr Simon Parton, Chair of Lewisham LMC, contributed to a Pulse piece on how to manage a patient who asks for a homeopathic treatment. On 16 March four members of staff took part in a day-long media training course, with Lawrence McGinty, former health and science editor of ITV news. The communications team have also worked on stories with Sky News, BBC London and numerous trade publications.

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