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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you think the new models of GP care will be a change for good?
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.
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.
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.
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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Deadline for next month’s submissions is 11 May.