Londonwide LMCs’ January 2018 newsletter

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January 2018 Newsletter

Local authority reports and letters reimbursement

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With practice resources more squeezed than ever we have written to local authorities in London to remind them that GP practices should be reimbursed for time spent writing certain reports and letters.

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Get ready now for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Data protection law is changing this year. Practices need to be ready for the GDPR which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

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Dr PJS Sandhu obituary

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This month we lost Dr PJS Sandhu, an LMC member for Ealing and a prominent Southall GP. PJ was an enthusiastic advocate for general practice in West London for more than three decades.

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LMC elections 2018

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This summer every seat on all our LMCs is up for election. We look forward to welcoming representation from all GPs including partners, employed, locum, new entrants and trainees.

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Primary care barometer

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Our researchers at Rand are still looking for practice managers who are willing to join an innovative stress and workload study.

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Resource of the Month

imageUpdated finance guides
We have updated our suite of finance guides ahead of the start of the new financial year.
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Guidance Updates

GPC Chair’s newsletter
Sessional GP newsletter
BMA Capita update
GDPR FAQs
School sick note request template letter

Londonwide Diary

February

01Primary Care Home national event – London
01GPC election nominations close
07Infection prevention
and control
15GPC roadshow

March

09National UK LMC conference

May

02Londonwide LMCs’ conference

 

Why being able to summarise medical records still matters in the digital age

Trainer Hilary Andrews explains why the move to electronic records means having non-clinical staff who can summarise notes is still a valuable asset.

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Also this month…

Tips of the month

imageA round-up of our weekly practical tips shared during January, based on common queries we received from GPs and practice teams.

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GPC roadshow

imageThe BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) are holding a roadshow in the afternoon on Thursday 15 February in London. The GPC Executive team will be explaining the contract changes for 2018/19 and taking questions. Note: this event was moved from 7 March.

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General Practitioner Committee elections

imageTwo seats in London are up for election in the latest round of elections to the BMA’s GPC. Nominations are now open.

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Media and public affairs round-up

imageOn 13 January, The Times covered our campaign to push-back against inappropriate requests for school sick notes. 17 January saw Londonwide LMCs running media training for four LMC members from Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Bromley.

We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn. We also support practices that are approached with media requests. You can find details of how to get support here.

 

Got a story? Email us at comms@lmc.org.uk.
Deadline for next month’s submissions is 14 Feb.
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Last updated : 26 Jan 2018