Londonwide LMCs’ January 2019 newsletter

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January 2019 Newsletter

NHS Long Term Plan launched

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The NHS’s new plan will see all practices joining Primary Care Networks by 2020 and providing online appointments by 2024. £4.5bn of extra funding will go into primary care by 2024.

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GP Partnership Review recommendations

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The GP Partnership Review has published its report, backing a greater role for Primary Care Networks in alleviating the pressure on GP partners.

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Premises update

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Practices who have received Rent Agreement Letters from NHS Property Services are under no obligation to sign them and are advised to seek legal advice.

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Flu vaccine ordering

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At the end of November NHS England wrote to practices asking them to begin ordering currently licensed vaccines. We can help practices with this via the Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group.

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End of year pensions guidance

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PCSE and NHSBA have produced updated guidance ahead of the financial year end. Documentation needs to be submitted by 28 February.

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Resource of the Month

imageSchool requests for doctor’s note to administer OTCs
Push back against inappropriate requests with our GPSOE template letter.
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Guidance Updates

GPC newsletter
Sessional GP newsletter
1995 pension scheme employer charges
Londonwide LMCs’ AGM
HLP newsletter

Londonwide Diary

January

28GP pension consultation closes
28Health Committee question Secretary of State on NHS Long Term Plan

February

04NE London GPC seat nominations close
14Safeguarding Adults Level 3

March

12Londonwide LMCs’ Annual Conference
27NHS Pension Scheme Overview

 

Supporting patients to stay healthy in the community

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, Deputy Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs, looks at how practices can use sign-posting to community groups to encourage and support patients to fulfil their New Year’s resolutions.

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Also this month…

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) update

imageFurther guidance on GDPR has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Government have clarified they will not be exempting GPs from the obligation to provide free subject access requests.

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Practice manager forum expands membership

imageWe are expanding our Practice Manager Forum to include all general practice managers, business managers, finance managers, operations managers and data quality managers. Please get in touch to join our new network.

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Remember to use BEAM to LMC to highlight the pressure you are under

imageOur BEAM to LMC mobile app, which enables you to tell us about the pressures you are under from commissioners and others, is proving popular. Make sure you check the app for push notifications.

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Media and public affairs round-up

imageOn 7 January Londonwide LMCs’ CEO, Dr Michelle Drage, was quoted in Pulse and GPonline, responding to the announcement of the NHS Long Term Plan. On social media we have been highlighting groups and schemes in London which support people to get healthy, as many try to keep to their New Year’s resolutions.

We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn. If you have an example of general practice doing something well which could make a news story please get in touch. We also support practices that are approached with media requests. You can find details here.

Got a story? Email us at comms@lmc.org.uk.
Deadline for next month’s submissions is 13 February.
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Last updated : 28 Jan 2019