The start of this month saw the deadline for Primary Care Networks finalisation. We continue to update our PCN Model Schedules, as more information becomes available. We have also produced a timeline of PCN milestones over the next nine months.
Our response to proposals to adapt regulations covering digital technology in general practice comments on provider function vs structure, prioritising patient need, removal of out of area registration rules, and identifying and addressing health inequalities.
From 1 August 2019, anyone administering paid for travel vaccinations will need to have indemnity cover to do so. NHS Resolution has changed its previously stated position that this activity is covered by the new CNSGP indemnity scheme.
Dr Michelle Drage, our Chief Executive, was awarded the BMA Medal at the organisation’s Annual Representative Meeting in Belfast last month. The award was in recognition of her extensive service to the profession.
Ahead of the Pride in London event on Saturday 6 July, Richard Watson, Analytical Manager for the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) wrote for us about inclusivity in the NHS and the wider community.
We are launching our new practice finance course in September, making this popular module from our Practice Manager Blended Learning Programme available as a stand-alone element. The full PM blended learning course remains available to book.
Congratulations to Professor Martin Marshall on his appointment as the new Chair-elect of the RCGP, succeeding Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term. Martin is a GP in Newham and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL. We have recently worked closely with him in a number of areas, including QOF QI development and his Rethinking Medicine project.
Digital roundtable and NHS practice nurse Action Learning Set
We recently hosted a digital roundtable event, giving digital leads from practices an opportunity to learn about the technology which is being rolled out, and question representatives from NHSX. We also hosted two NHS practice nurse Action Learning Set sessions to improve nurses’ digital skills.
We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on Twitter, Facebook 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.