Londonwide LMCs’ June 2018 newsletter

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June 2018 Newsletter

Workforce survey

Our workforce survey closes on Monday 25 June. The data we gather is vital for our work representing GPs and practice teams across London. Please respond if you can.


National data opt-out


The ‘National Data Opt-out’ was launched on 25 May 2018, providing a facility for individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes.


Elections 2018


Constituencies will be going to ballot, following the closure of nominations for the LMC elections on Thursday 7 June 2018. Voting will be open from Monday 25 June 2018 to Tuesday 24 July 2018.


Premises update


The latest developments in premises and lease issues affecting practices in Community Health Partnership or NHS Property Services buildings.


Two-year anniversary of GP State of Emergency


In April 2016 GPs in London and across the country declared a GP State of Emergency. Our campaign to raise awareness of the pressure facing practices on a daily basis has proved very popular with over 20,000 visits to the GPSOE website since April 2016.


Resource of the Month

image‘Did not attend’ guidance and template letter
Our updated GP State of Emergency guidance helps you make sure patients are making the best use of practice resources.
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Guidance Updates

GPC news
Sessional GP newsletter
GP trainee newsletter
KO41b submission not mandatory
SNOMED CT update for SystmOne practices
Londonwide LMCs 2018 conference presentations

Londonwide Diary


22General Practice Awards deadline
24HSJ Awards deadline


01Four more trusts switch to electronic-only referrals this month
25Summarising medical records

August Summer Schools

01Workshop 1: Financial implications of coding
09Workshop 2: GP pensions
15Workshop 3: Understanding payment methods and improving practice efficiency
22Workshop 4: Turbo charging QOF and other enhanced services

NHS general practice at 70

The NHS turns 70 in two weeks’ time. Dr Michelle Drage looks at the contribution of general practice to this great national institution.

Also this month…

Dementia Friendly London

imageThe Mayor recently launched his ‘Dementia Friendly London’ initiative. We fully support this work to make London a better place for people with dementia. Recently we ran our first Dementia Friends training for staff at the Londonwide LMCs’ offices.


App-based mindfulness course made available free to Londoners

imageLondoners can now access a free online mindfulness tool via the Good Thinking website. The website signposts individuals to independently assessed and validated resources to help deal with depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia.


New Parliamentary publication on integrated care

imageOn Monday 11 June the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee published its report into Integrated Care Organisations, Partnerships and Systems.


Media and public affairs round-up

imageOn Monday 18 June Dr Michelle Drage, Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs, appeared on Sky News to discuss the NHS funding announcement. Michelle’s comment can be read here. On 13 June Michelle was quoted in a Pulse story on CCGs in North West London having to bail-out Hammersmith and Fulham CCG. On 6 June Pulse covered our new Beam to LMC app.

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.

  • All practices are now eligible to access Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group services.
    Keep a check on your emails for further information.
  • Coming soon – a new suite of e-learning courses ranging from information governance
    to safeguarding by Practice Index
  • If you have any questions please contact Ann Ayamah on 020 3818 6250 or or visit the Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group webpage.
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Last updated : 17 Oct 2018