Londonwide LMCs’ November 2019 Newsletter

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November 2019 Newsletter

Workforce survey

What should the Government’s priorities be over the next five years? Has your view of primary care networks (PCNs) changed since May? Our latest workforce survey should be in the inboxes of GP partners and practice managers.


GP indemnity checklist


Our GP support team have produced a checklist covering who you should approach for help in different circumstances, following the launch of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP).


Rent agreement letters


Practices in NHS Property Services premises are reminded they are not obliged to sign rent agreement letters and should seek independent legal advice if approached.


Hospitals discharging patients after missed appointment


Reports suggest large numbers of patients being discharged from hospital after a missed appointment, requiring re-referral by their GP. Push back with our template letter.


Central Alerting System (CAS) registration


Practices must register for CAS in order to receive regulatory alerts, including those covering patient safety and public health.


Resource of the Month

imageWinter planning
Use our checklist to keep your practice contractually compliant.
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Guidance Updates

GPC newsletter
Sessional newsletter
Cameron Fund Christmas appeal
HLP newsletter
PCSE updates
Moorfields’ move consultation findings
PCN Development Programme

Londonwide Diary


21Practice manager conference
21Practice nurse networking event
22Conference of England LMCs
26Voter registration deadline
28North Central London GP Salaried Portfolio Innovation Scheme deadline


12General election
12Practice team pensions event

Discriminatory language and behaviour in the workplace

In light of wide-ranging debate following an interview with a surgeon who had a patient ask not to be treated by him because of his ethnicity, we are asking you to share experiences of racism in your role.

Also this month…

Pre-election period

imagePractices should be mindful of the pre-election period rules (known as ‘Purdah’) which require NHS bodies not to make politically sensitive announcements before the general election in 12 December.


Conference of England LMCs

imageThe Conference of England LMCs is on Friday 22 November, three motions are being proposed by LMCs from London. Two of these relate to PCNs and one to GPs placed under conditions.


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.



Media and public affairs round-up

imageOn 15 November the Pharmaceutical Journal referenced one of our briefing documents on Primary Care Networks. At the end of October, Dr Michelle Drage our Chief Executive, was quoted in a BMJ article on patients demanding access to HRT.

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.


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Deadline for next month’s submissions is 11 December.
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Last updated : 16 Dec 2019