Londonwide LMCs’ November 2020 Newsletter

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November 2020 Newsletter

Covid-19 vaccinations

Our guide for London practices and PCNs on the Covid Vaccination Enhanced Service (ES) is now available on a new purpose-built microsite. We also have the results of our ‘temperature check’ of practice’s reaction to the proposed ES.


New workforce survey


Your input is vital in helping us to make the case for London general practice. Please check your inbox for the email inviting your practice to respond to our winter workforce survey.


England LMC Conference


London LMCs will be proposing four motions for debate, covering ARRS London weighting, the primary/ secondary care interface, the GP funding formula and NHS 111 direct booking.


Living Guide and Flu Guide


Our Covid-19 Living Guide and Flu Guide have been updated, including refreshed long term care and care homes documents, reflecting changes in practices over the course of the pandemic and including new resource links.


Guidance Updates

Resource of the Month

Our new guide explains how to manage this sensitive issue within the relevant regulations and requirements


Removing a patient from the practice due to a breakdown in the doctor/practice-patient relationship
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Covid-19 official resources and guidance
BMA Covid-19 vaccination guidance

BMA GP maternity guidance

Lambeth GP Food Co-op newsletter

Londonwide Diary


26Long-term illness update
30Wave 3 NHS 111 First rollout


02Demystifying partnerships
02BMA GP maternity and parental leave
04Supporting universal 6-8 weeks postnatal checks
09BMA GP maternity workshop


Send us your picture for our latest social media campaign

This winter we are running a social media campaign to highlight that general practice staff are people just like everyone else and patients should consider this before taking out any frustrations on them.





Also this month…


Hospital trust information

imageWe have been monitoring publicly available information from London hospital trusts over the last few months, including Coronavirus related mortality figures.


Helping sessional GPs match to local practices

imageWe would like to help sessional colleagues build contacts with practices in their work area. Please complete this short survey stating which areas you work in, your availability and the best contact details if you would like your availability shared with local practices.





Remember to use BEAM to LMC to highlight the pressures 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 23 November, Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO was quoted in a Pulse story on Coronavirus vaccination plans for London and on 9 November Michelle appeared on Sky News’ evening bulletin, speaking about the first Coronavirus vaccine to be announced. On 30 October, Dr Elliott Singer, Medical Director for North East London, was quoted in a Pulse article on home pulse oximetry.

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 7 December.
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Last updated : 26 Nov 2020