Londonwide LMCs’ September 2018 newsletter

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September 2018 Newsletter

Response to digital-first providers consultation

We have responded to NHS England’s consultation on ‘Digital-first primary care and its implications for general practice payments’.


Response to GP partnership review


Read our written response to the GP partnership review. We are also planning a further meeting with the review team.


Student MMR and MenACWY


Practices are likely to see increased demand for student vaccinations, with larger numbers of students living in the family home and lower childhood vaccine uptake among those age cohorts starting university.


Premises update


Advice for practices in Community Health Partnerships or NHS Property Services premises, including guidance on Occupancy Agreement Letters and Occupancy Change Notices.


Winter pressures – keep us up to date


With winter approaching we are keen to learn what local contingency plans are in place for winter pressures.


Resource of the Month

imageSchool sickness requests guidance
Download our GP State of Emergency guidance and waiting room poster to accompany our template letter.
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Guidance Updates

GPC news
Sessional GP newsletter
NHS England GP bulletin

Londonwide Diary


27Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell speaking at Management in Practice


18Dr Michelle Drage speaking at Best Practice
25Introduction to medical terminology
31Consultation skills: improve your effectiveness and reduce risk


01Clinical supervision for general practice nurses
07Changes in employment law
08Evelina London gait analysis course 2018
15Foundation course on integrated medicine in London
19The future of innovation at GSTT
22London practice manager conference

How to be a dementia friendly practice

21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day, Dr Aoife Keily of the Alzheimer’s Society explains how practices can be more dementia friendly.



Also this month…

BMA survey of Docman problems

imageThe BMA are asking for practices to provide information on the volume of correspondence in their ‘unprocessed’ Docman folder and how long it will take them to go through it. Responses will be used to push for some degree of reimbursement for the additional work created through the Docman error.


LEAD training events

imageA round-up of our upcoming training events and courses for practice staff and clinicians, including day-long workshops and our blended learning courses for practice nurses, healthcare assistants and practice managers.


Jobs board reminder

imageDon’t forget our vacancies section is free to use for practices. All you need to do is complete and submit the web form and we will do the rest to get your job listing online.


How we use your data

imageIn line with recent data protection legislation changes, we have updated our privacy policy which explains how we handle your personal data.



Media and public affairs round-up

imageOn 17 September Dr Michelle Drage, Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs, appeared on BBC Radio 2, debating the Health Secretary’s call for GP at Hand to be rolled out across the country. On 10 September Michelle took part in Sky News’ morning newspaper review. On 6 September Michelle was quoted in GPonline, responding to the Health Secretary’s speech to the NHS Expo. On 5 September our response to the NHS England consultation on digital-first providers was mentioned in the BMJ. On 31 August Michelle was named as the 18th most influential GP in the UK by Pulse’s Power 50 listing.

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 here.


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Last updated : 17 Oct 2018