Our latest workforce survey goes live tomorrow (Friday 25 November) and will gather insight to share with key opinion formers and stakeholders. GP principals and practice managers should check their inboxes for an email from ComRes.
We will be collecting underwear and socks to give to homeless patients at the Doctor Hickey Surgery in Westminster, following the poll in our last newsletter. We are also passing on gift cards from those who cannot deliver pants and socks in person.
Due to the problems with getting GP trainees and registrars onto the national Medical Performers’ List (MPL) they should be encouraged to check their MPL status. We have produced guidance on what to do if you do not appear on the MPL.
GUEST BLOG – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
16 November 2016 was World COPD Day, to mark it we asked Dr Azhar Saleem to share his knowledge of treating COPD. Dr Saleem is GP Respiratory Lead at Lambeth CCG and member of the Lambeth and Southwark Integrated Respiratory Team.
Londonwide LMCs’ Annual Conference Under pressure: stabilise, transform and sustain
general practice for London Emirates Stadium, London | 27 April 2017 Book your free space
Also this month…
Save the date: patient engagement workshops to run in New Year
We will be running three workshops on the role of patient participation groups in meeting the current challenges of general practice. Each workshop is focused on a different theme, with practice and patient leads invited to register for the workshop which is most relevant to them.
On 3 November the Health Select Committee released its report Winter pressure in accident and emergency departments. The main findings reflect our concerns that lack of support for community services is driving demand on the rest of the system. It also endorsed community-based general practice as the best placed model to keep down A&E admissions.
Londonwide LMCs awarded Investors in People Silver
We now have Investors in People Silver status; which is a reflection of the hard done across the organisation to create a positive and inclusive working culture. Particular credit goes to Paul Tomlinson, our Director of Resources.
Waltham Forest GP wins award for global mental health work
This month Dr Gabriel Ivbijaro of Waltham Forest LMC was recognised for his wide ranging work on mental health by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), who presented him with a WONCA Fellowship.
We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. We also support practices that are approached with media requests, you can find details of how to get support here .
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Deadline for next month’s submissions is 14 Dec.