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This is the section where we keep you updated with all the latest news which affects GPs and their practice teams.

You can also visit the latest GPC news page to keep up to date on national issues.


Tips of the month February 2019 - 19 February 2019

We provide weekly tips based on common queries which come through to us from London GPs and practice teams. These are shared via social media and collated for this newsletter.   #TipoftheWeek It is a contractual requirement to have two clinical references...

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QOF business rules coding issues – update for practice teams - 19 February 2019

Please note that no action is currently needed by practices on this matter, but you should read the information carefully. Following the introduction of the SNOMED-CT coding in 2018/19, NHS Digital’s business rules team has been converting and mapping the READ and CTV3 codes into SNOMED, which has proved difficult...

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Type 2 opt-outs replaced by the national data opt-out - 19 February 2019

Type 2 opt-outs have been replaced by the national data opt-out so practices must no longer use the type 2 opt-out code to record a patient's opt-out choice as it is no longer collected and processed.  Type 2 opt-outs were previously managed by the patient’s practice making a coded entry...

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The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) – further guidance now available - 19 February 2019

The The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) replaced the Information Governance toolkit from April 2018. The DSPT is an online self-assessment toolkit that has to be used by all organisations that have access to NHS patient data and clinical systems. The submissions deadline is 31 March 2019, so it...

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LMC satisfaction survey February 2019 - 19 February 2019

All GPs, practice managers and nurses should have received a link to complete our LMC satisfaction survey. If you have not yet filled it in, the link to complete it was emailed around midday on Wednesday, 13 February with the subject line “Londonwide LMCs and your local LMC - how...

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EU Exit Planning: Non-Clinical Goods and Services - 19 February 2019

Thank you for responding to our recent survey on practice needs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We rely on your input.Following a discussion at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24 January, we asked you about the impact of a no-deal EU...

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December 2018 workforce survey results - 19 February 2019

Thank you for supporting our December 2018 Workforce Survey. We had a fantastic response from 397 unique practices across the 1,227 practices we represent in the Capital. That is the equivalent of almost a third of all the practices that we support (32%). Headlines reveal...

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Pensions: what you need to check before the end of March - 19 February 2019

Pensions advisor, Ian McNicholl of ISM Pension Services, shares his top tips on what you need to do to prepare for the end of the financial year. Ian will be speaking at our sold-out pensions event in March. The NHS Pension Scheme(s) offer you so much more than just a...

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GPC regional elections 2019 - 14 February 2019

Nominations are open for the round of GPC regional elections to cover terms from 2019-22. In London the constituency covering Barking & Havering, Redbridge & Waltham Forest, City & East London is up for election. Details of the election process can be found here, voting is open to those GPs who practice...

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Type 2 opt-outs replaced by the national data opt-out - 07 February 2019

Type 2 opt-outs have been replaced by the national data opt-out so practices must no longer use the type 2 opt-out code to record a patient's opt-out choice as it is no longer collected and processed. Type 2 opt-outs were previously managed by the patient’s practice making a coded entry...

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QOF business rules coding issues – update for practice teams - 06 February 2019

Please note that no action is currently needed by practices on this matter, but you should read the information carefully. Following the introduction of the SNOMED-CT coding in 2018/19, NHS Digital’s business rules team has been converting and mapping the READ and CTV3 codes into SNOMED, which has proved difficult...

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Mword - Issue 36 - 31 January 2019

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New five year GP contract - 31 January 2019

The new GP Contract has been agreed between the BMA’s GPC and NHS England. This is a critical issue for London general practice and we will be circulating more information and analysis over the coming weeks to ensure that you do not miss any key dates and are clear on the...

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Preparing for Brexit with MidMeds - 30 January 2019

With growing uncertainty about the impacts of Brexit on London general practice, we know that some practices are thinking about stockpiling essential supplies as we near B-day on 29 March.  The Londonwide Buying Group's recommended medical supplies provider, MidMeds, has increased stock levels for hundreds of the most purchased products,...

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Londonwide LMCs' Buying Group Locum Insurance Survey - February 2019 - 30 January 2019

Londonwide LMCs and the Londonwide LMCs' Buying Group insurance providers MIAB are keen to assess the impact and uptake amongst our members of the NHS’s Sickness Reimbursement Scheme, introduced in April 2017. Similarly we’d like to know whether you continue to purchase locum insurance (either a full policy or top-up...

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