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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.

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We're hiring! Assistant Manager – GP Support Services vacancy at Londonwide LMCs - 22 September 2017

Londonwide LMCs is the organisation that represents over 7,000 NHS general practitioners and 1,300 practice teams in London. Londonwide LMCs supports General Practice in London by providing strategic influence and leadership as well as support for committees and practices. Due to internal promotion, an exciting permanent full time opportunity has...

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BMA issues advice on premises fees - 20 September 2017

As NHS Property Services emails practices with invoices and/or a letter from Mark Day, Chief Financial Officer at Community Health Partnerships the BMA has issued advice to practices. The covering letter to GP tenants can be found here, BMA advice on the CHP letter can be found here and the...

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Future GP workforce plans for London - 19 September 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan commissioned The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust to undertake an independent analysis of sustainability and transformation plans (STP) in London.   The full 98 page document is availableonline. The most relevant section for London GPs is the section on workforce reproduced below (P73 in...

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BMA Ballot - 19 September 2017

GP leaders are to use a BMA survey, revealing more than half of practices are willing to close lists to new patients due to workload pressure, to push the Government to make good on promises from GP Forward View. Although not a formal ballot for industrial action, the poll revealed 54%...

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Cyber Essentials - 19 September 2017

Cyber Essentials is a government and industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. The award of a Cyber Essentials certificate to Londonwide LMCs should assure you that we have taken all necessary steps to protect our systems against cyber-attacks. The scheme focuses on internet-originated attacks against...

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Website review survey - 19 September 2017

We know how important a good website is in communicating with our GPs and practice teams. As our current site has been around for some time we would like your views on how it looks and works and where you think improvements might be made. Please could you spare five...

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Practice Managers’ Blended Learning Programme - 19 September 2017

Londonwide LMCs are delighted to be launching a brand new blended learning programme for general practice managers at the Practice Manager Conference taking place this November.  The innovative course, which has been accredited by the Royal College of General Practice, is aimed at those who are entering general practice for...

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Extended access data collection now open - 19 September 2017

As NHS England will have informed you recently, the third bi-annual extended access collection is now open for submission until the end of Friday 29 September 2017. As set out in the 2016 regulations, all GP practices in England are required to submit an online return twice a year through...

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Electronic Referral System: help or hindrance? - 19 September 2017

First, we had choose and book, now this has morphed into electronic referral system (eRS).  This is a system that is being pushed by NHSE as part of the digital agenda to such an extent that NHS trusts, from October 2018, will not be paid...

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MDO reimbursement (indemnity) - 19 September 2017

Londonwide LMCs Guidance for Sessional GPs and Indemnity Reimbursements from NHS England As part of the 2017/18 GP contract agreement, it was agreed that £30m would be paid to practices to...

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Updated statement for practices using TPP SystmOne - 19 September 2017

Following detailed discussions between the ICO, TPP, NHS Digital and NHS England, TPP has now identified some changes which are intended to address the ICO’s concerns about the fair and lawful processing of patient data on the system. TPP hopes that the changes will also...

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Primary care working at scale Master Classes in September - 24 August 2017

There are a series of Master Classes throughout September which will support GP providers in their journey and development as Working at Scale organisations. The events have been organised in a partnership between Londonwide LMCs, Healthy London Partnership and tle miad. The Master Classes...

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LEAD events round-up July 2017 - 22 August 2017

July was a busy month for the LEAD Programme. We hosted four events reaching out to different target audiences in General Practice.  An Essential Survival Kit for new GPs was attended by 58 trainee and newly qualified doctors. The feedback suggested that this is a much-needed forum and the information...

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How to respond to school sickness absence requests - 22 August 2017

Dr Elliott Singer, Medical Director lead for our GP State of Emergency campaign, explains how to push back against requests for school sickness absence letters in order to free up more time to see patients with greater health needs. We’ve all been there. A busy surgery on a Monday morning....

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Data security and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - get ready now! - 22 August 2017

Earlier this month that the Government announced that the forthcoming European privacy rules set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into British law and update the existing Data Protection Act. This impacts on everyone, including GP practices. The announcement confirmed that...

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