EMIS update on Covid-19 vaccination notifications - 27 January 2021

EMIS ran a software update on 12 January which means that Covid-19 vaccination data should be automatically filed out in GP patient records. Further information and access to Covid-19 vaccinations resources and an e-learning course are available on EMIS Now.  If you are aware of any problems please send...

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Hesitancy around Covid vaccination - 27 January 2021

A poll carried out by the Royal Society for Public Health in December found that just 57% of respondents from black or ethnic minority backgrounds were likely to accept a Covid-19 vaccine, compared to 79% of white respondents. The poll also found that BAME respondents who were not willing...

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Paper Lloyd George envelopes to cease for first time NHS registrations - 27 January 2021

Since the start of January 2021 practices no longer receive a new paper Lloyd George envelope for a first time registration such as a baby or new entrants to the NHS. This is part of NHS England’s “Lloyd George envelope digitisation project” which aims to digitise the historic paper patient...

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Meeting London MPs - 27 January 2021

This month representatives from Harrow LMC, Camden LMC, Londonwide LMCs staff and local GPs met with Parliamentarians including Bob Blackman MP, Sir Keir Starmer MP and Labour’s health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth MP. Each meeting discussed local matters, as well as national issues such as the Coronavirus response and plans to...

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Covid-19 vaccination campaign – January update - 27 January 2021

Since our last newsletter there have been a number of developments with the Covid vaccination campaign, most notably: The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, NHS England’s instruction to prioritise essential services to free capacity for vaccinations and the arrival of vaccine stock into GP-led sites outside of the Wave 1...

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Free to attend wellbeing webinars and coaching events for GPs - 27 January 2021

Back in August 2020 Londonwide LMCs launched the GP Professional Support Network to provide a single point of online access to match GPs with the most appropriate form of professional support for them.

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Helping sessional GPs to match to practices in their area during the Covid-19 vaccination programme - 06 January 2021

During these difficult times we appreciate that general practice is under extreme workload pressures trying to meet numerous demands which they may be struggling to do so with existing staff and workforce numbers and challenges. Londonwide LMCs would like to help practices and sessional GPs...

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Integrated Care Systems legal structure proposals consultation - 16 December 2020

A new NHS England report seeking views on proposals to create a new legal structure for ICS was published recently, setting out plans to place ICS on a statutory footing and advance the longstanding aim of integrating health and care. Londonwide LMCs has submitted this response to the consultation...

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December 2020 workforce survey – thank you for responding - 15 December 2020

Our latest workforce survey officially closed on Monday 14 December, thank you to those who took the time to provide us with this valuable information, particularly at the moment when everyone working in practices is so stretched. We had almost 400 individual responses, representing nearly a third of the practices, and we will now analyse...

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New Covid-19 vaccination ES guidance - 14 December 2020

In the first two weeks of December 2020, we published three new documents to support practices who have signed-up to deliver the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Enhanced Service (ES). Medicolegal matters relating to the administration of the Covid-19 vaccination. Coronavirus vaccination programme (CVP) collaboration agreement guidance and accompanying amendable template....

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Mword 78: Brace Brace - 14 December 2020

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Coronavirus hospital trust information - 25 November 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has created many challenges to the healthcare system across England and in London in particular. Coronavirus arrived in the UK in January 2020 and a national lockdown was in place between the end of March and end of June, with partial restrictions in place afterwards. The death...

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