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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.


Guest blog: how can the new GP Retention Scheme help you and your colleagues - 22 April 2017

Our Medical Director Dr Vicky Weeks looks at the new GP Retention Scheme, which she helped negotiate as a member of the BMA’s Sessional GPs’ subcommittee. Overworked? Exhausted and can’t get that work-life balance right?  Thinking of Leaving?  Before taking that final step you should look at the new GP...

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Submission to APPG enquiry on demand in primary care - 22 April 2017

We have now submitted our response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Primary Care and Public Health’s inquiry into managing demand in primary care. Our submission focused on the following points: Good and effective care is person-centred; based on the GP registered list and empowered by the shared record...

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Changes to the 2017/19 hospital contract - 22 April 2017

NHS England has accepted a number of changes for the new Standard contract, most notably: Results of investigations requested by hospital clinicians should be communicated by the hospital directly to patients. Hospitals should directly liaise with patients should they miss an outpatient appointment rather than ask GPs to re-refer....

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New locum pension forms for 2017-18 - 22 April 2017

The Employers contribution for the NHS Pension scheme has increased from 14.3% to 14.38% as of 1 April 2017. The NHS Pension Agency is has issued new Locum A and B forms which will reflect this change. They can be downloaded here: Form A Form B

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards deaths - automatic coroner referrals end - 04 April 2017

From Monday 3 April 2017, it is no longer necessary to refer all patients who die while subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to the coroner. Previously patients who died subject to DoLS were regarded as dying while in state detention, triggering an automatic requirement...

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Practice managers - is your appraisal useful? Do you feel valued? - 23 March 2017

Practice managers have been recognised in the General Practice Forward View and NHS England have funded a new project to train practice managers to be appraisers. Londonwide LMCs is pleased to announce that seven practice managers have now received this training and we are looking for a number of practice...

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Budget 2017 - 22 March 2017

Rt Hon Theresa May MP’s first and final Spring 2017 Budget as PM was delivered on Wednesday 8 March. Future Budget statements will be delivered in the Autumn to allow companies and individuals to prepare for the end of the tax year. The Chancellor Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP announced...

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GP State of Emergency update March 2017 - 22 March 2017

Our GP State of Emergency campaign is almost a year old and continues to go from strength-to-strength, with the website just passing 10,000 downloads of template letters, posters and guidance documents. The guidance for dealing with DNAs is the most popular asset (893 downloads) and the suggested letter to schools...

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Guest blog – Child safeguarding reports – where does your practice stand with local authorities? - 22 March 2017

With resources squeezed many practices are looking to make sure all the services they provide are properly funded. A number of practices have asked about child safeguarding reports, Vicky Ferlia our Director of GP Support Services, explains what all parties’ obligations are and how they...

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Unresourced and unfunded work - 22 March 2017

Our November 2016 workforce survey showed significant demand for work outside of core contract being put on responding practices. Of the 12 types of work not covered by core that we asked practices about, the top three that respondents said they received most requests for...

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Impact of IR35 changes on practices : New Guidance - 22 March 2017

The IR35 has been introduced as an anti-tax avoidance mechanism and applies to those organisations defined as a ‘public authority’ under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For NHS purposes this includes NHS England, CCGs, NHS Trusts and also GP practices providing GMS and PMS...

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Winter Indemnity Scheme extended to cover Easter weekend 2017 - 20 March 2017

NHS England’s Winter Indemnity Scheme has been extended to run until 17 April 2017, a month longer than originally intended. The extension has been introduced with a particular view to covering practices providing extended-hours access over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Eligible practices will be...

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Premises fact sheet - service charges for CHP and NHS Property Services tenants - 17 March 2017

We are aware that some practices are experiencing substantial increases in premises service charges and difficulties in understanding their invoices.  We have produced a fact sheet to support you; we meet regularly with NHS England London, Community Health Partnerships (CHP and NHS Property Services (NHSPS) to raise your concerns about...

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GPC election results 2017 - 16 March 2017

Dr Michelle Drage has been re-elected to the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee, Dr Pamela Martin from Lewisham has also been elected. Their specific constituencies are: Dr Michelle Drage representing Hillingdon, Brent, Harrow, Ealing, Hammersmith and Houslow. Dr Pamela Martin representing Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth, Bexley, Greenwich, and Bromley. Outside of...

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NHSPS debt recovery letters error - 09 March 2017

The British Medical Association (BMA) have notified us that they have been in discussion with NHS Property Services (NHSPS) over ongoing issues with the approach NHSPS has with practices. However, Shared Business Services (SBS) (on behalf of NHSPS) have still sent debt recovery letters by...

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February 2017 newsletter - 23 February 2017

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