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QOF payments thrown into chaos as NHS England apologises for major calculation error - 15 April 2014

GP practices across England have been hit with incorrect estimates of their QOF payments for 2013/14 after a calculation error in CQRS meant thousands of pounds were missing from their payments. Londonwide LMCs medical director Dr Tony Grewal said the mistake was a ‘total disaster’ and that NHS England...

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“We need more time, we need more GPs, ten minutes is not enough” - Londonwide LMCs’ CEO on £50 million Challenge Fund - 14 April 2014

“We need more time, we need more GPs, ten minutes is not enough” - Londonwide LMCs respond to Prime Minister’s £50 million Challenge Fund for General Practice Londonwide LMCs’ CEO Dr Michelle Drage appeared on Sky News on 13 April to react to the announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron...

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Exclusive: GPs condemn MPIG inaction - 28 March 2014

GP report that doctors are unhappy at the lack of action by NHS England to protect practices from MPIG cuts. Sixty-five practices in London face losses of more than £2 per patient, said Londonwide LMCs medical director Dr Tony Grewal. He said the area team was looking at...

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GPs 'haven't received' 210-page contracts despite 31 March deadline - 27 March 2014

This story explains that CCGs have forgotten to send out lengthy 210 page contracts leaving GPs with little time to fill them in.   Londonwide LMCs medical director Dr Tony Grewal said that North West London Commissioning Support Unit have given GPs a two-month extension. The...

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Exclusive: Legal issues over QOF data threaten huge workload burden - 18 March 2014

legal issues caused by the NHS reforms are preventing commissioners from sharing vital data with practices. Londonwide LMCs’ medical director Dr Tony Grewal said that meant ‘significant additional work’ for many practices. Dr Grewal said NHS England had ‘told practices they will have to find these data for themselves before...

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Londonwide LMCs in the news - 17 March 2014

Dr Tony Grewal, Medical Director at Londonwide LMCs, recently gave his six top tips for hanging on to your LES income next year to Pulse magazine. Tony advocates building a relationship with your local authorities and public health departments as well as setting up an interim agreement.

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Feature – Securing the future of General Practice - 03 March 2014

Practice Business editor Nikki Withers interviews Dr Michelle Drage to chat about what Londonwide LMCs does and the current state of general practice in London. Read the full article on the Practice Business website.

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GP practice could face contract termination for closing early twice over Christmas break - 21 February 2014

Pulse reports that a GP practice faces closure and a breach of contract notice for failing to remain open until the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. A Londonwide LMCs spokesperson said: ‘Londonwide LMCs will be supporting the practice and be part of any negotiations necessary...

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Local authority keeps all public health LESs with local GPs - 20 February 2014

An article regarding Brent Council’s decision to allow GPs to retain all public health enhanced services without them being put out to tender. Dr Tony Grewal, Brent LMC secretary and medical director for Londonwide LMCs, welcomed the decision. He said: ‘The director of public health [in...

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Interview Dr Michelle Drage: Speaking up for frontline GPs - 14 February 2014

Exclusive interview with Dr Michelle Drage conducted by Neil Roberts of GP Magazine. Dr Michelle Drage speaks about GPs on the ground defying the system to come together and work collaboratively. Dr Michelle also speaks of a return to the initiatives of the 1990’s and claims that some cash is...

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GPs face £450m overhaul in PMS and MPIG reforms - 14 February 2014

GP reports that practices are being forced to cut services as £450m is to be redistributed under PMS and MPIG reforms. Londonwide LMCs Medical Director, Dr Tony Grewal comments on the accuracy of a premium figure by saying: ‘The figures are very suspect. Unpicking value for money from...

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GPC to survey GPs amid calls for greater practice collaboration - 13 February 2014

GPC are to launch a survey on collaboration while Londonwide LMC’s leaders have called for GPs to “take control” of the future by facilitating better co-operation. At the launch of Londonwide LMCs’ latest document ‘Meeting the Challenge’, Chief Executive Dr Michelle Drage said ‘commissioners had failed to commision...

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LMC leaders call for longer patient consultations - 12 February 2014

Pulse reported on Londonwide LMCs’ new document “Meeting the Challenge” and lead with the headline that GPs should be given more flexibility to provide the continuity of care including longer consultations with patients. Dr Michelle Drage, in her document foreword, says : ‘We believe that effective and lasting change is...

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Top GPs warn London politicians of crisis - 07 February 2014

A report on a meeting of the London Assembly’s Health Committee attended by Dr Michelle Drage. Dr Clare Gerada told the committee that the NHS was failing patients while Dr Drage said that there needed to be commissioning for General Practice.   Read the full article on the GP...

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£325m PMS funding premium figure unreliable, GPs warn - 06 February 2014

GP leaders have questioned the accuracy of PMS funding data that underpins plans to equalise pay for practices across England Dr Tony Grewal told GP Online that he was not convinced that the £325million was reserved for ‘premium funding’.  Read the full article on the GP Online.

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GPs face contract breach notices over Christmas opening row - 03 February 2014

A leaked e-mail has shown that NHS England staff were allowed to leave at 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve despite issuing breach of contract notices to GP practices who closed early on those days. A Londonwide LMCs’ spokesperson said that they are continuing to support...

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Should GPs fear sharing NHS data? - 17 January 2014

More GP data is being extracted from practices than ever. Graham Clews looks at GPs' concerns. Leaflets began to arrive at every house in the country this month as part of a £2m NHS England campaign to tell people of its plans to extract and share patient data. The government...

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Practices take legal advice over Christmas opening dispute - 07 January 2014

GP practices hit with breach of contract notices after claims that they closed early on Christmas Eve have taken legal advice on how to appeal against the decision. Londonwide LMCs medical director Dr Tony Grewal said eight of the practices hit with the notices plan to contest what...

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GPs to fight Christmas closures breach notices - 06 January 2014

London practices handed breach of contract notices after closing at four o'clock on Christmas Eve will contest the move after it emerged that peers in Manchester were permitted to do the same However, Londonwide LMCs claims that some of the practices in question would have been closed regardless...

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