New guide to the Covid Vaccination Enhanced Service (ES) - 25 November 2020

New guidance for London practices and PCNs on the Covid Vaccination Enhanced Service (ES) is now available on our new purpose-built microsite. As new information is made available we will update our guidance, and we will continue to escalate queries from practices at a local and national level. Please get...

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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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Send us your picture for our latest social media campaign - 25 November 2020

This winter we will be running a social media campaign to highlight that general practice staff are people just like everyone else and patients should consider this before taking out any frustrations on them. Just because someone is now a face behind a mask does not make them any less...

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Send us your picture for our latest social media campaign - 25 November 2020

This winter we will be running a social media campaign to highlight that general practice staff are people just like everyone else and patients should consider this before taking out any frustrations on them. Just because someone is now a face behind a mask does not make them any less...

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Tips of the Month November 2020 - 25 November 2020

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. We have offically launched our new microsite which has information for London practices about...

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Latest LMC workforce survey - please complete our short survey by Wednesday 9 December 2020 - 24 November 2020

Thank you in advance for making space in your busy day to complete our short survey on practice workforce issues. This will help us gather insight to share with key opinion formers and stakeholders, and to generate stories highlighting the pressures you are under for trade and national publications. Our...

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Helping sessional GPs to match to practices in their area - 24 November 2020

During these difficult times we appreciate that a number of our sessional GPs working in London have found it difficult to find sessions, yet general practice is under extreme workload pressures trying to meet numerous demands. As part of our work supporting sessional GPs, we would like to help colleagues...

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Living Guide and Flu Guide updates November 2020 - 24 November 2020

Since mid-October when we sent out our last newsletter, our Living Guide has been updated a number of times which includes added information on long-term conditions. The following accompanying documents to the Living Guide have been updated in the last month as well: GP management of febrile...

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Motions for Conference of England LMCs 2020 - 20 November 2020

The England Conference of LMCs will take place on Friday 27 November and is being held virtually for the first time. The full agenda is available to view here, motions being put forward by LMCs from the areas covered by Londonwide LMCs are detailed below: 5. Agenda committee to be proposed...

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Londonwide LMCs' GP Professional Support Network - 21 October 2020

Londonwide LMCs' GP Professional Support Network provides a single point of online access to match GPs with the most appropriate form of professional support for them. The...

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NHSmail for all GP roles - 21 October 2020

All GPs are eligible for an NHS email (‘NHSmail’) account, regardless of whether you are a partner, locum or salaried, and it has never been easier to get registered.   NHSmail accounts have been open to locums since March of this year and we encourage everyone eligible to sign-up to get one. During...

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GP Contract changes – Coronavirus provisions extended - 21 October 2020

At the end of September NHS England wrote to practices and commissioners reminding them of the 2020-21 GP Contract changes and announcing announced the extension of some temporary measures introduced as part of the Coronavirus response, specifically: • A suspension of the requirement that practices report to commissioners about the...

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GMC publish new consent guidance - 21 October 2020

The GMC have updated their guidance in relation to consent – the guidance comes into effect on 9 November 2020 and can be accessed at the link below: Guidance on professional standards and ethics for doctors - Decision making and consent The guidance does not introduce any new obligations,...

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Health Select Committee pandemic report - 21 October 2020

Amongst other things,Parliament’s Health and Social Care Select Committee called for improvements in referral handling at the primary/secondary care interface, better staff testing (including for GPs and staff) and quoted evidence highlighting: Problems with information flow between primary and secondary care. Difficulties in GPs getting investigations booked/ tests conducted....

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