Conference of England LMCs 2019 - resolutions passed - 09 December 2019

On 22 November LMC representatives from across England met for the annual Conference of England Local Medical Committees. Three motions were proposed by London LMCs, the full list of motions proposed and carried can be viewed here and the webcast of the day here. The London motions were: 18. That...

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Tips of the month November 2019 - 20 November 2019

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.   Not sure what you're required to report to CNSGP or who to approach...

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Discriminatory language and behaviour in the workplace - 19 November 2019

At the end of October an ITV news interview provoked a lot of debate, after a surgeon of South Asian heritage revealed a patient had asked for a white doctor to perform a procedure instead of him. Mr Radhakrishna Shanbhag said he would have left the NHS if it...

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Pre-election period 2019 - 19 November 2019

What is “Purdah”? ‘Purdah’ or ‘the pre-election period’ refers to the weeks preceding a general election when specific restrictions apply principally around the activity of those working in central and local government. Its purpose is to prevent announcements and activities by public bodies which could influence or be seen to...

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CNSGP – What is in, what is out and who do I approach for help? - 19 November 2019

The Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) was introduced on 1 April 2019 and provides comprehensive indemnity for clinical negligence liabilities arising in NHS general practice in relation to incidents that occur on or after 1 April 2019.  What do I need to...

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Hospitals discharging patients after missed appointments - 19 November 2019

Recent media reports have revealed large numbers of patients being discharged form hospital after a missed appointment, contrary to the NHS Standard Contract.  We all know that general practice is under unprecedented workload pressures and it is not appropriate for practices to incur the...

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Conference of England LMCs - 22 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

The Conference of England LMCs is on Friday 22 November. A full list of motions to be debated can be read here. Three motions are being proposed by LMCs from withing the Londonwide group: 18. Agenda committee to be proposed by City and Hackney: That conference recognises the workload...

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Latest LMC workforce survey - please complete our short survey by Wednesday 11 December 2019 - 15 November 2019

Thank you in advance for making space in your busy day to complete our short survey on practice workforce issues which will help us to 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....

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Registering for Central Alerting System (CAS) alerts - 31 October 2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Central Alerting System (CAS) is the national system for issuing patient safety alerts, important public health messages and other safety critical information to all providers, including GP practices. Since 1 October 2019, the MHRA have sent...

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Brexit update - October 2019 - 23 October 2019

On 8 October Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, released a statement on his department’s preparations for a ‘no-deal’ exit from the European Union. It provides some high-level details of supply chain plans, but no specific actions for general practice. At the end of...

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Physician – look after yourself - 23 October 2019

Following World Mental Health day earlier this month, Dr Richard Stacey from our GP support team looks at how clinicians can take better care of their own mental health. 10 October 2019 marked the World Mental Health Day, this year’s theme being suicide prevention – any initiatives that raise...

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Winter planning guidance 2019 - 23 October 2019

The winter months can present many challenges for GPs and practice teams from flu epidemics to breach notices. Use our updated planning guidance to get you through the winter.

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Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form (DMHEF) - 23 October 2019

It will now be a contractual requirement for GPs to complete a Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form (DMHEF), for patients who have a mental health condition. GPs in England can no longer charge a fee for completing the DMHEF.  Patients are encouraged to self-certify...

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Tips of the month October 2019 - 22 October 2019

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.   Check whether the activity you are undertaking is covered by CNSGP with

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New London health plans - 22 October 2019

Our Vision for London Sir David Sloman has set out a shared vision for health in London with Sadiq Khan, the Mayor. Sir David took up his post as London Regional Director of NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) in the spring this year, Our Vision for London details his priorities...

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