LMC elections 2021 – nominations now open - 28 April 2021

Nominations for the 2021 LMC elections are now open. Only LMCs represent every GP practice in their area and every person working within each one. Standing for your LMC means giving a voice to your colleagues and personally developing new skills, as our Board members explain in this brief...

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Covid vaccination guidance – April 2021 - 28 April 2021

New guidance issued over the last month largely relates to changes in advice around the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and licensing of the Moderna vaccine. AstraZeneca Lots of guidance relating to the AstraZeneca vaccine has been issued or updated in April, following concerns about the risk of blood clots...

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Provider selection consultation response - 28 April 2021

Londonwide LMCs recently responded to the NHS England consultation on changes to the procurement regime as set out in the recently published White Paper, including the circumstances under which ICS can extend, amend or cancel existing contracts, appoint new providers, or begin a “test the market” procurement. The consultation “NHS...

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2021/22 Flu vaccinations for 50-64 year olds - 28 April 2021

NHS England has confirmed that 50-64 year olds will receive NHS flu vaccinations in winter 2021. Practices are responsible for ordering their own flu vaccine stock for this group for the 2021/22 flu campaign, and are advised to buy sufficient volumes of stock to vaccinate at least the same proportion...

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International Nurses Day 2021 - 28 April 2021

Ahead of International Nurses Day on 12 May, we are looking to gather some examples of the experiences of nurses working in general practice over the course of the pandemic. We are looking for written content and we would include your name and the area of London you practice in. The plan...

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Tips of the Month April 2021 - 27 April 2021

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.   Remember, from June many of the services practices use to manage GP pensions...

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Contract changes 2021/22 - 27 April 2021

New contractual changes took effect at the start of this month, for two areas Londonwide LMCs has produced our own guidance to help practices with practically implementing new requirements, we have also collated the NHS England guidance that is available. Londonwide LMCs’ guidance: GP Contract 2021/22 - changes...

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LMC elections 2021 - nominations now open - 26 April 2021

Nominations for the 2021 LMC elections are now open.  Only LMCs represent every GP practice in their area and every person working within each one. Standing for your LMC is a great way to expand your knowledge and skills, while giving a voice to your colleagues in frontline general practice....

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Online coaching and mentoring and resilience and staff wellbeing workshops for practice managers - June 2021 - 23 April 2021

Fully funded online workshops on coaching and mentoring and resilience and staff wellbeing As part of our Practice Manager Development project, we are offering fully funded places on a number of remote workshops to those working in a position of management or leadership within general practice. Coaching and mentoring Date:...

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We are recruiting - Director of Primary Care vacancy at Londonwide LMCs - 23 April 2021

Help us give London’s GPs a voice so they can deliver high quality healthcare. Londonwide LMCs brings together 27 borough LMCs under one umbrella. Local Medical Committees are the independent voice of all GPs, practice team members and their PCNs in each area, with a role set out in statute....

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Stakeholder engagement - Spring 2021 - 24 March 2021

Opinion former engagement We continue to work with opinion formers to highlight the work of London’s general practice teams, and to elicit support from key stakeholders for unambiguous communication to the public by our national leaders. We think it is critical that patients and communities have a clear understanding and...

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Tips of the month March 2021 - 24 March 2021

We provide monthly 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.   The patient group directions have been updated for both #Covid vaccines currently...

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2021 is an election year, stand for your LMC - 24 March 2021

This year all the seats on our 27 LMCs are up for election, with nominations opening on 26 April and closing on 28 May. During the week of 26 April all GPs working in the Londonwide LMCs area should receive a nomination email and letter from Civica Election Services, who...

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GP Forward View five years on - 24 March 2021

The GP Forward View (GPFV) launched on 21 April 2016, with several commitments and aims for improving general practice and the care provided to patients. On 28 April, Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, our Deputy CEO, wrote an article for Pulse looking at the GPFV five years on. Some of these...

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Stress Awareness Month 2021 - 24 March 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month and a timely point to reflect on the challenges faced by general practice over the course of the last year. The Coronavirus pandemic has been a very stressful time for everyone, particularly for healthcare professionals working under strenuous, ever-changing conditions, while striving to provide the best care for...

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Covid-19 vaccination programme guidance round-up, March 2021 - 23 March 2021

Since our last newsletter there have been a number of new or updated pieces of guidance that are applicable to the GP run parts of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The most significant updates are collected here:   On 19 March NHS England wrote to GPs to say that the...

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Workforce survey results - winter 2020 - 23 March 2021

We had responses from 384 individuals, working in 316 different practices out of the 1,100 member practices surveyed between 24 November to 16 December 2020. This represents a response rate of 29% of practices surveyed or 27% of the total 1,166 practices represented by Londonwide LMCs. A third of responding...

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Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy outreach - 23 March 2021

Londonwide LMCs and London general practice are supporting Public Health England (PHE) London’s “speaker bureau” initiative, connecting speakers with good general clinical and Covid-19 vaccine knowledge with community events. This involves GPs and other general practice clinicians acting as surrogates for PHE at local and pan-London public meetings to address...

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