Help us respond to the Health and Social Care Select Committee enquiry into ‘The Future of General Practice’ - 21 January 2022

We will be responding to this new inquiry as on behalf of London general practice and would welcome your views. We will highlight London GP teams’ commitment to patient access, timely care, and the need for practices and teams to be enabled and resourced to...

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Managing a remote team module - applications now open - 19 January 2022

Runs: online, with a taught day on 4 February 2022 Costs: £325 + VAT This module is suitable for anyone working in a position of management or leadership where members of their team are working remotely. Professionally accredited by the RCGP and the CPD Standards Office, this module uses a...

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General practice issues in Parliament - 19 January 2022

In December, the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee published their report on clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic. Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in August 2021, quoted in the report, suggested growth in waiting lists was smaller than would be expected. This...

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PANORAMIC study - 19 January 2022

Dr David Mummery is a member of Hammersmith and Fulham LMC and Clinical Speciality Lead for Primary Care, North West London Clinical Research Network. He writes here about why practice participation in the PANORAMIC study is important. PANORAMIC stands for: The Platform Adaptive Trial of Novel antiviRals for eArly treatment...

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Online and video consultation data collection - 19 January 2022

A data provision notice (DPN) for a data collection on Online and Video Consultation in General Practices  was issued to general practices in England on 10 January 2022. NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect and analyse data in connection with online and video consultations in general practice....

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December 2021 workforce survey results - 19 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to complete our December 2021 workforce survey at time when practice teams were so overstretched. We had 327 responses from 277 individual member practices, of Londonwide LMCs’ 1,152 member practices that were invited to participate in the research, this represents a response rate of 24%....

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Fuller report response - 19 January 2022

Professor Claire Fuller is leading a wide-ranging national stocktake of how best primary care can be supported within the emergent Integrated Care Systems (ICS). The focus of the work will be on the practical next steps ICS can take as they assume a statutory footing from April 2022. The key lines of...

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Application for a firearm and/or shotgun certificate, or registration as a firearms dealer (RFD) - 19 January 2022

Since December 2021 a new national firearms licensing process has replaced the process locally agreed between LMCs and the Metropolitan Police in London. GPs who do not wish to participate in the firearms licensing process are still obliged to outline to patients how they can get another doctor to complete the GP...

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Tips of the month January 2022 - 19 January 2022

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.   💡 The @LondonAssembly are looking for help from those in contact with...

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Annual General Meeting for Londonwide LMCs and Londonwide Enterprise Ltd - 07 January 2022

The Annual General Meeting for Londonwide LMCs and Londonwide Enterprise Ltd will be held on Thursday 20 January 2022 between 2:00pm and 3.15pm.  The AGM is a chance to meet the Board of Directors and hear about progress in the last year and plans for the year ahead, details of...

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Dr Michelle Drage’s Christmas and New Year message - 16 December 2021

Thank you for simply still being here after the year you and all London general practices have had. With relentless pressure coming from clinically necessary activity, and the equally relentless weight of needless political choices, it’s easy to lose sight of what you have accomplished over the last 12 months,...

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Tips of the month December 2021 - 16 December 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.   We offer support to London GPs in a number of ways, including free...

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MP engagement and government consultations - 16 December 2021

During late November and December 2021 representatives from Londonwide LMCs have continued to meet with MPs, councillors and the police to raise issues affecting practices. We have also submitted evidence on the challenges facing London’s practices to Parliament and are considering responses to further consultations. Health and Social Care Select...

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PCSE updates on contact details and pooled lists - 16 December 2021

Correct contact details Practices can improve communications with PCSE by ensuring that they have the most up to date practice contact details, including: The main practice contact All user administrators The designated Performers List approver The designated GP Payments & Pensions (GPPP) approver These may be the same...

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Guidance updates December 2021 - 16 December 2021

The most important pieces of guidance released for general practice since our last newsletter are: Regulatory approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 and Regulatory approval of Spikevax (formerly COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna) (MHRA guidance), 15 minute observation period temporarily suspended, updated 14.12.2021. Preparing the NHS for the...

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Registering overseas vaccinations at vaccination sites - 16 December 2021

On 9 December the Government updated guidance advising patients who wish to add an overseas Covid-19 vaccination to their NHS record to do so by booking a specific type of appointment at a vaccination centre. This is only applicable to vaccinations received abroad that are also approved for use in...

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