NHS letter to help people without an NHS number access the Covid-19 vaccine and register with a GP - 23 July 2021

On 23 July 2021 NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England issued a useful letter which advises people without an NHS number, including people who are migrants, how to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The letter also advises how register at a GP practice. You can download the letter...

Read more »


LMC elections - voting closing on 27 July - 21 July 2021

Elections are taking place for LMCs in Bexley, Ealing, Greenwich, Merton and Redbridge this year. If you are a GP working in one of these LMC areas please ensure you vote by 12:00pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021. It has never been as important to make your voice heard and...

Read more »


Access for undocumented patients - 21 July 2021

Londonwide LMCs and London’s individual LMCs continue to share information about enabling patients to register for general medical services with GP practices and for Covid-19 vaccinations, regardless of immigration status or whether they are able to provide proof of address or ID. Access to services should be in line with...

Read more »


Londonwide LMCs summary briefing: Health and Care Bill 2021 - 21 July 2021

Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all. Full draft text of the Bill. Timing The Health and Care Bill received its first reading on 6 July 2021. Measures enabled by the Bill are scheduled for implementation by April 2022. Next steps The Bill received its Second...

Read more »


NHS 73rd anniversary video - 20 July 2021

The health service has accomplished a lot, especially in the past year. We have made this video to recognise the momentous efforts made by GPs, practice staff and others working on the frontline.

Read more »


Tips of the Month July 2021 - 20 July 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've produced a poster to help practices remind patients that masks are still required...

Read more »


GP Data for Planning and Research suspended until tests met - 20 July 2021

On 19 July NHS Digital announced it is setting three tests for the data collection associated with the GP Data for Planning and Research project (GPDfPR).These tests are: The ability for patients to opt-out or -in to sharing their GP-held data with NHS Digital, with data being deleted even...

Read more »


Reminder: Londonwide LMCs mask wearing poster for practices - 19 July 2021

Reminder: Londonwide LMCs mask wearing poster for practices Practices can download and print off our mask reminder poster in colour or black and white. The simple and accessible design reflects...

Read more »


Face covering requirements in practices - 16 July 2021

NHS England confirmed on 15 July 2021 that Public Health England’s infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance still applies to patient-facing healthcare settings, ahead of the law around mask wearing coming to an end on Monday. From a practical point of view this means practice staff can rely on mask...

Read more »


Covid-19 response update - 16 July 2021

In the last two weeks guidance has been issued on core services and the vaccination enhanced service. NHS England letter of 19 July This letter sets out changes for general practice including: The Covid-19 standard operating procedure is now withdrawn, but practices are expected to continue with aspects...

Read more »


Solicitors’ letters regarding ‘mask discrimination’ - 12 July 2021

We are aware that practices are being contacted by solicitors’ firms seeking damages for patients for “discrimination in relation to mask wearing and access to care”. The following advice may be helpful for practices in order to identify the reasonableness of such claims: Check the solicitor/firm is real using...

Read more »


UPDATE: Appointment mapping exercise deadline extended to 31 July 2021 - 30 June 2021

We have just learned that NHS England have extended the standardised GP appointment categories mapping exercise deadline until 31 July. This also means the first payments to PCNs move from 30 September to 31 October. The NHS England communication explaining this can be viewed here, our guidance remains current...

Read more »


Mword Issue 84 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest update for GPs and practice teams - 28 June 2021

28 June 2021 Dear ColleagueOne topic has...

Read more »


EasyJet asking for doctor’s letters for face mask exemptions - 23 June 2021

We are aware that EasyJet are asking passengers who believe themselves to be exempt from wearing face masks on public transport, are to bring a signed doctor’s letter or medical certificate. The airline’s guidance can be viewed here. There is no legal requirement for anybody to provide medical evidence...

Read more »


Londonwide LMCs 2021 election nominations complete - 23 June 2021

Thank you to all those GPs who nominated themselves to stand for their LMC. All constituent GPs should soon receive details of whether their constituency is going to ballot or if the nominees are elected to the LMC unopposed. The latter will occur in cases where the nominees are equal...

Read more »


Summer 2021 workforce survey closes on 24 June - 23 June 2021

With pandemic capacity issues placing such great strain on London general practice it is more important than ever for us to have broad and up-to-date evidence on the state of the workforce. Our latest workforce survey closes at midnight tomorrow, so if you are a GP partner or practice manager...

Read more »


Thank you to Julie Sharman and Jane Betts - 23 June 2021

This month we are saying farewell to Mrs Jane Betts, our valued Director of Primary Care Strategy for North Central, North West and South West London. Jane, a health visitor by training, joined Londonwide LMCs from the NHS in 2010, where...

Read more »


Tips of the Month June 2021 - 23 June 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.   Airlines and other travel operators should not be asking for GP letters for...

Read more »


1 2 3 4 5 next