Covid-19 antiviral pilots - 16 December 2021

The government announced this month that thousands of the UK’s most vulnerable people will be among the first in the world to access a new antiviral treatment for Covid-19, Molnupiravir. This will take the form of pilot prescribing antivirals to vulnerable people who have caught Covid-19 and a study combining...

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Latest LMC workforce survey - please complete our short survey by Friday 17 December 2021 - 15 December 2021

We have extended the closing date of our workforce survey to 17:00 on Friday 17 December, in recognition of the substantial time pressures on practices. Please do still take 10 minutes to complete it if a representative of your practice has yet to do so. GP partners and practice managers...

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The M Word issue 5 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

  Here's the latest update on what has and what has not been going on over the last few weeks, and what is likely to happen over the Autumn. I will cover: Pathfinder Clinical Commissioning Groups (pCCGs) – previously...

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The M Word issue 1 - 13 December 2021

Dr Michelle Drage's personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms. This is the first in my personal series of briefings which will provide commentary and updates on key issues facing you and your practice as some of the NHS reforms kick in ahead of the Health Bill completing its passage...

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The M Word issue 6 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

I have 3 updates for you:   The Health and Social Care Bill, 1 year on GP Primary Medical Services contracts

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The M Word issue 2 - Dr Michelle Drage's personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

In issue 1 I set out to make some sense of the language and jargon of the new NHS world and give you some not-so-subliminal messages about what we want to see happen and not happen from GP Commissioning. Now, almost two weeks later, much to my own surprise,...

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The M Word issue 3 - Dr Michelle Drage's briefing on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

I thought I’d share three of my more serious thoughts to do with Providing General Practice and NOT commissioning (mostly!)   The new transitional management landscape in London Our main job is Providing General Practice – enable us to get on and do it properly! Asserting our professionalism ...

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The M Word issue 4 - Dr Drage's briefing on the NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

The Day After...   The Politics The Real World Michelle’s 3 step guide (definitely not a toolkit) to QIPP and GRIP   Dr Michelle Drage FRCGPCEO Londonwide LMCs   1.    The Politics   So the listening exercise is over, the Field Future Forum (FFF) has reported, the...

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The M Word Issue 7 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

  Through the fog    I felt it timely to send a beam of light out into the fog and try to illumine the way ahead for general practice.    Big breath, here goes:   And in June 2010 all was rosy in the London GP Garden of Eden. Everyone...

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The M Word Issue 8 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

I know in General Practice we’re all supposed...

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The M Word - Issue 9 - 13 December 2021

Dear Colleague, Just before the second year of NHS ‘transition‘ draws to a close we are beginning to see how it will all fit together in London. There will be 3 interlocking strands in the new order: The new NHS...

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The M Word - Issue 10 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 13 December 2021

Dear Colleague  Another April, Another New NHS  But this time it’s huge, so please see below for some sanity which I have drawn up from the perspective of practices as providers of General Practice.

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M word - Issue 11 - Measles - MMR Catch up Campaign - 13 December 2021

Dear Colleague Measles - MMR Catch up Campaign As you cannot have missed, The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has announced a national MMR catch up campaign, centred around GPs and practices, for 10-16 year olds. This is what is happening:...

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M word - Issue 12 - Measles - MMR catch up scheme UPDATE - 13 December 2021

Dear Colleague Measles - MMR catch up scheme UPDATE   Here is an update based on current information and your responses to my message yesterday, for which we are very grateful. ...

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M word - Issue 13 - MMR catch up Programme update - 30 April 2013 - 13 December 2021

  Dear Colleague Measles - MMR Catch up Programme UPDATE - 30 April 2013 It has now been announced that there will be an MMR vaccination catch-up programme in England. Please look at this letter from NHS England outlining the main...

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M word - Issue 14 - MMR catch up Programme update - 8 May 2013 - 13 December 2021

Dear Colleague,Measles - MMR Catch up Programme UPDATEThank you for all your questions. Here are a few more answers from our GP and practice support team along with some new information covering the following items: 1....

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M word - Issue 15 - 13 December 2021

Dear colleague, As we knuckle down after another week of media onslaught, I  have 3 topics to cover: 1. A brief MMR update2. The latest ideas emanating from the Secretary of State

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M word - Issue 16 - Securing the Future of General Practice in London - 13 December 2021

Dear colleagues, Londonwide LMCs’ General Practice Cares campaign – Securing the Future of General Practice in London I want to bring you up to speed with proactive work we have been doing over the summer on behalf of you, your practice and your patients. As you...

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M Word - Issue 23 - November 2015 now available - 13 December 2021

17 November 2015 This week will see the arrival of winter with its crisp blue skies and the hope of snowy white flakes falling on Christmas day. And no doubt...

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M Word - Issue 24 - November 2015 now available - 13 December 2021

20 November 2015 Following my message earlier this week, I want to update you further on events over the last 2 days. Yesterday saw an unprecedented 99% of junior...

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