Mword Issue 84 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest update for GPs and practice teams - 13 December 2021

28 June 2021 Dear ColleagueOne topic has...

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Mword Issue 85 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest update for GPs and practice teams - 13 December 2021

12 July 2021 Dear Colleague,Terminus...

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Mword Issue 86 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest update for GPs and practice teams - 13 December 2021

9 September 2021 Dear Colleague,Mad Hatters and...

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Mword Issue 89 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest update for GPs and practice teams - 13 December 2021

  18 October 2021 Dear Colleague,We do have allies. On...

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Update: NHS England advise gradual return to normal Becton Dickinson container stock - 10 December 2021

On 29 November NHS England issued its latest update on the Becton Dickinson blood test container supply problem. Previously, NHS England advised that Becton Dickinson containers should only be ordered "little and often", with the aim of practices holding no more than one week's stock at any time. This...

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Wellbeing Matters - new support for practice staff from MIAB - 09 December 2021

A recent survey found that 88% of practices said that the pandemic has affected the physical and mental wellbeing of their staff. Whilst the survey cited workload and funding as major issues in primary care, it found that general practice staff were significantly affected, experiencing burnout, stress, anxiety, and financial...

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Conference of England LMCs 2021 - 09 December 2021

The Conference took place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November, a list of the motions debated and the parts that were carried is available here. There were a number of spoken contributions from our representatives, including the below. Dr Michelle Drage Michelle Drage spoke...

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Covid-19 guidance update – November 2021 - 07 December 2021

This page collates new guidance and existing guidance that has been updated since our last newsletter on 20 October. Covid-19 response guidance Revised UK infection prevention and control guidance, published 24.11.2021 EU DCC (European Union Digital Covid Certificate), published 2.11.2021. Winter preparedness in the NHS, published...

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Tips of the Month November 2021 - 25 November 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 our newsletter.   The Green Book section on Covid-19 vaccinations was updated last week to reflect recent...

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Consultation responses - 25 November 2021

In the last month Londonwide LMCs has responded to two Government consultations on behalf of our constituent practices. Data access consultation In November we responded to the “Data A New Direction” consultation, which is primarily focussed on whether changes should be made to data protection legislation to make research easier....

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Supporting patients from migrant communities - 25 November 2021

Dr Hannah Theodorou, Londonwide LMCs Medical Director for North West London and Board Member of Doctors of the World writes about GPs’ obligations and best practice when registering and caring for migrant patients. Supporting patients from migrant communities can be incredibly rewarding but also comes with challenges, especially as the...

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New GPC England Chair - 25 November 2021

Last week Dr Farah Jameel was elected Chair of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee England. Farah is a GP in Camden and Joint-Chair of the LMC for the area, she has been on the GPC Executive team for the last four years and held numerous other representative roles spanning more...

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Engagement to counter abuse of practice staff - 25 November 2021

Our work to raise awareness of the abuse practices are receiving, counter misinformation and seek practical support are continuing. The information provided in response to our recent survey on abuse has helped with this, alongside figures from our regular workforce, the latest round of which is in practice inboxes now....

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New Integrated Care Board CEOs - 23 November 2021

The five chief executive roles for London’s Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) have been appointed. They are: North West London: Rob Hurd, current North Central London ICS Joint Executive lead. North Central London: Frances O'Callaghan, current North Central London ICS Joint Executive lead. North East London: Zina Etheridge, current Haringey Council...

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Update: GP earnings declarations delayed until at least next Spring - 22 November 2021

Last week we were informed by the General Practitioners Committee England (GPC England) of the BMA that they had further discussions with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) about their serious concerns regarding the GP pay declarations issue. DHSC have now confirmed that they will delay both the...

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