Changes to insurance cover - 24 February 2021

Practices are advised to check the cover provided under insurance renewals following the recent Covid-19 pandemic. We are aware that some insurers are removing cover for claims arising from pandemic losses from insurance products this year. Large projected losses mean that providers in the reinsurance market, which underpins commercially available...

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Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (CVP) - sharing the learning - 18 February 2021

Londonwide LMCs represents and supports GPs and their practice teams across 27 of London’s boroughs. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic we have been supporting our constituents in a number of ways from the publication of a Living Guide through to the launch of a website exclusively providing guidance...

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GP patient survey 2021 - 02 February 2021

Patients will be receiving their invitations to take part in the annual national survey about their experiences of local NHS services. The survey is sent to over a million people across the UK with the aim of giving patients the opportunity to feedback about their experiences with local NHS services...

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Hesitancy around Covid vaccination - 28 January 2021

A poll carried out by the Royal Society for Public Health in December found that just 57% of respondents from black or ethnic minority backgrounds were likely to accept a Covid-19 vaccine, compared to 79% of white respondents. The poll also found that BAME respondents who were not willing...

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Covid-19 vaccination campaign – January update - 27 January 2021

Since our last newsletter there have been a number of developments with the Covid vaccination campaign, most notably: The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, NHS England’s instruction to prioritise essential services to free capacity for vaccinations and the arrival of vaccine stock into GP-led sites outside of the Wave 1...

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Meeting London MPs - 27 January 2021

This month representatives from Harrow LMC, Camden LMC, Londonwide LMCs staff and local GPs met with Parliamentarians including Bob Blackman MP, Sir Keir Starmer MP and Labour’s health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth MP. Each meeting discussed local matters, as well as national issues such as the Coronavirus response and plans to...

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Paper Lloyd George envelopes to cease for first time NHS registrations - 27 January 2021

Since the start of January 2021 practices no longer receive a new paper Lloyd George envelope for a first time registration such as a baby or new entrants to the NHS. This is part of NHS England’s “Lloyd George envelope digitisation project” which aims to digitise the historic paper patient...

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EMIS update on Covid-19 vaccination notifications - 27 January 2021

EMIS ran a software update on 12 January which means that Covid-19 vaccination data should be automatically filed out in GP patient records. Further information and access to Covid-19 vaccinations resources and an e-learning course are available on EMIS Now.  If you are aware of any problems please send...

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Seasonal Flu Campaign 2020-2021 - 06 January 2021

In view of the risk of co-circulation of seasonal flu and Covid-19 this winter, the 2020/21 national flu campaign will be essential in protecting our vulnerable patients and reducing clinical workload due to flu. The following information is intended as a living guide for the...

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Integrated Care Systems legal structure proposals consultation - 05 January 2021

A new NHS England report seeking views on proposals to create a new legal structure for ICS was published recently, setting out plans to place ICS on a statutory footing and advance the longstanding aim of integrating health and care. Londonwide LMCs has submitted this response to the consultation...

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Mword 78: Brace Brace - 21 December 2020

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Connecting sessional GPs and practices - 15 December 2020

During these difficult times we appreciate that a number of our sessional GPs working in London have found it difficult to find sessions, yet general practice is under extreme workload pressures trying to meet numerous demands. As part of our work supporting sessional GPs, we would like to help colleagues...

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December 2020 workforce survey – thank you for responding - 15 December 2020

Our latest workforce survey officially closed on Monday 14 December, thank you to those who took the time to provide us with this valuable information, particularly at the moment when everyone working in practices is so stretched. We had almost 400 individual responses, representing nearly a third of the practices, and we will now analyse...

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New Covid-19 vaccination ES guidance - 14 December 2020

In the first two weeks of December 2020, we published three new documents to support practices who have signed-up to deliver the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Enhanced Service (ES). Medicolegal matters relating to the administration of the Covid-19 vaccination. Coronavirus vaccination programme (CVP) collaboration agreement guidance and accompanying amendable template....

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