Calling all general practice managers, business managers, HR managers, finance managers, operational managers, managing partners and site managers - 24 September 2020

As part of our Practice Manager Development project, we are able to offer you an opportunity to take-up a fully funded place on our General Practice Management Training Programme, which normally costs £1,198 (including VAT). Places are available for a...

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Appraisal resumes and GMC to consider Coronavirus impact during investigations - 23 September 2020

NHS England has instructed GPs to resume the appraisal process from 1 October, although this will be in a form which is intended to reduce the amount of paperwork involved, as an acknowledgement of clinical commitments stemming from the Coronavirus epidemic. NHS England letter to responsible officers and...

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Coronavirus protection for London general practice - 23 September 2020

As the only truly independent voice for London general practice, Londonwide LMCs continues to provide constructive challenge on behalf of GPs, nurses and the whole team in each and every practice in the area that we cover. The safety of everyone working in London practices and their ability to keep...

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London level Coronavirus response - 23 September 2020

We continue to provide an active voice for London general practice, working with the Mayor’s Office, London Assembly and London Councils to raise awareness of the needs of GP practices and the communities they care for. Particularly in light of the Capital’s response to Coronavirus. London Recovery Board Earlier this...

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NHS England guidance August and September 2020 - 23 September 2020

In the last four weeks a number of guidance documents have been issued by NHS England, we have collated them here for ease of reference:  GMS contract changes 2020/21 (7/9/20) Letter introducing QOF changes 2020/21 (4/9/20) QOF changes 2020/21 (4/9/20) PCN contract specification - entitlements...

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Important action: LMC advice re general practice workforce data report September 2020 - 23 September 2020

It is important that practices submit comprehensive workforce returns by the submission date of 30 September. It is crucial that workforce returns are as comprehensive as possible. Please include the use of all variations of sessional GPs. Doing so may go some way to addressing inaccuracies and misconceptions regarding general...

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Tips of the month September 2020 - 23 September 2020

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.   If you're a sessional GP and have yet to read @Krishanx's latest pension blog,...

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LMC and Board changes - 23 September 2020

Dr Dami Adedayo is stepping down as Londonwide LMCs’ Treasurer, Board Member and as chair of Barnet LMC. We would like to thank Dami for her service to practitioners, her LMC, and the organisation. Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, said: “It’s been a pleasure working with Dami – who...

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GP cancer care social media campaign - 23 September 2020

Throughout October we are launching social media videos showcasing the value of cancer care in general practice and showing how practices have been open and seeing patients throughout the pandemic. Thank you to the cancer specialist GPs who have contributed their time to this. Keep an eye on our Twitter and 

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Response to DHSC Coronavirus vaccine regulation consultation - 22 September 2020

We have submitted the following organisational response to the Distributing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and flu consultation run by the Department of Health and Social Care. 1. Temporary authorisation of the supply of unlicensed products Noting that under normal circumstances vaccines and medications would need to undergo the requisite licensing...

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NHS Test and Trace app QR codes - 22 September 2020

The NHS Test and Trace app launches on 24 September. Part of the system involves businesses displaying QR codes which can be read by the app, so users can easily allow the system to record themselves entering a business’ premises. If practices want to apply for and display a QR code they...

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Digital first and APMS contracts - 17 September 2020

During summer 2020 there have been discussions about the possibility of creating new APMS contracts in areas deemed to be ‘under-doctored’ by NHS England and local commissioners. This follows on from a process started in 2018 in which NHS England began looking at the the role of digital first providers...

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Seasonal Flu Campaign 2020-2021 - 07 September 2020

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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Tips of the month August 2020 - 19 August 2020

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.   Practices may need to identify and contact children and young people who are...

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Summary for General Practices - Sir Simon Stevens’ Phase 3 NHS Response Covid-19 Letter (31 July 2020) - 19 August 2020

The letter is written to CEOs of trusts and foundation trusts, CCG accountable officers, GP practices and PCNs, community health providers and NHS 111. It sets out the ‘third phase’ of the Covid-19 response and NHS England’s priorities for the rest of this financial year (2020/21). It builds on...

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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) phase 4 roll out - 18 August 2020

Phase 4 of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) will be enabled automatically for all TPP SystmOne and EMIS Web practices that use EPS (including dispensing practices) from 7 September 2020. Phase 4 allows prescriptions for patients without an EPS nomination to be signed, sent and processed electronically, making EPS the...

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Accessibility requirements for your website – deadline 23 September 2020 - 18 August 2020

All practices have a legal duty to make sure their websites meet accessibility requirements by 23 September 2020. The accessibility regulations aim to ensure online public services are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. According to government guidance there are four main steps that you need...

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