Londonwide LMCs' Buying Group - flu vaccine offer - 03 November 2021

The Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group offers discounted rates on flu vaccines via our buying group supplier MidMeds. Member practices should call Mylan (0800 358 7468), or Seqirus (08457 451 500), who have asked practices to call them for the best price based on volume, and mention the Londonwide LMCs’ Buying...

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Mword Issue 88 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest update for GPs and practice teams - 21 October 2021

15 October 2021 Dear Colleague,Staying Present.If you have had a...

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Abuse of practice staff – October 2021 update - 20 October 2021

Our work pushing back against abuse of practice staff continues to be our highest priority. We will soon be meeting with representatives of the Met Police following our letter to them last month and have spoken with several MPs and local authority representatives in response to our letters to...

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Next workforce survey due November 2021 - 20 October 2021

Our latest workforce survey will be arriving with practices via email next month, this is the 12th such survey we have had conducted via polling company ComRes. The data gathered from previous workforce surveys has been used in a number of ways to support our work advocating for you, including: ...

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World Mental Health Day 2021 - 20 October 2021

For World Mental Health Day we recorded the advice of LMC Chair Emma Rowley-Conwy on how she has managed workplace stress through the pandemic.   For #WorldMentalHealthDay check out Dr Emma Rowley-Conwry discussing how attending our wellbeing webinars and coaching circles has helped...

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Tips of the Month October 2021 - 20 October 2021

We provide monthly 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.   DHSC guidance:https://t.co/p50Gj98N1o — Londonwide LMCs (@LondonwideLMCs) October 20, 2021

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Covid-19 booster shots for practice staff - 20 October 2021

Health care workers can now book their Covid-19 vaccination boosters through the National Booking Service (NBS) or by contacting their local PCN site. Staff booster vaccinations can be administered no earlier than six months after completion of the primary vaccine course so they will not be able to proceed with booking...

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Free training for early career GPs - 20 October 2021

Early career and trainee GPs in London are eligible for a free leadership programme provided by Next Generation GP, consisting of workshops and talks running from December 2021 to May 2022. Applications will be accepted from any current GP trainee or early career GP based in London who has not...

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Reminding patients of Pension Credits - 20 October 2021

Thousands of London’s pensioners on low incomes may not be getting the Pension Credits they are entitled to, GP practices can help by displaying reminder materials about who can claim. The Mayor of London, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Age UK are working to increase uptake of pension...

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Covid-19 guidance update – October 2021 - 20 October 2021

This page collates new guidance and existing guidance that has been updated since our last newsletter on 22 September. Covid-19 vaccination programme Covid-19 vaccination deployment next steps for 12 to 15-year-old vaccination (letter), published 19 October. Covid-19 vaccination: a guide on pregnancy and breastfeeding, social media assets...

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Mword Issue 87 - Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell’s latest update for GPs and practice teams - 07 October 2021

  01 October 2021 Dear ColleaguePractice staff abuse: raising your concerns with political and police leadersI...

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Face covering requirements in practices - 07 October 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...

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NHS letter to help people without an NHS number access the Covid-19 vaccine and register with a GP - 07 October 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...

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Work with us to counter abuse of practice staff - 01 October 2021

We need your help to combat the growing anti-GP sentiment being experienced by GPs and practice staff. As your representative body, we are increasingly worried about the volume of abuse which our GPs and practice teams are being subjected to on a daily basis, and the mental and physical effect...

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Don't forget to download BEAM to LMC - Londonwide LMCs' app - 22 September 2021

  Londonwide LMCs' mobile application helps hard-pressed GPs and practice teams highlight the pressure they’re under from commissioners and others by allowing them to share those requests in real time.  ...

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Tips of the Month September 2021 - 22 September 2021

We provide monthly 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.   Our new guidance explains the latest changes to how the CQC monitors and inspects general...

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