New guide to the Covid Vaccination Enhanced Service (ES) - 04 December 2020

New guidance for London practices and PCNs on the Covid Vaccination Enhanced Service (ES) is now available on our new purpose-built microsite. As new information is made available we will update our guidance, and we will continue to escalate queries from practices at a local and national level. Please get...

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Tips of the Month November 2020 - 25 November 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. We have offically launched our new microsite which has information for London practices about...

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Send us your picture for our latest social media campaign - 25 November 2020

This winter we will be running a social media campaign to highlight that general practice staff are people just like everyone else and patients should consider this before taking out any frustrations on them. Just because someone is now a face behind a mask does not make them any less...

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Motions for Conference of England LMCs 2020 - 25 November 2020

The England Conference of LMCs will take place on Friday 27 November and is being held virtually for the first time. The full agenda is available to view here, motions being put forward by LMCs from the areas covered by Londonwide LMCs are detailed below: 5. Agenda committee to be proposed...

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Living Guide and Flu Guide updates November 2020 - 25 November 2020

Since mid-October when we sent out our last newsletter, our Living Guide has been updated a number of times which includes added information on long-term conditions. The following accompanying documents to the Living Guide have been updated in the last month as well: GP management of febrile...

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Send us your picture for our latest social media campaign - 25 November 2020

This winter we will be running a social media campaign to highlight that general practice staff are people just like everyone else and patients should consider this before taking out any frustrations on them. Just because someone is now a face behind a mask does not make them any less...

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Latest LMC workforce survey - please complete our short survey by Wednesday 9 December 2020 - 25 November 2020

Thank you in advance for making space in your busy day to complete our short survey on practice workforce issues. This will help us gather insight to share with key opinion formers and stakeholders, and to generate stories highlighting the pressures you are under for trade and national publications. Our...

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Coronavirus hospital trust information - 25 November 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has created many challenges to the healthcare system across England and in London in particular. Coronavirus arrived in the UK in January 2020 and a national lockdown was in place between the end of March and end of June, with partial restrictions in place afterwards. The death...

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NHS 111 First roll-out - 24 November 2020

By 1 December NHS 111 will be able to book appointments at emergency departments (EDs) within all London hospitals. This will coincide with a campaign encouraging patients to contact NHS 111 before attending an ED. Patients who are assessed as needing to attend an ED by NHS 111, will be...

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Tips of the Month October 2020 - 21 October 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.   Some patients and practice staff may be eligible for the Test and Trace...

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Health Select Committee pandemic report - 21 October 2020

Amongst other things,Parliament’s Health and Social Care Select Committee called for improvements in referral handling at the primary/secondary care interface, better staff testing (including for GPs and staff) and quoted evidence highlighting: Problems with information flow between primary and secondary care. Difficulties in GPs getting investigations booked/ tests conducted....

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