Covid-19 mandatory data collection - 20 May 2020

On Friday 15 May 2020, GP practices in England were sent an invitation via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) to participate in a data collection entitled ‘GPES Data for Pandemic Planning & Research (COVID-19)’.  Whilst this has been sent out as an invitation to practices via the CQRS, it...

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PCN DES Decision Making Tool - 20 May 2020

Our new decision making tool provides a factually based, critical analysis and risk assessment of the PCN DES for this year, which practices can use to help you make an informed decision whether to remain opted in, or to opt out, of the DES. Implications of both the...

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Coronavirus supplies and 2020 flu vaccination season - 20 May 2020

Having checked with Londonwide LMCs Buying Group suppliers we understand that flu vaccine stock is on track for delivery later this year and that suppliers are currently content that existing orders can be fulfilled, subject to any future (speculative) DHSC policy announcements. We will continue to talk to suppliers, but do...

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Friday 8 May Bank Holiday opening - 29 April 2020

With just over a week to go there still remains a lack of clarity on funding of staff payments and costs. Until clear, we continue to advise you to keep an account of all additional costs associated with these bank holidays. We still expect the BMA to negotiate that the affected...

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Temporary changes to GP Connect and the Summary Care Record (SCR) - 29 April 2020

NHSX and NHS Digital are making temporary changes to GP Connect and to the Summary Care Record to help the NHS respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. These changes are to improve the access that doctors, nurses and authorised health and care professionals have to medical records and information, and to help...

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Covid-19 PPE and other supplies - latest update - 29 April 2020

Supplies of practice equipment, particularly PPE remains of great concern due to levels of availability being mismatched to need. Whilst there are low levels of stock with some suppliers, many have no stock of the most needed items and are awaiting deliveries. The Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group works closely with...

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General Practice During The Pandemic: The Role of the General Practitioner and Practice Team - 29 April 2020

Our new document, General Practice During The Pandemic: The Role of the General Practitioner and Practice Team, looks at how practice teams are adapting to the Covid-19 challenge and some of the future implications of this period of rapid change. It also contains guidance...

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Call-out for remote consulting resources - 01 April 2020

If you are a GP with extensive experience of remote consulting we are urgently looking for instructional videos to explain how to safely conduct a number of examinations via phone or video link. This is a call for the sharing of expertise on performing remote consultations. We want to share...

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