Covid-19 PPE and other supplies update - 01 April 2020

Our Londonwide Buying Group partners are working to support practices. There is a high demand for practice supplies, especially PPE which is in short supply everywhere. Londonwide LMCs’ Buying Group supplier MidMeds is still taking orders as normal however we understand that delivery times are longer. We’re advised that items...

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Covid-19 guidance for practices - Requests for MED3 ‘Fit Note’ - 18 March 2020

Download our Requests for MED3 ‘Fit Note’ Covid-19 guidance for practices by clicking here (Word document).

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CEO Announcement – 16 March - 17 March 2020

As of Wednesday 18 March we will be gearing all our efforts to supporting you and our GP and practice team colleagues on the frontline.   To that effect we will be ceasing normal operations and moving to our Covid-19 Plan which involves a switch of our staff to home-working...

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NHS England and Public Health England resources for practices regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) - 05 March 2020

NHS England and Public Health England have produced further resources for practices to assist with managing concerns around coronavirus (Covid-19). These were released yesterday (4 March 2020), we...

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PMA Excellence in Supporting Healthcare - FREE eLearning offer for practice managers - 26 February 2020

We are pleased to be able to offer you a unique career development opportunity that is free for practice managers (including specialist practice managers or those aspiring to the role of practice manager) for a limited period only. As part of our Practice Manager Development project, we have teamed up...

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Tips of the month February 2020 - 19 February 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.   The 2020/21 GP Contract makes vaccinations and immunisations part of core, starting with...

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Special Conference of English LMCs – 11 March 2020 - 19 February 2020

Representatives from your LMCs and those across the rest of England will meet in London on Wednesday, 11 March to discuss the 2020/21 GP Contract. The conference was called following a vote by the GPC to allow LMCs “to consider the outcome of negotiations and action the profession should take.”...

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LMC elections 2020 – make your voice heard - 19 February 2020

This year every LMC seat is up for election. Any GP working in one of the 27 London boroughs we represent may be nominated for election regardless of their contractual status. We particularly welcome nominations from those GPs who are under-represented on current LMCs. Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, says:...

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Free practice manager training and development opportunities - 19 February 2020

We have a wide range of exciting professional development opportunities, fully funded, for practice managers in 2020, as part of our Practice Manager Development project. The funding for this activity comes from money pledged as part of NHS England’s GP Forward View. Londonwide LMCs’ and Practice Manager Association (PMA) learning opportunities...

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Updated coronavirus guidance for practices - 19 February 2020

NHS England and Improvement updated guidance to practices on 18 February 2020. The briefing for primary care providers can be viewed here. This includes: Advice to the public, including posters, what to add to your website/phone system and template communications in the event a practice needs to be...

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Removal of fax machines from your practice – NHS guidance - 19 February 2020

The GP Contract states that practices should stop using fax machines for either NHS or patient communications by April 2020. New NHS guidance is now available to assist you in meeting this requirement. The requirement is part of the programme of work agreed between...

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