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Weekly Update update Friday 17th April 2015

Date sent: Friday 17 April 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead nurses

This Update and Previous Updates can be found here

Care Certificate Following the introduction of the Care Certificate in April 2015 the GPC has received a number of enquiries about how this will work in practice. Please see the Focus On document outlining the key details and the GPC position.

CPI There have been a number of questions raised concerning the recent change to the average list size figure used in Contractor Population Index (CPI) that is used as part of the year end QOF achievement.

NHS England would like to assure users that the figure of 7,087 is the correct figure for use and is the average list size figure as at 1 January 2014 as required under the Statement of Financial Entitlements.

There has been no change in the calculation of CPI other than to ensure an incorrect figure is replaced with the correct figure in time for calculation of 14/15 QOF Achievement.

It was identified that the previous figure (7,052) was incorrect and communicated in error having been calculated based on the data available at the time rather than using the information calculated and reported directly from Exeter Registration System (which is the correct and routine procedure for confirming average list size for use in CPI).  The error was spotted and amended immediately and before the calculation was used, this ensured that all practices will be paid the correct amount due and we would not be in a situation where funds had to be reclaimed.

NHS England apologises for the misunderstanding and confusion caused by calculating and publishing the incorrect figure.”

LMC Studyday May 14 2015 Taunton Racecourse

Please find attached the final agenda for the LMC study day this year, we have changed the format from previous years as we would like to work together with delegates in the afternoon looking at the developing models for primary care in Somerset. Book online here

Reporting patient safety incidents that occur in general practice NHS England has launched a new general practice e-form, developed specifically to make it quick and easy for all practice staff to report patient safety incidents to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), the NHS’ national patient safety incident database. Reporting an incident should only take a few minutes and will help to keep patients safe from avoidable harm.

LMC Meetings: the LMC met with the CCG & SPH and had a full county meeting this week some of the items discussed were

GP Payment table:  We have now updated this spreadsheet with the 15/16 specifications, it can be accessed via the website here




Kind Regards



Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

TEL: 01823 331428

Fax:01823 338561

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Attached file: Final-Programme.pdf