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Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday May 8th 2015

Date sent: Friday 8 May 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and lead Nurses

This Update and Previous Updates can be found here

Information Sharing Agreements

There are a number of second level agreements being shared with practices to enable them to work with various organisations and share patient information within the Test and Learn initiatives. There is a lot of national concern concerning  these second level contracts and the medico legal implications of signing up to them.

Firstly practices need to ensure that all the outside agencies that they are working with on patient care are already signed up to the overarching Somerset wide information sharing protocol held by Lucy Watson as the CCG Caldicott guardian.

Secondly as the Data Controller practices need to look closely at the text within the document to ensure they are water tight as regards confidentially and we would urge practices to have these discussions and if unclear of any aspect to seek further advice.

Thirdly practices should talk to their IT provider about the most appropriate tool to use to allow the correct level of access.

Overtime & Holiday Pay – Beware But No Need to Panic!

Over the last couple of weeks the LMC and Porter Dodson have received numerous queries from worried Practice Managers in respect of the emerging position over holiday pay, Adrian Poole has put together the attached legal advice, this can also be found on the LMC website here, you will need to be logged into the site to view it

Staff Handbook Update

Please find attached the amended Staff Handbook which incorporates changes in respect of Shared Parental Leave, the only changed section that relating to Maternity at Section 12.

LMCs Conference 2015

The Conference this year is to be held in London on the 21st and 22nd May, Somerset LMC are sending 4 delegates who will speak to 4 Somerset motions 2 prioritised for debate  ( 44 and 55 ) on GP Work load and NHS 111, also two others on prescribing and Enhanced Services to read the full agenda please see the BMA website . Every GP has a chance to be part of this conference. The key motions are going to be debated on BMA Communities, so please get involved and give us your views on how you think we should tackle the big issues. One Somerset Motion on child and adolescent mental health has been transferrred to the Agenda of the BMA ARM in June.

LMC Studyday Coalition or Competition (named before todays election results!)

There are still a few places available on the studyday next Thursday May 14th, please book online and if attending we would urge you to read the special edition LMC newsletter circulated last week

 

Kind Regards

Jill

 

Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

TEL: 01823 331428

Fax:01823 338561

www.somersetlmc.co.uk

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Attached file: Document1(1).docx

Attached file: STAFF-HANDBOOK-2015-UPDATED-RE_-SPL.docx

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