Menu Home Search

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd October 2015

Date sent: Friday 23 October 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers                             This and previous updates are available online here

Pneumococcal Back Payments

We have today sent a letter to all Senior partners and Practice Managers with an update on the LMC iclaim for the back payments, this should arrive with practices on Monday.

SPQS. Some practices have contacted the office regarding the payments for SPQS for the year 2014-5  The issue seems to be a discrepancy between actual and relative prevalence in the calculation for payment. We are advised that Practices should appeal direct to the Area Team if they feel that their payment is not appropriate, we are in discussion with the CCG and Area Team regarding this.

X-Ray Referrals to Musgrove Park Hospital The Imaging Department at MPH report that they are getting large numbers of patients with GP requests attending  between 11.00 and 14.00, especially on Mondays.They have asked us to remind referrers that the department is open for GP patients from 08.00 to 18.00 every weekday and it is actually better if patients do not attend over lunchtime.

Upper limb orthopaedic pathway Following the recent meeting between all the Upper limb Consultants (T+S,YDH,Shepton,Circle all represented) and the OASIS practitioners, it was agreed that they would all follow the Commissioning guide for the management of subacromial pain produced by the BOA/BESS.

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/healthcare-bodies/docs/commissioning-guides-boa/subacromial-shoulder-pain-commissioning-guide 

Please see page 15 for Primary Care algorithm

It was agreed that the investigation of choice for patients who have failed conservative treatment would be Ultrasound, not MRI, and that this would reduce some of the demand on MRI capacity

It was also recognised that U/S was being requested by Primary care outside of the pathway, and the guide states that scanning is rarely needed to initially manage this disorder. T&S therefore propose to return GP requests for U/S for shoulder pain and for U/S guided injections. They will still carry out scans  for investigation of shoulder lumps.

Qualitative research with GPs to explore their views of joining and leaving the profession: As part of the GP workforce 10 point plan, a partnership between NHS England, Health Education England, the BMA GP Committee (GPC) and the Royal College of GPs to increase workforce numbers and reduce GP workload burden, Ipsos MORI is conducting some independent qualitative research with GPs to explore their views of joining and leaving the profession.
 
They are especially interested to hear from GPs who identify with the following characteristics:

 If you would like to know more about taking part in the research, and to find out if you are eligible, please contact Ipsos MORI via ResearchGP@ipsos.com 
 If GPs are eligible and able to participate in an interview, Ipsos MORI will be able to pay an incentive to thank them for their time.

HSCIC patient objections Practices in England are due to receive a communication from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) about the collection of patient objection data. GPC strongly recommends practices participate in this collection to allow the HSCIC to uphold patient objections to their data being shared.

Patients are able to register objections with their practice to prevent their identifiable data being released outside of the practice for purposes beyond their direct care (known as a Type 1 objection), or to prevent their identifiable data from any health and social care setting being released by the HSCIC for purposes beyond their direct care (known as a Type 2 objection).

The HSCIC will be collecting the following data:

The legal basis for the collection of this data is the issuing of directions under section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Practices will receive an offer from the HSCIC, available from 21 October, to participate in the collection called ‘Patient Objections Management’ within the Calculating Quality Reporting Service. The deadline for participation has not been specified, but practices have been asked to participate as soon as possible ahead of the first extract. Extractions will run monthly from December 2015.
Queries on how to participate should be directed to the HSCIC contact centre via enquiries@hscic.gov.uk with ‘Patient Objections Management data collection’ in the subject line, or by calling 0300 303 5678.

 

Kind Regards

Jill

 

Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

TEL: 01823 331428

Fax:01823 338561

www.somersetlmc.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter

 

 

 

Attached file: Stay-well-this-winter-GP-Brief-22-10-15.doc

Related guidance and emails...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th October 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Reminder that ‘type 2’ objections...

SPQS Evaluation

South West Academic Health Science Network Evaluation of Somerset Practice Quality Scheme Introduction NHS England engaged with the...

Confidentiality

Medical confidentiality is at the bedrock of the Doctor-Patient relationship and it is enshrined in a number of codes, guidelines and...

Workforce Minimum Data Set

Workforce Minimum Data Set - GPC Focus on May 2017 Introduction The GPC has been active in dialogue with the Department of Health...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th April 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Data Protection officer (DPO) For GDPR Somerset GP...

Somerset Practice Quality Scheme (SPQS) 16/17 and 17/18

We are pleased confirm that NHS England and Somerset CCG have now agreed the service specification for the Somerset Practice Quality...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th October 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Apologies it's a long one this week! Naval Gazing...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th April 2018

Sent to Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Inflammation Inflammation Inflammation - The latest blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman SPQS...

Somerset Practice Quality Scheme Evidence Paper

This evidence paper accompanies the SPQS proposal and sets out the evidence and rationale for the proposal. It briefly summarises the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update 10th March 2017

Sent to all all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here SPQS Practice Support Advice...