Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 30 September 2016
Date sent: Friday 30 September 2016
Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here
- Can I offer anyone a TUE? - LMC Chairman's latest Blog
- PCSE Performance Monitoring: voluntary proforma regarding experience of services provided by PCSE (Practices to complete)
- GP2GP Transfers and Dispensing Patients
- Presentation on the best nutrition advice for obesity, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes
- September edition of Vaccine update is now available. Issue 252 Link
- Medical Performers List Changes and PCSE
- Place available: 11 October, Understanding Prescribing (1 place) and 13 October, Improving Patient Experience - the access challenge (1 place) - book online
- Your Health Matters! Self-Care, Self-Aware at Dillington House 12th October - BMA event for members to foster resilience
- GMC Lunchtime tutorial - Leadership & management for all doctors, 12 October, LMC Office - further details on the website
- "Taking the Strain" Practice Managers Conference Taunton Racecourse 18 October book online
- The Bridge Sexual Assault Referral Centre - Conference 16 November 2016 - Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol
PCSE Performance Monitoring
GPC England is very aware of the issues currently being experienced by practices across the country with regard to PCSE (Capita). They continue to engage with PCSE and NHS England to assist in improving the service, and as such they would like your help to monitor improvements over the month of October.
Attached is a reporting spreadsheet (proforma for practices); it has been designed to be completed by a practice in approximately 5 minutes once a week. It is stressed that this is voluntary, but that significant coverage in completion would aid GPC in gaining an accurate national picture against which they can measure achievement in Primary Care support. This will allow them to engage more effectively to help deliver improvement both nationally and in the region.
If you are happy to complete the proforma please return a copy to the LMC Office firstname.lastname@example.org at close of play every Friday during October.
GP2GP Transfers and Dispensing Patients
Dispensing practices should note that when a record is transferred via GP2GP the patient may be registered as “non-dispensing” based on the given address and postcode. These do not correspond exactly with your practice dispensing area, so please check your non-dispensing lists regularly to make sure that they do not include patients who are eligible to receive their medication from your dispensary
Presentation on the best nutrition advice for obesity, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes
Dietary guidelines for obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are going through a sea change. Here is a narrated 25 minute presentation that will bring you up to speed with the current thinking from the Public Health Collaboration www.tinyurl.com/PHCPresentation, together with a copy of the slides. Dr Campbell Murdoch, Wells Health Centre.
Medical Performers List Changes and PCSE
You will probably be aware that there have recently been considerable delays in the processing of notifications by GPs of changes in their personal Performers List status. All English notifications are now handled centrally by PCSE, apparently through single email and postal addresses email@example.com or Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350,Darlington,DL1 9QN
NHSE have advised us that they consider that GP performers currently on the List will have satisfied the Regulations by informing PCSE of any relevant changes and providing any necessary covering information, and that doctors do not need to wait for acknowledgement before proceeding to their next jobs.
Readers may be interested to know that a parliamentary petition has been started calling for an investigation into the problems that have arisen following the transition of primary care support services to PCSE. It can be found at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/167074
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Attached file: Proforma for practices.xlsx