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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

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 lmcoffice@somersetlmc.nhs.uk 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 pcse.enquiries@nhs.net 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

Best wishes


Somerset LMC
Crown Medical Centre, Venture Way, Taunton, TA2 8QY

Tel: (01823) 331 428            
Fax: (01823) 338 561     

Attached file: Proforma for practices.xlsx

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