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Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th March 2017

Date sent: Friday 17 March 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers

New GP Retainer Scheme: Are you a GP who:

For full details of the new scheme and the Somerset contact for information please see detail on LMC website here

Medical Appraisal documentation access statement The medical revalidation and appraisal processes have been designed so the appraisal inputs are confidential between the doctor and the appraiser. In the vast majority of cases the appraisal outputs provide all the information which the RO needs to make an assured recommendation to the GMC about a doctor’s revalidation. There are a number of circumstances where persons other than the appraiser may require access to the appraisal documentation and these are set out in this document.

Emis searches for the prevalence work Apologies to all, these should have been included in last weeks update with the guide but due to the format we were unable to load to the website, they are now attached.

New Provider of Occupational Health Following a procurement process, NHS England (South) has appointed Heales Medical Group to provide the new occupational health service to GPs and NHS dentists across the region. Heales Medical is an established provider of occupational health services to both private and public sector organisations letter and further information

CQC inspection of Vocare Out of Hours Service the regional manager of CQC has asked if practices would be prepared to display a poster in their waiting rooms to obtain feedback from patients on the service that Vocare delivers please download the poster here

HPV Vaccination for Boys As part of HPV Action's work, they are running a very brief survey of GPs and dentists, seeking their views. This takes only a few seconds to complete if you have time Survey


Kind Regards


Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

TEL: 01823 331428

Fax:01823 338561

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Attached file: LMC March 2016