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Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th August 2017

Date sent: Friday 4 August 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers

LMC SGPET and Fourteen Fish Websites As practices change to addresses please remember to update your log in details, you only need to do this once on one of the sites to update all.

Whistle blowing This is a reminder for practices to ensure that their policies and procedures align with the new NHS whistle blowing policy by September this year.

In brief, every practice must have a named individual, who is independent of the line management chain and is not the direct employer as the ‘Freedom to Speak Up Guardian’. He or she is responsible for ensuring that policies on whistle blowing are in place and the staff know who they should contact if they have a concern. Note that the named individual need not be a member of the practice.

Further information including a link to the NHS England guidance on raising concerns for primary care providers, is available here

Travax having surveyed Somerset users of the site the LMC have decided to fund this again for a further year, if you don't have a log in please contact the LMC office, they are also in the process of updating the site and would like comments see here


Top Tips...

Seasonal influenza – the inclusion of morbidly obese patients as an at-risk cohort for 17/18 season, business rule sets are still not published yet. is now available for resources although mainly trust related some can be adapted for practices if you haven't had resources from your suppliers yet.

Learning Disabilities - see attached.

Kind Regards


Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

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Attached file: Learning Disabilities.docx

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