Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3 November 2017
Date sent: Wednesday 8 November 2017
All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here
- CQC - Provider Information Collection (PIC)
- NHS England funded mobile ECG devices - Expressions of interest now invited
- LMC Commentary - Items which should not normally be prescribed in primary care - link to commentary
- TRAVAX - updated site is now live
- Regular Employment Law Updates
CQC - Provider Information Collection (PIC) Odette Coveney, Regional Manager, CQC has informed us that the annual declaration provider information collection (PIC) requirement which was to be introduced imminently is now to be delayed until April. This is owing to technical problems with the necessary online portal.
Practices will also soon be sent links to the key line of enquiry (KLOE) documents which underpin questions asked by CQC inspectors. These will be both more relevant and easier to understand than the formal regulations which have been made available to practices and so should help colleagues feel more prepared for inspections.
NHS England funded mobile ECG devices Suzy Taylor, Project Manager-Innovation & AF (01392 247903) has informed us that they are now inviting ‘Expressions of Interest’ for the devices and local projects to improve the detection of AF. Please click on this link for further information and a link to the on-line EOI form. Please ensure you read the ‘Other important information’ section.
Regular Employment Law Updates Do you find it a challenge to keep up to date with changes in employment law? Porter Dodson offers an e-bulletin service, providing quick updates where there are forthcoming changes to legislation or important cases which affect how you should approach HR. The service is free and you can opt in by providing your details here:
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