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SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 20 Sept 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Consultations Skills Afternoon, 22 Sept, Monks Yard Ilminster , places still available (please book via link in education...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th September 2021

Health and Social Care Workers Winter Vaccinations Campaign from NHSEI Moving Flu Vaccines LMC writes to Somerset MP's New Health Secretary gets off to disappointing start Survey of practices' experiences of using PCSE payments & pensions portal in August The Importance of Workforce Planning – it’s wider than just your “ARRS”! October 6th 2021 Dermatology Short shifts for OOH work

SGPET Update Mon 13 Sept 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here The Importance of Workforce Planning - it's wider than just your 'ARRS'! October 6th 2021: Places are still available or this day to...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th September 2021

Letter to Secretary of State demanding action to tackle abuse against GP workforce Good news on Nursing Associates & Flu Jabs There's Nowt Sequirus, Folks Non SHS primary care representative NHS online resilience masterclass for military veterans, reserves and families, including people living with PTSD from Somerset Recovery College launches Wednesday 29 September Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 6 Sept 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Next SGPET Study Day, Respiratory, 29 September - Join via Zoom or in person at Dillington House. Consultation Skills Study Afternoon...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd September 2021

September 2021 South West 'Starting School' Immunisation Campaign Inactivated flu vaccine protocol Vaccinations for NHS staff entering care homes Help NHSX to help you on questions about Covid Pass, NHSApp & GP Online Services Records Management Code of Practice 2021 For action: Change to emails from OOH Adastra RSV pathway Standards for health and care records - diabetes New Community Pharmacy Contract & Hypertension Case Finding Resources for helping patients with Osteoarthritis pain awaiting surgery Appraisers’ fees Support your Surgery: From the BMA Head of Communications Funding initiative for educational supervisors training Last chance to join our upcoming Action Learning Sets! Sessional GPs webinar – contracts Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Tues 31 Aug 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Pain options for primary care while awaiting Orthopaedic surgery - Helpful resources and Guidance SGPET Website User...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 27th August 2021

PCN National Priorities Published Support Your Surgery Campaign and Petition BD Blood Tube Shortage RSV surge expected GMS/PMS Core Contract Data Collection 2021/22– CQRS Offer - deadline Monday 06 September 2021 Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) STOMP (Stopping Overmedication [Psychotropic] Workforce planning day 6th October and finally Job Vacancies

SGPET Update Mon 23 August 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Sleep Management - The Somerset Training Hub are currently considering providing material for helping primary care manage sleep. In...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th August 2021

The Somerset Primary Care Board Now the Somerset General Practice Provider Board Care Home Workers asking for COVID Vaccination Exemption Letters Staff Isolation Guidance (Updated 12 August 2021) Virtual Somerset Wellbeing Conference 27th September - 1st October Updated Spirometry Guidance Coaching Programme for Frontline Workers Cavell Centres NHSE Somerset Foundation Trust Requires Medical Examiners (MEs) General Practice Job Vacancies - https://www.somersetlmc.co.uk/jobs

SGPET Update Mon 16 August 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET/ST3 Study Day Urgent Care - 8 September 2021, places stil available C the Signs - Training Webinars - The Cancer Transformation...

Seasonal Flu ES - Amendment to LMC Update Friday 13th August

To all Somerset Practice Managers LMC UPDATE FRIDAY 13th AUGUST. The item on the seasonal flu ES this year unfortunately contained the phrase 'opt in' rather than 'opt out.' This was taken from a...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th August 2021

Flu Vaccination Programme 2021/22 National Incident Declared by NHS over Blood Sample Tube Shortage PCSE & GP Payments Update Child Health Information Service Data Processing Impact Assessment (DPIA) NHS COVID Pass Names Not Matching Reporting a Communicable Disease Outbreak in Primary Care   Three New PGDs authorised, Inactivated influenza IM vaccine PGD V09.00, Live attenuated influenza intranasal vaccine (LAIV) PGD V10.00 and HPV vaccine PGD V04.00 Updated Ventilation Guidance (HTM 03-01) Specialised ventilation for healthcare buildings Psychiatry UK ADHD Proxy access in care homes – the CCG Digital Team would like to hear your experiences GP Recruitment event 15th September at Haselbury Mill, Nr Crewkerne General Practice Job Vacancies - https://www.somersetlmc.co.uk/jobs

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 9 August 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Urgent Care Study Day, 8 Sept 2021- Agenda now available The Urgent Care Study Day will cover how to manage commonly...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th August 2021

Practice Staff Exemption from Isolation Guidance Update to ‘Influenza & COVID-19 vaccination’ in NHSEI Flu Letter - Hope for the future? New email for Screening & Immunisation Questions Somerset Pathology Services - blood bottle shortages NEW Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway Went Live on Wednesday 4th August The GP Career Plus Medical Examiner at YDH Somerset Wellbeing Conference Save the date C The Signs Training Webinars

SGPET Update Mon 2 August 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Pain Course - The Somerset Training Hub are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to support up 50 social prescribers...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th July 2021

Recording overseas vaccinations Covid Support Funds - Practice Payments Annual flu vaccination letter Abuse is not in a day’s work Cameron Fund Summer Newsletter Updated IIMARCH form (information, intent, administration, risk assessment, communication, humanitarian Issues template for Reporting NHS Commissioned Services Communicable Disease Outbreak) Community Pharmacy Access to the GP Record via the SIDeR Shared Care Record DVLA

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 26 July 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Message from SGPET Vice Chair - Looking to the next year we have reflected on the successes we have had in continuing to provide...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd July 2021

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further Friday e mail the link for 'everyone is welcome' was...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd July 2021

Primary Care Matters Newsletter - June/July 2021 GPDPR GPC Survey on PCSE Portal Podiatry Service Update from SFT Everyone is welcome GPC Posters for practices Going on or returning on parental leave? Worried about returning to work? Non Site Specific Rapid Diagnostic Service (NSS-RDS) Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) General Practice Job Vacancies And Finally...

SGPET Update Mon 19 July 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Roadmap Supervisor Training Morning, 13 Oct 2021, Taunton Racecourse - Study morning for qualified Roadmap Supervisors. Training on...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th July 2021

Face Masks in General Practice BMA GP Practice Face Mask Poster NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings A message from the CCG Covid phase 3 specification and Letter BMA statement on phase 3 specification Review of the England Medical Performers List Regulations (England) Guidance on the rollout of the medical examiner system into non-acute settings MyWay Diabetes platform – move to use of NHS login Annual GP Survey - 83% Rate Practices 'Good' Chloramphenicol Volte Face by MHRA Gentisone HC® (Gentamicin 0.3% & Hydrocortisone acetate 1%) Ear Drops Symptoms and Care of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in Children GP Recruitment event 15th September at Haselbury Mill, Nr Crewkerne The Importance of Workforce Planning – it’s wider than just your “ARRS”! October 6th 2021 General Practice Job Vacancies And Finally...

SGPET Update Mon 12 July 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here NEXT SGPET Study Day - Urgent Care - 8 September 2021 - The Urgent Care Study Day will cover how to manage commonly encountered...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th July 2021

LMCs Buying Group Home delivery of medicines and appliances during the COVID-19 outbreak C the Signs submission Somerset emotional wellbeing hub: How can we best support you? SouthWest Pathology Services writes GPs/Nurses/Clinical Pharmacists/Paramedics – Devon Doctors - Clinical Engagement Events Are you good in an Emergency? if so SAVES is Recruiting General Practice Job Vacancies And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 5 July 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Somerset Emotional Health and Wellbeing support service - Details of the support available to all Practice Staff can be found...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd July 2021

Enhanced shared parental leave system for salaried GPs (UK) Information for GPs relating to long Covid EMIS Web and EMIS Support Pathway Transformation Funding opportunity and support available (Tamoxifen) FAQs to support general practice and students in higher education institutions Handy Apps and websites for Childhood conditions Somerset New To Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Action learning sets Outstanding Trust TNA Placement Claims for 2020- deadline 31st July 2021: New to Practice The GPN fellowship programme And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 28 June 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Chronic pain can be really difficult to manage. The patient is suffering and you want to help. Knowing how to help and what support...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th June 2021

Workload control in General Practice QOF 2021/22: Quality Improvement Templates New PCSE pay and pension system update from the GPC Proposed changes to annual complaints collection (K041b form) PCN CD Remuneration Long-COVID and Weight Management Enhanced Services Webinar for long covid Community Investigation Hubs STF's Somerset Emotional wellbeing Resilience Hub Online Search for Attorney or Deputy (From Devon Doctors) The Earswitch

SGPET Update Mon 21 June 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here FREE RESPIRATORY EDUCATION WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE OR VIA MS Teams, message from David Long - I am going to start face to face...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th June 2021

COVID vaccinations given abroad The new South West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) seeks two primary care clinicians for sessional leadership roles Section 23 of the Children & Families Act 2014 SEND notification for HCPs Diabetes in Pregnancy Devon Doctors Palliative Care Helpline 0845 Switched to 0345 A Reminder about the GP Community Pharmacy Consultation service (CPCS) Somerset Surgical Services (SSS) Back on eRS Swish June GP Update Updated Cancer Care Review indicators Vitamin D in Care Homes TNA Advert Sept 2021 Cohort 6

SGPET Update Mon 14 June 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Yeovil GP Update - Next week 21-24 June 2020 -The Yeovil GP Update is still on this year, although unfortunately it is still on Zoom,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th June 2021

New PCSE GP Pay & Pensions Portal Mask Exemptions for Airline Passengers FP10 for STI’s NHS Cervical Screening Management System from 30th October General Practice Data for Planning & Research (GPDfPR) Delayed Depo-Provera PGD OOS Devon Doctors flyer-GPs working in urgent care Somerset New To Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs New to Practice The GPN fellowship programme Coaching and mediation/Action learning sets GP Partners & PM's needed for Locum Research Biomedical Science Day – Thursday 24th June #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare Art of Brilliance ‘Rising Stronger’ workshop

SGPET Update Mon 7 Jun 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Important news for all practices with Advanced Practitioner trainees. Health Education England (HEE) now intend to provide funding for...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th June 2021

Becoming a UK Visa sponsoring Practice Unsustainable, unsafe, and unfair: General Practice in crisis (from GPC) - Infographic on workload GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - Data provision notice (DPN) SWISH news: LARC Training CPD Funding Allocation 2021-22 and New Funding for Advanced Practitioners Trainees (important information for action by Practice and PCN Managers) Likely Scam GP Appointment Data: GP practice briefing What you need to know about Advanced Practice in primary care Thursday 1st July Microsoft Teams

SGPET Update Mon 1 June 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Yeovil GP Update 21-24 June 2021 (Via Zoom) - Full Programme now confirmed and attached, places available on each day or for the full...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th May 2021

Updated Enhanced Service Specification PCSE GP Payments and Pensions Online consultations – the contractual position GP Data for Planning and Research, legal direction (England) Neurodevelopment Pathway for Autism and ADHD from September 2021 GP practices facing a Tsunami of patients NHS Health Checks The new Somerset Emotional Wellbeing programme Sessional GP Survey

SGPET Update Mon 24 May 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Pain Resources - On June 6th at 7-9pm (online) Professor Irene Tracy from Oxford University will be explaining to patients and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st May 2021

UK LMC Conference - Resolution and election results GPC England of No Confidence in NHSEI Leadership COPI Notice reminder of extension to 30 September 2021 Foreign Travel, Vaccination & The NHS App Covid Vaccine status CHIS Spirometry Survey OASIS Contact Details The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) Colleague Resilience Hub Importance of full Documentation of Consultation The new Somerset Emotional Wellbeing programme

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 17 May 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here The new Somerset Emotional Wellbeing programme has been set up to protect the Wellbeing of the whole health and care workforce...

GPs let down by ‘tone deaf’ NHS England letter on face-to-face appointments, says BMA

GPs let down by 'tone deaf' NHS England letter on face-to-face appointments, says BMA

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th May 2021

Dr Karen Sylvester LMC Chairman writes Advanced Warning of new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to Support Restoration of General Practice Services Covid Vaccine status Data Security & Protection Toolkit for 2020/21 Dr Richard Vautrey's address to LMCs conference Somerset LMC Needs a Sessional GP Representative Microsoft N365 licences will be allocated for Locum GPs Central procurement for Pneumovax®23 from 1 June 2021 Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence (DASH) Increasing Emergency Department (ED) Attendance Sessional and Locum GP Survey The New Somerset emotional wellbeing programme- Webinar 3rd June Train the Trainer Top Tips... - Flu and Immform - Learning Disabilities Data (LDD) on CQRS - Hep B

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 10 May 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found he During Dying Matters Awareness Week we would love to hear your thoughts about the education and training you currently receive around...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th May 2021

Allergy clinics for Covid Vaccination Data Security & Protection Toolkit 2020/21 Submission Guidance Serious Shortage Protocol for Estradot Early Help and First Response GP Consultations Racism in primary care report Important changes in Chemistry – from Dr David James Remote surgery sessions with Veales Wasborough 11th May Top Tips - Extension to the shingles immunisation programme (England)

SGPET Weekly Update - Tues 4 May 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Childrens Mental Health Study Day tomorrow 5 May. In the morning the CAMHS Team are going to be talking about all aspects of...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th April 2021

More COVID Vaccinations in 2021 Foreign Travel, Vaccination & The NHS App New GP Pay & Pensions System DWP Forms Locum GP tQuest & Radiology Set Up Updated Guidance for HGV Medicals Neurodevelopment Pathway for Autism and ADHD from September 2021 Safer Somerset Partnership & Domestic Abuse Newsletter Domestic abuse Newsletter Changes to Mental Health support in Primary Care New GP Career Support Hub Launched Treatment Escalation Plans Top 5000 Improving General Practice appointment data (GPAD) webinars and demos SITREP Thanks & Reminder UWE Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Programme 2021-22 - Applications Top Tips

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 26 April 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Childrens Mental Health Study Day is on the 5th of May. In the morning the CAMHS Team are going to be talking about all aspects...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd April 2021

Flu vaccination programme 2021/22 Primary Care Matters Newsletter - April Version Guidance for women who are pregnant QOF declaration 2020/21 Devon Doctors Needs You! Linked Professional Approach Lists Co-Prescription in UTI From Devon Doc Call to stop GMC Appealing Tribunal Decision Ardens EMIS Update Meeting for Somerset Practices The Big Tent Somerset Training Hub Lunchtime Webinar Interested in helping Medical Students in small group learning? Extended Deadline - Final call for Expressions of Interest for the GP Assistant (GPA) Programme - Phase Two

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 19 Apr 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Would you like to become more involved in primary care education in Somerset? We are looking for people from across primary care to...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th April 2021

"We will survive" the latest vlog from LMC Chairman Dr Karen Sylvester Free Covid-19 PPE extended to end of March 2022 Vaccine Certificates (Passports) Regional SW Newsletter Improving GP Appointment Data Somerset Talking Therapies - eCorrespondence New Responsible Officer for SW GP's Non SHS primary care representative Optimising Document Workflow Independent and Supplementary Prescribing dates 2021-22 University of the West of England (UWE)

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 12 April 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here NEXT SGPET STUDY DAY - Multi-Professional - Learning Difficulties and Neurodevelopmental, 5 May 2021 Educational vignettes: The...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th April 2021

AZ Oxford Vaccine Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Return to Work Lay vaccinators and how they can support the workforce BMA summary: NHS Planning Guidance 2021/22 and NHS Mandate 2021/22 (England) NHS Standard Contract 2021/22 – New “interface” provision DES directions and flu immunisations (England) Educational vignettes Diabetics & Oramorph - from the PAMM Updated B12 guidance - Pernicious anaemia - from the PAMM Community pharmacy pandemic delivery service Somerset Cancer Campaign: CCG Cancer Lead Angela Beattie writes St Margaret’s virtual Tour Coaching and mediation/Action learning sets Gypsy & Traveller Health – Lunch & Learn 28th April Remote surgery sessions with Veales Wasborough 11th May

SGPET Weekly Update - Tues 6 Apr 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Are you thinking about introducing Video Group Consultations VGCs into your practice? 1. ELC was the training partner for the NHS...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 1st April 2021

COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy GMS/PMS regulations - pandemic amendments Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) and improving general practice appointment data (GPAD) Only one penny on the LMC Levy Learning Disability Health Checks Talk about Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Project Look Alike, Sound Alike (LASA) Errors Webinar - Template Update for 2021/22 with Miles Carter – Ardens for EMIS WEB Optimising Document Workflow Community Sub-Dean for Taunton / Somerset 4 hours per week

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 29 Mar 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Yeovil GP Update 2021 - Topics being covered on each day have now been added to the website Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th March 2021

Update on 2021-22 flu ordering GP Recruitment event 12th May Letter to GPNs from Paula Messenger: Record Keeping in Childhood Immunisation clinics General Medical Services (GMS) Ready Reckoner 2021/22 (England) Primary care funding 2020/21 Help patients manage their referral online Your Drug Latest Shortages CHIS Workforce Webinar ARRS 1st April: It’s not too late to book Invitation to Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship - Introductory session - University of Exeter

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 22 Mar 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Exeter - April deadline...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th March 2021

Somerset LMC, Training Hub & SGPET REMINDER - End of Year QOF 2019/20 actions and participation in the 2020/21 scheme Letter to Nursing Team from Paula Messenger LMC Nurse Advisor - Covid 19 crisis one year on Patients ordering PCR tests without symptoms CV19 Testing for Professionals Visiting Care Homes Covid-19 Assisted Lateral Flow Device test results to GP records Locum income support School absence note requests RCN statement on cervical cytology sample taking for Nursing Associates and funding for PCN Data Champions Good News on Safeguarding NHS Pension Scheme Webinar for Sessional GPs and Locums DNA 6 Week Check Somerset Maternity Toolkit

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 15 Mar 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Somerset LMC & STH Workforce Webinar - An Essential Update about ARRS for everyone in general practice , 1 April 1pm-2.30pm - Two...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th March 2021

Role of PCN LVS sites in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme This is important information for practices and PCNs about taking part in the next phase of the Covid vaccination campaign please do read. Vaccination Workforce Top Tips from GPC Using EMIS Enterprise Search & Reports (S&R) to report on COVID@HOME Pulse Oximetry Long COVID Service Ardens & Team Net Flu Claims 20/21 Amended QOF SFE 2020/21 (England) The New Roles in Primary Care National Toolkit Letter to clinicians from Devon Docs Clinical Case from Devon Doctors New CHIS Manager Aminophylline Discontinued Coaching and mediation/ Action learning sets New funding initiative to enable more GPs to train trainee Doctors Expressions of Interest for the GP Assistant (GPA) Programme - Phase Two

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 8 Mar 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Membership Survey 2021-2022 - Hopefully you will now have all received the invitation for SGPET Membership for the coming year....

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th March 2021

GP contract agreement 2021/22 Single point of access for Trust Safeguarding Teams GP Retention webinar COVID-19 & Racism in Medicine webinar 5 March 5.30-8.30PM Verification of death by Community Nurses Freestyle Libre 2 Prescribing & Medicines Management Prescribing Indicators 2021/22 Ta-Da! (-lafil) Transgender shared care letter of assurance TEP/ACP and Bad News Looking after you PAUSE- creating space for change And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 1 Mar 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Membership 2021-2022 - Hopefully you will now have all received the invitation for SGPET Membership for the coming year. If not...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th February 2021

Dr Clifford John Mann OBE FRCEM FRCP 1962-2021 Updated GMC guidance on prescribing Retired doctors – return to practice to support the pandemic effort QOF GP Matters Newsletter - March Edition Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Campaign Contract Valued for 2021/22 Providing a letter to say a patient is of 'Unsound Mind' for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Apprenticeships Can Help General Practice in So Many Ways 4th March Remote surgery sessions with Veales Wasborough 11th May Online Fit Note research help And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 22 Feb 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Next Study Day Endocrine - 10 March 2021 - The Endocrine Multidisciplinary day is suitable for anyone working in Primary care as well...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th February 2021

COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment Thank you to all involved in COVID vaccination programme Green book Deployment of port security software CHIS Government White Paper on NHS reform and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) Assessments carried out for detention under the Mental Health Act to take place in person YDH Stroke Clinics Amendments to European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) and S1 forms (UK) Regulations Award winners from South West Celebration Practice Nursing Event GPC UK Regional Election Result Find out how to join new representative body for PMs Contract agreement 2021/22 webinar (England) Coaching and mediation/Action learning sets Somerset New To Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs New to Practice The GPN fellowship programme Somerset Emergency Department / 999 validation – getting better with age John Seddon GP Update Form And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 15 Feb 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Improve the Ways you Talk to Patients about TEP/ACP and Bad News - 17 March 2021 Small group learning with palliative care specialist...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th February 2021

Guidelines on Vaccines for Use During the 2021/22 Flu Programme Second Doses of Pfizer Covid Vaccine COVID Virtual Ward (CVW) Freedom of Information Requests for Practices’ Gift and Hospitality Register Registration of patients Body Map Stickers in Child Health Record Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record (SIDeR) Shared Care Record (SSCR) Contract Agreement Webinar for 2021/22 (England) Responding to Complaints on NHS Choices GP Retention Scheme Webinar PCN Business Manager Event 11th March Apprenticeships Can Help General Practice in So Many Ways 4th March CPD Funding and UWE Modules (e.g. NMP, PACR, PADRAP etc) GPNs in General Practice Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Taunton Samaritans Updated Telephone Number And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 8 Feb 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here First Contact Practitioners and Advanced Clinical Practice in Primary Care 4 Feb, session recordings. Following the success of last...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th February 2021

Covid Vaccination Programme Additional Funding for CVP Housebound Patients: Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) for levothyroxine 12.5 microgram tablets Child Health Intelligence Services CQC activity in Primary Care Somerset New To Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs New to Practice The GPN fellowship programme Appointments in general practice Freedom of information request from St Andrew's University - or - the secret of great comedy #2 Somerset Integrated Care System responds to redundancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 1 Feb 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Are you looking for additional resources for managing patients with chronic pain? Livewellwithpain is a clinician run national...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th January 2021

Somerset Primary Care Board Updated IP&C guidance Safer Somerset Partnership and Domestic Abuse Newsletter GP News from SWISH - January Online Consultation & Accurx Funding Tremendous response to the new Community Pharmacist Consultation (CPCS) Pre-registration for offenders leaving prison Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) Dr Simon Davies And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 25 Jan 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Are you a paramedic working in primary care and wondering what the new Roadmap to Practice for FCP/AP means for you? We have organised...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd January 2021

Support for 2021/22 Covid 19 Vaccine characteristic comparison chart COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) - GOV.UK COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a - GOV.UK Covid Vaccine for Locums From the CCG Wednesday Update COVID@Home Workload prioritisation - RCGP/BMA guidance level 4 and 5 Ballot on PCN DES Recovery Convalescent Plasma Trial Fit Notes (med 3) & Isolation Notes CCG seeks Practices interested in new GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) CRP Checks MDU Charging extra for CVP sessions And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 18 Jan 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Do you have nurse practitioners, paramedics, physiotherapists or clinical pharmacists working in your practice? If so this meeting...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th January 2021

GPSTs and COVID vaccination Letter from HEE COVID Oximetry @home pathway Doctors not on the performers list can vaccinate CV19 Vaccination promises you cannot keep... ...And Be careful who you tell Clinical Director Remuneration Sop V3.1 Summary of Changes (Our thanks to Wessex LMCs for sharing) Microsuction referral pathway - Taunton Vale Healthcare’s Microsuction Clinic Diagnosing Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Domestic Abuse letters for Legal Aid Training for General Practice Nurses/ GPs/ health professionals on learning disabilities Secondment Opportunity RePAIR Fellow BMA Law partnership webinar Diabetes Prevention Webinar 21st January What is the secret of great comedy? The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast Somerset Covid Vaccination Video

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 11 Jan 2021

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Paediatric Allergy Educational Vignettes. The Peninsula Paediatric Allergy Network covers the paediatric allergy units from Cornwall...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th January 2021

Movement of AZ Vaccine Updated Enhanced Service Specification Covid 19 Learning disability deaths and Covid-19 Freeing up Practices to support COVID Vaccination Programme Covid oximetry Webinar Increased fee for CV19 Vaccination of Care Homes residents & staff The legal status of referral versus advice and guidance SiDER on tap at last Child Health Information Service Information Sharing Agreement By Chris Ellis, Operational Lead at CHIS South West Women’s health update Practice Sitrep An Essential Update about First Contact Practitioners and Advanced Clinical Practice in primary care NIHR Study - GP Worklife Survey 2020 GPs are invited to complete the GP Worklife Survey 2020 Vote on PCN DES eDEC

Recording of COVID Vaccinations

Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Since my email dated 31 December 2020 I have received a number of queries and it has caused more confusion as I was unaware of some advice from Digital Team...

Recording of COVID Vaccinations

Recording of COVID Vaccinations

BMA position on 2nd dose of vaccination for at-risk patients in England

BMA position on 2nd dose of vaccination for at-risk patients in England

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Indemnity arrangements for the Covid-19 vaccination programme Covid 19 Primary Care SOP general practice guidance V4 22.12 (changes highlighted in Yellow) Somerset Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year New to practice fellowships  Launch of the Institute of General Practice Management (UK)  BMA and RCGP statement on ‘Cancard’  Registering Armed Forces Personnel

SGPET Weekly Update - Monday 21 Dec 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here The SGPET team would like to wish you all the best for this festive season and thank you all for your support for all the 2020...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th December 2020

Message from LMC Chairman Dr Karen Sylvester MOU for Somerset CCG and Trust staff to support PCN Hubs Accountability Concerns Re Covid Vaccine University of Oxford / AZ Covid-19 vaccine trial data PAG Themes 2019/20 annual allowance charge compensation scheme (England and Wales) Referrals to Children’s social care GP Safehouse Big Tent And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 14 Dec 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Growing Old Normally, 20 Janaury 2021 (SGPET/ST3 Study Day) - Programme now confirmed, sessions on Falls, Deprescribing, Dementia &...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th December 2020

Covid Vaccination Programme Post Covid Assessment Service from the CCG Covid Vaccine Programme BMA Law free webinar on Partnership agreements 15.12 at 1PM Healthy Teen Relationship Campaign Nominations wanted from Somerset for the first ever NHSEI South West Celebration of Practice Nursing Awards GP Safehouse And Finally

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 7 Dec 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Training modules Covid Vaccine: The Core Training Modules are now live, accessible via the Learning for Health site. SGPET Website...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th December 2020

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (CVP) Training modules Covid Vaccine Support for GPs to deliver care to patients with hearing loss GP trainees mileage payment New Lloyd George no farther New Somerset Domestic Abuse Website Latest Drug Shortages Somerset Training Hub - Invoicing for CPD Funding for Nurses and AHPs

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 30 Nov 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Digital Skills Bootcamps - primary care in Somerset has been awarded 20 funded places on these great IT training programmes. Courses...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th November 2020

COVID WINTER SUPPORT FUND £150m From YDH Radiology - CXR's for suspected CV19 Think 111 First Volunteers for delivery of Mass vaccination programme A Christmas wish from Devon Docs New to Leadership Programme Kickstart Top Tips And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 23 Nov 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here End of Life online education session for GPs and clinicians working in out of hours/urgent care. with Dr Jo Lutyens and colleagues...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th November 2020

MARs charts a message from LMC chairman Dr Karen Sylvester Update on COVID swab testing in general practice Flu Vaccination Campaign Extended at last Updated Directed Enhanced Service Specification for flu Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Medication deliveryPPE in General Practice Primary Care matters from YDH and SFT Parental leave webinar and workshop Locums getting a nasty surprise Top Tips And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 16 Nov 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Fresh Looks 2020 - Full Programme, places still available. SGPET Website User Guidance NHS Primary Care Bulletin The Health...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th November 2020

Covid-19 Vaccination Practice sign up for CV19 Testing Temporary approval to suspend the need for signatures on prescriptions General practice is open COPI notice - review checklist DWP Work Capability Assessments Education Events on Zoom DS1500 research Essential Management of General Practice/Induction for New Managers And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 9 Nov 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Education Events on Zoom As practices will be aware the education team have moved the full programme where feasible online to Zoom and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th November 2020

Clinically vulnerable patients list (previously shielding) Flu Vaccinations of 50-64 Year Cohort - wait for it! Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) & Flu CQC Transitional Regulatory Approach (TRA) Transitional Monitoring approach (TMA) Thank you to all GP and general practice staff: Letter from Jo Churchill MP Pre-Operative Pre-Hab General practice workforce initiatives Parental leave webinars with BMA Non-Medical Prescribers Message from Carol Hobbs Somerset Training Hub - UWE Courses - A plea to those who have been offered places Introducing Somerset’s Integrated Care System (ICS) Workforce Programme Team Top Tips And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 2 Nov 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here This second lockdown means that all our learning will remain online well into 2021. The SGPET team is working hard to make sure that...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th October 2020

Under Pressure Delayed Hospital Appointments Ophthalmology Referral Guidance Somerset Foundation Trust Tackling health inequality webinar

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 26 Oct 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Diabetes Study Day 21 Oct 2020 - Presentations from the day have now been added to the event on our website. (please note you will...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd October 2020

New advice for patients at high risk of COVID-19 infection Flu Posters CCG Covid e mail bulletins Complaints (KO41b form) data collection for 2019/20 Somerset Safehouse CV19 skin signs Multiple subject access requests under GDPR Axillary Ultrasound Requests FIT Tests SGPET Zoom Meetings Recognising Red Flags/Telephone Triage with Dr Andy Eaton

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Monday 19 October 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Fresh Looks Programme - The full programme apart from one session is now confirmed please see here. If you would like to book one or...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th October 2020

Immunisation Appointment Calculator Prostap offer to Somerset Practices SGPET Respiratory Sessions Death Certificates - A reminder QOF and ES Webinars for Update Practice team wellbeing Freelance GP locums Forms, the ’10 week window’, and validating Form A Prescribing Directions - Latin Abbreviations are a dead language Top Tips And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 12 Oct 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Respiratory Season We are pleased to confirm the details of a series of events produced by SGPET and the CCG to increase your...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th October 2020

Extra CV19 Testing available Managing acutely unwell Children in Covid 19 Outbreak NHS111 “Direct booking” slots Duty of Candour Letter to practice Nurses from Paula Messenger LMC Nurse advisor Prostate Specific Antigen Testing in Transgender Patients Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Requests Famotidine Priadel withdrawal paused Locum Pension Forms Fraudulent CV in Circulation - Practice Nurse Partnership Incentive Payment (PIP) Resources for communication to patients LARC Fitter Forum November 11th Office for National Statistics CV19 Survey And finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 5 Oct 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Want to feel more confident about using practical Quality Improvement methods and tools in your day to day work? Improvement...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd October 2020

NHS COVID-19 App CV19 & Flu Co-Infection Locum GP Flu Vaccination Primary Care Investment Scheme Summary of changes to PCN DES Contract changes Survey of Salaried GP's Digital vs face to face consultations Cervical Screening Report Delays Prescription Duration - Please Don't Change Axillary Ultrasound Requests Daily Sitrep Cervical Cytology Assessors wanted Invite to the launch of Nurse Education at University Centre Somerset

SGPET Weekly Update - 28 Sept 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here WINTER RESPIRATORY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS A series of events has been produced by SGPET and the CCG to enhance knowledge and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th September 2020

Flu Vaccine Shortages Covid-19 in Care Homes - Be Warned NHS Test & Trace App SW CHIS Updates Andrology Samples - From SPS Updated flu advice from the Immunotherapy team at MPH for Immunocompromised patients Pre-Birth Safeguarding Changing the Behaviour of Male Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse And Finally...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th September 2020

Situation Report BMA letter to Simon Stevens Thanksgiving Service for NHS: 3.00pm 18/10/20 CV19 - Keep Independent School Registered Lists Updated QOF changes at a Glance (also available on LMC website) Remote Fit Notes - Remember to sign them GP Earnings & Expenses From Dr David James at SPS Somerset Talking Therapies - eCorrespondence New to Practice Fellowship Programme Coaching Sessions for Practice Staff Education Facilitator Somerset Training Hub - Part time 24 hours per week - Fixed Term 2 years with view to extension (part home/part office based) Are you involved in the clinical supervision of physiotherapists, pharmacists, paramedics or physician associates in your practice? Living Well Somerset Week And Finally.

SGPET Weekly Update - Monday 14 Sept 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Update from SGPET Vice Chair Dr Ian Boyland Adapting Our Programme - With COVID ever present and possibly on the rise we have had to...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th Septemer 2020

COVID-19 Testing & Patient Demand What Public Health want you to tell 50-64 yr olds wanting a flu jab Ethinicty Recording in flu DES Influenza Vaccination Clinic Survey NEW GP update form Dispensing Practices Quality Scheme (DSQS) YDH Advice & Guidance (A&G) Spirometry & QOF Interested in becoming a paid mentor to new GP's? GPN Digital Fellow Email Addresses on Radiology Requests Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) Pharmacy Advice Audit Data Security and Protection Toolkit – submission deadline

Quality and Outcomes Framework

All Somerset Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Please find attached the revised QOF guidance which details the requirements for 2020/21. This includes detail of the...

SGPET Weekly Update - 7 Sept 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PAID MENTOR TO NEW GPs - Two important parts of the Updated GP Contract are the: 1. New to Practice...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th September 2020

Practice Rag Rating/Secondary Care Interface Report from the Cameron Fund From the CCG Safeguarding Lead Pharmacy Flu Advanced Service SPEC - Summary of key changes 20/21 Skin Lesion Template Redacting GP Records Funding opportunity for Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship in Primary Care Nexplanon Fitters Forum meeting Zoomed Out

SGPET Weekly Update - 1 September 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here General Practice Fellowships for Newly Qualified GPs and Nurses is a two year programme of support available to all newly qualified...

Support for Flu Clinics

Support for Flu Clinics

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th August 2020

Implementing the 2020/21 GP Contract 2019/20 QOF Results Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Including Flu Clinics Applying for Renewing a driving licence with a medical condition - From the DVLA Website Yeovil Radiology GP Reports July Priadel - Something to look forward to GP Trainees exit interview Top Tips And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - 24 August 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here SGPET Events Update. Taking account of all possible advice the SGPET team has unfortunately had to make the decision that we cannot...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st August 2020 - Missing attachment

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Please accept our apologies, you can now find attached the missing sheet referred to in the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st August 2020

More Accurate General Practice Appointment Data (GPAD): We need your help Planning Flu Clinic in General Practice Indemnity for flu vaccinations Cremation Form 4 CHIS Car Sharing – follow the golden rules The Shape of things to come? Top Tips

SGPET Weekly Update - Monday 17 August 2020- Missing Attachment

Good morning, Please now find attached the missing sheet referred to in the below section in yesterdays update. NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Uptake of UWE CPD...

SGPET Weekly Update - Monday 17 August 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Uptake of UWE CPD COURSES for 2020-21 - (Message from Carol Hobbs,Education Facilitator, Somerset Training Hub) Thank you to those who...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th August 2020

Winter Flu Campaign Massive changes Emis Viewer Menopause Report PPE Portal Have you Registered? Update to Caldicott Principles Let Pharmacists alter Prescriptions The control of patient information (COPI) Support for HCPs fitting Implants GP Matters Flu E learning Modules Childhood Imms Porter Dodson contracts and Staff Handbook Top Tips

SGPET Weekly Update - 10 August 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here How to manage patients with acute and chronic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic: This BMJ resource covers all clinical areas and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th August 2020

Face Coverings - a BMA Statement LMCs England Conference - Friday 27 November Childcare costs for doctors to be covered in drive to boost GP numbers Vacancies on the LMC The national flu immunisation programme 2020 to 2021- update Flu vaccination advice from the CQC Men ACWY vaccinations MPH and YDH edition 2 GP Matters Locum GP Seminar 13th August 6.30-7.30 SW CHIS Survey and engagement dates Expressions of Interest from PCNs Wanted for the SW CLiP Pilot - PCN Student Nurse Placements Top Tips...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st July 2020

What’s goin on, what goin on” LMC Chairman Dr Karen Sylvester chats to Dr Berge Balian about the Primary Care board and the ICS Transfer of Work from Secondary Care LARC Update RCGP guidance on delivering mass vaccinations Primary Care Board Multi-Disciplinary Teams – working in Microsoft Teams Control of Patient Information (COPI) Notice – extension to 31 March 2021 Adoption Medical Assessments GP input Pre Op Anaemia Enalapril Immform web address change

SGPET Weekly Update - 27 July 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Group Consultation ' SGPET does not expect planned Group Consultation training meetings with national leaders ELC to take place in...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th July 2020

Important Spirometry Update from SGPET Respiratory Nurse Adviser David Long - Don't do it GPC England guidance on arrangements for GP services for remainder of 2020/21 Ardens for EMIS Web - Webinar Recordings and Information Adoption Medicals Notes from the PAG Pay Award NHS111 Direct Bookings Locum and Sessional Survey Group Consultation And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - 20 July 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here GatewayC is an online cancer education platform for all primary care clinicians. Courses are supported by Cancer Research UK, endorsed...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th July 2020

Letters requesting exemption from wearing a face mask - you don't have to provide them Facemasks letter for patients Flu Clinics - one thing we do know Flu Calculator RCGP report - General Practice in a Post-COVID World Tquest/Ordercomms Requests for Community Nurses to take samples - specify a date Contract Update from NHSEI Highlights of 9th July Letter Contract Presentations Information sharing during CV-19 - From the DPO - It's good to share Information Sharing agreements Extra work coming out of Secondary Care Student Nurses Need You!

LETTERS REQUESTING EXEMPTION FROM WEARING A FACE MASK - YOU DON'T HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM.

LETTERS REQUESTING EXEMPTION FROM WEARING A FACE MASK - YOU DON'T HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM.

SGPET Weekly Update - 13 July 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here GP Recruitment event 15th July - Our popular GP recruitment events of the past four years gave GPs and GP Trainees the chance to meet...

All Somerset GP's & Practice Managers

Staff CV19 Antibody Test Results - Please tell people not to ring the laboratory COVID & Fitness to fly Certificates Vacancies on the LMC Death Certificates - tell relatives the cause of death but don't hand over the certificate Remote Consultations beware of intimate images - please read this guide GP Recruitment event 15th July LD and SMI Physical Health Checks; We Need Your Opinions Top Tips...

SGPET Weekly Update - 6 July 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Changes to our website and this update. Please note from today our Anytime Learning Tutorials will be accessible from an Anytime...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd July 2020

Multi-agency Learning and development opportunity for Level 3 staff: Protecting babies and very young children 15th July Track & Trace Implications for Practices Andrology (Semen Analysis) GP Payment Timetable and Resilience Guide MPH and YDH edition 1 GP Matters New to partnership payment scheme Pension Update Cortisol Blood Test Results - Previous Reference Range Could have Mislead New Trust Email Address from the DPO General Practice Fellowships for Newly Qualified GPs and Nurses GP Recruitment event 15th July Top Tips...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 29 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Helpful BMJ Article - Throat and ear infections in children: URTI in the time of COVID-19. GP Recruitment event 15th July - We are...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th June 2020

General Practices' Alert State Summary from the Primary Care Board meeting 23rd June 2020 Trust GPs to lead: learning from the response to COVID-19 within general practice in England (from BMA) Liability Contribution Agreement June 2020 for PCNs Children Returning to school (LMC template letter) COVID-19 Staff Antibody Testing Implications for life insurance following antigen and antibody tests COVID-19 Test Results Self-isolating before elective surgery Face Coverings in Primary Care Face Coverings on Public Transport Cortisol Blood Test Results - Previous reference range could have misled Pensions Update Insurance Policies for Increased Cyber-security Revalidation Date Changes GP funding and contracts explained (Kings Fund) GP Recruitment event 15th July - We are going online PSA - Beware misleading reference range in younger patients

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 22 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Receptionist Training Slides - CHIS have developed some training slides for receptionists in response to a request for support on how...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th June 2020

General Practices' Alert State Somerset Safehouse Somerset Pastoral Care Cell - Emotional Wellbeing and survey 2 Resetting General Practice in the time of COVID-19 Hospital staff CV19 Antibody test results New arrangements for Diabetes Structured Education During Covid 19 Care Home Resident Coding Referral to treatment (RTT) and re-referral Long Acting Reversible Contraception Booking courses and events If you see or hear racism - speak up Zoomed Out? Advice from Dr Andrew Tressider SEW Podcast - Episode 3 - Adapting to Change (The New Normal) And Finally.....

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 15 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Paediatric Study Session, Wednesday 17th June 2020 - Unfortunately due to some last minute problems, some of the speakers are unable...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th June 2020

"Do you know where your're going to"? Dr Karen Sylvester LMC Chairmans Vlog General Practices' Alert State Guidance and standard operating procedures summary by GPC England Test And Trace Covid Antibody Testing CQC Questions Consultant connect taking better photos for patients Setting up or improving your Document Workflow system in your practice Clinical negligence indemnity arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic Electronic repeat dispensing (eDR) – England The Purple Book Can General Practice learn from the COVID 19 Pandemic? CHIS Update For Practice and Immunisations Nurses And Finally...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 8 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here • NEW Paediatrics Study Session. We unfortunately had to cancel this in person training day due to be held on the 22 April....

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th June 2020

General Practices' Alert State Shielded Patients H2 Antagonists Supply Problems Test & Trace CQC Phone Calls Starting Paper requests for Radiology Chlamydia LES Notification from Southwest Pathology Services – Consumable supplies from NHS Supply chain (Vacutainers) Queens Nurse award SEW Podcast - Episode 2 - Dealing with Anxiety Yeovil Update GP Remote sessions Top Tip And Finally…

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 1 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here We are disappointed that the annual June Yeovil Update course cannot take place at Yeovil Hospital Academy as planned next week....

Covid Antibody Testing

Covid Antibody Testing

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th May 2020

General Practices' Alert State The Cameron Fund Spring/Summer Newsletter Somerset Pastoral Care Cell - Emotional Wellbeing and survey Somerset LeDeR Newsletter 5th Edition (May 2020) Remote consultations for learning disability health checks New coronavirus life assurance scheme Changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 Nursing Associates LMC Buying Group The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast is Now Live!

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Tuesday 26 May 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Please see below the final approved version of the Somerset IP & C Good Practice Guide for your use and information. IPC Good...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd May 2020

General Practices' Alert State The Somerset Primary Care Board Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter Covid Special Edition PE For Patients GPC Chair R Vautrey writes Electronic Repeat Dispensing & Prescription Duration Urgent Admissions or Assessments Lockdown Restrictions 'Eased' by HMG Shielded patient List for Community Pharmacies Mandatory training during the coronavirus pandemic Risk assessment guidance Shingles Vaccinations NHS Digital national GP data extraction to support COVID-19 planning & research CQC Phone Calls Starting GP's Medicine Administration Records (MAR) Mental Health and Wellbeing Pastoral Support Matrix Listening and Chaplancy Line for Somerset Avon and South Gloucestershire Nursing Associates in Primary Care - Developing the Nursing Workforce LMC Office Phone lines And Finally...

Somerset LMC Position Paper on the PCN DES

LMC Position Paper on the PCN DES

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th May 2020

Committee report from the LMC Chairman General Practices' Alert State BMA GP & Practice CV19 Toolkit Testing of HCWs Bank Holiday Opening Claiming for COVID-18 Expenses Walk in GP X-Ray Services at TST (Musgrove) Latest on the national Flu immunisation Programme Safeguarding in Lockdown from Dr Jo Nicholl Named GP SG at SCCG LMC Office Phone lines Local Authority and other public health-commissioned services Medicine supply notification for ranitidine all formulations Teledermatology Guide LMC rep and dermatologist Jon Upton writes NHS Pension Death in Service Benefits And Finally...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 11 May 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Recovering after COVID19 - a practical guide for clinicians and commissioners Steve Holmes, GP in Somerset and PCRS Education Lead...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th May 2020

Dr Karen Sylvester LMC Chairman first Monthly VLOG now available on U Tube General Practices' Alert State Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter - Covid Special Edition Performers List update (England) Primary Care Covid-19 guide version 3 Foundation Trust Radiology Department update Care Homes and CV19 Bereavement and Coronavirus Death in Service benefits for Locums Somerset Path Services CV19 Testing Priority Medicines for Palliative & End of life care during a pandemic Message of thanks from the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset QOF achievement Verification of death in times of emergency Public Health Bereavement GuideQC and RCGP guidelines Online Consultation - A Summary From GPC's Lead Dr Paul Cundy Recovery Post Covid And Finally...

Update Care Homes

Care Home Update

SGPET COVID 19, Weekly Update, Mon 4 May 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here All that coughs is not Covid gives advice from Dt Steve Holmes , Shepton Mallet GP and education lead for the UK's Primary Care...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st May 2020

General Practices' Alert State Somerset LMC Special Edition Newsletter – Spring 2020 Colorectal Referrals to TST Patients Stranded Abroad BMA updated PCN DES Guidance GP Connect to Provide Access to Patient data via the summary care record Sessional and Locum GP's All that cough is not Covid Prioritisation of Routine Immunisations Cervical Screening Survey Paramedic prescribing CPR Controversy And Finally...

SGPET COVID 19, Weekly Update, Mon 27 April 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Somerset Covid-19 Rapid Training Guide Everyone has a lot of learning to do to feel confident in the new skills and understanding...

Letters to Patients removed from Shielded List

All Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We are aware that a number of practices have been unable to find the letter that NHS digital alluded to in a recent update, we have...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th April 2020

General Practices' Alert State CV Act 2020 The Cremation Medical Certificate (form 4) BMA COVID-19 contract for temporary engagements Guide for practice Nurses and Nurse teams GP and Practice toolkit update CHIS data sharing agreement Two important lessons for working in time of COVID-19 - This means you! COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure - Using the NHS Directory of services to report General Practice Capacity SARSAS VE Day Bank Holiday From The CCG EMIS Training videos Practice Support Calls Via Zoom with Yvonne Vigar NHSE Apologises for Shielding Lists Debacle

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 20 April 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Shielding vulnerable patients from Covid-19, RCGP slide set module update April 20th Support and educational group meetings SGPET is...

Death & Cremation Process in Time of COVID: Flowchart

Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further e-mail the Flow chart kindly shared by Wessex LMCs was not attached to the Friday update. It can be found here . Kind Regards Jill Jill...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th April 2020

General Practices' Alert State Resuscitation Council UK CV19 Update for Community Settings Latest Update to PPE Guidance From PHE 12/04/20 CQC Issues Clarification Death & Cremation Process in Time of COVID NHS 111 isolation notes Electronic Fit Notes Hand Sanitiser Support and Resilience tips for Practice Managers Total Triage/Video & Online Consultation Care Homes Batch Dispensing Routine Referrals Annual Leave Video Consultations With Patients & Community Nurses Calling the LMC And finally...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update, Tues 14 April 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here The Roth Score: DO NOT use in primary care (update 2/4/2020) Some emerging protocols have recommended use of Roth Score to assess...

EMIS information - GP Connect and COVID Clinical Assessement Service (CCAS) information

EMIS information - GP Connect and COVID Clinical Assessement Service (CCAS) information

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th April 2020

General Practices' Alert State Opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday Central Alerting System: Shielding - GP Practices Guidance on how to access PPE Yeovil Hospital up date for primary care colleagues COVID 19 & Care Homes DNARs & Care Plans Access to Yeovil Hospital Respiratory CNS for practice nurse queries COVID-19 testing for Primary Care staff Bridgwater Cancer/Urgent referrals Clinical Frailty Scale Cardiology A&G During COVID-19 from Dr Tom McConnell Contraception update EMIS information - GP Connect and COVID Clinical Assessement Service (CCAS) information ​Just In Case Prescribing Death Certificate Books Accurx - Florey Survey HGV Medicals From GPC Pathology Lab Communication

PATHOLOGY LABORATORY SERVICES OVER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Pathology Services over Bank Holiday Weekend

Primary Care Support from Secondary Care for Acutely Unwell Adults

Sent to all Somerset GPs and PMs Dear Colleagues Attached are the finalised documents from the CCG detailing how primary care is able to access consultant support for routine advice, urgent...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update, Mon 6 April 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community. NICE guideline [NG165] Published date:...

Zoom Support Calls

Zoom Support Meetings

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd April 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State Covid Testing for Primary Care LMC Website At Risk & Very High...

GP-preparedness-update-letter-27-march-2020

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies if you are receiving this letter twice but it appears from the e mails that we are receiving many of you haven't. it...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update, Mon 30 March 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here As SGPET face to face education events remain postponed we are organising some remote learning tutorials, webinars and small group...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th March 2020

General Practices' Alert State LMC Resilience Team Important changes to Cremations following Coronavirus Act 2020 Coronavirus Act COVID-19 coding on EMIS From NHSE Guidance 20.03.20 Rescue Packs a useful message Managing Acutely Unwell Children During COVID-19 (CV) Sending Patients to A&E From The Chief Registrar of Somerset - MCCD Books Pharmacy Hours Routine Dermatology Outpatients From BMA Update on Home Working InHealth Intelligence CHIS Subject Access Requests And Finally

SGPET - Information and Learning about Covid19 - Weekly Update , Mon 23 March 2020

SGPET - Information and Learning about Covid19 - A Weekly Update Due to Covid19 all SGPET events are now cancelled at least until the end of May. Education is always big part of being a...

Update for Primary care from MPH-Covid 19

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Apologies for a further Friday e mail our systems crashed and this should have been included in the weekly update We are aware that the daily Sitrep that...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th March 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Letter from the new LMC Chairman 'Testing Times' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th March 2020

'This Is Not A Drill' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Covid-19 and foreign travel Covid-19 Data protection and Coronavirus: what you need to know Network News General Practices' Alert State Special LMCs conference March 11th Pensions annual allowance NHSmail now live for locum GPs MMR catch-up for 10-11 year olds (This is Contractual) Immunisations for CLA and HE

Covid-19 and foreign travel.

All Somerset Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The LMC is aware that some patients are approaching practices for letters supporting a decision not to travel abroad owing to the Covid-19...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th March 2020

General Practices' Alert State Covid-19 Update for practices Corona Virus Action Plan Recruitment/Speed Dating Event 6th May Taunton Racecourse GPC New Contract Roadshow ​​​​​​17.03.20 Data extraction of appointment information Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Direct to test OGD at TST - a Reminder PGDs and the CQC Information Sharing Agreements Collaborative Working Models: Community Pharmacists & GP's Pension Update 2020 Training Are you a football fan?

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th February 2020

'What Three Words?' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray General Practices’ Alert State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from GPC HR Infectious Diseases Policy General Practitioners Committee Roadshow Immunisation Group Update From Paula Messenger LMC GPN Safeguarding Training Level 3 IR35 Guidance for Locum GP's Information Sharing Agreements Moving IT Equipment Consultant Connect Reminder

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st February 2020

Brief notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting 19th Feb 2020 General Practices’ Alert State Covid-19 General Practitioners Committee Roadshow Arden’s templates 24hr Urine Tests & Clinical Details Cervical screening results From the MHRA - Ingenol (Picato) Hepatitis B Vaccination for Renal Patients Fit For My Future Engagement Events YONM 2020 - Awards Show how much you value your Nurses/Nursing Teams And finally

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th February 2020

'Viruses, Vectors and Valentines' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Rag status survey Coronavirus guidance Performers list Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th February 2020

BMA GP England committee agrees GP contract package with focus on recruitment and retention of workforce PCSE Online performers list Portal Pathology Consumable supplies to Nursing Homes Pension forms - a plea from the Locum Agency GP appointments data Coronavirus Ondansetron in Hyperemesis - Edited from The MHRA

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st January 2020

'Flake' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Practice Training survey for UWE modules QOF Personalised Care Adjustments Online consultations Physician-assisted dying briefing DWP end of life survey Bariatric Referrals - from Rhodri King at TST Your latest drug shortages New FP10 and prescriber endorsement Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th January 2020

New from CHIS (Child Health Information Service) By Chris Ellis, Operational Head of CHIS South West Coronavirus guidance for Primary Care Flu TIA coding error Advice on Vaccines in the NHS annual seasonal flu vaccination programme and reimbursement guidance for 2020/21 Ardens-QMasters Help Us, Help You: Pharmacy Advice has launched

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th January 2020

'Mamma Mia' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Notes from Somerset GP Board Meeting 15.1.20 PCN Draft Specifications Safeguarding Audit LARC contract Digital Medical Record Access for Patients SMI Miquest searches Placement urgently sought for a Return to Practice Nurse (RtP) preferably in Central or East Somerset From the Appraisal Newsletter LMC Monthly Training Morning And Finally

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Please accept our apologies, there was a link error to the LMC commentary document in the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th January 2020

Dementia Training Videos for Primary care PCN Service Specifications survey Managing your resilience 13th February Taunton Rugby Club Applications for the next Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) Programme starting w/c 13th April 2020

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd January 2020

'2020 Vision' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray PCN Service Specifications survey Managing your resilience OOH Hand-backs to Surgeries from Meddcare EHA form Influenza 2020/21 letter Medicine supply update

PCN Service Specifications

All CDs Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The PCN service specifications and accompanying survey have now been published,The survey is an opportunity for interested parties...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th December 2019

'A Christmas Hancock and Bull Story' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray How the Grinch stole General Practice’s Christmas Notes from the Somerset GP Board (SGPB) New District Nursing Referral Form Debt and mental health form (DMHEF) 2WW Wait Referrals Support England online update Somerset Tops Local League table on Flu Jabs The Surprise Study And Finally

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th December 2019

'Electoral Dysfunction' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Are you interested in making a real, positive difference to General Practice in Somerset? Child school immunisation for flu Telephone Advice & Guidance Safeguarding Training - Another view from Dr Ian Kelham Possible Scam A Xmas Message from MEDDOC Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th December 2019

'Grip and Control' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Are you interested in making a real, positive difference to General Practice in Somerset? Admitting Patients with Flu-Like Illness Re-Imbursement for Extra Work Caused by Lab Error Flu Update Intercollegiate Safeguarding Guidance The latest issue of GP PAG Pieces (formerly PAG Bites) ALS Polypharmacy

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th November 2019

Network News England LMC Conference 2019 GDPR SARS Pensions Tax Impacts on the NHS - A Solution for 2019/20 Theophylline (Slo-phyllin) Election Fever Spam email

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd November 2019

'Election Doorstop Challenge' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Notes from the Somerset GP Board Meeting 20.11.19 Practice Manager Development Coaching and Mentoring Support Pensions annual allowance tax charge How Things Change Somerset Wins Award Spam Spam wonderful Spam (you have to be of a certain age) A plea from an ST3

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th November 2019

And they’re off: South West Clinical Directors’ Network gets underway Nation Cancer Experience Survey 2019 - Somerset Practices get top marks Exception reporting – QOF implications Rapid Response Service 1 year on EMIS down on Wednesday 13th Nov Learning Event Programme - Healthy Lifestyle Choices - 19 Nov Glastonbury

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th November 2019

'Somerset Calling' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Staff Handbook and Contracts Respiratory Nurse Specialist BECKMAN-COULTER Lab Error Community Mental Health Team Follow-up Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record (SIDeR) Transfer of excess QIV and LAIV flu vaccine stock between providers CQC: How's my inspecting Accessible Information Drop In Sessions at Musgrove Park Hospital

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st November 2019

Network News Sessional GPs Newsletter How can the Alliance support PCNs Enhanced Service for the Availability of Specialist Medicines Rules on IR35 are changing Immunisation Group Meeting

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th October 2019

'Of Mice and Men' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Notes from the GP Board meeting Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter Directories of Services CAS (Central Alerting System) Alerts for Locums Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) Dispensing Services Quality Scheme Creatinine Clearance vs eGFR For Dose Adjustment

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th October 2019

Read the latest GPC newsletter here EMIS NUG Report GP in Somerset Direct Gastroscopy Booking Reconfiguration of Hospice Services at Yeovil Respond to the NHS pension scheme consultation Simulated phishing campaign Locum guidance on pension annualisation NHS APP Campaign Learning disability registers Ibuprofen shortages HRT Shortages Ranitidine supply issue Online consultation guidance

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th October 2019

'Let's Get Stuff Done' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray LMC Autumn Newsletter GDPR Subject Access Request (SAR) Breaking News! Debt and mental health form Flu Vaccine for Cancer Patients on Systemic Anti-cancer Treatment or Immunotherapy Flu Vaccines for under 65’s flyer Registration to the MHRA Central Alerting System (CAS) Devon Doctors PCSE surveys Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th October 2019

GP indemnity update Protocol for Healthcare Professionals to get GP support out-of-hours GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 Guidance for registered medical practitioners on the Notification of Deaths Regs 2019 Ranitidine Diabetic eye screening GP Career Plus and GP Resilience Fluoxetine AccuRx

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th September 2019

The Rime of the Ancient Physician the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Network News Notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting 25th September 2019 Fire arms consultation response Diabetic Checks Flu Vaccine Flu Vaccine 2020/21 PAG Bites Capita Incorrectly archived Records Travax GP "Speed Dating" Recruitment Afternoon and Evening

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th September 2019

Violent patient scheme Falsified Medicines Directive Flu corrector advice sheet Flu vaccinations in GP practices – MDU and MDDUS position on indemnity Latest Drug Shortages Free GP Orthopaedic Study Day

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th September 2019

Yellowhammers and Werewolves the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Network news Influenza Systemic anti-cancer treatment GP Team net The Primary Care Digital Services operating model SIDeR ISA Free Health coaching for all Health and Self Care-Why ever Not?

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th September 2019

GP earnings and expenses report Somerset Partnership Correspondence and CDTs GP workforce figures E-Mail Security Parenteral Nutrition Supply Problems Wellington Community Hospital SNOMED CT Top Tips

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30 August 2019

Being There the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Network News: Legal and Financial Roadshows Pag Bites Safeguarding Training for General Practice British Menopause Society update on HRT supply shortages and finally Meanwhile an NHSE Manager in SE England Writes

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd August 2019

Notes from GP Board meeting 21 August 2019 Network News HRT shortages (despite Brexit) Carbon Monoxide Testing QOF Quality Improvement domain – webinars for practice staff 2019 Suture Tariff Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) RSS Feed eTemplates from Somerset CCG A message from Dr Berge Balian, Medical Director for Symphony Healthcare Services (SHS) and finally Mapped SNOMED CT Preferred Terms

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16 August 2019

'Fudge Factor' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Network News: Legal and Financial Roadshows Safeguarding Reports and CNSGP NHSE is consulting on out of area (OOA) registrations given the expansion of digital first primary care Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record (SIDeR): Blue Badge Scheme Changes Windows 10 Enterprise (Win10) Upgrade for general practices – Compatibility check Flu vaccine ordering LMCs Buying Group FREE CRUK/RCGP Cancer Education Event 16 Oct 2019 And finally

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th August 2019

Somerset Safe House Keeping your Workforce and Patients Safe - South West Regional event - Tuesday 10th September - Taunton QOF Business Rules Clarity TeamNet

GPDF Clinical Director Contracts / Guidance

PCN CDs and Contacts Dear Colleagues This just in from the GPDF, We haven't had chance to read thoroughly yet but as I am going on leave next week I thought best to share with you all now in...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2 August 2019

Seeing Red the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Home Treatment Team referrals Firearms Somerset Concierge Service Office Staff Changes RCN extended indemnity New website for general practice nurses Emerade 500 microgram and 300 microgram adrenaline auto-injector devices supply issue LWAB/CCG GP "Speed Dating" Recruitment Afternoon and Evening

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26 July 2019

HPV Clarity TeamNet roll-out GP Resilience interviews Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter Edition 15 LINK Notes from PAG Footnote in the DES Specification – population figure Digital First Consultation – reminder

Somerset LMC Weekly Update 19th July 2019

"Shocker at the Short 10th" the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray brief Notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting 17th July 2019 Written Instruction for the administration of seasonal flu vaccination to staff, or, “Winter is coming” CA 125 Testing and 2WW Referrals 2018 Suture Tariff Severe Mental Illness (SMI) initiative from NHS England More Good News:Nine out of 10 patients have ‘confidence and trust’ in their GP Embedding Document Workflow Workshops 11th September 2019

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12 July 2019

Premises Review report published Severe Mental Illness initiative from NHS England HPV vaccine for boys Indemnity – paid for travel vaccinations no longer covered by CNSGP Rapid Response Service Latest Drug Shortages Include Faecal Immunochemical Test and Finally

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th July 2019

Waxing Lyrical the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray GP Pensions Retention Advice Note TNA Placement Claim Forms for Practices Cameron Fund Latest news Theft & Subsequent Scam Diabetes - Some good news Emis has a problem Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Associate Primary Care Director: A message from Dr Berge Balian, Medical Director for Symphony Healthcare Services (SHS)

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th June 2019

Network News… Software problem at Pathology Lab Safeguarding Appraisal Guidelines Consultant Connect Annual allowance and tax change survey What is your view of the future? QMasters Evening Training Session – Wednesday 3rd July, Frome Medical Centre Conference Room 6.30pm-8pm

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st June 2019

'The Eyes Have It' the Latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Registration for new version of National Workforce Report System - a reminder Somerset Suicide Bereavement Service: Announcing the launch of the Yeovil and Bridgwater Surgeries Child Health Intelligence Services Important GPC Survey Medical Defence Union Legal Action Podcast: VAT for Primary Care Networks Explained Our Health Heroes QMasters Evening Training Session – Wednesday 3rd July, Frome Medical Centre Conference Room 6.30pm-8pm

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th June 2019

New Sexual Violence Therapies Service PrescQIPP E-Learning Course GMC Consultation on patient feedback for appraisal/revalidation Child Health Immunisations A survey on the deployment of paramedics in primary care

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th June 2019

Panoramic View the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Network News BMA Clinical Directors conference on 5 June 2019 EMIS move to Amazon Web Services (AWS) YDH E-mail Security Current KO41b return Childhood Pre School Boosters The Potential of Digital Technologies in Primary Care. Webinar Tuesday 25th June 12.30-1.30

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st May 2019

Somerset LMC Newsletter Spring 2019 Updated PCN Guidance CQC statement of purpose New Falls Pathway Optimising Document Flow GP survey - NHSE Advice and Guidance programme – (Not just another survey)

LMC Update 24 May 2019_Chairman' Blog Link

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Apologies the link was left out in the full update 'Networking' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Kind Regards Jill Jill...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th May 2019

'Networking' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Network News The Administration of 'Red Drugs' in the community New Process for Creating Basic Notes Biobank & GDPR Seniority figures 2015/16 (England and Wales) GP Career Plus EMIS NUG 26th Annual Conference and Exhibition-York

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th May 2019

CCG local contract 2019/20 Brief notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting. May 15th 2019 Patient leaflet for YDH Referrals Dermatology EMIS template and Rego teledermatology PCNs Google Reviews and the CQC Change to acceptance criteria for Community/Neurobehavioural Paediatric Team QMasters GP Survey From David James

Important Update from GPDF re PCN Schedule 1

All Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We have received the following advice this morning for all PCNs “We are aware that the requirement to append the initial Network...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th May 2019

'The Big One' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray QOF Aspiration Payments PCNS and improved Access Access and PCN contracting responses Advice for Primary Care Networks Primary Care Network Agreements GP Contract 19/20 Nurse Mentor Updates and Training Opportunity for New Practice Supervisors and Assessors (including AHPs) QMasters Evening Training Session - Tuesday 21st May Holiday Inn Taunton 6.30pm-8pm PPA Workshop 11th July: Frome Medical Centre And Finally…

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 3rd May 2019

Online Appointment booking PAG Bites Issue 2 March 2019 GP Resilience Programme Yeovil GP Update 10th-13th June 2019 Update on General Practice Indicators temporary outage GP Advice and Guidance Survey Top Tips: QOF Provider Support Unit (PSU)

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th April 2019

An Inspector Calls the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Somerset policy for the management of the downgrading of 2-week wait referrals Indemnity for GPs doing Hospice work State backed indemnity & travel vaccinations New claim form for reimbursement of NHS Pension Scheme contributions - 2015/16 and 2016/17 Helping establish Primary Care Networks New end of life QOF domain Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management – June intake Thank you for voting TECTONA!

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 18th April 2019

Brief notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting 17th April 2019 Target payments in respect of childhood immunisations – one-off opportunity to submit claims for quarters missed. URGENT Levomepromazine 25mg/ml. ANOTHER SHORTAGE - Labetolol all Strengths Discharge summary survey Vaccine Update April

CHIS and Data Extraction

CHIS and Data Extraction

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 12th April 2019

"Let Them Eat Cake" The latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Transformation Part 2-Networks Report Presentations Training and Support Package for Clinical Directors Primary Care Networks Latest Drug Supply Problems Information Governance GP Support School Imms Pathways Survey on OOH (newly Qualified GPs) Recruitment Speed Dating Event 1st May Taunton Racecourse

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th April 2019

Primary Care Networks action and support Network Clinical Directors-Why should I consider taking on this Job? GP Contract 19/20 (We have updated the website with recent documents including QOF ) VAT & PRACTICES DBS Checks Notes From PAG Practice Index Plus BLOG on Indemnity Recruitment and Speed dating event 1st May Somerset GP Perinatal Mental Health Champion Theft from a practice Tectona the peoples vote

PCN Documents and Enhanced Services 19/20

1. Network DES Specification 2. Network DES Guidance 3. Network DES Registration Form 4. Network Agreement 5. Network Contract VAT Information Note 6. GP contract 2019/20: NHS England National enhanced services specifications

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 29th March 2019

"Safe as Houses" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray State-backed clinical negligence scheme for general practice (CNSGP) MPS EPaCCs The national flu immunisation programme 2019/20 Locum Practice Agreement Think TB Somerset Retention and Destruction of Records Protocol Surprise Study

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd March 2019

Five Go Mad in Leaving Lilliput an LMCs conference blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray GP Board Transformation Funding New Maternity Self-Booking at T&S GP Practices directing patients to laboratories for cervical screening results Transformation part 2- Networks 9th April Taunton Racecourse

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th March 2019

Cryptic the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray GP Board Meeting Summary New Handbook for Primary Care networks GPC Contract Roadshow Guidance on Serious Shortage Protocols including post Brexit Diabetic patients & Elective Surgery The Data Security and Protection (DSP) Ten High Impact Actions Survey

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th March 2019

Updated Guidance on sending confidential information from NHS.net email addresses SNOMED Emis Checklist Information Note for GP Practices: Mis-selling of Fixed Rate Loans & Interest Rate Swaps Registering a birth or replacing a certificate scam ICO Blog on SARs and Access to records Electronic Death Reporting Form (Again) GPC Contract Roadshow 13th March

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st March 2019

Gunboat Diplomacy the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Notes from The Performance Management Group From the Somerset GP Board: Update on Clinical Directors for Primary Care Networks Police email address for electronic death referral form Firearms Licensing Metoprolol 50mg & 100mg Tablets Contract funding figures 2019/20 Why join a Primary Care Network? GPC Contract Roadshow - 13th March from 6:30pm at Holiday Inn Taunton we have increased spaces please do book online here

Electronic Transfers of Childhood Vaccination-Potential GDPR Breach

All Somerset Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Some practices were concerned, after reading last week’s update, that EXISTING data sharing agreements were potentially in...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd February 2019

Brief notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting Electronic transfers of childhood vaccination data - potential GDPR breach Hospital FP10s NHS Prescription Charges Fit for My Future Staff Briefing GPC Contract Roadshow - 13th March from 6:30pm at Holiday Inn Taunton - last few spaces - Book here

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 15th February 2019

Incidental Music The latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Save the Date: LMC/CEPN/GP Board Study day on Networks- Tuesday 9th April Taunton Racecourse (full detail next week) CQC reimbursement - reminder Indemnity Costs Falsified Medicines Directive Deputy Executive Director Somerset LMC

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th February 2019

GP reports for Her Majesty's Court & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) Direct To Test (DTT) Gastroscopy for GPS at Taunton & Somerset Gynaecological 2WW Referrals Urgent Treatment Centre Test & Learn Ear Wax Irrigation Drug Supply Update Flu OTC Meds Clinical Admin GP Students in General Practice and Work Experience Advert for Perinatal Mental Health GP Champions - NHSE GPC contract Roadshow 13th March Holiday Inn Taunton please do book your place online

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st February 2019

New Five Year Contract "Elephants" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Somerset LMC Winter Newsletter Outcome of the GP Survival / NHS England pensions meeting This will be of interest to GPs particularly those who are Sessional Falsified Medicines Directive Guidance Update on Transformation Monies Update on Seasonal Flu Vaccines Deputy Executive Director Somerset LMC And Finally...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st February 2019

New Five Year Contract "Elephants" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Somerset LMC Winter Newsletter Outcome of the GP Survival / NHS England pensions meeting This will be of interest to GPs particularly those who are Sessional Falsified Medicines Directive Guidance Update on Transformation Monies Update on Seasonal Flu Vaccines Deputy Executive Director Somerset LMC And Finally...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th January 2019

GPC Contract Roadshow Notes from PAG Employer’s superannuation contributions Flu 19/20 GP Practice Trainee Nursing Associate Applications invited GPC News 5-21 January 2019 Safeguarding App

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th January 2019

"From Serendip With Pity" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Creating Vibrant New Working Arrangements – Transformation Implementation Plan GP Partnership Model Review Digitisation of medical records - a Sars Solution? Data Protection Officer Falsified Medicines Directive guidance NHS Long Term Plan 2WW Mandatory Tests Leadership Day 6th February Education Intelligence & Electronic Information Organisation (EIEIO)

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th January 2019

Influenza Outbreaks Subject Access Request (SAR) Rapid Response Service Consultation engagement webinar Coagucheck Meters Cases of extensively drug resistant gonorrhoea in England International GP Recruitment

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th January 2019

"Sticks in the sand" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Good News! General Practice Transformation Funding Starting to Flow SARs Dermatology referrals Dispensing Quality Scheme (DSQS) Madopar Supply PAG Bites (snippets of shared learning from the performance advisory group) Bogus Calls

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st December 2018

'The Twelve Rays of (hope for) Christmas' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray CCG Delegated Commissioning Powers Ballot Result SGPB Notes from Wednesday's meeting News from the Performance Advisory Group Death Certificate Books: Don’t Leave Ordering a New One too late! MHRA Safety Alerts Fax machines And finally

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th December 2018

A Tale of Two Geoffreys extra blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray EMIS Viewer 100 day Endoscopy Challenge (YDH) The Cameron Fund Christmas newsletter  Top Tips Flu W1A

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th December 2018

Lines of Duty the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Transformation Study Day follow up slides New procedure for CHC fast tracking Adult Safeguarding capacity under MCA 2005 QOF codes EMIS Final QOF V41 Changes resulting from V39 Queries Suture Tariff minor surgery Sleep Studies Referral (YDH only) CQC needs help MHRA dispensation on movement of QIV ImmForm - Submitting GP practice staff Flu vaccination uptake data on ImmForm for Frontline Healthcare Workers FLUAD update from Shaun Green LMC: Going to meetings so you don't have to

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th November 2018

Bricanyl Turbohalers GPC News 4 – England LMC conference news – 23 November 2018 Influenza & Measles Falsifying Medicines Directive New GPC Policy on Seniority Indemnity Scheme in England FAQs Rapid Response Service News from the Performance Advisory Group Wheelchair Referrals Vaccine Update Issue - 288 - November 2018 ** Winter is coming & new training available

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd November 2018

'The Wrong Trousers' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Full Delegation of Commissioning Powers Vote Somerset LMC Medical Director Report on GPC Chair Dr Richard Vautrey’s Annual Report to England LMCs Conference Today Vaccines for 2019/20 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme Annual GP practice self declaration GP Partnership Review from Dr Nigel Watson Transformation: “Making Quality Care Easier” Feedback and Next Steps Topics discussed at the Somerset GP Board meeting on 20th November GP In Somerset Campaign Freestyle Libre News Update National Pharmacy NSAID Audit Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management - 50% bursary available staff in ICSs GPC News 3 – 20 November 2018

BIObank RCGP and Excess Stock of Fluad

All Somerset Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We have been made aware that the attached letter is now circulating in Somerset Biobank GDPR issues We have been advised by the GPC that the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th November 2018

Rapid Response Service Children’s Social Care DWP guidance on completing medical reports Assistant Practitioner & Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Development in General Practice

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th November 2018

'Risk and Responsibilities' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray LARC Contract Prescribing of cannabis-based products Consent form for the disclosure of medical records to solicitors Colorectal 2ww Referrals My Diabetes My Way Early Help Assessment (EHA) Have your say: Proposed changes to the County Council’s support and services for children and their families News from the GPC 

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd November 2018

Electronic Death Reporting Form (EDRF) Data cleansing tasks on Cervical Sample Taker Database - Somerset Practices Subject access requests & redaction PHE leaflet for Over 65's Flu Vaccine Health Needs Assessment for Syrian Refugee Population in Somerset Improving uptake of Cervical Screening in pregnant and postnatal women Consultation on GMC Consent guidance - now open Somerset LMC Study Day 13th November - Transformation: Making Quality Care Easier Vaccine Update Issue - 287 - October 2018: New information for over 65's flu vaccine

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th October 2018

Putting it all in Perspective - the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray CHIS Requests News from the performance advisory group Trainee numbers exceed target State backed indemnity scheme Primary Care same day data New QOF indicators for diabetes Pregabalin and gabapentin BMA ‘Let’s Talk about Brexit and the NHS’ Report of the committee of enquiry into the cost of the national health service Flu And finally...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th October 2018

Reminder that ‘type 2’ objections are no longer valid Latest LMCs seasonal vaccine offers 2019-20 Notes from the October Somerset GP Board meeting Report of the GP services workstream of the STP Scam of the week Somerset LMC Study Day 13th November - Transformation: Making Quality Care Easier

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th October

'Gone Viral' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Medicines Administration Records (MARs) Dr Roger Crabtree

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th October

Somerset LMC Newsletter issue 211 (Autumn 2018) Partnership Model of general practice review Request for feedback from Somerset Partnership Engage Consult Online Consultation – Phase Two Vaccine Update Issue 286 – September 2018 Information about palliative care MAR charts from Somerset Partnership Police reports of allegations of domestic violence LMC Buying Group: Member Rates LMC Study day Feb 22nd 2002

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th September

"Notes from the Auvergne" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray NHS Digital Investment in General Practice report Recruitment/Speed Dating Evening 17th October Dillington House BMJ Careers Fair Sessional GPs e-newsletter – UK GPC News 2 - 25 September 2018

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st September

Influenza Vaccine Payment Clawback Primary Care Support England (PCSE) Pensions Review Supply of Adrenaline Auto-injectors Transformation: making quality care easier Update on VAT Query from NHSE PAs (Physician Associates) in General Practice (England) - call for case studies Implementing Document flow In Practice Long Term Condition (LTC) Activity Searches - Request for help Principles of Data Sharing for GPs NEW - LMC Respiratory Nurse Adviser

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th September 2018

Hearts and Minds the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray SPQS Reporting GDPR Survey Workforce Minimum Dataset Try to be nice to your locum Responding to Pharmacy2U 2WW dermatology Document Flow Training GPFV Prostap

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th September 2018

Registration of patients with learning difficulties in residential units GP Retention Scheme GP Career Support Pack (England) Flu planning VAT –Premises Technical fault with PCSE online queries form Dates for the Diary

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31 August 2018

And is there class A honey still for tea? The latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Child Health Information Service (CHIS) Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) Latest list of drug supply problems Joint statement on influenza vaccination Practice Closure in Wales-The Valley isn't always Greener GP Earnings & Expenses report

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th August 2018

New palliative care Medicines Administration Record (MAR) charts Somerset cancer care rating Child Safeguarding “Early Help Assessment” Form NHSE Premises consultation Heath Education England GP Specialist Recruitment News from the Performance Advisory Group Top Tips : Fluad And finally ..... NICE Guidance on honey drinks for coughs and colds 

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th August 2018

Shout and the Devil (and his advocate) The latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Somerset GP Board Meeting 15th August (report from Chairman Dr Nick Bray) VAT Query Best practices in Somerset GP "Speed dating" Recruitment event Wednesday 17th October Dillington House LMC England Conference - Friday 23 November Somerset LMC Respiratory Nurse Adviser

VAT query From NHSE

All Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We are receiving a lot of enquiries about an e mail that has gone out from NHSE regarding information on VAT and the business, we have...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th August 2018

Children and Adults Safeguarding Audit Inhalers News from the performance Advisory Group (PAG) LD Health Checks RCGP Review of 5 Year GPFV Docman Incident Sessional GP Newsletter New NHS Body

Recruitment Evening date correction

All Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies the recruitment evening at Dillington is the 17th October not the 19th as stated in the update, the details are correct online for booking....

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd August 2018

Great Escapes The latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Children and Adult Safeguarding Audit Somerset LMC-GP "speed Dating recruitment event" with Somerset practices 19th October Planned responses to shortages of Just in Case medications for Somerset GP Career Plus Implementing the 2018/19 Contract GDPR Letter to MPs Survey – Unfairness in the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme aTIV Letter and Programme Delivery Guidance Issued - 2 August 2018 Travel Emergency Checklist

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th July 2018

Revival of the Pink Book Flu Vaccinations for Staff 18/19 Flu Vaccine Payments Phoning Microbiology Laboratory Reports GMS and PMS regulations amendments;Violent Patients Occupational Health Services- from Avon LMC Parliamentary question on SAR requests Sessionals Webpage GPC News July DDRB Award Top Tips;Frailty

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday July 20th July 2018

"Le football est venu à la domicile" The latest Blog From LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Think Measles! Somerset GP Board Meeting July 18th 2018 Low dose Aspirin for pregnant women ar high risk of Pre-Eclampsia The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) Yeovil Hospital ophthalmology referrals The Potentially Avoidable Appointment Audit Tool

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th July 2018

Safeguarding Reports and Audit GDPR – SAR BMA Template in response to a SAR from an insurance Company Over the counter medications and care homes Practice and GP “Speed Dating events” Hold the dates From NHSE Urgent – Visa Sponsor status for GPs Varicella Zoster Immunoglobulin (VZIG) guidance and attached South West Child Information Service have moved MISSED THE LAST REFORM?

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th July 2018

Feeling the Heat-The latest blog from Dr Nick Bray Somerset LMC Chairman Solicitors making subject access requests under GDPR Over the Counter medications & Home Care Agencies CCG Member Practice Roadshows Annual Safeguarding Report (Children and Adult) - GP Providers EMIS Viewer Focus on quality indicators for QOF GP Payment Timetable and Enhanced service specifications CQC Inspection Evidence Table Focus on quality indicators for QOF NOVICHOK

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th June 2018

GDPR Subject Access Requests (SARs) by solicitors Dermis Triage Service A&E Psychiatric Liaison SPH AGM Wednesday 4th July CHIS Data Sharing Agreement Learning Disabilities Observatory- New Service on CQRS Porter Dodson Bulletins Temporary Physiotherapy outpatient move to Dene Barton Become a Parkrun Practice?

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22 June 2018

All Tosh and Cogs The latest Blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman General Practice Data Return Tier 2 visa caps for overseas doctors Review of gross negligence manslaughter GP trainee recruitment Focus on quality indicators Reimbursement for locum cover for sickness Workforce Minimum Data Set – June 2018 extraction St Margaret's Hospice - links to services RCGP Curriculum Consultation Somerset GP Board Meeting 20 June

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15 June 2018

Somerset LMC Summer Newsletter - link to newsletter GP Practices Housebound Scheme – Shingles vaccination Carrying medicines abroad Child Heath Information Service Data Sharing Agreement GP Partnership Review blog Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) New UK-wide LMC/GPC Trainers' List server.

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th June 2018

(Ke)Toning up for Summer The latest Blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman Access to Health Records Measles Outbreak and MMR Catch up Practice Managers Appraisals GP Partnership Review NHS 70th Anniversary Park Run Event Taunton General Practice In Somerset Safeguarding Newsletter May edition SPQS Searches Next Step Top Tips...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st June 2018

Transformation of General Practice in Somerset Recommendations to Somerset CCG on General Practice at Scale GDPR Dropbox update Data Security and Protection Toolkit GDPR changes to SARs and fees from 25 May Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Pilot- Update and Clarification Update from Carol Hobbs education facilitator Hospital contract guidance – onward referral Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th May 2018

A Letter Between Friends- The latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Performance Advisory Group (PAG) Parkrun 9th June Somerset GP Career Plus UWE Post Graduate Courses Bulimia Study National Audit Office report on PCSE Diamorphine supplies Hot Topics Urgent Care Course for Somerset Clinicians GPC News May 2018 LMC and SGPET Privacy Policy (Yes we have to do GDPR as well!)

GDPR Privacy Notices

All Somerset Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We have received quite a few queries on which privacy policies you need in primary care, you are not alone in the confusion, and day by day we...

Somerset Weekly Update Extra for Practice Managers May 18th 2018

All Somerset Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further Friday e mail, a couple of items came in after pressing the send on the update that I thought you may...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18th May 2018

Somerset GP Board Early Help Assessment Form again Vaccs and Imms Guidance 2018/19 Guidance GMS contract guidance and audit requirements 18/19 Revised MenB PGD Template Transgender Flowchart GDPR updates Somerset Treatment escalation plan Somerset Coroner Part A Letter Working at scale webinar Top Tips.. This week SPQS

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11 May 2018

The Cotton Buds of May - The latest blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman Electronic Prescribing & Medicines Administration (EMPA) GPFV Monies Survey Reminder SPH Update - DPO Services for Practices Low Value Medicine Guidance Early Help Assessment Form NHS complaints Data return:KO41b Spirometry in Primary Care (GPC Statement) Current Somerset Data Sharing Agreements

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th May 2018

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): Data Protection Officer (DPO) Health coaches and safeguarding training National Data Opt Out for patients Prescribing Guidance GPFV monies for Document flow SPH Update SPQS Guide (updated Version) Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th April 2018

Inflammation Inflammation Inflammation - The latest blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman SPQS Templates and Guide GP data sharing for ordercomms streams viewer Update from SPH Ltd GDPR - SPH Acting as DPO for Somerset Practices GDPR - Top Tips on GDPR coming next week from Somerset LMC Preconception / fertility planning for women with diabetes NHS England South West - Primary Care Significant Event/Incident (SEA) notification process Medicine supply issues for primary care From the Performance Advisory group Cameron Fund – Spring Newsletter

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th April 2018

Data Protection officer (DPO) For GDPR Somerset GP Board Update OTC Meds and Schools Diabtetes My Way Data Collection Urgent same day appointments and SPL MenACWY vaccination of current Year13 students Reimbursement for Phased return to work CQC and undeliverable E mails QOF Guidance 18/19 Top Tips and SPQS

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th April 2018

"Half Term Report" The latest blog From Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman LARC Contract 18/19 Enhanced Service Contracts School Absence EPS HPV PGDs Published Shingles Immunisation Programme letter 18/19 Health Clinic to launch at Sedgemoor Auction Centre SCEPN: Metabolic Health - a growing healthcare crisis and what we can do about it - 23 May, Taunton Devon Doctors Taking over OOH-Information Top Tips-Chlamydia swabs

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th April 2018

Somerset Local Medical Committee GDPR SPQS Suicide Audit CQC fees for registered providers 2018/19 Updated Indemnity Information Somerset LMC move to NHS.net and One Domain

Somerset LMC weekly Update Thursday 29th march 2018

"Bytes in a Box" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Early Help Assessment form Integrated Urgent Care Service for Somerset-Survey Responsibility for prescribing between Primary and Secondary/Tertiary Care Emergency E-Referrals MPH Survey of GPs to Help inform the development of the new state-backed indemnity scheme Somerset LMC move to NHS.net and One Domain National Flu Immunisation 18/19 Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd March 2018

GP contracts 18/19 (England) announcement Somerset's urgent out-of-hours GP service - Devon Doctors GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) GP Services to Care Homes GPC News March 2018 Update on syphilis from SWISH

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th March 2018

Snowflakes and Heroes The Latest Blog From LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray E Referrals and Urgent Care New OOH Provider LARC A word from the Cytology Lab EMIS Health Analytics Increase in Syphilis in Devon and Somerset: Briefing for primary and secondary care (There is currently an outbreak in East Devon) Sessional GP Newsletter March 2018 LMC Conference News GPC Weekly Update Somerset LMC Conference Report Adoption Process Free GP Online training course for Antiphospholipid Syndrome Richmond Group GP questionnaire on social prescribing in Somerset

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9 March 2018

Workload control in general practice GP "Speed Dating" Recruitment evening GDPR Guidance from GPC GPC Roadshow slides and report from Dr Barry Moyse  GPC Prescribing Policy Group - Update Guidance Referrals to the Millbrook Somerset Wheelchair Service Dementia Support - Somerset Partnership GP Trainee Newsletter - March 2018

information for Somerset Primary care from Somerset CCG

All Somerset GPs A little late in the day and only they only sent to PMs from the CCG at 3pm Today... IMPORTANT - Information for Somerset GP practices Date: Friday 2 March 2018 Somerset...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd March 2018

Communication, Communication, Communication the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray “Last Man Standing” and Partnership Deeds Performance and advisory Group (PAG) Improved Access-appointment take up Somerset GP Board (SGPB) and your top 5 list (deadline extended to 9th March) GDPR Vaccine Update edition 275 February Breast Care Centre LMC Office due to the adverse weather the office is closed today, we are all contactable by e mail and please phone my mobile if you need to get in contact urgently 07887 566510

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23 February 2018

The Falsified Medicines Directive - New precautions to protect patients Somerset GP Career Plus Scheme - May be for you if you are thinking of leaving the profession… tQuest Performance Information Seniority Figures 2014-15 MyDiabetes My Way Somerset LMC and SGPET Recruitment Evening for GPs, 15 March, 18.30 Taunton Racecourse

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th February 2018

"Looking Shifty" The Latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray GP Portfolio Role at T&S trust and in General Practice Dr Harry Yoxall LMC Medical Director retirement Removal of Pathway Navigator Application Latest Sessional GP Newsletter Including Dr Zoe Norris's blog LMC Roadshow on 18/19 contract changes and meet your GPC representative Tuesday 27th February (evening) The National Child Measurement Programme (letter from SCC)

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th February 2018

Somerset GP Board (SGPB) and your wish list letter attached (replies by 1st March) Somerset GP Board "Recommendations to Somerset CCG on General Practice st Scale" Paper Somerset LMC Newsletter Winter 2018 SPQS LARC Removal of mentally disturbed patients from the surgery Somerset LMC and Somerset GP Education Trust Recruitment Evening 15th March 2018 SPH Board Members

LMCs Buying Group Update on Seasonal Flu Vaccines 18/19

All Somerset Senior and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Please find attached some guidance from the Buying Group in light of NHSE’s most recent letter. We have also added to the LMC website...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd February 2018

"Don't Look Back In Anger" the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Change to provision of the teenage booster (Td/IPV) in Somerset from January 2018 Joint Working Contract and MOU LMCs Buying Group and Flu Vaccines Save The Date: 'General Practice Speed-Dating' Event 15th March 2018 Taunton Racecourse from 7 PM LMC roadshow:meet your GPC Representative Tuesday 27th February please book online PCSE Clacton Office Contact Changes from 5th Feb Top Tip

Somerset LMC weekly update Friday 26th January 2018

Dr Harry Yoxall LMC Medical Director Retirement 21st February 2018 Taunton Racecourse Collecting GP Practice Demand Information LMC Roadshow-Meet your GPC Representative Taunton Racecourse 27th February 2018 19.00 Book online GPC News January 2018 Another Scam NHS Pension Update 2018 with Fairway Training Tuesday 6th Feb

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th January 2018

Old Harry's Game The latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Dr Harry Yoxall LMC Medical Director Retirement Choice of Flu Vaccine for the 2018 Immunisation season Escalation Calls with NHSE Somerset CCG, Acute Trusts, Community Trust, and OOH DBS Checks for Locums GPC Elections Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service (press release) Updated prevalence guide, calculation and Searches for SPQS LMC Practice Training GP Health Sessional GPs newsletter January

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th January 2018

The Future of SPQS Flu Vaccine Early help Form National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2 Musgrove Park IT Services Phone Number change

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th January 2018

Hopes and Fears: The latest blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman Anonymisation of correspondence CQC Registrations GP in Somerset Brochure

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th December 2017

Flu Vaccination – Progress to date Letter to LMCs re meeting between GPC and NHS England GPC Roadshow Contract 2018/19 Top tip for this week

Somerset LMC Christmas update Friday 22nd December 2017

General Practice in Somerset: Great Place Great Potential "Yule Blog" A festive Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray

Influenza Season 2017/18 - Use of Antiviral Medicines

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer have issued advice on the prescribing and supply of antiviral medicines for the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th December 2017

Universal credit and NHS Prescription Charges December Sessional GP Newsletter Funded GP Coaching sessions LMCs Buying Group

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th December 2017

"Feisty Peeps" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray SPQS for 2018-19 Flu Immunisation Uptake By Practice Ear Wax and Aural Toilet NHSE Flu antiviral guidance GPC Workload Survey SPH and GP+Networking Little Things that Make a Practice More Attractive to Locums

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st December 2017

PCSE Surveys Flu vaccination email to Teachers from Somerset County Council Cameron Fund Autumn Newsletter Technical Requirements for 2017/18 GMS Contract Changes-Version 3 Improved Access E declaration FAQ

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th November 2017

Frax and Fragility (Jane Austen does osteoporosis) The Latest blog from Nick bray LMC Chairman Little things to make a practice more attractive to Locums & How to set up a Locum on T-Quest Saving General Practice Sessional GPs Newsletter November Guidance for salaried GPs working under new models of care School Flu sessions and catch-up arrangements GPs Needed to Participate in “100 Day Challenge” Early Help Assessment Forms

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 17 November 2017

Online Consultations – Initial Expressions of Interest Sought Flu Update GPC News 3 - includes England LMC Conference News from 10 November Somerset CCG Transgender Pathway - simple flow diagram to help GPs (available on the website) A Reminder to Make Sure Your Tax Return is Accurate Little Things that Make a Practice More Attractive to Locums

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3 November 2017

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

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th October 2017

Naval Gazing the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray LMC SCEPN Studyday developing the workforce 2nd November There are still a few places available, please book online Somerset GP Board Review of CCG Proposal to extend use of Advice and Guidance Private Medical Insurance GMS1 forms advice LMCs Buying Group Vaccines Offers 2018-19 CQRS New live service - GP appointments data collection in support of winter pressures Video Update for Yeovil referring GPs Next Symphony Programme Open Day How to Make Prevalence Count for SPQS & QOF / CQRS - Making Your Claims Count Lentells GP Money matters Autumn 2017 CQC consultation on fees closing date midday 18th January 2018 Amspar Distance learning Primary Care and Health Management Diploma starts 20th November 2017 Twitter

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th October 2017

PREVENT Training Transgender patients and aortic aneurysm screening Childhood Imms Private Services Offered by Your Practice Indemnity SPH - Phase II NHS Pilot Pharmacists in Practice- Last call for practices to participate (deadline Monday 30 October) - link NHS England Update on Flu Immunisation for Care Home Workers, message from Dr Julie Yates LMC/CCG Workforce survey extended deadline 27th October

GPFV monies for Signposting and Document Flow

All Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The LMC have now received GPFV monies for further training in Signposting and Document flow in practice 17/18, we will be rolling out...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th October 2017

"Lets Dance" the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Somerset LMC Autumn Newsletter Flu Imms for Care Home Staff LMC/SGPET Study Day Developing your workforce 2nd November please book online a few places remaining Nick Robinson Chief Officer Somerset CCG Extraordinary Members' Meeting 11th October- LMC report of the evening Latest Sessional GPs Newsletter Gestational diabetes EA codes Top Tips and LMC Training

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th October 2017

Letter from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman re CCG meeting with practices 11th October attached NHS England “Third Available GP Appointment” Survey Maternity and Paeds review Annualisation within the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme Severn Faculty RCGP Social Event for GPs approaching retirement and retired GPs

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th September 2017

Chorizo on the Chin the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Catch up Flu Immunisation for School Age Children Developing the Workforce Somerset LMC/SGPET Study Day Taunton Racecourse November 2nd Book online Sessional GPs Newsletter September NHS.Net addresses LMCs Buying Group Change of supplier

CCG Update-NHS E referral

All Somerset Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The CCG bulletin this week contains an article on e referrals to MPH, saying "As you may be aware NHS England has commissioned...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd September 2017

Frailty Coding and CQRS Somerset GP Board National Diabetes Audit Violent Patients General Practice is Changing Dispensing and Non Dispensing patients Somerset School Immunisations pathways 17-18 Scam requesting payment of invoice GPC News September

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th September 2017

Wake up and smell the coffee-latest blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray Developing your workforce studyday 2nd November Taunton Racecourse (Programme attached) please book online GMS 2017/18 Frailty Contractual Guidance on Batch-coding CQRS: individual GP level data Somerset Safehouse Latest Sessional GPs Newsletter Introducing the New Medical Records Movement Tracking Service for your Practice training link to website Devon Doctors (A free learning event open to Somerset clinicians,Taunton Racecourse, 27 September) link to website

New Chief Officer at Somerset CCG-Letter from LMC Chairman

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Please find attached a letter from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman in reference to our meeting yesterday with the CCG and their new Chief...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th September 2017

LMC Referral Leaflet Results of GP Practice list closure survey Influenza vaccine supply bulletin - September 2017 GP in Somerset is now on instagram as well as facebook @gpinsomerset or instagram.com/gpinsomerset Top Tip...

Somerset Weekly Update Friday 1st September 2017

The Birds and Bees- Latest Blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray Case Conference notes Potential fraud scam re locums IUC Fitter Forum Meeting 15th September Taunton Whistle Blowing Freedom to speak up- Updated Staff Handbook Referral leaflet Top Tip

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th August 2017

Indemnity Cover for Locums Working through Private Limited Companies Negotiating Skills Training for LMCs Top Tips

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18 August 2017

Locked and Loaded. The latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Somerset GP Board Update on SBS incident PCSE claims guidance Vaccine Update - Flu Special edition 268 - August 2017

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 11th August 2017

Resilience and the Somerset Practice Support Unit Hepatitis B Vaccine Supplies-Recommendations for General Practice Whistleblowing New LMC Members Needed to represent South Somerset constituency and Sessional GPs Updating Your Training Record with SDUC GP Survey-Pharmacists working in General Practice Updates to Somerset PGDs

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th August 2017

Blog Cycle The latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray LMC and SGPET Websites Save The Date- "Developing the Workforce" LMC/SGPET Study day Taunton Racecourse Thursday 2nd November (details soon) Whistle blowing Travax Top Tips...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 July 2017

GPC News 1 - 21 July 2017 Vaccine Update - Special Infanrix hexa edition 266 - July 2017 ????GPC Ballot of English Practices on Industrial Action - UPDATE

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st July 2017

Sounds of Summer The latest Blog From LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray The LMC, SPH and the Locum Agency working together on the GP Career Plus project CQC Information Coding and Summarising help Top Tip

Missing Link: LMC Weekly update Friday 14th July 2017

Capita and the Pension Fiasco-what is going on Part 4

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th July 2017

Somerset LMC Summer Newsletter Lifestyle medicine, Read to Snomed, Team GP, The Intermittent Diary of a "Mature" GP (Aged 55 and three quarters) Document Workflow Training supporting documents Transgender cervical cytology take 2 Emergency Oxygen Supply in Practices GP Specialty Training General Practitioners Committee (GPC) Ballot on Closing Practice Lists Referral process for community dietetics Capita reporting templates Capita and the Pension Fiasco-what is going on? Part 4 RCGP Bright ideas awards

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th July 2017

The Shrinking GP Workforce Latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray National and Local Variation Documents 2017/18 The LMC, SPH and the Locum Agency working together on the GP Career Plus project. Primary Secondary Care Interface Guidance launched Improved Access Patient Survey template NHSmail update Analysis of BMA GP Patient Survey 2017 Vaccine Update 265 CQC Consultation This weeks Top Tip: Guide to correcting registered GP on Spine

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th June 2017

Somerset GP Board PCSE Monitoring Templates National and Local Contract Variations 2017/18 CCG Enhanced Service Claim forms and reports Lifestyle Medicine in Somerset Pension Changes Vaccine Update edition 264

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd June 2017

Rock and A Hard Place: latest Blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray LMC Position Paper on the Implications of the Shrinking GP Workforce in Somerset Team GP Anticoagulation (Warfarin monitoring) Enhanced Service Police requests for medical notes from general practice Frailty Guide and Templates Flu Immunisation of “At Risk” Patients last Winter CQC Event Wednesday 5th July GPC news June 2017 And finally "Tip of the week"

Somerset LMC and SPH Frailty Guide and Templates

All Somerset Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The practice support team have developed a guide with protocols and templates for frailty to cover both the SPQS and contract...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 16 June 2017

Letter from Andrea Trill, Deputy Medical Director, TST : Significance for Primary Care of the Collaboration between TST and Somerset Partnership - Link to letter Webinars for IBS patients Clinical Practice Research Datalink Bright Ideas - additional innovation/ideas added to website Somerset LMC training

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 9 June 2017

Here's One I Prepared Earlier - the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Training Grant Payment Delays New NHSE rules on Temporary Practice Closure applications The Life of a GP Working in Enhanced Primary Care British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Inaugural Conference,​ Saturday 1 July, Bristol

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd June 2017

Always Record Relevant Clinical Observations Numerically IR35 message from the Somerset Locum Agency Indemnity – ARE YOU PROPERLY COVERED? Capita and the NHS Pension Fiasco-what is going on Part 3 Practice information support service LMC/SPH Somerset Change Manager Glastonbury Festival Update on Vaccine availability (reminder to practices that the LMC pays membership for Travax for all practices, if you need a log in please contact the LMC Office ) Vaccine Update 263 May 2017

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th May

Five Head NNW in 'Direction of Travel' Shocker the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray LMCs Conference Edinburgh: Somerset LMC Report CQC Consultation meeting with practices

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 19 May

Team GP - creating a United Primary Care Voice - a message from Dr Rosie Benneyworth Somerset School Entry Hearing Screening programme ends July 2017 Vaccine Update Issue - EIW Special edition 262 - April 2017 Police "County Lines" ELCPAD follow-up - emotional and practical support for GPs caring for dying patients in the community RCGP’s Scientific Foundation Board is now open for applications for grants of up to £20,000 for primary care research

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 12th May 2017

'Lame and Limping' the latest blog from Dr Nick Bray GP Career Plus IFRP and Referral for an Opinion GP Payment Timetable and Guide Updated Spam E mail BBC 3 Pilot

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 April 2017

A Fairytale Year - latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray General practice forward view (GPFV) - one year on Free Porter Dodson Scoping Meetings

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 21 April

Important further changes to Hospital Contract for 2017-9. Important note on QOF Calculations and Prevalence (If your practice is still doing QOF please read this item) The Learning Disabilities Extraction for CQRS Child Vaccination and Immunisations Head and Neck Study Day, 26 April at Dillington House, a few places have become available contact SGPET Practice training British Medical Tennis Association

CQC Insight-Further Update

All Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We have been advised that practices who have not received their reports are being asked to email information and questions to enquiries@cqc.org.uk , putting...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 13th April 2017

Should have been a vet? latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Actions to be taken following introduction of 2017/18 GMS Contract RCGP GP Careers Fair Bristol-Practice open days Vaccine update 261 April 2017 The Cameron Fund CQC Insight

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 7th April 2017

2017-18 Technical Requirements to Support GMS Contract Appointments Policy European Medical Directory Somerset Naturally Healthy Month GPC Chairman Chaand Nagpul E Newsletter

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 31st March 2017

The Alternative Canary Latest blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray Somerset LMC Spring Newsletter 2017 NHS Standard Contract 17/18 Changes to the Statement of Fitness for Work form EMIS Remote Consult: Sharing Agreement Dols Legislative Change Porter Dodson note to changing staff hours Stop Smoking Enhanced service

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th March 2017

LMC Position Paper on Improved Access (in full) Significant event - NHS SBS SWOT analysis CQRS and Prevalence (SPQS) Indemnity Payment Briefing note Latest e Newsletter from Chaand Nagpaul focusing in the IR35 rules change GPC News March GPC HUB on GPFV RCGP Mentor Scheme

Workforce Minimum Dataset and Recording of Locums

All Somerset Practice Managers Dear Colleagues It appears that not all of you have received the correspondence from NHS Digital regarding this, after discussion with the BMA they have accepted...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th March 2017

SPQS and SSs' SOSs the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray New GP Retainer Scheme Medical Appraisal documentation access statement Emis searches for the prevalence work New Provider of Occupational Health What's New for Sessional GPs e newsletter CQC inspection of Vocare HPV Vaccination for Boys

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 10th March correction

QRISK2 Mapping Error EMIS Viewer Level 2

Somerset LMC Weekly Update 10th March 2017

SPQS Practice Support Advice Prevalence Searching and Read coding Bogus Locum Company QRISK2 Mapping Error Update: Enhanced Service now available Chaand Nagpul March e newsletter CQC-GP Insight

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd March 2017

Currying Favour the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray RI Coding and support documents for practices New Firearms Guidance Issued today by BMA with Template letters Workforce Minimum Data Set March Extraction Sessional Survey from GPC Superannuation Returns Deadline 28th February Locums Tax and Tested; changes to the IR35 Tax legislation from April 2017 Vaccine Update Edition 259 February 2017

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 24 February 2017

GPC Roadshow: 2017/18 Contract Changes - presentation from 21 February Access to Medical Reports Act 1998 has replaced the use of Subject Access Requests for insurance purposes - link to further information LMC Buying Group - All practices can access the discounts that the Buying Group has negotiated on a wide range of products and services  updated information The IT helpdesk new opening times Vaccine update:  issue 258 February 2017, NIN special edition

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th February 2017

Ab Fab the latest Blog from LMC Chairman Nick Bray LARC Update CQC GP Insight Sessional GPs Newsletter February LMCs conference 18&19 May-call for motions

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th February 2017

2017/18 GMS Contract Announcement GPC roadshow on Contract Changes 21st February Taunton please book online Appointment of GP Advisor and Liaison Lead on the Somerset STP Programme Executive Group Lead Manage Thrive a full day of education for Practices Managers funded by the GPFV please book online GMC Lunchtime Tutorial on confidentiality 21st February

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd February 2017

Alternative Reflections the latest Blog from LMC Chairman this week appraisal, STPs pneumococcal and how far can red wine travel! GPC Road Show Contract Changes 17/18 21st February Holiday Inn Taunton please book Rising Number of Flu A cases LMC and SGPET Nurse Advisor Lead Manage Thrive 28th February 2017 Vaccine Update Issue 257 - January 2017 - Immunisation news RCGP GP Forward View Interim Assessment SGPET Short Survey RCGP Reinvigorating GP Careers Workshop

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th January 2017

What can SPH do for us? Porter Dodson Staff Handbook and Contracts Childhood Imms Clinic Nurse Appraisal training Scam E mails Vocare OOH service follow us on Twitter Exciting News for would be GP trainees considering training in the West Country GPC News January 2017 GMC Lunchtime Session

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th January 2017

"The Dead Canary Sketch" latest blog from Nick Bray Somerset LMC Chairman Flu Immunisation Update Progress on Group Indemnity Cover The latest Sessional GPs e newsletter GPFV Receptionist Training

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th January 2017

Lead Manage Thrive:Practice Manager Day Training for Reception and Clerical staff GPC Roadshow Stop blaming GPs: GPC Executive rebuttal of some of the media stories blaming GPs for the NHS crisis. GPC Guidance for practices serving atypical populations Hints and tips for dispensing contractors

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 6th January 2017

"Thin Ice" Somerset LMC Chairman's Blog Pathway Navigator – Solution to Problem with Opening Referral Forms BMA Focus on draft MCP Contract GP2GP v2.2b - Integration of Previously Registered Patient Record Lead Manage Thrive! 28th February Taunton Racecourse Vaccine Update 256 December

Somerset LMC weekly update Friday 23rd December

LMC Chairman's Festive Blog ***** ******* is coming to town! Somerset LMC Newsletter December Online Proxy Access by Parents and Carers to the Medical Record of Young People LMC Letter to Care Homes re DNAR Immunisation Posters Clinical Pharmacists programme next phase Long waiters and advice letter from Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th December 2016

Flu Immunisation – Please keep up the momentum! Open Exeter and immunisation payments Starters and Leavers Sessional GPs Newsletter

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th December 2016

Hearsay or Heresy? Latest LMC Chairman's blog BMA Firearms FAQ NHS Pensions Employer...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd December 2016

Further Update on Shotgun and Firearms Certification Chaand Nagpul Newsletter on the workload and patient safety survey GPC List Management Guidance Dealing with unfair comments on websites Vaccine Update Edition 255 November GMC free Lunchtime session- Raising and acting on concerns 14th December please book online Have you downloaded the Somerset LMC APP yet?

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 25 November 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Fresh Looks Thin Skin - LMC Chairman's latest blog Chlamydia screening Prescribing of...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18th November 2016

Flu Immunisation Update Amended BMA Guidance on Firearms Notifications from the Police Ambulance Response to "Red Flag" Sepsis Admission Request PSU update Chaand Nagpaul e Newsletter Sessional GPs Newsletter GMC Podcasts from Lunchtime sessions now available on the LMC website GMC Lunchtime session "raising and acting on concerns" at LMC offices 14th december

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 11th November 2016

Trumped-LMC Chairmans latest blog DNAR forms and Care Homes. Pinnacle Health GPC Report on PCSE/Capita Performance GPC Update on Co Commissioning Nov 16 Vaccine Update Issue 254 Flu Vaccination for at risk under 2yrs Scam e mail

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th November 2016

Timely Notification of Flu Immunisations Given by Community Pharmacies Domestic Abuse Service Update Newsletter Free Porter Dodson Scoping Meetings GPC Chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul newsletter Letter from NHSE Solicitors Blake Morgan Re Childhood Pneumococcal Claim Free appointment cards may not be what they appear

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th October 2016

"The disease of unease" latest LMC Chairman's blog EMIS Viewer Flu Immunisation and Competition between GP Practices and Community Pharmacies Seasonal Flu Vaccine offers 2017-18 Advertising in the BMJ Vacancy for a Primary Care Change Manager in Somerset Surveys

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 21st October 2016

Patient Online Toolkits PCSE Bulletin October Christmas and New Year Period Vaccine Update 253 October Scam Chaand Nagpauls Newsletter October and finally...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 14th October 2016

Gongs Galore! the latest LMC Chairmans Blog PMS Contract Focus on Funding and support for general practice Somerset Goes to Harrogate Administration of Methotrexate and other Immunomodifiers by Primary Care Staff Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Somerset PCSE performance Monitoring GP Workload and Future aspirations survey (sent directly to GPs by GPC completion by 31st October) LMC Buying Group New Suppliers and new look website Introduction to General Practice Thursday 20th October spaces available please book online

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday7 October

Somerset LMC Newsletter - October GMC Guidance podcasts from the lunctime tutorials Consultant Connect Next Free GMC lunchtime tutorial. Wed 12 October, LMC Office Leadership and Management for all doctors - please book on line Places available on Somerset Practice Managers Conference - Taking the Strain, 18 October, don't forget to book your place

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 30 September 2016

• 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

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 23rd September 2016

Focus On Gender Incongruence in Primary Care "Taking the Strain" Practice Managers Conference Taunton Racecourse 18th October book online Practice Adverts for RCGP conference 6-8th October Implementing the GP forward view 10th November BMA conference for SW GP Mini Guide to the purposes and activities of the GPDF GPC News September

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th September 2016

We need to talk ablout KP-LMC Chairman's latest Blog LMC Discussion paper on Somerset CCG and Primary Care Commissioning NHS Standard Hospital Contract Guidance and Template letters Electronic MED3 User Guide Capita and Performers list Chaand Nagpaul Newsletter Somerset School Imms Pathway The GP Earnings and Expenses Report 2014/15

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 9th September 2016

LARC Contract Advice for NHS General Practitioners on Military Veterans attending with concerns on use of Mefloquine Capita BMJ Careers Somerset LMC Members Benefits Package Letter to NHS England re Medical Indemnity Inactivated influenza vaccines for the childhood flu vaccination programme are now available to order on ImmForm

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd September 2016

Its been fun, but.... The Latest LMC Chairman's blog Inappropriate Requests Pneumococcal Claim Safe Working in General Practice Time for Quality and Safety Chaand Nagpauls Newsletter Taking the Strain-Practice Managers Conference 18th October Taunton Racecourse Book online Leading Collaboratively within GP Networks

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th August 2016

Measles Outbreak Disposal of Clinical Equipment Cleaning Fluid LARC update Risperidone-Paliperidone Sessional GPs e newsletter August GPC Focus on IA and undated Resignations Advice on preventing telephone fraud Whooping Cough in Pregnancy - Polish Translation Best Practice in Nursing 19-20 Oct NEC Birmingham-

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th August 2016

Emis Viewer Access Third Party information Notes from LMCs Meeting with Capita in London 10th August Somerset County Council Contract: Commissioning of Enhanced Contraceptive Services Notes from GPFV afternoon event for LMCs CCGs and NHSE 9th August in Taunton RCGP annual Conference 6-8 October 2016 Harrogate Save The Date-18th October 2016 Practice managers conference Taunton Racecourse Vaccine Update 249-July

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th August 2016

"Strops and Spots" the latest Somerset LMC Chairman's Blog GPC Focus on MCPs Porter Dodson apprenticeship agreement PSDs for Travel Vaccine

Travel Vaccine PGDs

All Somerset Practice Managers and Nurses email sent on behalf of Sue Mulvenna Dear Colleagues The new local SW Hep A PGDs are now signed off, and on the NHSE South website – they start from...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th July 2016

General Practice Forward View announcements Somerset LMC Newsletter July Do you have bright ideas that you could share with other practices? GPC News July 2016 Antihistamine and prescribing Firearms Licence Instructing Patients on Collecting Urine Samples: How do you do it? Wessex LMCs Lunch and Learn CQRS and Enhanced services Training

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 21st July 2016

LMC office Awayday Friday 22nd July 2016 "Things are hotting up" latest LMC Chairman's Blog GMC Lunch time sessions

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th July 2016

PSU (Provider support Unit) Over-Ordering of Intranasal Flu Vaccine Legionella Office Express New to practice Nursing course

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 8th July 2016

LMC Chairmans Blog part 4 ( Post Brexit. Maintenant le chat est vraiment parmi les pigeons...) PSU event Thursday 14th July Taunton Racecourse-Practical Steps Towards Sustainability and Integration E referrals for tonsillectomy and varicose vein surgery Audiology referrals and ear wax Commissioning of Enhanced Contraceptive Devices in Somerset General Practices General Practice Funding changes Update on Capita/PCSE Care Certificate Vaccine Update issue 248

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st July 2016

Somerset LMC Media campaign-General Practice in Somerset- Great Place Great Potential The PSU-Practical Steps towards Sustainability and Integration 14th July Taunton racecourse book online GMC free lunchtime tutorials Chaand Naguls newsletter “Apprenticeships Vaccine Update 247 special edition Flu Vaccine best practice guide for GPs

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 24th June 2016

PSU (provider support unit) event 14th July Taunton Racecourse Capita Patient queries on the notes of deceased patients or patients no longer registered GPC News June 2016Health & Safety Training 7th July at Glastonbury Surgery spaces available book online https://www.somersetlmc.co.uk/events/1685

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 17 June 2016

Standard NHS Contract for CCG Enhanced Services New to Practice Nursing Course PCSE Stakeholder Bulletin - June 2016 (Capita and medical records) SGPET BLS Update - 23 June Porter Dodson - Hot Topics flyer - Managing poor performance and attendance seminar

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10 June 2016

New Insulin Prescription Charts for Community Use Ambulance Response Programme Clinical Coding Trial at SWAST LMC Chairman's Blog: a personal account and insight into the role of the LMC chairman and what it involes Annual Flu letter and plan 16/17 Requests for Access to the Records of Deceased Patients Chaand Nagpul GPC Chairman Newsletter Sessional GPs enewsletter

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd June 2016

Firearms certification procedure HPV PGD Vaccine Update 245 May GPC News 10 - June 2016 Conference Report CQRS Satisfaction Survey

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th May 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here Somerset LMCs Newsletter May 2016 This will go out as a hard copy...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th May 2016

NHS Standard Contract with the CCG for Enhanced Services GPC "Focus on the NHS England General Practice Forward View" Indemnity Arrangements for Student Nurses

Somerset LMC weekly update Friday 6th May 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Somerset LMC full Commentary on GP Forward View Confederation Meeting PCSE and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th May 2016

Somerset GP Provider Confederation Meeting PMS Contract Specialist Prescribing letter to GMC from GPC Outlining concerns regarding specialist prescribing, such as for those with gender dysphoria. Responsibility for Checking Contents of GPs Emergency Bags & Acting on MHRA Drug Safety Alerts Firearms correspondence Templates GPC Advice Not to Issue Both an FP10 and a Private Prescription Service Charge Recovery

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th April 2016

"My Four Years Backward View" Dr Sue Roberts attached GPC News April PGD notice Board Includes new PHE PGD for MMR Sessional GPs elections Scam Primary Care Laboratory use survey results Somerset Partnership Domestic Abuse Newsletter Spring 2016 HSCIC is changing its name to NHS Data

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd April 2016

General Practice Forward View Thyroxine (infertility patients) Sessional GPs e newsletter April Shingles PGD (now available) DEC Certificates BMA Event: End of life care 25th May Bristol Hypertension Survey Vaccine Update 244 - Special Edition BCG Supply, April 2016 An Opportunity to become a GP Appraiser, NHS England South, Southwest - link to further information

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 15th April 2016

NEW LMC Chairman PSU (Provider Support Unit) GP Options Documents Firearms guidance update – message on behalf of John Canning, Chair of the Professional Fees Committee Unplanned admissions DES 16/17 GP+ Networking pilot group Responsive Safe and Sustainable: Our Urgent Prescription for General Practice (New GPC Doc) please read Locum ees & ers payment via BACS Appraisal Toolkits

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 8th April 2016

Somerset Together Q&A Firearms Licensing Process Chaand Nagpul April Newsletter LMCs Buying Group News

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 1st April 2016

Somerset Together ‘Option C’ Managing workload GP Responsibility for Diagnostic Tests Undertaken in Hospital (New Templates) New ES and PMS reviews. GPs as Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Assessors Publication of NHS payments to general practice and GP net earnings - England LMC Office

Somerset LMC weekly Update Thursday 24th March 2016

PSU (Provider support unit) Online Access Press Release for Practices DWP Bulletin for GPs GPC News Issue 8 March 2016 MEN ACWY Revalidation guidance for GPs update NICE Survey

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th March 2016

SPQS Somerset Together Releasing Capacity Roadshow - GPC/NHSE Bristol March 9th March LMC Report Severn Deanery Careers Fair Reminder - indicators no longer in QOF Chaand Nagpul GPC Chairman Newsletter

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th March 2016

Bright Ideas Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme to End Payment timetable with codes Local and National Enhanced Services LMCs Buying Group Update Blue stream academy Chaperone Training TQuest

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th February 2016

Health Protection Reports Effective support for children and families in Somerset GP Contract agreement 2016/17 GPC News February 2016 Online Portal-Supplies and Medical Records Pertussis in Pregnancy; Message from Public Health Men B Vaccine shortage Images on Websites and publications FrontDesk appointments service

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 19 February 2016

Patient Online services - information available here Urgent Prescription for General Practice BMA resources available here Somerset Locum - monthly pension forms ?Chaand Nagpaul Newsletter Somerset LMC training GPST Conference & Careers Fair Engineers’ House, 9 March 2016 UWE open evening for new Physician Associate studies programme - 24 February.

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 12th February 2016

Somerset Together-Yes But Are We? Somerset LMC Newsletter Issue 201 February 2016 PCSE (formerly Patient and Practitioner services) GP2GP Version 2.2a update PGDs Resettlement of Refugees from Syria Relaunch Of SWEDA 25 February 2016

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th February 2016

Indicators no longer in QOF Phlebotomy Service in North Reception MPH Fraud Alert Urgent Prescription for General Practice BMA resources available here Letter to Professor Nigel Sparrow re proposed CQC fee increases from the South West Regional LMCs Somerset LMC Chairman report on LMCs special conference GPC news reporting on the special LMCs Conference Chaand Nagpaul Newsletter includes results of CQC survey, and the prescription for General Practice Interim Algorithm for assessing pregnant women witha history of travel during pregnancy to areas with a history of Zika Virus Transmission Junior Doctors industrial action BMA advice for General practice

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th January 2016

Are you worried that you may not be able to meet your NHS contract requirements? Somerset Together-Yes but are We? Tuesday 9th February 7.30 PM Taunton Racecourse (supper from 6.45) Patient online Access

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd January 2016

Somerset Together- Yes But are We? Tuesday 9th February 7.30 PM Taunton Racecourse (supper from 6.45) South West Regional LMCs survey for the Special LMCs conference Saturday 30th January 2016 Flu Update Roche Coagucheck Strips Emis DEM 004 DSQS Face to Face DRUMS (dispensing practices only) Updated PGD and PSD guidance Download the Somerset LMC App

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15 January 2016

Investing in Primary Care ES Antivirals Now Indicated for Treatment of Flu Well@Work - Baseline Health Questionnaires (BHQ's) Vaccine Update - Special Edition 2016

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th January 2016

Payment for avoiding unplanned admissions Diabetic Retinopathy (GP2DRS) - for information Somerset LMC and Somerset GP Education trust Accounts 14/15CQC Consultation on Fee Increase QOF Business Rules V33 Flu Vacs Health Education South West commissioned courses for practice Nurses

LMC December Newsletter, Provider Support Unit and LMC update Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Provider Support Unit (PSU) Somerset LMC Newsletter December Issue 200 December Vaccine Update 238 GPC News December Training and education for GPs...

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers

Pneumococcal E/S extraction Cessation of national supply of paracetamol sachets for the MenB immunisation programme Chaand Nagpul (chairman GPC) Newsletter LMC Commentary on the Response to the supreme court judgment/Deprivation of Liberty Cameron Fund Partnership Clinics

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th December 2015

Functions of the Provider Support Unit Appraisal tool kits after March 2016 NICE GP Advisory Group GP2GP v2.2a – Filing of New Patient Records – for EMIS PracticesUnplanned admissions DES: How often does a care plan need to be reviewed for patients remaining on the AUA register from previous years? Download the Somerset LMC APP

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th December 2015

Anticoagulation Monitoring Service Revision GPC Guidance on New Models of Care Physician Associates GPC Briefing paper Microbial Resistance - e-learning package OOH Service Technical problems with Disharge Summaries from T&S letter attached Request from BMA for GPs to help with audit of research requests Men ACWY for freshers (missed cohort) - updated FAQ Vaccine Update 237 December

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th November 2015

We Know that... New Somerset LMC APP launched The hidden pitfalls of salary sacrifice schemes during maternity leave advice from Adrian Poole...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 20 November

COG prescribing letter and data collection form Guidance on requirements for registering with a GP Dramatic Benefits from Primary School Age Flu Vaccination Pilots CQC publishes new web tools for GP practices Chaand Nagpaul’s latest newsletter One place available - Medical Terminology for non-clinical staff, 25 November, Glastonbury Surgery, book on-line

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers

Domestic Abuse Treatment of Overseas Visitors Guidance for Practices relating to industrial action EU Directive cross-border healthcare - England & Wales Path Lab survey

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th November 2015

LMC Newsletter November 2015 Issue 199 How to provide Primary Medical Care with fewer GPs in the event of a crisis Somerset Provider Support Unit Primary Care Transformation Fund AUA and Named GP CQRS data Vaccine Update 236 A special issue providing the latest information on MenACWY vaccine availability. Christmas and New Year opening arrangements Surveys

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th October 2015

Briefing Paper On LMC Provider Support Unit (PSU) attached Appendix 1 SPH Project Manager and costings Have You Had Any Problems With Medical...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd October 2015

Pneumococcal Back Payments SPQS X Ray referrals to MPH Upper limb orthopaedic pathway Flu Jabs for Locums (The CCG have confirmed that they are happy to reimburse practices for the Locums Flu Jabs) Qualitative research with GPs to explore their views of joining and leaving the profession HSCIC patient objections GPC News 3 - 16 October 2015 Flu Advert and the National NHS Stay well this winter campaign Information also attached Vaccine Update 235 Chaand Nagpul Blog Oct 23rd

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th October 2015

Practice Collaboration FAQ Men ACWY for University freshers - missed cohort Lockharts Surgery...

Information Request from the CCG about Nebuliser Use

Information Request from the CCG about Nebuliser Use

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th October 2015

DSQS Update for dispensing Practices only, Payments for Pneumococcal Vaccine and HIB / Men C Booster Vaccine (NHS England Special bulletin), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening - Continuing Success, Flu Immunisation in Community Pharmacy, Dr Chaand Nagpuls Letter to the profession

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd October 2015

DNs Remote access to EMIS, Non e Referrals to MPH, Capita Request for Premises information, Practice Collaboration from Theory to Practice, 'Responsible, safe and sustainable: Towards a new future for general practice' GPC Document, Patients who decline a flu vaccination or are vaccinated by other agencies; instructions for EMIS web systems attached, Focus on Phasing out of seniority payments, Meningococcal B for infants – FAQs

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th September 2015

Translator Software for Medicines Labelling, Superannuation and out of Hours Work, Transfer of patient blood, kidney and urine monitoring to Somerset patients of kidney transplant recipients, CQC Top Tips, Somerset LMC County Meetings, LMC Locum Pack, Vaccine Update edition 233

Somerset Weekly Update Friday 11th September 2015

Council Tax rebates, Implanted cardiac device deactivation and decontamination (information GPs who explant devices post mortem), Nursing Home payments, Childhood Flu Years 1 & 2, Porter Dodson e bulletins

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th September

Requests by Secondary Care to Follow up results, Prior approval of Funding for Tonsillectomy and Varicose Vein surgery, New Terminology for and LMC Roadshows, More "Nos" to say to Transfer of Work, Flu Vaccinations, Meningitis B Vaccine, CQRS - CCGOIS Information Request, Changes to the SMS messaging and funding from the 1st October 2015, Display Energy Certificate (DEC) - change in requirements

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 August 2015

Who is eligible for the 2015 to 2016 shingles vaccine, Vaccine Update Issue 231 (July/August), ?Focus on Subject Access Requests for insurance purposes - Updated version August 2015, The August edition of the sessional GP enewsletter is available here, RCGP Survey on the Second Cycle of Appraisal and Revalidation

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21 August

Taunton Radiotherapy Late Effects Service, Fit For Work scheme now available in the South West, Communication between Somerset NHS 111/OOH Service & GP Practices, Temporary EPaCCS Template, GP Clincial Champions Programme - 6 month contract, Somerset LMC Roadshows Practice Collaboration-From Theory to Practice Book Online

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th August

Controlled Drugs Fraud by Practice Staff, GPs with Section 12 Approval (or equivalent) Needed to Become DoLS Assessors, Vaccs and Imms Guidance 2015/16 Updated, Cold Calling to sell Medication (Scam), Video Conferencing solutions survey

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th August

Somerset LMC Roadshows Practice Collaboration-From Theory to Practice, Abnormal Results from Tests Requested By Other Clinicians, Out of Hours Patient Special Messages, Supporting Sustainable General Practice in the South West attached, Updated PGD and PSD guidance - England only, CQC Inspections are changing to have a dedicated inspector for each CQC area, Meet the New CQC Team 6th October, YDH E-Referral Collaborative Workshop Day, Flu Fighters toolkit is now live

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st July

Flu Immunisation 2015, Somerset LMC Roadshows Collaborative working: Dates for your diary, Open Access Echocardiography Services, Focus on Subject access requests for insurance purposes, Questionnaire on Quality Indicators in Primary Care, What CQC loos for in relation to Safeguarding?

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th July

Somerset LMC Special Edition Newsletter Issue 198-Outcome Based, Commissioning, Pharmacists delivering flu vaccines, Vaccine Update July 2015, Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter- Issue 6

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th July

Use of SARs by Insurance firms to obtain medical records, Special Patient forms for OOH, Changes to Wheelchair Services, Focus on the global sum allocation formula (Carr-Hill Formula) - England, Cold Calling to sell medication (scam) CQC publishes examples of outstanding practice in new online toolkit for GPs Please see link, CQC Development Workshop 30th July , there are a few places still available please see full detail here

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 10th July 2015

Joint statements on Duty of care for hospital test results and drugs recommended from outpatient clinics, Datix issue - message post 111/OOH calls, Concerns about Medical Indeminity Cover or Cost?, Recent FOI request on Care.Data, Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice, Staff Holiday Update from, Porter Dodson attached and in full on website here, Vaccine Update 230 June 2015

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd July 2015

OCP (organisation Crime Profile) and the National Contract, GPC guidance - Focus on the government's new deal, Chaand Nagpul GPC Chairman Newsletter, New and amended meningococcal vaccination programmes for 2015-16 - England - correction, General Extraction Service-Investigation, Changes to Wheelchair services

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 26th June 2015

Guiding Principles for GP Networks-GPC Document June 2015, GPC News June Edition, New and Amended Meninigococcal Vaccination Programmes For 2015-16, Business rules – enhanced services - England, Extended Hours DES – Message from the GPC, First Impressions from the ARM: Report from the Chair of the BMA South west Regional Council, Appraisal tool kits after March 2016, Changing patients between LH-RH agonists, Supporting New Models of Care’ Workshop to be held on 17 July 2015 at Canalside, Bridgwater

Somerset weekly Update friday 19th June 2015

Follow up after Bariatric Surgery, Dispensing and nursing homes, Sessional GP Newsletter The June edition of the sessional GP enewsletter is available here, PMS Reviews, FOI Request Care.Data Update, LMC Training

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th June 2015

Temporary Residents and Forgotten Medicines, Freedom of information request, Group A Streptococcal Infections, Seasonal Tick bite Reminder, Changes to wheelchair services

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th June 2015

Insurance Company Requests for Patient Records, Outcome Based Commissioning, Processing of Genital Tract specimens for bacterial vaginosis, Cold Calling to Sell Medication, Remedial action in response to the Dridex malware attack important action for affected practices (reminder), FP34s and information Governance training 11th June

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th May 2015

Somerset LMC Studyday Report Coalition or Competition: General practice in a 24/7 society, LMCs Conference Report, Vaccine Update, NHS Protect workshop:NHS Standards for frraud and security, Pension Update for GPs, 9th June at The Canalside, Bridgwater - places are still available, details on the website, CQC Visits in Somerset during July

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 22nd May 2015

Electronic PMAR Reporting from EMIS Web, Sessional GP enewsletter, Patient Group Directions (PGD) and Patient Specific Directions (PSD), Vaccine Update, GP +

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 15th May 2015

Somerset LMC Studyday Coalition or competition-The Next Steps, GMS Ready reckoner, Captita Translation and interpreting Service

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday May 8th 2015

Information Sharing Agreements, Overtime and Holiday Pay, Staff Handbook Update, LMCs Conference 2015, LMC Studyday Coalition or Competition (named before todays Election result)

LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st May 2015

Special Edition of the LMC Newsletter (and attached), Domestic Violence Champions Network in General Practice

LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th April 2015

Avoiding unplanned Admissions summary of changes for 15/16, GPC News April New out of hours service from July 2015, GP survey request.. is it valuable or is it a game?, EHIC Scheme, Locums Random case analysis, SAT is closing down, Funding opportunities for apprentices, Getty Images

Weekly Update update Friday 17th April 2015

Care Certificate, CPI (contractor population index), LMC Studyday May 14th 2015, Reporting patient safety incidents that occur in general practice, May Vaccine Update, GPC position on the minimum workforce dataset Updated, LMC meetings

Weekly Update Friday 10th April 2015

Somerset LMC Studyday "Coalition or Competition" Thursday 14th May 2015, Medical Indemnity Cover-Tell Insurers about the change in Clinical Working, LMC Survey on GP Retention and Recruiting, New Primary Care Liaison Manager at YDH, GP and practice Bulletin April 2015, The Future Of General Practice Survey results, QOF Business Rules V31, Somerset Podiatry Service

Weekly Update Friday 2nd April 2015

Prostap, Annual Flu Immunisation plan 15/16, Men C Freshers Programme, Vaccine Update special March edition, Vaccination and Immunisation programme 2015/16, New Out of Ours Service From 1st July, GP networks GPC Database, GP Networks a Step by Step Guide

Weekly Update Friday 27th March 2015

Pneumococcal back payments, QOF guidance 2015-16 – England, Focus on GP Contract Payments, GP Induction and Refresher course, Clinical Hazardous Waste - Registration with the Environment Agency, LMC and SGPET Websites, Work force Minimum Dataset, Consultation on Community and Primary Care Workforce Development, Smoking Cessation Update, Downs and Dementia baseline screening programme, Occupational Hep B, CQC Update, GPC News March 2015

Weekly Update Friday 20th March 2015

GMS Contract 2015-16 : Enhanced Services Specification, Information Governance (IG) Toolkit Survey, Flu Vaccine Programme for 2015-16, Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter, Bank Holiday Additional Opening Proposal, Sessional GPs —New and updated BMA appraisal and revalidation guidance

Weekly Update Friday 13th March 2015

SPQS Sign Up Arrangements, Workforce Minimum Dataset update, Focus on New Care model Vanguard Sites, Locums and Smart Cards, Smokefreelife Somerset, All things CQC, GPC Guidance on list closures

Weekly Update Friday 6th March 2015

Somerset LMC Unfunded Work survey, Sharing Health Check Data with ToHealth, GPC statement - Generic prescribing of Pregabalin, Focus on the new, IT requirements for the GP Contract in England, Seniority Factors 2011/12, GPC statement - Generic prescribing of Pregabalin , Vaccine Update March 2015

Weekly Update Friday 27th February

ToHealth, New LMC Website, Legionella Risk Assessment, Vaccine Update 225 February 2015

Weekly Update Friday 20th February 2015

Somerset LMC Newsletter February 2015, To Health, Infection Prevention solutions, New Drug Driving Legislation, Problems viewing LMC Docs

Weekly Update Friday 13th February 2015

SPQS update attached, ToHealth Update, Lymphoedema, One Page Locum Pack, The Care Certificate, Recognition of Acute Sepsis in Primary Care, Depo Provera Patient Group Direction (PGD), Fraud and bribery Risks In Primary Care, Somerset Practice Nurse information on School Immunisations, GPC Guidance on GP Networks If you are a GP asking these questions this guidance sets out:

Weekly Update Friday 6th February 2015

Domiciliary Phlebotomy Service, To Health, Somerset Transfer of work survey, Lymphoedema & Workforce Minimum Dataset update from GPC

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th September 2015

Outcome Based Commissioning, Childhood Flu EMIS pop up, Flu, Flu Immunisation in Community Pharmacy, Dementia Extract, Update on Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and...