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Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th July 2024

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) And so it begins contd.... Clinical News/Updates - Amendment to seasonal flu 2024/25 - New regulations restrict the prescribing and supply of puberty-suppressing hormones to children and young people under 18 - Rheumatology at Musgrove - Changes to the referral process for YDH and Community MSK Physio Services - Cardiology reporting ECGs through Musgrove Hospital Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Pathology Lab (update re systems down) - LMC GP Connect Survey - Intramuscular Pabrinex requests from SDAS News from the GPC  - *Save the Date* - Practice Finance Health joint webinar 7 August 12:30-14:00 - Template letter requesting access to a patient’s record - GP Connect update Training/Events - Connecting the Dots  - Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care  - How to design a career you'll love with Dr Rachel Morris  Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts 

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 15 July 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD PCP Meeting: 'The gut microbiome: implications for metabolic health and practical dietary considerations' - with Lesley Harper - Thursday 18 July 2024,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th July 2024

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here MD Soundbites! And So it Begins cont.. GPAS (General Practice Alert State) - No data available due to network problems Clinical News/Updates  Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - BMA Letter to the New Secretary of State for Health & Social Care - Patient Safety Alerts - Domestic abuse awareness campaign during the football season - Expressions of interest are now being accepted for a final cohort of the GP Assistants programme due to begin towards the end of the year - Are you making the most of your Buying Group membership? Training/Events Resources - Resources to supporting children and young people with their gender identity Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 8 July 20224

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD PCP Meeting: 'The gut microbiome: implications for metabolic health and practical dietary considerations' - with Lesley Harper - Thursday 18 July 2024,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th July 2024

MD Soundbites! And So It Begins Somerset LMC Position on the PCN Pilot Project Clinical News/Updates - GPC News - RSV NHS Vaccination Programme/Webinars - Guidance for Prescribing in UTIs - New Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCDs) from 9 September 2024 - Somerset Treatment Escalation Plans (STEP) Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - BMA England - Focus on Spending the PCN DES Capacity and Access Payment Funding Training/Events - Primary Care Acute & Urgent Care Hackathon Tuesday 16th July, Exeter 10.00-16.00 - Somerset LMC/Training Hub GP Recruitment Event Wednesday 4th September at Taunton Racecourse Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 1 July 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Practical Magic - Basic Life Support and Emergencies in Practice - This session on Thurs 4th July 2024, 7-9pm at Prince of Wales, Ham Hill TA14 6RW, will...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th June 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week - School requests for toilet passes GPAS (General Practice Alert State) If Not Now, When? GPC News - Contraceptive Services & NHS Education Funding Agreement 2024/27 Clinical News/Updates - BMA Covid & Flu Vaccination Letter - GP Contract 2024/25 Imposed Changes Guidance Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Safe Working in General Practice - Inspiration for Change - Podcast - University of Bristol Research Project Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 24 June 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - 'Osteoporosis', 27th June Walnut Tree, North Petherton Cancer & Palliative Care Study Day, Wed 3 July 2024,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st June 2024

MD Soundbites! - GPs Are On Your Side & Remember the GPC England Non-Statutory Ballot GPAS (General Practice Alert State) GPC News - GPC England Non-Statutory Ballot for GP Contractors/ Partners - Campaign Materials for GPs and Practice Teams - GP Appointment Data - Seasonal Flu Immunisation Programme QIVr Vaccine Clinical News/Updates - Connecting the Dots Meeting Tuesday 25th June 1-2pm - Womens Health Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GP Assistants Programme - GP Working with Rough Sleepers Opportunity - Learning From Patient Safety Events (LFPSE) Primary Care - What Makes Patients Happy? Training/Events - QOF Update, Enhanced Services & Health & Safety Training Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 17 June 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Primary Care Practitioners Group - A request to all Allied Healthcare Professionals. Our PCP Group that meet 6 weekly would really like to encourage more...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th June 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - AI for Suspected Skin Cancer Referrals - SFT - Clinisys ICE Ordercomms - Change to Go-Live Date - Inclisiran Update - Routine Falls Referral Pathway Changes Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - BMA – “GPs Are On Your Side” - CHIS Childhood Immunisation Letters Training/Events - It Pays To Go Green - How Sustainability Can Save Money and Lives in Your Organisation Webinar Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Top Tips - click here - MMR Shingrix - National Funding Framework (NFF)

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 10 June 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD The SGPET programme for this year is drawing to a close but we still have a number of evening meetings and study days to attend. The next study day is the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th June 2024

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here MD Soundbites! Making our team flourish... GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - BMA “Calling all GPs” are your membership details up to date? - GP Workforce data - Storage for Lloyd George notes for sale Training/Events -General Practitioners Committee (GPC) England Roadshow 19th June 2024 Resources Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week.... Moving On Top Tip - click here ​​​​​​​ - New NFF Specification and Important Deadlines

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 3 Jun 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD SGPET Diversity Study Day - 19th June, Taunton Racecourse, see programme here. Places still available. Expressions of interest for a GP Health Inequality...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st May 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Closure of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust - Infected Blood Inquiry – Hepatitis C Testing Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GPC Locum Survey - IF NOT NOW.... WHEN? Protect Your Practices, To Protect Your Patients. GPC England Officer Team Roadshow Webinar 20th June Training/Events - GP Dermoscopy Training - Guidance and Roadmap Requirements Q&A for Employers of ARRS Funded Paramedics - Information/Support Session for Somerset Practice Managers/PCN Managers 4th June via Microsoft Teams Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Top Tips - click here - National Funding Framework (NFF)

SGPET Weekly Update - Tues 28 May 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Guidance and Roadmap Requirements Q&A for Employers of ARRS Funded Paramedics - Information/Support Session for Somerset Practice Managers/PCN Managers -...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th May 2024

MD Soundbites! - GP Diary – Your essential tool for workload management GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Connecting the dots newsletter Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Practitioners Committee (GPC) England Roadshow 19th June 2024 - IF NOT NOW.... WHEN? Protect Your Practices, To Protect Your Patients. GPC England Officer Team Roadshow Webinar 20th June 2024 - Premises Costs Directions - Would you like to make sure you are CQCFIT? - BMA Wellbeing resources - Change of Title for Trainee Nursing Associates (TNA) - ORCHA Somerset Apps Library - NHSE Advanced Practice Digital Badge - e-Portfolio Training/Events - Guidance and Roadmap Requirements Q&A for Employers of ARRS Funded Paramedics - Information/Support Session for Somerset Practice Managers/PCN Managers 4th June via Microsoft Teams - ICB Safeguarding Level 3 training event - 26th June 2024 Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Top Tips - click here - National Funding Framework (NFF) 2024/25

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 20 May 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD SGPET Diversity & Inclusion Study Day, 19th June, Taunton Racecourse, see programme here Places still available Following on from our Metabolic Health...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th May 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... GP leaders in England vote to launch a ballot for collective action! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Dermatology Service Changes - Transfer of Care from Paediatrics to ADHD Team as they are Approaching Adult Age - Weight Management Service Update Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - IF NOT NOW.... WHEN? Protect Your Practices, To Protect Your Patients. GPC England Officer Team Roadshow Webinar 20th June - The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Training/Events - Save the Date - Somerset LMC/Training Hub GP Recruitment Event Wednesday 4th September at Taunton Racecourse Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts New this week.... Sudden Bereavement

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 13 May 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Leg Ulcer Assessment Update, Louise Vickery, Vascular Nurse Specialist - MPH (SGPET), 16th May Taunton Racecourse - PLACES STILL AVAILABLE South Somerset...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th May 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... new operating models GPAS (General Practice Alert State) News from the GPC Clinical News/Updates - Are you measles ready? Knowledge up to date? Know how to manage? IPC measures in the practice updated? - Routine Falls Referral Pathway Changes Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - ARRS Funded Paramedics - GP Pastoral Care Officers Wanted - Learning Organisation Approval Process Training/Events - Digital Campaigning Masterclass with Gregor Poynton: from the rebuild General Practice team 16th May 12.30-13.30 - GP Group Maternity Coaching Course Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update Tues 7th May 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - 'Update on Osteoporosis', 14th May, Walnut Tree, North Petherton 7.30pm 14th May & 21st May - Practice Nurse:...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd May 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... Measles GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Access to Documents Held in the GP System - Adult ADHD Referral Process - Epimax Ocular Irritation - from Mr Indy Sian Consultant Ophthalmologist MPH - Keeping up to date with Somerset’s SEND Local Offer - Ordercomms - Date of Change to ICE for Pathology - Vitamin D Service Has Resumed Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Bristol Medical School Medical Student Placements Training/Events - Green Impact for Health Conference July 3rd 2024 - Hosted by Frome Medical Practice in conjunction with Royal College of General Practitioners Severn Faculty Resources - Sign Up for Allied Health Professionals Regional Updates Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week... Taking a Breath

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 29 Apr 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Sessional/Locum GP Lunchtime Session: A time to share learning from interesting cases - (Remote via MS Teams) 9th May 13.00-13.45 The South Somerset...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th April 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... meeting with Katie Bramall-Stainer GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Cervical Screening - COVID Therapeutics - LARC Payments - Intrauterine Devices for Endometrial Protection as Part of HRT - Tier 2 Weight Management Options for Patients - Transfer of Care from Paediatric to ADHD Team Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Agenda For Change DHSC Payment - Practice Nurses - Feedback on New Father's Project Proposal - NHSE Funding Available for IP/NMP & GPN Fundamentals for 2024-25 - PCSE Seniority Payment Reconciliation Process - Somerset Vaccination Service & Housebound Patients Training/Events - How does valuing diversity in our primary care teams positively impact care and team morale? - South Somerset Primary Care Evening Meeting - Lessons learned from the diabetes recovery programme. How to improve the care of people with diabetes by reviewing processes - Supporting Children Questioning their Gender Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 22 April 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD HCA Immunisation Update, 30th April 10-12pm via MS Teams - Places still available Practical Magic : 'Steroid Injections' Wednesday 1 May 2024 7-9pm,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th April 2024

MD Soundbites! This week... We are now in dispute! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Child ADHD/ASD Referrals - Death Certification Reform and the Introduction of Medical Examiners – Update - GP Timetable - Somerset Post Covid19 Assessment Service (PCAS) - STARFISH Trial - Surgical Admission Pathway at YDH and Musgrove - Template Letter for Requests for Ongoing Referral from Private Provider - The Connecting the Dots Meeting Wednesday 24th April 1-2pm Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Closure of Visa Support Services - Somerset LMC Committee Locum GP Vacancy - SGPET and LMC Websites Multi-Factor Authentication Training/Events - LMC Event - Single Assessment Framework, how to be CQC ready & how to not fall foul of the CQC Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts this week.... The Future of Dementia

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 15 April 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - 'Dermoscopy - Chaos and Clues Algorithm' 16th April, Walnut Tree Hotel N. Petherton PCP Meeting: 'Pelvic Pain'...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th April 2024

MD Soundbites! this week... BMA Update - share your thoughts with us GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - GP Appointments - February 2024 Headline from Recent NHSE Stats - Keeping Up to Date with Somerset’s SEND Local Offer - Self-Referral for Pregnancy Care Somerset - Vitamin D Reagent Supply - West Somerset Medical Club Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - A Reminder About LMC Buying Group Membership - Institute of General Practice Managers (IGPM) Right Care First Time Video - NHSE Funding Available for IP/NMP & GPN Fundamentals for 2024-25 - Practice Post - What to Ask When Applying for a Salaried Vacancy Training/Events - Summarising Patient Records Online Training Thursday 18th April 14.00-15.00 - HR & Employment Law Round-Up via MSTeams Tuesday 23rd April 14.00-16.30 Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts this week... Perimenopause Wellbeing

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 8th April 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - 'Dermoscopy - Chaos and Clues Algorithm' 16th April, 7.30pm Walnut Tree Hotel, North Petherton Rheumatology &...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th April 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week - Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training GP Contract 2024/25 Documents Published Clinical News/Updates - Adult ADHD Referral Difficulties - Annual Flu Letter - Prescribing of Gender Affirming Hormones (masculinising or feminising hormones) as part of the Children and Young People’s Gender Service - Surgical Admission Pathway at YDH - Very High-Risk Breast Screening Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GP Referendum BMA Voting Review - The Claire Wand Fund Training/Events - General Practice Workforce and Career Planning Event Resources Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - new ... The Power of Music

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 28th March 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) New Funding Framework Clinical News/Updates - Measles Guidance - MMR Vaccinations for Practice staff Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - BMA referendum – results are out! - Stop the closure of GP surgeries Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 25 March 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Practice Nurse: Ear Care Update on 9th April at Canalside, Bridgwater - spaces still available Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - 'Dermoscopy -...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd March 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Connecting the Dots - End of Primary Care Knowledge & Evidence Specialist Provision in Somerset - Just a Reminder - Residential Institute Codes (RI) - Pharmacy First-From the Local Pharmacy Committee (LPC) - NHS App GP Survey Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GP Locum Unemployment - Somerset LMC Committee Locum Member Vacancy Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week.... The Parent-Infant Relationship

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 18 March 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Next SGPET Study Day - 17th April, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal, see draft programme here Places still availabe on: Leading and Motivating People...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th March 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week - Rebuilding General Practice GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - HRT Guidance Updates - Memory Clinic Update - Professional Record Standards Body - Somerset New Lipid Guidance - Somerset Respiratory Guidance Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Peninsula Medical School Student Placements - Rebuild GP: Talking to Patients Toolkit - Specimen Partnership Agreement - Sponsor Licences Some Good News - Theft Warning

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 11 Mar 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD ENT & Ophthalmology Study Day, Wed 13th March, Places still available HCA Immunisation Foundation Course (Part 1 & Part 2) 19th & 26th March, Places still...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th March 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... Staff feeling battered GPAS (General Practice Alert State) GP Contract 2024/25 Changes - IMPORTANT! Clinical News/Updates - Faecal Calprotectin Update - Memory Clinic - Onward Referrals from SFT - Somerset LMC Survey - Tier 2 Weight Management Options for Patients Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - SGPET and LMC Websites Multi-Factor Authentication Training/Events - LMC Event - Single Assessment Framework, how to be CQC ready & how to not fall foul of the CQC - Leadership Education Opportunity for Lead Practice and PCN Nurses - The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Resources Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week - Allyship

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 4 Mar 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD SGPET/LMC Websites Multi-Factor Authentication - FourteenFish have now introduced Multi-Factor Authentication, this will mean when logging into our websites...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st March 2024

GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Update on the GP Contract 2024/5 Clinical News/Updates - Safeguarding Update - Somerset’s New Lipid Guidance - Connecting the Dots – A Brand New Somerset FT Podcast Series - MMR Vaccinations for Practice Staff Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Avon LMC DBS Checks - GP and GPN Fellowship Update - Guidance for Practices Employing Enhanced and/or Advanced Practitioners Training/Events - NHS Pension Update 2024 Training Webinar - Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam - Somerset LMC/Training Hub GP Recruitment Event Wednesday 3rd April at Taunton Racecourse Resources Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 26th Feb 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Leadership Education Opportunity for Lead Practice and PCN Nurses- Somerset Training Hub has funding available to support Lead Practice and PCN Nurses who...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd February 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... Contracts and working within them GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - LMC Clinical Workstreams Survey - Postnatal Checks and Perinatal Pelvic Health Service - Referring to Paediatrics - Sperm Pots Training/Events - Leadership Education Opportunity for Lead Practice and PCN Nurses - Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam 14th March 1-2pm Surveys - Paediatric Bloods in Musgrove Park Hospital - Research Study about Prescribing for Alzheimers Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week Sloppy Slippers

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 19 Feb 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD SGPET Invitation to all Allied Healthcare Professionals to join our monthly Primary Care Practitioners Group Practice Nurse: Womens Health Update - 22nd...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th February 2024

MD Soundbites! New this week... Sepsis Guidance GPAS (General Practice Alert State) News from GPC England - GP Contract 2024/25 - GPCE Letter to NHSE Regarding the Measles Outbreak - Cloud Based Telephony Costs and Workload Clinical News/Updates - Somerset Primary Link Communication Email Change Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Access to Records – ICO Response to DPIAs - DBS Checks - Practice Managers Appraisal Toolkit Information for All - Have Your Say on Council Budget Setting Training/Events - Somerset LMC/Training Hub GP Recruitment Event Wednesday 3rd April at Taunton Racecourse - booking is open Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts New this week... Borderline Personality Disorder - What is Normal?

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 12 Feb 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Places still available on: Lead Nurse Forum Meeting 14 Feb 14.00 Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - Lipid cases (Alex Bickerton)- more interesting...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th February 2024

MD Soundbites! New - Good Medical Practice GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - LMC Clinical Workstreams Survey - Surgical Admissions to Musgrove Hospital - CAMHS Referrals - Hydroxychloroquine Monitoring - Primary Care Library Snapshot Evidence Training & Events - NHS Pension Update 2024 Training Webinar - Summarising Patient Records Training Webinar Resources - Neurodiversity in the Workplace Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 5th February 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD PCP Meeting: Diabetes, 'Management On Duty' - 8th Feb 7pm-9pm via MS Teams Practice Nurse Ear Irrigation Study Day - 2 Places available - 13th February...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd February 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) News from GPC England - GPC England Contract Update YouTube Video - please share - Referendum of the GP 2024/25 Contract – Join the BMA Today and Have Your Say - EMIS and Coding Problems for QOF - Access to Records – ICO Response to DPIAs - GP End of Year Forms: Submission Deadline Extended to 31 March - BMA Divisional Elections - Rebuild General Practice – Template Letter to MPs - Extension of Services for GP Partners Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GP and GPN Fellowship Update - Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeships Training/Events - National Apprenticeship Week - Shapes Toolkit: How to Deal with Conflict and Other Stressful Situations - Rachel Morris - 25th April Resources - NHS Funded Personal and Team Coaching Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week Improving Insomnia

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 29 Jan 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Shapes Toolkit: How to deal with conflict and other stressful situations - Rachel Morris - 25 April 2024 - 1:30 to 5:00 via Zoom -This session will examine...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th January 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Improved Referral Routes into Young Somerset - Next Connecting the Dots Meeting Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - 2024 NHS England Advanced Practice Funding Application – EOI - Medical Student Year 5, 8 Week Placement - Open Consultation - Role of Incentive Schemes in General Practice Training/Events - Care Navigation Training Dates are Now Available Until March 2024 - Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week Compassion in Healthcare Top Tips - click here - Ardens CQC Searches - Frailty Core Contract

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 22 Jan 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD SGPET Membership Levy 2024/2025 - Our New Membership Year will start again on 1st April 2024, This year providing we have a similar number of members we...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th January 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - ADHD Referral Difficulties - Private Bariatric Postoperative Monitoring - Changes to Ordercomms - Home Oxygen Service Assessment & Review (Update) - Mirena 52mg LNG IUD - Extended License for Contraception for 8 Yrs - Supporting HC2 Application for Asylum Seekers - Updated Guidance on Pressure Ulcers 'How to Safeguard Adults' is Now Live News from the GPC - Death Certification Reforms - MAPs to be Regulated by the GMC - Write to your MP - Online Access to Records - Data Breaches from Misfiling of Records Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GP & GPN Fellowship Update - 2024 National Foundation Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme to Recruit into Foundation Training Programme (2025-26) Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 15 Jan 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Population Health Fellowship Role - Expressions of interest for a Population Health Fellowship, are now open. This is a role overseen by Somerset Training...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th January 2024

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Death Certification Reforms Draft Guidance Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - GPC Survey for ALL GPs - GP and GPN Fellowship Update - Improving Breast Feeding Support and Survey - Buying Group Recruitment Support - Student Placement Can You Help? Training/Events - Somerset Safeguarding Adults Monthly Practice Updates Resources - Family Friendly Rights in 2023 Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week Metabolic Health and the Survival Switch And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 8th Jan 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Medico-Legal aspects of prescribing (including switching inhaler) 6th February 2024 presented by Beverley Bostock Mens Health Study Day, Wed 7th February ,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th January 2024

MD Soundbites! Clinical News/Updates - Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures - The Community Pharmacy BP Case Finding Service Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Training/Events - Carol Hobbs' Retirement Evening 12th January Resources Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - this week Treating Depression

SGPET Weekly Update Tues 2 Jan 2024

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - HAPPY NEW YEAR! 11 January 13.00 - Sessional/Locum GP Lunchtime Session: A time to share learning from interesting cases - (Remote via MS Teams) Dear...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd December 2023

MD Soundbites! New - Reflection GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - LMC Commentary: NHS Vaccination Strategy - 'Shaping the future delivery of NHS vaccination services’ - Paramedic Non-Medical Prescribing Legislation Change - Duplicate Correspondence from SFT - Home Oxygen Assessment Service - Ingrown Toenail Referrals - Primary Care Matters Newsletter - December 2023 Edition Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Have your say on the Future of General Practice and GP Finance Survey - Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund Training & Events - Process Mapping Away Day - SIDeR Digital TEP Meeting - Open Mental Health Christmas Comms Carol Hobbs Retirement Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - This week The Compassionate Approach to Healthy Weight

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 18 Dec 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD As this is our last education update of the year, we would like to thank you for your continued support, its been a busy one, with over 150 events and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th December 2023

MD Soundbites! New - The power of being able to listen GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Clinical News/Updates - Bacteriology - Important Changes to Age UK Somerset Toenail Cutting Service - Inclisiran Update - SFT Onward Referrals and Secondary Care Requests - Somerset’s Bariatric Surgery Follow Up Guidance - Southwest Immunisation Clinical Advice & Response Service (ICARS) Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Role of Incentive Schemes in General Practice - Visa and Sponsorship Licence Training/Events - Somerset LMC's 2024 Training Programme Sessions Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts- Assertiveness And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 11 Dec 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Somerset Primary Care Evening Meeting: CAMHS CEDS training for GPs - 13 Dec, 19.30-21.30 MS Teams Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th December 2023

MD Soundbites! New - Measuring continuity…. May not be so hard! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) General Practice Provider Board (GPPB) Chair and Review of GPPB Clinical News/Updates - Licensing of Anastrozole for Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer - Important Information for Action Fluenz® Tetra - Vaccine Update - National Medical Examiner System Roll out in Primary Care Somerset Information for GP Partners/Salaried/Locums/Practice Managers - Partnership Agreements - Minor Improvement Grant Expressions of Interest for 2024/25 Being Accepted Now - Locum GPs Reporting Reduced Opportunities - BMA GP Committee England's Finance Survey Training/Events - IR (ME)R Training - Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam Resources - Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 4 December 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Dear Colleagues - You be aware that Carol Hobbs retired from her role as Programme Director for Somerset Training Hub at the end of November 2023, after a...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st December 2023

MD Soundbites! New - 'Private healthcare and the GP kickback' GPAS (General Practice Alert State) England LMC Conference 2023 Report The Ever Increasing Short Term Supply Issue of Drugs Ongoing Shortages of ADHD Medications GPC Survey for ALL GPs Safeguarding Concerns and Shared Access National Presentation on DM in Children Memory Referrals getUBetter APP Progress Report Community Pharmacy - Hypertension Case Finding Briefing Reminder for 6th December Q&A Session for NHSE Advanced Practice Apprenticeship/Masters Funding 2024 Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts... - Supporting New Fathers - Digital Health Innovation And Finally... - Carol Hobbs' Retirement

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 27 Nov 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD How to manage yourself and stay resilient through a complaint with Dr Sarah Coope, 30th Jan 13.00, via Zoom - This course has been co-created alongside Dr...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th November 2023

MD Soundbites! New today - 'Sharing the learning' GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Reminder eDEC Declaration for Practices The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism IGPM Practice Managers Survey 2023 Webinar - The CQC Single Assessment Framework with Tracy Green Wednesday 13th December 12.30-14.00 Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 20 Nov 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD First 5 Evening Meeting 7 Dec, 7.30pm via MS Teams - Jenna Clark from Monahans Specialist Medical Accountants is giving a talk titled 'What you need to know...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th November 2023

MD Soundbites! New today 'Please be flexible' GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Patient Access to Records News from the GPC Chairman Katie Bramall-Stainer - Accelerated Access - Physician Associates - GPC England Committee Pages - GPCE Newsletter - Sessional Newsletter High Risk Child Protection Concerns – NO EHA Form Required! CSU Childhood Imms Service Insomnia Referral Changes Safe Working - Online Discussion Group with GPC Representative Dr Paul Hynam And Finally... - Medical Member in the Social Entitlement Chamber (SEC) Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - new this week Yeovil Rivers Community Trust

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 13 Nov 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Fresh looks 2023, Mon 20th Nov-Thurs 23rd Nov, places still available see programme here. MSc Advanced Practice 2024/25 NHS England funding Q&A - 14 Nov ,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th November 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Onboarding Process for Advice First from Cinapsis Underway Across Somerset Winter Resilience Payment Staff Vaccination for Flu New Medical Certificate of Cause of Death for Statutory Medical Examiner System New Shingles Programme Stop Adult Abuse Week 20-24 November 2023 - Safeguarding Yourself and Others Yeovil and Bridgwater Public Libraries are Offering a Free Low Impact Activity and Movement Session for Patients Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - new this week - Children's Emotional Health and Neurodiversity

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 6th Nov 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Inhaler Switching - Important message from David Long Want to know more about NHSE Advanced Practice Apprenticeship/Masters Funding 2024? - Our Advanced...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd November 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) DSP Toolkit 2023/24 Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Want to Know More About NHSE Advanced Practice Apprenticeship/Masters Funding 2024? Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Top Tips... - Can be found here. This week... Shingles Vaccine Technical Guidance Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 30 October 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD LMC/STH Webinar: Hope and resilience in General Practice through releasing our team's potential? 8th Nov, 13.00-14.00 (MS Teams) PCP Meeting: Management of...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th October 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Access to Records Somerset Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Dashboard 60% of Practices Now Signed Up PCSE Seniority Payments Reconciliation Exercise 2023 Staff Contracts and Handbook (updated) The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Next ‘Connecting the Dots’ Meeting, 31st October 2023 1-2 pm via Teams Feedback Survey - YDH AEC Surgical Telephone Triage and Referral Pilot Study LMC/STH Lunchtime Webinar Hope and Resilience in General Practice Through Releasing Our Team's Potential Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts - new this week - How to Sleep Better

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 23 October 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Womens Health Update - 2 Nov, 9.30-12.30, Taunton Racecourse First 5 Discussion Group - 2 Nov, 19.30-21.30, The Firehouse, Langport Fresh Looks - 20-23...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th October 2023

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) 3 month supply shortages of ADHD medications New BMA guidance for sessional GPs DWP Fit note guidance National Turnaround Time (TAT) in imaging update NHS Health Checks Opportunities with the new Careers Plus programme for nurses working within Primary Care Safeguarding Lunch & Learn sessions with ICB Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 16 October 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Core Knowledge of Diabetes for HCA's, Health Coaches, Physiotherapists, 18th Oct 8.30-15.30 Taunton Racecourse. places still available, see programme...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th October 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) System Issue Affecting Correspondence from Yeovil Hospital (BigHand Dictation Software) Tellmi - Children & Young People App Commissioned by NHS Somerset Early Help Assessment Forms (EHA) – PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY RCGP Green Impact for Health Toolkit Survey - Somerset PCN - Closes 20th October Strengths Finder Workshop Development Opportunity Harnessing your Strengths in Times of Uncertainty Workshop Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts- COPD and Health Inequalities

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 9 October 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Fresh Looks 2023, Mon 20th Nov-Thurs 23 Nov, Taunton Racecourse - This course has always been mainly presentations from our local hospital consultants on...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th October 2023

MD Soundbites! - Updated GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Advice and Guidance from Cinapsis and the DPP District Nurses and Administration of Flu Vaccinations Somerset Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Dashboard getUBetter App CNSGP Indemnity Guidance for General Practice Somerset New to Practice Programme Primary Care Matters Newsletter - September/October 2023 Specialist Paramedic Placement Requests - Funded LMC Buying Group Support for PCNs Undergraduate GP Placement Survey Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 2 October 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Core Knowledge of Diabetes for HCA's, Health Coaches, Physiotherapists, 18th Oct 8.30-15.30 Taunton Racecourse. Somerset Primary Care evening meeting: 'HRT...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th September 2023

MD Soundbites! - Updated GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Rebuilding General Practice Press Release Sexual Safety in Healthcare – Organisational Charter Somerset’s New Lipid Service Connecting the Dots (previously known as PC-SC Collaboration Forum) Nurse Career Plus (places available) HR Support Adrian Poole of APERS Ltd Somerset Vaccination Programme Primary Care Knowledge Services Parental Leave Webinar Autumn Somerset Training Hub Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Fellow Vacancy LMC/STH Lunchtime Webinar Hope and Resilience in General Practice Through Releasing Our Team's Potential Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 25 Sept 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Diabetes Study Day (18 Oct) - The agenda is now confirmed and on the website . As usual this is a very popular day and was fully booked but we have been...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd September 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) GPC News - Inclisiran - Free BMA Membership for International Doctors - Covid-19 Vaccination Programme - 2023/24 DDRB recommended pay rise for salaried practice staff Post-Menopausal Bleeding (PMB) - Self Referral B12 – Couple of Tips Practice Centrifuges Cross-PCN Energy Buying Group Offer GP Career Plus Paediatric Coeliac Patients Paediatric Podcast Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies And finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 18 Sept 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD PCP Meetings, Following on from Dr Bridget Carne's excellent work we are pleased to say Alex Milliner (Primary Care Practitioner) and Jo Taylor (Nurse...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th September 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) NHS England Suicide Prevention Toolkit Covid Medication Pathway EMIS Panic Button Somerset’s Weight Management Service ECO Flex Forms Completing DVLA Forms FCP Roadmap - Paramedics and Physiotherapists - UPDATED GUIDELINES Supporting Valproate ALL Patients- ACTION by 29th September The Essential Management of General Practice/Induction for PCN Managers & Staff (including ARRS roles) Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 11 Sept 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Clean Language workshop 20th September on Zoom: Clean Language offers a set of open questions that can make a difference in conversations with a wide range...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th September 2023

MD Soundbites! - Updated today GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Cinapsis Sharing Access with External Providers – GREAT CARE NEEDED Southwest Pathology Services - Paper Lite Helpdesk Update Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund Safeguarding Lunch & Learn sessions with ICB Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Managing Workload and Taking Time to Reflect on Wellbeing for GP Practices Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Training Hub Fellowship Post Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 4th Sept 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD First 5, 7th September - A quick reminder that the First 5 group is restarting in September. The meetings will alternate between in person and virtual with...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st September 2023

MD Soundbites! - New COVID Vaccination Programme Update from the GPC Referrals Rejected Solely on the Basis of a Lack of Capacity Completing Palliative Care Mars Chart (Reminder Re Medications) What Does Good Look Like? Taking Back Control in General Practice LMC Study Day 12th September Trans & Non-Binary Sexual Health Q&A Event 13th September via Teams Opportunities with the New Careers Plus Programme for Nurses Working Within Primary Care Council Run NHS Health Checks Programme SFT Nurse Legacy Nurses Not to be Confused with Training Hub Legacy Nurses Advert SIDeR Benefits Workshop 20th September 2023 Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts

SGPET Weekly Update Tues 29 August 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD New date added HCA: Venepuncture Training on 5th October at Taunton Racecourse Core Knowledge of Diabetes on 18th October at Taunton Racecourse, please see...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th August 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Shingles vaccination changes: Amendment from last weeks edition News from the GPC: Pay uplifts  Total Rewards Statement New Contract Variation SFT Onward Referrals Relaunch of Return to Practice Programme  Reminder: For recently CCTed GP trainees to check that they get their back pay SW CHIS is sending letters to parents/ carers of children born between 1.9.07 - 31.8.08, where there are outstanding immunisations Women's Health Register of Interested Professionals Post-Menopausal bleeding Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) Apprenticeships 

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 21 August 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD LMC/STH GP Recruitment Event, Taunton Racecourse Wednesday 6th September: Our latest popular GP recruitment event will be held at 4.30pm on Wednesday 6th...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th August 2022

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Covid medication pathway Updated 2WW Gynaecology pathway Evidence Based Interventions Southwest Pathology National Seasonal Influenza guidance 2023/24 Shingles vaccination changes BMA - Wellbeing resources LMC/STH GP Recruitment Event, Taunton Racecourse Wednesday 6th September Training - Responding to Demand for Access -Creating Positive Patient Experience - Thursday 7th September Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 14 Aug 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Devon and Somerset LMC General Practice Nurse Professional and Personal Development Conference - 15th September at Canalside, programme can be found...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th August 2023

MD Soundbites! GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Enhanced Service Specifications for COVID and Flu for the coming Autumn/Winter 23 LD Annual Health Checks (AHC) General Practice Responsibility in Responding to Private Healthcare What Does Good Look Like? Taking Back Control in General Practice LMC Study Day 12th September, Taunton Racecourse The Meno Series - Menopause Mandate Specialist NHS Menopause Service in Somerset – GP Feedback Required Legacy Nurse Vacancy Training - Responding to Demand for Access -Creating Positive Patient Experience - Thursday 7th September Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies And Finally... - Fighting for Life - The Twelve Battles that Made Our NHS, and the Struggle for its Future

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th August 2023

MD Soundbites! ICB-Funded Remote GP Sessions NHS Health Checks New Supplier NEW Referral Criteria for Somerset’s Tier 3 Weight Management Services and Current Tier 2 Options Fit Note Update – Opportunity to Influence Change (Important to Paramedics and Allied Health Professionals) Menopause Support Group for Prescribing Clinicians in Somerset LMC/STH GP Recruitment Event, Taunton Racecourse Wednesday 6th September Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs The Essential Management of General Practice/Induction for PCN Managers & Staff (including ARRS roles) Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) This guidance is regularly updated with new items and suggestions Job Vacancies And Finally...

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 31 July 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD STH/LMC discrimination survey: Following on from the recent survey we want to remind you of the free offer of support for your teams in equality, diversity,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th July 2023

MD Soundbites! News from the GPC - Implementing a Triage System in General Practice - General Practice Responsibility in Responding to Private Healthcare - GP Trainee Visa Sponsorship Skilled Worker Visa (Formerly Tier 2 Visa) 2WW Gynaecology Update EMIS Issues Historical Radiology Results from SFT NHS England National General Practice Improvement Programme Oral Anxiolytics in MRI Scanning Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Legacy Nurse Vacancy​​​​​​​ BMA General Practitioners Committee BMA Sessional GP Conference 2023 - Friday 22nd September Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 24 July 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD MENOPAUSE SUPPORT GROUP FOR PRESCRIBING CLINICIANS IN SOMERSET - These will be informal drop-in sessions where you can ask Dr Juliet Balfour any general...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st July 2023

MD Soundbites! Somerset GP provider Board Update All Salaried Practice Staff Pay Uplift Pharmacist in Training PC-SC Collaboration Forum Career Plus Safer Somerset Partnership (Violence Reduction Unit) Thrombophilia Screening Cameron Fund Summer Newsletter Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies and Finally.

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 17 July 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD NEW!! MENOPAUSE SUPPORT GROUP FOR PRESCRIBING CLINICIANS IN SOMERSET - These will be informal drop-in sessions where you can ask Dr Juliet Balfour any...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th July 2023

MD Soundbites! From the GPC: Call to Action for General Practice NEW Referral Criteria for Somerset’s Tier 3 Weight Management Services and Current Tier 2 Options Expediting Delayed Ambulances Child Health Information Services (CHIS) Message from the Path Lab on Adding Tests Medicine Supply Issues with GLP1- Receptor Agonists (Semaglutide) Improving Psychological Support and Transition into Adult Services for Diabetic Teenagers – Study Responding to Complaints on NHS Choices New STEP and Possible PPG Input Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 10 July 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Advanced Practitioners - NEW Somerset Training Hub Microsoft Team - A new peer support forum using Microsoft Teams has been created for current and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th July 2023

MD Soundbites! Covid Medication Assessment Service Somerset’s One Website for ALL Referral Pathways and Resources Amendment to Annual Flu Letter 2023/24 – Addition of Secondary School Children (years 7 to 11) Bariatric Surgery A Resource for our International Primary Care Team Members Who are New to Working in the UK The Somerset Homeless and Rough Sleeper Nursing Service Wins Prestigious NHS Parliamentary Award as NHS Celebrates its 75th Birthday Advanced Practitioners - NEW Somerset Training Hub Microsoft Team Are you interested in becoming an Academic Tutor? And Finally... Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 3rd July 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Dermatology Study Day, Wed 12th July, Places still available. Programme here Pan Somerset Bi-monthly evening meeting: 'Mental Capacity Act in Primary Care'...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th June 2023

MD Soundbites! News from the GPC Onward Referrals from SFT Physician Associate Degree Apprenticeships What Does Good Look Like? Taking Back Control in General Practice LMC Study Day 12th September 2023, Taunton Improving Radiology Report Communication Short Survey Bariatric Surgery Survey - please complete Are You Making the Most of Your LMC Buying Group Membership? Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 26 June 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Bridgwater & Taunton Primary Care Group - Respiratory Diagnostics , 29 June, Walnut Tree Hotel North Petherton New event added: Practice Nurse: Basic...

Correction - Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd June 2023

Apologies but there was an error in the Somerset LMC Weekly Update sent earlier today. The Men B Catch Up Immunisations information should have read Hep B Catch Up Immunisations

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd June 2023

MD Soundbites! Urgent - Digital Clinical Safety Update Update EMIS Panic Button Removal ProActive Physical Activity on Referral Scheme Update Men B Catch Up Immunisations Post Mortem Reports and Record of Inquests Radiation and Non-Medical Referrers Somerset Urgent Community Response Bariatric Surgery Survey Cross Sector Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians (PRPT) Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 19 June 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Wells Primary Care Group - Dermatology, 22 June, Fountain Inn Wells Enhanced Services 2023 Training Webinar - 27 June 2-3pm QOF Update 2023 Overview...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th June 2023

MD Soundbites! Covid Antivirals Accelerated Access to Records Oral anxiolytics in MRI scanning - The Somerset LMC position below has been shared with the Trust Mar Chart Template Letter NICE have recently published the following Diagnostics guidance (DG): DG52: Automated ankle brachial pressure index measurement devices to detect peripheral arterial disease in people with leg ulcers – published May 23 Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) – A change to the Funding Application Process Liver Improvement Project Update Diagnosis of Myeloma The Andrology Service Do you have current spare capacity to take on additional GP doctors in training? Could you benefit from additional funding to increase physical space for GP doctors in training? TNA Courses/places commencing September 2023 Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th June 2023

MD Soundbites! Expediting Delayed Ambulances NHS CHC Fast Track Update to COVID Antivirals Adult ADHD Referrals Semaglutide (Wegovy) GP in Somerset Nurse Vacancies/Recruitment "Oiling the Wheels": A GP Locum Event Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 5th June 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Update from Dr Ian Boyland SGPET Vice Chair - Dear Colleagues - We are pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Young to our education committee. Anne-Marie is an...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd June 2023

MD Soundbites! EMIS Reverses Panic Button Decision OpenSAFELY Weight Management Veteran Friendly GP Practice Accreditation Dermatology GPwER – great opportunity! Adrian Poole, HR & Employment Law Services Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) Job Vacancies

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th May 2023

Add-on Tests and Sample Stability

SGPET Weekly Update - Tues 30 May 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Have you accessed the amazing resource of our Somerset Primary Care Knowledge and Library Specialist? Roxanne Hart is able to help all of your team in so...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th May 2023

MD Soundbites! Update to COVID Medicines Pathway Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care - Key Points for GPs! Results of the Somerset Discrimination and Harassment Survey COPD in Bridgwater Add-on Tests and Sample Stability Succession/Retirement Planning: What to do with your premises? Weight Management Referrals Post Mortem Reports Somerset New to Practice General Practice Fellowship Programme for Newly Qualified GPs Practices Sought for Medical Students Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - Measurement of Workload Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 22 May 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD New Depo Provera PGD SGPET Frailty Study Day on 21st June 2023: Covering Introduction re Frailty, Frailty score, Managing Heart Failure in the Frail...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th May 2023

MD Soundbites! What Does Good Look Like? Taking Back Control in General Practice LMC Study Day 12th September Taunton Racecourse Approval of Locum A Forms by Practices Retinopathy Screening DNA Requests for Information The Homeless Rough Sleepers Nursing Service Cancer Services Navigators Medical Student Examiner Shortage! When Will One of Our Clinical Colleagues be AI?! Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - Workload Prioritisation Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 15 May 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD SGPET Dermatology Study Day, 12th July - We wanted to emphasis this date is not just for GPST1/2 and is open to all clinicians in Primary Care in Somerset,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th May 2023

MD Soundbites! Access and the new contract Weight Management referrals End of Influenza Season Communications APP Improving access to OH assessments for small businesses Signposting Training Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - “Core” general practice Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Tues 9 May 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Somerset's Discrimination and Harassment Survey and Webinar: On Wednesday 17th May 2023 1-1.45pm, Jon Dolman, Taku Chinomona and Catherine Ievers will...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th May 2023

MD Soundbites! News from the GPC Add-on Tests and Sample Stability Clinical Correspondence Management Rheumatology SFT Contact Details Primary Care Mask Guidance Somerset's Discrimination and Harassment Survey and Webinar NHSE (HEE) New and Continuing Advanced Practice Funding Offers Access to Medicine Survey Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - External Un-Resourced Workload Tops Tips... - Can be found here. This week... Friends and Family Data Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Tues 2 May2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Bridgwater Primary Care Group Meeting, 9th May 7.30pm, Walnut Tree Hotel, North Petherton - Dermatology Professor Alexander Anstey Urgent Care Study Day,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th April 2023

MD Soundbites! Industrial Action ADHD Referral Pathway Change General Practice Indemnity Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Transforming Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention in Somerset New Musculoskeletal Personalised Self-Management Tool Launches Across Somerset School Exemption Letter SFT Rapid Access Chest Pain Referral Criteria Somerset Moves Newsletter Somerset’s Discrimination and Harassment Survey Webinar Succession/Retirement Planning: What to do with your premises? Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - Measurement of Workload Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Mon 24 April 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Sessional/Locum GP Lunchtime Session: A time to share learning from interesting cases - (Remote via MS Teams), 27th April SGPET Upcoming Study Days:...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st April 2023

MD Soundbites! GPC Needs Practices’ Feedback – Evidence of the Negative Impact of Imposed 23/24 Contract Changes GP Prospective Records Access Bereavement Services Adrenaline Auto-Injectors held by Schools Practice Costing Template GP Workload Management and Triage Toolkit Exploring Safe Working in General Practice: How We Triage April is Stress Awareness Month Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - Waiting Lists Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update - Mon 17 Apr 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD UPCOMING SGPET STUDY DAYS We hope that you have all had a great Easter and now spring is properly upon us we can look forwards to the next few months of...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th April 2023

MD Soundbites! Skilled Worker Visa (Formerly Tier 2 Visa) Application Event Emergency ICB on call Director PC-SC Collaboration Forum (NB Early Date) Clinical Investigation Hub Update GP in Somerset Filming Need a New Boiler? NHSE Funding Available for IP/NMP and GPN Fundamentals for 2023-24 Somerset LMC/Training Hub GP Recruitment Event 3rd May at Taunton Racecourse Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) - Top TIps - Patient Participation Groups (PPG) And Finally... Job Vacancies

SGPET Weekly Update Tues 11 April 2023

SGPET/LMC EDUCATION NEWS/UPDATE BOARD Spirometry Update via Zoom ,13th April - (places available) Pan Somerset Bi-monthly evening meeting: 'All you need to know about GCA in primary care' -...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 6th April 2023

MD Soundbites! Maximising Available Funding for General Practice Update for the Statutory Phase of the Medical Examiner Service – Delayed! General Practice Pay Declaration - Guidance from the GPC Incidentalomas and CxR FU from MPH Emergency Department General Practice Alert State (GPAS) Locum Pensions Forms Flu Review 2022/23 GP in Somerset Peninsula Medical School Student Placements Training Courses for Aspiring or Existing Coaches Safe Working in General Practice (BMA) TopTip - Appointments Job Vacancies

GP contract 2023/24 Update

All GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues On 3rd March 2023 Dr Kiran Sharrock, Acting Chair of GPC England (GPCE) shared details of the contract changes for 23/24 with all LMCs....

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...

Support for Flu Clinics

Support for Flu Clinics

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.

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...

Covid Antibody Testing

Covid Antibody Testing

Somerset LMC Position Paper on the PCN DES

LMC Position Paper on the PCN DES

Update Care Homes

Care Home Update

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...

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

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

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...

Zoom Support Calls

Zoom Support Meetings

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CHIS and Data Extraction

CHIS and Data Extraction

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

Information Request from the CCG about Nebuliser Use

Information Request from the CCG about Nebuliser Use