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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...