Somerset LMC Newsletters
Issue 213 A Gentle Reminder: PCNs Need Robust General Practice The Bereavement Journey GP at Hand Evaluation The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Rules for In-Patients
Issue 212 Somerset LMC Newsletter Winter 2019 (February 2019)
Issue 212 The Turning of the Tide LARCH: Enabling People’s Care Wishes to be Known Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) The Intermittent Diary of a Mature GP
Issue 211 Somerset LMC Newsletter Autumn 2018 (October 2018)
Issue 211 Transformation: Making Quality Care Easier Rapid Response Service GP Recruitment Evening - 17th October Dr Nigel Watson's GP Partnership Review The Intermittent Diary of a Mature GP
Issue 210 Somerset LMC Newsletter Summer 2018 (June 2018)
Issue 210 Somerset GP Board New Somerset LMC 2018 The New Pre-Conception Service at Taunton & Somerset Registrars Are Looking Out For You Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme GP Practices Across the Country to Become 'Veteran Friendly' Cremation Forms Error, Negligence and Fault
Issue 209 Somerset LMC Newsletter Winter 2018 (February 2018)
Issue 209 Goodbye and Thanks for all the Fish The NHSE South West Performance Advisory Group Elections for the 2018-2022 LMC South West Child Health Information Service The Reader The Intermittent Diary of a "Mature" GP (Aged 55 and three quarters)
Somerset LMC Newsletter Autumn 2017 Issue 208 (October 2017)
Issue 208 Swimming with the Tide Palliative Care Update A Sustainable Way of Improving Healthcare in the Third World Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund Nooks and Crannies of the NHS Regulations Conversation in the Supermarket Dr Whimsy's Casebook: Doctoring by numbers
Issue 207 Somerset LMC Newsletter Summer 2017 (July 2017)
Issue 207 Lifestyle Medicine Guidance for Primary Care Transitioning* from READ to SNOMED CT Version 1 The Somerset General Practice Board The Intermittent Diary of a "Mature" GP (Aged 55 and three quarters)
Issue 206 Somerset LMC Newsletter Spring 2017 (March 2017)
Issue 206 Peering Through the Murk Eligibility of Non-UK Residents for NHS Treatment Information Sharing for Better Health Care Macmillan Cancer Lead for Somerset Columnist Sought Recruited a GP? Dr Whimsy's Casebook: The Performers List
Issue 205 Somerset LMC Newsletter December 2016 (December 2016)
Issue 205 Seven Day Access to General Practice Information sharing with other health and social care providers From the Archives Somerset STP what it is really all about The Cameron Fund Dr Whimsy
Issue 204 Somerset LMC Newsletter October 2016 (October 2016)
Issue 204 Clinical Indemnity Cover - Time for a Change GPs and Community Pharmacists: Natural Bedfellows Ear Wax SGPET and the Community Education Provider Network Dr Whimsy's Casebook: Risk Management
Issue 203 Somerset LMC Newsletter July 2016 (July 2016)
Issue 203 Dancing the Next Quadrille Looking After Your Practice Manager Improving How Hospitals Work With General Practice Malaria Imported into the UK: 2015 SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity Useful RCGP Mental Health Toolkit Dr Whimsy's Casebook: Sunday Trading
Issue 202 Somerset LMC Newsletter May 2016 (May 2016)
Issue 202 Practice Managers are People too Chairmans report of LMC Conference 2016 Medical Certificates and missed examinations Dr Whimsy's casebook
Issue 201 Somerset LMC Newsletter February (February 2016)
Issue 201 Somerset Together - with or without GPs? Somerset Practice Quality Scheme for 2016-17 National Child Measurement Programme Jobs?? SMALL ADS... SMALL ADS... SMALL ADS... Rollout of EMIS Viewer 'Feel Better With A Book' Project Dr Whimsy's Casebook: NHS Policymakers in Action...
Issue 200 Somerset LMC Newsletter December (December 2015)
Issue 200 Controlled Drug Abuse and Security of Blank Prescription Forms Domestic Violence Survey for GPs Annual LMC Awards Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund Charitable Donations Dr Whimsy's Casebook
Issue 199 Somerset LMC Newsletter November (November 2015)
Issue 199 How to Provide Primary Medical Care with Fewer GPs in the event of a Crisis LMC/CCG Clinical Staff Survey Somerset GP Provider Support Unit
Issue 198 special Edition July-Outcome Based Commissioning
Issue 197 Special Edition May 2015 (May 2015)
Issue 197 Special Edition - Securing the Future of General Practice in Somerset
Issue 196 Special Edition March 2015 (March 2015)
Issue 196 'Where are we now' a special edition Newsletter from Dr Sue Roberts the LMC Chairman Issue 196 Special Edition March 2015
Issue 195 (February 2015)
Issue 195 20th February 2015 They havent got a clue - 20th February 2015 PTSD- 20th February 2015 Group A Streptoccocal infections-20th February 2015-Prescibing for patients in Nursing Homes-20th February 2015 New risk of medication diversion and abuse-20th February 2015 Dr Whimsy
Issue 194 (December 2014)
Care.data - December 2014 Open Letter to NICE from a Somerset GP - December 2014 Prepare for a Long Haul - December 2014 Radiology Reporting - December 2014 Workload and Patient Safety - December 2014
Issue 193 (November 2014)
Change for the Better - November 2014 Friends and Family Test - November 2014 Nebulisers in Primary Care - November 2014 Safeguarding Adults in Primary Care - November 2014 What will you do if you run out of GPs - November 2014
Issue 192 (August 2014)
Demand and Capacity in General Practice - August/September 2014 Flu Immunisation - We need to do better - August/September 2014 Hospital Discharge Requests for MDS packs - August/September 2014 Patients who need help from Social Care to take their medication - August/September 2014 Sessional GP...
Issue 191 (July 2014)
Payments to Locums - July 2014 Practice Funding Ready Reckoner - July 2014 SGPET Activity in South Somerset - ST3s - July 2014 The NHS is Broke - Time to Fix it - July 2014 Violent Patient Scheme in Somerset - July 2014
Issue 190 (May 2014)
Controlled Drugs for Doctors Bags-May/June 2014 Fertility (Andrology ) investigations changing -May/June 2014 Report on 2014 Conference of LMCs-May/June 2014 Somerset Practice Quality Scheme-May/June 2014
Issue 189 (March 2014)
CCG Safety Net Newsletter - March 2014 GP Out of Hours Service - March 2014 LMC Award for the most helpful organisation of 2013 - March 2014 Somerset Bowel Scope Screening Programme - March 2014 Somerset Practice Quality Scheme: Time to Make Your Decision - March 2014 What to do if a GP or Nurse...
Issue 187 (December 2013)
Emergency Supplies of Medication by Pharmacies - December 2013 'Just in Case not' 'When Absolutely Necessary' - December 2013 Saliva Kits for MMR diagnosis - December 2013 Time to Count Your Blessings - December 2013
Issue 186 (November 2013)
All Change in the NHs - November 2013 Multisource and Patient Feedback, What should you expect? - November 2013 NHS Mail for Sessional GPs - November 2013 Relocation Relocation Relocation- November 2013 South West Clinical Senate - November 2013
Issue 185 (September 2013)
Changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme - September 2013 Why there is a law against holding a mobile phone and driving - September 2013 Winds of Change - September 2013
Issue 184 (August 2013)
GP Provider Company for Somerset - August 2013 Monitored Dose Systems as Compliance Aids - August 2013
Issue 183 (June 2013)
Cremation Forms, West Somerset - July 2013 GP Locums and Agency Workers Regulations - July 2013 Riding a Pushmi Pullyu - July 2013
Issue 182 (May 2013)
EPACCS Register - May 2013 Locum Supperannuation - May 2013 New Treatment Options for managing IBS - May 2013 Significant Events - May 2013 Tadalafil for BPH - May 2013 Treatment of Anaemia in Pregnancy - May 2013 Unscheduled Care in Somerset - May 2013
Issue 181 (March 2013)
Changes to Locum GP Employer Superannuation - March 2013 DWP Fit Note Guidance - March 2013 Looking Both Ways - March 2013 New Service for Gestational Diabetes at TST - March 2013 Safeguarding Children Training - March 2013 Somerset LMC Practice Levy - March 2013
Issue 188 (February 2013)
Considerations for GP Practices When Renting Rooms to a Third Party - February 2014 Increasing Benefits from the SCR - February 2014 Interested in Health Screening Programmes? - February 2014 Labiaplasty and Child Protection - February 2014 No patients should be more equal than others -...
Issue 180 (February 2013)
Appraisal and Revalidation - February 2013 Getting it Right - February 2013 GPC Levy - February 2013 GP Surveys 1964 and 2013- February 2013 New Test for Helicobacter Pylori- February 2013 Partnership Deeds - February 2013 Want to Gather Information for Appraisal and Revalidation -...
Issue 179 (January 2013)
Accentuate the Positive - January 2013 CCGs and other NHS Groups - January 2013 GP Revalidation - January 2013 NHS 111 - January 2013
Issue 178 (December 2012)
Acetazolamide and Travel to High Altitudes - December 2012 Golf Balls and the Future of General Practice - December 2012 Safeguarding Adults at Risk in Somerset - December 2012 Work Transferred from Secondary Care - Can we say No? - December 2012
Issue 177 (October 2012)
Continuing Medical Education for Revalidation - October 2012 Contracts for Private Care - October 2012 Flexible Healthcare Urology Pathways - October 2012 Haemoglobin Reporting - October 2012 LMC Practice Nurse Advisor - October 2012 Pertussis Immunisation - October 2012 Practice Managers:...
Issue 176 (August 2012)
A Plague of Macrocytosis - August 2012 Equipment Testing - August 2012 Influencing Patient Expectations - August 2012 Occupational Health Advice for GPs - August 2012 Point of Care Testing - August 2012
Issue 175 (July 2012)
Outpatient Prescribing- July 2012 Practices, Federations and the Somerset CCG - July 2012 Reducing the risk from Bowel Cleansing Solutions - July 2012 Requests for Medical Information in Support of Housing Applications- July 2012 Salaried and Retained Doctors End of Year Return to NHS Pensions...
Issue 174 (June 2012)
Appliance Supply without Prescription June 2012 360 Appraisals June 2012 GP Prescription Requests - June 2012 Image Exchange Portals - June 2012 Letter from the LMC Chairman - June 2012 LMC Conference 2012 - June 2012 Metal on Metal Joint Replacements June 2012 X rays and images showing...
Issue 173 (April 2012)
Ecotherapy on Prescription - April 2012 Interim Seniority Factors for 2012/13 - April 2012 Limited Availability of Dermatology Appointments - April 2012 LMC Levies - April 2012 PMAR Reports - April 2012 Practices and their LMCs - April 2012 When is a Locum not a Locum - April 2012 Where are we...
Issue 172 (January 2012)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme - January 2012 Changes to Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - January 2012 Community Dietetic Service Referrals Pathways - January 2012 Health Community Work on Stopping Smoking - January 2012 Medical Examinations in Early Pregnancy - January...
Issue 171 (December 2011)
Developing GP Federations - December 2011 Services for Military Veterans - December 2011 Somerset LMC - A Review - December 2011
Issue 170 (November 2011)
Changes to the Disabled Persons (Blue Badge) Regulations 2000 - November 2011 2009/10 GP Earnings and Expenses Enquiry - November 2011 GP Pensions How Big is the Threat- November 2011 Norovirus - November 2011 Parvovirus B19 in Pregnancy - November 2011 Pathway Navigator App - November 2011 Self...
Issue 169 (October 2011)
CCG August Report - October 2011 Coming Apart at the Seams - October 2011 Green Bags - October 2011 Helping your Locum Help You - October 2011 Hints and Tips - Biochemistry - October 2011 IUCDs - October 2011 'New Medicines' Service - October 2011 Prescribing Guidance for 'Specials' - October...
Issue 168 (August 2011)
C diff - August 2011 Grasping the Nettle - August 2011 Maternal Deaths - August 2011 The Ninth Letter and the US Dollar Bill - August 2011 Out of Hours Fax - August 2011 Overseas Visitors - August 2011 Private Health Insurance - August 2011 Sessional GPs - August 2011 Sign of the Times? - August...
Issue 167 (July 2011)
Dermatology GPWSIS - July 2011 Finger Pulse Oximeter - July 2011 Freudian Slip - July 2011 Heatwave Plan - July 2011 IGPCC Report - July 2011 Patient Records - July 2011 Radiology Requests at TST - July 2011 "Right Steps" - July 2011 Sustainability - July 2011
Issue 166 (May 2011)
Avoiding Errors with Venous Coagulation Test Samples - May 2011 Community Right Steps - May 2011 Delayed Surgical Recovery in Early Dementia - May 2011 GP Recruitment - May 2011 Medical Indemnity Cover - May 2011 NHS Reform - May 2011 Sessional Doctors Column - May 2011 Stolen Identity - May 2011
Issue 165 (April 2011)
Administration of Medicines to Children in Nurseries or Schools - April 2011 Children needing Behavoural and Emotional Support - April 2011 CQC Registration - April 2011 Health Needs of People with Severe Mental Illness - April 2011 QOF Changes - April 2011 So What's the Hurry - April 2011
Issue 164 (March 2011)
AAA Screening - March 2011 Attached Staff - Licence to Occupy - March 2011 Cancer Services Network - March 2011 Domestic Violence Notifications - March 2011 End of Life Register - March 2011 Equity and Excellence - March 2011 LMC Categories for Safety Alerts - March 2011 Patient Leaflets for...
Issue 163 (February 2011)
Colorectal Recovery Programme - February 2011 Managing the Workload - February 2011 NHS Sports Awards - February 2011 Pathology Workload - February 2011 Referral Letters - February 2011 Sessional Doctors - February 2011
Issue 162 (December 2010)
Child Death Overview - December 2010 Early Supported Stroke Discharge - December 2010 Flu Immunisation to Pregnant Women - December 2010 Guidance for GPs on Medical Certs for DWP - December 2010 Housing Letters - December 2010 How Can We Make GP Commissioning Work - December 2010 'Just Can't...
Issue 161 (November 2010)
Clopidogrel after Coronary Artery Stenting - November 2010 Healthcare in China - November 2010 Healthcare Needs of Armed Service Veterans - November 2010 LMC Position on Practice Level Budgets for PBC/GP Commissioning - November 2010 Norovirus Prevention - November 2010 Referral for Iron...
Issue 160 (September 2010)
Change in Occupational Health Services- September 2010 NHS Treatment of Non UK Residents - September 2010 Second Opinion- September 2010 Time Limits for Registration of a Death- September 2010 2 Week Wait Referral Forms- September 2010
Issue 159 (August 2010)
Administration of Treatment by HCAs - August 2010 Changes to DWP, DBD36, DS1500 forms and factual reports - August 2010 Changes to Parent Held Child Health Record - August 2010 Cost of Pharmaceutical Specials - August 2010 GPs Should..... - August 2010 Information Prescriptions - August...
Issue 158 (June 2010)
A Once in a Lifetime Chance to Change the NHS - June 2010 Improvements in the Out of Hours Service - June 2010 Initiating DMARD Treatment in Primary Care - June 2010 Interim Seniority Factor 2010-11 - June 2010 Summary Care Roll Out - June 2010
Issue 157 (May 2010)
Community Hospital Survey and GP Provision of Medical Cover - May 2010 Fifty Years Ago - May 2010 Medication for Patients with a PEG - May 2010 When Your Risk Calculation Goes Wrong:Error or Negligence - May 2010
Issue 156 (March 2010)
Advance Care Planning Training for GPs- March 2010 Council Tax - Severe Mental Impairment- March 2010 Discharge Medication- March 2010 GPC Contributions- March 2010 Protecting Patients and their Doctors- March 2010 Self Employed Locums?- March 2010 Surgery Network for Practices- March 2010
Issue 155 (February 2010)
Employment and Support Allowance - February 2010 New Med3 Forms from April 2010 - February 2010 The Future of Community Health Services in Somerset - February 2010 Vault Smears after Hysterctomy - February 2010
Issue 154 (January 2010)
Child Death Overview Panel - January 2010 Cost of DH - January 2010 Employment and Support Allowance - January 2010 "Health Talk" - January 2010 Prescription Drugs - January 2010 Private Health Screening - January 2010 Use of NHS Logo - January 2010 Why Bother with the LMC - January 2010