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Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd July 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here Multi-agency Learning and development opportunity for Level 3 staff: Protecting babies and very young children 15th...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th June 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here General Practices' Alert State Summary from the Primary Care Board meeting 23rd June 2020 Trust GPs to lead: learning from...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th June 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here General Practices' Alert State Somerset Safehouse Somerset Pastoral Care Cell - Emotional Wellbeing and survey 2 Resetting...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th June 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here 'Do you know where your're going to'? Dr Karen Sylvester LMC Chairmans Vlog General Practices' Alert State Guidance and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th June 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here General Practices' Alert State Shielded Patients H2 Antagonists Supply Problems Test & Trace CQC Phone Calls...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th May 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here General Practices' Alert State The Cameron Fund Spring/Summer Newsletter Somerset Pastoral Care Cell - Emotional...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd May 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here General Practices' Alert State The Somerset Primary Care Board Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter Covid Special Edition PE...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th May 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here Committee report from the LMC Chairman General Practices' Alert State BMA GP & Practice CV19 Toolkit Testing of HCWs Bank...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th May 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update with all online education can be found here Dr Karen Sylvester LMC Chairman first Monthly VLOG now available on U Tube General Practices' Alert State Somerset...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st May 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here SGPET Covid weekly update can be found here General Practices' Alert State Somerset LMC Special Edition Newsletter - Spring 2020 Colorectal Referrals to TST Patients Stranded Abroad BMA...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th April 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State CV Act 2020 The Cremation Medical Certificate (form 4) BMA COVID-19 contract for temporary engagements Guide for practice Nurses and Nurse teams GP and Practice...

Death & Cremation Process in Time of COVID: Flowchart

Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further e-mail the Flow chart kindly shared by Wessex LMCs was not attached to the Friday update. It can be found here . Kind Regards Jill Jill Hellens Executive Director Somerset LMC TEL: 01823 331428 Fax:01823...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th April 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State Resuscitation Council UK CV19 Update for Community Settings Latest Update to PPE Guidance From PHE 12/04/20 CQC Issues Clarification Death & Cremation Process in...

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

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Hope you have all managed to get some rest over the Easter weekend Apologies the EMIS guide was not included in the weekly update article, it is now attached for reference, Please do direct any questions about this to the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th April 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State Opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday Central Alerting System: Shielding - GP Practices Guidance on how to access PPE Yeovil Hospital up date for primary care...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd April 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State Covid Testing for Primary Care LMC Website At Risk & Very High Risk - written by Jon Dolman BMA GPC Statement on PCN DES Letter from YDH re 2ww referrals Updated...

Zoom Support Calls

All Somerset Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Hope you are all well The feedback given on the recent survey showed that many of you would like face to face group support. Yvonne Vigar has therefore set up a series of these over the coming weeks that you can join via zoom. Yvonne is...

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

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies if you are receiving this letter twice but it appears from the e mails that we are receiving many of you haven't. it includes a lot of useful information including Easter opening Stay well Kind Regards Jill Jill...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th March 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State LMC Resilience Team Important changes to Cremations following Coronavirus Act 2020 Coronavirus Act COVID-19 coding on EMIS From NHSE Guidance 20.03.20 Rescue Packs...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th March 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Letter from the new LMC Chairman 'Testing Times' the latest blog from outgoing LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray General Practices' Alert State LMC Pastoral Service Somerset GP Board Update Prescribing...

Update for Primary care from MPH-Covid 19

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Apologies for a further Friday e mail our systems crashed and this should have been included in the weekly update We are aware that the daily Sitrep that went out to practice managers today was a little complex to complete we will go back to more...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th March 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'This Is Not A Drill' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Covid-19 and foreign travel Covid-19 Data protection and Coronavirus: what you need to know Network News General Practices'...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th March 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State Covid-19 Update for practices Corona Virus Action Plan Recruitment/Speed Dating Event 6th May Taunton Racecourse GPC New Contract Roadshow ​​​​​​17.03.20 Data...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th February 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'What Three Words?' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray General Practices' Alert State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from GPC HR Infectious Diseases Policy General Practitioners...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st February 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Brief notes from the Somerset GP Board meeting 19th Feb 2020 General Practices' Alert State Covid-19 General Practitioners Committee Roadshow Arden's templates 24hr Urine Tests & Clinical...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th February 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Viruses, Vectors and Valentines' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Rag status survey Coronavirus guidance Performers list Top Tip Rag status survey: The pressures facing the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th February 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here BMA GP England committee agrees GP contract package with focus on recruitment and retention of workforce PCSE Online performers list Portal Pathology Consumable supplies to Nursing Homes Pension...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Flake' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Practice Training survey for UWE modules QOF Personalised Care Adjustments Online consultations Physician-assisted dying briefing DWP...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here New from CHIS (Child Health Information Service) By Chris Ellis, Operational Head of CHIS South West Coronavirus guidance for Primary Care Flu TIA coding error Advice on Vaccines in the NHS...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Mamma Mia' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Notes from Somerset GP Board Meeting 15.1.20 PCN Draft Specifications Safeguarding Audit LARC contract Digital Medical Record Access...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Dementia Training Videos for Primary care PCN Service Specifications survey Managing your resilience 13th February Taunton Rugby Club Applications for the next Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA)...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Please accept our apologies, there was a link error to the LMC commentary document in the Weekly Update sent earlier today. Please refer to the updated information below. PCN Service...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd January 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '2020 Vision' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray PCN Service Specifications survey Managing your resilience OOH Hand-backs to Surgeries from Meddcare EHA form Influenza 2020/21...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th December 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here We would like to wish all our hard working colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you all get time to relax and recharge with family and friends. The LMC office will be...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th December 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Electoral Dysfunction' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Are you interested in making a real, positive difference to General Practice in Somerset? Child school immunisation for...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th December 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Grip and Control' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Are you interested in making a real, positive difference to General Practice in Somerset? Admitting Patients with Flu-Like...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th November 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Network News England LMC Conference 2019 GDPR SARS Pensions Tax Impacts on the NHS - A Solution for 2019/20 Theophylline (Slo-phyllin) Election Fever Spam email Network News... Social...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd November 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Election Doorstop Challenge' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Notes from the Somerset GP Board Meeting 20.11.19 Practice Manager Development Coaching and Mentoring...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th November 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here And they’re off: South West Clinical Directors’ Network gets underway Nation Cancer Experience Survey 2019 - Somerset Practices get top marks Exception reporting – QOF implications Rapid...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th November 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st November 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th October 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th October 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th October 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th October 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th September 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th September 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th September 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th September 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here GP earnings and expenses report Somerset Partnership Correspondence and CDTs GP workforce figures E-Mail Security Parenteral Nutrition Supply Problems Wellington Community Hospital SNOMED...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd August 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16 August 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th August 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Somerset Safe House Keeping your Workforce and Patients Safe - South West Regional event - Tuesday 10th September - Taunton QOF Business Rules Clarity TeamNet Somerset Safe House: has had a...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2 August 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26 July 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update 19th July 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12 July 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th July 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th June 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st June 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th June 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th June 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st May 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

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 Hellens Executive Director Somerset LMC TEL: 01823 331428 Fax:01823 338561 www.somersestlmc.co.uk Follow us...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th May 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here ' 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th May 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th May 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 3rd May 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 18th April 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous e mails updates can be found here 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...

CHIS and Data Extraction

All Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further Friday e mail CHIS and data extraction The LMC is well aware of the confusion surrounding the various data sharing agreements (DSAs) which have been issued recently by Health Intelligence and are trying to make sense of the...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 12th April 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th April 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here and on the app 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 29th March 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd March 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th March 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th March 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st March 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

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 breach of GDPR. This is NOT the case. There was indeed considerable debate leading up to last April but...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd February 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 15th February 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous Updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th February 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st February 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here The LMC Office is currently closed, we are all available on e mail, but if need to call please phone my mobile 07887 566510 New Five Year Contract "Elephants" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st February 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here The LMC Office is currently closed, we are all available on e mail, but if need to call please phone my mobile 07887 566510 New Five Year Contract "Elephants" the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th January 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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 GPC Contract...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th January 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here "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...

Somerset LMC weekly update Friday 19th January 2019-2WW Blood Tests

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 2WW "Mandatory" Tests Dear Colleagues You may have noticed that the update on 2WW tests appeared to imply they are mandatory, as colleagues will be aware they are not mandatory but you may choose to do them and therefore use the template as an aide...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th January 2019

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Influenza Outbreaks Subject Access Request (SAR) Rapid Response Service Consultation engagement webinar Coagucheck Meters Cases of extensively drug resistant gonorrhoea in England International...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th January 2019

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st December 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th December 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates are available here 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 EMIS...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th December 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th November 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th November 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Rapid Response Service Children’s Social Care DWP guidance on completing medical reports Assistant Practitioner & Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Development in General Practice Rapid...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th November 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd November 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th October 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th October 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th October

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 'Gone Viral' the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Medicines Administration Records (MARs) Dr Roger Crabtree Medicines Administration Records (MARs): Discussions between the LMC and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th October

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th September

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st September

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th September 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th September 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31 August 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th August 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th August 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th August 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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 Children and...

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 no idea why they are asking for this and can find nothing in either the PMS or GMS contract...

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. Kind Regards Jill Jill Hellens Executive Director Somerset LMC TEL: 01823 331428 Fax:01823...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd August 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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 17th October Planned responses to...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th July 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers this and previous updates can be found here (Tea and a biscuit needed this week!) 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday July 20th July 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous ipdates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th July 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous Updates can be found here Safeguarding Reports 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 –...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th July 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous Updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th June 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22 June 2018

Sent to Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15 June 2018

Sent to Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th June 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here (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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st June 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th May 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous E mails can be found here 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...

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 expect this will become clearer, please do remember full compliance is a work towards. The important...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18th May 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here A cup of tea and biscuit needed, its a long one this week, we have tried to reduce and include as many links as possible Somerset GP Board Early Help Assessment Form again Vaccs and Imms Guidance 2018/19...

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 need Porter Dodson have updated the staff handbooks and contracts and also produced a privacy...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11 May 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th May 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th April 2018

Sent to Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th April 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th April 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th April 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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 Local Medical Committee...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Thursday 29th march 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous e mails can be found here Please note: all LMC group e mails will now come from @somersetlmc.co.uk if you hit reply it will automatically come to our nhs.net address, however please do not use the @somersetlmc.co.uk address for anything...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd March 2018

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here and on the LMC App 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th March 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here and on our App Please get a cup of tea and biscuit ready lots to report this week! Snowflakes and Heroes The Latest Blog From LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray E Referrals and Urgent Care New OOH Provider LARC A word...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9 March 2018

Sent all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd March 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23 February 2018

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th February 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th February 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here and on the Somerset LMC App Somerset GP Board (SGPB) and your top 5 attached (replies by 1st March) Somerset GP Board "Recommendations to Somerset CCG on General Practice st Scale" Paper Somerset LMC Newsletter...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd February 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here and on the LMC App "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...

Somerset LMC weekly update Friday 26th January 2018

All Somerset Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 19th January 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here and on the LMC App 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th January 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here and on the App The Future of SPQS Flu Vaccine Early help Form National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2 Musgrove Park IT Services Phone Number change The Future of SPQS The LMC and the CCG, with input from NHSE,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th January 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be accessed here and on the App under topics Hopes and Fears: The latest blog from Dr Nick Bray LMC Chairman Anonymisation of correspondence CQC Registrations GP in Somerset Brochure Anonymisation of correspondence May we...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th December 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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 Flu Vaccination – Progress to date As expected, flu incidence has started to climb as we go into the peak season:...

Somerset LMC Christmas update Friday 22nd December 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers General Practice in Somerset: Great Place Great Potential "Yule Blog" A festive Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray General Practice in Somerset: Great Place Great Potential: The GP in Somerset campaign that was launched to encourage more GPs to live and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th December 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Universal credit and NHS Prescription Charges December Sessional GP Newsletter Funded GP Coaching sessions LMCs Buying Group Universal credit and NHS Prescription Charges: there is no box to tick on the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th December 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st December 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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 PCSE Surveys If you have not already completed...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th November 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 17 November 2017

Sent to Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3 November 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here CQC - Provider Information Collection (PIC) NHS England funded mobile ECG devices - Expressions of interest now invited LMC Commentary - Items which should not normally be prescribed in primary care - link to...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th October 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Apologies it's a long one this week! 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th October 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th October 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here and on our App "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th October 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th September 2017

All Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates can be found here 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...

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 and mandated a project to change the way GP practices refer patients to secondary care.” This is...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd September 2017

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th September 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

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 officer Mr Nick Robinson Kind Regards Jill Jill Hellens Executive Director Somerset LMC TEL:...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 8th September 2017

Somerset Weekly Update Friday 1st September 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th August 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Indemnity Cover for Locums Working through Private Limited Companies Negotiating Skills Training for LMCs Top Tips Indemnity Cover for Locums Working through Private Limited Companies Sessional doctors have...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18 August 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 11th August 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here and on the LMC App Resilience and the Somerset Practice Support Unit Hepatitis B Vaccine Supplies-Recommendations for General Practice Whistleblowing New LMC Members Needed to represent South Somerset...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 4th August 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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... LMC SGPET and...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 July 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here GPC News 1 - 21 July 2017 Vaccine Update - Special Infanrix hexa edition 266 - July 2017 ????GPC Ballot of English Practices on Industrial Action - UPDATE ????GPC Ballot of English Practices on...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21st July 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Missing Link: LMC Weekly update Friday 14th July 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further e mail, the link on the Capita article is not appearing in the original sent Capita and the Pension Fiasco-what is going on Part 4 Kind Regards Jill Jill Hellens Executive Director Somerset LMC TEL: 01823...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th July 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th July 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This edition and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th June 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd June 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 16 June 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 9 June 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd June 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th May

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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 CQC Consultation...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 19 May

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 12th May 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers '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 GP Career Plus Are You Thinking of Leaving the Performers List? Would you be Prepared to...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 April 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here A Fairytale Year - latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray General practice forward view (GPFV) - one year on Free Porter Dodson Scoping Meetings General practice forward view (GPFV) - one...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 21 April

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 13th April 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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 RCGP GP...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 7th April 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 2017-18 Technical Requirements to Support GMS Contract Appointments Policy European Medical Directory Somerset Naturally Healthy Month GPC Chairman Chaand Nagpul E Newsletter 2017-18 Technical...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 31st March 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th March 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th March 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update 10th March 2017

Sent to all all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 10th March correction

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies for a further e mail the link for the QRISK2 was not working and we also received further information on EMIS Viewer Level 2 QRISK2 Mapping Error Update: Enhanced Service now available EMIS Viewer Level 2 Following the success...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd March 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 24 February 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th February 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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 A good news story for a Friday:...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th February 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd February 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th January 2017

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th January 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here "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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th January 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Lead Manage Thrive:Practice Manager Day 28th February Training for Reception and Clerical staff GPC Roadshow 21st February Stop blaming GPs: GPC Executive rebuttal of some of the media...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 6th January 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here A very Happy New Year to you all... "Thin Ice" Somerset LMC Chairman's Blog Pathway Navigator – Solution to Problem with Opening Referral Forms BMA Focus on draft MCP...

Somerset LMC weekly update Friday 23rd December

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th December 2016

Sent to all All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Flu Immunisation – Please keep up the momentum! Open Exeter and immunisation payments Starters and Leavers Sessional GPs Newsletter Flu Immunisation – Please keep...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th December 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers. This and previous updates can be found here. Hearsay or Heresy? Latest LMC Chairman's blog BMA Firearms FAQ NHS Pensions Employer rate There is a proposal for the NHS Pensions Employer rate to rise from 14.3% to 14.38% to cover administration. It is in...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd December 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

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 Gluten-Free and 'Over the Counter' Products GPC News 3 - 22 November 2016 Chlamydia screening We are aware...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18th November 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here General Practice in Somerset Great Place great potential Flu Immunisation Update Amended BMA Guidance on Firearms...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 11th November 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous e mails can be found here 'Trumped'-LMC Chairman's 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th November 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Timely Notification of Flu Immunisations Given by Community Pharmacies Domestic Abuse Service Update Newsletter Free Porter Dodson Scoping Meetings GPC Chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 28th October 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here '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...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 21st October 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Patient Online Toolkits PCSE Bulletin October Christmas and New Year Period Vaccine Update 253 October Scam Chaand Nagpauls Newsletter October and finally... Patient Online...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 14th October 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Apologies for war and peace this week! Gongs Galore! the latest LMC Chairmans Blog PMS Contract Focus on Funding and support for general practice Somerset Goes to...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 7 October

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Good afternoon, Apologies the link in the previous email is not working to the Newsletter, copy attached and new link Somerset LMC Newletter - October Also a reminder to Practice Managers, if...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 7 October

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Good afternoon, Apologies the link in the previous email is not working to the Newsletter, copy attached and new link Somerset LMC Newletter - October Also a reminder to Practice Managers, if...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday7 October

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 30 September 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 23rd September 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Focus On Gender Incongruence in Primary Care 'Taking the Strain' Practice Managers Conference Taunton Racecourse 18th October book online Practice Adverts for RCGP conference...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th September 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here We need to talk ablout KP-LMC Chairman's latest Blog LMC Discussion paper on Somerset CCG and Primary Care Commissioning NHS Standard Hospital...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 9th September 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be read here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd September 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th August 2016

All Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and Previous updates can be found here Measles Outbreak Disposal of Clinical Equipment Cleaning Fluid LARC update Risperidone-Paliperidone Sessional GPs e newsletter August GPC Focus on IA and undated...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th August 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th August 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here "Strops and Spots" the latest Somerset LMC Chairman's Blog GPC Focus on MCPs Porter Dodson apprenticeship agreement PSDs for Travel Vaccine Porter Dodson Apprenticeship...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th July 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Thursday 21st July 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here LMC office Awayday Friday 22nd July 2016 'Things are hotting up' latest LMC Chairman's Blog GMC Lunch time sessions LMC Office Awayday An early update this week as the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15th July 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here PSU (Provider support Unit) Over-Ordering of Intranasal Flu Vaccine Legionella Office Express New to practice Nursing course Chaand Nagpul July Newsletter Provider Support Unit At...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 8th July 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous Updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 1st July 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 24th June 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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 2016 Health & Safety Training 7th July at Glastonbury Surgery spaces available book...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 17 June 2016

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10 June 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp This and previous updates are available&nbsphere New Insulin Prescription Charts for Community Use Ambulance Response Programme Clinical Coding Trial at SWAST LMC Chairman's Blog: a personal account and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd June 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Firearms certification procedure HPV PGD Vaccine Update 245 May GPC News 10 - June 2016 Conference Report CQRS Satisfaction Survey Firearms certification procedure The LMC Conference decided that this was not fit for purpose and should be re negotiated....

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 next week LMC Chairman's Blog: a personal account and insight into the role of the LMC chairman and...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 20th May 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here NHS Standard Contract with the CCG for Enhanced Services GPC 'Focus on the NHS England General Practice Forward View' Indemnity Arrangements for Student Nurses NHS Standard Contract with the CCG for Enhanced...

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 Practice Payments Practice Nurse Toolkit County Practice Managers meeting April (minutes are on the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 13th May 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found in full here Somerset GP Provider Confederation Meeting PMS Contract Specialist Prescribing letter to GMC from GPC Outlining concerns regarding specialist prescribing, such as for those with...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th April 2016

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd April 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 15th April 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here NEW LMC Chairman PSU (Provider Support Unit) GP Options Documents Firearms guidance update – message on behalf of John Canning, Chair of the Professional Fees...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 8th April 2016

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 1st April 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Thursday 24th March 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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 PSU We have now had sight of...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th March 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th March 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th February 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be located here 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;...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 19 February 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Patient Online services - information available here Urgent Prescription for General Practice BMA resources available here Somerset Locum - monthly pension forms ​Chaand Nagpaul...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 12th February 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp This and previous updates can be found here Somerset Together-Yes But Are We? Somerset LMC...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th February 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Somerset Together-Yes But are We? Tuesday 9th February limited spaces now left please book online Indicators no longer in QOF Phlebotomy Service in North Reception MPH Fraud...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th January 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd January 2016

All Somerset Senior Partners and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15 January 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates are available here Investing in Primary Care ES Antivirals Now Indicated for Treatment of Flu Well@Work - Baseline Health Questionnaires (BHQ's) Vaccine Update - Special Edition 2016 Investing in...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 11th December 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be accessed here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th December 2015

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 27th November 2015

Sent to All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers We Know that... New Somerset LMC APP launched The hidden pitfalls of salary sacrifice schemes during maternity leave advice from Adrian Poole Porter Dodson Somerset Wheelchair Service updated guidance and GP form GPC News 4 - 20 November 2015 We...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 20 November

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 6th November 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th October 2015

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 23rd October 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available online here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 16th October 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here Practice Collaboration FAQ Men ACWY for University freshers - missed cohort Lockharts Surgery Sessions Practice Collaboration FAQ please find attached a FAQ from the recent LMC roadshows held throughout the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 9th October 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 2nd October 2015

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 18th September 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous Updates can be found here Translator Software for Medicines Labelling Superannuation and out of Hours Work Transfer of patient blood, kidney and urine monitoring to Somerset patients of kidney...

Somerset Weekly Update Friday 11th September 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 4th September

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 August 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs, Lead Nurses and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 21 August

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 14th August

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 7th August

All Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead nurses This and Previous updates can be found here Somerset LMC Roadshows Practice Collaboration-From Theory to Practice Book Online Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 15 September, Blackmore Farm Bridgwater 17 September, Taunton Racecourse...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 31st July

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th July

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous editions of the update can be found here Somerset LMC Special Edition Newsletter Issue 198-Outcome Based Commissioning Pharmacists delivering flu vaccines Vaccine Update July 2015 Somerset Domestic Abuse...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 17th July

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 10th July 2015

To all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd July 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 26th June 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and Previous Updates in full can be found here 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 -...

Somerset weekly Update friday 19th June 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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 Health & Safety session on 1st July,...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 12th June 2015

Sent to Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses Previous updates Temporary Residents and Forgotten Medicines Freedom of information request Group A Streptococcal Infections Seasonal Tick bite Reminder Changes to wheelchair services Temporary Residents and Forgotten...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 5th June 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers previous editions of the update can be found here 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...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th May 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers 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 -...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 22nd May 2015

Sent to Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses. This Update and Previous Updates can be found here Electronic PMAR Reporting from EMIS Web Sessional GP enewsletter Patient Group Directions (PGD) and Patient Specific Directions (PSD) Vaccine Update GP + Electronic PMAR Reporting from...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 15th May 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This Update and Previous Updates can be found here Somerset LMC Studyday Coalition or competition-The Next Steps GMS Ready reckoner Captita Translation and interpreting Service Somerset LMC Studyday the next steps Dear Colleagues Thank you very...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday May 8th 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and lead Nurses This Update and Previous Updates can be found here 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

Sent to Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses Special Edition of the LMC Newsletter (and attached) Domestic Violence Champions Network in General Practice Special Edition of the LMC Newsletter It is a sign of the times that for an unprecedented second time in a row the LMC...

LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th April 2015

All Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead nurses 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...

Weekly Update update Friday 17th April 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead nurses This Update and Previous Updates can be found here 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...

Weekly Update Friday 10th April 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This Update and Previous Updates can be found here 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...

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 Prostap Prostap DCS prefilled subcutaneous...

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...

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 GMS Contract...

Weekly Update Friday 13th March 2015

SPQS Sign Up Arrangements By now your practice should have had a letter from the CCG inviting you to take part in SPQS for 2015-16. Recognising that this is a scheme that is not going to produce immediate results, NHS England has agreed that essentially the existing scheme will continue into...

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...

Weekly Update Friday 27th February

ToHealth New LMC Website Legionella Risk Assessment Vaccine Update 225 February 2015 TOHealth Allison Nation has advised the LMC that there are concerns regarding information Governance and the software upload which the CSU and CCG are looking into. Practices will have received a further...

Weekly Update Friday 20th February 2015

Somerset LMC Newsletter February 2015 To Health Infection Prevention solutions New Drug Driving Legislation Problems viewing LMC Docs ToHealth (health checks) The LMC asked the opinion of Porter Dodson on the sub contract issued by ToHealth to practices (comments attached), we have shared...

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...

Weekly Update Friday 6th February 2015

Domiciliary Phlebotomy Service To Health Somerset Transfer of work survey Lymphoedema Workforce Minimum Dataset update from GPC Domiciliary Phlebotomy Service. Please find below an email response from the CCG about the query the LMC raised regarding 'failed' attempts under this service. It...

PREVENT Training

GPC confirmed that it is not compulsory for GPs to attend Prevent training and therefore practices won’t be in breach of their contract if they answer no to this question. GPC wrote: Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (“specified...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th September 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Outcome Based Commissioning Childhood Flu EMIS pop up, Flu Flu Immunisation in Community Pharmacy Dementia Extract Update on Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and pH testing CQC Meet the team LMCs Buying Group News Outcome Based Commissioning (OBC) - Developments...