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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...

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas for and from PCNs From the Alliance Trust Ubuntu project First Contact MSK in Primary Care Mental Health Employing PCN Staff Neighbourhood Managers Mendip Bridgwater and North Sedgemoor Yeovil and South Somerset Taunton and West Somerset Bright Ideas from Federations...

Business Continuity Plans

Business Continuity Plans NHS bodies are required to have Business Continuity Plans to cover contingencies such as flood, fire, national disaster, flu pandemics etc. The LMC strongly recommends (whether or not you are an NHS body) that you should have a plan and we have created the following...

Collaboration for Survival

An LMC Position Paper on Proposals to Secure the Future of General Practice in Somerset Published June 2015 Download here Introduction The LMC Study Day on 14th May 2015 looked at some possible future directions for general practice, in particular what actions practices need to start taking...

Collaborative GP Networks

Should GP practices consider forming networks? Are all practices really faced with the prospect of forming larger organisations in order to survive? If you are a GP asking these questions this guidance sets out: The current and forthcoming pressures facing primary care What practices should...

Covid 19 BMA Advice and Resources for General Practice

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CQRS Local

CQRS Local CQRS Local has been built with practices in mind, and offers several new benefits with its uptake. The new system offers a single point of access for local and national claims, with payment from CQRS local going directly to the practice bank account in the same way as national...

Death Certification (MCCD) process

Death Certification (MCCD) process from 25th March 2022 following expiry of the Coronavirus Act temporary provisions Link to download flowchart process Changes to Death Reporting Requirements Following the expiry of the Coronavirus...

Disclosing patient information without consent

Disclosing patient information without consent- A precis of GMC advice You must disclose information if it is required by statute or if you are ordered by a judge. Although obeying a judge's directions is mandatory you should only disclose information that is relevant to the request. But other...

Getting ready for patients to have access to their future data

Getting ready for patients to have access to their future data Information and training sessions From April 2022, patients with online accounts such as through the NHS App will be able to read new entries in their health record. This applies to patients whose practices use the TPP and EMIS...

GMS Contract Quality Outcomes Framework 2022/23

GMS Contract Quality Outcomes Framework 2022/23 To provide practice stability and support recovery, QOF for 2022/23 will be based on the indicator set already agreed for 2021/22, with the only changes being the introduction of two new Quality Improvement modules. Full reinstatement of QOF from...

GP Career Plus pilot areas published

GP Career Plus pilot areas published NHS England has announced 11 areas across the country that will pilot a new scheme to keep hold of the vital skills and experience of GPs on the verge of leaving. GP Career Plus scheme has been developed with the Royal College of General Practitioners,...

GPC Focus on funding and support for general practice

GPC welcomes any funding or support for General Practice but recognises that it is incredibly difficult to keep track of what is available and how the different pots of money relate to one another. We are also concerned that often the time between announcement of funds and the closing date for...

GPC Guidance on List Closures

The following guidance is based on information contained in ‘Quality first: Managing workload to deliver safe patient care’, available on the BMA website at: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/quality-first Formal list closure GMS and PMS practices can apply formally to...

Green Impact For Health

Green Impact For Health The Green Impact for Health project has been developed for General Practice by the National Union of Students, GPs, trainees, and medical students. It's supported by University of Bristol, NHS Health Education South West and the Severn Faculty of the RCGP. The web-based...

Guidance for practices serving atypical populations

NHS England recently published guidance for commissioners to provide support for practices serving atypical populations.The GPC have produced advice for for practices to engage with their commissioner to address the challenges of serving such a population. Guidance for practices serving...

Infection Control guidance

Updated Ventilation guidance (HTM 03-01) Specialised ventilation for healthcare buildings These documents give comprehensive advice and guidance on the legal requirements, design implications, maintenance and operation of specialised ventilation in healthcare premises providing acute care. In...

Is bigger better? Lessons for large-scale general practice

The report looks at pooling GP resources and the impact that this will have. The BMA Public Health and Healthcare team have done a very useful summary of the report which is below for information Summary: Is bigger better? Lessons for large-scale general practice (Nuffield Trust) 15-month...

LMC Guide to funding and support for General Practice

Our thanks to Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Ltd for sharing this useful Document A practice Guide to funding and support for General practice

LMC Nurse Advisor, Letter of Introduction

Paula Messenger, is our Nurse Advisor, please find a letter below from Paula that can be passed to new Nurses starting at a practice informing them of her contact details, pastoral support and how to access Nurse Training. LMC Nurse Advisor Letter

Local Alert Status for Primary Care

RAG Status 26th June - Friday 3rd July Number of Practices responded = 9 Somerset LMC's General Practice Alert State for the forthcoming week is as follows: South Somerset - GREEN South Coast - GREEN Mendip - GREEN Taunton Deane - GREEN You can also follow this link for a more detailed...

Medical Records - Amending patient records

Medical Records - Alterations We are often asked under what circumstances, and how medical records may be altered. This article condenses advice from the Medical Defense Organisations and the GMC: Medical notes must never be overwritten or inked out, and computer records should not be...

Monkeypox

Monkeypox update 26.5.22 This email sets out the current process for managing all monkeypox enquires from clinicians. Establishing the case definition that your patient fulfils is key to ensuring the appropriate response. 1. Please check if your patient meets the case definition for a...

NEW Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway ‘Goes Live’ at 1100 hours on Wednesday 4th August 2021

NEW Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway 'Goes Live' at 1100 hours on Wednesday 4th August 2021! The new CES pathway is designed for patients who would normally be referred to Musgrove Park Hospital for their usual care. It is not intended to be used for out of area referral of patients who...

Occupational Health Resources and Guidance

Occupational Health resources and Guidance Practices have a legal reasonability under the Health & Safety at Work Act to identify hazards that any employee may face and put in systems to reduce the risk of harm to their staff, part of this is immunisations and infectious diseases. Practice...

Partners - Retiring and New

PCSE guidance and email addresses for Somerset Practices

2021 PCSE Youtube GP Pensions - PCSE Online - YouTube Latest Updates for GP Payments and Pensions - PCSE website Contact changes for the Ace office in Clacton. From Monday 5 February 2018, practices who currently contact the Clacton office should call PCSE Customer Support Centre, further...

PCSE Performers List problems and alternative arrangements

Support England online update The new Primary Care Support England (PCSE) online service for submitting Performer List (PL) applications and changes is now live and replaces the old paper forms. Every doctor on the PL will receive an email requesting that they set up their own PCSE online...

Practice Support Documents (Including GP payments Timetable and Guide)

This GP Timetable and Guide was developed by the LMC and Resilience team and we hope practices find it useful, it is being updated continually as services change or are updated.The support documents are listed below Enhanced Services Quarterly Returns Form 19/20 CQRS Amendment Form LARC...

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Somerset Language Interpretation Services

The new Language and translation service including BSL and document transcribing went live on October 1st with a new provider Word 360 and can be accessed via https://app.wordskii.com . Training materials have been sent out to all practice managers with instructions on how to set up an account...

Sources for GP Support

Somerset Local Medical Committee Pastoral support services and Somerset GP Safe House website The Somerset LMC Pastoral Support Network provides confidential support and guidance to all GPs in Somerset You might be struggling with internal strife in a partnership, with burnout, or your...

Supporting Sustainable General Practice in the South West

After three months of development and piloting, NHS England South (South West) has launched an initiative aimed at helping General Practices to considering their sustainability status and to explore options for responding to the current challenges facing General Practice and the wider Primary...

Symptoms and Care of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in Children

Symptoms and Care of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in Children There has been a surge in RSV and other respiratory illness in children . This is starting to filter its way into increased contact in both Primary and secondary care. Many parents especially new parents will be unfamiliar with...

The Alert System Guide (RAG RATING)

Alert System Guide.

The National standards of healthcare cleanliness 2021

The National standards of healthcare cleanliness 2021 'The National standards of healthcare cleanliness 2021 (the national standards) apply to all healthcare settings - acute hospitals, mental health, community, primary care, dental care, ambulance trusts, GP surgeries and clinics, and care...

Tier 2 Visas for Practices

Navigating the GP Tier 2 sponsorship process webinar The BMA has partnered with legal firm Magrath Sheldrick, who oversee our immigration advice service, to develop a webinar on navigating the GP sponsorship process . The webinar is aimed at GP employers and offers practical tips on how to...

Top Tips

Top Tips 2022 Frailty - updated June 2022 This document will link you to the frailty requirements. 22.3.22 Population Manager QOF v46 (Release 1.3) Your EMIS Web 'GP Contract - QOF' searches have now been updated to QOF v46 (Release 1.3). This update reflects the points changes outlined...

Ukraine refugees guidance

Friends and Family Test Translated versions of the 'Friends and Family test' are now available in Russian and Ukrainian. Ukrainian Migrant Health Check Clinics Two further Migrant Health Check clinics are being piloted at Yeovil Health Centre on 02 and 16 July 2022 and referrals from primary...

Urgent Prescription for General Practice

General practice is facing some of its toughest challenges, with workload and patient demand at unprecedented levels. The GPC Urgent Prescription for General Practice shines a light on these issues and provides advice and support for practices on how to deal with them. Please find full...

Wellbeing support in Primary Care

National Primary Care Coaching - Looking After You A communications toolkit has been developed to support The Looking After You National Primary Care Coaching Service. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aS8-sTH1W9gv49d9Tq3hhwg9jJZZ5MFs Within the toolkit you will find social media...

Workload control in general practice

This guide will help you to agree quantitative limits to individual safe practice for GPs. Appropriate limits on workload will depend on the unique circumstances of each practice the contractual status and the preferences of each individual GP, as well as the complexity of care being provided....

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