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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...

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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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...

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...

Partners - Retiring and New

PCSE guidance and email addresses for Somerset Practices

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 details below: For all queries relating to the following - contact details below and click on link for 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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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...

The Alert System Guide (RAG RATING)

Alert System Guide.

Top Tips

Top Tips 2020 15.10.20 QOF Influenza Invitation Snomed codes for the flu season this year: 1095821000000105 - Influenza vaccination first telephone invitation (procedure) 1095831000000107 - Influenza vaccination second telephone invitation (procedure) 200481000000107 - Influenza vaccination...

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...

Workload control in general practice

Workload control in general practice GPC England have explored what more could be done to support practices and take greater control of the workload and have launched a workload control strategy to enable general practice to improve quality and safety, and to address the recruitment and...

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