All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers
Please find links to the following documents
1. Network DES Specification
2. Network DES Guidance
3. Network DES Registration Form
4. Network Agreement
5. Network Contract VAT Information Note
6. GP contract 2019/20: NHS England...
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
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...
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
NHS England released guidance on the new out of area patient registration (choice of GP practice) arrangements during November 2014, click here to access this.
What does this actually mean?
Within the guidance that has been issued it identifies 2 elements to this scheme which are:
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...
Advanced Learning Disabilities Support
Anti-Coagulation Initiation, Stabilisation and Monitoring
Community Leg Ulcer Service (Federation Based) Frome
Community Leg Ulcer Service (Federation Based) South Somerset
Community Leg Ulcer Service CLICK
Complex Care (Federation...
Enhanced Service Specification Seasonal Influenza Vaccination programme 2021/22 - Updated 29 September 2021
NHS England Enhanced Services Influenza Specifications - Childhood and Seasonal 2021/22
Long COVID Enhanced Service - 17 June 2021 - To support general practice in...
GMS Contract 2021/22
The APMS directions reflecting GMS and PMS contract changes that came into force from 1 April 2021 along with the Directed Enhanced Service Directions and the Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions have now been published.
Contractors should note that the revised...
The following is an extract from the NHS Employers website. This link takes you to the contract changes for 2015/16, dating back to 2006/07:
NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association have agreed changes to the General Medical Services...
NHSE published a further letter on 23rd August 21 with PCN plans for 21/22 - 22/23 . This details the NHSE plan for the gradual introduction of new service requirements for PCNs and confirming how PCNs will access the funding available for their activities through the IIF...
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...
The Conservative Manifesto for the 2015 election included a number of pledges to increase access to general practice. A Conservative government would “ensure that you can see a GP seven days a week by 2020” and that “everyone over 75 will get a same day appointment if they need...
Guidance on how to locally manage held flu vaccine stock in Primary Care Providers and NHS Trusts
The National Flu Immunisation Programme 2020/21 - NHSE flu letter setting out eligible cohorts Annual 2020/21 flu season
20/21 DES specification Updated 02.09
Guidance Options and solutions for...
Top Tips for Flu Vaccinations
2021 - 22 Guidance for Primary Care in England on accessing DHSC centrally supplied flu vaccines - 8 October 2021
National Stock - NHSE and NHSI - South West Integrated South West Public Health Team - 18. October 2021
Request for National Stock Flu Vaccine Form -...
Online Access to Digital GP Record 2019/20 contract
Joint BMA and NHSE statement Online access
The General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) contracts (2014/15) include the requirement for general practices to offer and promote to patients: online appointment...
The Patient Online programme has released two oolkits to support GP practices, CCGs, CSUs and other NHS organisations with the effective promotion of online services to patients: ordering of repeat prescriptions, booking of appointments and viewing of medical records. The toolkits consist of...
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
This Enhanced Service is being offered between February 17 and October 17 in recognition of work caused by QRISK2 mapping error, practices will be offered the service via CQRS and will need to sign up to accept it
Letter from David Geddes
Enhanced Service Specification
Top Tips 2021
COVID-19 Immunosuppressed patients
NHS Digital has put together a very helpful GP COVID-19 vaccine dashboard which visualises vaccine uptake across patient groups and provides patient contact information to arrange a 1st dose or get a pending or overdue 2nd dose booked...
Unplanned Admissions enhanced service National Specification 15/16
Summary of key Changes for 15/16
Unplanned Admissions Specification with reporting template Word Version
Following a number of queries about how often the care plan for the Avoiding Unplanned Admissions (AUA) enhanced service...