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:
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...
Long COVID Enhanced Service - 17 June 2021 - To support general practice in managing Long COVID, NHS England will provide up to £30m from 1 July 2021 - 31 March 2022 via a Long COVID enhanced service.
Weight management Enhanced Service - 17 June 2021 - The Weight Management Enhanced Service...
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...
GP Contract Changes 2021/22
Implementing the 2021/22 GP Contract
PCN National Information and Key Dates
Primary Medical Services Directions
NHS Operational planning Guidance 2021/22
GMS Statement of Financial Entitlements 2021
BMA - QOF changes at a...
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...
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 2020
Flu and Immform: We brought to your attention that there have been some big issues regarding practices and the automated data extraction from EMIS to Immform. We have now found that EMIS have created a suite of searches for the Uptake reports, so you are able to...
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...