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Workload Control in General Practice

Dear %recipient.firstname%, Many of you will already have seen the BMA document "Workload Control in General Practice". This document highlights the significant increase in workload which general practices are facing, and the risks associated with this. The document also provides an action...

Changes to clinical pharmacy criteria

GP practices will find it easier to apply for the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme following the relaxation of criteria. Providers covering a population of 15,000 will be able to make an application for a whole time equivalent clinical pharmacist - previously this had been...

Core Contract Compliance Checks

From time to time NHS England will check that practices are complying with some of the changes to your core contract that have come in over recent years. Checks may include, reviewing your practice website, your e-declaration or telephone discussions with your practice. Items checked...

Core Hours

The Lincolnshire LMC have been contacted by many practices over the past few days who have received an email from NHS England regarding their core hours. In November 2017, NHS England issued guidance to commissioners regarding the definition of how practices meet the 'reasonable needs of...

Corporate Malpractice Cover

Some GPs perform some of their clinical activities under the auspices of a medical services company. This can have tax benefits. However a recent case has highlighted a potential problem with this arrangement. A doctor working for his own medical services company was named in a clinical...

GP coverage and the NHS crisis

There has been a lot of recent media activity following comments by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, calling for GPs to extend their opening hours at evenings and weekends to alleviate pressure on emergency departments. Responding to the news, BMA's GP committee chair challenged the assertion...

Impact Lincs

OVERWHELMED at work or with life in general? LOCK-DOWN rules making you feel stressed or anxious? NEED to talk things through to get SOMETHING off your chest? DON'T BOTTLE THINGS UP, CALL OR EMAIL THE TAKE-30 SERVICE TO ARRANGE A ONE-OFF CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATION, (SAME DAY IF REQUESTED...

NHS GP Health Service (GPH)

The NHS GP Health Service (GPH) is a service for GPs or GP trainees across England, with issues relating to mental health concerns or addiction problems, often where this might be affecting their work. The central service is based in London, and is led by Dr Clare Gerada FRCGP FRCPsych, a...

NHS GP Health Service - England

The NHS GP Health Service is a new confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. It has been launched as part of the of the GP Forward View programme of commitments. It will run in parallel to primary care performer occupational health services commissioned by CCG (clinical...

NHS Staff Wellbeing & COVID-19

See more on our LMC Wellbeing Page OVERWHELMED at work or with life in general? LOCK-DOWN rules making you feel stressed or anxious? NEED to talk things through to get SOMETHING off your chest? DON'T BOTTLE THINGS UP, CALL OR EMAIL THE TAKE-30 SERVICE TO ARRANGE A ONE-OFF CONFIDENTIAL...

Ongoing Issues With NHSPS

Ian Hume, GPC Policy Lead, has recently sent a letter out to practices regarding the ongoing issues that practices are experiencing with NHSPS. To view or download this letter please click on the link above.

Poster for Practices- Hospital Queries

Practices spend a significant amount of time and resource trying to answer questions which patients raise regarding hospital appointments. To reduce this burden the LMC has created a poster for practices to use in waiting rooms and consulting rooms to educate patients about the best way to have...

Primary Care Workload Observatory

Primary Care Workload Observatory Practices are constantly being told how busy the hospitals are. CCGS, government, and the press repeatedly quote how long waiting lists are, and how long A&E waits are. Lincolnshire LMC and LMCs across the country try to rebut this by pointing out that general...

Retained Doctor Scheme

The scheme is aimed at doctors who are seriously considering leaving or have left general practice due to personal reasons (caring responsibilities or personal illness), approaching retirement or requiring greater flexibility. The scheme supports both the retained GP and the practice employing...

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Offers 2019-20

The LMC Buying Group has made the decision to work with all four remaining flu vaccine companies for the 2019/20 season to ensure they are in a position to help members no matter which supplier you decide to use next year. GSK and Pfizer will not be producing flu vaccines for the UK market for...

State Backed Indemnity Scheme For General Practice

On 12 October 2017 the Secretary of State for Health has announced that the Department of Health is planning the development of a state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England, subject to further work on relevant issues. Timing It is likely to take 12-18 months to develop. In...

Support Services for GPs

Practitioner Health Service (Formerly known as the GP Health Service) www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists across England with mental illness and addiction problems, who are working or looking to return to clinical...

Support Services for PMs & Teams

RCN Counselling Service As an RCN member you can get free, confidential support and assistance to help you deal with challenging, emotional issues you may face, whether work related or personal. https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-help/member-support-services/counselling-service Mental Health...

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) - BMA guidance

The BMA has published a range of new documents on STPs, which include: A comprehensive analysis of the STP process so far, taking a closer look at the ten key themes coming out of the plans A summary of the contents of each individual plan Glossary of terms used A list of questions to ask local...

Unfair Comments on Websites

Health service providers are increasingly finding that people are using social and professional websites to comment about specific providers and staff members. NHS Choices is one such website, which allows members of the public to rate and review NHS services. Comments on NHS Choices and other...

Workload Control in General Practice

The BMA have recently published the document 'Workload Control in General Practice'. This document highlights the significant increase in workload which general practices are facing, and the risks associated with this. The document also provides an action plan for addressing the workload...