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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...

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...

Impact Lincs

'My Take-30 Experience' - Lucy Dodington-Boyes Lucy has kindly provided us with a quick video, explaining her experience using the Take-30 service. For more information on this service please contact us: Tel: 01522576659 E: info@lincslmc.co.uk. Take-30: Not quite 100% but can't quite put...

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

People across Lincolnshire are being reminded that the county has its own confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline. Launched late last year, the mental health helpline is a joint initiative across health, social care and the third sector, is available 24/7 and can provide...

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...

Support Services for GPs

CLICK HERE to go to the LMC Wellbeing Page CLICK HERE to go to the NHS Staff Wellbeing & COVID-19 Page 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...

Support Services for PMs & Teams

CLICK HERE to go to the LMC Wellbeing Page CLICK HERE to go to the NHS Staff Wellbeing & COVID-19 Page Financial Wellbeing Support Offer Don't forget that we are working with the Money Advice Service to provide all health and social care staff with free and independent financial support....

Support your Surgery

New GPC England campaign launched As you will be aware, GPs and their teams have faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions have meant that face-to-face contact with patients has been limited in order to keep practice staff and patients safe and the...

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...