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LLR LMC/RCGP Annual General Meeting- Date and Venue Change.

Due to circumstances out of out control, the date for this year's LLR LMC/RCGP Annual General Meeting will now be on Wednesday 21st November and will be held at the College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF.

We are pleased to confirm that Dr Richard Vautrey (Chair of BMA General Practitioner Committee) will still be our guest speaker for this event and he will be giving a speech to members on "General Practice: The Foundation for the NHS long term plan"

Reception will start from 18:45 with the event commencing at 19:30.

Please find the attached programme for your information here.

If you would like to confirm your free space, please email enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk


LMC Buying Group: Member Rates

Members of the LMC Buying Group can access discounts with any of the suppliers on the attached list. To access these discounts, you can either login to the Buying Group website and request a quote or if you contact the supplier directly, you need to make sure you mention your practice is a member of the LMC Buying Group or state the discount code from the suppliers page of the Buying Group website.

If you were using an approved supplier before you became a Buying Group member or have been using a supplier for a long time and aren’t sure whether you are receiving the correct rates, you can email the Buying Group to check: info@lmcbuyinggroups.co.uk.

GDPR Survey on Subject Access Requests

The introduction of GDPR, and the removal of the ability to charge to cover the costs of responding to subject access requests, is having a significant impact on practices. We are also hearing from many areas of the country that SARs have increased significantly since these changes were made in May. This clearly has had financial and resource implications on GP practices.

In order to accurately quantify the full scale of this problem, we are surveying all practices across the UK to collect information on this issue. We would be grateful if LMCs could ask as many practices as possible to complete this survey as soon as possible.

Please click here to access the survey (only 1 response per practice).

Appraiser Training

NHS Central Midlands are looking to train new appraisers for our appraiser team, principally in the areas of Bedfordshire and Luton, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated GPs, qualified for 3 years and over, to support high quality appraisal which underpins the revalidation of doctors.

Following successful shortlisting you will be invited to attend an interview on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday 20th September 2018 - Francis Crick House, Northampton
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018- Charter House, Welwyn Garden City

Following successful interview you will be required to attend the 2 day training course. The dates for training are as follows:

  • 14th and 15th November 2018 in Flitwick Manor, Bedfordshire

Please find the attached application form and job description for your reference.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th September 2018

August 2018 Newsletter 

LLR LMC's August's Newsletter is now available. To view this months' edition please click here.

This month's edition includes:

  • LMC Elections
  • Upcoming LMC Events
  • LMC Annual General Meeting
  • Learning and sharing from NHS England Complaints team
  • Question Time….
  • Pharmacy Implants- GP Surveyors
  • Band 5/6 Leadership Development Opportunity

July 2018 Newsletter

The July edition of LLR LMC newsletter, which is available to read here .

This month we cover the following subjects:

  • CQC Statutory Notifications for GP Providers
  • Learning and sharing from NHS England Complaints team
  • CQC Driving Improvement Publication
  • SARs Survey
  • LMC Meeting with Social Services
  • LMC Meeting with Capita (PCSE)
  • Dr Anu Rao elected onto GPC from BMA ARM
  • LLR Practice Manager Academy

GP Partnership Review

In February, the Secretary of State announced a review into the partnership model of general practice. Dr Nigel Watson (Wessex LMC Chief Executive) is leading this review.

The documents containing more information on the review can be found below:

The report aims to make recommendations that will rivitalise the partnership model and ensure that we have considered GPs, other staff working in general practice, patients and the wider system. Any LLR GP wishing to feedback onto the review, can do so, by emailing Nigel.

Contact details:

Update from LMC Buying Group

An update from the LMC Buying Group is now available. To view this please click here and scroll to the bottom of the webpage.

Appraisal Preparation 

NHS England have released guidance on revised guidance on the changes of how much preparation needs to be done for annual appraisals. To view this guidance please click here. 


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