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2018/19 Indemnity Settlement & the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP)

Information relating to the 2018/19 Indemnity settlement and the new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) has been released. To read the full article, click here.


  New CQC provider information collection & annual regulatory review

Practices should have now received the attached letter. Practices rated good/outstanding will no longer be routinely inspected every two years, with their inspections changing to a maximum interval of five years. Instead these practices will have an annual regulatory review including the outcome of a “ provider information collection” (PIC) with an annual phone call to the practice, as a satisfactory IT solution for the PIC has yet to be developed.

That letter links through to updated guidance on CQC’s website: How we monitor GP practices and a new page on the questions that we’ll ask on the calls.

The GPC has worked closely with the CQC through various iterations of this in order to mitigate the impact on practices and our engagement has hopefully made the process considerably less burdensome and more fit for purpose.


CQC Blank Evidence Table

Following the LMC's liaison meeting with the CQC, they have shared with us a "Blank Evidence Table" for us to share with our members for their information. It can be found on the "Key documents" sections on our CQC webpage.


GP Contract Agreement England 2019/20

At midnight last night, the new negotiated GP contract agreement England 2019/20 was released. The webpage (http://www.bma.org.uk/gpcontractengland) has now been updated to include the full agreement document which has now been published jointly between the BMA and NHS England. This contains all details of the deal and is worth a read... as it is over 100 pages, the webpage provides relevant summaries.

We are pleased to confirm that the LMC will be hosting the roadshow delivered by the GPC following the conclusion of this year’s contract negotiations. This event will be delivered by Richard Vautrey, GPC Exec (Chair, BMA GP Committee). This is a free event and open to GPs and PMs.

Details:

  • Date – Thursday 28th March 2019,
  • Time – 7:00pm – 8.30pm
  • Venue – Hilton Hotel Leicester, 21 Junction Approach, Leicester, LE19 1WQ ·
  • Catering and refreshments will be available from 6.30pm

In order to confirm your place, please email enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk and we will confirm the venue as soon as possible.


LLR LMC January Newsletter 

LLR LMC's January Newsletter has now been published! To view this month's edition, please click here


The NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan has been released. NHSE state that the “Long Term Plan will make sure the NHS has a bright future ahead of it.”. The BMA press release can be found here.


 

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