The purpose of the LLR LMC is to Look After and to Look Out For GPs and their Teams.
From partnership issues to business planning, we provide valuable, up to date and expert advice to GPs and their practice managers on essential subjects including premises and contractual matters.
We provide support for members' health, welfare and careers & we understand the challenges of working in General Practice.
We represent practices on bodies including NHS England regional team, Clinical Commissioning groups, Public Health, Local Authorities, Health Watch and the Care Quality Commission.
- To be impartial and non-judgemental
- To inspire hope
- To be kind to ourselves and each other
- To be honest and straightforward
- To be courageous, wise and trustworthy
CQC COVID-19 update: Immediate cessation of routine CQC inspections
All providers have been informed that from today (16 March) routine CQC inspections will be stopped.
Please click here to view the letter.
Covid-19 NHS 111 is being overwhelmed with telephone calls so please ask patients to visit this website instead. The LMC is working with the CCGs to support General Practice.
- Letter 2 - 10th March from NHSE update to general practice Covid-19
- 6th March Primary Care Guidance for Online Booking of Appts Covid-19
- Letter 1 - 5th March from NHSE to general practice for Preparedness Covid-19
Hot Topics & FAQ
- Covid-19 PHE have a dedicated page for Guidance for Health Professionals
- Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure - General Practice
- Covid-19 How to find your local health protection agency
- Covid-19 Information for Employers (See Paragraph 13 about fit notes and absences for advised isolation)
NHSmail now live for locum GPs in England
After much hard work, in collaboration with NHSEI, NHSD and the GMC, NHSmail for GP locums went live today.
This is a really important step in the recognition of the value and importance of locum GPs within primary care.
This will allow locum GPs to access local, regional and national information. As an example many locum GPs have no access to information on COVID-19 updates as they do not have NHSmail.
Please click on the link here to access.
GPC Roadshow - GMS Contract Changes for 2020/21
Following the recent announcement of the GMS Contract Changes for 2020/21. The LLR LMC is pleased to announce that Dr Krishna Kasaraneni (GPC, Executive team) will be coming to Leicester to deliver a roadshow to talk about the new contract/changes and answer any questions from our members.
- Date: Wednesday 25th March 2020
- Registration and catering: 6.15 - 7.00pm
- Event running time: 7.00pm-9.00pm
- Venue: Hilton Leicester Hotel, 21 Junction Approach, Leicester LE19 1WQ
LLR Practice Manager Conference - 4th March
On behalf of the LLR PM Academy and LLR LMC, please find attached details relating to the next Practice Manager conference being held on Wednesday 4th March 2020.
As you will see we have an exciting programme arranged for you – we hope that despite our busy schedules we can find time to come together, to learn from each other and use the opportunity to consider our own professional needs and personal development.
We have invited PCSE to attend the conference and have offered them significant time on our agenda to present and answer our questions. Please do consider carefully any questions you want to ask PCSE and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 21st February 2020.
Wuhan Novel Coronavirus
Please find attached a letter sent on behalf of Public Health England, Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement providing advice for the GP practices on the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus.
Leicester City and South Coroner message - EMAS notifications - Sent to practices on the 20th January 2020.
The Leicester City and South Coroner has asked for the LMC to circulate the below message to our members. If you have any comments, please inform the LMC at email@example.com and we will feedback to the Coroner’s office.
LLR LMC position statement on PCN Draft Service Specifications and Primary Care Enhanced Services
Following the recent release of the PCN Draft Service Specifications in late December 2019, the timing of which has been questionable; there has been an overwhelming negative response from GPs all over the country. We have been asked what our thoughts are with regards to these specifications.
On the whole, the specifications are set out with what seems like good intentions to support patient care by getting collaborative working across the health and social sector and reduce health inequalities. However, the specifications themselves have been set out in a way that is too prescriptive and with no consideration whatsoever for a general practice that is currently trying really hard to stay afloat. They feel completely unattainable with the current level of resources and workload in general practice.
It is worrying to say the least, as it shows a severe lack of insight from NHSE as to what the current pressures in general practice are to load them with these undeliverable aspirations.
We have been led to believe that these are draft specifications and the LMC will be sending a response to NHSE. We would strongly encourage and implore colleagues to respond directly to the NHSE survey by the 15th January 2020.
There needs to be a clear message sent to NHSE, that unless there has been robust and appropriate negotiating to achieve something that is more deliverable and that has sufficient resources associated with it, they risk the future of PCNs and the NHS long term plan.
NHS England letter on JCVI advice and NHS reimbursement for 2020/21 influenza vaccines
Please find attached NHS England letter on JCVI advice and NHS reimbursement for 2020/21 influenza vaccine ordering which was sent out just before Christmas. Dr Davies has already asked for further clarity as it is unclear how, for instance ‘if aTIV is unavailable’ should be interpreted.