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
LLR LMC Annual Report
LLR LMC would like to present to you our 2019 Annual Report, a hard copy is due to go out to all practices.
LLR LMC October Newsletter
The LLR LMC October Newsletter has now been published! To view this months' edition, please click here
The GPC has asked if practices and individual doctors could fill in their short surveys about PCSE to see how things have developed since our previous surveys in December 2017.
This will enable us to influence operational issues on your behalf and give us the hard data to substantiate the anecdotal evidence we also receive.
- Survey of GP practices - please could you forward this to all your practices to complete.
- Survey of all GPs including trainees - we would appreciate it if you could share this with your members particularly with locum GPs and trainees.
The deadline for responding to the surveys is noon, Friday 25 October. The greater response we have, the stronger our hand when discussing matters with NHS England. We really appreciate your help
Changes within LMC Board
Following the recent elections to join the LLR LMC for new LMC board members. We would like to congratulate and say a warm welcome to our new board members, Dr James Ward-Campbell, who was elected in August to the LMC board will be a County representative. Dr Amit Rastogi was elected in September to join the LMC board and will be a City representative.
We would like to thank both Dr Ghouri and Dr Rizvi for their time, contribution and commitment to the LMC over the years, and wish them the best of luck for the future
Guidance for on the Notification of Death Regulations 2019
From 1 October 2019, the Government introduced regulations that place a duty on registered medical practitioners to notify the coroner of certain deaths, and what information should be provided. They apply to England and Wales.
Read the Ministry of Justice’s guidance on complying with the regulations here
PCN Schedules and Guidance Notes from GPDF
PCN Guidance Notes which have been commissioned by GPDF for the benefit of LMCs.
These Network Agreement Schedules have been produced by Penningtons Manches LLP for GPDF Ltd as a guide only to assist with completion of the Schedules to the Mandatory Network Agreement, and do not constitute legal advice. Penningtons Manches LLP does not accept any responsibility or liability howsoever arising from the implementation or use of these Schedules.
Details can be found on the LMC website
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.
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.