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Helping establish Primary Care Networks

With under four weeks to go until PCNs are to submit their first paperwork, BMA are adding further support for establishing PCNs regularly to the BMA website . This week a ‘ top tips ’ document which highlights what groups should be thinking about now. One of these, decision making, will be elaborated next week in specific guidance, as we’ve heard that this is one of the main areas of concern. We’re currently liaising with VAT specialists and looking to release specific guidance, again based on the main concerns we’re hearing from around the country.

Read the latest blog by Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC England Executive Team member, which goes into more detail of the support we are providing and preparing, but if you’re responsible for establishing the PCN, or know of others who are, then you should join the BMA PCN forum to speak to others in the same situation.

We will be holding a PCN Clinical Directors conference on 5 June to bring together those who are taking on the role of Clinical Director for a PCN to hear from experts in the field and to share experiences and knowledge.


Upcoming LMC events

  • 'LLR LMC question and answer session on all things PCN"

Thursday 25th April 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Hilton Leicester Hotel, 21 Junction Approach, Leicester LE19 1WQ

Following on from the recent GPC Roadshow event, LLR LMC are pleased to announce that Dr Krishna Kasaraneni (BMA, GPC Negotiator) has kindly offered to deliver a Question and Answer session on all things PCNs.

Dr Kasaraneni forms part of the BMA executive team, as a GPC Negotiator and is currently leading on PCNs, so he has a wealth of knowledge on this issue and will be happy to answer questions and provide clarity on PCN matters.

  • “A Walkthrough Core Contracts.”

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 1.30pm - 3.30pm: College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Rd, Leicester LE2 3UF

This event will be facilitated by Shanee Baker (LMC Law). Registration and a light lunch will be available from 1.00pm.

The Seminar is designed to provide a step by step guidance through the PMS and GMS Regulations 2015. The Seminar will focus on the issues that continually cause concern when interpreting the Regulations.

The following areas will be covered in some detail:

  • Termination of the contract;
  • Dispute resolution;
  • Sub-contracting obligations to provide clinical services;
  • Closing patient lists;
  • Removing patients from the list;
  • Catering for patients in the outer-boundary area;
  • Charging patients

To book a place, email enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk


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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