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
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NHS pension scheme death in service guidance
Dr Krishan Aggarwal, BMA pensions committee deputy chair, has written a blog to provide guidance about the NHS pension scheme death in service arrangements and can be found here .
GP and practice COVID-19 toolkit
BMA toolkit for GPs and practices has been updated to include a section on minimising risk of transmission in general practice. The toolkit helps to answer many of the questions we have been getting on a large range of topics relating to COVID-19. Any updated guidance or FAQs from us will be added to this toolkit so please check it regularly for any new additions.
Out of Stock Guidance and Checklist Document
The out of stock guidance and checklist document has been agreed (May 2020)
It has been added to to the LMSG website. It can be found under Guidelines- Guidelines by category-Shortages and Discontinuations of Medicines. The link is https://www.lmsg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Out-of-Stock-Guidance.pdf
PCN DES Guidance
NHS England and the BMA have published the following guidance on Primary Care Network DES.
Click on the link to access the documents
Free self-coaching and resilience tool kits for NHS staff
"Beyond Coaching" which is offering access to free self-coaching and resilience tool kits for NHS staff, https://beyond-coaching.co.uk/nhs-online-toolkit
LMC Office - Covid-19
As we travel through these unprecedented times and seeing the effect Covid-19 is having across the healthcare sector especially in general practice. The LMC is here to support and advise our members during these challenging times. Whilst the office is closed, we continue to work remotely and can be contacted by phone on 0116 2962950 during normal office hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also set up a specific Covid19 page which is updated and has key information/comms.
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.