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February LLR LMC Newsletter

We have sent a copy of the LLR LMC February newsletter to all members. This month we have covered the following areas:

  • Content:LMC Meeting February 2024
  • Bariatric Surgery aftercare following surgery abroad
  • Removing a Patient.
  • Community Based Services (CBS)
  • AGM – The Highs and Lows
  • ANNEX ONE: Flow Chart For A Practice Removing A Patient

If you wish to receive a copy of our newsletter, please contact enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk to be added to our mailing.


University of Leicester Launches New Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

The LMC is sharing this with General Practice, as it might be an opportunity for someone working in General Practice wishes to consider as a leadership development opportunity.

The University of Leicester are delighted to launch a new Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship fully-funded through the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.

Starting on Monday 8th April 2024, this exciting opportunity provides a cost-effective route to enhance your strategic management capabilities on a flexible, part-time basis.

All details can be found here .


Letter to LMC members from LMC Chair re. GMS Contract 24/25

The attached letter has been circulated to all members Dr Ingrams regarding GMS Contract 2024/25


PRESS RELEASE: “The government’s cynical sub inflationary offer in funding for general practices will mean further reduction in services for our patients.” says LLRLMC

The LMC released the following press release on Friday 2nd February to our press contacts.


 

‘Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Medical Committee Annual General Meeting – Thursday 21st March 2024’

The Highs and Lows

All LLR GPs and Practice Managers are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting on the evening of Thursday 21st March 2024 at Hilton Hotel, Leicester.

We are pleased to confirm this year’s agenda and details of the speakers with you:

AGENDA

6.30 - 7.30pm: Arrival, Dinner & Networking

7.30 – 7.50pm: Formal meeting - opening remarks and questions from members on annual report from Dr Grant Ingrams, LLR LMC Executive Chair

7.50 – 8.30pm: Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer - Chair, GP Committee England - BMA

Katie qualified from UCL in 2003 and completed her GP training in North London in 2008. She spent seven years in partnership from 2010-2016 before taking on LMC roles. Katie was elected Chair of GPC England in August 2023 following chairing the UK Conference of LMCs in 2022 and 2023. She is a firm advocate of the unarguable economic case for GP-led holistic expert-generalism from cradle to grave and suffers from an almost maniacal sense of duty to protect general practices, their amazing staff, and GPs themselves.

8.30 – 9.00pm: Adam Kay

Adam is a BAFTA-winning author, TV writer, comedian and former junior doctor. His first book, This is Going to Hurt, spent over a year at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list, was translated into 37 languages, won numerous awards, and sold over three million copies. He is also one of the country’s bestselling children’s authors, with titles including Kay’s Anatomy, the fastest selling kids’ non-fiction book of the decade.

Adam’s numerous accolades for TV writing include a BAFTA award, a Writers Guild award and a Broadcast award for his BBC/AMC adaptation of This is Going to Hurt. As a live performer, Adam has sold out several West End seasons and UK tours. His tour of This is Going to Hurt was attended by over 250,000 people. He has innumerable TV credits, and his unique stories from the wards have made him one of the UK’s most in-demand performers for corporate and private events. His latest show, Undoctored, was the biggest-selling show of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, and was followed by a sell-out West End season. It will be touring throughout 2024. Adam is a proud patron of the Laura Hyde Foundation, Doctors in Distress and The Lullaby Trust.

DETAILS

DATE: Thursday 21st March 2024

VENUE: The Hilton Leicester, Junction 21 approach, Leicester, LE19 1WQ

TIME: 6.30 – 9.00pm

RESERVE YOUR SPACE

All LLR GPs and Practice Managers are welcome to attend the LLR LMC Annual General Meeting and there is no cost, we just ask you confirm your attending by emailing  enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk  in advanced of the session.


December LLR LMC Newsletter

We have sent a copy of the LLR LMC December newsletter to all members. This month we have covered the following areas:

Content:

  • LMC Meeting, December 2023
  • Underfunded Services/Notice to Quit
  • Destroying Lloyd George Envelopes/Legacy Manual Records
  • DHSC/Government Survey about QOF and IIF
  • GPC Survey of General Practitioners
  • GPC Survey of Practice Managers
  • Requests from UKHSA
  • Oliver McGowan Training
  • Holiday Greetings From LMC
  • Medical Examiner Service
  • New Memes
  • AGM – This May Hurt?

If you wish to receive a copy of our newsletter, please contact enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk to be added to our mailing.


LLR LMC - November Newsletter 

Please find attached a copy of the LLR LMC November newsletter. This month we have covered the following areas:

  • LMC Meeting November 2023
  • Underfunded Services/Notice to terminate [IMPORTANT TO READ]
  • Cremation Forms
  • Core/Non-core services
  • General Practice Annual Electronic Self-Declaration (eDEC)
  • LLR ICB Contract Assurance Process 2023-24
  • Transferring Care Safely (TCS)
  • Oliver McGowan Training
  • Holiday Present From LMC

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the LMC office.


Accelerated Access to GP Records

Please click here to view the update in relation to accelerated access to GP records.


GPCE OFFICIAL INFO: 2023/24 DDRB general practice salaried staff pay award

Please click here to view the latest communcation in relation to the 2023/24 DDRB general practice salaried staff pay award from the GPC.


LLR LMC - September Newsletter 

Please find attached a copy of the LLR LMC September newsletter. This month we have covered the following areas:

Content:

  • LMC Meeting September 2023
  • Reinforced Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (RAAC)
  • Minor Surgery
  • Coroner Portal and Related Issues
  • Planned switch on of automated access to prospective patient records
  • Home Visits for registered patients from outside of practice area
  • 6% Pay Increase for Staff
  • Completing DVLA Medical Forms

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the LMC office.


Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

We are providing our members with a recent update in relation to the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism.

All GP practices in England must ensure their staff receive training in learning disability and autism, including how to interact appropriately with people with a learning disability and autistic people. This requirement was introduced by the Health and Care Act 2022 in July last year. The government’s preferred training programme is the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism.

However, the Act does not specify a training package or course for staff. The CQC cannot tell practices specifically how to meet their legal requirements in relation to training, and while NHS England and ICBs may share the government’s training programme preference and encourage uptake, it is ultimately for practices to determine how their staff are trained to meet their legal requirements. Further information is available here.

If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact the LMC office.


Why cant I get an appointment with my GP?

The LMC has continued to look at how we can support practices who are often stretched and working at unsafe limits.

Although we try and discuss the issues with our PPGs and patients, we appreciate that too often they do not understand or accept the truth that the problem with general practice is due to government underinvestment and policies rather than GPs.

We have published the following and shared with Practices, Press, MPs and key stakeholders:

We are also arranging a summit of local MPs, other politicians and decision makers next month to discuss the findings and possible solutions.  If we have places available, we will open them to practices.


Death referral flow chart

Please find attached flow chart which supports the changes announced in the LLR GP Newsletter from the ICB on the 21 March 2023.

Please ensure all GP colleagues, including locums, see it, and I suggest keeping a copy in the MCCD book.

The LMC plans to put all the local guidance about the death process in one place. We will do this once we know the details of the Medical Examiner process and how this will change completion of MCCDs and Cremation Forms.


Updated BMA safe working guidance

In our recent communications we have referred to safe working in General Practice, this afternoon the BMA has updated its safe working guidance document which we have shared below for your information:

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/gp-practices/managing-workload/safe-working-in-general-practice

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/gp-practices/gp-service-provision/enhanced-services-gp-practices-can-seek-funding-for

In the new year, the LLR LMC will be focussing on this area and will update practices accordingly.