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LLR LMC has shared communication with all LLR GPs and Practice Managers regarding the upcoming GPC Roadshows & GPCE voted to move ahead with a non-statutory ballot for collective action in England. To read the communication, click here.

 LLR LMC - Webinar on Partnership Agreements - 26th June 24

The LMC will be hosting a lunchtime webinar on Partnership Agreements for practice presented by Dr Solicitors on Wednesday 26th June 1.00 - 2.00pm. 

Partnership Agreements - what you need to know:

  • Why a deed is so important and how to ensure it is valid
  • Key clauses in a well drafted partnership agreement
  • Common issues/pitfalls
  • Dispute resolution
  • Q&A

The details are below:

  • Wednesday 26th June 2024
  • 1.00 - 2.00pm
  • Teams link sent on registration
  • Free event and open to all LLR GPs and Practice Managers
  • To register, enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk

The webinar will be delivered by Daphne who is widely accepted as one of the country’s leading experts on all aspects of NHS partnership and regulatory law. She is consistently ‘top ranked’ by Chambers UK and frequently speaks and writes on medical partnership matters.

Daphne is credited in the GP Partnership Review and is recognized as a specialist in all aspects of running a primary care business. Having set up DR Solicitors in 2003, Daphne prides herself on her personal approach to client care and has developed an award winning team of solicitors whose only focus is to deliver exceptional legal support to primary care providers.

May LMC Newsletter

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

  • LMC Meeting April 2024
  • Claiming for Safeguarding Work
  • GMS Contract for 2024-25/Roadshows and onwards
  • Minor Surgery
  • Path Lab Reports
  • CBS Updates
  • Local Practice Clinical Protocols
  • EMAS - why am I contacting the GP?
  • Wheezy Children – 48 hour checks
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Medical Examiner Service
  • ACC08 IIF Indicator for 2023/24
  • Monitoring of patients with MGUS /Paraprotein
  • Premises Costs Directions
  • Digital Campaigning Masterclass

Complaints Training - 9th July (full)

Due to popular demand we are pleased to confirm that the LMC will be hosting another Complaints Training session on Tuesday 9th July 2024, 2.00 - 5.00pm at The Hilton Leicester, Junction 21 approach, Leicester, LE19 1WQ.

The session will be delivered by Lee Bennett – NHSE Strategic Complaints Lead along with Cathie Cunnington, NHSE Complaints/Carers/Patient Experience Senior Manager. We are also seeking attendance from our ICB colleagues to seek their input as they now have delegated responsibility for managing complaints.

The face-to-face sessions aims to be interactive and informative for our members when dealing with complaints in General Practice. We have a capacity of 50 for this event and it will be a first come first served basis.

The session will cover the following:

  • Getting the basics right – understanding the requirements under the 2009 Complaints Regulations
  • Do it once, do it well – getting it right from the beginning to ensure compliance and less time spent dealing with regulators
  • Understanding the roles of different organisations – including the General Medical Council and Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
  • The art of the apology – why saying sorry the right way matters
  • How to impress CQC – including the new assessment approach
  • Changes in the commissioning landscape and what this means for complaints handling
  • Customer service and reputation – does it matter and what does it mean for complaints handling
  • Going from good to great – tips throughout the session if you want to be the best complaints handler

The details are below:

  • Tuesday 9th July 2024
  • 2.00 - 5.00pm (please note refreshments and pastries will be available at the beginning of the session)
  • The Hilton Leicester, Junction 21 approach, Leicester, LE19 1WQ
  • To register, email   enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk

NHS England » GP Contract

NHSE have released several documents relating to the 24/25 contractural arrangement including GMS contract, PCN DES, SFE financial entitlement. These documents can respond in full here

.LLR LMC 23/24 Annual report

We are pleased to share the 23/24 annual report with our members, and it can be accessed here.

March LLR LMC Newsletter

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

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

PRESS RELEASE: We want our patients to have access to a responsive and safe GP service, and this can only be delivered by GPs taking industrial action.” says LLRLMC

The LMC has released the following press release following the East Midlands, 2024-25 GP contract referendum webinar last night (07.03.24). A copy of the press release can be viewed here

2024-25 GP contract referendum – England

GPC England has rejected the 2024/25 GP contract changes. The contract will now be put to BMA members in a referendum. The referendum cannot prevent the Government from choosing to impose their changes to the contract, but it will send a strong signal as to how the profession feels about a potential third successive contractual imposition by Government and where we collectively go next.

Find out more about the current contract changes here .

So you can feel fully informed before you vote, we are holding a series of webinars and will publish a set of iterative FAQs so you can read and reflect with your practice colleagues. As we receive more feedback, we will update the FAQs.

Interim March LMC Newsletter

The interim March LMC newsletter has been circulated to LLR GPs and Practice Managers, it covers the following areas:

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:


  • 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.

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.

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.

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:



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