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April 2021

The LMC's monthly newsletter for the Duchy’s GPs and practice managers includes:

  • Pastoral support: Help needed but not asked for may be a tragedy whilst a simple enquiry wastes no-one’s time
  • Primary Care Funding streams
  • New priority phone number for GPs to speak to RCHT consultants
  • Eating Disorder Service – LMC survey
  • Art of Brilliance ‘Rising Stronger’ workshop, Thursday, 8 July, 2021 – save the date
  • Help signpost locums to the LMC
  • Practice contact details for the LMC
  • Not site-specific cancer update
  • CHIS parent survey
  • Safeguarding information for GPs
  • Radiology requesting in the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE)
  • Cyber high severity alerts
  • Covid Oximetry@home and care home digital health monitoring service outcomes
  • Extension to the temporary changes to the GP Contract under the pandemic regulations
  • Covid-19 vaccination enhanced service
  • Updated PGDs for Covid-19 vaccines
  • SMS messaging trial for Covid-19 vaccinations
  • Viewing Covid-19 vaccination status on the GP record
  • Covid vaccination history now in Summary Care Record 1-click system
  • Patients ordering PCR tests without symptoms
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccine for travel purposes
  • Covid-19 vaccines and pregnancy
  • GP access during Covid-19
  • Decisions about living and dying well during Covid-19 – CQC report
  • RCGP calls on CQC to address impact of inspections on BAME GPs
  • Updated CQC myth-busters
  • Remote fit notes – please remember to sign them
  • School absence note requests
  • Guidance for QOF payments
  • Update on Quality Outcomes Framework changes for 2021/22
  • General Medical Services (GMS) Ready Reckoner 2021/22
  • DES directions and flu immunisations
  • Update on vaccination and immunisation changes for 2021/22
  • Delivering preconception care to women with serious mental illness
  • Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Campaign
  • Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service and improving general practice appointment data
  • VAT removal for primary care
  • Primary Care Network Dashboard
  • New remote working toolkit for GP practices and PCNs
  • Best practice in social prescribing
  • NHS community pharmacist consultation service
  • Home delivery of medicines and appliances
  • New national PM representative body agrees strategic aims
  • Help patients manage their referral online
  • New NHS Complaint Standards
  • Updated Freedom to Speak Up guidance
  • Health and Social Care White Paper explained
  • A future in general practice? Medical applicant GP experience and career aspirations
  • Investment in General Practice in England, 2015/16 to 2019/20
  • Webinar on pensions for sessional GPs
  • Locum GPs – new financial support by Government
  • NHS mail for sessional GPs
Last updated on: 
April 7, 2021
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