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August 2021

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

  • PAG – what is it?
  • Late payments to GP practices 
  • Women’s health update
  • Keeping the Peace (or not)
  • General Practice Data for Planning and Research Programme deferred
  • Physical health monitoring for adult eating disorders
  • Special Allocation Scheme latest
  • Minor eye conditions
  • Data Protection Officer reminder
  • Top tips to make your GP practice more sustainable
  • IGPM winter planning support
  • General Practice Enhanced Service Specifications for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22
  • Flu vaccination explained
  • Withdrawal of Covid SOP for general practice
  • DVLA – fitness to drive
  • New guidance on CQC’s monitoring approach 
  • Exploring issues faced by general practice services led by GPs from an ethnic minority background 
  • CQC recognition for the IGPM
  • Reminder – transfer of electronic patient records from English to Welsh GP practices
  • Guidance on the rollout of the medical examiner system into non-acute settings
  • Early cancer diagnosis
  • Abuse is not in a day’s work
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021
  • NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
  • Staff isolation approach following updated Government guidance
  • Local and national vaccination booking systems joined up
  • Extension of the Medicines Delivery Service during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • New enquiry service about Covid-19 vaccination records
  • Pay announcement creates funding gap for GPs
  • GP appointments up 31% compared with pre-pandemic levels 
  • 2021 GP Patient Survey results
  • Women at the heart of general practice’ online exhibition

 

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