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The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • The Country Has Spoken
  • PCNs – more time and flexibility needed for meaningful transformation
  • PCN service specifications and the Network DES: analysis of engagement
  • PCN monthly Tweet chats
  • Explaining new team roles in PCNs
  • New research on building effective teams in general practice
  • Lifeline referral form
  • Child Health Information Service (CHIS) update
  • LIVI update
  • GP safeguarding update
  • Adult safeguarding update
  • QOF Personalised Care Adjustments
  • TIA coding error
  • Emergency treatment under the Road Traffic Act
  • Coronavirus guidance for primary care
  • Practice Manager Salary Survey results

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • New LMC website
  • Proposals for the service specifications for the PCN DES – position statement by Kernow LMC Executive Team
  • Opportunity for PPGs to lobby nationally over draft PCN service specifications
  • Medication returns and the need for prompt action
  • PM Conference evaluation
  • LMC levy deduction – November GMS Payment
  • Non site specific/vague symptoms pathway briefing
  • Faecal Immunochemical Testing for Symptomatic Patients (FIT 10) – update
  • Performance Advisory Group newsletter
  • Dementia training videos
  • Police warning after burglaries and frauds at GP practices
  • Influenza 2020/21 letter
  • Schedule change to routine childhood immunisations (PCV)
  • Legal action against NHS Property Services
  • General Practice IT Survey
  • Pensions
  • Open Exeter update
  • Updated BMA handbook for salaried GPs
  • Electronic Prescription Service update
  • Best practice for remote consulting and prescribing
  • National General Practice Profiles: 2019 annual update
  • GMC’s State of Medical Education and Practice annual report

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • A Tale of Three Conferences
  • Meet the LMC’s second new practice manager representative
  • Spotlight on the LMC Committee Members
  • New registrations held up in EMIS and TPP systems
  • LMC rebuttal letter for policing student absence
  • LMC database cleanse
  • Veteran Friendly GP Practices
  • Remote IT access for GPs
  • Peer Improvement Tips for Care and Health (PITCH) – Q&A update
  • School-age immunisation
  • Flu vaccination media release
  • AGE UK – local winter support reablement package
  • Winter pressures – public awareness
  • Update on women’s health
  • Diabetes PAM Service
  • Self-care for GPs
  • Briefing on rise in Group A Streptococcal (IGAS) and MRSA infections
  • Social prescriber costs
  • Primary Care Networks: a pre-mortem to identify potential risks
  • An insider’s guide to PCN funding
  • Revamped Models of Care Portal
  • Critical incidents involving GP practice-based pharmacists
  • Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework – summary for general practice
  • Annualisation
  • Latest jobs in local general practice
  • Events calendar

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  •  ‘Another duck house for your moated second home anyone?’ 
  • Reducing post mortems (PMs) in natural cause deaths 
  • School-age Immunisation Programme: Payments to general practice 
  • Peer Improvement Tips for Care and Health (PITCH) 
  • Failed radiology reporting 
  • Presentations from the Kernow Practice Managers Conference 
  • Pastoral Support Service update 
  • Flu vaccination media release 
  • Flu latest 
  • AccuRx update 
  • Update – Cornwall System Wide Linked Dataset 
  • National awards for local general practice 
  • Training Hub Bulletin 
  • Exception reporting – QOF implications 
  • Wanted: Local PCN success stories 
  • Transfer of clinical pharmacists to the PCN DES 
  • Debt and mental health form 
  • Safeguarding training update 
  • Patient advocacy in primary care (duty to refer) 
  • Falsified Medicines Directive 
  • Learning disability registers 
  • Care of people with a learning disability in GP practices 
  • Locum guidance on pension annualisation 
  • IR35 and the impact on locums 
  • CAS Alerts for locums 
  • Annual QOF report 
  • Case studies wanted for GP recruitment campaign 
  • Survey on cancelled/rescheduled CQC inspections 
  • Improving the CQC’s registration processes 
  • Practice manager survey 
  • PSCE bulletin 
  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) update 

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • ‘The LMC was consulted’
  • Good news from the Coroner
  • Out of area patients
  • Conference motions
  • Waiting time data for RCHT specialities
  • Practice Managers Conference now fully subscribed
  • Housebound flu vaccinations
  • Supporting young people in crisis
  • Identifying patients at risk from prescribing – PINCER, Eclipse and Ardens (SystmOne)
  • PINCER
  • Update on women’s health
  • Save the date – South West Regional PCN Conference: ‘Beyond the Basics’
  • New BMA support package for Primary Care Networks and Clinical Directors
  • PCN premises requirements for additional workforce
  • Implementing social prescribing in PCNs
  • Update on flu vaccine delivery and recommendations
  • Indemnifying flu vaccines for staff
  • National Data Opt Out – key support information
  • The Primary Care (GP) Digital Services Operating Model 2019–21
  • Falsified Medicines Directive update
  • EU exit – medicines update
  • Firearms consultation response
  • Updated CQC myth-busters
  • CQC guidance – mandatory training
  • Revised guidance for the Friends and Family Test
  • Personalised Health Checks
  • General practice assistant role – Health Education England resources
  • GP investment report
  • GP earnings and expenses report
  • Why sessional GPs should join an LMC
  • The future of general practice – GP trainees’ views wanted

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • Meet the LMC’s new PM representative
  • Places filling up fast for the local Practice Managers’ Conference
  • Conference of English LMCs
  • Meet our new-look LMC Committee
  • LMC database cleanse
  • How to claim for PCSE error
  • CHIS update
  • Data Protection Officer service
  • PCN Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme
  • Guide to help newly qualified GPs navigate the appraisal and revalidation process
  • Safeguarding reports and the CNSGP
  • PCSE medical records incident
  • Access to patient records
  • Declining patient registration
  • New CQC myth-buster: NHS services delivering online primary care 
  • Updated CQC advice about managing test results and clinical correspondence
  • 2019 Suture Tariff
  • Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey results 2019

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  •  Tempus fugit
  • CAMHS update from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Update on Cornwall’s Children and Young People’s Eating Disorder Service (CEDS)
  • Places filling up fast for the local Practice Managers’ Conference
  • LMC database cleanse
  • Evidence for housing applications
  • Long waits for GPs with bodies until police arrive 
  • Meet our new-look LMC Committee
  • Data Protection Officer service
  • Healthy GPs – Specialist Support Services – LMC Pastoral Support, GP Health,BMA Support
  • Indemnity and travel vaccinations
  • Flu template for completion
  • Flu vaccines
  • Administration of flu vaccination to health and social care staff
  • PGD document retention
  • New guidance available on PCNs
  • Footnote in the DES Specification – Population Figure
  • Clinical Directors in Kernow: please save the date
  • National Framework for Healthcare Professional Ambulance Responses
  • Firearms update
  • NHS email addresses for locums GPs in England
  • Pension annualisation
  • Sessional GP blog
  • NHS campaigns
  • Infected Blood Inquiry leaflets
  • National Framework for Healthcare Professional Ambulance Responses
  • Firearms update
  • NHS email addresses for locums GPs in England
  • Pension annualisation
  • New guidance available on PCNs
  • Footnote in the DES Specification – Population Figure
  • Clinical Directors in Kernow: please save the date
  • National Framework for Healthcare Professional Ambulance Responses
  • Firearms update
  • NHS email addresses for locums GPs in England
  • Pension annualisation
  • Sessional GP blog
  • NHS campaigns
  • Infected Blood Inquiry leaflets
  • HPV vaccine for boys
  • PHE measles flyer
  • Rabies – new leaflet for travellers
  • Cameron Fund newsletter
  • NAPC Awards launched
  • Martin Marshall elected to be the next RCGP Chair

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  •  Update on Patient Initiated Follow Ups
  • Sign up for the PM Conference
  • DSQS 17/18 appeals update
  • Microtest coding issue latest
  • Referral permissions in Cornwall
  • LMC Pastoral Support Service leaflet
  • When do you need to notify your CCG about changes to your PCN?
  • Small funded projects and the role of the LMC
  • PCN regional event – save the date
  • Liability insurance for Clinical Directors of PCNs
  • Webinars to support the development of PCNs
  • Social prescribing: making it work for GPs and patients
  • FIT – GP survey and screening/symptomatic infographic
  • Long acting reversable contraception update
  • Latest NHS England Quality and Safety Bulletin
  • What is your view of the future?
  • Indemnity – “paid for” travel vaccinations no longer covered by CNSGP
  • Bridging prescriptions for transgender patients
  • RCGP calls for whole-system approach to improving NHS care for transgender patients
  • What should GPs take into account when monitoring and managing patients on anticoagulant medicines?
  • CQC Medicines Report – learning from best practice and incidents
  • Fit for work ESA65B letter
  • GP pension documentation retention advice
  • Digital-First consultation
  • General Practice Premises Policy Review
  • Employer induction template to support general practice nurses
  • Data privacy guidance from the ICO
  • National Workforce Reporting System (NWRS) registration reminder
  • Proposed new contract deal for junior doctors
  • Practice manager job satisfaction survey

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • Enough with the referral forms!
  • Meet our new-look LMC Committee
  • Collaborative fees and arrangements – what are they?
  • Practice Managers’ Conference agenda now available – ‘save the date’
  • PCSE and patient records
  • Reporting deaths to the Coroner
  • Personal and professional help when you need it from your LMC
  • ‘Golden engagement thread’ to flag and resolve local issues nationally
  • Gender dysphoria update
  • GDPF and PCN templates
  • Updated guidance – 2019/20 Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service
  • PCNs and sessional GPs
  • Latest RMS newsletter now available
  • Audit requirements for the General Medical Services (GMS) Contract
  • Government widens job shortage list
  • Requests for medical certificates for school children during term time
  • Protecting access to safeguarding notes
  • Community pharmacy guidance
  • Online appointment booking
  • Google reviews and the CQC
  • New Information Available on the Models of Care Portal
  • Guidance on requesting transfers of NHS property companies
  • LMC Buying Group newsletter

The monthly newsletter for the Duchy's GPs and practice managers. This issue includes:

  • Time for a bit of focus
  • Helping establish Primary Care Networks
  • Practice Managers Conference latest
  • LMC meeting with local key opinion formers
  • New practice manager representative on the LMC Committee
  • LMC to attend regional GP Jobs Fair
  • Employment Seminar – Health and Safety
  • New claim form for reimbursement of NHS Pension Scheme contributions – 2015/16 and 2016/17
  • Compensation to local practices for late GMS payments
  • One-off opportunity to submit claims for missed CHIS claims
  • New e-forms to report deaths to HM Coroner
  • South West Child Health Information System (CHIS) update
  • MSK practitioners improve patient outcomes and reduce pressure
  • Safeguarding training in primary care – background to recommendations
  • Shared learning from the Performance Advisory Group
  • Update on General Practice Indicators temporary outage
  • The National Flu Immunisation Programme 2019/20
  • Suture code changes
  • National workload survey
  • Updated guidance for PMs on implementation of NHS App
  • Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management
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