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December 2020

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

  • We have each other’s backs
  • Think 111 – access to dental care
  • LPC latest – Trial sites needed for the GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service
  • RCHT ICE GP Ordercomms Solution – pathology and clinical imaging
  • PITCH update
  • New national representation for Practice Managers
  • PCSE issues
  • LMC website
  • Supplier relief for public health contracts
  • Covid 19 and requests for fit notes
  • The Covid-19 Vaccination Collaboration Agreement 
  • Enhanced Service Specification: Covid-19 vaccination programme
  • GPC guidance on the Covid-19 vaccination programme
  • PHE publishes Covid-19 vaccine guidance
  • Guidance for doctors who are isolating and those in vulnerable groups 
  • ‘AndILookLike’ initiative
  • Temporary approval to suspend the need for signatures on prescriptions
  • PPE portal – update on Christmas orders and delivery 
  • Management of the long-term effects of Covid-19
  • Letter to CQC on supporting general practice during a period of unprecedented pressure 
  • Tracker survey results 
  • Use of the clinical frail scale during Covid-19
  • ‘General practice is open’ campaign
  • Guidance on when to use remote or face to face consultations
  • QOF system suppliers update
  • Updated Directed Enhanced Service Specification for flu 
  • Flu vaccines for general practice staff
  • Influenza immunisation call and recall error 
  • TPP SystmOne and EMIS Web practices: electronic notifications for flu vaccinations from community pharmacies
  • PCN development funding guidance
  • Network Contract DES: Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme claim form update
  • NHS Confed: PCN Network virtual conference session recordings
  • Bone health card to help patients stay on osteoporosis medication 
  • Support for GPs to deliver care to patients with hearing loss 
  • Guidance on seatbelt exemption certificates issued by GPs
  • Avoidable harm in Primary Care
  • Lloyd George notes  
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis
  • CQC myth-busters
  • Pathway to Partnership: New Partner Development Programme
  • GPC roles
  • Provision of Occupational Health for portfolio GPs
  • GP Maternity/Parental leave webinar
  • RNLI safety advice
Last updated on: 
December 9, 2020
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