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February 2021

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

  • New negotiations process
  • The Covid oximetry service, virtual care home support and launch of covid virtual ward
  • Pulse oximetry guidance update 
  • Launch of Non Site Specific cancer pathways
  • Supporting children’s and young people’s mental health during Covid
  • Secondary care use of the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) GP Ordercomms
  • Radiology requesting in ICE has started
  • LMC staff training programme 2021
  • FOIs
  • Cornwall and Isle of Scilly LPC update
  • LMC website access for GP returners helping with Covid vaccinations
  • Allergy update – including management of anaphylaxis
  • Vaccination of healthcare workers 
  • Covid-19 vaccination wastage
  • Legal advice note commissioned by GPDF on Covid-19 vaccination programme
  • Change in legislation allows any GMC registered doctor to administer the Covid vaccine in primary care settings
  • New Post-Covid-19 syndrome pathway
  • MDU Charging extra for CVP sessions
  • Covid-19 PPE scheme extended until June 2021 
  • Update on the CQC’s regulatory approach 
  • Covid-19 Workload Prioritisation Unified Guidance
  • Communicating with people with a learning disability and autism, dementia and mental health needs 
  • Pre-registration for offenders leaving prison 
  • Covid-19 waste management                         
  • Fit notes (med 3) 
  • GP contract agreement 2021/2022 
  • Outcome of the national PCN DES ballot  
  • Domestic abuse letters 
  • Recording of ethnicity information 
  • Access to national workforce supply routes for PCNs
  • Allied Health Professional Implementation Guidance 
  • PCN Clinical Director support payments
  • Enhanced health in care homes
  • NHS e-Referral Service: new functionality to convert an advice and guidance request to a referral
  • NHSEI legislative proposals on Integrated Care Systems
  • Latest on new national representation for PMs  
  • CQC myth-busters
  • Pensions – new type 2 form deadline reminder for locums
  • Payments during suspension
  • Appointments in general practice
Last updated on: 
February 3, 2021
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