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January 2021

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

  • Reflections on a horrible annus
  • LMC position on the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination
  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCDs): Preparedness for Scrutiny of Community Deaths by the Medical Examiner System
  • Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) update
  • Locum and Sessional Doctors’ latest
  • Child Health Information Service Information Sharing Agreement
  • The legal status of referral versus advice and guidance
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Women’s health update
  • Surgery cleaning companies
  • Covid-19 End of Life guidance update
  • Start of Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Cornwall
  • BMA supports third national lockdown as doctors compare working in the NHS to being in a warzone
  • Questions about Patient Specific Directions (PSD) and Patient Group Directions (PGD)
  • Staffing support to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to care home residents and staff 
  • Care home vaccinations
  • EMIS practices – enabling autocoding of incoming Covid-19 vaccination notifications via Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Digital Medicine messages
  • Covid-19 Response Levels Workload prioritisation for primary care
  • New data on number of Covid-19 vaccinations
  • Management of the long-term effects of Covid-19
  • Access service arrangements: IAGP and EH
  • Post payment verification for DHSC flu vaccination 
  • DWP Medical (factual) reports: A guide to completion
  • Signpost patients quickly with NHS Service Finder
  • Guidance to support care homes to order medications through proxy access
  • Important changes to the Caldicott Principles
  • BMA calls for urgent action as report shows women doctors still being paid less than their male colleagues
  • The next steps towards integrated care 
  • Cameron Fund update
Last updated on: 
January 6, 2021
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