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4th May 2021
LMC weekly update - 30 April, 2021

GP appointment figures and workload pressures (England)  The latest GP appointment figures in England were published yesterday which show that practices delivered almost 5 million more appointments in March than they did […]

26th April 2021
LMC weekly update - 23 April, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme  In his oral statement to Parliament this week, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, confirmed that plans are being made for COVID-19 vaccination […]

16th April 2021
LMC weekly update - 16 April, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme  This week, as lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease in varying ways across the UK, those aged 45 and over in England are now eligible to book […]

10th April 2021
LMC weekly update - 9 April, 2021

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh  We are saddened to hear that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died. He passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The […]

1st April 2021
LMC weekly update - 1 April, 2021

GMS/PMS regulations - pandemic amendments (England)  NHSE/I has confirmed that the temporary changes to the GP contract under the pandemic regulations which were due to lapse at the end of March have […]

26th March 2021
LMC weekly update - 26 March, 2021

COVID-19 one year on  This week marks one year since the first UK lockdown was introduced in order to combat the spread of COVID-19 and the fight back, with the […]

21st March 2021
LMC weekly update - 19 March, 2021

£120m additional funding for general practice (England)  Following significant pressure from GPC England we have now secured an additional £120m for general practices from April. Whilst the funding will be available […]

13th March 2021
LMC weekly update - 12 March, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme (England)  Amended COVID-19 Vaccination Programme specification  We have now agreed amendments to the CVP Enhanced Service Specification, including an extension to allow practice sites to administer vaccinations […]

5th March 2021
LMC weekly update - 5 March, 2021

Government budget 2021  The Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave his budget speech on 3 March. We were disappointed that no significant funding announcements for the NHS were made. This was a […]

26th February 2021
LMC weekly update - 26 February, 2021

Lockdown restrictions loosening (England)  Ahead of the announcement by the Prime Minister this week of a four-step end to the lockdown in England, the BMA published a paper setting out the principles and policy […]

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