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March 2021

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

  • Optimism after Ground Hog Day
  • Kernow LMC motions for the UK LMC Conference
  • Appraisal update
  • Peninsula Cancer Alliance scheme to improve skin cancer referrals
  • LMC Staff Training Programme 2021
  • Pathway Transformation Funding opportunities 
  • New to Practice Fellowship Programme – Cohort 2
  • Radiology requesting in the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE)
  • Needle stick injury support for primary care in the South West
  • Minor Eye Conditions Service 
  • Vitamin D and care homes guidance
  • Additional funding for vaccinating housebound patients 
  • Second doses    
  • Covid-19 vaccination programme – Cohort 6
  • Alternative point of care systems available  
  • Vaccination record query helpdesk   
  • Freeing up practices to support Covid vaccinations  
  • Covid-19 Clinical Risk Assessment Tool (QCovid) 
  • Updated BMA Covid risk assessment tool 
  • Vaccine information – resources in community languages 
  • Thank you to everyone involved in the Covid-19 vaccination programme – GPC letter
  • Protection for healthcare workers 
  • Staff with long Covid
  • New Digital Technology Assessment Criteria
  • Presentation slides from the GP Contract webinars
  • Reporting collections to ensure payments  
  • 2021/22 influenza season – vaccine reimbursement and ordering 
  • New to Partnership Payment Scheme  
  • Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme regulations 
  • Find out how to join new representative body for PMs 
  • Improvements to the advice function on NHS e-Referral service makes referring easier
  • Updated GMC guidance on prescribing
  • Dispensing Services Quality Scheme – end of year arrangements
  • Social prescribing link worker extension to recruitment support  
  • Network Contract DES: Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme claims
  • PCN Business Manager Workshop – 11 March from 1:30-4:30pm 
  • Reducing health inequalities in PCNs 
  • Daily Telegraph Learning Disability numbers: FOI
  • New CQC myth-busters
  • NHSPS service charges dispute
  • Primary care guidance updated ICO healthcare audits
Last updated on: 
March 2, 2021
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