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October 2020

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

  • Handbags at dawn and shuffled deckchairs but no one is clapping…
  • Patients requesting routine antibody testing
  • Covid-19 testing for local health staff
  • Face masks in GP surgeries
  • Covid-19: general practice during the second wave 
  • NHS Test and Trace App
  • New measures to support the development of safe Covid-19 vaccines
  • New Covid-19 e-learning on recovery and rehabilitation
  • New resources for CVD prevention and better respiratory care
  • PPE Portal
  • Technical specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Covid-19 specific guidance published for doctor complaints
  • Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Service (CCAS) update
  • Order for NHS to share confidential patient data extended
  • Locum GP Webinar
  • Report from the Cameron Fund on the effect of Covid-19 on General Practice
  • Waste management guidance for healthcare facilities updated
  • Motions for potential national debate
  • LMC initiated scheme to pass calls to OOH rolled out
  • Full blood count mapping
  • Meet the LMC’s pastoral support team
  • Staff training workshops
  • NHSE New to Practice Fellowship Programme
  • NHSE Supporting Mentors Programme
  • Developer contributions for primary care health services in Cornwall
  • Updated seasonal influenza DES specification
  • Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidelines for movement of flu vaccine
  • Locum doctors and flu vaccine
  • Flu vaccination guidance 2020
  • Patient leaflet explaining possible flu vaccination delays
  • Latest on appraisals
  • Revised Network Contract DES material published
  • Structured medication reviews and medicines optimisation
  • Delivering the early diagnosis of cancer PCN specification
  • Breast referral pathway survey
  • Revised pathway for investigation of patients with symptoms which may be associated with colorectal cancer using FIT testing
  • Trialling cancer risk assessment tools
  • QOF at a glance
  • Redacting GP records
  • Template letter to private providers about screening
  • GP pay and pensions system
  • Facilities management service level agreements from NHSPS
  • Survey of salaried GPs
  • Annual Staff Salary Survey results
  • Election of Chair of GPC England and GPC UK
  • Latest jobs in local general practice
  • Events calendar
Last updated on: 
October 6, 2020
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