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Wessex LMCs Email update 26th May 2020

There is much discussion about the schools opening up next week and being mindful of the issues of social distancing and the potential spread of Covid19. The LMC is aware that parents are...

PCN DES, 19th May 2020

The PCN DES has changed significantly since the publication of the draft service specifications before Christmas. Practices need to make a decision about the DES based on what is on offer now not...

Wessex LMCs Newsletter, 18th May 2020

The start of another week with the same concerns and challenges that we had last week but somehow it is different. This is because we are now moving from the management of the crisis to planning...

Covid19 - General Practice the next phase of care, 13th May 2020

The NHS has focused over the past six weeks on managing the devastating impact of Covid-19. Early modelling suggested we might expect 200,000 to 500,000...

Wessex LMC email update 10th May 2020

The current phase of Covid19 is coming to an end and we are moving into Phase 2 which means we need to 'reactivate' normal services but deliver these in a safe environment taking account of the...

Wessex LMCs update, 3rd May 2020

The daily 'sit reps' are moving in the right direction with the number of our patients being admitted to hospital, being ventilated or dying from Covid19 is reducing but it is not expected to...

LMC email update and Newsletter 26th Apr 2020

The last 6 weeks in general practice has truly been extraordinary. The transformation to safely managing patients in general practice with suspected Covid took place almost overnight. This...

Email update Wessex LMCs, 20th Apr 2020

On Saturday I received the very sad news, that a friend and colleague, Dr Craig Wakeham, who I had known and worked with for over 20 years had died of Covid-19. Craig was a GP in Cerne Abbas in...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, 14th Apr 2020

We have survived the Bank Holiday weekend which was expected to be the peak in terms of Covid presentations. Early modelling, when the number of cases were doubling every 2-3 days, suggested that...

Email update Wessex LMCs, 10th Apr 2020

I hope you are enjoying the great weather we are having despite the Bank Holiday being cancelled for the NHS and the 'lockdown' which most of us are following.

LMC Update - N3 Connections being replaced by HSCN 9th Apr 2020

Many practices have been frustrated at the speed of their computers. Some describing how it can take up to 5 minutes for a document to...

Children and Covid - important update 9th Apr 2020

I emailed you recently about the harm that is happening to children locally and around the country as a result of the pandemic. Sadly the harm is not due to the virus but as a result of delayed...

LMC Email update 9th Apr 2020

Good Friday and Easter Monday are no longer Bank Holidays for the NHS. It was expected that the peak of the Coronavirus would occur over this weekend. It now appears that with the social...

Important information about Children and sepsis 7th Apr 2020

The LMC has been working closely with one of our local Pediatricians, Dr Sanjay Patel a Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at University Hospital Southampton, he has been...

Important - latest SOP for general practice 6th Apr 2020

The attached document was published by NHS England on the 5th April and replaces all previous versions. This is an important document and contain a lot of useful information.

Email sent by Wessex LMCs 5th Apr 2020

No one could have predicted the devastating effect that the current pandemic would have on all our lives.

LMC Email update 29th Mar 2020

We are told that we are 10 days to two weeks behind London, where there is the greatest focus of Covid-19 in the UK.

LMC email update 26th Mar 2020

Standing outside my house last night at 8pm, listening to all the people clapping and then seeing the young and old leaning out of windows showing their support for the NHS was truly humbling.

LMC Email update 25th Mar 2020

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL PRACTICES It should be clear to all what is going to happen over the next few weeks, the lockdown will hopefully slow the rise in the number of new cases of Covid but...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on 23rd Mar 2020

There is so much information about Covid-19 it is difficult to know what we should share with you but I have included some information that I hope will be of use to you and your practice.

LMC Email update 23rd Mar 2020

The seriousness of the situation we face as a nation must be clear to everyone. Let us be under no illusion this is a national emergency. We must plan for the worst and hope for the best.

LMC Update - mainly Covid-19 19th Mar 2020

The LMC is working closely with our CCGs, STPs and also with the GPC. There are numerous questions being asked and many concerns being expressed. The LMC is contributing to their communications...

GP Contract 2020/1 17th Mar 2020

Every practice is rightly focused on the impact to their patients and practices of Covid-19. As we come to the end of a financial year there are significant changes going to occur to the GP...

LMC Email Update 6th Mar 2020

Covid-19 I have attached the first in a series of update letters from Dr Nikki Kanarni,NHS England's Primary Care Medical Director, relating...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 21st Feb 2020

The containment of COVID-19 remains of major concern and the BMA are monitoring the situation and will continue to disseminate information as it becomes available.

New LMC Podcasts 21st Feb 2020

We launched our Podcasts about a month ago and already have over 1,500 downloads. For a guide on how to subscribe to Wessex LMCs FREE Podcasts please...

GP Contract 2020-21 Roadshows 17th Feb 2020

Your chance to learn more about the GP Contract Agreement. . . In April 2019 the new GP Contract was introduced...

Contract Update 2020/1 9th Feb 2020

It seems a long time since the PCN Service Specifications were published in December. Following the consultation there has been a 6 week period of negotiations with the Government...

PCNs and cancer 31st Jan 2020

Implementation of the Rapid Diagnostic Service for the early detection of cancer In the NHS Long Term Plan the ambition is to diagnose cancer at an earlier stage and therefore improve the...

Covid-19 Email update 26 Jan 2020

There is quite a lot going on currently with the Corona Virus, negotiations about the PCN DES and pension statements to name but a few. Hence the frequent...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

My expectation was that the LMC would be arranging a number of meetings for early February to present the contract changes that would be...

GPC rejects proposed contract changes 17th Jan 2020

As you are aware, the five new service specifications for the PCN DES, which was due to commence in April 2020 were published for consultation just before Christmas.

Wessex LMCs Podcast . . . supporting you and your Practice 15th Jan 2020

My expectation was that the LMC would be arranging a number of meetings for early February to present the contract changes that would be occurring in April. As part of this we would be looking at...

Wessex LMCs Newsletter 9th Jan 2020

I hope you all had a great Christmas break and that 2020 proves to be a better year for general practice.

PCN proposed service specifications 2nd Jan 2020

NHS England have published the draft PCN service specifications and a survey asking for feedback. The GPC will be engaging in . . . . . . . .

LMC Update June 2019

LMC Update June 2019 Over the last couple of weeks, I have spent a considerable amount of time in meetings supporting emerging Primary Care Networks (PCNs), discussing the challenges we face...

LMC Email update

The new financial year started two weeks ago yet many questions about the new contract, Primary Care Networks and Indemnity remain. In this email I will try and help with some of these answers as...

Error in the email sent this morning

Really sorry in the email I sent to you this morning part of a sentence was deleted in error and therefore the paragraph did not make sense, below is the corrected paragraphs In a recent BMJ...

Wessex LMC Update 11th March 2019

Once again I would like to apologise for the number of emails I have sent you in recent days but there is quite a lot going on and all this information is important for you to be aware of. I am...

Wessex LMC update February 2019

Email sent to all GPs, Practice Managers, Nurses and CCG Managers We have now seen three major pieces of work published in the last 6 weeks: The NHS Long Term Plan, The GP Partnership Review...

GP Partnership Review - final report

Email sent to all GPs, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses In February 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a review into the future of the Partnership Model of...