Office opening hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Offices closed on Bank Holidays.
Home Menu Search

All CEO emails

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...

Practice Manager Newsletter April 2019

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Thursday 4th April 2019 This is the first in the series of PM Newsletters for 2019, there is so much information being sent to practices given the significant...

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...

LMC Update December 2018

December 2018 LMC Update Firstly, apologies that you have not been bombarded with my normal Sunday morning missive about random topics that might be vaguely interesting to some of you. On second...

CEO Email Update - October 2018

The NHS is at crucial point in its history - having completed 70 years we remain as one of the most treasured institutions in the country, valued by our patients and communities. It is always...

GP Partnership Review - Interim report

Emails sent to all GPs, Practice Managers and Nurses Earlier in the year Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced a Review into the partnership model of...

Email Update - Wessex LMCs Sept 2018

With the children going back to school the roads get noticeably busier, normally this means we get busier at the LMC. This year it does not seem to have got any quieter during the summer if...

Email update sent by Wessex LMCs - 19th Aug 2018

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 I hope you are all having a good summer, the roads and trains are certainly a lot quieter and I hope your surgeries are as well. This might give...

LMC Email update 29th July 2018

LMC Email update 29th July 2018 I thought the summer must be here with the amount of sunshine we have had and the lack of rain. Last week I began to realise the schools must have broken up as the...

Wessex LMCs email update July 24th 2018

Email sent to all GPs and Practicer Managers in Wessex I am sure you will be aware that we have a change in Secretary of State, with Jeremy Hunt moving to become the Foreign Secretary. He has...

NHS England GP Monthly Bulletin

NHS England - General Practice Bulletin - essential reading for all GPs and Practice Managers NHS England have just published their new monthly bulletin for general practice. Dr Arvind Madan,...

Wessex LMCs Email update July 2018

'We live in interesting times' is a famous quote which has been translated from a Chinese saying and certainly reflects what is happening in the NHS generally and general practice specifically at...

Wessex LMCs Email update July 2018

'We live in interesting times' is a famous quote which has been translated from a Chinese saying and certainly reflects what is happening in the NHS generally and general practice specifically at...

CANCELLATION 04 July 2018 Wound Care Update Morning - Branksomewood Health Care Centre

Good morning %recipient.firstname%, Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 This is just to advise you that we have, unfortunately had to cancel this training as we do not have...

LMC Email update 28th May 2018

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Monday, 28th May 2018 Last Friday I saw my last patient as a GP, as I am about to have a sabbatical, returning to my practice once I have completed the GP...

The GP partnership review and what does the LMC do for you?

Simon Stevens the Chief Executive of NHS England said in 2016: “GPs are by far the largest branch of British medicine, and as a recent British Medical Journal headline put it – if general practice...

LMC Email update 6th May 2018

I hope you have all had a break over the Bank Holiday and the winter pressures have eased slightly although many report that the winter pressures are experience all the year round by most...

LMC Email update April 2018

Easter seems a long time ago and the roads are getting busier because the kids have now gone back to school, so I suppose we are all getting back to the normal working routine in our practices....

LMC advice re staff pay uplifts.

Email sent by Wessex LMCs to GP Partners and Practice Managers I have been asked by several practices what cost of living increase would the LMC recommend for this year. The LMC would recommend...

GP contract - 2018/19 contract agreement

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 GP pay and expenses The GPC have not agreed to accept a further pay uplift of 1% this year. Instead they have agreed that from 1 April 2018,...

Wessex LMCs update 20th Mar 2018

Email sent to all GPs, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers I have just returned from a a couple of weeks in the Caribbean, it was a bit of a shock to leave the sunshine and daily temperature of...

LMC Update February 22nd 2018

Another email for your to read, but hopefully this will be much shorted than my usual emails to you! Although some practices are beginning to recruit again others are really struggling. The LMC...

LMC Email update February 17th 2018

This is always an interesting time of year, the winter seems to have gone on for ever, the evenings are getting lighter, you are starting to see the spring growth in the garden yet we are still...

LMC Email update 4th February 2018

I am sorry to fill up your inbox with yet another email from the LMC, but these is so much happening at present and following the GPC Road Show last week there is quite a lot of information to...

LMC Email update 4th February 2018

I am sorry to fill up your inbox with yet another email from the LMC, but these is so much happening at present and following the GPC Road Show last week there is quite a lot of information to...

LMC Update 28th Jan 2018

Christmas and New Year seems a long time ago and the peace and tranquility this brought to many is long forgotten. We seem to have entered the winter viral season with a vengeance. Not only...

Wessex LMCs December update part 2

Some useful information has been circulated by the GPC over the weekend and I am aware that many GPs do not receive these emails and I do not believe they are sent to practice managers - so for...

Press release - winter pressures and general practice

Press Release Please consider using this information to help your readers over the winter. The cold weather has now come and follows a period of exceptionally mild weather. For the NHS this will...

December 11th 2017 - LMC Update

It seems appropriate with the cold weather that there is a focus on what patients can do to help themselves and where they can seek help if needed. We need to ensure that the default for every...

Email update November 26th 2017

As soon as I finish writing one email I seem to get a number of items that I think are worth sharing with you. Some topical and some which are old issues but more information has become...

Email update November 26th 2017

As soon as I finish writing one email I seem to get a number of items that I think are worth sharing with you. Some topical and some which are old issues but more information has become...

What did the GPC or LMC ever do for me?

I recently attended the national conference of English LMCs, the Chair of the GPC always starts off the day with their “State of the Nation” address. This year Richard Vautrey, the Chair of GPC...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

Contents 1. Urgent - are we facing a Flu epidemic in December? 2. SNOWMED CT - replacing READ CODES 3. Next generation GP 4. Revalidation and appraisals Urgent - are we facing a Flu epidemic...

LMC update - October 2017 - part 2

The LMC is the only statutory body that represents GPs at a local level. This has been the case since 1911 when the local representation committee of panel doctors (the name give to the GPs of...

LMC email update October 2017.

This email covers a couple of important topics namely End of Life Care and the sharing of clinical records. Both of these topics have been areas that the LMC has been involved in representing the...

Providing patient information to the Police

Email to all GPs, Practice Managers and CCGs Following my recent email update in which I included a section on our statutory responsibilities and professional obligations (click here for the...

LMC Update Sept 2017

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Sunday, 15th Sep 2017 I am sorry that this is another long email but there seems to be so much going on at the moment. I would like to start off this email update...

Wessex LMCs Email Update - Aug/Sept 2017

Wessex LMCs Update I always think this is a rather strange time of year when the days are getting shorted and the summer is coming to an end. The 1st September is the meteorological first day of...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

General Practice is Wessex – have we turned the corner? This is the subject of my latest email update, because although I can see all the problems that we face as individuals, practices and as a...

LMC Email update July 2017

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on 2nd July, 2017 I sent you an email update a week or so ago but one or two issues have come to my attenntion that I thought were worth sharing with you. Contents 1....

LMC Update June 2017 - part 2

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, Normally at this time of year the focus for the LMC moves from new contract changes, year end problems, negotiations related to new enhanced services but this year it...

LD Conference - a summary for practices

Recently the LMC held a very successful conference with over 120 delegates with the aim of raising the profile of learning disabilities, significantly increasing the uptake of Learning Disability...

Wessex LMCs email update - 28th May 2017

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on 28th May 2017 With the tragic events that occurred in Manchester this week, we can reflect on our troubles and such events put our issues into perspective. I am...

Ransomware cyber attack - wannacry virus

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Sunday, 14 May 2017 As most will now know, there has been a Ransomware cyber attack, globally in approximately 99 countries. In the UK, it is being reported that...

Hospital contract changes

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 Last year NHS England accepted taking forward GPC’s urgent prescription for general practice . This was followed by them setting up a...

IR35 is an anti-tax avoidance measure introduced by the Government

Be prepared for changes to IR35 rules which could affect how locum GPs are paid This is an issue that is causing confusion and a high degree of concern with GPs and other providers of care, esp....

Workforce - retained doctor scheme

Email to all GPs and PMs in Wessex It has been pointed out to me that my last email was quite long and contained lots of information - possibly too much. I am therefore going to try and reduce...

LMC Update 2nd April 2017

Email sent by Wessex LMCs to all GPs and Practice Managers As we leave one financial year and start another, there is a sense of relief in my practice that we have completed the work for QoF and...

NHS GP Health Service

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 As GPs we are really good at looking after our patients health and wellbeing but we are really poor at looking after ourselves. This is...

Changes to Hospital contracts 2017/8

NHS Hospital Contract Email sent to all GPs, Practice Managers and CCGs Changes for 2017/8 There are six new requirements in NHS Standard Contract for hospitals and other providers in relation...

LMC email update

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Friday, 24 Mar 2017 This email provides some additional information about data sharing and also some information about indemnity payments and reimbursement for sick...

Data Sharing and TPP

Dear Colleague You will probably have read that concerns have been raised about the NHS IT systems in general practice and the sharing of data - click here - to read the Daily Telegraph article...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 At the last two Olympic Games, Great Britain has become a world dominating force in cycling. When asked how this has happened, the reply has...

National Diabetes Audit 2017

Email sent to all GPs and Practice Managers in Wessex The 2017 National Diabetes Audit published 31st Jan 2017 The data for this important audit comes from various sources but probably the most...

Email update from the LMC

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on 28th July 2016 The summer has finally arrived, the world of general practice used to go through a quieter spell before the winter infections returned. I don't know...