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Covid News update 17th January 2021

I have attached the latest Newsletter update which includes the following: Some of the most common questions we are being asked about Covid vaccination Covid Vaccination Programme - latest...

LMC Covid Update 12th Jan 2021

The world of Covid vaccination is developing at a great pace which is good in terms of ensuring that the programme is not hampered by many of the barriers that we frequently experience. But...

Wessex LMCs email update, on Monday, 4th Jan 2021

With the New Year comes hope and optimism for the future. We have experienced a very difficult past year and the future holds a large degree of uncertainty until we finally are able to end the...

LMC Newsletter update 21st December 2020

The first major step in the community vaccination programme was to establish our primary care sites and these are now well on the way to delivering significant quantities of vaccine to our...

Covid Vaccine 6th dose - 2nd email

This email replaces one sent earlier today Important update Following further discussion with the national team it has been advised that the 6th dose should be covered with a PSD or a...

Covid-19 vaccination - 6th dose

Guidance has changed this week and it is now permitted to extract 6 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid vaccine from each vial where possible, instead of the previous advice of only extracting 5...

Covid vaccination update - Monday 14th Dec 2020

Dear Colleague Attached is a newsletter with what is hopefully the latest information about the Covid vaccination programme. Apologies that that we are sending you so many updates but as I am...

Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine - updated advice from MRHA

Official statement from Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MRHA) 10.12.20 Since the immunisation campaign commenced on Tuesday 8 December, the MHRA has been notified of two reports of...

Latest Covid Vaccine information 09.12.20

Attached to this email is the latest Covid newsletter - there have been quite a few developments in the last 48 hours and I have tried to summarise them. It is as up to date as it can be in terms...

Urgent update - Anaphylaxis - advice issued by MRHA this morning

Risk of allergic reactions Advice to Healthcare professionals This precautionary advice is being issued following two case reports of anaphylactoid reactions associated with administration of...

LMC Email update 6th December 2020

Another week another newsletter with a number of other important documents. Things are moving fast and we are now only a couple of days away from the first patients starting to be vaccinated and...

Covid vaccination update - Friday, 4 Dec 2020

The great news this week was that the first of hopefully many vaccines was licensed by the UK Regulators. The Government has ordered millions of doses of this vaccine and it is expected that...

LMC News update - Webinar Thursday 3rd December 2020

A date for your diary the next LMC News Update The current lockdown ends on Wednesday, but the impact of Covid-19 continues. The whole of Wessex, with...

Covid Vaccination Programme (CVP) update 25/11/20

The national lockdown has had an impact locally with a slowing down of the spread of the Covid-19 virus. For Wessex when the national lockdown ends next week all areas will be placed in Tier 2...

Covid Vaccination Programme Important update

There has been widespread coverage of the results of the trials of three of the Covid-19 vaccines which is really positive. We are expecting the Pfizer BioNTech and the Oxford AstraZeneca...

LMC News update 23rd November

Attached is the latest LMC Newsletter for your information The contents include: 1. Positive comments about general practice from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock...

LMC News update 16th November 2020

Our lives continue to be dominated by the Covid-19 virus. This Newsletter also focuses on a number of Covid related topics including the Covid Vaccination Programme, the monitoring of Covid...

Important Update - Covid Vaccination Programme (CVP)

I think we could all agree that it has been far from ideal the way details of the Covid Vaccination Programme have been reported in the Newspaper and the GP Magazine and not shared with practices...

LMC Update - Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is currently having a devastating effect on all our lives. It is the most significant event to impact peoples lives since WW2. This is the third time in history that a...

Wessex LMCs News update on Monday, 2 Nov 2020

For this news update I have used some new software to try and make the document more interesting and easier to read. Your views about the contents and subjects that need to be covered are always...

LMC News update 21st October 2020

Covid-19 is still the things that is dominating our agenda - whether this is the increasing numbers who are tested positive, the impact of local lock downs, the re-establishment of hot hubs, the...

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Sunday, 4 Oct 2020

Some reading for you on a wet and miserable Sunday, if you have nothing better to do! Many practices are reporting problems with pyrexial children and Covid - I have attached a position statement...

Covid-19 - an essential update 1st Oct 2020

This email has several important updates that are essential to you and your patients.

Celebrating Primary Care

As we face a very challenging winter it is worth reflecting on what we have achieved in general practice over the last 6 months. Following the declaration of a pandemic general practice...

LMC News Update 28th September 2020

Welcome to another busy Monday morning, we all recognise that general practice is working hard and the current workload is similar to what we might expect in mid January and there is the potential...

LMC Clinical Education - Webinars

The LMC is continuing to provide education and training to all of those who work in general practice. We are expanding our offer to GPs, practice nurses and other clinicians working in primary...

LMC News Update 15th September 2020

I had a quick scan of the news headlines yesterday and most papers have focused on the letter from NHS England relating to General Practice and access. For example The Daily Telegraph's headline...

LMC Webinars this week

Wessex LMC Webinar - Lung Cancer Date: Tuesday 15th September 2020. Tonight The next LMC News Update Webinar Date: Thursday 17th September 13.00 - 14.00

LMC Update - 7th Sept 2020

General Practice and the future workforce General practice remains the foundation stone of the NHS. Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the health and care system for most...

Flu latest publication - including new guidance on PPE 21st Aug 2020

The revised guidance on Infection Prevention and Control has been issued and is available at the link below. Helpful paragraph at bottom of page...

Wessex LMCs Annual Conference - Save the Date

This year Wessex LMCs Annual Conference will look a little different to the norm as we will be holding it ‘virtually’ over two half days. The first half day will be held on the 5th November in the morning from 9.00 until 12.30.

LMC New Update on 19th August 2020 - you can now listen or view the Webinar

This Webinar focused on the GP contract changes and the PCN DES for early detection of cancer. Our two guests for this Webinar are:

Wessex LMCs Update 17th Aug 2020

Please note we are holding an LMC News update Webinar this Wednesday between 13.00 and 14.00. This Webinar will focus on the GP contract changes and the PCN DES for early detection of...

Wessex LMCs update 9th August 2020

The next LMC News Update Webinar will be held on Wednesday 19th August at 1pm - a date for your diary. We have two guests for this Webinar who are well known nationally:

Winter Flu Campaign 2020/1 & The Covid support fund for general practice 5 Aug 2020

Today two important letters have been released by the DHSC and NHS England. These relate to the winter flu campaign and the Covid-19 support letter for general practice. I have attached these...

Wessex LMCs News update 4th Aug 2020

We are waiting for some important announcements which relate to a number of issues including the autumn flu vaccination programme - details about...

Wessex Cancer Update - 1st Aug 2020

Cancer Matters We know that one in two of the population will develop cancer at sometime during their lifetime. There are about 370,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK and...

Wessex LMC Newsletter update - 27th July 2020

Please see attached my latest newsletter ……………….

LMC Newsletter and News update 22nd July 2020

The LMC is aware of the amount of information you receive on a regular basis. This can be overwhelming, the information we share with you hopeful is useful. In a couple of my recent emails I have...

Wessex LMC update - Wednesday 15th July

Lots going on so sorry another rather long update ……………………..

LMC Newsletter 6th July 2020

It is an important time for the NHS celebrating its 72nd birthday and there are many great achievements to be proud of. I truly believe we have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. One...

LMC New update 30th June 2020

The increase in reported cases of Covid in Leicester should be a concern to all of us. It would appear that with falling numbers of cases the general public can become complacent and the results...

Wessex LMCs update Tuesday 23rd June 2020

The LMC like many other organisations has had to adapt to the current challenges posed by Covid-19. We closed the LMC office in response to the...

Wessex LMC Newsletter 11th June 2020

The positive news over the last couple of weeks is the significant fall in mortality from Covid19. We should not forget the devastating impact this infection is still having on individuals and...

Wessex LMCs email update 4th June 2020

Hope you are all keeping well and looking after yourselves, your family as well as you patients. When I started writing the Newsletter a...

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.

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...