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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 sure as time goes by there will be more information coming out about the GP Contract and also the NHS...

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 General Practice. The Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, the GPC and the RCGP agreed...

New Lunch and Learn Training Resource - Chaperone Training

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Friday, 22 May 2015 Dear Everyone We have just launched a new Lunch and Learn Training Resource for our practices on Chaperone Training. These resources offer a different way of practices training their staff as it enables you, on behalf of the practice, to...

Dementia - an LMC Update for your CPD folder

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Friday, 3 Oct 2014 Background There are nearly 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, and about 26,500 people in Hampshire. This figure is increasing significantly year on year as our population gets older and the number of elderly patients rises. The Government...

Summer email update

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 Issue date:21st August 2014 Wessex LMC email update Content highlights 1. General Practice Update There is quite a lot going on at the moment. This will provide a summary of the things that could be done to help practices and also...

Funded training for Nurses based in general practice

Email sent by Wessex LMCs to all GPs and PMs in Health Education Wessex, on Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 Below is the text of a letter I sent out with my last email update. So far 11 practices have expressed an interest to become part of the training of student nurses. The proposals are to pay...

Alphabet of Red Flags Online Training

Alphabet of Red Flags Trainer: Bev Bostock, RGN, BSc, MSc Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Lead, Education for Health, Warwick. Bev is a nurse practitioner/ prescriber working in a rural practice and also as a clinical lecturer in respiratory and cardiovascular disease and diabetes at Education...

Appraisal Forms for Staff

Please see the following examples of appraisal forms for staff: Staff Appraisal Scheme - Pre-Appraisal Checklist Pre-Appraisal Guidelines & Self-Assessment Form Staff Appraisal Policy & Procedure Appraisal Summary Nursing & HCA Appraisal Form Pre-Appraisal Competency Check (Medical...

Appraisals and Revalidation for GPs, Practice Nurses & Practice Managers

Wessex LMCs has produced a comprehensive guide for the Appraisal and Revalidation of GPs and Nurses. Please click on the image at the bottom of this page to access the publication. Revalidation for GP's Revalidation was introduced in December 2012 and is designed to reassure patients and the...

Care Certificates for Healthcare Support Workers

The Care Certificate - What is it? This certificate is the result of the work Camilla Cavendish did in the wake of the Francis Inquiry. It is for Healthcare Support Workers (which includes phlebotomists, HCAs) who are new to offering healthcare and are employed from 01.04.15. This group of...

Cervical Cytology - Keeping up to date

Cervical Screening Campaign The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has made a significant impact on cervical cancer mortality since it was established in 1988, saving an estimated 5,000 lives a year. However, coverage is at a 20-year low. To help address this issue, on 5 March 2019 PHE will...

Clinical Governance for Health Care Assistants

Clinical Governance for Health Care Assistants Please click here for more information

Coil Fitting

FSRH Letters of Competence and Diplomas are not a requirement for coil fitting. There was a debate in 2014 after the FSRH sent out a letter stating that they were. CQC were also felt to have stated the same but this has been clarified that an LoC is an example of how training and competence...

Colleague Feedback

Colleague Feedback also known as Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) In every 5-year revalidation cycle you are required to undertake at least one colleague, and one patient feedback survey. It is important that these are conducted appropriately. Colleague Feedback You must use a recognised...

CPD Continuing Professional Development

You are expected to be involved in a variety of regular learning activities that are relevant to your practice and reflect your scope of work. There is no absolute minimum number of hours defined by the GMC, who require you to do enough to keep up to date across all of your scope of work. The...

Dementia - A Challenge for GPs & Nurses: "What are the solutions?"

An Introduction to Dementia. . . Dementia is a generic terms for conditions that have an effect on both short and long-term memory. In addition to memory loss, a progressive loss of other mental abilities takes place which is often accompanied by changes in behaviour and skills. Dementia is a...

Developing the Workforce Janaury 2012

DH Document on developing the workforce January 2012 Future Forum 2nd Stage report on developing the workforce January 2012

Focus on Wessex LEaD - February 2015

LMC Education Training and Development Newsletter - February 2015

GP Leadership Fellows

In the face of unprecedented pressures, the landscape of the NHS is changing rapidly, and the centre of gravity is moving rapidly towards Primary Care. This represents an exciting opportunity for new GPs to be involved in improving frontline services for our patients. With the largest curriculum...

GP Refresher Day 1 : ENT and Gastroenterology

Presentations: ENT The Nose - Philip Scott (Slides not available) Aspect of Dizziness - Martyn Leggett - Click here for presentation The Discharging Ear - Elias Francis-Khoury (Slides not available) Gastroenterology Bowl Scope Screening Programme - Sally Parry - Click here for...

Locum / Sessional Education & Training

Local education events are not only important for CPD points but provide an opportunity to network with colleagues. However there are plenty of useful online learning resources too. BMA https://www.bma.org.uk/events Learning and development webinars:...

Mandatory Training for Practice Staff

There are no statutory regulations that specify how often primary care staff should be trained. Fundamentally, it is important that if anything untoward happened in your practice, the Partners could stand in front of a coroner or judge and justify that the training they had provided for their...

Patient Feedback & Surveys

For patient feedback to be valid you need over 34 surveys, which means you normally have to distribute 50 surveys to ensure you receive an adequate number of replies (again, each tool varies slightly in its numbers). It is acceptable for you to hand the questionnaires out to patients, but they...

Quality Improvement Activity

For the purposes of revalidation you are required to demonstrate that you regularly participate in activities that evaluate the quality and improvement of your work. The RCGP consider significant event review and clinical audit as being core elements to quality improvement but are happy to...

Safeguarding: Keeping Up To Date

Safeguarding: Training requirements To listen to our FREE audio podcasts on Safeguarding click here https://www.wessexlmcs.com/wessexlmcsaudiopodcastssupportingyouandyourpractice We all appreciate how important safeguarding is, both for children and adults. We appreciate that: Health care...

Seniority - GP Educators

There have been a few reports that some PCOs are not classifying GP educator work as NHS work for seniority purposes. This will reduce supperannuable income and affect eligibility for seniority payments. The GPC view (supported by their lawyers) is that GP educator work should be classified as...

Students in General Practice & Work Experience

Given the current recruitment and retention crisis in primary care, anything we can do to encourage interest and generate enthusiasm for primary care is to be strongly supported, so if your practice feels it can host work experience students, we would support this. Furthermore, we understand...

The Process of Being Revalidated

The LMC is regularly approached by GPs asking who their Responsible Officer (RO) is, and when will they be interviewed by them to be revalidated. We hope the following will be useful but if you require more information the LMC has also produced a booklet Appraisal and Revalidation Guidance for...

Third Party Training & Events - Practice Managers

The following links may be of interest for Practice Managers Please do not contact Wessex LMCs about these events & programmes. These are being advertised here for your information. Please follow the blue links for information and contact info. Best Practice Management for Your Surgery - The...

Third Party Training & Events - The Nursing Team

The below training links may be of interest for the nursing team. Please do not contact Wessex LMCs about these training events & programmes. These are just being advertised here for your information. Please follow the blue links for information and contact info​​. Asthma & COPD - Education...

Trainee GPs

We are always keen to hear from GP registrars so please feel free to get in touch, we are here for you too. We try and get round all the VTS schemes to talk on the LMC, current general practice and political issues - if you don't have us in your year's agenda ask your course organiser to get in...

Wessex LEaD

Wessex LEaD - Award received from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation.

Louise Greenwood, Wessex Local Education, Training and Development Manager (LEaD) was delighted to accept an award at the recent Royal College of Nursing Congress Awards Ceremony at Bournemouth International Centre which launched the 2015 RCN Congress. The Wessex RCN Fund for Practice Nurse...

Women in Medicine

Since 2007 the number of doctors on the GMC register has grown substantially from 244,450 in 2007 to 252,553 in 2012. Overall the most substantial change in this period has been the growth in the number of female doctors. This trend now seems to be slowing with females representing 55% of...