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Practice Nurse Newsletter - April 2019 24th Apr 2019

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 Dear All Hope this finds you well and you have enjoyed the sun over the Easter break. Attached is the April newsletter, if you would like to be featured in the next newsletter or would like to have something included please let me...

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...

CQC - Challenging the CQC

It is well known that practices are nervous of challenging CQC inspectors during the inspection visit and usually leave complaining until after the visit or even later, when the draft report is received. The CQC often then see the complaint as a reaction to something in the report rather than a...

CQC and CAS alerts

From 1 October 2019, MHRA will send Central Alerting System (CAS) alerts directly to GP practices, replacing any local arrangements previously in place. All GP practices in England are contractually required (From 1st October 2019 GMS/PMS Regulation 74G/67G) to register to receive CAS alerts...

CQC Infection Control

There have been a lot of 'urban myths' floating around over the past few years about what CQC means for practices, such as practices having to remove any toys from waiting rooms and replacing all their carpets. These aren't true but there is a need for practices to be compliant with regulations...

CQC Inspection Managers across Wessex:

CQC Inspection Managers across Wessex: BANES: Madeline Symonds: madeline.symonds@cqc.org.uk Telephone No: 01793 879966 Mobile: 07788380517 Swindon: Patrick Ismond: patrick.ismond@cqc.org.uk Telephone No: 01225 858273 Mobile - 07493863985 Wiltshire: Patrick Ismond:...

CQC Interview Questions for "Registered Managers"

Requirements for Registered Managers Current requirements and guidance are can be found on the CQC's website . Schedule 1 outlines the documentation CQC will require for all Registered Managers: Role of the Registered Manager A summary of the role of the Registered Manager can be accessed...

CQC Mythbuster Updates

Prof Nigel Sparrow OBE is CQC's Senior National GP Advisor. He clears up some common myths about CQC inspections of GP and out-of-hours services and shares agreed guidance to best practice. Please click here for a link to the CQC page -...

CQC Presentation

Given that CQC are inviting practices to spend around 30 minutes at the beginning of the inspection visit describing the practice, its ethos, what it does well etc, the LMC has produced a generic presentation template which you may wish to use for this purpose. Please feel free to adapt in any...

CQC Provider Group Registration

The LMC has been contacted on a number of occasions by local GP provider companies who are confused about the need to register with CQC. The LMC has met with CQC to discuss this specific question and the following is a summary of those discussions: If the Provider Company actually PROVIDES the...

CQC Schedule for Partnership Agreements

BMA lawyers have produced the following schedule for inclusion in new/revised partnership agreements. However it is expected that it may be revisited and further discussions with the CQC have taken place and the wording may be expanded somewhat. SCHEDULE FOR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS - CARE...

CQC Statement of Purpose

Please see the following link to the CQC website for guidance on writing a statement of purpose:: http://www.cqc.org.uk/search/apachesolr_search/Statement of purpose Your may also like to include the following in your Statement of Purpose: Prevent Ill health, improve well being and provide...

Mental Capacity

Adults have a right to make their own decisions, even decisions which may seem unwise to others. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is legislation that protects and describes this right and it also safeguards for those who lack capacity. It is actually relatively easy to read for a piece of...

Partners - Retiring and New

Retiring Partners Checklist We are often asked who needs to be notified when a Partner retires from the Practice, so we put together some useful information below. The Adam Practice, has very kindly shared this comprehensive check list for retiring partners for you to download (which we have...

Varicella Vaccination

You cannot, as a practice, treat your NHS patients privately and although you could refer to another local practice it is frowned upon by the Competition Commission to have a sort of 'cosy arrangement' set up between you. This could be overcome by ensuring you offer a choice to patients which...