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Wessex LMCs Newsletter - Friday 22nd July 2022

Email sent to all GPs and PMs on Friday 22nd July 2022 (Please forward on to any other members of the Practice Team as appropriate) Dear Colleagues Please find attached this latest Wessex LMCs Team Newsletter which includes the following:- Wessex LMCs Intro Introduction of ICSs JCVI updated...

GPs IN SOUTH OF ENGLAND CAMPAIGN TO REBUILD GENERAL PRACTICE AS PATIENT SAFETY AT RISK

Press Release sent by Wessex LMCs, on Friday, 25 Mar 2022 GPs IN SOUTH OF ENGLAND CAMPAIGN TO REBUILD GENERAL PRACTICE AS PATIENT SAFETY AT RISK Campaign - Rebuild General Practice - launches as a new poll shows over 8 in 10 GPs in the South of England fear for patient safety GP...

BMA Template Letters for Breaches to Standard Hospital Contract in England

13 September 2016: GPC has launched template letters for GP practices to push back on instances where hospitals breach new requirements in the standard contract. To recap, following lobbying by GPC, NHS England have added the following requirements to the hospital standard contract as of 1...

Communicating with your Patients

To help support your practice in communicating with your patients and avoid unnecessary patient contact with GPs, we have linked to various resources which you can print as posters, use on your website or circulate via your social media channels. Looking for a communication resource not featured...

Good Practice Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records

The links below give useful guidance on all aspects of GP electronic records, produced by the DOH, in conjunction with RCGP and BMA: Good Practice Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records, Version 4, 2011 (Full Version) Good Practice Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records, Version 4,...

GP Appointment Data (GPAD)

We are very aware that practices may well be concerned about the publication of the GP Appointment Data at practice level, that is, from 24th November 2022 onwards, to be made available to the public and hence the media. Your LMC and the BMA are equally concerned about the fragility of this...

GP Partnership Review

GP Partnership Review - Final Report Please find below links to Dr Nigel Watson's final report relating to the "Independent GP Partnership Review", alongside videos that summarise each of the key sections:- Final Report: GP Partnership Review - Final Report DOH Website Link:...

Medical Records - Handling and Retention

A brief summary of the more detailed advice is available here which includes advice about how long medical records should be kept. For definitive advice please click here: Medical Records Code of Practice 2021 GMC Good Medical Practice requires that: 'you keep clear, accurate and legible...

NHS.UK - Responding to Negative Feedback

Negative comments posted on the NHS.UK website. . . GPC has been made aware that there is some confusion concerning the procedures in place when a practice receives notification of negative comments posted on the NHS.UK website. To clarify. . . Practices are notified of a comment pertaining...

Patient Demographic Services (PDS)

Please refer to the following document for Guidance: Patient Demographic Services, Nov 2008

Rebuild General Practice

About the Campaign A recent poll of more than 1300 GPs found: General Practice is in crisis. Patient safety is at risk. Monday 21st March 2022, saw the launch of the BMA & GPDF funded campaign, Rebuild General Practice; with a clear call to action for UK and devolved Governments: rebuild...

Summary Care Record (SCR)

What is Summary Care Record The SCR is intended to support patient care in urgent and emergency care settings. The SCR stores a defined set of key patient data for every patient in England except those who elect not to have one. This data makes a summary record created from information held on...

The Future of General Practice

You may remember that just under a year ago, Wessex LMCs highlighted a review of General Practice that was being undertaken by the Health and Social Care Parliamentary Committee: 'The Future of General Practice'. This review has been chaired by the Rt Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP (before he...

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Wessex LMCS in the Media

Should you have a press/media enquiry and would like to speak to a member of the Wessex LMCs team, please email office@wessexlmcs.org.uk GPs in the South of England Campaign to Rebuild General Practice 25-03-22 The campaign, called Rebuild General Practice , comes at a time of 'crisis' when...

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