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January 2024 Newsletter

Topics covered: Support for attending Coroner’s Inquests; Practice Managers Conference; Follow-up from Private Bariatric Surgery (including abroad); Medical Examiner and Changes to Death Certification; DNAR/RESPECT Forms; Right Care, Right Person; Preparation for any future ballot; GP pressures and workforce data; Sessional GPs locum work challenges; Online access to records – data breaches from misfiling of….

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December 2023 Newsletter

Topics covered: Shared Care Agreements; RCRP; Medical Examiner/Suffolk Coroners; Suffolk GP Organisations Working Together; Office Opening Hours; Important BMA/GPC Surveys; National Updates PDF version – Suffolk LMC Newsletter – December 2023   12 days of Suffolk GP Christmas On the first day of Christmas our practices sent to Suffolk A high quality GP service… On….

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November 2023 Newsletter

Topics covered: Shared Care Agreements; Inclisiran; Accessing LMC Help & Support; e-Dec and Practices having to declare compliance with Pay Transparency requirement; Dental Issues; Claiming flu and COVID vaccination reimbursement; Mental Health ‘Interface’ Issues – NSFT Liaison Forum CNSGP Indemnity guidance for General Practice – consulting patients abroad; Niche GP Initiative GPC England meeting update;….

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October 2023 Newsletter

Topics covered: CNGSP Indemnity Guidance; Suffolk PMs Conference; New Medical Examiner System; Accelerated Access to Records update;   CNSGP Indemnity guidance for General Practice In response to queries regarding the scope of CNSGP cover, please use the following link CNSGP Indemnity Scheme for General Practice. Colleagues will need additional cover from their medical defence organisations….

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September 2023 Newsletter

Topics: DVLA Questionnaires & CNSGP indemnity; Suffolk LMC Survey; Flu Vaccs for frontline practice staff; BMA Update   Information, Guidance and News DVLA Medical Questionnaires and CNSGP Indemnity Cover Completing DVLA’s medical questionnaires is not part of the NHS contract so DVLA pays NHS healthcare professionals for completing each questionnaire. As completion of these questionnaires….

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August 2023 Newsletter

Included in this newsletter:  2023/24 DDRB Pay Guidance; Flu & Covid Vaccination Programmes; Amendments to Performers List regulations; Practice Managers Conference Date; Blue Badge Application issue.     Information, Guidance and News SCR Requests for Blue Badge Applications Recently it has been brought to LMC attention that Blue Badge applicants in Suffolk are insisting that….

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July 2023 Newsletter

Included in this newsletter: Private Referrals Private Bariatric Surgery Pay uplift for Practice Staff CSMS Shingrix LMC Buying Group BMA Update     Information, Guidance and News Private Referrals The LMC advises that a charge should not be made for private referral letters as we think they are fulfilling a professional, rather than contractual responsibility,….

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June 2023 Newsletter

Included in this newsletter: Flu 2023/24 Serious Data Leak Travel Vaccinations RCGP Veteran Friendly Practices Learning Disability & Autism Training Accelerated Access to Records   Information, Guidance and News Flu 2023/24 The 23/24 Annual Flu letter confirms the cohorts for this season, which does not include the healthy 50-64 yr.  Whilst the JCVI have referenced this cohort, you will….

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April 2023 Newsletter

Included in this edition: QSSP GP contract changes guidance Wellbeing and stress awareness month Wellbeing resources GP workload management and triage toolkit Exploring safe working in general practice: how we triage Life time allowance scrapped General practice pay declaration: guidance Guidance on HRT Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) Medical Examiners DWP Special Rules update New to partnership….

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March 2023 Newsletter

Included in this edition: GPC update on new contract changes 23-24 to LMCs 2023/24 GP contract update webinars New to Partnership Payment Scheme GP workload pressures and safe working guidance Junior doctors’ strike action – guidance for GP trainees and GP practices Unnecessary GP workload Court order medical requests GP trainee visas Working with Torture….

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January/February 2023 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Retirement of Christine Watts Phlebotomy interim LES  ADHD Prescribing Requests from Private Providers GP workforce and workload pressures Consultation on NHS Pension Scheme regulations for England and Wales GPC England reject ‘unsafe and insulting’ contract offer Update on the Digital Firearms Flag Health Education England education contract Communication between DWP and….

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December 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Quality Support and Stability Payment (QSSP) Advice to colleagues and practices on strike action being undertaken across the NHS Junior doctors’ guide to strike action – guidance for GP trainees Streptococcus A Latest evidence indicates children’s nasal flu vaccine may help reduce cases of Group A Strep Requests to alter DNACPR….

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October/November 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Dates for your diary Prescription Payment Errors Winter LES – Ipswich & East Suffolk Population Health Management Private Interface & Prescribing Information for Practices in the East re: Datix/Interface Issues Wellbeing resources Practitioner Health Advice for managing long COVID with GP staff Crisis in general practice Letter from GP for travel….

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August/September 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: DDRB announcement – GPC statement GP workload and workforce The fallacy of failure in general practice in Suffolk GP patient survey GP ‘bureaucracy busting concordat’ Reminder: Information for Practices in the East: Datix/Interface Issues Patient Access to prospective GP Records – 1st November Digital firearms marker PCNs – clarification on CQC….

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July 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Dates for your diary Information for Practices in the East: Datix/Interface Issues Phlebotomy Bariatric Surgery performed abroad – follow up guidance for practices GP Pensions – Message from BMA Pensions Committee All CQC-registered providers to ensure their staff receive training on interacting with people with a learning disability and autistic people….

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May/June 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Dates for your diary Important information on the GP pension scheme – new CPI modeller Fuller Stocktake report on the next steps for integrating primary care Dental Cases Secondary Care Interface Inclisiran AAA Screening Extending fit note certification Working conditions of independent contractor GPs Access to online records update GP workforce….

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April 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: PCN DES – update from GPC GPC – Contract 2022-23 update Friends and Family Test Emergency GMC registration to end in September Safe working guidance Health foundation report on access to general practice Inclisiran Diabetes in East Suffolk MCCD/Coroner referrals Flu orders DWP change to fit note – from 6 April….

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Feb-March 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Dates for your diary Patient online access to records GP contract negotiations and future of general practice Safe working in general practice Policy Exchange report on the future of general practice Datix Reports – ESNEFT Guidance for 2022/23 seasonal flu vaccination programme Mandatory vaccinations for healthcare staff to be revoked Pneumococcal….

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January 2022 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Elections for new LMC Committee term Message from Norwich Medical School – undergraduate teaching opportunities Firearms – Medical Information Proforma Covid Vaccination Programme Update Fit testing of FFP2 and FFP3 respirator Extension of free PPE to the health and care sector Face coverings in practice premises Mandatory Covid Vaccinations for Staff….

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December 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Impact of COVID-19 omicron variant and vaccination deployment Temporary GP contract changes to support Winter pressures and the COVID-19 Vaccination program  Updates to the Network Contract DES Amendments to the Enhanced Service Specification for Phase 3 NHS pressures and joint workload prioritisation guidance Infection prevention control guidance Responding to vaccination data….

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November 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: GP Input in the post CCG World Omicron variant Indicative ballot of practices on potential action   GP earnings declaration TPP access to records   NHSEI project to re-issue consolidated provider contracts Gender Identity Clinic – Prescribing Requests Revisions to Firearms Licensing Process New GP workforce data (England)  COVID-19 vaccination –….

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October 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: BMA to undertake an indicative ballot of practices on potential action – Update from BMA Workload control in general practice GP declaration of earnings guidance Medical Exemption Certificate for Covid Vaccination WSH AAU contact number Dispensing Fee Cut Infection control recommendations for primary care Domestic Abuse Act 2021 GP Support Hub….

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September 2021 Newsletter

Download Newsletter Included in this edition: Upcoming Events Tackling abuse and meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Message from Dr Richard Vautrey GPC Chair Media Intrusion Dealing with abuse of practice staff on social media from patients Dealing with unfair comments on websites BMA Support Your Surgery campaign Suffolk….

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January 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: PCN Training Suffolk & North East Essex – Covid Vaccination Website for patients Covid Vaccination – Health & Social Care Staff CVP – Additional Funding for Rapid vaccination of Care Home Staff & Residents Covid Vaccination – Various Updates Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients Temporary Amendment to the Performer….

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July – August 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Upcoming Events GP appointment data demonstrates workload pressure Patient survey results DDRP Uplift East of England Gender Identity Clinic GP payments and pensions system update Annual flu vaccination letter Face Covering Claims NHS staff and self-isolation Vaccines and undocumented migrants – safe surgeries toolkit Health & Care Bill Delegation of NHS….

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June 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: GP appointment data (England) Workload crisis – GPC statement Spirometry Delay in roll-out of patient data sharing programme (GPDPR) Extending the medical examiner into primary care New PCSE pay and pension system update Pension guidance for retired doctors – reminder Enhanced shared parental leave system for salaried GPs (UK) Time to….

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May 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: NHS Pension COVID-19 vaccination programme NHS Standard Contract 2021/22 – New “interface” provision (England) Updated guidance for HGV medicals (UK) DWP Forms CQC – mythbusters Maternal mental health PCSE New GP Pay and Pensions system Workforce data and GP pressures Face-to-face appointments – Dr Richard Vautrey Statement Central procurement for Pneumovax®23….

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March / April 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: GMS/PMS regulations – pandemic amendments (England) SFE and global sum calculation (England) Implementing the 2021/22 GP contract changes to personal medical services and alternative provider medical services contracts (England) Government evidence to DDRB (UK) QoF Payments Covid Vaccine certificates Access to vaccination for parents with children Vaccinating during Ramadan Flu vaccination….

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February 2021 Newsletter

Included in this edition: PM Training Covid 19 Vaccination Programme Staff with long COVID (England) Nuffield Health – Ipswich Updated GMC guidance on prescribing Local Authority – Primary Care Contract 2021/22 Pathway to Partnership: New Partner Development Programme GP Pensions Update Flu vaccine reimbursement 2021/22 Amendments to European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) and S1 forms….

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December 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Increased fee for COVID-19 vaccination for care home residents and staff Staffing support to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to care home residents and staff (England) HR Staffing Support for COVID Vaccine Delivery COVID-19 vaccination programme SOP (England) 6th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Workload prioritisation Transfer of vaccination information  Providing vaccinations….

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November/December 2019 Newsletter

Included in this edition: CCG v Kafico DPO Services Performer List – new PCSE online portal Special Allocation Scheme Data Sharing Agreements Ear Syringing PCNs – some common queries Recent Court Case – collecting records Safeguarding Training Pensions tax payment for 2019/20 Private Consultants Sleep Station Registration of individuals leaving the secure residential estate (England)….

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November 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Key matters reviewed by the committee in November PCNs Training Needs Practice Manager Webinars coming up Communication from Jo Churchill Covid Vaccination Programme Guidance Additional Funding Support for Covid Vaccination Programme Covid Vaccination Programme – IT capability Latest Guidance for Extremely Vulnerable Patients Guidance for GPs – isolating or in vulnerable….

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October 2020 Newsletter

Included in this Edition: Key matters reviewed by the committee in October Welcome back to work Covid – General Practice during a Second Wave NHS Covid App – FAQs New advice for patients at high risk of COVID-19 infection Covid-19 -Processing of patient confidential information in line with COPI – extension granted to 31st March….

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August / September 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Announcement of Medical Director GMS and PMS regulations changes from October 2020 (England) NHS England/Improvement “Third phase of NHS response to COVID-19” QOF 2020/21 EPS and Secondary Care Flu Campaign 2020-21 Vaccine supply for the 2020 to 2021 children’s flu programme PPE portal Indemnity for flu vaccinations Health and care workers….

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July 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: DDRB Award Flu Programme Announcement RCGP Guidance on delivery mass vaccinations Minor Surgery re-start Patients and face coverings Covid 19 certification for travellers Shielding update Shielding guidance for staff returning to work GPC England guidance on arrangements for GP services for remainder of 2020/21 (England) NHS Health Check: Restart Preparation (England)….

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June 2020 Newsletter

Included in this Edition: BMA risk assessment guidance for practices PPE – face masks and coverings Update from ICO regarding the protection of data during the COVID-19 Pandemic Covid-19 Antibody Testing for Staff Covid19 Pillar 2 lab results flow into GP records CPR guidance for primary and community care Positive Covid-19 Tests and Life Insurance/Mortgages….

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May 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition Covid-19 GP and practice toolkit Care Home – Named Clinical Lead Network Contract DES – key dates CPR and PPE GP retention scheme Death in Service benefits Referrals to secondary care Death verification and certification Death Verification Training Course Electronic submission of Crem 4 Community Drug Charts SOP for EOLC Medicine….

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April 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: Verification and Certification of Death Changes to EOL admin charts to remove need for prescriber signature Referrals to Secondary Care PCN DES Guidance Advice from RCOG for pregnant women who are working in the NHS Pensions annual allowance tax charge Practice registration – PCSE Online Retired doctors returning to work Death….

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March 2020 Special Newsletter

Included in this edition: CORONAVIRUS – SPECIAL NEWS ITEM Sample practice telephone message Sample practice SMS text Sample practice website info Sample practice online booking info Staff protection ICO and GMC pandemic guidance What’s Next… Download Word Doc Version >   Sample practice telephone message: Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice….

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February 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: GPC England contract negotiations PCN DES 2020-21 – Suffolk LMC Updated Position Statement GMS Ready Reckoner (incorporating PCN funding) Anti-Coagulant Prescribing Defibrillators Local Authority Enhanced Services 20-21 Download Word Doc Version >   Practice Manager/GP Development 2019/20  18th March 2020: General Employment Law Update (Wherstead Park) 22nd April 2020 Partnership Agreements….

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January 2020 Newsletter

Included in this edition: West Suffolk Hospital – Media Coverage PCNs: Draft Service Specifications (2020-21) GPC England votes down contract package Local Authority Public Health Enhanced Service Specifications Tax status for Clinical Directors NHS pensions records BMA briefing – Impact of pension taxation on the NHS  NHS Pension Scheme – employees National Minimum Wage changes….

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