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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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Primary Medical Care Strategy

Primary Medical Care Strategy – Update The Suffolk and North East Essex Primary Medical Care Strategy is being developed to set out best practices and challenges within these services. The team building the strategy want this to be written by the people who know our Primary Medical Care Services best, which is why they have….

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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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