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Kent LMC General Practice Newsletters

The LMC are producing regular bulletins with important updates for practices during the Covid crisis. To read the latest bulletins please click on the links below:

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 20th September 2021

Patient abuse in general practice, Protected Learning Time (PLT) events, Kent LMC in the news , #Support Your Surgery campaign, BMA GP survey - deadline extended, COVID vaccinations, Blood bottle supply update, COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021, End of the shielding programme and closure of the Shielded Patient List (SPL), Changes to the COVID-19 test kit distribution service, Supportive call from WHO for investment in primary care post COVID , Survey of practices' experiences of using PCSE payments and pensions portal in August (England), Sessional GPs webinar – contracts

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 13th September 2021
Supporting general practice and challenging abuse – letter to the Secretary of State, GP survey - help us to help you (England, Wales, Northern Ireland), Support Your Surgery campaign, Government imposes pay transparency regulations (England), GPC England meeting with NHSE/I, NHS Digital GP workforce data releases switch to monthly from quarterly (England), Delays in influenza vaccines, LMC role in Integrated care systems (England), Advice and Guidance – statement from GPC England, Survey of practices' experiences of using PCSE payments and pensions portal in August (England), Sessional GPs webinar – contracts, BMA clinical academic trainees conference 2021

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 6th September 2021
GPC England meeting – update from Richard Vautrey, Chairman GPC, #Support Your Surgery – GPC England campaign, GP survey - help us to help you (England, Wales, Northern Ireland), Blood bottle shortages, Delays in influenza vaccines, COVID vaccinations, Survey of practices' experiences of using PCSE payments and pensions portal in August (England), Sessional GPs webinar – contracts, Integrated Care Boards Guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 31st August 2021
Contacting Medway Foundation Trust by telephone, Reminder: Staff risk assessment - Contact with positive Covid-19, #Support Your Surgery – GPC England campaign, Challenging media critics, Blood bottle shortages, Primary Care Networks – plans for 2021/22 and 2022/23 (England), GP survey - help us to help you, Backlog of fitness to drive assessments, Vaccinations for NHS staff entering care homes, Appraisal fees (England), Sessional GPs webinar – contracts, New Community Pharmacy Contract and Hypertension Case Finding, Survey of GP practices' experiences of using the PCSE payments and pensions portal in August, Standards for health and care records

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 23rd August 2021
Supporting General Practice - letter from NHS England, Support Your Surgery campaign, Earnings and expenses report 2019/20 (UK), COVID-19 Vaccination programme, New and updated COVID-19 National Protocols, Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection supply disruption, Updated PHE guidance on NHS staff self-isolation and return to work following COVID-19 contact, HEE is looking to the future for the health and social care workforce (England), NHS e-RS five minute Referral Assessment Survey (RAS) survey (England) Media

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 16th August 2021
BMA survey reveals worrying levels of abuse against doctors and staff, Meeting with Amanda Pritchard, new CEO of NHS England and NHS Improvement, Self-isolation removed for close contacts of those who are fully vaccinated (England), Mandatory requirement for vaccinations to enter care homes (England), Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection supply disruption, COVID-19 pandemic recovery workload prioritisation guidance, BMA Infection control guidance, Social Prescribing Link Worker Day Conference

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 9th August 2021
Updated PGD for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22 enhanced service specifications, Vaccines for 16-and 17-year-olds, Workforce data concerns, Covid-19 Vaccine dashboard, New NHS England chief executive, NHS COVID-19 app updated to notify fewer contacts to isolate, Changes in visa sponsorship for trainee GPs, Fit notes, Appraisal Payments, Practices call for more PCN funding, support and autonomy, Improving the NWRS (National Workforce Reporting Service), GP payments and pensions system update.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 26th July 2021

Deadlines for signing up to Enhanced Services and expressing an interest in Phase 3 of the COVID vaccination programme, Updated screening information for GPs and other primary care staff, DDRB pay uplift, Easing of COVID restrictions and infection control (England), Releasing NHS Staff from isolation to work, GPDPR delay - joint statement and letter to GPs, COVID-19 vaccination programme, Annual flu vaccination letter, Meetings with ministers and MPs, GP Payments and pensions system provided by PCSE, Vaccines and undocumented migrants - safe surgeries toolkit, Delegation of NHS England commissioning functions to integrated care systems from April 2022, Are you considering applying for a GP sponsorship licence to employ non-UK nationals?

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 19th July 2021
Guidance on staff self-Isolation, ADHD Practice Sign Up, Face coverings in healthcare settings, ( poster 1 ) ( poster 2 ), Update on GPC England Resolution - message from the General Practitioner Committee (GPC), Shocking workforce crisis exposed by BMA report, Supporting general practice and latest appointment data, COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Health and Care Bill briefing for general practice, Health and Care White Paper : The BMA View, Medical examiners roll out (England and Wales), Survey about CQC inspections and their effect on ethnic minority GPs, GPC England meeting report, Elections for BMA’s specialist and professional committees , One career, endless opportunities #Choose GP

Kent LMC General Practice Newlsetter 12th July 2021
Face coverings in general practice from 19 July 2021, Making an application for a premises improvement grant - Do's and Don't (webinar), Health and Care bill, Health and Care White paper: the BMA view, COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu vaccine programmes, New guidance for health and social care providers on CQC's monitoring approach, PCSE pay and pension system update, COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, Education and training tariff guidance and prices for 2021 to 2022 financial year, Delay in roll-out of patient data sharing programme (GPDPR), Review of the England Medical Performers List Regulations (England), Calling all pharmacists: your chance to inform staff training in primary care, PCN Handbook 2021/22, Social prescribing: leadership and development programme.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 6th July 2021
Making an application for a premises improvement grant - Do's and Don't (webinar), New Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Extension of the pandemic regulations (England), COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, ICS Framework document (England), Praise for General Practice, Home delivery of medicines and appliances during the COVID-19 outbreak, NICE shared decision making guidelines, COVID-19 Guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 28th June 2021
Kent and Medway Post COVID Assessment Service (PCAS) webinars, Making an Application for a Premises Improvement Grant - Do's and Don'ts (Webinar), Support after Suicide Briefing Sessions, Guidance: Population screening, reducing inequalities for people with a learning disability, autism or both, New PCSE pay and pension system update (England), Meetings with Health Minister, Jo Churchill (England), Meeting with the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment, Nadhim Zahawi (England), Exemptions for care workers,  COVID-19 vaccination programme , Department of Health and Social Care draft data strategy, Delay in roll-out of patient data sharing programme (GPDPR), Cervical screening adverse incident (Scotland and England), Enhanced shared parental leave system for salaried GPs (UK), Contact your MP about punitive pension tax, Do you hold a GP sponsorship licence?, RCGP report on relationship-based care, Deadline for THE EU SETTLEMENT Scheme – 30 June, BMA COVID-19 guidance, GPC UK and GPC England committee pages

Kent LMC General Practice Newlsetter 21st June 2021
New PCSE pay and pension system update, Lantum Local Bank for Kent and Medway, Making an Application for a Premises Improvement Grant – Do's and Don’ts (Webinar), Guidance to support people who feel anxious about attending for cervical screening, GP Appointment Data (England), Time to end NHSE/I directive letters, Long-covid and weight management enhanced services (England), Workload crisis, PCN Handbook (England), Long COVID NHS plan for 2021/22 (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme, Funding and support for COVID-19 vaccination sites (England), Delay in roll-out of patient data sharing programme (GPDPR) - England, Proposed changes to annual complaints collection (K041b form), Deadline for the EU SETTLEMENT scheme - 30 June, BMA COVID-19 guidance.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 14th June 2021
Medway Primary Care Quality Standards Contract, Lantum Local Bank for Kent and Medway, LES for ADHD Monitoring for Primary Care - Kent and Medway Wide, Delay in Roll-Out of Patient Data Sharing Programme GDPR, Covid-19 vaccination programme, Extending the medical examiner into primary care, New PCSE pay and pension system update, GP Registration for un/under-documented migrants, PCN Funding (England), Pension guidance for retired doctors - reminder, Deadline for the EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME - 30 June, Making an Application for a Premises Improvement Grant – Do's and Don’ts (Webinar), 

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 7th June 2021
BMA calls for delay in roll-out of patient data sharing programme (GPDPR) for England, New PCSE GP pay and pensions portal (England), Deadline approaching for EU settlement scheme, NHS cervical screening management system to be introduced on 30 October, Mask Exemptions for airline passengers in relation to COVID-19, Spirometry, BMA COVID-19 Guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 1st June 2021
Message from the CCG regarding the move to PCSE Online 1st June 2021, Unsustainable, unsafe, and unfair: General Practice in crisis, Urgent meeting held with ministers to seek action to address pressures in general practice, RCGP statement on NHS pressures, COVID-19 vaccination programme, Locum doctors in the NHS: understanding and improving the quality and safety of care, New PCSE GP Pay and Pensions portal (England), £120m COVID expansion fund - fair shares allocation per STP (England), GP Data for Planning and Research (England), Final Seniority Factors for 2017/18 (England), NHSEI review of urgent and emergency care standards , Cameron Fund – 10 top tips for financial wellbeing, Health inequalities toolkit – call for examples.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 24th May 2021
Vote of no confidence in NHS England leadership (Message from Richard Vautrey, Chair of GPC England and UK), Kent LMC in the media, Online consultations – the contractual position, COVID-19 vaccination programme, NHS Standard Contract 2021/22 – New “interface” provision (England), Primary care system development funding and GPIT funding guidance (England), New GP Pay and Pensions system (England), LMC UK Conference 2021, LMC UK Conference election results, Trainees Committee regional elections 2021, EU settled status webinar

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 17th May 2021
Training for Practice Managers and Admin Staff on the Lantum Staff Bank, Lantum for GPs, Face-to-face appointments (message from Richard Vautrey, Chair of GPC England and UK), LMC UK Conference 2021 , GP Data , COVID-19 vaccination programme , Online Consultations - Contractual Requirements (England), DPN for GP Data for planning and research (GPDPR), legal direction (England), New GP Pay and Pensions system (England), Mental health and awareness week 2021, GP Trainees Committee regional elections 2021, EU settled status webinar

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 10th May 2021
Direct Access Booking of GP Connect Appointments by NHS 111, BMA survey – GP workload pressures, Workforce data and GP pressures, COVID-19 vaccination programme, Microsoft N365 licences will be allocated for Locum GPs, Central procurement for Pneumovax®23 from 1 June 2021, GP Trainees Committee regional elections 2021, Clare Wand Fund trustee elections (UK), Your chance to inform staff training in primary care

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 4th May 2021
Communication to Practices regarding qFIT test availability and labelling, GP appointment figures and workload pressures (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme , Racism in primary care report , Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent, Serious Shortage Protocol for Estradot, Extension to the shingles immunisation programme (England), Launch of framework for suppliers of digital services to general practice (England), Appraisal 2020 survey (England), Global health leaders back BMA call for urgent action as COVID crisis in India worsens, Clare Wand Fund trustee elections (UK)

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 26th April 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme , PVC Hib MenC and Childhood 6 in 1 data collection for payment, Improving General Practice appointment data (GPAD) webinars and demos, Updated guidance for HGV medicals (UK), DWP Forms , Maternal mental health, New GP Pay and Pensions system

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 19th April 2021

Mindfulness May Events, Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) Update, COVID-19 vaccination programme, PRINCIPLE trial on COVID treatment, Flu vaccination programme 21/22, GP Career Support Hub, National e-Referral Service (e-RS) advice and guidance webinar (England)

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 12th April 2021
**URGENT** Kent and Medway eConsult survey by the LMC, Kent & Medway has partnered with Lantum to build a new, digital staff bank, Manage your Mind taster session, 14 April 2021, 12:00 to 13:00, COVID-19 vaccination programme , Vaccinations and immunisations guidance (England), Free COVID-19 PPE scheme extended until the end of March 2022, Access to vaccination for parents with children, Flu vaccination 20/21 achievement and plans for 2021/22, QOF 2020/21 year-end recalculation, Improving GP appointment data, Salaried GPs vaccination reimbursement, Inspiring the female GP leaders of tomorrow, Delayed applications to New to practice partnership scheme (England), BMA moral distress survey (UK)

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 6th April 2021
Implementation of NHSE/I Medical Examiner (ME) system in Kent & Medway, GMS/PMS regulations - pandemic amendments (England), SFE and global sum calculation (England), DES directions and flu immunisations (England), Network Contract DES 2021/22 and improving general practice appointment data (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable to end (England), NHS Standard Contract 2021/22 – New “interface” provision (England), BMA summary: NHS Planning Guidance 2021/22 and NHS Mandate 2021/22 (England) , Community pharmacy pandemic delivery service, BMA moral distress survey (UK)

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 29th March 2021
Manage Your Mind workshop – 14 April 2021 , Training available from NELCSU , Survey - Get involved in shaping the future of Clinical and Care Professional Leadership in an Integrated Care System (ICS), COVID-19 one year on, Support for CCGs in addressing vaccine inequalities (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Medical assessments for prospective foster carer and adopters, NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2021/22 (England), Investment in General Practice report and data quality statement 2015/16-2019/20 (England), Annual allowance voluntary scheme pays 2018/19 deadline extension, BMA report on impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities, BMA moral distress survey (UK)

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 22nd March 2021
£120m additional funding for general practice (England) , COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable to end, VAT removal for primary care , General Medical Services (GMS) Ready Reckoner 2021/22 (England), Implementing the 2021/22 GP contract changes to personal medical services and alternative provider medical services contracts (England), Overworked doctors must be allowed to rest and recover so we can keep patients safe, BMA warns, Medicine Delivery Service (England), NHS Digital Research Session Request – NWRS (National Workforce Reporting System) (England), Senior female GPs Leadership webinar, Mindfulness Sessions , Email address for reporting interface issues to EKHUFT

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 15th March 2021
COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Guidance for QOF payments, Vaccination and Immunisation guidance, Workload prioritisation, Locum income support, Everyday sexism survey, The latest BMA tracker survey showing gender disparity, Senior female GPs Leadership webinar, NHS Pension scheme webinar for sessional GPs and locums, School absence note requests, Patients ordering PCR tests without symptoms, Covid-19 Assisted Lateral Flow Device test results to GP records, Discharge Medicines Service, Managing environmental impact of prescribing webinar.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 8th March 2021
Letter to Chancellor about funding in general practice , Government evidence to DDRB (UK), COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Recruiting and maintaining your vaccination workforce , Flu vaccination orders and reimbursement, Contract webinar 2021/22 recordings (England), Amended QOF SFE 2020/21 (England), New to Partnership Payment - Physician Associates, Remote fit notes - please remember to sign them, Senior female GPs Leadership webinar, GP Retention Scheme webinar

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 1st March 2021
Lockdown restrictions loosening (England), Contract webinar 2021/22 (England) , COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Studies on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, Updated BMA COVID risk assessment tool, Annual allowance repayment scheme 2019/20 (England and Wales), Pulse workload survey, Medicine Delivery Service

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 22nd February 2021
GP and GP Staff Wellbeing, COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Contract agreement 2021/22 and webinars, Retired doctors – return to practice to support the pandemic effort (England), BMA briefing on White Paper on NHS reform and Integrated Care Systems, NHSPS- service charges dispute (England) , NHSPS Template Letter , Protection for Healthcare workers, Lung cancer campaign launch (England), NHS Discharge Medicines Service (England), Online fit note research help, GP Retention Scheme Webinar, Recruitment of GPC England Executive Team members 2021

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 15th February 2021
Support for vaccination programme: people with learning disabilities (K&M CCG GP Update 9th February 2021), COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Vaccine dose data (UK and England), Government White Paper on NHS reform and Integrated Care Systems (England), Contract agreement 2021/22 webinar (England), Assessments carried out for detention under the mental health to take place in person (England), Amendments to European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) and S1 forms (UK) Regulations, GP Retention Scheme Webinar

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 8th February 2021
COVID-19 vaccination programme (England) , Contract agreement webinar for 2021/22 (England), Government backs BMA proposal to fix unlawful age discrimination of the NHS Pension scheme, Flu vaccine reimbursement 2021/22, Staff with long COVID (England), Freedom of Information requests for practices’ Gift and Hospitality register, SSP for levothyroxine 12.5 mcg tablets (England, Scotland and Wales), BAME Forum launch, GP Retention Scheme Webinar, South East Leadership Academy Wellbeing Offers , Payment: 2020/21 flu vaccinations of housebound patients

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 1st February 2021
Contract agreement for 2021/22 (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), Coronavirus vaccination figures (UK and England), New to Partnership Scheme (England), NHS Pension Scheme Access for ARRS staff (England), GP appointment data (England), Updated PCN vaccine planning and progress tracking tool (England), CQC activity in Primary Care , GP referrals into Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), GP Retention Scheme Webinar, Reporting COVID Positive results post vaccination, International GP trainees who are due to complete their training in February, EKHUFT Covid Update from Susan Acott

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 25 January 2021
Contract agreement for 2021/22 (England), PCN DES ballot results (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme , PM praises GPs, Securing enhanced and suitable PPE, BMA joins calls for emergency legislation to protect medics from 'unlawful killing' cases, LMC England Conference resolutions, BMA COVID-19 guidance, KSS Financial Webinars, MDU Cover for doctors returning to work in the Covid19 Pandemic, Translated COVID-19 Patient Information Materials: Covid-10 Infographics, Local Updates: EKHUFT Radiology

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 18 January 2021
Additional funding to support rapid care home vaccination (England), Vaccine rollout and mass vaccination centres (England), Vaccination of healthcare workers, Change in legislation to allow any GMC registered doctor to administer the COVID-vaccine in primary care settings, COVID-19 vaccinations programme guidance CQC , GMC Response , PH Vaccine Surveillance Strategy BMA summary , Supporting doctors throughout the second COVID-19 wave (UK), Workload prioritisation: Level 4 or 5 , Update on CQC’s regulatory approach, Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients, COVID PPE scheme extended until June 2021, Vote on future negotiations on the PCN DES and PCN survey results (England), Pulse oximetry guidance update, Pre-registration for offenders leaving prison, NHSE/I legislative proposals on Integrated Care Systems (England), Lateral flow test ordering (England), Fit notes (med 3), Memory Clinic Referrals in East Kent, EKHUFT Patients with an incorrect cervical smear recall, Reduction in Community Psychiatric Nurses in Medway and West and North Kent, Use of Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (AZ) to vaccinate Housebound Patients

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 11 January 2021
Vote on future negotiations on the PCN DES (England) , National lockdown, workload prioritisation and vaccination of healthcare professionals (England), COVID-19 vaccinations programme, COVID Vaccination Programme (Local Update), PCN Clinical Director Survey Results, Domestic abuse letters, Home delivery of medicines and appliances (England), BMA Law partnership webinar, GPDF response to ICS Consultation , The GP International Induction and Return to Practice Programmes, Request for GPs to support SECamb management of 999 non-emergency calls.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 6 January 2021
Communications to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) individuals in Tier 4 (England), PPE – Face Masks and Coverings, Suspension of GP Appraisals

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 23 December 2020
Increased fee for Covid-19 vaccination for care home residents, Staffing support to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to care home residents and staff, Covid-19 vaccination programme SOP, 6th dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Transfer of vaccination information, Providing vaccinations to patients registered at practices not participating in the enhanced service, Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure, Communications to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) individuals in Tier 4, Home delivery of medicines service commissioned, Covid vaccination delivery for CEV patients in tier 4, Access service arrangements, Post payment verification for DHSC flu vaccination, Responding to NHSE&I's ICS consultation, CQC DNACPR review (England)

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 21 December 2020
Message from Richard Vautrey, Chair of General Practitioner Committee of the BMA, Roll out of COVID-19 vaccination programme (England). Patient videos in different languages for COVID-19 vaccination programme, Support for University Practices (England) , Lateral flow antigen testing in primary care (England), Guidance for claiming reimbursement for PPE, Upcoming vote on future negotiations on the PCN DES (England), AISMA and ICAEW joint statement about account issues for PCNs (England) , New portal for PCN Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme claims (England), Falsified Medicines Directive update , EU Exit: Medicines Supply in Primary Care - joint statement by the BMA and  PSNC, BMA and RCGP statement on ‘Cancard’, Parental leave webinar and workshop, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review, Launch of the Institute of General Practice Management (UK) , Work, Worklessness and wellbeing – Covid19 and beyond, Correction - GP Appraisal until April 2021

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 17 December 2020
GP Appraisal until April 2021, RCGP & BMA Guidance on Workload Prioritisation, Flu Vaccinations for Housebound Patients, COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 14 December 2020
Message from Richard Vautrey, Chair of the BMA re COVID-19 vaccination programme (CVP) implementation, COVID-19 vaccination programme precautionary advice, University of Oxford / AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial data, 2019/20 annual allowance charge compensation scheme (England and Wales), Ethnicity data (England), Christmas parties and gifts – accountancy advice, Medical Aid Films community language COVID-19 resources, EU Exit update – medicines supply continuity letter (England), Investment and Impact Fund 2020/21 – reminder to sign up to PCN CQRS service (England), Partnership Agreement webinar – BMA Law, Useful links for Patients, COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 7 December 2020
Death Certification and Cremation pathway during Covid-19, The LMC in the News, Christmas and New Year period (England), Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people (England), Accessing your GP animation, CQC review of the use of do not resuscitate decisions during COVID-19 , Conference of England LMCs 2020, Cameron Fund Christmas Appeal , GP trainees mileage payment, Institute of General Practice Management

Integrated Care Systems consultation (England), Parental leave webinar and workshop, COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 30 November 2020
2020 Conference of England LMCs, Covid Vaccination Programme Guidance, Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people, COVID-19 select committee: digitalisation of physical health services and impact on wellbeing, Integrated Care Systems consultation (England), GP Trainees Mileage Payment, QOF System Suppliers Update (England), Government Spending Review, RCGP call for suspension of GP appraisal during the Covid-19 pandemic, Parental leave webinar and workshop, Kent LMC In the News, COVID-19 guidance.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 25th November 2020
COVID-19 vaccination programme guidance (England), Flu vaccination programme, Secretary of State praises GPs’ pandemic response, Letter to Secretary of State for Health on the need for CQC support for general practice , BMA report on exiting the lockdown in England, Parental leave webinar and workshop , BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 16th November 2020
FREE online Premises Surgery - 24th November 2020, PCN Structures 1-year on: Webinar 17th November 2020, COVID-19 vaccination programme (England), COVID-19 vaccination programme contractual arrangements, Letter to CQC on supporting general practice during a period of unprecedented pressure , Guidance for doctors who are isolating and those in vulnerable groups, GP workforce figures, Updated Directed Enhanced Service Specification for flu, Influenza immunisation call and recall error ( letter to patients ) The early implementation of PCNs - evaluation study, PCN Clinical Director survey, Parental leave webinar and workshop, GMC virtual conference, BMA Covid-19 Guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 9th November 2020
COVID-19 vaccination (England), Homeworker Policy, Messages of thanks to general practice, Protecting clinically extremely vulnerable patients (formerly shielding), Medicines home delivery service (England), Temporary approval to suspend the need for signatures on prescriptions (England), Workload prioritisation during COVID-19 pandemic, PCR COVID testing, PCN Clinical Director survey (England), DWP Work Capability Assessments, NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), DS1500 research, RCGP campaign - General practice is open, Advice and Guidance Survey, BMA Covid-19 Guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 2nd November 2020
Kent LMC Welcome Dr Andy Parkin, GP appointments data (England), Tracker survey results, COVID-19 vaccination, General practice workforce initiatives, Parental leave guidance, No change to CQC fees, Mental health and wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 26th October 2020
Dental Services Local Update for GPs , COVID alert levels and advice for practices and patients at risk, Ordering additional adult flu vaccine stock (England) , Influenza immunisation FAQs (England), DDRB pay award and template letter, CQRS system supplier change (England), Mental health and wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 19th October 2020
New three tier lockdown approach and BMA recommendations to help reduce spread of COVID-19, New advice for patients at high risk of COVID-19 infection, Complaints (KO41b form) data collection for 2019/20, Covid Virtual Ward, Mental Health & Wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 Guidance.

Kent LMC General Practice Update 12th October 2020
PCN DES Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) 2020/21, Free PPE for primary care, Accessing additional flu vaccine supplies , NHSPS charging for COVID-19 related requests (England), New to Partnership scheme, Survey of Salaried GPs (England)

Kent LMC General Practice Update 5th October 2020
Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) and Kent LMC liaison meeting, 22 September 2020, COVID-19: general practice during the second wave, GMS contract amendments (England), Supporting effective collaboration between primary, secondary and community care in England, NHS Pension Schemes consultation (UK), Influenza vaccination: Principles for collaboration, JCVI advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine, One career endless opportunities #Choose GP, Survey of Salaried GPs (England), Responding to the death by suicide of a colleague in primary care: a postvention framework, Mental health and wellbeing, COVID-19 media

Kent LMC General Practice Update 28th September 2020
NHS contact tracing app, Delivering the flu vaccination programme, Locum doctors and flu vaccine, Revised Network Contract DES material published,  GP Pay and Pensions system, Practice rental payments, First Contact Physiotherapist evaluation and webinar, BMA COVID-19 guidance, Mental health and wellbeing

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 21st September 2020
Face-to-face appointments , Pharmacy workload to reduce GP workload, Revised Network Contract DES guidance (England), Template letter to private providers about screening, NHS Test and Trace App, CQRS Update , NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, Remote working for salaried GPs and Locums, Primary Care Staff COVID Testing, NHS Property Services - Service level agreements and charters, 

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 14th September 2020
QOF at a glance, Flu guidance 2020/21, Automation of PCN payments (England), COVID-19 antibody test results flowing to GP records, Remote fit notes-remember to sign, BMA Covid-19 guidance, Mental health and wellbeing.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 7th September 2020
Appraisal 2020, QOF, Flu specifications 2020/21 (England), The NHS pension scheme as a Sessional GP, BMA Covid-19 Guidance, Mental health and wellbeing.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 1 September 2020
Physician Associate (PA) supervision support programme for GPs, GMS and PMS regulations changes from October 2020 (England), Redacting GP records, Registering patients prior to their release from secure residential estate (England), Mental health and wellbeing, BMA Covid-19 Guidance.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 25 August 2020
Cervical Screening Administration Service -need to know briefing update, 10 August 2020,  NHS Property Service legal action , Infection prevention and control guidance (UK), GMC fees and maternity leave, BMA analysis of NHS England - phase three of the response to COVID-19, Mask exemption letters for air travel, New National Institute for Health Protection (England), Registering patients prior to their release from secure residential estate (England), Mental health and wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 guidance.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 17 August 2020
Accelerating the recruitment of social prescribing link workers ( Appendix 1 ), General practice appointment updated guidance (England), Supporting Mentors Scheme and GP Fellowship programme (England), Updated Standard Operating Procedures for general practice (England), Risk assessments, Impact of long-term Covid-19 symptoms on patients and doctors, Indemnity for flu vaccinations, Vaccine supply for the 2020 to 2021 children’s flu programme, New GP practice profiles on the NHS website, Final pay controls, Cervical Screening Administration Service – new telephone number, PPE Portal, Less Than Full Time (LTFT) conference, Mental health and wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 guidance.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 10 August 2020
The national flu immunisation programme 2020 to 2021: update, COVID funding guidance for general practice published, Face coverings, GP appraisal restart (England), Menopause report, Locum GP webinar 13 August (England), Report on how COVID might affect the number of GPs available to see patients (England), RPS calls for pharmacists to be able to alter prescriptions, Mental health and wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 3 August 2020
Public Health Enhanced Services COVID payments, Flu Update, NHS England/Improvement “Third phase of NHS response to COVID-19”, Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to UK from high-risk countries, Flu Programme, PPE Portal, Shielding guidance for staff on returning to work (UK), Dispensing Services Quality Scheme, DDRB pay award, Government obesity strategy, Mental health and wellbeing, BMA COVID-19 guidance.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 27th July 2020
Survey of Workload transfer, Update from EKHUFT on the work underway to reopen services gradually and safely, Face coverings in general practice (England), Flu programme announcement, Action to improve vaccine coverage rates across the UK, RCGP guidance on delivering mass vaccinations, Shielding guidance for staff on returning to work (UK), Mental health and wellbeing, ARM Elections, DDRB report (England), BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 21st July 2020
Kent LMC Guidance for Practices in responding to patients requesting exemption from the wearing of face masks, GP Trainees (message from NHSE), GPC England meeting , GPC England guidance on arrangements for GP services for remainder of 2020/21 (England), Face coverings, Joint guidance for remote intimate clinical assessments , Shielding guidance for staff on returning to work (UK), BMJ Learning clinical guidance: COVID-19 in primary care-19 testing by employers, Tax on COVID-19 testing by employers, NHS Confederation report on PCNs (England), BMA COVID-19 guidance.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 14th July 2020
Health Checks for those at highest risk, Update on GP services for 2020/21 (England), Social Prescribing Link Worker report, RCGP report - General Practice in a Post-COVID World, CCG Sit-rep, Faulty PPE, Clinical guidance on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19, Patients being redirected to NHS111, COVID-19 care home support service (England), Transition between COVID-19 care home support and the Care Homes service in the PCN DES, BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 6 July 2020
Faulty PPE, New to Partnership Payment Scheme (England), COVID-19 risk Assessments, Shielding update, Trust GPs to lead: learning from the response to COVID-19 within general practice in England, COVID-19 has rewritten the rulebook for how the NHS operates, Performers List processes associated with GP Registrars and professional standards (England) , BMA COVID-19 guidance

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 30th June 2020
Vaccination and Immunisation updates and training -Thinking ahead to the flu season, Trust GPs to lead: learning from the response to COVID-19 within general practice in England, BAME doctors not being given access to COVID-19 risk assessments, New to Partnership Payment Scheme, Shielding update, GP Standard Operating Procedure updated, BMA issues holiday guidance ahead of domestic tourism return, BMA COVID-19 guidance, Mental health and wellbeing, Practices in difficulty during Covid-19, Offer of Virtual Group Consultations briefing session – (A General Practice Nurse 10 Point Plan Initiative) , Payment Proposals for GP Public Health Services, Occupational Health Assessments, Other COVID 19 resources

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 24th June 2020
PPE – face masks and coverings, Requests for face mask exemption letters, BMA risk assessment guidance for practices, Antibody testing of practice staff (England), Indemnity Cover for Covid Related Activities, Appraisal update, CQC inspections, Regulation of physician associates, A thank you from HEE (Health Education England) to the GP community (England), BMA COVID-19 guidance, Mental health and wellbeing, Steroids for MSK/Rheumatology, Other COVID 19 resources

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 19th June 2020
Ordering personal protective equipment (PPE), Change to the National Cervical Screening Programme, Workforce Minimum Data Set, Med 3/Fit Note Requests, The Cameron Fund, The GPs' own charity.

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 15th June 2020
No appeal for pensions suspension ruling, Shielding (England), Minimising nosocomial infections in the NHS, Implications for life insurance following antigen and antibody tests, Antibody testing, Covid19 Pillar 2 lab results flow into GP records, Referral to treatment (RTT) and re-referral, Revalidation, Individual coaching support for primary care staff, Exemptions from wearing face masks on public transport, Other COVID 19 resources

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 8th June 2020
Kent LMC Position on Covid-19 Antibody Testing, Rejection of 2WW referrals by Secondary Care, Sit Rep, Risk assessment guidance for BAME and other staff, Standard Operating Procedure for general practice in the context of COVID-19 (England), Shielding, Electronic repeat dispensing (eDR) – England, GP Recruitment (England), Briefing on role of contact tracing in outbreak control, A patient's guide to advanced care planning, BMA COVID-19 guidance, Other COVID-19 Resources

​​​​​​Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 2nd June 2020
NHS England’s Standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19), NHS Test and Trace services across the UK ( Test and Trace Q&A ), NHS Employers risk assessment guidance for BAME and other staff, Principles of safe video consulting in general practice, GP and practice COVID-19 toolkit

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 29th May 2020
Translated COVID-19 Patient Information Materials: Covid-10 Infographics, Primary Care Network Contract DES 2020/21 (England), BMA Risk assessment guidance,  New coronavirus life assurance scheme, Testing (UK), Temporary residents and travelling patients (England), Domestic abuse during COVID-19: advice for NHS staff (England), BMA paper on principles for restarting non-COVID care, Restoration of cervical smear services, Premises update – NHSPS and NHSE/I engagement (England), NHS Digital national GP data extraction to support COVID-19 planning and research, An opportunity to join a virtual ‘Doctors' Mess’ , Wellbeing, Online Portal for Ordering PPE, Other COVID 19 resources 

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 22nd May 2020
PCN deadline 31 May 2020, CQC Emergency Support Framework, MH Support for NHS Colleagues, Supporting patients with dental problems during Covid-19, Recovering Statutory Sick Pay Payments

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 19th May 2020
Roadmap out of lockdown (England), GP and practice COVID-19 toolkit, Care Home Arrangements, Preparing for Flu Immunisation 2020/21, NHS Digital national GP data extraction to support COVID-19 planning and research (England), BMA COVID-19 Webpage and Guidance, RCGP e-learning available for free, PCN DES Briefing and Webinar

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 8th May 2020:
BAME and Covid-19, New to partnership payment update, Remote Verification of Death, Kent and Medway CCG contact for COVID-19, Referrals into Secondary Care, Bank Holiday – 25th May 2020, Dispensing Practices - Dispensing Delivery Services

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 5th May 2020:
Covid-19 Referral Special, Supporting staff identified at increased risk from Covid-19, NHSEI letter to the profession on second phase of NHS response to COVID-19, Contractual responsibilities of providing care during COVID-19 pandemic, PPE, CPR should be reinstated to the list of aerosol generating procedures, Identifying high risk patients and shielding, Media, Self-referrals to the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a notifiable disease, Reusing of medicines in a care home or hospice, GP Connect to provide access to patient data via the Summary Care Record (England), Performers List update (England), CQC statement on its regulatory approach during COVID-19, Webinars

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 1st May 2020:
COVID guidance for Learning disability patients, End of Life Care Medicine Reuse in Care Homes and Hospices, Treatment Escalation Plans (TEPs), Supporting psychological wellbeing during Covid 19 – A practical webinar for frontline staff

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