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Kent LMC Express: 5th December 2022

Firearms Licensing Update,  Success and celebration at GPN conference , National Update from the BMA : GPC England Officer team update, Accelerated citizen access to GP records - mass roll-out halted, GP appointment and workforce data, Autumn statement 2022, Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism, GP Trainee visas, Pooled code practices warned to check for significant reimbursement shortfalls, CQC work in general practice, Wellbeing, GPC England committee pages and guidance for practices.

Kent LMC Express: 28th November 2022
Contacting the Primary Care Team, Kent LMC response to the Publication of General Practice Appointment Data, Looking After You – confidential coaching for the primary care workforce, Practice Visit by Local Councillors or MPs, ReSPECT update , 'Accelerate 200' - Access, Demand and Capacity Management Programme , Clinical leads for cancer, ageing and frailty, CYP, UEC and mental health, New GP DOP email address

Kent LMC Express: 21st November 2022
Patient Online Access to GP Records / Citizens’ Access Programme, LMC response to Practice level data for general practice appointment availability within two weeks.   National Update from the BMA:  GP Workforce shortages, Appointment data at practice level, Wellbeing, GMS and PMS requirement to pass on DDRB recommended uplifts, Updated webpages regarding travel with medications, Health Education England training contract, Proposed Dispensing Feescales for GMS Contractors, England and Wales - 2021, October release, CQC clinical searches – new survey, Support in challenging times – share your views, LMC England conference 2022

Kent LMC Express: 14th November 2022
General Practice Alert System (GPAS) role out for practices in Kent & Medway - drop in virtual question and answer session - 16th November 2022, 21st century GP, what's not to love?, A Message from NHS Kent & Medway, Primary Care Health Outcomes Improvement & Performance Team: Primary Care Quality Standards (PCQS) and Apex, A message from Dr Rakesh Koria, Acute Response Team GP, NHS Kent & Medway Cancer and Quality & Education and Frailty Lead: South East Palliative & End of Life Care Clinical Forum - 17 November 2022 2pm – 4pm Clinical Forum Agenda

Kent LMC Express: 7th November 2022
General Practice Appointment Data for Kent and Medway – September 2022, Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) Contact Flowchart, Housebound flu supplementary payment update, General Practice Alert System (GPAS) role out for practices in Kent & Medway - drop in virtual question and answer session - 16th November 2022, One Domain IT Project for GP Practices, EPC Webinar 3rd November 2022 - Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for GP Premises, Kent LMC Website, The 21st Century GP: What's not to love? national update from the BMAAccelerated citizen access to records, GPC England meeting update, Snapshot Survey - Health and Social Care Select Committee Report, Wellbeing, Network Contract DES guidance – pay codes updated for 1st November, NHS Property Services settlement letters, Punitive pensions tax rules, Trust Registration Requirements, LMC England conference 2022

Kent LMC Express: 31st October 2022
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED – re prospective patient online access to GP records auto switch on 1st November, Primary Care Workspace (PCW) the replacement service for Remote Clinical Desktop (RCD), Message for WK practices from the KCHFT COPD Team, General Practice Alert System (GPAS) role out for practices in Kent & Medway - drop in virtual question and answer session - 16th November 2022, Kent LMC Website, EPC Webinar, Advertising vacancies via the Kent LMC Website, The 21st Century GP: What's not to love?

Kent LMC Express: 24th October 2022
Kent LMC Annual Conference Report 2022, General Practice Alert System (GPAS) role out for practices in Kent & Medway - drop in virtual question and answer session - 16th November 2022, Urgent action required: Patient Access to GP records 1st November 2022, A Message from NHS Kent & Medway: Common themes and trends within CQC inspection reports - When an Inspector Calls, EPC Webinar, Premises Surgery, The 21st Century GP: What's not to love?  GPC National update:  Crisis in general practice, Citizen access to records programme, Survey on how inflation and energy costs are impacting your practice, Seasonal flu payments, Letter from GP for travel with medication, PCN DES opt out window, Concerns about the delivery of anti-viral drug treatment for Covid, Best practice conference, Wellbeing.

Kent LMC Express: 17th October 2022
Important Information: NHS Mail, September Flu Payment Data, Kent & Medway ICB Communication Resource Page, Covid booster for patients with a history of anaphylaxis, Patient online access to GP records, East Kent Maternity Services, General Practice Alert System (GPAS) role out for practices in Kent & Medway - drop in virtual question and answer session - 16th November 2022, Message from the BMA: Inflation Survey, EPC Webinar, Premises Surgery, A message from Kent and Medway’s Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Kent LMC Express: 10th October 2022
GPDP - General Practice Development Plan, General Practice – Winter and Beyond, NHS Kent and Medway Primary Care Team, Patient Online Access to Notes, General Practice Alert System GPAS, General Practice Alert System (GPAS) role out for practices in Kent & Medway - drop in virtual question and answer session, EPC Webinar, GP Appointments in Kent and Medway August 2022 - Poster, How to obtain a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence, Premises Surgery, GPC National Update : General Practice in crisis, Mental Health and Wellbeing, PCN DES opt out window, Survey on how inflation and energy costs are impacting your practice, Citizen access to records programme, Updated flu specification, NHSE vaccination strategy consultation, Proposed repeal of the IR35 tax reforms, Best Practice Show, 12-13 October 2022, NEC Birmingham, GP Committee elections, Music video - A tribute to the NHS.

Kent LMC Express: 3rd October 2022
Updated Flu Specification, Lunchtime Closures, General Practice Alert State (GPAS) ,  Kent and Medway Neighbourhood Transformation Programme , Change in contribution rates & Introduction of the 10-week rule – Important information for locum GPs, Premises Surgery Session - 9th November 2022, Contact details for RA Support,  Kent and Medway Medical School Prize Giving Event

Kent LMC Express: 26th September 2022
Response to Statement from the Health Secretary: 22nd September 2022, General Practice Alert State (GPAS), PCN DES Training Requirements, Kent and Medway GP IT service transition, Patient Online Access to Notes, GPC Update, Private Providers (letter) Premises Surgery Session - 9th November 2022, Kent LMC Annual Conference 29th September 2022.  National update from the GPC:  GPC England meeting, GP pressures, Workload and wellbeing, Wellbeing resources, Suicide prevention - priorities in the next decade – lunchtime webinar, PCN DES question, Vaccines and Immunisations, Email your MP to solve the NHS pension crisis, Advice for managing long COVID with GP staff, Three ways the BMA can support GPs managing HR issues, Best Practice Show, 12-13 October 2022, NEC Birmingham

Kent LMC Express: 20th September 2022
General Practice Alert State (GPAS), Procurement of a new NHS Health Check system - Primary care engagement requested, Premises Surgery Session - 9th November 2022, Kent LMC Annual Conference 29th September 2022

Kent LMC Express: 12th September 2022
Bank Holiday arrangements for Monday 19th September, Managing Workload, Kent LMC Annual Conference 29th September 2022. National Update from the GPC:  Wellbeing resources, NHSE/I Autumn Care Home COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, Digital firearms marker, GP premises update, Inflation and your practice, Accelerating citizen access to records, Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Workforce report briefing, Understanding more about the experience of International Medical Graduate GPs, DHSC Medicine Supply Tool, Best Practice Show, 12-13 October 2022, NEC Birmingham, GPC England committee pages and guidance for practices.

Kent LMC Express: 5th September 2022
Calling all Medway Practices - REMINDER: General Practice Pressures – LMC Virtual Listening Event 7-9pm Thursday 8th September 2022, General Practice Alert State (GPAS) Launches Today! Covid Vaccination – care home payment, GP Appointments in Kent & Medway July 2022 - Poster, How to obtain a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence, Managing Workload, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022

Kent LMC Express: 30th August 2022
General Practice Alert State (GPAS) Reminder – Launch date 5th September 2022, How might the new Trust rules impact primary care? - DR Solicitors, How do you manage capacity and demand? General Practice Appointment data Kent & Medway for July 2022, How to obtain a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022,  National Update from the GPC:  GPC England Officer Team election, GP workload and workforce, COVID Booster, New Flu Enhanced Service Specifications and Flu Collaboration Agreement, Government’s reported plan for GPs to prescribe heating bill discounts is 'beggars belief', Social prescription trial on walking and cycling, GP ‘bureaucracy busting concordat’, PCNs – clarification on CQC registration, Trust registration requirements, Section 49 report guidance, Research priority setting with the General Practice Workforce Survey, Best Practice Show, 12-13 October 2022, NEC Birmingham, England Conference of LMCs 2022, 

Kent LMC Express: 22nd August 2022
General Practice Alert State (GPAS) – Launch date 5th September 2022, Seasonal Influenza Enhanced Service Specification, Trust Registration Service (TRS), GP Appointments in Kent & Medway Poster, Proforma Rejection letter template, General Practice Appointment data Kent & Medway for June 2022, What to Expect from your Hospital Appointment Poster, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022

Kent LMC Express: 15th August 2022
GPAS, Polio Outbreak in London, Online patient Access, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022. National Update from the GPC: GP wellbeing, Polio vaccine - London, Pay transparency update, Changes to COVID-19 Vaccination ES (Phase 5), Patient Lists, GPC England Officer Team election, Best Practice Show.

Kent LMC Express: 8th August 2022
General Practice Alert State (GPAS) – Launch date 5th September 2022, Gender Identity Services in Kent & Medway, Kent LMC Annual  Conference - 29th September 2022, A message from Kent & Medway Primary Care Training Hub: Reducing q FIT rejection rates bite  sized lunch and learn (30 mins) August 10th 1:15pm, Handling difficult situations with compassion - training programme, Manage Your Mind sessions for PCN staff - Dr Farnaaz Sharief

Kent LMC Express: 1st August 2022
General Practice Alert State (GPAS) – Launch date 5th September 2022, EKHUFT/LMC/ICB interface meeting, Kent & Medway GP Board, GP Staff Wellbeing, South East Regional Council BMA Seats, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022. National Update from the GPC:  GPC England meeting update, Join the GPC England Officer Team, DDRB announcement, Workforce, GP patient survey, Unagreed 2022/23 PCN DES requirements, Flu vaccines, Best Practice Show, 12-13 October 2022, NEC Birmingham, GPC England committee pages and guidance for practices, Investigation of deaths in the community/Primary Care – Virtual Conference 28 September 2022, The Caldicott Guardian & Principles in Primary Care – Virtual Conference 4 November 2022. 

Kent LMC Express: 25th July 2022
Medicines Optimisation Scheme 2022-24, NHS George Cross, GPAS Webinar, Legal support for Practices, BP Industrial Action, Practice Manager Forum, Election process for the GPCE (GP committee England) Officer Team

Kent LMC Express: 18th July 2022
GPAS (General Practice Alert State) Webinar, PSA Monitoring, Spirometry, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Duplicate Results, COVID-19 Autumn booster and flu vaccine programme expansion, A Message from NHS Kent & Medway: Primary Care Network (PCN) service and estates toolkit - Kent and Medway launch. National Update from the GPC  Rising covid cases and pressures on health services, New Sessional GPs co-chairs, Rise in GP appointments, Firearms marker in England, Certifying fit notes, Introduction of ICSs, PCN DES opt out window, Inclisiran, Pensions Committee – MP roundtable event and debate, National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021, Medical Women Podcast, BMA committee elections, GPC England committee pages and guidance for practices.

Kent LMC Express: 11th July 2022
Rebuild General Practice, General Practice Alert system (GPAS) - to be launched in September 2022, National Data Opt Out, Medication Optimisation Scheme (MOS), Business Rates - COVID Additional Relief Fund (CARF), Talking Wellness, Public Consultation - review of regulations relating to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Kent Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

Kent LMC Express: 4th July 2022
Advice on GP data sharing into Kent Medical Care Record (KMCR) , BMA ARM 2022 - motion calling for practices to withdraw from PCNs, Rebuild General Practice, FIT Notes, Change to NHS Kent and Medway CCG to Integrated Care Board and invoicing, New CQC Learning Disability training requirements, GP Trainee Committee Elections, Pension Webinar with Paul Gordon, Tuesday 5th July 2022. National Update from the GPC : including ARM 2022, New BMA Council Chair, Warning over GPs leaving NHS, Rebuild General Practice: support the campaign, Access to GP services - house of commons debate, BMA calls for independent review of the GMC referral pathway, Fees calculator, Letter from GP for travel with medication, Fit note update, CVD enhanced service specification, GP Trainees Committee election, Committee of Medical Managers (CMM) elections, BMA employer advisory service

Kent LMC Express: 27th June 2022
Rebuild General Practice, New CQC LD Training Requirements, Meeting the health needs of people arriving in the UK from the Ukraine, Pension Webinar with Paul Gordon Tuesday 5 July 2022, A guide to supervision in KSS Primary Care, A message from Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) : Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

Kent LMC Express: 20th June 2022
Why should practices consider becoming Tier 2 visa sponsors?, Medical Appraisal Guide 2022, Diabetic Eye Screening updates, New to Practice Programme (NTPP) and Fellowships Programme, Pension Webinar with Paul Gordon, Tuesday 5th July 2022, Kent & Medway Respiratory Network - Annual Lung Conference 10th September 2022, A Message from Kent & Medway Cancer Alliance: Skin Cancer Lunch and Learn. National update from the BMA : including Update on NHS Property Services (NHSPS) legal case, Risk assessment for practices, GP Abuse, Rebuild General Practice: 3 ways to show your support, Accelerated access to patient records, Monkeypox, Initial Health Assessment services in support of new arrivals from Ukraine, Safe surgeries survey, Fit Notes, One career, endless opportunities #Choose GP, LMC England conference 2022, BMA annual representative meeting 2022, GPC ARM Elections, BMA Employer Advisory Service, GPC England committee pages and guidance for practices.

Kent LMC Express: 13th June 2022
Next Steps on infection prevention and control (IPC) C1657; to wear a mask or not to wear a mask, that is the question, Suspension of Dr Manjula Arora, Update to accelerating patient access to their GP-held records, A message from the Training Hub: Teaching Safety Netting - Webinar funded by KMPCTH

Kent LMC Express: 6th June 2022
Tackling abuse in general practice, Fuller Stocktake Report, GPC Elections May 2022, CQC Update for Primary Medical and Dental Services: Webinar on Clinical Searches, Vaxzevria - PGD and National Protocol,  Diabetes awareness to support people with mental health conditions: 16th June 2022 National GPC Update

Kent LMC Express: 30th May 2022
New digital and online services requirements: guidance for GP practices, Monkeypox: Information for Primary Care, The Gender Identity Toolkit, Suspension of Dr Manjula Arora, A Message from the CCG: Long Covid Survey,  IT Training

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