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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 , Message from CSU: EMIS training webinars, Message from the Training Hubs: Are you looking to recruit a Nurse in your practice/PCN?.

Kent LMC Express: 23rd May 2022
Spirometry, LMC and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust Interface meeting, A message from NHSE/I: Tell us how you are – Primary Care Wellbeing Survey, Kent & Medway Support Circles, Updates to the Primary Care Policy and Guidance Manual, Message from the Training Hubs: Are you looking to recruit a Nurse in your practice/PCN? ( new to practice Programme Brochure and Flyer ), National GPC Update

Kent LMC Express: 16th May 2022
Integrated Care Board Nominations for GP Partner Members, Kent and Medway ICS Structure, At Scale working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 18th May 2022 at 12.30pmPSA Update

Kent LMC Express: 9th May 2022
Kent LMC Annual Report 2021/22, Highlights from the Full LMC Meeting, CQC Inspections,  Simulation Training for HCPs in Primary Care , A message from the Cameron Fund, The GMC: Have your say on Fitness to Practice and Good Medical Practice Guidance Virtual Online Event - Wednesday 11 May 2022, 6.30pm - 7.35pm, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022 and the National GPC Update .

Kent LMC Express: 3rd May 2022
Welcome to Kay Acott, 2 Kent GPs elected to BMA UK Elections, General Practice resilience programme (GPRP) 2022/23, Important updates NHSE&I, How to keep yourself up to date with the latest changes in general practice, Lung Cancer Lunch and Learn 4th May 2022, PLT Arrangements - a message from the Kent & Medway Primary Care Training Hub, PCN DES IIF (Investment and Impact Fund), At Scale working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 18th May 2022 at 12.30pm, Kent LMC Annual Conference - 29th September 2022, Invitation to nominate ICB Board GP Member

Kent LMC Express: 25th April 2022
Changes to the Fit Note, The benefit system: A short guide for GPs, In2medschool - widening participation in medical education, CQC Inspections Restarted.  National Update from the GPC : PCN DES, Rebuild General Practice campaign, BMA campaign for fair pay, Infection Prevention Control in healthcare settings, Arrivals from Ukraine – advice for primary care, National flu immunisation programme 2022/23, GP Trainees Committee - Elections Open

Kent LMC Express: 19th April 2022
Summary of all GP contract changes England 2022/23, PCN DES Summary of Changes for 2022/23, QoF targets for Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations, Reminder: Information Law Webinar with DR Solicitors - Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 12.30pm, Reminder: At Scale working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 18th May 2022 at 12.30pm

Kent LMC Express: 11th April 2022
Information Law Webinar with DR Solicitors - Wednesday 20 April 2022 at 12.30pm, At Scale Working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 18 May 2022 at 12.30pm; and National Update from the GPC.

Kent LMC Express: 4th April 2022
Covid-19 and Facemasks, Patient Access to Records, PCQS - Spirometry, Flu changes and impact on orders, Living with COVID-19 testing update, Kent GPC Representative Elections, Information Law Webinar with DR Solicitors - Wednesday 20 April 2022 at 12.30pm, At Scale Working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 18 May 2022 at 12.30pm, National Data Opt-out Extended, Review of Current GP Representative structure: A Message from the Chair of GPDF, MCH Liaison Meeting March 2022

Kent LMC Express: 28th March 2022
Housebound Flu LES 21/22 - last opportunity to claim (fist published CCG bulletin 24th March 2022),  CQRS 6 month deadline for vaccs & imms claims to be reinstated , Message from Dr Alistair Challiner, Lead Medical Examiner and Consultant in Anaesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine, Medway Medical Examiner Office,  Covid-19 System Staff Risk Assessment v4.1 24th March 2022 , PCQS, National Update from the BMA

Kent LMC Express: 21st March 2022
Rebuild General Practice – national campaign in support of general practice Enhanced Service Specification COVID-19 vaccination programme: phase 3 2021/22 and phase 4 2022/23 , Safe Working in General Practice, Pushing Back on Inappropriate Workload,  BSMS and KMMS half-day Colloquium - Wednesday 30th March 2022 IRIS Domestic Abuse programme in Swale , Kent and Medway System Staff Covid-19 Risk Assessment: Contact with Positive Covid-19- V4.0, Delay to Online Access to Records, Lateral Flow Tests, Kent GPC Representative Elections, Information Law Webinar with DR Solicitors - Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 12.30pm, At Scale working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 28th May 2022 at 12.30pm

Kent LMC Express: 14th March 2022
EKHUFT Covid Laptops, Update - Verification of death, Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) and Cremation form 4 from 25th March 2022 NHS Health Checks, National Update from the BMA 

Kent LMC Express: 7th March 2022
GP Staff Training Team (GPSTT) Update, KMPT and NELFT Interface Meetings, K&M GP Board Summary/PCN Incorporation Workshop, Health or adult social care? Where to refer guidance for GPs , Staff Development and Placement Opportunities – a Message on behalf of the Training Hubs, Fuel Support Scheme , Information Law Webinar with DR Solicitors - Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 12.30pm, At Scale working: Practice mergers, super-partnerships, federations and PCNs Webinar: 28th May 2022 at 12.30pm, Ongoing provision of PPE, NHS seasonal flu vaccine programme – advice and reimbursement guidance for the 2022/23 season, At Your Service: A proposal to reform general practice and enable digital healthcare at scale

Kent LMC Express: 28th February 2022
Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) survey, Information Law Webinar, Do practices need to have their doors open? Wearing masks in general practice, Kent LMC Annual Conference – Save the Date! Sessional GPs Type 2 Pension Forms, National update from the BMA .

Kent LMC Express: 21st February 2022
Kent & Medway Care Record (KMCR) and DOCMAN sharing is live (update article of 7th February), Kent and Medway CCG and LMC Liaison meeting, 17 February 2022, Winter Access Fund, CQC Inspections

Kent LMC Express: 14th February 2022
Covid – Face Mask Exemption and ‘Fit to Fly’ letters, Travel Vaccinations, General practice appointments: December 2021

Kent LMC Express: 7th February 2022
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Primary Care Protected Learning Times (PLT) Feb/March 2022 reminder to cancel your CCAS 111 slots, Elections to GPC are taking place in your region, want to get involved?, Primary Care Quality Standard – Spirometry, GP Registration for undocumented patients, Kent & Medway Care Record (KMCR) and DOCMAN sharing is live

Kent LMC Express: 31st January 2022
Government may u-turn on vaccine requirement, Summary of latest guidance on VCOD, VCOD Survey – numbers of staff affected by VCOD requirements

Kent LMC Express: 24th January 2022
COVID vaccinations as a condition of employment (VCOD) – Update, Walk-in Vaccination Centres in Kent and Medway, VCOD Webinars, A guide to holding compassionate conversations with colleagues concerned about the Covid-19 vaccine  and 1 page summary – by NHSEI, Anti-vax claims of open criminal investigation, Positive Lateral Flow Device test results, New routine referrals (Not Two Week Wait / rapid access)  to hospital outpatients via NHS e-Referral Service (eRS) formally known as Choose & Book, Contact number for patient enquires about waiting times for appointments/procedures/scans with AccuRx message, Emergencies in Primary Care Simulation Day, Update on GP roll-out of NHSE Medical Examiner (ME) System to scrutinise non-coronial deaths. GPC Update 20 January 2022

Kent LMC Express: 17th January 2022
EKHUFT, Kent and Medway CCG, and LMC Liaison Meeting, Primary Care Quality Standard, GPC Update for LMCs 13 January 2022 , Requirement for COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment , Template letter to unvaccinated staff , Covid Vaccination Exemption, Kent & Medway Training Hubs

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 10 January 2022
Next steps for general practice in 2022 – message from Farah Jameel, Chair of GPC England, Protecting Yourself, Reporting COVID-19 outbreaks and staffing pressures in General Practice, Self-isolation and access to PCR and lateral flow tests, Combined paediatric and adult respiratory clinical assessment services hubs (RCAS), NHSEI Guidance on assessment of COVID 19 patients in General Practice, Pulse Oximetry @ Home, Covid Virtual Wards (CVW) and Hospital at Home, New COVID-19 treatments, Hospital discharge and support for general practice and community care, DHSC’s requirement for vaccination as a condition of employment.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 20 December 2021
Message from Dr Farah Jameel, Chair of GPC England, Impact of COVID-19 omicron variant and vaccination deployment, COVID-19 vaccination programme, Vaccination as a condition for deployment in the healthcare sector, Exemptions from self-isolation of fully vaccinated staff members identified as a contact of a case, Covid-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance,  Firearms licensing guidance , Private provider requests for investigations under the NHS, Prescription charge waiver for COVID-19 antivirals and therapeutic clinical trials, Pathway for treatment of high risk patients with Covid, using monoclonal antibodies.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 13th December 2021
Temporary GP contract changes to support Winter pressures and the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme - Message from the BMA, Pandemic response - Plan B,  Communications Toolkit for Covid Booster Programme , Moving vaccines within a PCN grouping, UK's most vulnerable people to receive life-saving COVID-19 treatments in the community, Supporting general practice, New to Partnership Payment Scheme (N2PP), Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 6th December 2021
Clarification re NHSEI Covid Vaccination Booster Programme Support Offer 3.12.21, GP representatives required for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley area, GP clinical lead for Kent and Medway dermatology procurement, Changes to QOF and IIF - Message from Dr Farah Jameel, GPC Chair, Additional funding for COVID vaccination programme – but more support is needed (England), New COVID-19 Omicron variant – new measures and booster programme extension, BMA report: Weathering the storm, Joint statement on Inclisiran, Integrated care systems – primary care (England), LMC England conference 2021 – resolutions, Supporting general practice

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 29th November 2021
South East Coast Ambulances (SECAM) use of Kent & Medway Care Record (KMCR) update work in progress, Lloyd George Notes Digitisation Programme, Access to Records Programme Update, LMC Conference 2021, Health Select Committee Inquiry into the future of general practice, Supporting general practice against abuse, Your wellbeing, Updated infection control guidance (UK), GP appointment data, Updated PGD and national Protocols for COVID vaccination programme, New interactive ESA 113

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 22nd November 2021
Message from Dr Farah Jameel, New Chair of GPC England, Dr Farah Jameel's Report from GPC England meeting - 8 November 2021, GP earnings declaration, Supporting general practice against abuse, COVID-19 vaccinations, Vaccination Data Resolution Service (VDRS), Health Select Committee inquiry into the future of general practice

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 15th November 2021
GP earnings threshold (England), COVID-19 vaccination - condition of deployment for health and social care workers, COVID-19 vaccination fee increase for the housebound, Antibiotic prescribing by GPs in England has fallen, Curing the sickness in the system - understanding and eradicating bullying in the NHS – webinar.

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 8th November 2021
Summary of Emergency meeting regarding Industrial Action, 3/11/21, General Practice Pay Transparency, CCG/LMC Finance Workshop 16th November 2021, Free Premises Surgery, Health and Wellbeing support for staff, ( how to register ) Indicative ballot of practices on potential action, Response from the Secretary of State on the Government 'access package', From Dr Richard Vautrey - GPC England Chair stepping down, Supporting general practice against abuse, BMA Virtual GP parliamentary drop in event, Patient online access to records, New GP Workforce Data (England), NHS Confederation - an open letter to primary care, BMA Webinar - The Health and Care Bill, Postvention training: Assisting those bereaved by suicide - 8th December 2021

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 1st November 2021
CCG/LMC Finance Workshop 16th November 2021, Free Premises Surgery, Workforce Resilience - tell us what you need!, Perinatal Mental Health Community Service, Cameron Fund Christmas Appeal, Kent and Medway Mental Health and Wellbeing portal for staff, BMA to undertake an indicative ballot of practices on potential action, Supporting general practice against abuse, Covid vaccination medical exemption certification, Your wellbeing, BMA Webinar - The Health and Care Bill (England), Research on providing annual health checks for autistic people (England), BMA Covid-19 Guidance

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 25th October 2021
Kent & Medway Finance Update, A Medway Hospital Medical Director Grand Round in collaboration with Kent Local Medical Committee: A day in the life of GP Practice: Presented by Dr Julian Spinks, Chair of Medway Practice Alliance - October 26th 2021 – 1pm – 2pm, Workforce Resilience - tell us what you need!, Cameron Fund, Overwhelming rejection of government’s ‘rescue package’, Workload control in general practice, Analysis of NHSE/I ‘rescue package’, GP declaration of earnings guidance, Supporting general practice against abuse, COVID vaccinations, Government COVID antiviral strategy, COVID-19 medical exemptions, PCN survey, Management of IBS in primary care – survey

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 18th October 2021
A Medway Hospital Medical Director Grand Round in collaboration with Kent Local Medical Committee: A day in the life of GP Practice: Presented by Dr Julian Spinks, Chair of Medway Practice Alliance - October 26th 2021 – 1pm – 2pm, Workforce Resilience - tell us what you need! Government’s ‘rescue package’ out of touch with GP crisis, Your wellbeing, Workload Control in General Practice, Infection control recommendations for primary care, New GP workforce data, Supporting general practice against abuse, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Flu vaccination guidance on accessing centrally supplied flu stock, PCN Clinical Director survey

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 11th October 2021
GP Pressures, Society for Assistance of Medical Families (SMF), Workforce Resilience - tell us what you need! Medical Director-Professional Development and Quality, Hospital Contacts for secondary care/waiting list issues, Infection control update, Extension of block payment until 31.12.21, Survey on General Practice response to the current crisis, Support your surgery campaign, GP Pay Transparency – NHSE/I Guidance, GP Appointment data, COVID-19 Vaccination PGD and national protocol (England), Mitigating the effect of dispensing fees cut

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 4th October 2021
Workforce Resilience-tell us what you need!, GP appointment data for August 2021, Tackling abuse and aggression towards GPs - Mark Sandford-Wood , GPC Deputy Chair GPC England, Support your surgery campaign, COVID-19 vaccinations, Flu vaccinations for primary care contractors and frontline staff, GP recruitment campaign 2021 (England), NHS 111 Booking into General Practice, Medicines delivery service extension (England), Black History Month 1st-31st October

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletter 27th September 2021
Kent & Medway Leadership Programme, Tackling abuse and meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - message from Richard Vautrey, Support your surgery campaign, GPC UK meeting update, Support for GPs, COVID vaccinations, End of the shielding programme and closure of the Shielded Patient List (SPL), Pension deductions by PCSE

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,

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Public Health

NHS England Enhanced Services Influenza Specifications - These enhanced service specifications are directed at GP practices delivering...

LMC Express 1-31st July 2021

Pressures in General Practice, Kent & Medway CCG/LMC Liaison, LMC Elections 2021, KCHFT Interface Meeting, Kent & Medway Lead Practice...

About GPAS

General Practice Alert system (GPAS) - to be launched in September 2022 Hospital trusts use Operating Pressures Escalation Level (OPEL)...

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (CVP)

Covid Vaccination Allery Pathway (January 2022) Patient group direction for Comirnaty® (Pfizer BioNTech) This Patient Group...