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Kent LMC Express Weekly 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, 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 – Cov

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