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Are you keen to join the LMC?

LMC representatives are elected for a 3 year term (although we do have some occasional vacancies that occur mid-term). All GPs are informed of forthcoming elections in their constituency in advance. If you are keen to contribute and influence events in your local area we would be pleased to...

BMA Guidance: Locum Fees

Whether you are a locum GP, consultant, or an employer of locum services such as a GP practice or PCO, the BMA have guidance and fees to help with your negotiations. Advice for locums Negotiate your fee and the expenses you can claim for Use the locum fees calculator Locum agreements in...

CWJ Employment Law Helpline

Tel: 01689 887840 Free advice available from a team of Employment Law specialists from Clarkson Wright & Jakes on all employment issues affecting your Practice. Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd Valiant House 12 Knoll Rise Orpington Kent BR6 0PG Tel: 01689 887840 Fax: 01689 887888 E-mail:...

CWJ Employment Law template contracts and policies

Clarkson Wright & Jakes have recently reviewed and updated the template contracts and policies to ensure they comply fully with current employment law and practice and CQC requirements. The following documents are now available on the KMGP Website: Policies: Social Media Policy Retirement...

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks and Updates

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/contact-disclosure-and-barring-service Applying for a DBS check as a GP As a GP you may need a DBS check to join a performers list or because you are working as a locum. The rules on DBS checks...

Freedom to Speak Up (Whistleblowing) Guidance for Primary Care January 2020

NHS England has published guidance on Freedom to Speak up (also known as whistleblowing), which can be found at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/whistleblowing-guidance.pdf The guidance also contains a template policy.

GP Retention Scheme

The GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. The GP Retention Scheme replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016. The scheme continues to be managed jointly by the local...

Job Planning: GPC Guidance for GPs

Job plans are annual agreements that translate expectations of employee and employer into a working schedule. They ensure that the post delivers its aims and the requirements of the contract of employment are met, including provision for CPD. They set out: What work you do for the trust When...

Key Worker Letter

It is possible that practice staff will be stopped by police as they check whether people have a reason not to stay at home. The CCG has prepared a draft template letter with the LMC that you can issue to staff. It explains the bearer of the letter is a key worker and needs to be able to travel.

Mediation & Counselling Services

We regret to inform you, despite the LMC's best efforts, that contracts for both counselling and mediation lapsed and there are no immediate plans for these services to be commissioned by NHSE. We have detailed below organisation who provide services to practices - please bear in mind practices...

New Digital Staff Bank

Kent & Medway has partnered with Lantum to build a new, digital staff bank Kent & Medway ICS has chosen Lantum as a partner to create a system-wide, multidisciplinary staff bank. The digital staff bank will transform how you manage your workforce by giving your practice access to a larger pool...

NHS Guidance: Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of nhs general practice clinical work

This guidance document provides a framework for the management of doctors on the NHS England Medical Performers List who are undertaking a low volume (defined as fewer than 40 sessions per annum) of NHS General Practice (GP) clinical...

NHS Property Services

Advice on strategic estates management and infrastructure and management of new premises developments, refurbishments and improvements. Core Business This is essentially the landlord and advisory services that Primary Care Trust estates teams either provide or manage almost without exception...

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Are your nurses registered? Following a recent incident all practices in Kent and Medway have been asked to check that all nurses working for them are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC register is a key tool in protecting the public and nurses and midwives cannot...

Occupational Health Service for GPs

A new occupational health service has been commissioned by NHS England and is now available to NHS GPs working across the South of England. The Heales Medical Group, an established provider of occupational health services began delivering the new service on 1 April 2017,...

Part-Time Employee Annual Leave Calculator

Below is a small spreadsheet that will calculate the amount of leave for part time staff. This should ensure that all staff are treated equally. However it does mean that part time staff who work say only on a Monday and a Tuesday may find that in terms of Statutory Holiday entitlement that they...