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GP Federation Network Event May 2017

On 4 March GPs from across Kent and Medway gathered in Maidstone to attend a networking event organised by Kent LMC. The purpose of the day was to hear real examples of GPs working together and delivering general practice at scale and to hear the lessons - both positive and negative – and the...

BMA Update on co-commissioning of primary care: guidance for CCG member practices and LMCs

The BMA has produced the following update: BMA update on co-commissioning

BMA Urgent Prescription for General Practice

General Practice is facing some of its toughest challenges. The BMA's Urgent Prescription for General Practice highlights the issues and provides some practical advice on how to meet the challenges. http://www.bma.org.uk/working-for-change/urgent-prescription-for-general-practice

Full LMC Meeting Newsletter - June 2017

Primary Care Support England (PCSE), GP Staff Training Team, Buff Sheets, Verbal Report from Sessional Pre-Meeting 15th June 2017, Annual Conference of LMCs, Edinburgh – May 2017, Sustainability & Transformation Partnership (STP), General Practice Defence Fund (GPDF)

Full LMC Newsletter - September 2017

Implementation of the 2017/19 changes to the Standard Hospital Contract, Kent LMC Conference 11th October 2017, GPDF AGM, LMC UK Conference – Liverpool, 9th March 2018, Sessional Sub-Committee Meeting 7th September 2017, GP Staff Training Annual Report 2016/17, Workforce Data Tool – Access at a...

Full LMC Newsletter August 2015

Flu (Housebound), Premises, Primary Care Infrastructure Fund, Premises/Business Rates, NHSPS Lease/Service Charge, Premises Cost Directions 2015, Collaborative Fees, Appraisal Standards, KPCA - Capita working with Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE), LARC, Buff Forms (Community Nurse...

Full LMC Newsletter February 2015

Flu (Housebound), Out of Area Registration, Local Authority Payments, LARC update, Primary Care Infrastructure Fund, GPC Report, Debate: Opportunities and Implications of the Five Year Forward View for general practice and the LMC, Quality First: Managing Workload to deliver safe patient care,...

Full LMC Newsletter June 2014

Appointment of Observers, Domiciliary Dentistry, Flu (Housebound), National Review of FHS (KPCA), Interpretation Services, PMS Reviews, MPIG Outliers, CQC, Courier Charges, Local Authority Payments, 2013/14 Statutory and Voluntary Levy Accounts, Co-Commissioning of Primary Care Services, Kent &...

Full LMC Newsletter- January 2017

Urgent items under any other business: Tamiflu, Firearms Licencing, Primary Care Support England (PCSE), Reports from Sub-Committees, GP Forward View (GPFV), GP Development Fund, Estates, Technology and Transformation Fund (ETTF), CCG Submissions, STP, Prime Minister’s Statement: Deepening...

General Practice Forward View (Updated March 2017)

The BMA website has been updated with a specific section for the GP Forward View. They have pulled everything into one hub page and any updates/new information/guidance specific to the GP Forward View will be linked through this central...

General Practice Resilience Programme

NHS England has published details of its General Practice Resilience Programme. This document sets out the extent of NHS England's commitment to supporting and stabilise practices in difficulty. The programme will benefit from £40m investment over 4 years. In 2016/17 there is £16m availabe to...

GP Forward View - Where we Are now, Dr Robert Varnam

Presentation from Kent LMC Annual Conference, 11th October 2017

Guides to Community Pharmacy and Pharmacy Regulations 2013

The BMA has produced two excellent documents in conjunction with the NHSE and PSNC. One is a Guide to GP Practices aimed at Community Pharmacists. The other is a Guide to Community Pharmacies for GPs. Both are excellent summaries of how each business works in terms of funding, contracting ,...

In Touch - January 2017

Early thoughts on the draft MCP Contract, Managing Workload, Reducing the size of your Inbox, Federation Network, Whistleblowing Guardian, All Referrals to be Electronic! GP Forward View (GPFV) Update, Kent LMC Election of Representatives 2017-2020, Diabetic Eye Screening Service, Well Done Kent...

In Touch - January 2016

Reflections from the Special LMC Conference-January 2016, Drs John Allingham, Zishan Syed, Amit Kumar & Caroline Rickard, Premises/CCG Estates Strategy, Merger Workshop, Latest Guidance on Zika Virus, Kent Primary Care Agency, Do you really need to make an Individual Funding Request (IFR)?,...

In Touch December 2014

Five Year Forward View (FYFV), The future of Out of Hospital Care in Kent, Next Steps Towards Primary Care Co-Commissioning, Phase Worldwide in Nepal, What have the LMC ever done for us?, NHS 111 in Kent & Medway-20 months after the start, CWJ Template Contracts & Policies, Workforce Planning...

LMC policy on the Multi-specialty Community Provider Contract

Please follow the link below to see Kent Local Medical Committee's policy on the draft MCP contract.

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford April 2014

Private Providers working in an NHS Environment, Delay in Letters from EKHUFT, Prescribing Incentive Scheme, Mental Health Services - CAMHS, Primary Care Tutor, IT Steering Group, Re-organisation of CCGs, Commissioning Plans, Enhanced Services Update, Community Services Review, Out of Hours...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford January 2015

Mental Health Care (ASD), Primary Care Workforce Tutor, Flu Vaccinations (Housebound), Shared Care Prescribing Agreement, Primary Care Strategy Update - Workforce, Workforce Planning Tool, Co-Commissioning, Five Year Forward View, Anticoagulation, Out of Area Registration, LARC, Mental Health...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford May 2015

GPwSI Accreditation, Housebound Flu Vaccinations Update, Pharmacists providing Housebound Flu vaccinations, Primary Care Strategy Update, Workforce, Workforce Tool, Multi-speciality Community Providers (MCPs), Enhanced Services Update, Diabetes, Aged 75 and over, Anti-Coagulation, Prescribing...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford September 2015

GPwSI Accreditation, Housebound Flu Vaccinations Update, Engagement Schemes, Workforce Tool Update, Co-Commissioning, Vanguard Update (Canterbury CCG), Community Education Provider Network (CEPN), Anti-Coagulation, Diabetes, SMS Services for Practices.

Making Connections in DGS CCG September 2015

IFR Application Process, Cuts to Social Care and DVH - Anne Tidmarsh, Director of Older People and Physical Disability, Workforce Tool Update, Co-Commissioning Update, Community Education Provider Network (CEPNs), Enhanced Services Update, SMS Services for Practices post 30th September 2015,...

Making Connections in DGS May 2014

Imaging, IFR Process, PwSI, Frequency of Phlebotomy Collections, Primary Care Strategy, Enhanced Services, Shared Care of Dementia Drugs, Denosumab Shared Care, Melatonin Prescribing Guidelines, District Nursing/Flu (Housebound), £5 per Patient, Promoting Collaborative Working in Primary Care

Making Connections in DGS May 2015

PwSI Accreditation, Imaging update, Prime Minister's Challenge Fund, Cuts to Social Care and DVH, Primary Care Strategy Update, Workforce and Sustainable General Practice, Workforce Planning Tool, Co-commissioning, Community Education Provider Network (CEPNs), Enhanced Services Update, Quality...

Making Connections in DGS May 2016

PMS Review, GP Forward View, Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), GP Variation, Treatment Room LES - Wound Care Survey Results

Making Connections in DGS October 2014

Flu Vaccinations (Housebound), Imaging, PwSI, Frequency of Phlebotomy Collections, District Nursing & Community Contract, Navigators, Queen Mary's Hospital, Primary Care Strategy - Workforce, Co-commissioning, Enhanced Services Update - LARC, Shared Care, Safeguarding, LMC Annual Conference

New Care Models Programme Monthly Stakeholder Bulletin - March 2016

New Care Models Programme's Monthly Stakeholder Bulletin

Publication of Voluntary MCP Contract

NHS England has now published and is consulting on a draft version of the voluntary Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model contract. We encourage you to take up the opportunity to feedback either to the LMC or direct to NHS England about this significant development affecting general...