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Updated DDLMC Position Statement regarding the 2017-18 GP Contract - Sickness Reimbursement

Derby and Derbyshire LMC members have reviewed and digested the 2017/18 GP Contract, announced on 7 February 2017. We present to you our summary, and thoughts on the contract here.

Message to all GPs in England on changes to the GP contract for 2017/18, from the Chair of the GPC, Dr Chaand Nagpaul here.

 

DDLMC position statement regarding the 'referral ban' and our response here.

CCG drops plan to save money by postponing outpatient appointments.

 

Can you help us learn about the impact of advice services in health settings?

Citizens Advice are undertaking research to understand the impact of advice provision in primary care settings. As part of this, Citizens Advice are conducting a short survey with GPs. Your feedback is incredibly valuable and this online survey should only take about 5 minutes, or less, to complete.

You can also provide feedback or get involved in this research directly by contacting impact@citizensadvice.org.uk

Long link to GP survey:

Derbyshire specific: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/adviceinhealthsettings

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We make sure that while serving the public GPs are able to uphold appropriate standards of practice, and enjoy a standard of living commensurate with their profession, commitment and training.

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Derby and Derbyshire LMC has a major role to play in the provision of primary care and offers a unique position of influence within the NHS. 

With 100 years of corporate intelligence and memory, we are very experienced in a wide range of GP practice issues – if in doubt, contact us.