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Cyber-attack - Extended Hours DES Victory
As you know, one of Derby and Derbyshire LMC priorities during and since the LMC conference has been campaigning for a fair deal for practices affected by the NHS cyber-attack in May 2017.
Following the incident, local practices raised the important issue regarding the Extended Hours DES. Commissioners were insisting that practices should make up the missed extended opening hours in the second quarter due to the cyber-attack.
The LMC raised this with GPC, stating that this is not acceptable as it was out of the control of practices. Following this, NHS England has now asked their local offices to liaise with commissioners and ensure it is seen as exceptional circumstances and not practice decision/error.
As a direct result commissioners are being advised to waive action on this occasion with no negative impact on the associated funding for the DES.
Our work is not done yet, we are waiting to hear back regarding the larger issue of compensation for practices, and we will share this with you once more news received.
Primary and Secondary Care Interface Guidance
Please follow link to access the guidance document which describes the key national requirements which clinicians and managers across the NHS need to be aware of aimed at improving the interface between primary and secondary care.
GPFV Submission from Derbyshire
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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.
Our position of influence
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.
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