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DDLMC News Bulletin - September 2018
|Issue date: 7 September 2018|
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DDLMC Positions & Updates
See DDLMC's Position Statement on Wound Care. Our statement was issued following the Wound Care Position Statement sent to practices by the CCG on Friday 17 August 2018.
Also, see our updated Position Statement on SystmOne/TPP IT Problem here.
Meet the DDLMC Members
The elected members and officers of Derby and Derbyshire LMC remain at the heart of the organisation. Acting under the elected members’ direction, the LMC liaises, engages and negotiates with and between NHS North Midlands, Public Health, Commissioning Managers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and GP Practices.
Click to view the Derby and Derbyshire LMC Member Profiles.
At a recent immunisation training event practices were informed they should be manually recording vaccine fridge temperatures twice daily.
This is contrary to both Public Health England and CQC advice which advocates once daily.
The LMC asked Sarah Mayfield, Screening and Immunisation Manager PHE, for confirmation and have received the following response which confirms that once daily recording is sufficient.
‘It has always been best practice to record and monitor fridge temperatures twice daily, however this is not mandated and recent guidance has erred towards once daily, knowing the pressures that practices are under.
I will ensure that our team gives a consistent message out regarding this at training events.’
DDLMC Recruitment Guide
DDLMC’S GUIDE: SUPPORTING GENERAL PRACTICE RECRUITMENT IN DERBYSHIRE
Recruitment is Tough!
Whether you are searching for a new GP partner, salaried GP, ANP or Practice Manager there are too few applicants and too many practices fighting for the best candidates. We frequently get asked by practices; 'how can we recruit?', so we have compiled this resource pack to help practices navigate their way to recruitment success.
Derby and Derbyshire LMC - Recruitment Services
Our recruitment service is delivered by Lisa Soultana and comes highly recommended by all the GP partners who have used our service. For more information click here.
MAR Chart Completion
We have had a number of queries on a GP’s responsibility to complete Medication Administration Record (MAR) Charts. Click here to view the guidance.
Key messages from Joined up Care Derbyshire (STP)
Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) also known as, Derbyshire’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), brings together NHS organisations and local councils from across the county and city to coordinate health and social care services better to support people to stay well using the resources we have in the most efficient and effective way.
To read the latest update from the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Board please visit https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/.
If you have any questions and would like to suggest what you would like us to cover in this newsletter, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derbyshire Education Network
Introducing Derbyshire Education Network - FREE education sessions for sessional GPs in Chesterfield and Derby.
See the Derbyshire Education Network website for details.
Derbyshire Medical Chambers - LOCUM SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Whether you’re a Locum, Salaried or Partner we are getting an increasing number of sessions requested via Derbyshire Medical Chambers. DMC is a not for profit initiative to provide high quality locums to Derbyshire’s practices.
Please see our website for more details.
Letter to patients RE: Cessation of in-house dressing service
Please see here an example letter template, regarding cessation of in-house dressing service.
NAPC Awards 2018
Do you know an exceptional primary care professional or team? The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) is inviting you recognise their work in the NAPC Awards 2018.
The awards celebrate high standards of care, dedication, integration and innovation in primary care. They recognise amazing people, teams and organisations who have gone the extra mile to provide improved patient care for their communities. Click here to read more.
Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice: Pilot scheme
HEE GP Specialty Recruitment Campaign - Volunteers required
In preparation for the next round 1 of the GP specialty training recruitment campaign, the Recruitment Campaign Team are looking for some willing GPs/GP trainees to draft some different case studies. Click here to read.
GP Career Support Pack
As part of GP retention efforts, NHS England, RCGP and the BMA have developed a GP Career Support Pack that sets out support available at different stages of a GP’s career (e.g. first five, mid-career, nearing retirement, taking a career break and / or needing extra support). The pack is intended to signpost GPs to support available throughout their career with a view to supporting their career and life choices.
NHSE have liaised with the Responsible Officer network in preparing this material, which is also being made available to GP appraisers. GPs are encouraged to liaise with their responsible officer team usually via the appraisal lead to obtain further advice and support on the initiatives and schemes set out in the pack.
The national pack is available for download on the NHS England website here.
Any questions on the GP Career Support Pack can be directed to email@example.com.
Management of Dyspepsia
An amendment to the Clinical Pathway for the Management of Dyspepsia was agreed by the Derbyshire Joint Area Prescribing Committee (JAPC) which came into effect from September 2017.
Click here to view the newly added September Bulletin - Key Messages.
Technical fault with PCSE online queries form
PCSE has asked us to let practices know that due to a technical fault, queries submitted via their online form from 17 July until earlier this week, have not been getting through to their system and cannot be retrieved. The issue has now been resolved, however, if a practice or GP submitted a query in July or August and have not received a response, please resubmit your query using the form in this link. Note that the technical issue did not apply to the follow enquiry types: CET claims, GP payments, GP pensions, Pre-visit notifications.
General Practice Premises Policy Review Blog
Following BMA's previous report that there will be a review of General Practice Premises Policy , and NHS England’s call for solutions, inviting submissions from interested stakeholders, Dr Krishna Kasarareni, GPC Executive member, has written a blog welcoming the review. Read the blog here.
GP Retention Scheme - BMA
As of June 2018, around 295 GPs across England had joined the GP Retention scheme giving them the flexible working options they need to enable them to remain in practice. This scheme could be helpful for a range of GPs, including those who need time to care for family members, those wanting to reduce their hours as they approach retirement or GPs who want to receive educational and development support after a period of absence. In these cases it is worth seriously considering joining this scheme. You can watch this video interview with two GPs explaining how the scheme has helped them to continue practising.
BMA GP UK Newsletter
Read the latest GP UK newsletter here.
Kraft HR Consulting
Kraft’s services are focused around the needs of organisations that don't have in-house HR expertise or need additional capacity or capability. To read more click here.
GP-S – Free Mentoring, Coaching and Signposting Service
All Practice Managers and GPs in Derbyshire can access a free peer mentor within days with GP-S. Click here for more information.
Events and Training
Upcoming Events and Training
Introduction to Line Management - 2 Day 11/09/2018
Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) Masterclass - 11/09/2018
Managing Conflict with Staff - 13/09/2018
Asthma & COPD: Update - 18/09/2018
Mock Inquest - Browne Jacobson - 18/09/2018
Understanding Employment Contracts - 18/09/2018
To see all of the Events and Training Opportunities advertised on our website, please click here.
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