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DDLMC WEEKLY UPDATE 06/07/2022


DDLMC WEEKLY UPDATE 06/07/22

DDLMC INFORMATION

Fit Note Information Update

 2022 - Information Update - Fit Notes - 1st July.pdf

From 1 July, new legislation comes into force which allows Nurses, Occupational therapists, Pharmacists, and Physiotherapists to legally certify fit notes, in addition to Doctors. To support this, the government has published guidance to help individuals and employers identify the knowledge, skills and experience required to certify fit notes. We have attached an information update to help summarise the main points of consideration for the update.


Practice Manager LMC Webinar 1 – July 12th 13.00-14.00

Click here to register Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Event details: PM Webinar - Skilled Worker Visa (Tier 2 process) held via ZOOM

Tier 2 Sponsorship process (The skilled worker visa)

During this session we will cover

  • The Skilled Worker application process
  • Hints and tips
  • Tina Hall (PM at Horizon Healthcare) will be sharing her experience and how Tier 2 International Graduates have helped their practice.

We ask that if you have any questions that you email these into the office ddlmc.office@nhs.net so we can cover as much as possible in the webinar.


LOCAL UPDATES

Expression of Interest - GPTF Training and Development Non-Clinical, Reception, Admin & Practice Management Trainers

We are inviting Expressions of Interest to join a small team of individuals that can design, develop and deliver training for our General Practice workforce. This will include non-clinical roles such as admin, reception and management.

GPTF already has an excellent track record delivering our Practice Management Induction and Step-Up Practice Management programmes. We hope this provides an exciting opportunity to expand to other admin and non-clinical workforce roles which adds to our portfolio of clinical education and training.

 https://derbyshirelmc.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/WeeklyBulletin/EVqnzYEwOztFspGgRDlgqisBLVUbzjEu0YLBtedfipZ6Zg?e=kjGsgr


 

Healthwatch Derbyshire Survey

Following feedback from patients Healthwatch Derbyshire (Healthwatch Derbyshire — Your spotlight on local services) is running a survey to learn more about the impact of changes made to the way we access our GP practices, and how these changes have impacted patients.

The survey will be running over the summer months and any feedback received about your practice will be shared with you following the completion of the final report. If you would also like to receive a copy of the final report or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or any of my colleagues using the contact details below.

We will also be running this campaign on our social media channels, so feel free to share those posts on your social media platforms too.


NATIONAL UPDATES

Covid 19 Vaccination Programme Enhanced Service Specification

NHS England have now published an updated enhanced service specification Coronavirus » COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service specification for autumn/winter 2022 for general practice (england.nhs.uk) for the Covid 19 vaccination programme, alongside a covering letter. Practices should note that the programme from September will pay a reduced Item of Service fee of £10.06 per dose. As a result, we strongly recommend that practices review the impact that this funding reduction will have on their ability to undertake the enhanced service. Practices should also be aware that the deadline if they do decide to sign up for the service is 5pm on 14 July.


 

Letters From GP for travel

It has been brought to our attention that some airlines are advising travellers bringing medication in their hand luggage, should bring a letter from their medical practitioner confirming the type of medication and what it is for. We will raise this issue with the airline, but in the meantime, we would remind practices that patients can print off their medical record from the NHS app, or alternatively, practices are able to charge for travel-related requests for information.

 


GPTF DERBYSHIRE – Wraparound Support for Derbyshire General Practice

Practices do You Have a Newly Qualified GP Working in Your Practice?

You may be eligible to join the New to Practice Scheme please visit our website for more information.


 

Join Our Team

GP Colleagues,

  • Are you looking for a new challenge to complement your clinical work?
  • Would you like to help support your fellow colleagues in Derbyshire general practice?
  • Would you be interested in informing and improving the work of GPTF?

GPTF are looking for enthusiastic and skilled GPs to join our team in delivering general practice support across Derbyshire.

We'd love to hear from you, whether you have limited capacity or infinite hours, for a variety of projects and programmes.

Please read the accompanying documents for further information and to indicate your interest.

 Join the Team - GPTF Retention.pdf Expressions of interest EDI fellows _ network leads.docx


 

BOOK NOW: DEN Sessions

We have a new Derbyshire Education Network (DEN) session available to book. This is a free event, held virtually via Zoom. See further details below.

Topic: Children’s Safeguarding Training

Date and Time: Wednesday 10th August 2022 13:30 – 16:30

Speakers: Dr Ruth Bentley, Dr Sandra Ives, Dr Jeremy Gibson

Session Objectives:

  • Legislation and guidance (national and local)
  • Effective interagency working
  • GP practice environment
  • Personal qualities
  • Think family and vulnerability
  • Identify abuse and neglect
  • Respond appropriately
  • Clinical vignettes

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcOChpzoqGNTN4SEiSd1Bm1-oQzpO9b3Z

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


 

Have you Completed Britain's Healthiest Workplace survey?

We hope you agree that it is particularly important to think about our mental and physical wellbeing at this time, given the amount of change that we are all experiencing.

That’s why we, alongside our colleagues across Joined Up Care Derbyshire have signed up to take part in Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, the UK’s largest workplace-wellbeing survey powered by Vitality. We’re encouraging all employees to take part to understand, maintain and improve your health and wellbeing, and to help us understand how we can better support you in doing so. The information you provide will be vital to help us identify priorities over the next year and beyond.

You can access the survey here Survey (medallia.eu)


Who is your Wellbeing Champion?

One of the ambitions set out in the NHS People plan is to encourage all organisations to roll out a network of Wellbeing Champions. There are many benefits to your organisation including improving employee morale, reducing absence rates and supports in building a healthier and more inclusive culture within practice.

We would like to support you with the implementation of this role and have attached a simple handout to inform and guide you on finding and implementing your Wellbeing Champion.


Health Improvement Advisor

Bookable appointments with our Health Improvement Advisor are available for every primary care site with a health improvement advisor to visit in person or virtually.

They will be able to distribute specialist knowledge, raise awareness and promote local and national initiatives to improve wellbeing within your teams.


EVENTS

Free CPD – follow the links to find out more and book your spot!

Derbyshire General Practice Nursing Conference 2022 – GP Task Force Derbyshire 28th September 2022 08:30 – 16:30

South Derbyshire Virtual Job Speed Dating 12th July 2022 18:00 – Onwards

Basic and Paediatric Life Support 19th October 2022 13:00 – 16:00

Basic Life Support – Including AED 19th October 2022 09:30 – 11:30

Adult Safeguarding Update 19th July 2022 19:00 – 20:30


PM Webinars 2022

Webinar 1 – July 12th 13.00-14.00

Click here to register Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Event details: PM Webinar - Skilled Worker Visa (Tier 2 process) held via ZOOM

Tier 2 Sponsorship process (The skilled worker visa)

During this session we will cover

  • The Skilled Worker application process
  • Hints and tips
  • Tina Hall (PM at Horizon Healthcare) will be sharing her experience and how Tier 2 International Graduates have helped their practice.

We ask that if you have any questions that you email these into the office ddlmc.office@nhs.net so we can cover as much as possible in the webinar.

   

Webinar 2 – September 13th 13.00-14.00 NHS Complaints process update

Click here to register Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Event details: PM WEBINAR: NHS Complaints Process Update

The NHS complaints process has recently been updated and our Committee PM – Kerry Martin will be talking us through the changes.

If you would like to share some complaint examples to discuss during the session please let us know by emailing ddlmc.office@nhs.net please ensure the examples are non-identifiable.

Webinar 3 – Tuesday 8th November 13.00-14.00 Maximising dispensing income and PA process

Click here to register Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Event details: PM WEBINAR: November Maximining Dispensing Income and PA Process

This webinar will cover

  • How to ensure you are maximising your Dispensing and PA income
  • Hints and tips that will help you maximise your practice income.

This webinar will be presented by two of our Committee PMs – Tor Siddall and Julie Chaplin.


UHDB – Calling All Leaders in Primary and Secondary Care.

What does 'System' Leadership mean to you?

Do you know who to engage to move things forwards?

Can you put a face to the name of the Clinical Leaders in Secondary Care?

All of the answers to these and many other questions will be waiting with a free lunch included at a primary and secondary care engagement event being held on:

Date: Thursday 14th July 2022 Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE For further information or to book a place, please contact Gail Wandless – gail.wandless@nhs.net


REBUILD GENERAL PRACTICE CAMPAIGN

Parliamentary Event on 15 June, we hosted a drop-in event attended by 21 MPs to raise awareness of the challenges facing General Practice. This was a real opportunity to influence policymakers, and we are pleased that so many MPs were able to join Drs Kieran Sharrock, Katie Bramall-Stainer, Rachel Ward, John Canning and Rob Barnett on the day. You can read more here Rebuild General Practice on Twitter

Rebuild General Practice: 3 ways to show your support

Help us build awareness of the crisis facing general practice. Your support to amplify the message will help make the campaign a success. Here are three ways to get involved.

  1. Sign the ‘Letter to my patients’

Hundreds of GPs have already signed an open letter to our patients - showing them that GPs are on their side. To add your signature, simply email hello@rebuildgp.co.uk with your full name.

  1. Use #RebuildGP

Follow and share content, news, and updates on the campaign Twitter page

  1. Access campaign materials

Contact your LMC for more information and to access campaign materials.


RECRUITMENT

 

To see all vacancies available, please click here.

 

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