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DDLMC Weekly Update 15/06/2022







Secondary Care To Primary Care Workload Shift Data Gathering

DDLMC are asking if you could take some time to share examples of unnecessary workload transfer from secondary care, from UHDB, CRH and SHH. Please send non-patient identifiable examples to ddlmc.office@nhs.net . We will be collating these examples and then feeding these into the relevant meetings that the LMC attends.

There will be no closing date for these examples. We will continue to collate these as evidence at meetings in order to improve the secondary to primary care workload.

Accurate Coding Of Diabetic Patients Issue (to complete the validation of your patients by 11th of July 2022)

We have been contacted by practices with regards to the request by General Medical Advice and Support Team (GMAST) to review codes for the identification of eligible individuals for diabetic eye screening.

We have raised this at a national level as Derbyshire is not alone in receiving this request. We have also raised this with the CCG whose response is “We have contacted colleagues at the Screening and Immunisations team who have been able to confirm that this activity is considered as core work, so there is no additional payment offered for completion of it.”

Whilst we understand it is frustrating and creates additional workload, the request is classed as core work and no further funding will be allocated to support the work. There is an opportunity to increase QOF prevalence and it is also an opportunity for improving data quality.

Any enquires regarding SEFT please contact seft.team@nhs.net. For any other queries about the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening programme, please contact your local screening and immunisation team or email the central DES team england.phs7apmo@nhs.net

Networking Events for Practice & PCN Managers

DDLMC & GPTF are jointly hosting two half day networking events for Practice & PCN Managers. These will be split across North and South of the county.

SOUTH EVENT Derby Conference Centre (7th September 2022) 12.30-16.00 lunch included.

Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Event details: DDLMC/ GPTF Practice Manager Face To Face Networking Events (North)

NORTH EVENT Bakewell Agricultural Centre (28th September 2022) 12.30-16.00 lunch included.

Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Event details: DDLMC/ GPTF Practice Manager Face To Face Networking Event (South)

Both will offer the same content, so please attend any location convenient to you.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity to network, provide mutual support, share good practice as well as a short educational session. Registration is open, please save the date to your calendar. The agenda will be circulated as soon as we have confirmed speakers.


Practice Liaison Team Contact Detail Update

Please see contact numbers below for the Practice Liaison Team:

Susanne Croll – Practice Liaison and Contracts Officer 07983568374

Hayley Scott – Practice Liaison Officer 07908554089


All queries should be emailed to ddlmc.office@nhs.net


Susanne and Hayley are happy to attend your Practice or PCN meeting.



Partnership Agreements - The Latest Issues You Need To Know

In this webinar Oliver Pool addresses the legal issues that many practices have faced over the past couple of years and how those pitfalls can be avoided by other practices, particularly through amendments to the partnership agreements. This session covers the latest key changes in :-

  • Joining of new partners
  • Exiting of current partners
  • When do you (don’t you) need to update the partnership agreements
  • Valuation disputes and how to avoid them
  • Pros and cons of last man standing clauses

Request From Secondary Care for Zostavax Process

Rheumatology have been sending requests to General Practice asking them to administer Zostavax (Shingles vaccine) before they can begin treatment. These patients usually fall outside of the agreed PGD and specs.

We have requested a process be drawn up by the CCG, which can be found here  Vaccination outside commissioned cohorts (attached document below).

If you have any queries around the processor IOS payment then please email ddccg.primarycarequalityteam@nhs.net


Delayed Contractual Changes for Deceased Patient Records

NHSE have confirmed that the contractual changes for the management of deceased patient records have yet to take effect. This is due to required legislative and system changes remaining outstanding, meaning that practices should continue printing and sending the full records to PCSE until NHSE notifies otherwise.

PCSE will also retain the obligation to process AHRA requests it receives directly until that time. As this was not explained at the outset, it has been raised with NHSE. They have confirmed that neither elements of the changes regarding deceased patient records have yet to come into effect. They wouldn’t be drawn on when exactly they will but suggested that it would be after July. They have committed to informing the profession when that happens.




NHS Smartcard Renewal Pressures

NHS Digital are expecting a large influx of NHS smartcard renewal requests in the next four weeks. If any practice staff have received automated messages that their smartcards are due for renewal they are encouraged to self-renew as soon as possible. NHS Digital have guidance on how to self-renew which can be found here.


NHSE & NHSI COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Support Bulletin – Issue 34

The aim of the information enclosed in the bulletin is to summarise the key requirements in line with national policy and guidance and provide latest information.

NHSE_&_NHSI_COVID_19_Vaccination_Bulletin_34.pdf (derbyshiremedicinesmanagement.nhs.uk)

GPTF DERBYSHIRE – Wraparound Support for Derbyshire General Practice

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. Expressions of interest EDI fellows _ network leads.

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:


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.


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

DEN – Common Mental Health Issues in Older Adults – GP Task Force Derbyshire 21st June 2022 19:00 – 20:30

S1 and Productivity Session – GP Task Force Derbyshire 29th June 2022 12:00 – 13:00

Heart & Lung Assessment Masterclass – GP Task Force Derbyshire Thursday 30th June & Friday 1st July 2022 | 9:00am to 4:00pm

30th June 2022 13:00 – 14:00

Derbyshire General Practice Nursing Conference 2022 – GP Task Force Derbyshire 28th September 2022 08:30 – 16:3028th September 2022 08:30 – 16:30


Return to Work Drop in Session

RTW Drop-in June 2022.pdf

Calling All GPs Returning from an extended period of leave. If you have been on an extended period of leave for > 3m e.g. parental leave, sick leave it can be difficult to feel confident when returning to work. GPTF in association with the Nottingham Phoenix Programme invite you to attend a ‘Return to Work’ drop in session.

Please find attached flyer for further information.

Please remember there is a wealth of support about long -term leave, whether planned or unplanned, on our GP Pause mini-site.


To see all vacancies available, please click here

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