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DDLMC News Bulletin - October 2018

Issue date: 11 October 2018

DDLMC Positions & Updates

See DDLMC's latest Position Statement on Mental Health Practice Agreements.

See all of our Position Statements and Information Updates.

Registered Patients Using Walk in Services in Other Practices

Registered patients requesting appointments at other practices outside of extended access arrangements;

Within Derbyshire, we have had some recent examples of patients who are registered at a Derbyshire practice and who are trying to access walk in services at other local practices within their area. Can we remind practices that this does not fall under temporary resident status as the patient has not had a change to their home address and they are already accessing essential services within their local registered practice.

If this occurs the patient should be referred back to their registered practice or if the patient is within the practice catchment, they may choose to fully register at the new practice, they cannot register as a temporary patient.

Click here to read full information.

National Healthwatch Award Results - Peartree Medical Centre

We would like to offer our congratulations to Peartree Medical Centre for their recent success in the National Healthwatch Award to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. Healthwatch have created this special award to recognise the health and social care organisations that have put people first. Nominations were put forward by local Healthwatch groups. At the Awards Ceremony this week we are delighted to say that Peartree Medical Centre finished as Runner Up from all the nominations across England. Further information can be found here.

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.

FREE EVENT - Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Disease
Wednesday 28 November 2018 - Delivered by Dr Helen Garr - NHS Clinical Champion for Physical Activity. Click
here to read more.

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.

GPTF Project Report

Please click here to view the General Practice Task Force (GPTF) Projects Summary Report, dated 8 October 2018.

Free portable 1-lead ECG devices for GPs – preventing strokes in the East Midlands

GP practices in Derbyshire are being offered free portable ECG devices with compatible smartphones in a bid to significantly increase the detection of a condition known as Atrial Fibrillation - a huge and often ‘silent’ risk factor for developing a stroke. Also offered is funding of four hours of practice nurse time to help embed regular AF testing within practices and facilitate the training of staff.

For more information on how to receive free ECG devices, a smartphone and nurse funding, GP practices can contact their local Clinical Commissioning Group or call the EMAHSN on 0115 748 4258 or email guy.wood@nottingham.ac.uk.

Referral Guidelines For Paediatric Out–Patients From Primary Care

Please click here to view the referral document for the North Derbyshire Area.

New GMC Guidance to Help Doctors with Reflective Practice

New guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been jointly published recently by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, GMC and Medical Schools Council. Access the guidance on the GMC website.

GPs Should Ensure Patients Get The Correct Flu Jab

Read the BMA updated guidance on vaccinations and immunisations here.

Winter Indemnity Scheme

NHS England announced this week that it is again running a winter indemnity scheme this year to support GPs who wish to offer additional extended access and/or out of hours sessions over the winter season. The scheme, running from 1 October to 31 March next year, will be used to provide indemnity for the extra services provided by GPs, giving them the freedom to work extra sessions securely and without the worry of additional costs.

New Primary Care Networks Animation

NHS England has produced a short animation to explain the concept of primary care networks (PCNs) and this new way of working. The film sets out in simple terms how a PCN enables health and other services to work together to provide care for populations of around 30-50,000, with pooled staff and resources, improved record sharing, and better access for patients.

Mental Health Therapists in Primary Care

The BMA has published a webpage following guidance by NHS England on the co-location of mental health therapists in primary care, which sets out key points from the guidance including the role of the mental health therapists, how premises costs will be dealt with and the BMA’s position. You can view the webpage here.

Partnership Review - Interim Report

Please click here to view the Partnership Review Interim Report and the Myth Buster for newly qualified GPs.

DDLMC Recruitment Guide

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.

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 joinedupcarederbyshire@nhs.net.

LMC Buying Group: Member Rates

Members of the LMC Buying Group can access discounts with any of the suppliers on the attached list. To access these discounts, you can either login to the Buying Group website and request a quote or if you contact the supplier directly, you need to make sure you mention your practice is a member of the LMC Buying Group or state the discount code from the suppliers page of the Buying Group website.

Please click here to view the LMC Buying Group E-Update for September 2018.

Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter - September 2018

Please click here to view a copy of the September edition of the Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter.

BMA Member Survey Highlights Pressure General Practice Is Under

The BMA has published the results from its major pan-professional members’ survey, which highlights the extraordinary high workload pressures all doctors are experiencing. This is particularly the case in general practice with the survey finding that GPs are more likely to highlight excessive workload pressures than colleagues in hospital (91% vs 72%).

Read the survey report Caring, Supportive, Collaborative here.

GP at Hand Ads Banned Over Misleading Patients

Digital health provider GP at Hand has had advertisements banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after they failed to make it clear that patients signing up to the service would have to deregister from their family doctor. The ASA also criticised the provider, championed by health and social care secretary Matt Hancock, for its claim in adverts on the Tube and Facebook that patients could "see a GP in minutes" when the registration period could actually last weeks.

Peter Holden Appointment

Congratulations to LMC Treasurer and local GPC representative Peter Holden who has been appointed as the first ever GP Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (IBTPHEM) and will take up his new position in January 2019. This is a fantastic achievement and a real recognition of Peter’s experience and leadership in the field of emergency medicine.

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

CPD Study Days for GPs and Nurses - 10/10/2018

PCDC - Sickness Absence Management - Advanced - 12/10/2018

Sickness Absence Management - 12/10/2018

Understanding General Practice Finance and Claims FULL - 12/10/2018

Managing Conflict with Patients - 16/10/2018

Autumn Open Meeting and Annual General Meeting of the RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty - 17/10/2018

Patient Online: Forward Planning with End of Life Care and Long-term Conditions - 23/10/2018

Dermoscopy for Beginners - 30/10/2018

To see all of the Events and Training Opportunities advertised on our website, please click here.


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