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DDLMC News Bulletin - January 2019

Issue date: 11 January 2019

DDLMC Positions & Updates

See all of our Position Statements and Information Updates.

NEW - Type 2 Pension Information Update - please click here

NHS Ten Year Plan:
This week saw the release of The NHS Long Term Plan. NHSE states it 'will make sure the NHS has a bright future ahead of it'.
You can see the BMA press release here .

DDLMC Website

Following on from your comments the password protection will soon be removed from our website. Hopefully this makes it easier for you to access resources.

NHS Pensions Consultation

You may have seen the recent announcement of a consultation on prospective changes to NHS Pension contributions due to take effect in April 2019: with a proposed increase in employer contributions from 14.38% to 20.6%. This will have a huge effect on GP Partners. We would also urge practices to respond to the consultation which can be found here.

Please note that the consultation closes on 28th January 2019.

GPTF Update

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

GP Task Force Derbyshire: Wraparound Support for Derbyshire General Practice

Practice Support

If your practice is struggling with any workload, workforce or working at scale issues we want to hear from you.

Current support includes:

  • Diagnosis and management of practice problems thorough our GP RESILIENCE programme.
  • Recruitment Support through our RECRUITING FOR RETENTION programme.
  • Are you struggling to recruit or interested in exploring different employment models or skill mix e.g. GP Retainers, PAs, Tier 2 GPs? We are working with local GPs, GP Trainees and Physicians Associates who are looking for work in Derbyshire.

GP Support

If you are a GP at a career crossroads or considering leaving the profession, we can help.

Our interactive guide lists all the support available. Please click here to view this.

If you would like to discuss this further; one of our Project team will be happy to have a confidential chat to discuss next steps. Contact GPTF@derbyshirelmc.nhs.uk or call us on 01332 210008.

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 - Safeguarding Training – Level 3  
Wednesday 16 January 2019
- Delivered by Julie Mott

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. We have delivered over 70 sessions of locum support. We are looking for more locums to join our chambers organisation, please ensure your locums are aware of our offer and the benefits to them and your practice.

Final Pay Control

Final Pay Control was introduced under the radar in 2015 but has the potential to leave retiring employees or non GP partners with a large tax liability on retirement. Although this has not been well publicised there are some instances of practices being hit with six figure bills and if you think you may be effected we would urge you to seek advice at an early stage. The BMA Guidance on Final Pay Control is a good starting point if you meet or may meet the following criteria:

  • Applies to Officer and Practice Staff members of the 1995 Section of the NHS Pension Scheme, including 1995/2015 transition members. This includes non-GP Partners.
  • Applies to pay rises above a certain level (Inflation plus 4.5%) in the 3 years prior to retirement.
  • Base year pay is based on pay from the year commencing on the date 4 years prior to retirement.

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.

NHS England Updates

aTIV Update - Seasonal Flu: Please click here to find out more information

Practice Manager Development Coaching and Mentoring Support – Expression of Interest - to apply please click here

Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter

For latest newsletter please click here

GPC - Sharing Patient Records

To see GPC IT Lead - Paul Cundy's advice regarding sharing patient documents please click here .

BMA Updates

Sessional newsletter here .

Focus on hepatitis B immunisations here .

The England Conference of LMCs happened on the 23 November 2018. The key votes / resolutions can be found here .

To view the BMA press releases please click 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.

GPN and HCSW Conference March 2019 open for registration!

This is the annual conference for GPNs and HCSW in the Midlands and East so early booking is recommended. There is no cost.

 ‘The Changing Face of General Practice Nursing: Progress, Opportunities and Building on Strengths’

To register please go to: nhs.rcni.events

Date: 26th March 2019 -


Venue: The Woodlands Conference Centre at Wyboston Lakes situated just off the A1, north of Bedford.

Primary Care Network Event

Want to set up a primary care network but unsure about how to get started? The next NAPC’s members’ event will focus on the practical steps you can take to start developing primary care at scale. The event is free for NAPC members. Non-members can attend by becoming an NAPC member for as little as £100 (+VAT).
To book a place, please email napc@napc.co.uk

Events and Training

Upcoming Events and Training

General Practice Property Management - don’t forget the bricks and mortar! Book here

Safeguarding Training for Primary Care - Level 3 - Book here .

GP Aspire - Retirement Planning - Please book here .

Celebration of Nursing and Midwifery - to view the poster please click here .

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


For the latest job vacancies, click here.
To advertise positions on the DDLMC Website, please email Office@derbyshireLMC.nhs.uk.

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