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DDLMC News Bulletin - October 2019

Issue date: 07 October 2019

Position Statements & LMC Updates

Please click here to view the new DDLMC Position Statements & Updates.

Flu Vaccination for Practice Staff - Dr Kath Markus

PCN Updates

GPTF are working with PCNs across Derbyshire to evaluate their needs and help formulate development plans.

If you want to keep up to date with the latest information about PCNs please see our General Practice Task Force PCN mini-site. Please click here to view our PCN Toolkit.

New Links:

Primary Care Networks - Where are We Now and Where are We Going? Seminar - 17 October 2019 - For more information please see the events here .

Update to commissioners - Development and introduction of network services and further information here .

This letter provides an update on future developments for the Network Contract DES.

All Practice Managers GP Task Force projects are run thanks to financial support from NHSE and Derby and Derbyshire CCG

The GP Task Force - Helping You And Your Practice

GP Task Force Derbyshire: Providing Wraparound support for general practice

GP Preceptorship Scheme - REGISTER BY END OCTOBER 2019

Time is running out to register for our FREE GP Preceptorship Scheme before we open the offer wider.

If you are a NEWLY QUALIFIED GP: (for those CCT between Feb 19 and Aug 20) and would like additional support / advice and coaching. REGISTER NOW - so you don't miss out. Please register your interest by the end of October to benefit from this scheme.

Moving from GP training to independent practice can be daunting. You might be in unfamiliar roles without the same support systems you had during your ST years. We want to make this transition as straightforward as possible. The GP Task Force are working with      GP-S Mentoring to provide all GPs qualifying in the 2019-20 academic year.

Our scheme includes:

- Up to 6 sessions of 1:1 mentoring with an experienced GP

- 1:1 Careers advice including support for those changing role, job brokering and help designing your perfect portfolio career.

Derbyshire Education Network - FREE CPD                

FREE education sessions for sessional GPs in Chesterfield and Derby. See the Derbyshire Education Network website for details.

Please book through the Derbyshire LMC  website .

North Session -  Microbiology & Allergy in Children - 14 November 2019

South Session - Balance & ENT  - 27 November 2019

For further information on DEN please click here

Derbyshire Medical Chambers: Locum Work Made Easy - Sign up today!

DMC has now been brought in-house with increased availability.

Are you a GP Practice looking for some locum availability... then look no further.

  • Chambers has a new reduced rate 
  • We have more locum availability than ever

Please see our website for more details.

GP-S FREE Peer Mentoring and Coaching

GP-S can be used by anyone who would like to explore ways to develop themselves; personally or professionally. GP-S is here to help you get to where you want to be. It can help you:

  • Move forward with your career goals
  • Reach your own personal goals
  • Create a greater work life balance
  • Advance your professional development
  • Build your self confidence
  • Enhance your abilities outside and inside work
  • Achieve your aspirations
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Build your resilience
  • Strengthen team working

Thanks to GPTF funding, you can take up to 4 free sessions over 12 months to support your development. Contact GP-S today to see how the service may be able to benefit you and to find out more about what they do:

Number - 0115 9796917
Email - contact@gp-s.org
Website - gp-s.org

Derbyshire Who's Who

Click here to find out who is your PCN Clinical Director and other area leads

Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form

Patients who have a mental health condition may ask you to complete a Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form (DMHEF), which will act as evidence and support them in seeking help with their repayment of finances. You can find guidance from the BMA here. This can be completed by a wide range of health professionals and shouldn’t default to the GP. Advice from BMA GPC advises you are only obliged to answer the following:

     - Does the person have a mental health problem? Yes/No
     - What is this mental health problem? If it has a name or diagnosis, what is it?

In addition there is a strong emphasis with debt agencies that they should accept self declaration statements from patients.

Key Messages From Joined-up Care Derbyshire (STP)

Want to join the Joined Up Care Derbyshire's Citizens Panel? - click here for more information.

If you have any questions , please get in touch at joinedupcarederbyshire@nhs.net.

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.

Events and Training

Upcoming Events and Training

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

The Art of Increasing Resilience and Cultivating Wellbeing in General Practice - 18 October 2019 - more information can be found here .

LMC England Conference- 22 November 2019

LMC UK Conference - 06 & 07 May 2020

To view all the PCDC training courses - click here .


For the latest job vacancies, click here.

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