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Introducing The Healthwatch Derbyshire Visit

What is Healthwatch Derbyshire? Healthwatch Derbyshire is an organisation whose purpose is to represent the views...

Changes to Indemnity

From Mark Sanford-Wood GPC Exec: After discussion with MPS I can provide the following clarification: The...

DDLMC PCN Summary

NHSE and the BMA have published the formal guidance and SFEs concerning PCNs. We have condensed this forty four...

PCN EOL GP Contract

Please see the attached document, which is a one-page summary exploring the GP Contract requirements with regards to...

2019/20 Annual Flu Immunisation Programme

The national flu immunisation programme for 2019/20 has recently been issued by Public Health England. Please find...

Return to Practice Campaign

A new campaign has been launched aiming to increase the number of qualified leads enquiring about the GP induction...

Updated ICO guidance on SARs

The ICO have published updated guidance as a blog on Subject Access Requests for GP practices. This includes some...

The Primary Care Network Handbook

This handbook has been created to give advice and options to groups of practices looking to establish and develop a...

Updated Firearms Guidance

The BMA met recently with both the Home Office and the Countryside Alliance and progress is being made with all...

GP Contract Presentation 26.02.2019

Please find attached presentation material, given by Richard Vautrey, at the GP Contract Roadshow event, hosted at...

Information Note for GP Practices: Mis-selling of Fixed Rate Loans & Interest Rate Swaps

We have received the following email from John Canning, Director of Operations, GPDF Limited Following a number of...

Baby Friendly e-learning package for GPS

DCHS are due to go for Baby Friendly Reaccreditation in July 2019. Baby Friendly accreditation is a systematic,...

Occupational Health Update - GP Staff

Practices may be aware that Occupational Health Services for GP practice staff has been recommissioned. The attached...

Sharing Patient Records - UK BioBank and CPRD

Please see below response from Paul Cundy IT Lead for GPC : I am aware that practices may recently have had...

aTIV Update

You may recall that the LMC recently wrote to NHSE expressing our concerns about the ongoing issue with aTIV supply...

Type 2 Pension Update

Type 2 Pension Update Please don't forget to complete your Type 2 pension contribution forms for pension...

Pension Changes

You may have seen the recent announcement of a consultation on prospective changes to NHS Pension contributions due...

Update from NHS England

Following the board meeting yesterday (Wednesday 28 November) NHS England has published a new consultation on...

Expressions of Interest

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: CCG Chair, Derbyshire CCGs With reference to the email from the Governing Body Chairs on...

Deceased Patients, Funeral Directors and Cremation Update

There have been a number of queries concerning GP obligations in respect of dealing with crematoriums and we wanted...

International GP Recruitment programme: Tier 2 Sponsorship

International GP Recruitment programme: Tier 2 Sponsorship Tier 2 sponsorship is an opportunity for practices that...

Top Tips For GP Collaborations - VWV

VWV have created a booklet for Derby & Derbyshire LMC Practice Members about Top Tips For GP Collaborations. Please...

Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice

Changes to the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice programme. Following a successful pilot programme, which...

Health & Social Care Research Centre University of Derby

Derby University are keen to work with GPs and other primary care staff to help develop research that addresses the...

Focus on hepatitis B immunisations

The clinical benefits of hepatitis B immunisation are clear, but there is less clarity in the understanding of the...

Referral Guidelines For Paediatric Out–Patients From Primary Care

Please see the attached 'Referral Guidelines For Paediatric Out–Patients From Primary Care' for the North Derbyshire...

Referral Guidelines For Paediatric Out–Patients From Primary Care

Please see the attached 'Referral Guidelines For Paediatric Out–Patients From Primary Care' for the North Derbyshire...

Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter - September 2018

Please see attached the Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter for September 2018.

Partnership Review - Interim Report

Please see attached the Interim Report which has recently been was published. Also, attached is a copy of the myth...

Mental Health Practice Agreements

The combined CCG has sent out the attached documents seeking authority for NECS to extract relevant data from...

Registered patients using walk in services in other practices

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

LMC Buying Group: E-Update for LMCs - Sept 2018

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

Free Legal Surgery Sessions 2018

Derby & Derbyshire Local Medical Committee have the pleasure to announce that we are currently working with VWV |...

NAPC Awards 2018

Help needed in recognising exceptional GPs and primary care teams Do you know an exceptional primary care...

HEE GP Specialty Recruitment Campaign - Volunteers required

In preparation for the next round 1 of the GP specialty training recruitment campaign, the Recruitment Campaign Team...

BMA Annualisation Survey

The BMA, are gathering data to find out whether certain groups of GPs are being discriminated against under the NHS...

MAR Chart Completion

Please see attachment for guidance.

DDRB Pay Announcement

Many of you will have seen the announcement of the DDRB pay award and the GPC have now confirmed what this will mean...

Management of Dyspepsia - Amendment to Clinical Pathway

An amendment to the Clinical Pathway for the Management of Dyspepsia was agreed by the Derbyshire Joint Area...

Flu season 18/19 - Revised PGD

Received from NHS England North Midlands In preparation for flu season 18/19, please find attached the revised PGD...

New clinical roles within the NHS - BMA

In a large organisation such as the NHS where there is a near constant process of service redesign, it is inevitable...

Police Access to records under GDPR

We have been asked by some practices whether the process for providing access to medical records to the police has...

Update for practices in NHSPS and CHP premises

Email from Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC Executive I am writing to you about the ongoing issues with NHS Property...

Low value appraisal guidance

A new guidance on supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS general practice clinical work has been...

Next Generation GP

The Next Generation GP Nottingham team invite you to apply for a fully-funded place on this year’s ‘Next Generation...

PCSE New Regional Liaison Manager and update on Queries Process

Rob Ramsden from PCSE has notified us of some changes to their liaison team as he has been promoted to become Head...

Letter from DDLMC to Simon Stevens - Chief Executive of NHS England

Following the publication of the evidence given by Simon Stevens Chief Executive of NHS England to the Public...

NOVICHOK UPDATE

Lastest updates and guidance provided by PHE.

The Potentially Avoidable Appointment Audit

The Potentially Avoidable Appointment Audit exploring how general practice might be, rather than the way it is...

GP Partnership Review

We have received the following email from Dr Nigel Watson - Chief Executive Wessex Local Medical Committees Ltd "As...

NHS England Local GP Retention Fund - Update

You may recall, NHS England in May announced the £10 million Local GP Retention Fund, where £7 million is being made...

Non-Essential and Enhanced Services

Accepting inappropriate and un-resourced work that is being shifted from other providers risks undermining the...

Child Safeguarding Summer Update

Derby City & Derbyshire County Named Doctors for Safeguarding Children Summer Update 2018 Please see attachment.

NHSE: Contract Variation guidance - GP Staff and Partners

NHSE have drawn up guidance to help practices navigate their way through the process of submitting applications for...

NHS England Local GP Retention Fund

NHS England has announced £10 million of additional funding in 2018/19 to support retention of the GP workforce. As...

Updated Advice to Practices on Managing Sickness in School Children

As we are in the throes of exam season we have updated our guidance on managing sickness in school children. This...

PCSE - Response to NAO report

You may have seen the damming report from the National Audit Office into the NHSE Contract with PCSE which was...

LPMDG Practice Manager Conference Agenda

Lincolnshire Practice Managers Development Group (LPMDG) Please find attached the agenda for the 10th Annual LPMDG...

Diamorphine Supply Issue

Update from British Medical Association (BMA) The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England...

2018-19 national GMS contract, and Direct Enhanced Services Participation Agreement

NHSE have sent the attached letter and DES Participation Agreement for 2018-19 to all GP practices in Derbyshire and...

NHS Improvement consultation on 'Shaping the future of patient safety investigations'

The Serious Incident framework (2015) describes how Serious Incidents should be reported and investigated in the...

Introducing the National Spirometry Certification Programme - GPC statement

The statement has now been published on the BMA website and is available here. Please see the attachment for the...

BMA - Non prescription medication for care homes

Following a query from an LMC that some practices are reporting that they are receiving increasingly detailed...

GP ASPIRE

GP ASPIRE - Future Proofing General Practice What is GP Aspire? Initially starting as a pilot project in early...

Medicine Supply Issues For Primary Care - Update

Please see attached information from the Department of Health and Social Care.

GP Specific GDPR update

There has been a lot of scaremongering about the forthcoming implementation of GDPR and practices are rightly...

National flu immunisation programme 2018/19 - letter published

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England, and Public Health England (PHE) have published a flu...

GP Contract 2018/19

The BMA have now published the details of the changes to the GP Contract for 2018/19. The full details are on the...

Buying Group Update - GDPR

The Buying Group and GDPR 'You're probably already aware that the regulations surrounding data protection are...

Data Contollers under GDPR - BMA

BMA Guidance and Information update from David Gibbs, DDLMC 8 March 2018

Joined Up Care Derbyshire Update

Joined Up Care Derbyshire also known as, Derbyshire’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), brings...

Information from NHSE on Arrangements for Easter 2018

NHSE has provided the following information as a reminder of the expectations and arrangements regarding the...

Kraft HR Consulting - Employment Law Update

There have been many high profile employment cases in the news in the past year or so, most coverage going to what...

Further Update from LMC Buying Group: flu vaccines for 2018-19

Following on from the LMC Buying Group's previous information, they have a further update as Seqirus has extended...

LMC Buying Group: Updated guidance on flu vaccines for 2018-19

Please find attached some guidance from the Buying Group in light of NHSE’s most recent letter.

Flu Vaccines Update from LMC Buying Group

Following the letter from NHSE , the LMC Buying Group is in discussions with the four companies they chose to work...

Levy Increase - Update

You may recall that the Chair, Chief Executive and Treasurer of the Derby and Derbyshire LMC wrote to you in...

Vaccine ordering for the 2018-19 influenza season

You will be aware of the confusion that has surrounded the guidance published by the JCVI on Flu Vaccines for the...

GP-S – Free Mentoring, Coaching and Signposting Service

Free peer mentoring, coaching and signposting for all GPs & Practice Managers All Practice Managers and GPs in...

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - Ted Fort Project Grant for Practice Nurses

The Ted Fort Grant award: £3000 annually Grant aim The purpose of this grant is to support a practice nurse to...

Community nursing - Regional conversation

Health Education England are holding an important and exciting event to explore the size and shape of the community...

Introducing a GP Workshop - Co-Formation

A GP’s guide to Social Prescribing, Care Navigation, Signposting, PAM’s and Care Planning Over the last few years...

Derby Asylum Initial Accommodation Centre

Please also see the attachment above for a copy of the ID slip that patients should be carrying to identify which...

DDLMC GP Trainee rep flyer

We have a vacancy for a GP Trainee representative to sit on the DDLMC committee. (Derby and Derbyshire Local...

Expert interview from PHE - Flu and flu vaccines

On behalf of Sarah Mayfield, Screening and Immunisation Manager NHSE North Midlands: In light of the recent...

District Nursing and Gerneral Practice Nursing

District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework - October 2015 The Framework...

NHS Pressures

BMA media impact about NHS pressures

EU Nationals working in the NHS Letter

Letter from Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary attached. Statement from Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England,...

Letter to LMCs re an update on PCSE

Letter to LMCs from BMA - Ian Hume - GP Committee, Policy lead for premises and practice finance

DHU Health Care CIC December Clinical Update

December 2017 Clinical Update

OTC Consultation

NHS England has launched a consultation which proposes to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products...

Electronic Referral Service (e-RS) roll-out / Paper Switch-Off Programme

From 1 October 2018, hospitals will no longer be paid for activity which results from referrals made other than...

2018 Derby & Derbyshire LMC Elections

If you are interested in becoming a Committee member for the term of office 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2022 please...

Emergency contact info form

Following the communication issues at the time of the Cyber Attack, DDLMC are collating a list of emergency contact...

Asthma update education seminar for practice nurses with DIHF training hub members

This is targeted at Practice Nurses but also available for GPs and Pharmacists if interested.

Best Possible Value - 2017 Training Events

The Best Possible Value (BPV) action area of Future-Focused Finance is holding a series of learning events for...

Information update: Medical Indemnity

BMA update: Medical Indemnity 18 October 2017

Derbyshire LMC Guide to CQC KLOE changes november 2017

CQC are making changes to the Key Lines of Enquiries (KLOEs) that they use when inspecting GP practices. We...

Peer review

Top-down NHS peer review plans

GPC Information Update NHSE Survey on waiting times in general practice

NHS England has commissioned a survey of each GP surgery in England in order to better understand waiting times in...

Information update: Changes to the way practices register some patients 2017

As part of the changes to the GMS/PMS Contract for 2017/18 from 6 October 2017 there are changes to the way...

Skills Development Network (SDN) TNA Survey - please reply by 13 October 2017

We have been asked by EMLA to survey our GP practices in Derbyshire with your training needs relating to finance...

GP Peer Review for referrals - letter to NHS England and CCGs

You will have recently been contacted by the CCG regarding GP peer review in practice. This initiative comes via...

Triumvirate Programme for GP Practice Leadership

East Midlands Leadership Academy are excited to be running two cohorts of the innovative Triumvirate GP practice...

NHS Services Delivered by Private Healthcare Providers

Many of you will have seen the BMA Guidance on the NHS Standard Hospital Contract and I know many practices are...

Extended Access Programme - letter to GPTF Delivery Group and NHS England

Please find above letter that has been sent from Derby and Derbyshire LMC to the Derbyshire GPFV delivery group and...

Guidance on Overseas Patients

We have been asked by several practices about the regulation concerning the registration and treatment of patients...

Information update: Additional Workload on Practices

It has come to our attention recently that third party providers of various services are asking GP practices to...

Information Update: Problems with GP Registrar Payments

23 August 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee

Shortage of Hepatitis B Vaccines - Recommendations for General Practice

Please find a Public Health England communication on the shortage of Hepatitis B Vaccine including recommendations...

Information Update: Cyber-attack - Extended Hours DES Victory

10 August 2017 Dr Susie Bayley Head of Communications Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee

Information Update: Clarification of Firearms Licensing Guidance

3 August 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) - BMA guidance

The BMA has published a range of new documents on STPs, which include: A comprehensive analysis of the STP process...

Information Update: Healthwatch Derby

25 July 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support Derby and Derbyshire LMC

Because we're worth it... (Cost per Item of Service Calculations 2017)

As GPs, our number one priority is providing quality patient care to our whole practice population. But as the...

Information Update: List of PCSE Contact Details

The LMC have been made aware that PCSE are now asking practices to contact specific e-mail addresses depending on...

The GPC have issued the following advice about the latest Ransomware attack

Providing everyone has updated their protection since the WannaCry virus there should not be a problem. The official...

New legal advice regarding medical note requests received from the police

The BMA professional fees committee has received new legal advice regarding medical note requests received from the...

Changes to contacting PCSE

There have been some changes to the security process when contact the PCSE contact centre on 0333 0142884. Below...

Registering Overseas Patients

NHS Employers and the GPC have agreed contractual changes that help to identify European Economic Area (EEA)...

Text messaging test results

The LMC have been made aware that a practice recently had an incident where there was some confusion about a text...

Locum IR35 regulations update and information

We are aware that there is a lot of uncertainty about the status of Locums in respect of IR35 regulations. We hope...

IR35 update

Please see attached the latest update from the BMA on the issue of IR35 for locums. 27 April 2017

GP-S & Practice Managers

Free mentoring, coaching and signposting service. Since 2015 GP-S has been offering 4 free sessions of mentoring...

Whistleblowing in practices

Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee (DDLMC) has accumulated some experience in dealing with GPs who...

For Information: Statement of Financial Entitlements Maternity and Sickness Cover

The SFE Amendments for 2017 have been published and provide the definitive position with regard to Maternity and...

DoLS - legislative change

Patients who die while subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) no longer...

NHS England update on the Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View

More information is available on www.england.nhs.uk/futurenhs or by emailing, england.fiveyearview@nhs.net

Green care for self care

There is significant published evidence that gardening with other people, known as Social and Therapeutic...

QOF GPES and enhanced service payments update

29 March 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support

I’m a Medic, Get me out of here!

I'm a Medic is an online outreach activity where Primary Healthcare professionals chat with curious school students...

Information Update Indemnity payment – briefing note

28 March 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee

Development of Practice Nurses

Further information about advanced practice roles can be provided by emailing: Julia Taylor, Advanced Clinical...

Keeping together is progress, working together is success

February 2017 Lisa Soultana, Chief Operating Officer, Derby and Derbyshire LMC

Minutes of Chesterfield Practice Manager Meeting, Tuesday 14th February 2017

Segment of Chesterfield Practice Managers Meeting minutes - Simon England PCSE in attendance.

NHSPS debt recovery letters error

Ian Hume GPC premises lead

CQC - GP Insight

1 March 2017 David Gibbs DDLMC Head of Business Support

GPC Letter - Ongoing issues with NHSPS

24 February 2017 Ian Hume GPC policy lead

Letter to Steve Field CQC from Dr Nagpaul - GP Insight

17 February 2017 Dr Chaand Nagpaul CBE Chair, BMA General Practitioners Committee

PCSE Electronic Submissions

27 February 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support

Support to GP Practices for medical records movements

Update 24 February 2017 David Gibbs Head of Business Support

GMS Practice document - repatriation DES

NHS England Letter 22 February 2017

Message to all GPs in England on changes to the GP contract

The BMA GPs committee (GPC) England has concluded negotiations and reached agreement with NHS Employers on changes...

NHS England Outcome of 2017/18 GMS Contract negotiations

The attached letter confirms the outcome of the contract negotiations between NHS Employers (on behalf of NHS...

BMA: Requests to prescribe antivirals for the prophylaxis of influenza in care

Dr Richard Vautrey Deputy Chair, General Practitioners Committee 30 January 2017

DDLMC Position Statement Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Form

Dr Pauline Love Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee Member 6 February 2017

Institue of Healthcare Management: Swimming together or sink alone

It is difficult to believe, but there has never been a better time to be a healthcare leader. However slowly and...

BMA: Junior Members Forum 2017

Saturday 25-Sunday 26 February 2017 DoubleTree by Hilton Nottingham – Gateway The JMF is a free-of-charge...

Senior Leadership Development Programme for NHS Finance and Procurement Professionals – May 2017 – Jan 2018

EMLA are delighted to have commissioned Prospect Business Consulting (www.weareprospect.com) to deliver the Senior...

Medicine and Media

An estimated 30 million people in the UK use Facebook, and around 15 million Twitter. The demographics vary, but...

General Practice Task Force : Getting Started on Social Media

Social Media is underused by GP surgeries, but is a great resource for keeping patients informed. This guide...

GPN Conference 1st and 2nd March 2017 - Registration is LIVE

Wednesday 1st and Tuesday 2nd March 2017 UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton, LU1 3JA

BMA : Focus on gender incongruence in

A number of queries have been raised with GPC regarding the management of patients who present at their general...

BMJ Article - General Practice is making a leap in the dark

Authors: Dr Liz Walton NIHR Clinical Lecturer, GP and RCGP Co-Ambassador for...

BMA Letter : Submission of GPFV plans by CCGs to NHS England

By the 23rd December 2016 each CCG will need to submit a GPFV plan to NHS England setting out how they will...

List Management Guidance - BMA

From: Ciara Greene -CGreene@BMA.ORG.UK- Date: 29 November 2016 at 16:58:22 GMT To: "LMC-L@LISTSERV.BMA.ORG.UK"...

Social Media Defamation

Use of social media has increased exponentially in the last decade; resulting in new challenges for both GPs and...

Example general information

The BMA has written to the Chair of the Health Select Committee requesting assurances about the sustainability of...