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Next Generation GP

The Next Generation GP Nottingham team invite you to apply for a fully-funded place on this year’s ‘Next Generation GP’ in Nottingham, a programme seeking to inspire emerging future leaders in General Practice. The core of the programme will consist of 5 evening events held in Nottingham, once...

Agency Workers Regulation Guidance (Medical Staff)

Created: 10 May 2016 Updated: 21 October 2016

BMA Annualisation Survey

The BMA, are gathering data to find out whether certain groups of GPs are being discriminated against under the NHS Pension Scheme Regulations 2015. We believe that GPs who take breaks from work are ending up paying more without receiving any increase in their pension. We believe this is...

BMA Ballott of GP Practices - List Closure

Please find information on the BMA’s ballot about whether or not practices would be willing to collectively close their lists following the motion at the LMC Conference in May 2017.

BMA GPs committee chair : GP partners at risk of becoming an endangered species

The latest phase of results from the BMA national GP survey reveals an alarming picture of the state of GP partnership and practices which, if not addressed, could risk GP partners becoming an endangered species in some areas of the country.

BMA update - Primary and secondary care interface guidance

Please follow the link to access the guidance document which describes the key national requirements which clinicians and managers across the NHS need to be aware of aimed at improving the interface between primary and secondary care.

BMA: Doctors’ leader accuses prime minister of scapegoating NHS staff and risking patients’ lives due to underfunding of services

The leader of the UK’s doctors has written to the prime minister, accusing her of ‘playing down’ the crisis in the NHS and deliberately scapegoating GPs to distract from what is happening in the health service. In a letter to Theresa May, the British Medical Association (BMA) chair of council,...

BMA: What’s new for sessional GPs

Indemnity, pensions and death in service Capita and the NHS pension fiasco Government must stop scapegoating GPs Meet your local committee rep

Bullying and harassment of doctors in the workplace

Published May 2006 Health Policy & Economic Research Unit

Child Safeguarding Summer Update

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

Coroner’s Inquest Advice for GPs

Most GPs will be called upon to write a Coroner’s report during their career, and some will be called to attend the Coroner’s Court as a witness. Even the most experienced GPs find the call to attend an inquest daunting. It can be difficult to know what to do, where to get help and how to...

DDLMC News Bulletin - 07.09.2018

Please pass this email onto your GPs and Practice Staff. To access some of the links included in this news bulletin you will be required to log into the DDLMC website. Reading this and any actions taken as a result can be logged as CPD time. DDLMC News Bulletin - September 2018 Issue date:...

DDLMC News Bulletin - 11.10.2018

Please pass this email onto your GPs and Practice Staff. To access some of the links included in this news bulletin you will be required to log into the DDLMC website. Reading this and any actions taken as a result can be logged as CPD time. DDLMC News Bulletin - October 2018 Issue date: 11...

Derby and Derbyshire LMC Newsletter - July 2018

Included in this edition… DDLMC Working for you Positions & Updates Our NEW News Bulletin DDLMC Recruitment Guide Derby and Derbyshire LMC Services – Recruitment Services DDLMC Needs You ACP Website How to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Non-Essential and Enhanced Services GP Partnership...

Derby and Derbyshire LMC Newsletter - June 2018

Included in this edition… DDLMC Working for you Positions & Updates Newsletter Feedback Welcome to Derbyshire General Practice Flyer Derby and Derbyshire LMC Services – Recruitment Services GP Aspire DDLMC Recruitment Guide DDLMC Contract Corner DDLMC Needs You ACP Website How to become an...

Derby and Derbyshire LMC Newsletter - May 2018

Included in this edition… DDLMC Working for you Positions & Updates Newsletter Feedback DDLMC Recruitment Guide Derby and Derbyshire LMC Services – Recruitment Services DDLMC Needs You ACP Website CQC Questions – Answered Kraft HR Consulting GP-S – Free Mentoring, Coaching and Signposting...

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 practice they are registered at for health care.

Derbyshire Medical Chambers

What is Derbyshire Medical Chambers? Working as a locum can be liberating but daunting at the same time. Derbyshire Medical Chambers (DMC) gives locums a new, more supported way of working. Run by the GP Task Force Derbyshire, DMC is a not-for-profit initiative to create a premium service for...

Devolution and health

Created: 19 October 2015 Updated: 26 August 2016 As part of the UK government's devolution agenda, English regions are being given the opportunity to bid for full control of their health and social care budgets. This potentially has significant implications for the NHS and presents both...

Diamorphine Supply Issue

Update from British Medical Association (BMA) The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England have been made aware of a manufacturing issue from one of their suppliers of Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection. There are currently two suppliers of Diamorphine injection in the UK;...

District Nursing and Gerneral Practice Nursing

District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework - October 2015 The Framework describes the aspects of care to be delivered within a holistic model that includes complex emotional and physical conditions, within a health and community context.

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 increase in flu circulating PHE have published a new flu blog which answers important questions about flu and flu vaccines Also, here is a link to the news item published alongside...

Free Legal Surgery Sessions 2018

Derby & Derbyshire Local Medical Committee have the pleasure to announce that we are currently working with VWV | Lawyers & Parliamentary Agents to offer FREE 40 minute legal surgery sessions for levy payers. The sessions will be held here at the LMC office on 26 November 2018 between 11:00...

GP ASPIRE

GP ASPIRE - Future Proofing General Practice What is GP Aspire? Initially starting as a pilot project in early 2018, we have now secured funding to deliver a menu of flexible career options to help retain GPs considering leaving general practice. Our pilot looked into current support...

GP Locum Details

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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 Derbyshire can access a free peer mentor within days with GP-S. GP-S can be used for any problem or opportunity you may have, on top of being useful for your own personal or...

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 are looking for some willing GPs/GP trainees to draft some different case studies. Please see attached document.

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 several new terms and roles have entered the primary care vocabulary; Social Prescribing, Care Navigation, Signposting, Patient Activation Measures and Care Planning. So, what do...

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 PDF version.

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 is being known as the “Uber case” regarding the employment rights of people working as independent contractors. That picture still develops as the courts and government address the...

Low Volume Appraisal Guidance

A new guidance on supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS general practice clinical work has been launched by NHS England and is available here. Mark Sanford-Wood, GPC England deputy chair, has also written a blog about the new guidance, which can be accessed here.

MSK CATS Enquiries Contact Process

For MSK triage services, please see attached document.

NAPC Awards 2018

Help needed in recognising exceptional GPs and primary care teams Do you know an exceptional primary care professional or team? The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) is inviting you recognise their work in the NAPC Awards 2018. The awards celebrate high standards of care, dedication,...

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 available through regional-based schemes to help GPs to stay in the workforce and the remaining £3 million to be used to establish seven intensive support sites across the country...

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 contractual variation. The guidance will bring clarity to the process and help avoid any unnecessary delays in processing variations.

Non-Essential and Enhanced Services

Accepting inappropriate and un-resourced work that is being shifted from other providers risks undermining the quality of patient care in general practice. Commissioners have a duty to make sure that the quality of patient care is not compromised by the unjustified shifting of services that are...

OTC Consultation

NHS England has launched a consultation which proposes to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as dandruff shampoo and drops for tired eyes, diverting up to £136 million into frontline care.

Partnership Review - Interim Report

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

Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter - September 2018

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

Pulse: More than a quarter of GPs work beyond safe hours every week

A survey of almost 1,200 GPs found that 27% were working more than 50 hours a week, with a further 13% working 45-50 hours.

RCGP: Don't blame GPs for NHS crisis - fund the health service properly, RCGP tells PM

The Royal College of GPs has responded to the Prime Minister's announcement on general practice, being reported in the media today.

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 area, created by Chesterfield Royal Hospital. This document will be reviewed and updated a yearly (minimum).

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 area, created by Chesterfield Royal Hospital. This document will be reviewed and updated yearly (minimum).

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 also turning up to access walk in services at other local practices...

Responsive, Safe and Sustainable in General Practice

Created: 25 September 2015 Updated: 15 September 2016 A new vision for a ‘sustainable, modern and flexible’ general practice is published by the BMA this week. The vision, 'Responsive, safe and sustainable: towards a new future for general practice', is based on a series of key recommendations...

Return to Practice Campaign

A new campaign has been launched aiming to increase the number of qualified leads enquiring about the GP induction and refresher scheme, focusing on domestic GP returners. NHS England and Health Education England have in partnership produced a new look website https://www.gpreturner.nhs.uk/, a...

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 message sent to the patient. Please find advice above. David Gibbs Head of Business Support Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee

The Potentially Avoidable Appointment Audit

The Potentially Avoidable Appointment Audit exploring how general practice might be, rather than the way it is now A simple tool for reviewing workload within the practice and exploring how things might be managed differently in the future. So far, nearly 500 practices have received reports...