Hot topics

  1. Requests from Insurance Companies for information under the DPA (SSLMCs letter July 2015)
  2. Continuation of the NHS SMS Text Messaging Service (SSLMCs letter June 2015)
  3. NHS England - Primary Care Services Procurement - Update (SSLMCs letter June 2015)
  4. NHS eReferral Service (SSLMCs letter June 2015)
  5. Your GP Cares - Show you care, join the campaign.


SSLMCs Conference

The next Annual SSLMCs Conference will be held on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crawley, West Sussex.  Further details to follow.

Lunch and Learn Workshops

Employment Law : Topical Updates and Key Issues
Recruitment : How to Recruit the Right People
Managing Staff Absence and Sickness

For dates, venues and more information on the above workshops, go to our Events page.







Supporting and informing general practitioners in Croydon, Kingston & Richmond, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex


Guidance from SSLMCs, the GPC and the BMA

  • 2015-16 GMS Contract Changes : Technical Requirements (BMA/NHSE August 2015)
  • Vaccination and Immunisations Programme 2015-16 : Guidance and Audit Requirements (BMA/NHSE August 2015)
  • 2015-16 Meningococcal Vaccination Programmes table (GPC July 2015)
  • Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions in General Practice (GPC July 2015)
  • Subject Access Requests for Insurance Purposes (GPC July 2015)
  • Global Sum Allocation Formula (Carr-Hill Formula) (BMA July 2015)
  • Collaborative GP Networks - Guiding Principles for GP Networks (BMA June 2015)
  • PMS Reviews and Transition to GMS (GPC June 2015)
  • The Government's "New Deal for General Practice" (BMA June 2015)

The latest LMC Line

Latest News

  • CQC Mythbusters and tips for GPs and out-of-hours services (here)
  • Sessional GPs Newsletter (GPC August 2015)
  • NHS England Bulletin for CCGs Issue 94 (NHSE 17 August 2015)
  • CQC Document  : CQC’s new style inspections - What to expect when we inspect (CQC July 2015)
  • CQC Video : Salford Health Matters: What to expect when we inspect (CQC July 2015)
  • CQC Report : Edenbridge Medical Practice: Experience of new approach (CQC July 2015)

LMC Buying Groups

The LMC Buying Groups Federation offers an extensive range of products and services for GP practices on which excellent discounts are available to member GP practices.  A list of the Buying Groups’ suppliers is available here.

At a time when practices will be seeking to achieve savings wherever possible, if you are not already a member, now is the time to register.  Membership is free for all GP practices which pay their LMC levy.  To find out more about the Buying Group and how to register, go to the LMCs Buying Group website.

Care Quality Commission - July 2015 Workshops Presentations : here

Understanding Practice Payments - January 2015 Workshops Presentations : here











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