24-hour retirement (SSLMCs guidance June 2014)
Adjuvanted Trivalent Flu Vaccine orders for 2018 - 19 season (LMC February 2018)
Arrangements for management of localised community outbreaks of influenza (LMCs January 2018)
NHSE Guidance for localised community outbreaks of Influenza (NHSE November 2017)
Draft Specifications - Anti-virals for localised flu outbreaks
This letter contains information relating to the new developed BMA Locum Practice Agreement which is available on the BMA Website.
BMA Locum Practice Agreement SSLMCs March 2019
GPs are not contractually obliged to provide a sick note for pupils who are off sick from school, nor are they obliged to provide sickness certification for students who miss an exam or believe their performance was affected due to illness.
The provision of medical certificates for...
Maintaining Essential Services
The letter above contains information from the LMC on maintaining essential services during the pandemic.
Financial Considerations in relation to the 20/21 GP Contract Agreement
Please find a letter from the LMC containing the link to the GMS Ready Reckoner developed by the GPC in collaboration with NHS England to enable GP practices to better understand the...
Changes in Community Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures
Community Pharmacy Details - Surrey
Community Pharmacy Details - Sussex
A new Debt and Mental Health From has been introduced from 1st October to enable patients who need evidence of a mental health condition as part of seeking help with their finances.
Detailed guidance is available on the Money Advice Trust Website and attached is a letter providing a summary for...
The LMC has received and responded to numerous queries in relation to the delivery of the Extended Hours elements of the PCN DES which have now been collated and referenced to the contractual position which the LMC hopes will be helpful to all PCNs.
Delivery of the Extended Hours Access...
Two Supreme Court judgements made in March 2014 significantly increasing understanding of what, legally, constituted the deprivation of a person’s liberty.
As a result, since Coroners are required to be informed of and/or hold an inquest into any death whilst in custody or in detention...
LMC Guidance on the de-registering of patients:
De-registering patients from GP Practice Lists
De-registering of currently registered patients who live outside the Practice Boundary
Letter from LMC to highlight recent developments in the Digital First Consultation outcome and on-line consultation support.
Digital First Consultation
DBS checks should be undertaken on all clinical staff and, where appropriate, non-clinical staff whose duties include direct patient contact, eg a receptionist who acts as a chaperone or looks after the children of patients during consultations.
DDRB Review (SSLMCs April 2017)
DBS code of...
Ear Syringing - Irrigation and Guidance (LMC 17.1.18)
Attached is a letter from Dr Parker regarding Ear Syringing including ear de-waxing guidelines.
Ear Wax Syringing and Irrigation - Update (LMC June 2018)
The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) has been introduced across the European Union to address the increasingly common issue of falsified medicines entering the legitimate medicines supply chain. Falsified medicines include those with little or no active ingredients, the wrong active...
Care and Extended Hours (LMC June 2018)
NHS Advice regarding 2018/19 Flu Season (NHS/LMC January 2018)
Attached is a summary of the NHS advice regarding the 2018/19 flu season with LMC recommendations.
The FFT is a feedback tool available to all patients who use practice services   it is based on one primary question, that is, whether people would recommend the service they have used.  At least one further, locally chosen, question must be asked.  Feedback is anonymous and...
Next steps on NHS Response to Covid-19
Attached is the LMC update letter on th NHS response to Coronavirus epidemic planning and NHS England letter.
GDPR - Child Access (SSLMCs May 2018)
Attached are copies of template privacy notices and a GDPR Update letter on Privacy Notices.
The links contained within the letter are:-
Dr Paul Cundy’s blog: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h22kak6pxlt8ily/AAB4gAuHKib_MZ44Xi3AbAf4a?dl=0
ICA [Information Governance Alliance]...
Attached is the Powerpoint presentation given by members of the Surrey and Sussex LMCs Secretariat
GPs as Data Controllers (SSLMCs April 2018)
GDPR Update re SARs (SSLMCs May 2018)
Template Letter (SSLMCs May 2018)
Attached is a GDPR Update Guidance relating to SAR requests received from Solicitors and Insurance Companies
SAR Requests from Solicitors and Insurance Companies (LMC June 2018)
Preparing for the new Data Protection Legislation (SCW CSU)
GP Information pack guidance documents (SCW CSU)
GPs as Data Controllers (BMA January 2018)
https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/confidentiality-and-health-records/gps-as-data-controllers GPs as Data Controllers (Update March 2018)
General Data Protection Regs Update (LMC January 2018)
2017 - 18
Chief Executive letter to all SSLMCs practices to summarize the details of the GP Contract Agreement 2017/18 (SSLMCs February 2017)
Update letter on GP Contract Agreement 2017/18 (SSLMCs February 2017)
Additional information relating to the 2017/18 GP Contract (SSLMCs May...
Letter to practices regarding the Extension of the General Practice Health (GPH) service to Surrey and Sussex.
General Practice Health (SSLMCs April 2017)
How to access the GP Health Service
Practice Funding Settlement SSLMCs February 2019
Integrating Urgent Care Services SSLMCs February 2019
GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update IT/ 'Digital First' SSLMCs February 2019
Miscellaneous Contract Changes SSLMCs February 2019
Network National Service Specifications and the NHS Long Term Plan SSLMCs February 2019
Primary Care Networks and Network Contract DES SSLMCs February 2019
GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update QOF SSLMCs February 2019
As presumably most colleagues will by now be aware, the BMA General Practitioners Committee and NHS England have reached a landmark five-year GP Contract Agreement from April 2019.
Whilst considerable information is already available, more details will be announced over the next few months....
Attached below is the link to the GPC GP Contract Reform 209 presentation given by the GPC Representative Dr Farah Jameel on the 26th March 2019.
GP Contract Reform 2019 GPC March 2019
From 1 April 2015, it is a contractual requirement for general practices to publish on their practice website by the end of the financial year (i.e. 31 March 2016), the mean net earnings for all GPs in their practice relating to the previous financial year (i.e. 2014/15). In addition practices...
GP Indemnity Arrangements LMC January 2019
This is an interim update for all GP practices in relation to indemnity arrangements; the Secretary of State continues to assure General Practitioner Committee representatives that the Government remains committed to introducing a State backed...
GP Pay Award DDRB Report 2021 - 22
GMS/PMS Regulations and guidance do not make any reference to an age at which patients become eligible or entitled to view their own records independently.
However, it is generally accepted that:
“Fraser/Gillick-competent” children are entitled to access their medical records (or authorise...
Important message for Vision Practices only.
I enclose two important messages for Vision practices relating to automatic submissions via GPES using the SNOMED CT codes, which are being used within NHS Primary Care from April 2018.
Vision practices have two options, details of...
Attached is a letter from Dr Parker regarding the recent developments in GP Indemnity since the announcement by the Secretary of State that the Government would introduce a state-backed indemnity scheme over the next 12 to 18 months.
Update - Indemnity Insurance (SSLMCs October 2017)
GP Level Data Collection via CQRS (SSLMCs October 2017)
Interpretation and Translation Service (SSLMCs July 2017)
IR35 refers to anti-avoidance tax legislation designed to ensure the tax on those with "disguised employment" is at a rate similar to those in employment and refers to workers who receive payments from a client via an intermediary, for example their own limited company.
Attached is an LMC...
Practice Registered Lists - List Capping (SSLMCs February 2016)
LMC List Capping Recommendations
List Capping (SSLMCs July 2016)
LMC Update on the Firearms Licensing process following receipt of the BMA updated guidance with a template practice response letter..
National Data Opt Out (LMC May 2018)
New to Partnership Scheme
Payment Application Form
New to Partnership (1)
New to Partnership (2)
NHS Cervical Screening Programme: National Ceasing Audit
Reimbursement for reasonable additional costs for flu delivery
20.10.23 Guidance for NHS regional teams, CCGs and GP practices on claiming reimbursement for reasonable additional costs for flu delivery
The PCSE June GP Bulletin contains information on the following:-
PCSE Bulletin - June 2019
PCSE Registration Guide
GP Pensions update
Transfer of the Cervical Screening Administration Service to the NHS
Attached is the PCSE February GP Bulletin which covers:-
End of year pension arrangements - Deadline approaching
Type 2 Medical Practitioner "Amnesty Form" and historical certificates for GP Providers (Type 1) and non GP Providers
PCSE GP February Bulletin PCSE February
Personal Injury Discount Rate (SSLMCs May 2017)
FYI I attached the latest PCSE releases on the roll-out of the long awaited new medical records collection and delivery process. Phase 3 coverage includes London and the East of England GPs.
Go Live Letter (PCSE November 2017)
PCSE New Process (PCSE November 2017)
Timetable for roll out...
As the service provided by Primary Care Support England has developed regular updates have been received and are attached below:-
Updates received 2017
PCSE Update - November
GP Payments and Pension administration - October
Administration and Changes to the National Performers Lists -...
Pensions Admin Letter PCSE January 2019
Pension Admin Guidance Flyer PCSE January 2019
Important update for practitioners and GP practices regarding pension administration
Annual end of year pension administration
Annual pension forms should be available to download from...
QOF 2020/21 Guidance 0907
CO713 GMS Contract Quality and Outcomes Framework Guidance
SOP following 19th July
Visiting your GP poster
Face masks and other measures
Standardised GP Appointment Categories
RCGP Position Statement - Role of the GP in caring for gender-questioning and transgender patients
The LMC receives on-going queries from GPs in terms of the role of the GP in providing care for both gender-questioning and transgender patients. There has been conflicting advice in recent...
Indemnity Arrangements in relation to private travel vaccinations
The LMC advice letter informs practices of the change in NHS Resolutions Indemnity arrangements under the Central Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) in relation to the supply and administration of paid-for travel...
Violent Patient Scheme (List of service providers across south east NHSE)
Removal of violent or aggressive patients from practice lists
To request the immediate removal of a violent or aggressive patient from the practice list, practices should email: email@example.com