Practice Management

24-hour Retirement

24-hour retirement (SSLMCs guidance June 2014)

Adjuvanted Trivalent Flu Vaccine orders for 2018 - 19 season

Adjuvanted Trivalent Flu Vaccine orders for 2018 - 19 season (LMC February 2018)

Arrangements for management of localised comunity outbreaks of Influenza

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

BMA Locum Practice Agreement

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

Certificates for School Absences and Missing Exams

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...

COVID - 19 Maintaining Essential Services during these exceptional times

Maintaining Essential Services Dear Colleagues The letter above contains information from the LMC on maintaining essential services during the pandemic.

COVID -19 Financial Considerations in relation to the 2020/21 GP Contract Agreement

Financial Considerations in relation to the 20/21 GP Contract Agreement PCN Scenario Dear Colleagues 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...

COVID-19 Changes in Community Pharmacy SOPs and pharmacy contact details

Changes in Community Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures Community Pharmacy Details - Surrey Community Pharmacy Details - Sussex

Debt and Mental Health Form (DMHEF)

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...

Delivery of the Extended Hours Access requirements of the PCN DES

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...

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

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...

Deregistration of Patients

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

Digital First Consultation outcome and on-line consultation support

Letter from LMC to highlight recent developments in the Digital First Consultation outcome and on-line consultation support. Digital First Consultation

Disclosure and Barring Service

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 Ear De-Waxing Guidelines

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

Ear Wax Syringing and Irrigation - Update (LMC June 2018)

EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

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...

Expectations in relation to Care and Extended Hours and the reasonable needs of patients

Care and Extended Hours (LMC June 2018)

Flu season 2018/19

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.

Friends and Family Test (FFT)

The FFT is a feedback tool available to all patients who use practice services&nbsp &nbspit is based on one primary question, that is, whether people would recommend the service they have used.&nbsp At least one further, locally chosen, question must be asked.&nbsp Feedback is anonymous and...

Further guidance for 2018/19 Flu Season (25th September 2018)

The LMC letter provides further guidance on the 2018/19 flu season; the first part of this letter assumes you have been notified that your influenza vaccine supplies have been confirmed, noting that your practice’s Fluad vaccines order will be suppled in a phased way: 40% in September, 20% in...

Further update on NHS response to Coronavirus pandemic planning

Update0318 Next steps on NHS Response to Covid-19 Dear Colleagues Attached is the LMC update letter on th NHS response to Coronavirus epidemic planning and NHS England letter.

Further Update: Seasonal Flu Immunisation Programme 2018/19 (26th September 2018)

Following on from my advice letter sent to practices yesterday, NHS England has now sent out further guidance which I enclose. To avoid particularly Practice Manager colleagues suffering a conniption, please note now this does not contradict or alter the LMC guidance, but provides further advice...

General Data Protection Regulation - Children Access

GDPR - Child Access (SSLMCs May 2018)

General Data Protection Regulations Update: Privacy Notices

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]...

General Data Protection Regulations - LMC Secretariat Presentation

Attached is the Powerpoint presentation given by members of the Surrey and Sussex LMCs Secretariat GPs as Data Controllers (SSLMCs April 2018)

General Data Protection Regulations - Requests from Solicitors, Insurers and Employers

GDPR Update re SARs (SSLMCs May 2018) Template Letter (SSLMCs May 2018)

General Data Protection Regulations - SAR requests from Solicitors and Insurance Companies

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)

General Data Protection Regulations Documents from the SCW CSU

Preparing for the new Data Protection Legislation (SCW CSU) GP Information pack guidance documents (SCW CSU)

General Data Protection Regulations Update

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)

General Practice Contract

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...

General Practice Health (GPH)

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

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update - Practice Funding Settlement

Practice Funding Settlement SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update Integrating Urgent Care Services

Integrating Urgent Care Services SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update IT/ 'Digital First'

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update IT/ 'Digital First' SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update Miscellaneous Contract Changes

Miscellaneous Contract Changes SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update Network National Service Specifications and NHS Long Term Plan

Network National Service Specifications and the NHS Long Term Plan SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update Primary Care Networks and Network Contract DES

Primary Care Networks and Network Contract DES SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update QOF

GP Contract Agreement 2019 Update QOF SSLMCs February 2019

GP Contract Agreement: April 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....

GP Contract Reform 2019 - GPC Presentation

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

GP Earnings - Publication of Mean GP Net Earnings

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 Forward View

GP Indemnity Arrangements - Update

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...

Health Records - Online Access by Children

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

Dear Colleagues 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...

Indemnity Insurance - Update

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)

Individual GP Level Data Collection via CQRS

GP Level Data Collection via CQRS (SSLMCs October 2017)

Interpretation and Translation Service

Interpretation and Translation Service&nbsp(SSLMCs July 2017)

IR35

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...

List Capping

Practice Registered Lists - List Capping&nbsp(SSLMCs February 2016) Template Letter LMC List Capping Recommendations List Capping&nbsp(SSLMCs July 2016) &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp

LMC Buying Group - Update November 2018

LMC Firearms Licensing - Update Guidance

LMC Update on the Firearms Licensing process following receipt of the BMA updated guidance with a template practice response letter.. Firearms Licensing Template Letter

LMC Line 136 - January 2019

National Data Opt Out

National Data Opt Out (LMC May 2018)

New to Partnership Scheme

New to Partnership Scheme Payment Application Form New to Partnership (1) New to Partnership (2)

PCN DES 2020/21

PCN DES 2020/21

PCSE Bulletin - June 2019

The PCSE June GP Bulletin contains information on the following:- PCSE Bulletin - June 2019 PCSE Registration Guide Patient registrations Returning supplies GP Pensions update Transfer of the Cervical Screening Administration Service to the NHS Customer Feedback Contacting PCSE

PCSE February GP Bulletin - Pension Special Bulletin

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

Personal Injury Discount Rate&nbsp(SSLMCs May 2017)

Primary Care Support England - Medical Records Phase 3 Records Roll Out

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...

Primary Care Support England - Updates 2016 & 2017

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 -...

Primary Care Support England - Year End Pension Communication

Pensions Admin Letter PCSE January 2019 Pension Admin Guidance Flyer PCSE January 2019 Important update for practitioners and GP practices regarding pension administration Dear Colleague, Annual end of year pension administration Annual pension forms should be available to download from...

Primary Care Support England GP Update - September 2018

Seasonal Flu Planning Guide (No. 1 - 6th August 2020)

INTRODUCTION This guide has been produced to assist practices when planning the operational aspects of their FLU delivery programme 2020/21. It should be read in conjunction with the references and reading guidance at the end of the document. In particular, practices are encouraged to read the...

Seasonal Influenza - Immunisation of GP Practice Staff

Seasonal Influenza - Immunisation of GP Practice Staff The attachment highlights arrangements for the NHS England recommended seasonal flu immunisation of practice staff. . As discussed such immunisation is not covered within the state indemnity scheme, the CNSGP.

Seasonal Influenza - Immunisation of GP Practice Staff

Seasonal Influenza - Immunisation of GP Practice Staff The attachment highlights arrangements for the NHS England recommended seasonal flu immunisation of practice staff. . As discussed such immunisation is not covered within the state indemnity scheme, the CNSGP.

The Buying Group and GDPR

The Buying Group and GDPR Update

The role of the GP in caring for gender-questioning and transgender patients - RCGP Position Statement

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...

URGENT ADVICE: Indemnity Arrangements in relation to paid-for (Private) Travel Vaccinations delivered by GP practice staff

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 - Removal of violent or aggressive patients from practice lists

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: pcse.immediateremovals@nhs.net