2022 Bulletins

CLMC Bulletin 511 - 05.07.22 including:

  • ARM 2022
  • Tees Valley Primary Care Training Hub newsletter
  • Important FREE Training, Breakaway training
  • NHSE Primary Care Policy and Guidance Manual updates, including template zero tolerance policies and warning letters for inappropriate patient behaviour
  • Fees calculator
  • Letter from GP for travel with medication
  • Fit note update
  • CVD enhanced service specification
  • Warning over GPs leaving NHS
  • Rebuild General Practice: support the campaign
  • Access to GP Services – House of Commons debate
  • BMA calls for independent review of the GMC referral pathway
  • New BMA Council Chair
  • Validium and supportive documents July 2022
  • Healthwatch South Tees Annual Reports
  • Committee of Medical Managers (CMM) elections
  • BMA Employer Advisory Service

 

CLMC Bulletin 510 - 21.06.22 including:

  • Update on NHS Property Services (NHSPS) legal case
  • Risk assessment for practices
  • GP abuse
  • Rebuild General Practice: 3 ways to show your support
  • Accelerated access to patient records
  • Monkeypox
  • Fit Notes
  • Promoting Healthier Together
  • Initial Health Assessment services in support of new arrivals from Ukraine
  • Safe Surgeries Evaluation Survey - Regional
  • One career, endless opportunities #Choose GP
  • HEE launches new Work Experience Standard
  • BMA request for case studies: innovative delivery in General Practice
  • BMA annual representative meeting 2022
  • GPC ARM elections
  • BMA Employer Advisory Service

GPC Update to LMCs - 07.06.22 including:

  • LMC UK conference 2022
  • Rebuild General Practice: support the campaign
  • Delayed contractual changes for deceased patient records
  • Medical exemption service
  • Navigating the GP sponsorship process webinar
  • GP training needs reform: the status quo isn't working for anyone
  • Improvements to benefit eligibility at the end of life
  • GPC ARM elections

CLMC Bulletin 509 - 31.05.22 including:

  • BMA launches pensions tool for GPs to help navigate unfair inflation calculations
  • Important ICB Opportunity - ICB Partner Member Positions for Primary Care Application Information - deadline 7 June
  • Rebuild General Practice: Parliamentary Drop in Event – get involved in the promotion!
  • UK LMC Conference - Resolution and election results
  • Validium and supportive documents June 2022
  • Tell NHSE how you are – primary care wellbeing survey
  • Urgent & Emergency Care Learning Disability Webinar

CLMC Bulletin 508 - 24.05.22 including: 

  • GPC England Update
  • Rebuild General Practice: support the campaign
  • Navigating the GP sponsorship process webinar
  • GP training needs reform: the status quo isn't working for anyone
  • Preceptorship to support ARRS roles within Primary Care
  • Healthier Together | Home (nenc-healthiertogether.nhs.uk)
  • Annual health checks to patients aged 14 years or over on the learning disabilities register
  • The GP Learning Disability Register (GPLDR)
  • Improvements to benefit eligibility at the end of life
  • Medical exemption service
  • LMC UK conference 2022
  • Delayed contractual changes for deceased patient records
  • New digital GP Contract requirements and guidance to support GP practices
  • South Tees Adult Hearing Services Consultation
  • Shape the future of GP data sharing 

CLMC Bulletin 507 - 10.05.22 including:

  • Message from GPC re Clarification on PCN DES
  • GP workforce and appointment data
  • Becoming a UK visa sponsoring practice – webinar
  • What is your diagnosis for general practice? #RebuildGP
  • GP abuse
  • General Practice Pay Transparency
  • Health and Care Bill becoming an Act
  • Validium and supportive documents May 2022
  • GPFR pilot
  • Latest Cameron Fund Video
  • Medico Legal Conference - Thursday 7 July, BMA House, London

CLMC Bulletin 506 - 26.04.22 including:

  • PCN DES
  • GP workforce data
  • It’s time to rebuild general practice: support the campaign
  • Join our campaign for fair pay
  • Infection Prevention Control in healthcare settings
  • Arrivals from Ukraine: advice for primary care
  • National flu immunisation programme 2022/23
  • LMC UK conference 2022
  • LMC UK Conference elections to GPC UK 2022-23
  • GP Trainees Committee - Elections Open
  • LMCs – change of details

CLMC Bulletin 505 - 12.04.22 including:   

  • Rebuild general practice campaign
  • British Social Attitudes Survey
  • GP contract and safe working guidance
  • Tees Valley Easter Pharmacy Opening Hours
  • Changes to COVID-19 testing for health and social care staff
  • Death certification and cremation forms
  • Gender dysphoria guidance
  • NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme
  • Improvements to benefit eligibility at the end of life
  • DWP change to fit note – from 6 April 2022
  • Health and Social Care Bill

CLMC Bulletin 504 - 05.04.22 including:

  • GP contract 22/23 – guidance for practices
  • GPC GP contract 22/23 Webinars
  • General Practice Pay Transparency – delay until 30 April 22
  • Reminder – Workforce Data Submission Deadline – 30 April 2022
  • Compliance with the national data opt-out policy – delay until 31 July 2022
  • Gender incongruence in primary care and statement on commissioning
  • Ramadan
  • Rebuild General Practice
  • Covid Testing- NHSE Update
  • ICB and Patient and Public Involvement – requesting feedback by Thursday 14 April
  • Validium and supportive documents April 2022
  • Latest Cameron Fund Video

CLMC Bulletin 503 - 29.03.22 including:

  • GP contract changes guidance 
  • Rebuild general practice campaign launch 
  • Future of general practice - Health Select Committee evidence 
  • Safe working guidance 
  • MCCD and death certification 
  • Health foundation report on access to general practice 
  • GP to patient ratio 
  • Infection Prevention Control in healthcare settings 
  • New policy for applications to the Performers Lists 
  • Friends and Family Test  
  • Emergency GMC registration to end in September 
  • Flu orders 
  • Fit Notes 
  • GP and LMC Representation in ICSs 
  • Uyghur crisis educational webinar 

CLMC Bulletin 502 - 15.03.22 including:   

  • GP contract negotiations and future of general practice
  • GP contract 22/23 – guidance for practices
  • Safe working in general practice
  • Meeting with Secretary of State and NHS health care reforms
  • Policy Exchange report on the future of general practice
  • Tees Valley Primary Care Training Hub Newsletter
  • Training post shortage - Offer of support to establish additional posts for GP Trainees in Primary care settings, Deadline 24 March
  • GPCE executive team changes
  • Data on the pressures facing general practice
  • BMA successfully challenges threatening letters from solicitors
  • NHSPS service charges dispute update - trial dates
  • Kings Fund report on Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)
  • Guidance for 2022/23 seasonal flu vaccination programme
  • Mandatory vaccinations for healthcare staff to be revoked
  • Pneumococcal vaccine claims
  • Smoking Cessation service
  • Sessional GPs committee regional elections

CLMC Bulletin 501 - 01.03.22 including:

  • Update on 2022/23 GP contract negotiations
  • Lifting COVID restrictions and infection control
  • GP Fellowships
  • Important reminder NENC Primary Care Training Hub: Training Needs Analysis - Non-Medical General Practice Workforce
  • NHS Elective Recovery Plan
  • Supporting people on waitlists - NHSE 'my Planned Care' public platform now live
  • patient access to records
  • Ordering DWP leaflets
  • COVID-19 vaccinations for all 5-11 year olds
  • Next steps for vaccination programme
  • GP pressures
  • Fuller Stocktake
  • New NHSE Campaign - early cancer diagnosis
  • Validium and supportive documents March 2022
  • The Cameron Fund - latest video
  • GPC GP & Sessional GP Bulletin & Informal Messaging
  • BMA COVID-19 guidance
  • Mental Health and wellbeing - looking after you and your practice team

CLMC Bulletin 500 - 15.02.22 including:

  • Calls on Government to begin negotiations for revised fit-for-purpose GP contract
  • Interpretation Services – Language Empire Services
  • Tees Valley Primary Care Training Hub - Workforce Development Webinars
  • Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF)
  • Infection prevention control and risk assessments
  • Vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) - what are your responsibilities now?
  • Tees Valley Primary Care Training Hub - 22/23 ACP applications: NOW OPEN
  • Tees Valley Primary Care Training Hub – Primary Care Training Hub Knowledge and Library Hub
  • Tees Valley Primary Care Training Hub – Newsletter
  • Pension tax seminars
  • New to Partnership Payment Scheme Evaluation
  • GP workforce data
  • Transfer of Care – Acute Inpatient Discharge Standard
  • 2019/20 Pensions Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Policy

CLMC Bulletin 499 - 08.02.22 including:

  • Update on legislation requiring vaccination as a condition of deployment
  • Update to CVP Enhanced Service
  • Digital NHS COVID Pass is now available to children aged 12 to 15
  • Winter Access Fund advanced telephony goes live
  • How can GPs effectively care for patients with long-term conditions in the current climate?
  • NENC Primary Care Training Hub: Training Needs Analysis - Non-Medical General Practice Workforce - 2022/23
  • HEE Trainee Pharmacist in General Practice Programme National Recruitment 2022 (2023 intake)
  • ICS North East and North Cumbria - Engagement Principles Survey, deadline extended to 3.30pm 28 February 2022
  • Validium and supportive documents February 2022

CLMC Bulletin 498 - 01.02.22 including:  

  • GP pressures and GP appointment data
  • Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations – guidance for GPs and practices
  • Fit testing of FFP2 and FFP3 respirators
  • Face coverings in practice premises
  • Healthwatch Dentistry Mythbuster
  • Health and Social Care Bill - #WrongBillWrongTime
  • PCN DES - Examples of good practice
  • How can GPs effectively care for patients with long-term conditions in the current climate?
  • Cameron Fund Video

CLMC Bulletin 497 - 25.01.22 including:

  • Mandatory vaccinations FAQs for GPs and practices
  • North East and Yorkshire Webinar FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS: Fertility, Pregnancy and Vaccination – your questions and concerns answered - Wednesday 26 January 2022 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Extension of free PPE to the health and care sector
  • Face coverings in practice premises
  • Guidance on COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control for GP practices
  • Vaccinating 12-17 year olds at risk
  • Extending the post-thaw expiry date of specific batches of Comirnaty® (30 microgram/dose)
  • Updated PGD and National Protocol for Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Changes to MCCDs
  • National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021
  • Medicines Supply Tool
  • Global vaccine equity
  • CQC report into ethnic minority-led GP practices’ experiences of CQC regulation
  • Primary Care Coaching - Looking After You - Comms Toolkit
  • National Conference: Male Domestic Abuse Tuesday 8th February 2022 (9.30am –13.00pm) & Wednesday 9th February 2022 (9.30am –13.00pm)

CLMC Bulletin 496 - 18.01.22 including:

  • Respiratory Protective Equipment, risk assessments, and provision of respirators
  • Impact of Omicron on service provision and workforce
  • Requirement for COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment 
  • Capacity constraints in general practice
  • Reminder: reporting staff sickness absence 
  • COVID-19 vaccination programme
  • Confirmatory PCR tests temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results
  • Private COVID tests and proof of previous positive result
  • 2022/23 priorities and operational planning guidance
  • GP contracts and variation notices
  • Fit notes for Statutory Sick Pay purposes recommence 27 January
  • Medicines Supply Tool
  • GP practice sponsorship process
  • Validium and supportive documents

CLMC Bulletin 495 - 11.01.22 including: 

  • Next steps for general practice in 2022
  • Protecting yourself
  • Reporting COVID-19 outbreaks and staffing pressures in General Practice
  • Self-isolation and access to PCR and lateral flow tests
  • Combined paediatric and adult respiratory clinical assessment services hubs (RCAS)
  • NHSEI Guidance on assessment of COVID 19 patients in General Practice
  • Pulse Oximetry @ Home
  • Virtual Wards and Hospital @ Home
  • New COVID-19 treatments
  • Hospital discharge and support for general practice and community care
  • DHSC’s requirement for vaccination as a condition of employment
  • CQC Inspections
  • Healthwatch South Tees STAR Awards
  • New Year’s Honours GPC GP and Sessional GP Bulletin

 

CLMC Bulletin 494 - 04.01.22 including:

  • GPC ‘Dear Colleagues’ Update Position (as of 30 December)
  • Protecting yourself
  • Reporting COVID-19 outbreaks and staffing pressures in General Practice
  • Lateral Flow test and isolation period
  • Combined Paediatric and Adult Respiratory clinical assessment services hubs (RCAS)
  • New COVID-19 Treatments
  • Pulse Oximetry @ Home
  • Virtual Wards and Hospital @ Home
  • (Updated!) Season’s  New Year/2021 wrap up greetings from GPC England executive team
  • NHS pressures and joint workload prioritisation guidance
  • Infection prevention control guidance
  • Expression of thanks from the UK CMOs
  • Amendments to the Enhanced Service Specification for Phase 3
  • Extension of eligible cohort to include those aged 16 and over
  • Second dose for 12-15 year olds
  • Responding to vaccination data queries
  • Recording overseas vaccinations in the National Booking Service
  • COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use by children aged 5 to 11
  • Updates to the Network Contract DES
  • PCSE patient list validation requests
  • Application window for 2019/20 Pensions Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Policy
  • New annual leave guidance for employers of salaried GPs
  • GPC GP and Sessional GP Bulletin
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