Latest updates from your local medical community
As you will be aware, last week, GPC England voted to accept the changes to the GP contract for 2020-21. Read more about the contract changes, including an update from Richard Vautrey, here:-
A number of GPCE roadshows are now in the process of being planned. These will outline the agreement - more details will be announced shortly.
The rise in the number of cases of mumps being reported is now reaching the highest level in England for a decade. Richard Vautrey (Chair of the BMA GP Committee) was interviewed on LBC on Friday 14th Feb about the importance of MMR vaccination. Further details are available via the BBC report here:
The BMA’s annual conference for medical academics will be held at BMA House on Friday 15 May 2020. The main theme will be 'Doctors' Well-being'. Save the date, and express your interest in attending to:- email@example.com and look out for further information here or on the BMA website.
The BMA has published a web page https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/policy-and-research/public-and-population-health/wuhan-novel-coronavirus highlighting key information and links to official guidance from government agencies on Coronavirus, including how to handle queries from patients and how to manage patients who contact or attend GP practices. We are aware that GP practices in England are being contacted by their CCGs, on behalf of NHSEI requesting information regarding practice preparation for Coronavirus. Our advice remains that while there is no obligation to provide this information, unless the Secretary of State issues a direction, we would encourage practices to respond so that NHSEI and Public Health England are aware the national picture for preparations. We remain in close contact with NHSEI and other stakeholder to ensure that any measures they put in place are supportive and do not place any overly onerous burden on GPs and their patients.
The West Pennine LMC are delighted to host the BMA's GP Committee on Thursday 26th March 2020 at 7.00pm at The Village Hotel, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0PG. Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC Executive, will be delivering an update on the 2020-21 GP Contract and you are most welcome to join us. This event is open to GPs and Practice Managers across GM. It would be much appreciated if you could confirm your attendance by emailing Sue at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The agenda for the evening can be found by clicking on the link here:-
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