Latest updates from your local medical community
CQC inspections are back!
There have so far been 6 inspections completed across the 3 localities we cover. Whilst there is no way of predicting when you might be receiving yours, we do know that there are some factors which contribute to being towards the top of the list.
These include a practice merger, a premises relocation, 5+ years since your previous inspection, quality concerns and patient complaints.
The BMA knows GP practices across England are feeling the impact of inflation and high energy costs, and we want to hear about your practice’s experiences. Please complete their survey so they can collect the evidence they need to advocate on your behalf.
The government has confirmed that Monday 19th September will be a Bank Holiday.
As the commissioner of primary care services, NHS England and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) have the responsibility to ensure patients can access the primary care services they need. However, primary care professionals and their teams will want to pay their respects on this day wherever possible and contractually may be supported to do so with the declaration of the bank holiday.
We join the Royal Family, the whole of the Commonwealth and the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II.
We offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Royal Family.
As we know, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant some operations and procedures have been postponed, leading to understandable concern for those waiting.
The LMC office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 5 working days. In the first instance, please use our Contact Us page.
You can also visit our CV19 page for the latest CV19 guidance.