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28th February 2020

NHS 111

Data Sharing Agreements


We understand practices are still being approached by NHS111 providers to sign Data SharingAgreements in order for NHS 111 staff to book GP appointments directly. 

28th February 2020

Coronavirus Update

covid-19


The containment of COVID-19 remains of major concern and the situation is being monitored and we will continue to disseminate information as it becomes available. The GPC webpage is regularly updated with guidance and links to information from Public Health England, Health Protection Scotland, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland), and the Department of Health and Social Care.

17th February 2020

GPC England Contract

Update on latest position


Following the vote to accept the changes to the GP contract in England for 2020-21, GPC will be presenting the contract details to GPs and LMCs at a series of contract roadshow events across England over the coming month. In addition a number of LMCs have also arranged local events. The King’s Fund have produced a summary of the contract changes which can be read here.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/updated-gp-contract-explained

 

17th February 2020

MUMPS

CASES RISING


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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51493496

13th February 2020

DOCTORS' WELL-BEING

COMAR 2020


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:- confunit@bma.org.uk and look out for further information here or on the BMA website.

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