Latest updates from your local medical community
The BMA’s Annual Representatives Meeting took place 23-27 June at the ICC Belfast. The ARM elections were open to a number of committees – including GPC UK. Nominations were open to all BMA members. However, voting was only open to ARM delegates.
The new financial year started in April but we know that many of you still have questions about the new GP contract. Some of you will also have attended our recent GP Contract Information Evening at The Copthorne Hotel which was hosted by our guest speaker, Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, an expert on the finer points of the contract.
We continue to receive weekly updates from GPC and will add them to our resources page going forward, sending you a regular reminder to take a look.
REMEMBER to claim for your CQC fees. GMHSP have confirmed that Practices can claim for last year’s CQC fees at the same time as claiming for this years, if you haven't done so already.
The BMA have published two VAT advice notes (provided by MHA Larking Gowen) for the two main PCN structures they see being implemented – lead practice, and federation-led, and a really useful PCN calendar to help you plan the next couple of months. These are accessible via their PCN webpage, with the VAT guidance available under the toolkit tab.
Incidentally, our LMC office is manned Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. Even if we are closed, we undertake to respond to all urgent enquiries within 24 hours and in the first instance, please use our Contact Us page. We hope you enjoy the new Salford & Trafford LMC website. We are happy to receive feedback and if there is anything specific you would like us to include, please let us know.