Latest updates from your local medical community
The GPC England executive team have now presented GP contract details for 2020-2021 at a number of contract roadshow events across England. Full details can be found on this link: https://beta.bma.org.uk/pay-and-contracts/contracts/gp-contract/gp-contract-england-202021
Most of the others that were planned have been cancelled due to the developing Covid-19 situation. As an alternative to attending an event you can now access the roadshow presentation, with commentary from Richard Vautrey, on the contract page of the BMA website. Please click for the link:
This is the second of a series of regular updates to general practice regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation. An electronic copy of this letter, and all other relevant guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement can be found on:-
Concerns have been raised regarding a letter (predating the GP contract agreement) which states that local LES funding will be used to assist with CCG deficits, conflicting with the new contract agreement in England that local investment must be reinvested by the CCG into primary medicalcare. NHS England has confirmed that ‘where the Network Contract DES delivers services that were previously funded through LIS/LES arrangements, the deal describes how funding must be reinvested by the CCG into primary medical care’. Full details are available if you click on the following link:-
NHSmail is now live for GP locums in England. After much hard work, in collaboration with NHSEI, NHSD and the GMC, NHSmail for GP locums went live today. This is a really important step in the recognition of the value and importance of locum GPs within primary care. This will allow locum GPs to access local, regional and national information. As an example many locum GPs have no access to information on COVID-19 updates as they do not have NHSmail.
In order to ensure you are accessing the LATEST information available, we are providing the links to the main guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19) for GP practices. All links to all available NHSE/PHE guidance and regulation can be found at:
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.