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17th March 2020

PATIENT LETTER

ASSOCIATION OF GREATER MANCHESTER LMCs


NOTE:  A letter from the Association of Greater Manchester LMCs has been issued on:-

COVID19 and support for clinicians in the frontline, triaging calls and determining best place for treatment

16th March 2020

PRIME MINISTER'S UPDATE (16/3/20)

COVID-19


Please click on the link below to watch a video of the Prime Minister's Covid-19 Update today (16/3/20):-

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-uk-to-make-announcement-on-covid-19-measures-today-says-pms-adviser-dominic-cummings-11958164?inApp=true

16th March 2020

GP Contract Roadshows

For England


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:

11th March 2020

COVID-19 HOME MANAGEMENT SERVICE (CHMS)

AVAILABLE 24 HOURS PER DAY


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:-

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/

10th March 2020

LES/LIS INVESTMENT

ENGLAND ONLY


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:-

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