Latest updates from your local medical community

23rd December 2019

PCN Services Specs

NHS England publish draft

Please be advised that NHS England have just published the draft PCN service specifications which we would encourage all practices, PCNs and LMCs to respond to. Details can be found via the following link:


16th December 2019

Annual allowance tax charge

Emergency mitigation for clinicians

The BMA has now fully considered the proposals from NHS England and Improvement to provide emergency mitigation for clinicians who incur annual allowance tax charges in 2019/20. LMC's welcome their short-term plans to tackle the NHS pensions crisis, but have made it clear that furtherassurances must be made for GPs. It is essential that doctors working in primary care are covered by these proposals. NHSEI has committed to ensure that is the case and the BMA will work with it to ensure a solution is found to provide similar guarantees for GPs. To read the full BMA Statement, please click on the link below:

13th December 2019



With the release of the new Notification of Death Regulations published in September 2019, your LMC have organised for the Coroners of Salford and Trafford to deliver a session for you on Weds 15th January 2020. 

The presentation by Mr Alan Walsh of HM Coroner's Office Gtr Manchester West, and Ms Alison Mutch OBE of Coroner's Office Gtr Manchester South, will last approximately 40 mins.

Please use Eventbrite to register for your free place:


10th December 2019

GPs as specialists in general practice

Support from Academy of Royal Colleges

The BMA have previously agreed a joint statement with the Royal College of GPs and the General Medical Council, which stated that GPs should be considered as expert medical generalists, and as such are specialists in general practice, and that therefore the GP and Specialist Registers should be merged. This week their position has been supported by the Academy of Royal Colleges. You can read their full statement here:

7th December 2019


C.A.S Alerts

Ranitidine - Tablets, effervescent tablets, oral solutions and ranitidine injection are all expected to shortly be out of stock with no date for resupply until further notice. Read more here.

Theophylline (Slo-phyllin) - Manufacture of this product has ceased, and is anticipated to be out of stock by the end of November. Read more here.


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