Latest updates from your local medical community
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 GPC England executive team we will be presenting the GP contract details for 2020-21 to GPs and LMCs, at a series of contract roadshow events across England over the coming month. Full contract details can be found here:-
The BMA continues to lobby for pension tax reform ahead of an anticipated announcement in the forthcoming Budget on 11th March 2020, and has written a joint letter together with several other health bodies to the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, calling for a solution to the pension taxation crisis.The letter states that:- “It is essential that such a reform of pension taxation policies is implemented as soon as possible. This change is supported by the signatories of this letter and the tens of thousands of doctors our organisations represent.”
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.
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.