Londonwide LMCs March 2022 Newsletter


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March 2022 Newsletter

New GP Contract imposed


Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, shares her views on the imposition of the 2022/23 GP Contract, following the breakdown of negotiations between NHS England and the BMA.


Rebuild GP campaign

A new publicity campaign calling for support to “Rebuild General Practice” launched on Monday, supported by the BMA and the GPDF.

MP engagement, parliamentary questions and GP evidence session

London MPs have recently asked a number of questions about general practice in the Capital, and last week the Health and Social Care select committee took evidence from GPs on workforce and workload pressures.

Children of hepatitis B infected mothers

New contractual requirement for additional vaccinations for children of hepatitis B infected mothers.

Resource of the Month

image Briefing on GP Contract 2022/23
Our comments and thoughts on the measures contained in the new Contract have been gathered in this document.
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Guidance Updates

GPC newsletter
Patient record access delayed
New practice pressures tracking system
Urgent review teams
General practice contract arrangements in 2022/23

Londonwide Diary

24 Coronavirus death certification changes expire
29 Pension scheme update
01 Stress Awareness Month
07 Covid inquiry terms of reference consultation closes
07 World Health Day
08 Resilience and wellbeing Workshop
25 World Immunisation Week
29 Learning disability training


Registering patients without proof of address

Practices are required to register patients who live within a practice’s boundary, including those who cannot prove their address or provide a form of ID.





Please feedback on the beta version of our new website


We are modernising our website and need your help. Please feedback on the beta version when you visit our site. Look for the short survey at the bottom of each page.


Registered nursing associate blended learning programme launched


This programme has been developed by experienced general practice nurses and is designed for registered nursing associates (RNAs) new to the setting.


Parliamentary activity


The last month saw a speech by Sajid Javid focussing on personalised care, a select committee evidence session on health and a number of debates on issues affecting general practice.







Remember to use BEAM to LMC to highlight the pressure you are under


Our BEAM to LMC mobile app, which enables you to tell us about the pressures you are under from commissioners and others, is proving popular. Make sure you check the app for push notifications.



Media and public affairs round-up



On 23 March Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, our Deputy CEO, responded to the Spring Statement saying that 'the absence of anything new for general practice is an insult to an already demoralised workforce'. On 23 March we showed our appreciation to people in general practice on the national day of reflection, marking two years since the first lockdown began. On 21 March Lisa appeared in a BBC London news report on violence and abuse experienced by healthcare workers. On 9 March we contributed information to GPonline on the GP premises crisis forcing practices to 'juggle desks' to fit ARRS staff. On 9 March Dr Michelle Drage, our CEO, was quoted by Pulse in a piece on GP leaders fearing the erosion of continuity of care and the ‘dying’ family doctor role.

We continue to be very active in promoting the interests of London GPs and practice staff on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. If you have an example of general practice doing something well which could make a news story please get in touch. We also support practices that are approached with media requests. You can find details here.



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Last updated : 13 Apr 2022


End of Coronavirus Act death certification and registration changes (23 Mar 2022)

The arrangements for death certification and registration introduced by the Coronavirus Act (2020) expire on 24 March 2022. The relevant guidance can be found on the Government website, the key...
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Registered nursing associate blended learning programme launched (22 Mar 2022)

This blended learning programme has been developed by experienced primary care nurses and it is specifically designed for registered nursing associates (RNAs) new to working within the general practice setting....
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Briefing on GP Contract 2022/23 - message from Dr Michelle Drage (10 Mar 2022)

Thursday 10 March 2022 Dear Colleagues, Briefing on GP Contract 2022/23 As you will now be aware, despite lengthy negotiation no agreement was reached on changes to...
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Wellbeing webinars - spring 2022 (24 Feb 2022)

The webinars aim to support the emotional and psychological health of staff by supporting you in finding your own strategies, tools, and coping mechanisms. These 40-minute interactive webinars are packed...
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Tips of the month February 2022 (23 Feb 2022)

We provide tips based on common queries which come through to us from London GPs and practice teams. These are shared via social media and collated for this...
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How do treatment delays impact patients and general practice? (23 Feb 2022)

Our new animation explains how the treatment backlog in the NHS affects patients and exacerbates capacity problems in general practice. London practices are welcome to share it in on social media...
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Patients to view record entries from July 2022 onwards (23 Feb 2022)

Update: this requirement was initially intended to go live on 1 April 2022, but is now postponed until July. From July 2022, patients with an existing online account will automatically be...
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UCLH positive response to reducing inappropriate transfers of activity (22 Feb 2022)

Leaders from University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust have written to consultants and GPs following representation from LMCs. Their letter includes this advice: "Please actively have conversations with patients in...
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NHS delivery plan for tackling the Covid-19 backlog of care (22 Feb 2022)

The long-awaited NHS elective recovery plan was published in full earlier this month and sets out plans to tackle England’s elective care backlog over the next three years. The...
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