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29th January 2024

LMC merger update


Following the LMCs consultation in December last year relating to Salford and Trafford LMC Ltd and Stockport LMC merging we are  happy to share that we received very positive feedback and no objections were raised. As a result, the wheels are now in motion to progress bringing the two organisations together. 

 

25th January 2024

NHS Vaccination Strategy


In December NHS England announced their long delayed ‘vaccination strategy’, following an initial consultation in 2022.

24th January 2024

Direct access to diagnostic tests


NHSE has published ‘Enhancing GP direct access to diagnostic tests for patients with suspected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or heart failure’. This is non-clinical guidance for systems which should be helpful for LMCs in local discussions about availability of Spirometry, FENO and NT-proBNP.

It is clear that commissioners should continue with local services where they exist but that additional services should also be in place, which must be made available for GP referral via eRS.

23rd January 2024

Sessional GPs locum work challenges


The Sessional GPs Committee continue to hear increasing reports from The BMA's constituents that they are struggling to find locum work in practices. Practice finance pressures as highlighted in their recent practice finance survey and the need to use.

23rd January 2024

LMC Buying Group's Recruitment Page


The LMC Buying Group understand that recruitment is often an expensive and time-consuming business, so they created an eye-catching, easy to use recruitment page where any registered member can post their clinical and non-clinical vacancies at no cost.

They also offer practices the opportunity to feature their vacancies with a featured package which comes at a small fee.

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