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Reading this and any actions taken as a result can be logged as CPD time. This week: Dr Sonali Kinra's BlogLearn with Baby event, LMC Practice Liaison Team new contactlatest guidance and jobs.

GPC England has voted to accept a package of changes and extra investment to the GP contract in England 2020-21

GPC England has negotiated an update to the GP contract 2020/21 - 2023/24. This contract will build on the Primary Care Networks created in 2019 (with additional funding and additional workforce), expand recruitment and retention initiatives for GPs (supported with additional funding), thus reducing workload, while retaining GP and partnership autonomy and ensuring GPs have a leadership role at the centre of primary care. The changes will significantly increase funding into the contract (both core and PCN), the details of which are set out here.

Integrated Wellbeing service available 

Read the overview of the newly commissioned Integrated Wellbeing Service (IWS) by Public Health within Nottinghamshire County Council. The IWS integrates stop smoking, weight management services healthy eating support, physical activity and alcohol identification and brief advice. Read more here

GPC Update: Pensions tax charges

GPC England has written to NHS England about delays in GPs knowing whether they will face pension tax charges for 2017/18. The letter comes after it was revealed that more than 30,000 GPs had not been provided with a record of their pension contributions.
Read more here.
Blog by Dr Sonali Kinra, ICS Lead for GP Retention: 
Let’s build a community of sustainable General Practice

Hi everyone – first some personal news from me. After 10 years of working as General Practitioner in Nottinghamshire, I have now moved my clinical work to London due to a change in personal circumstances. I continue in my role as GP retention lead for the ICS for one day per week which will see me travelling back to Nottingham regularly so if you wish to meet, chat to discuss anything related to GP careers, workforce, retention then please get in touch.

It’s February and the festive season already seems long gone by. Thank you to all of you who continued to work in and out of hours during the holiday season – the workload has been relentless.

In addition to the other winter viruses we are also now facing global emergency due to Coronavirus and there are regular updates on Public Health England (PHE) website as well as on Clarity Teamnet. If you are doctor/nurse/AHP working in Nottinghamshire and not already on Teamnet ask your practice to sign you up or if working as a Locum then submit your application here for approval.

Read the full blog here.

Upcoming Events
Nottinghamshire GP Phoenix Programme:
Sign up to the FREE GMC Workshop!

The FREE workshop takes place on 18 February 2020 at NBV Enterprise Centre. This is an all day workshop and Kim Tolley will be the main speaker.

The workshop looks at the different ethical dilemmas GPs are regularly faced with in their work. A mixture of case studies will be used and interactive learning techniques to bring the subject areas to life and show how our guidance can support GPs in making difficult decisions in their practice.

If you are a GP Trainee or a GP in your first year in General Practice, then this informative and interactive workshop is for you.

SIGN UP HERE

Nottinghamshire GP Phoenix Programme:
Learn with Baby event, Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Are you a GP on a career break or returning back into practice?

Then this event is for you! A baby friendly CPD event, covering key tips to get back into practice, respiratory update, skin prick testing, mandatory BLS update and a music class for babies to break up the day.

As a guide the event is most suitable for babies up to 18 months but we welcome all GPs on or returning from career breaks.

Venue details: Spire Hospital Tollerton Ln, Tollerton, Nottingham NG12 4GA
Booking e-mail: info@phoenixprogramme.co.uk
SIGN UP BY CONTACTING THE TEAM HERE

GP TeamNet Antibiotic resistance Webinar: Wednesday 12th February 19:00-21:00

Speakers: Dr Vivienne Weston MB BS (Hons), MSc, FRCP(UK), FRCPath and Consultant Microbiologist @Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Community Infection Control Doctor South Nottinghamshire

Robana Hussain-Mills, Head of professional Standards and Leadership @Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership


The webinar will cover Antibiotic resistance from a global, national and local perspective and what is and can be done to help address this. The speakers will use the updated diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection guidance as an example.

View more information and sign up here.

Guidance
  • Skin preparation electrode gel: recall of all lots of LemonPrep, PediaPrep, Wave Prep and Cardio Prep due to risk of contamination and transmission of infection (MDA/2020/004) - View more here
 
  • Class 2 Medicines recall: Medreich PLC, Ranitidine 150mg Tablets, PL 21880/0091, Ranitidine 300mg Tablets, PL 21880/0092 (EL (20)A/05) - View here

View more guidance here
Jobs

For the latest GP and practice manager vacancies in Nottinghamshire, click here.
To advertise positions in your practice, send an email to elliemae.roberts@nottslmc.co.uk - we have more than 2,000 views on the vacancies section of our website every month.


Want to expand your practice vacancy reach for a greater variety of applicants? The LMC Buying Group advertise practice vacancies nationwide on their website for free. For more information, send an email to: info@lmcbuyinggroups.co.uk
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