10 November 2013

Contract Changes 2014/15

..details are now available.

Please see here for relevant links for full details.

GMC Report

As you may be aware, last month the GMC published a report, which focuses on key trends around complaints and identifies some of the challenges these reveal for doctors and those working in healthcare. The link below provides access to the full report along with an executive summary. Please do feel free to share this with any groups or individual colleagues.
 
State of Medical Education and Practice 2013

HIV Testing Week 22-29 November

We have been asked to highlight the fact that it is HIV testing week 22-29 November.

Led by the Terrence Higgins Trust  and funded by the Department of Health, National HIV Testing week promotes the benefits of HIV testing to gay and bisexual men and African communities. The British HIV Association and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV are supporting this by encouraging clinicians in both hospital and primary care to be alert to the need to offer and recommend an HIV test. This may result in your services receiving requests for an HIV test or information about HIV.  

The full letter is available on the
NHS England website and is also attached

Focus on vaccines and immunisations guidance

The Focus on vaccines and immunisations guidance has now been updated following the many recent changes to the vaccinations programme.

This document explains the various payment mechanisms available, and the new sections include information about shingles, pertussis, childhood flu, rotavirus and meningitis C vaccinations.

GP News from the Chair...

latest edition available here.

BMA’s GP committee sets out its vision

…… for the future of general practice.

See
here for further details