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LMC Update 12 May 2022

Date published: Monday 16 May 2022

You Matter! Free Lunchtime Workshops for Front of House Staff

Online events for primary care front line reception and administration staff members.

A series of six 75-minute bitesize resilience and wellbeing webinars facilitated by two experienced resilience and wellbeing coaches. You can choose to attend all six sessions or the ones that most appeal to you. Various dates are available between 25 May and 25 June, for more information and online registration visit: Humberside LMC: Events.

‘Coffee Connect Event’

A cup of coffee

Take a virtual coffee break with a colleague working in the Humber and North Yorkshire region as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May. Visit the sign up page to take part, register your details, and you will receive a wellbeing gift.

On sign-up, you’ll be matched with someone else participating, an email will be sent to confirm along with some guiding questions. It’s then up to both parties to organise a convenient time for a 30-minute coffee break to have a chat. Given the geographical spread of Humber and North Yorkshire, and the fact that many colleagues may be front line or working from home/offices, participants will need to be flexible about the form their coffee break takes – possibly on MS Teams or a phone call might be best.

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is tackling loneliness. For more information, including tips on practical steps to address loneliness, visit Mental Health Awareness Week.  

Free Care Navigation Toolkit for All HNY ICS Practices

Switchboard operator

This free care navigation toolkit is available to all practices in the HNY ICS (supported by Winter Access funding.) This system is designed by a working practice manager and is for reception staff to use when booking an appointment on behalf of a patient. It is simple to use and requires minimal training or set-up time. The care navigation signposting can be adapted for each individual practice as we recognise there is no “one size fits all” solution.

Please note, this is an optional offer which is completely free to practices. For more information on how to access this toolkit, including a video demonstration, please email humberside.lmcgroup@nhs.net.

Free Staff Satisfaction Survey for GP Practices

A free staff satisfaction survey and analysis is available from Qualitas for 50 GP practices in England. This aims to help you identify the key issues facing your staff and how you can make tangible improvements to their day-to-day working lives. Practices taking part will receive a detailed report containing key findings and collated staff insights from the survey.

More details of what’s involved and how to sign up can be found on the Qualitas offer sign up page.

Free Centralised HR Recruitment Service for Humber and North Yorkshire Practices

Date published: Tuesday 10 May 2022

HNY logo PNG

Yorkshire Health Partners have established a free HR centralised recruitment and onboarding service to help practices recruit for their ARRS roles. The service is available free of charge to all practices in the Humber and North Yorkshire area. They are now scheduling assessment centres for June, July and August – if you’d like to discuss this further please email yhp.centralisedhr@nhs.net and one of the team will give you a call back to see how they can help you.

You matter! - Free Lunchtime Workshops for Front of House Staff

Date published: Monday 9 May 2022

Online events for primary care front line reception and and administration staff members. 

A series of six 75-minute bite size resilience and wellbeing webinars facilitated by two experienced resilience and wellbeing coaches. All sessions are free, and you can choose to attend all six sessions or the ones that most appeal to you.

Webinar 1: How to Manage Stress and be Kinder to Yourself

Wednesday 25th May, 1pm – 2:15pm

For more information and to book please visit: www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/events/13537

 

Webinar 2: How to Change Perspectives to Achieve Clarity and Focus

Wednesday 8th June, 1pm – 2:15pm

For more information and to book please visit: www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/events/13539

 

Webinar 3: How to Build Resilience in your Team

Tuesday 21st June, 1pm – 2:15pm

For more information and to book please visit: www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/events/13540

 

Webinar 4: Thrive – Identify Key Resilience Factors

Wednesday 6th July, 1pm – 2:15pm

For more information and to book please visit: www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/events/13541

 

Webinar 5: Use the Power of your Mind to Boost Resilience

Thursday 21st July, 1pm – 2:15pm

For more information and to book please visit: www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/events/13542

 

Webinar 6: Shift your Thinking for a more Resilient Mindset

Monday 25th July, 1pm – 2:15pm

For more information and to book please visit: www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/events/13543

 

LMC Update 05 May 2022

Date published: Thursday 5 May 2022

Hull Hospitals Reintroduces Partial Booking

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is to reintroduce partial booking for new patients. Partial booking is the process of where, once the hospital accepts and triages a referral, in accordance with waiting list volumes the patient will be invited to contact the hospital to book an appointment. The aim is to enable patients to agree an appointment date that is convenient for them and reduce the number of patients not arriving for appointments.

The trust will be initially piloting partial booking in Neurology before rolling out to other specialities. Certain services will be excluded from partial booking including 2WW services and Rapid Access Service. Also, as part of the triage process, clinicians are able to notify the booking team of patients unsuitable for partial booking. Patients will be sent an invite to book letter to their correspondence address, asking for them to contact the hospital within 14 days to arrange their appointment.

Read more in this communication for practices.

Free Care Navigation Toolkit for All HNY ICS Practices

Picture of an operator using an old style telephone switchboard

This free care navigation toolkit is available to all practices in the HNY ICS (supported by Winter Access funding.) This system is designed by a working practice manager, and is for reception staff to use when booking an appointment on behalf of a patient. It is simple to use and requires minimal training or set-up time. The care navigation signposting can be bespoke to each individual practice as we recognise there is no “one size fits all” solution.

Please note, this is an optional offer which is completely free to practices. For more information on how to access this offer including a video demonstration of the toolkit please email  humberside.lmcgroup@nhs.net 

LMC Newsletter April 2022

Date published: Thursday 28 April 2022

The April edition of the LMC newsletter is out now. Included in this issue:

  • New IPC guidance, plus the latest guidance on symptomatic and asymptomatic testing
  • A new support offer for locum GPs
  • Get your copy of the care navigation toolkit

Every month the newsletter is sent to GPs and practice managers across the Humber area. If you don't currently receive if please contact us and we will add you to the recipients. 

Download the April newsletter

New IPC Guidance Summary

Date published: Thursday 28 April 2022

Hand Washing

The LMC has published a short summary of the revised Infection Prevention Control (IPC) guidance, which the UKHSA released in April 2022. The revised guidance now advises returning to pre-pandemic physical distancing in all healthcare settings, including primary care. 

Organisations should undertake local risk assessments to ensure safe working. Importantly, all patients, visitors and staff should continue to practise good hand and respiratory hygiene, including the continued use of face masks by staff and face masks / coverings by visitors and patients where clinically tolerated. 

Download our IPC guidance summary. The full guidance can be found here: Infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and care settings

FREE CPD, Booking Platform and Admin Support for Locum GPs

Date published: Friday 22 April 2022

Would you like to access a Locum GP Support Programme free of charge?  

If you are a Locum GP working within the Humber, Coast and Vale ICS, you are eligible to take part in this programme, supported by Humberside LMC.

What’s on offer?

FREE CPD - Regular meetings which will cover a mix of educational content, guideline reviews, and broader issues such as managing complaints, leadership and career development. The meetings also provide you with an opportunity for peer and pastoral support and enable you to benchmark your practice. A Clinical Lead will also be available to support you with any complaints, significant events and case reviews and support and guide you through any processes. We will work with you to review your PDPs and help you meet your targets. 

FREE BOOKING PLATFORM - Access to ImpaxHub, an easy-to-use online booking platform where you can upload all of your important documentation, add your availability and find your invoices and pension information. 

FREE ADMIN SUPPORT - Access to an administration team who will make bookings on your behalf; issue invoices to practices and provide you with day-to-day operational support. You will continue to be paid directly by practices and you remain self-employed. We will also upload all of your pension forms onto PCSE online if you are in the pension scheme. 

The programme will run during a six-month period as a pilot with evaluation taking place to help inform future projects of this nature.  We will therefore ask you to provide feedback about the programme.

Background 

The nature of locum work, which is an increasingly popular choice for newly qualified GPs, means that colleagues may have no support network and have only brief contact with a place of work. This makes it challenging to reflect on your own performance due to the lack of feedback from patients and colleagues. 

Part of improving wellbeing includes providing support to colleagues before they encounter difficulties. While this applies to all GPs, our strategy identified freelance locums as being a particularly isolated and vulnerable group. 

As part of Humberside LMC’s Wellbeing strategy, we are also undertaking work on the challenges faced by certain groups of GPs within the workforce. Our recent racism survey highlighted the additional challenges that doctors who experience racism face, and the GMC has published findings into its own referrals after a continuing difference between the referrals and outcomes for international medical graduates and those from a black and minority ethnic background.

Locum GPs in the Humber Coast and Vale ICS have a much higher percentage of international medical graduates and those from black and ethnically diverse backgrounds compared to those GPs in substantive posts. Both groups are more likely to receive more patient complaints and be represented more in GMC investigations. 

The programme is funded as a Humber, Coast and Vale ICS Primary Care Health and Wellbeing Project.

How to apply

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the expression of interest form and e-mail it to Humberside LMCs by Friday 13th May 2022 in the first instance at humberside.lmcgroup@nhs.net

For the purposes of administering and delivering the programme, Humberside LMCs are working in partnership with organisations including The Medical Chambers and ImpaxHub and will be required to share the information you provide.   

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