As we find ourselves facing incredibly difficult times, please remember that the LMC is here to support you. Please visit our resilience page for information about support and resources.
If you are a qualified GP, please use the following contact details to access our mentoring service or contact Humberside LMCs for more information:
www.gp-s.org - complete the online contact form
We are working with GP-S and our mentors with a view to providing shorter, virtual sessions so that as many GPs as possible may benefit from the service over the coming months.
Mentoring can help by providing general support or specific support including the following areas:
- Emotional support
- Working through stressful situations
- Support development
- Move forward with personal and career goals
- Create a greater work life balance
- Advance professional development
- Build self confidence
- Enhance abilities outside and inside work
- Achieve aspirations
- Enhance leadership skills and build resilience.
Lighten the Load:
We are planning to hold this one day event in November, date to be confirmed, instead of 18th June as previously announced.
You will learn how to ‘lighten the load’ by skilling up with some of the must-know, fundamental and empowering coaching skills and techniques, along with the theories that underpin them. By the end of the day, you will feel lighter and be even better equipped to have some great conversations that will change things for the better going forwards, for you, your staff and patients.
The programme is free and aimed at medical practitioners and practice managers in the Humber area, provided through our GP resilience programme. Lunch will be provided. Online booking details to follow.
The March edition of our regular newsletter is now available. In this issue, which is shorter than usual due to the number of cancelled events and training courses, you will find:
- How the LMC can help you and your practice during the coronavirus pandemic
- Latest on the PCN DES
- Guidance on IR35 for sessional GPs
The LMC is committed to helping our practices in the Humber region in this most difficult time for the health service. We'll be making sure you can access the latest updates and information, but we're also aware that you will already be receiving a huge volume of communications. We'll therefore approach things as follows:
- Our guidance page https://www.humbersidelmc.org.uk/coronavirus will be updated daily. It includes links to trusted sources of information and guidance (including NHSE/I, PHE, and government advice to the public) which are being updated daily.
- We will be issuing a weekly coronavirus bulletin on a Friday afternoon via email to GPs and practice managers. This will include a round-up of the week's updates and new guidance. This will also be available on the coronavirus guidance page as a PDF.
- We have published a list of FAQs which are based on queries we've received from practices. We'll be adding to this regularly as the situation develops. You will always find the latest version of the FAQs on the coronavirus guidance page. If you have a query it's worth taking a look at the FAQs as it may be answered there.
- The LMC social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook will be regularly updated with new information.
- The LMC team are all working as normal during this unprecedented situation and we're here to support you. If you need our help with your queries contact us in the usual ways and we'll respond as soon as we reasonably can.
Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to supporting patients at this most difficult time.
The February issue of the LMC newsletter is now available to download. In this edition you will find all our regular updates including:
- Latest news on the GP contract 2020/21
- VAT guidance for PCNs, commissioned for networks in the Humber, Coast and Vale area
- Updated guidance on Tier 2 visas for practices recruiting from overseas
The presentation slides for this year's GPC Contract Roadshow, which was held in our region on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, are available to download on the BMA website.
Please follow the link and then click on “Download the briefing” in order to access the presentation.
Thanks to Doctor Krishna Kasaraneni of the BMA's GPC executive team for presenting at the roadshow.
Humberside LMCs has published new guidance for GPs regarding prescribing for patients with gender incongruence in primary care. This is a complex issue with several different pieces of relevant published guidance, and it's an area we continue to receive enquiries about. We have tried to summarise these into a more accessible Q&A document for constituents, which gives some of the background and common scenarios faced. If you have a particular query not covered here, please do get in touch with the LMC and we will try our best to advise.
Download our gender prescribing guidance (pdf).
Wellbeing Lead - 7.5 hours per week - 15 month contract
£22,138 per annum
Are you a GP looking for a stimulating new opportunity to use your skills and experience? Have you considered an LMC role, supporting and representing your fellow GPs?
The Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Ltd (Humberside LMCs) is seeking to recruit a GP Wellbeing Lead. The Wellbeing Lead will complement Humberside LMCs’ existing team and will offer the right individual opportunities to:
• use their considerable experience to be a positive, passionate representative for General Practice, to make a difference at a local, regional and national level
• demonstrate clinical leadership, advising across a range of areas including workforce planning and developments, primary care management, system change and resilience of general practice to name but a few
• use and further develop their network of expert contacts across the local landscape
• provide practical support and interventions and signposting of other resources by visiting and working with individual GPs and practices across our region.
Humberside LMCs will be working in partnership with YORLMC to deliver GP resilience, recruitment and retention support across the Humber, Coast and Vale footprint.
The role is likely to suit a GP keen to pursue a new opportunity alongside clinical work.
Our contemporary offices in Willerby are easily commutable from South and West Yorkshire. The immediate locality offers great schools, beautiful countryside and competitively priced housing as well as interesting clinical opportunities. We offer an excellent working environment and a strong, supportive staff team.
To access full details on the role and how to apply download the application pack.
Closing date: Friday 28 February at 16:00