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Could You Be A Mentor for Your Fellow GPs?

Date published: Monday 12 April 2021

A two year General Practice Fellowship programme is supporting the development of newly-qualified doctors and nurses entering general practice.

The overarching aim of the Supporting Mentors Scheme is to retain experienced GPs working in primary care through creating this portfolio working opportunity, while supporting newly qualified GPs through high quality mentoring.

GPMplus is working with the HCV programme partners to recruit GP Mentors and to deliver the supporting mentors scheme.

The Supporting Mentors Scheme will support GPs who currently deliver a minimum of three clinical sessions per week, and are looking to conduct an additional weekly session (4 hours 10 minutes) of mentoring. Mentors will be remunerated at a rate of £289 per session, which will be paid directly to the mentor’s practice on a quarterly basis from June 2021.

More information:

If you are eligible and interested in joining the scheme as a Mentor, please complete the application form and return it by email to info@gpmplus.co.uk by 5pm on Thursday 15 April.

LMC Newsletter March 2021

Date published: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The latest edition of our regular monthly newsletter is now available, containing all the latest updates and opportunities for general practice in the Humber area. Included in this month's issue:

  • Events and opportunities update - several new evets for general practice staff to attend
  • Contract resources and updates 
  • Additional mentoring hours available via our new provider

Download the March 2021 newsletter. 

Supporting Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Staff

Date published: Tuesday 23 March 2021

Although the shielding advice is to be paused nationally from April 1st, the government is still advising that people continue to work from home where possible. If individuals cannot work from home, employers should undertake a comprehensive individual workplace risk assessment. 

NHS England have advised in a letter to all trusts and primary care organisations that employers should refresh their risk assessments for all clinically extremely vulnerable staff to determine the appropriate workplace arrangements from April 1st. Download the letter for more information on next steps: advice and support for staff.   

GPC Roadshow 2021 - Resources and Q&A

Date published: Thursday 11 March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were delighted to welcome Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC executive team member at the BMA, for our online GPC Contract Roadshow earlier this month. Krishna gave an overview of the changes agreed in this year's GP contract negotiations and we can now share the presentation and a summary of the Q and A session from the evening. These can be downloaded via the following links:

GP Contract Roadshow 2021 Q&A

GP Contract Roadshow Presentation 

You can also view a BMA webinar on the new contract on the BMA website

Our thanks to Krishna for presenting at the event.  

LMC Newsletter February 2021

Date published: Thursday 25 February 2021

The latest edition of our regular monthly newsletter is now available, containing all the latest updates and opportunities for general practice in the Humber area. Included in this month's issue:

  • Events and training coming up in March, including the online GPC roadshow
  • The launch of our new mentoring service, provided by GPMplus
  • The LMC constituent survey 2021 - take 5 minutes to give your views.

Download the February 2021 newsletter. 

Vaccine Hesitancy

Date published: Thursday 18 February 2021

Surveys have shown stark differences by ethnic group in attitudes to COVID vaccines, and a quarter of younger women fear it would affect fertility. The BMA has published guidance and resources on how to communicate with different groups about the vaccine.

CCGs across the Humber, Coast and Vale area, have come together to coordinate video messages from local GPs, and are working to promote them to enhance confidence in the vaccine and to dispel any vaccine myths. These videos are currently available in English, Polish, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Gujarati. The playlist can be found on the Humber, Coast and Vale YouTube channel here.

The British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists has also published some COVID-19 Vaccines FAQs to help address some of the vaccine hesitancy relating to fertility.

Read the BMA’s guidance on the COVID-19 vaccination programme which includes information about what is expected of practices and the support available to enable practices to prioritise vaccine delivery.

LMC Newsletter January 2021

Date published: Wednesday 27 January 2021

The latest edition of our regular monthly newsletter is now available, containing all the latest updates and opportunities for general practice in the Humber area. Included in this month's issue:

  • This year's GP contract - changes negotiated by GPC and NHS England. 
  • PCN DES ballot of GPs - outcome of the vote
  • LMC elections 2021 - your chance to join the LMC committee and represent your GP colleagues

Download the January newsletter

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