A recent paper from GPCUK stated that there is a wide variability of sessional GP representation within LMCs across the UK.
While, given the
constitutional independence of LMCs, it is difficult for GPCUK to direct & influence LMC behaviour, it was proposed that LMCs give greater consideration to the representation of all constituent practices.


The paper recommends a number of changes which LMCs could make to their structures to encourage greater sessional participation, including making clear that it is the explicit policy recommendation of GPC UK that all GPs working within an LMC’s area should be covered by the levy payments of the practice and no locum or sessional GP should be made to pay individually for representation.


This has always been the practice of Gwent LMC, so there is no need for change. However, it is felt that in order to reflect the growing numbers of sessional and locum GPs that we should be proactive in increasing the proportionality of Sessional representatives on the LMC committee.


To such effect I am advertising a Vacancy for a sessional representative.


There are also Vacancies for representatives from Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Newport boroughs.


If anyone is interested in joining the LMC please contact myself or the LMC secretary via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange to observe a committee meeting.


“Get Involved and Make a Difference!”

From 1st October 2019, Doctors have a legal duty to report deaths to the coroner in certain circumstances. The referral has to be made in writing. Emailing / scanning the signed form attached meets the requirements of the legislation.
Please also see attached the guidance which accompanies the Regulations from the Ministry of Justice which provides important details.
Any queries please contact Caroline Saunders, Senior Coroner (Gwent) on 01633 414606 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GPC Wales has prepared a Focus On document which explains some of the major changes agreed to the Welsh GP contract for 2019/20. 

Please note that this is an evolving document which we will update as appropriate.

GPWales – Mae safle hysbysebu swyddi rhad ac am ddim bellach yn FYW!

Annwyl Reolwr Practis,

Yn rhan o’r gwaith ynghylch “Cymru Iachach: Cynaliadwyedd Gofal Sylfaenol”, mae Partneriaeth Cydwasanaethau GIG Cymru, mewn partneriaeth â GPWales a Llywodraeth Cymru, wedi datblygu gwefan reddfol a llyfn er mwyn i bractisiau meddyg teulu yng Nghymru hysbysebu a rheoli swyddi gwag, a hynny yn rhad ac am ddim.

Mae’r wefan newydd hon yn disodli’r dull presennol o gwblhau ac anfon y Ffurflen Gais Hysbysebion Gofal Sylfaenol at Wasanaethau Cyflogaeth Partneriaeth Cydwasanaethau GIG Cymru.

Os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau neu sylwadau am y gwasanaeth newydd hwn, cysylltwch â This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cofion cynnes

 

GPWales – A Free job advertising site is now LIVE!


Dear Practice Manager,

As part of the work around “A Healthier Wales – Primary Care Sustainability, NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership (NWSSP) in partnership with GPWales and Welsh Government have developed an intuitive and streamlined website for GP Practices in Wales to advertise and manage job vacancies for free.

This new website replaces the current method of completing and emailing the Primary Care Advert Request Form to NWSSP Employment Services.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this new service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Please find the Pathology Newsletter for August 2019