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Key Successes

Our key successes in 2017/18:

  • ‘Golden engagement thread’ between the consulting room and the Commons
  • LMC representation on the national General Practitioners Committee – providing a link to the Government to influence contractual negotiations and improvements
  • Expertise, input and robust challenge around the local Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process
  • Key influencing role on committees reshaping local healthcare eg STP Collaborative Board
  • Facilitative and leading role in establishing local Collaborative Boards
  • Facilitation, influencing and brokering role to help address the crisis in general practice in Plymouth
  • Secured payment for practices to inoculate against in-season and out-season flu outbreaks in care homes
  • Clozapine monitoring
  • Greater recognition of intermediate care by local commissioners and the need to work collaboratively to close ‘black-hole’ of unpaid work falling to GPs
  • Produced guidance for GP practices and care homes in relation to the contractual framework expected of GPs providing GP medical services to care homes
  • Hosted high-profile learning events including a 1.5 day Practice Manager’s Conference and the regional GPC Roadshow
  • Launched new LMC website to enhance engagement with GPs and PMs
  • Provided practice support to a number of vulnerable local GP practices and individual GPs/Practice Managers around issues such as workforce, finances, mergers and CQC inspections
  • Provided pastoral support with a continuing year-on-year increased caseload
  • Future proofing the LMC – including creation of a practice support team which has offered intensive help to 10 local practices; and succession planning of LMC’s back-office function
  • Prudent management of LMC resources and finances.

Our key successes in 2016/17:

  • 'Golden engagement thread’ between the consulting room and the Commons.
  • Helped shape national policy for general practice, eg firearms licence certification
  • LMC representation on the national General Practitioners Committee – providing a link to the Government to influence contractual negotiations and improvements
  • Expertise, input and robust challenge around the local Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process
  • Facilitative and leading role in establishing local Collaborative Boards
  • Provided practice support to a number of vulnerable local GP practices and individual GPs/Practice Managers around issues such as workforce, finances, mergers and CQC inspections
  • Provided pastoral support with a number of cases completed or ongoing
  • Negotiations process – more funding for patient pathways optimisation, 1% uplift on all enhanced services, agreement to use Tracker Practices, funding for blood tests for particular medical conditions, ensure no erosion of LES and PMS budget.
  • Hosted prominent local events including a workshop with Dr Arvind Madan, NHS England’s Director of Primary Care and Dr Sarah Wollaston, Chair of the Health Select Committee, plus the regional GPC Roadshow
  • Prominent national and local media and social media exposure about the challenges facing general practice including coverage on Sky News Online, ITV Westcountry and Devon Live and endorsement via the GPC and Healthwatch Devon Twitter accounts
  • Five-fold increase in the LMC’s social media following
  • Media campaign to encourage the public to attend GP practices for their flu vaccinations
  • Prudent management of LMC resources and finances.