Launch of NHS Pharmacy First advanced service

Launch of NHS Pharmacy First advanced service

The Pharmacy First scheme which is part of the Post pandemic recovery of access programme launched on 31 January. Although NHSE states it intends to launch a national publicity campaign in the middle of February the scheme has been well covered by Broadcast and print...
National Measles incident

National Measles incident

National Measles incident: call for immediate action The UKHSA is calling for urgent action to stem the spread of measles particularly to localities with a low MMR uptake but there is also a need to ensure that vulnerable patients and Practice staff are protected....

Chair’s Bulletin – December 2023

Dr David Smith, Chair, Sefton LMC 1) Local Quality Contract (LQC) Hints & Tips – Quarter 3 December marks the end of quarter 3 of the fiscal year.  Please remember to submit your LQC quarter 3 claim form before the end of January.  The value of the Winter...

Chair’s Bulletin – November 2023

Dr David Smith, Chair, Sefton LMC Prescribing Optimisation Form This month’s edition of the Chair’s Bulletin is dedicated to the new outpatient Prescribing Optimisation Feedback Form. Colleagues may recall that earlier this year, Sefton LMC wrote to all local NHS...

Chairs Bulletin – October 2023

Dr David Smith, Chair, Sefton LMC 1) Local Quality Contract (LQC) Hints & Tips In last month’s bulletin, I reminded practices that the denominator for LQC 01 (palliative care plans) should be approximately 0.6% of your population. If you feel this would not be...