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Newsletters - October 2015

Reading the monthly LMC Update should be logged as 1 hour of CPD time.  Actions taken as a consequence of this learning should also be logged for further CPD time as quality improvement activities.


Contents                  


1 LMC Local Learning – Vitamin D

2 LMC Local Learning – Common skin problems in primary care

3 Verenicline and mental health

4 GP commissioning

5 GMC guidance on receiving, recording and acting on information about a patient supplied by a third party

6 Clinical Appraisal Lead - New Appointment

7 GP Charges & Fee Finder

8 BMA GP Networks Conference, Friday 20 November 2015, BMA House, London

9 Leases: Negotiating Heads of Terms

10 New Medicines Service and Medicines Use Reviews (MURs)

11 CCG Outcomes Indicator Set

12 BMA to ballot junior doctors on industrial action

13 Health Foundation report on indicators of quality of care in general practice

14 NHS England Commissioning Standards – Integrating Urgent Care  

15 Pertussis data collections  

16 Tamiflu for the prophylaxis of influenza in nursing and care homes

17 Meningococcal B for infants – FAQs

18 Sessional GPs e-newsletter  

19 Job Vacancies

20 Goodbye and thank you






LMC Local Learning

As part of our series of local learning events, Doncaster LMC has organised two FREE education meetings.


Vitamin D (open to Doctors and Practices nurses.)  

The education session will be held at the Doncaster Mount Pleasant Hotel on Wednesday 11th November.  Hot food will be served from 6:30pm followed by an interactive presentation by local consultant rheumatologist Dr Al-Khoffash.


Common skin problems in primary care.  

The education session will be held at the Doncaster Mount Pleasant Hotel on Tuesday 24th November.  Hot food will be served from 6:30pm followed by an interactive presentation by local consultant dermatologist Dr Patel.


CPD certificates will be available for all those who attend the meeting.


Places are limited, so please confirm your attendance ASAP by contacting office@doncasterlmc.co.uk or 01302 320010





Varenicline and mental health

Doncaster LMC recently discussed the case of a patient having committed suicide whilst taking Varenicline.  Subsequent to this, Dr Victor Joseph of Public Health Doncaster kindly agreed to undertake a literature review to help GPs understand the risks of such prescribing.  With thanks to Dr Joseph, the review is below.


Introduction: The use of varenicline had been linked to suicide and suicide ideation, as part of manufacturer’s Summary of Product Characteristics. However, the evidence for this association in practice is limited. The objective of this literature review is to establish the current evidence related to the use of varenicline and the risk of suicide among patients using stop smoking service.


Methods: Search of Cochrance database of systematic reviews; and Web of Sciences (all database, including Medline); and articles obtained from specialist centre (the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training or NCSCT).


Results

 Findings from 10 review articles (randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials) showed that there were no cases of suicide ideation or behaviour in varenicline-treated subjects (Tonstad et al. 2010).

 The incidence of psychiatric disorders other than solely sleep disorders and disturbances was 10.7% in subjects treated with varenicline and 9.7% in subjects treated with placebo, with a relative risk (RR) of 1.02 (95% CI 0.86, 1.22) (Tonstad et al. 2010).

 A study examining GP prescription data for records of 81,000 users of stop smoking medication found no difference in the incidence of suicide related events (Gunnell et al., 2009 quoted from NCSCT, 2013).

Conclusion: There is no evidence of varenicline increasing the risk of suicide.


Implications for practice: Advice from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) stated that (NCSCT Briefing, 2013):

 Patients and their family or caregivers should be made aware of the possibility that trying to stop smoking might cause symptoms of depression

 Patients who are taking varenicline who develop suicidal thoughts or behaviour should stop their treatment and contact their doctor immediately

 Varenicline should be discontinued immediately if agitation, depressed mood, or changes in behaviour are observed that are of concern for the doctor, patient, family, or caregiver

 Patients with serious psychiatric illness did not participate in the premarketing studies of varenicline, and the safety and efficacy of varenicline in such patients has not been established. Care should be taken when prescribing varenicline to patients who have a history of psychiatric illness.




GP commissioning

The LMC has heard repeatedly since the inception of the CCG that GPs and practice managers are finding it difficult to feel involved in the commissioning process.  In particular, they do not feel that they have an opportunity to influence the development of pathways.  This was discussed again at the recent LMC meeting.  Whilst NHS Doncaster CCG has accepted that the locality model is not functioning as well as it could and will be discussing the future of this model, any changes (should they happen) will take time.


As such, Doncaster LMC would like to remind Practice Leads, GPs and Practice Managers of their right to lobby their locality lead for information on what pathways are currently being developed and how you feel that the changes should take shape.


More information on the locality leads can be found at http://www.doncasterlmc.co.uk/nhsdccg.html





GMC guidance on receiving, recording and acting on information about a patient supplied by a third party (for example family, friends or carers)


The GMC has some helpful guidance about this issue for doctors:

“If anyone close to the patient wants to discuss their concerns about the patient’s health, you should make it clear to them that, while it is not a breach of confidentiality to listen to their concerns, you cannot guarantee that you will not tell the patient about the conversation.


You might need to share with the patient information that you have received from others, for example if it has influenced your assessment and treatment of the patient. You should not refuse to listen to a patient’s partner, carers or others on the basis of confidentiality. Their views or the information they provide might be helpful in your care of the patient. You will, though, need to consider whether your patient would consider you listening to the concerns of others about your patient’s health or care to be a breach of trust, particularly if they have asked you not to listen to particular people.”


Guidance for reception and administrative staff

If a third party contacts the practice to discuss a patient’s health or give information about a patient, it can be difficult to know how to proceed.


Patient confidentiality means that you can receive information about a patient from someone other than the patient but you almost always cannot share information about the patient with someone else without the patient’s consent. If information is passed to you about a patient registered at the practice you should establish and record in the patient’s medical record (without acknowledging that the patient is registered at the practice or giving any information about the patient):


 the contact details of the informant;

 the time and date the information was passed to you;

 whom the informant wishes the information to be passed on to;

 what response if any the informant is expecting.


You should let the informant know that the information will be directed to a suitable clinician in the practice team to decide what if any further action is required. You should assess the urgency of the information and then pass all the details you have recorded to the most appropriate clinician in the practice team in a timely way depending on the apparent urgency. Always seek advice from a senior colleague if you are in any doubt about where to direct the information or how urgently to do so.


Guidance for clinical staff

You should assess the information provided and decide what if any further action is required in the light of GMC guidance. Any information shared with you in relation to a patient should be recorded in the patient’s medical record together with your decision about any action required as a result and whether the patient has been made aware of the information being provided.


If further advice is needed it should be sought from the Caldicott guardian for your practice or your indemnity provider.





Clinical Appraisal Lead - New Appointment

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Dr Mohammed Aurangzeb Khan has officially taken up the post of Clinical Appraisal Lead for the Doncaster area.  He will be working closely with Paul Stewart, Programme Manager (Revalidation), the appraisal office and the other Clinical Appraisal Leads in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw area in order to provide sound advice, support and guidance to local appraisers and doctors alike.






GP Charges & Fee Finder

The GPC recently met with Healthwatch England to discuss charges that GPs can make for work not covered by their contract. Whilst the patient group understands the reasons behind charging, their main concern was a lack of consistency between practices and sometimes even within practices.  


The GPC explained that the BMA is not able to set fee levels for private work and is expressly prohibited from doing so. However, it was agreed that the GPC would remind practices of the current guidance on charging, which can be accessed via the following links:


Why GPs sometimes charge fees:

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/pay-fees-allowances/fees/fee-finder/fee-finder-why-gps-charge-fees


Fee finder:

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/pay-fees-allowances/fees/fee-finder


Check your fee:

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/pay-fees-allowances/fees/check-to-see-gps


It may also be helpful for practices to display information about fees and the reasons in a place where they can easily be seen by patients such as in the waiting room or on the practice website.





BMA GP Networks Conference, Friday 20 November 2015, BMA House, London

Whether you are part of an established GP network or considering setting one up, this one-day conference is an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and to obtain valuable information and guidance.


Complemented by keynote presentations from the GPC and GP networks leaders, the majority of the conference will provide interactive workshops covering the topics of tenders, procurement, pensions and staffing and workforce issues.


Further information can be found at:

http://bma.org.uk/events/2015/november/gp-networks-conference





Leases: Negotiating Heads of Terms

BMA Law has put together some top tips of what to think about when looking to lease new premises or when coming to the end of a current agreement. Whether you are looking to take a lease of premises from NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships (CHP) or another landlord, the process will usually start with the preparation and negotiation of a document known as “Heads of Terms”. This document will identify the key commercial terms that have been agreed by you and your landlord when it comes to leasing premises.


The top tips, whilst not an exhaustive list, looks to provide the top sector specific tips to think about, such as:


 Subject to Lease;

 Demise;

 Rent & VAT;

 Rent review;

 Service charges;

 Repair and maintenance;

 Assignment;

 Break clause;

 Lease term: Security of tenure/contractual right to renew.


The Top Tips can be accessed via:

http://bma-mail.org.uk/t/JVX-3Q09J-JCJOU4-1SRNY3-1/c.aspx





New Medicines Service and Medicines Use Reviews (MURs)

NHS Employers published a briefing for GP practices on changes to the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF).  It was originally from 2013, but has been recently highlighted again and can be viewed via the link below.  It is a helpful read to understand how you can use the MUR facility to help you  with your workload.

 

http://www.networks.nhs.uk/networks/news/community-pharmacy-services-briefing-for-gp-practices





CCG Outcomes Indicator Set

Practices have been asked to sign up to this collection within CQRS to allow data to be extracted. The intention of the extract is to provide information for CCGs about the quality of health services.
 
Participation in the extract is voluntary, and it is matter for practices to decide whether to take part. There is no CQRS payment attached to this service.


The data to be extracted is aggregated at practice level, with no record level or sensitive data included. The BMA have been informed that 73% of practices offered the extract have signed up.





BMA to ballot junior doctors on industrial action

The BMA needs all junior doctors, including GP trainees, to check their BMA membership details so that everyone who is eligible to vote is included in the forthcoming ballot. This should include their employer, their current place of work at the time of ballot forms being issued and they should also indicate that they are a GP trainee.


Any questions about the contract negotiations or industrial action should be emailed to gptrainees@bma.org.uk.


GP trainees having trouble logging in or updating their membership details should email info.pow@bma.org.uk.


Further information about the negotiations that stalled in October 2014, the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body report from July 2015, the government’s imposition announcement on 15 September and campaign materials are available on the BMA website - http://bma.org.uk/juniorconsultantcontractsribbon.





Health Foundation report on indicators of quality of care in general practice

In June 2015, the Department of Health asked the Health Foundation to carry out a review into indicators of the quality of care offered by GP practices in England. The review Indicators of quality of care in general practices in England http://www.health.org.uk/publication/indicators-quality-care-general-practices-england assessed if comparable indicators of the quality of primary care were sufficiently developed to be used to help practices improve quality, and whether such indicators help patients and carers gauge the quality of care their GP practice provides. It also considered whether credible indicators were available for specific population groups and the services available to them.





NHS England Commissioning Standards – Integrating Urgent Care

An updated version of urgent care commissioning standards has now been published on the NHS England website and can be accessed via the following link:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/integrtd-urgnt-care-comms-standrds-oct15.pdf




Pertussis data collections

Last month, NHS England regional teams had a high volume of amendment requests due to practices not using the Read codes identified in the payment guidance provided by NHS Employers for the pertussis service.


HSCIC would like to remind practices that in order to ensure accurate data collection and payment, payment guidance for the pertussis service must be adhered to for the October collection. This collection will use the codes quoted in the guidance and practices will need to code appropriately in order for the automated collection to calculate the correct payment. Failure to do so will result in practices not being paid for activity undertaken unless they spot a discrepancy.


The technical requirements document is available on NHS Employers website http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/Employers/Documents/Primary%20care%20contracts/GMS/GMS%20guidance%202010-present/2015-16/201516%20GMS%20Guidance.pdf




Tamiflu for the prophylaxis of influenza in nursing and care homes

Following concerns raised in January about inappropriate pressure from Public Health England (PHE) to prescribe Tamiflu for the prophylaxis of influenza in nursing and care homes where there have been confirmed cases of influenza, the BMA took legal advice on this issue which they highlighted in a letter to PHE, and which is pasted below for information.


GMS regulations are clear that this service is not included under essential services that practices are required to provide for their registered patients. Essential Services are defined in the GMS regulations with reference to regulations 15(3) (5) (6) and (8). Additional work must be commissioned and funded separately as an enhanced service. Examples of these are the influenza vaccination programme and catch up MMR vaccination campaign.


Although PHE disagreed with this view, the BMA would like to re-iterate the GPC’s advice to practices that this work is not covered by their contracts and must be properly commissioned.





Meningococcal B for infants – FAQs

NHS Employers have updated their vaccs and imms FAQs http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/primary-care-contacts/general-medical-services/faqs-and-queries/vi-faqs in relation to meningococcal B for infants to explain the eligible age cohort (2 – 13 months), as well as a catch-up cohort up to 2 years for children born on or after 1 May 2015.


The FAQs also explain what practices can do if parents approach them about having children outside of the cohort vaccinated privately:


 Q. Can parents or guardians whose children don’t fall into the eligible age groups get their child vaccinated against MenB? If so, how? A. Children can be vaccinated through a private clinic that is able to obtain the vaccine from the manufacturer. However, parents or guardians should be aware that they will be responsible for the full cost of the vaccine. Under the current contract for general practice, practices are restricted from providing private services to their own NHS patients except in very specific areas, such as travel advice.


In addition to this FAQ, the GPC would like to reiterate the advice that whilst GPs can provide private prescriptions, they are not allowed to charge their own NHS patients.




Sessional GPs e-newsletter

The October edition of the sessional GP e-newsletter was issued yesterday and is available on the BMA website http://bma-mail.org.uk/t/JVX-3QLGB-1BJCJOU46E/cr.aspx .















JOB VACANCIES

Our monthly Update is sent to all LMCS in the SY area. We will be happy to advertise your GP/Practice vacancy




Carcroft Doctors Group

Chestnut Avenue, Carcroft

Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  DN6 8AG

We are excited to advertise for a

Salaried GP with a view to partnership.

9 sessions (negotiable)

• 6 Partner practice, 4 Practice Nurses and 2 HCA’s

• Fully computerised using SystmOne.

• Providers of high quality care to approximately 10,800 patients.

• Providing services for the Carcroft and Skellow surrounding area

• High QOF achievers

• Experienced, dedicated support staff.

• Well established, good performing F2 Training practice.

Closing Date: 31st October 2015

Please contact Sue Bushell, Practice Manager for an application form.

Informal chats and visits are encouraged.

sue.bushell@nhs.net  

01302 723510






Carcroft Doctors Group

Chestnut Avenue, Carcroft

Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  DN6 8AG


We are excited to advertise for an

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

37.5 Hours.

Pay to be negotiated on experience.


• 6 Partner practice, 4 Practice Nurses and 2 HCA’s

• Fully computerised using SystemOne.

• Providers of high quality care to approximately 10,800 patients.

• Providing services for the Carcroft and Skellow surrounding area

• High QOF achievers

• Experienced, dedicated support staff.

• Well established, good performing F2 Training practice.


Closing date: 31st October 2015

Please contact Sue Bushell, Practice Manager for an application form.

Informal chats are encouraged.

sue.bushell@nhs.net  

01302 723510












54 Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2JP &

Bessacarr Medical Centre, 36 Nostell Place, West Bessacarr, Doncaster, DN4 7JA

 Part-Time Practice Nurse


required by friendly, progressive group practice


Previous experience of dealing with Cytology, Chronic Disease Management Clinics, in particular Diabetes is desirable, Childhood Immunisations / Baby Clinic

Experience in Nurse Triage is desirable

General treatment room duties

Hours between 8.30am and 6.00pm over 2 days (with a possible increase in hours)

Rate of pay dependent on experience

Well established practice providing a high standard of primary medical care

Working from two well-equipped premises in the town centre and nearby residential suburb

Fully computerised and ‘paperlight’, using SystmOne

25 days Holiday Entitlement (pro rata) + Statutory Bank Holidays.



Closing date Friday 6th November 2015


The Practice has a policy of NOT employing registered patients.


Please send full CV to Mrs Sue McGrath at the above address or

e-mail address: sue.mcgrath@gp-C86011.nhs.uk







MOUNT GROUP PRACTICE, 54 THORNE ROAD, DONCASTER, DN1 2JP


MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST


We require an experienced receptionist/administration clerk to join our extremely busy, but friendly team at our main branch.  The position will include a variety of duties.  The following are required:


Keyboard skills essential.  

Good communication skills essential

Flexibility essential

Previous experience in a GP surgery is desirable but not essential

Compliance with SystmOne would be a distinct advantage but not essential

Salary dependent on experience

Hours 16 per week set as follows:


Monday 2.30pm – 6.30pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Thursday  2.30pm – 6.30pm

Friday  2.30pm – 6.30pm  (Possible increase in hours)


Full uniform provided.

NHS Pension Scheme

Optional Private Health Scheme


The Practice has a policy NOT to employ registered patients.


Closing date Friday 6th November 2015.


Please apply in writing with current CV to:


Mrs J McBride

Mount Group Practice

54 Thorne Road

Doncaster

DN1 2JP


e-mail address:  joannemcbride@nhs.net

Tel (01302) 361222 / 303431 e-mail address: joannemcbride@nhs.net

                                                    






Mount Group Practice 54 Thorne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire,

DN1 2JP

&

Bessacarr Medical Centre, 36 Nostell Place, West Bessacarr, Doncaster, DN4 7JA


FULL-TIME GP PARTNER



Friendly, forward thinking 5 partner practice requires a 6th full-time GP Partner, following a 6 month mutual assessment period as a Salaried Partner.


 Fully computerised using SystmOne.

 Providers of high quality care to approximately 12,700 patients.

 Split between two well equipped owned premises.

 High QOF achievers

 Experienced, dedicated support staff including a 2 Nurse Practitioners and a well advanced Nurse Triage system.

 35 days holiday entitlement.

 Protected time for training purposes.

 Well established, high earning Practice.



For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact:


Mrs J McBride

The Mount Group Practice

54 Thorne Road

Doncaster

DN1 2JP


Tel (01302) 361222 / 303431

e-mail address: joannemcbride@nhs.net


Closing date:    Friday 6th November 2015








The Lakeside Practice

The White Wings Centre

Spa Pool Road

Askern

Doncaster DN6 0HZ

01302 700212



GP MATERNITY COVER REQUIRED

Salaried but Locum considered

(Starting February 2016)


We are a friendly four GP practice requiring someone to cover for maternity for approximately 9 months


6/7 Sessions per week are available


We are a friendly 4 GP practice, with 7,500 patients, situated in a new LIFT building which enables the practice to provide a wide range of services. Full clinical support is given from our nurse team headed by our prescribing nurse practitioners who runs minor illness/traige and a full chronic disease management service.


The practice is paper light and operates SystmOne clinical system. If you would like an information pack it is available by email from stuart.hollingworth@nhs.net or by post from the address below.


Please apply with CV and a covering letter to Stuart Hollingworth, General Manager by email or at the address below. Informal visits are encouraged


CLOSING DATE 30/11/15




The Nayar Practice

Salaried GP position


We are looking to employ an enthusiastic salaried GP to join our team, to work 5 sessions per week in our new purpose built premises from April 2015

Salary dependent upon experience

We are a friendly, progressive, high achieving team, dedicated to providing the best quality of care to our patients.

GMS with  approx 4,300 patients

Emis Web

Excellent QOF achievers with wide LES/DES involvement

Involved in Practiced Based Commissioning

Minor ops and Nexplanon fitting


Enquiries and applications (letter and CV)

Please contact Jackie Harper (Practice Manager)

The Nayar Practice, The Martinwells Centre, Edlington, Doncaster DN12 1JD.

01709 444044.    Jacqueline.harper@nhs.net











Church View Surgery, Denaby Main, Doncaster, DN12 4AB.

We are located in the Dearne Valley, between Doncaster and Rotherham


Are looking for Two Salaried GPs

(For a minimum of 6 clinical sessions per week)

With Potential Partnership


An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic highly motivated GP to join our friendly team as soon as possible.


The practice is situated in a new LIFT building with large consulting rooms, which enables the practice to provide a wide range of services. LIFT building also has the advantage of an on-site pharmacy and outpatient suite.  


The practice services a population of 4300 patients. Clinical support is given from our excellent nursing team who run minor illness clinics, telephone triage and a full chronic disease management service.


The practice is paper-light and operates on EMIS Web clinical system.


Additional

 Teaching Practice – Medical Students currently, aspiring to GP registrar training status

 High QOF achieving practice

 Dynamic multi-skilled staff

 Supportive network

 Wide range of DES/LES involvement


We are offering £9000/session plus Indemnity membership. 6 weeks annual leave and 1 week study leave pro rata.


INTERVIEW DATES: To be confirmed


Informed visits welcomed.


Applications with CV to: Mrs Claire Davis, Associate Business Partner

Church View Surgery, Church Road, Denaby, Doncaster, DN12 4AB

Email: claire.davis@gp-c86602.nhs.uk







Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Full Time Partner for St. Johns Group Practice

Due to retirement from our GMS Practice, we seek a GP Partner or Salaried GP


We are a friendly, enthusiastic, motivated team working in purpose built premises seeking a GP Partner or Salaried GP (flexible start date)


  → 8 sessions (flexible/job share considered)

  → Six Partners 9250 patients

  → High QoF achievements

  → Paper lite InPS Vision practice with full ancillary support

  → Undergraduate teaching since 2009

  → VTS training since August 2012

  → An interest in postgraduate training desirable

  

Applications with covering letter to:-

Mrs Diane Goddard, Practice Manager St. Johns Group Practice, Greenfield Lane, Balby, Doncaster, S.Yorkshire, DN4 0TH.  

Tel 01302 854521, Fax 01302 310823,

Email:- diane.goddard@gp-c86020.nhs.uk










The Nayar Practice are looking for a Practice Nurse (16 hours per week)


Salary negotiable according to qualifications and experience


We are small friendly, family run Practice looking for an enthusiastic, conscientious Practice Nurse to join our experienced nursing team. High QOF achievement and rated “Good” overall for CQC standards, see report online for comments.

The successful candidate will help to deliver care in all areas of general practice nursing including, travel, cytology & chronic disease management and will be actively involved in practice meetings and future planning.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest, experience and knowledge in the running and administering of Childhood vaccinations.


For an application pack/informal enquiries please contact:-

Jackie Harper, Practice Manager, by email: Jacqueline.harper@gp-c86033.nhs.uk

Senior Practice Nurse louise.richardson@gp-c86033.nhs.uk:  

Tel no: 01709 444044




The Tickhill & Colliery Medical Practice

25 St Mary’s Road

Tickhill

Doncaster
DN11 9NA

Due to the retirement of Dr Ian Saunders, our friendly forward thinking training practice requires a Salaried GP to with a view to joining the practice as a partner in 2016.

6 - 8 Session position negotiable

Fully computerised using SystemOne.

Providers of high quality care to approximately 9,400 patients.

Providing services across two sites in Tickhill and Harworth.

High QOF achievers

Experienced, dedicated support staff.

Well established, good performing VTS Training practice.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Russell Gardner

Practice Manager

Tel: 01302 741288

E: Russell.gardner@nhs.net






The Nelson Practice,

Amersall Road,

Scawthorpe,

Doncaster DN5 9PQ.


Wanted: Conscientious, patient-centred GP

Offered: Partnership in happy, popular practice


Dr Jason Grimwood and Dr Greg Connor are looking for a six or seven session partner to join the Nelson Practice Team in Scawthorpe and Sprotbrough.

One advanced nurse practitioner, one experienced practice nurse, three HCAs and a full complement of support staff look after 4000 appreciative patients in leased purpose built premises.  The emphasis is on high quality care, teamwork and sustainability.  In the July 2015 national GP Patient Survey results 99% of patients rated their overall experience of the practice as good (https://gp-patient.co.uk/practices/C86613?term=The+Nelson+Practice).

For an informal discussion or visit contact Dr Grimwood or Dr Connor on 01302 780704.


Applications by cv and covering letter to Ms Sue Simpson, Practice Manager, The Nelson Practice, Amersall Road, Scawthorpe, Doncaster DN5 9PQ.








THE ROSSINGTON PRACTICE


TWO SESSION SALARIED/REGULAR LOCUM



Hours: 2 sessions per week



About the practice


We are a four GP Practice.  

 

                 List size approx. 9,000 patients

                 Modern purpose built premises

                 Excellent QOF achievement

                 EMIS WEB, paperlight

                 Excellent nursing/admin support

                 Teaching practice


                                  

Informal visits and enquiries welcome:

Applications in writing with CV to:


Sheree Ridley, Practice Manager, The Rossington Practice,

Grange Lane, Rossington, Doncaster DN11 0LP



Or contact:

Tel: 01302 868421

Email: sheree.ridley@gp-c86015.nhs.uk














Barnburgh Surgery


SALARIED / Partner GP VACANCY


6 sessions – Full Time


Barnburgh is a small, semi-rural village seven miles outside of Doncaster. The surgery is based behind the historic Cat & Man Church within a friendly village community.  The practice converted a retired Church building in 1997 and has completed many extensions/improvements to the original structure in the past years. Most of the surrounding villages were built around the mining industry although many of the mines have now closed.


The surgery serves a semi-rural population from a wide village network covering neighbouring villages such as Harlington, Sprotbrough, Hooton Pagnall, Mexborough, Cusworth, Goldthorpe, Swinton, Wath, Thurnscoe, Adwick upon Dearne, High Melton and Bolton upon Dearne  


Barnburgh Surgery is an enthusiastic and innovative practice with a list size of 2500 patients which continues to grow every year. We are seeking a motivated GP in either Salaried or Partnership position, to join our existing GP Dr Wagstaff who is a member of the Doncaster Commissioning Consortia Group board. Our vacancy is flexible between 6 sessions and up to fulltime working.


We are a friendly, supportive, forward thinking team aiming to provide high quality patient care together with an emphasis on continuing professional development.


PMS practice

High QOF achiever

NO OOH

Wide range of DES & LES involvement

Training practice –Medical & Nurse Students

TPP SystmOne

Data and Paper light accreditation

Enhanced CRB required


For further information about the practice please view our website:


www.barnburghsurgery.nhs.uk


Informal enquiries/chats/visits welcome to:


Dr K Wagstaff – karen.wagstaff@gp-c86606.nhs.uk

Mrs D Hammond-Race - Practice Manager – dawn.hammond-race@gp-c86606.nhs.uk



Barnburgh Surgery

Fox Lane Barnburgh

Doncaster South Yorkshire

DN5 7ET 01709 882032











Goodbye and thank you

Dr Wade has resigned from Thorne Moors Medical Practice and transferred to East Anglia.

Dr Farmer has resigned from the medical performers list.

Welcome

Dr Thomas has joined The Oakwood Surgery and The Mayflower Medical Practice



A MONTHLY REMINDER TO ALL GPS THAT THE LMC OFFICERS ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO PROVIDE ADVICE AND SUPPORT (TOGETHER WITH REPRESENTATION, IF REQUIRED), TO ANY GP WHO MAY BE THE SUBJECT OF A COMPLAINT.



Concerned about a colleague?

NHS General Practice is under unprecedented pressure.  As such, we are all at risk of work related stress, burn out and depression. Often, the symptoms of these are insidious and can be more obvious to those around us than to ourselves.  So, if you have concerns about a colleague and feel that they need our support, we’d like to hear from you.

Doncaster LMC has launched a confidential web based reporting tool where you can share your concerns about a colleague at risk of burnout and ask for our support.   

http://www.doncasterlmc.co.uk/coleaguefbk.html

This tool is designed to be supportive so that those identified can be helped by Doncaster LMC, signposted on to support services or be personally assisted through difficult times by officers of the committee.  We stress that the online tool must not be used for reporting safety concerns regarding a colleague’s clinical practice.  

Read more about the tool at http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/your-practice/battling-burnout/gps-given-chance-to-anonymously-raise-concerns-about-colleagues-burnout/20010472.article



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All GPs on Doncaster Performers List (and medical students) are welcome to attend any LMC meeting as an observer.  Please let the office know if you plan to attend.   

Next meeting Wednesday 12th October at 7.30 pm at Doncaster Golf Club, 278 Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7NY

Please send any items for inclusion in the next Update to Jane at the LMC office, office@doncasterlmc.co.uk tel 01302 32001