Planned care news
Planned Care news - 27/03/2018
New Optometrist Triage Service, Reminder e-RS 1st April switch -off with GSTT and Kings, e-RS system updates and training. Update Moorfields on PSO. Consultant Connect and the TAP Survey for GPs to complete.
Lambeth CCG, Bromley CCG and Southwark CCG are piloting a new telephone advice and guidance service called 'Consultant Connect'. The service allows GPs to speak with local speciality consultants in real time.
Judi Hughes (formerly Costello) is taking early retirement from Herne Hill Road Group Practice.
Member Practice Event July 12, 2017
On the 12th July 2017 Lambeth CCG held a Summer Member Practice Event.
Thank you to all who were able to join us in discussing successful local and national work to support the delivery of Local Care Networks and integrated care.
Future GP partner event 4 July
This live event is for anyone want to know more about becoming a GP partner, whether you are a salaried or sessional GP, a GP trainee or a new GP partner.
New statutory guidance on participation
In April NHS England published refreshed statutory guidance on the legal duties of CCGs with respect to involving people in commissioning and involving people in their own health and care.
Smear test advice and guidance
To avoid common smear errors, it is important for all GPs to be aware of the guidance and advice available. Below are common mistakes that can be easily avoided and help ensure the best care for all patients.
Primary Care: learning disabilities update
We set out to achieve the following:
For LD Care plans that 50% of people with a learning disability have a care plan
For LD Health checks that 95% of people with a learning disability have a health check.
Mark Smith Clinical Quality Lead
Dr Mark Smith from the Waterloo Health Centre was appointed in February as our Clinical Quality Lead and will spend two sessions a week engaging practices on quality improvement.
Mental Health reports
Healthwatch Lambeth conducted a series of surveys of GP practices in the borough to report on people's experiences of talking to their GP about their mental health.
Lambeth pilot for GP SOP
Guy's and St Thomas' Trust (GSTT) has recently launched a pilot to give Lambeth GPs direct telephone access to an acute medicine consultant.
Healthier You aims to reduce the five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Here's how it's working in Lambeth.
A few moments with Sue Gallagher
Sue Gallagher, Governing Body lay member, shares her thoughts on the challenges of commissioning when resources are scare, the importance of listening to the patient's voice and treating NHS employees with respect.
Learning on all fronts for Population Health Fellows
In 2016 we recruited three fantastic GPs to undertake new CCG-funded roles, encompassing jobbing GP responsibilities, a commissioning project and support to complete a Master's degree in Public Health at King's College London (KCL).
Making progress in CAMHS
There have been significant improvments in the waiting times for CAMHS Early Intervention services in recent months.
Local Care Networks update
Amanda Williams, Assistant Director of Local Care Network Development, explains progress so far and plans for 2017.
Progress on DXS system
Dr Emma Rowley-Conwy, clinical lead for Digital Developments and a GP at The Exchange Surgery in Streatham, talked to us about the DXS system and the progress we are making on use across Lambeth practices.
Get involved in the National Diabetes Audit
Public Health England is looking for GP practices to participate in a pilot for the National Diabetes Audit, which will include patients who have not been diagnosed with the condition.
Walk in Centre review
NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing GP appointments across the borough and wants to hear views from you and your staff and patients.
Sarah Corlett's public health view
Sarah leads the public health team that provides strategic advice and support to the CCG on how to use their scarce resource to best improve the health and wellbeing of the population and reduce health inequalities.
Recruitment of Cancer Clinical Lead
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CCG clinical lead in Cancer to provide clinical leadership to the cancer workstreams within the CCG.
Blood test ordering
Update on use of EMIS request forms and other information on blood test requests.
Updates on Out of Programme samples and screening for HIV-positive women.
Are your patients aware of bowel cancer screening?
In Lambeth we have a low uptake of bowel cancer screening compared with other London boroughs, particularly in men, people born outside of the UK, ethnic minorities and people from socioeconomically deprived areas.
NHS Digital are asking GPs or their staff to complete a survey regarding the new E-Referral functionality and would like Lambeth GP’s and your staff to be involved.
‘OMG! That was a great learning event’
A room at the Kia Oval was packed with over 120 primary care professionals attending a respiratory protected learning time event at the beginning of the month.
Read the latest update on the DXS system.
Recruitment of Pharmacy Network Lead
We are looking for a practice pharmacist to work one day a week for six months to develop and provide leadership for pharmacists working in these emerging roles within general practice.
SELDOC Needs You!
SELDOC is our GP owned Out-of-Hours cooperative. It has been looking after our patients when our surgeries are closed every day of the year for the last 20 years.
Creating local health leaders
Our primary care development programme received a very positive evaluation in a report which emphasised the programme’s significant outcomes.
NHS flu vaccinations
Local community pharmacy teams in Lambeth have commenced offering free NHS flu vaccinations following last year’s successful national and London pharmacy flu vaccination schemes.
Population Health Improvement Fellows 2016/2017
Lambeth and Southwark CCGs have recruited six newly qualified GPs to participate in an innovative scheme to create a cohort of Population Health Improvement Fellows across both boroughs, and attract enthusiastic, talented young doctors to the area.
The CSP is launching a new campaign to help address one of the most common reasons for seeing a GP – back pain.
PMS update - 9 March
The second PMS contract negotiation meeting took place this week between the CCG and the LMC.
Calling all nurses!
NHS England would like to hear the views of NHS nurses to help improve the way it communicates with them.
PMS update - 4 March 2016
A national review by NHS England of PMS contracts means changes are being made to the way funding is given.
The level of GP funding in Lambeth will not be reduced but changes to the way it is commissioned will be made.
National 360 degree survey
The national 360 degree survey of CCG stakeholders is currently live. All member practices should have been sent a link to the survey - please respond by 2 April.
Message from the Chair, March 2015
Our March governing body meeting was again very well attended. It’s encouraging to see the public’s continued interest in our business and priorities.
Message from the Chair January 2015
We tried out a new venue for January's governing body meeting. Bolney Meadow Community Centre worked well in terms of location and facilities and we'll be considering whether we use it for future meetings.
Message from the Chair December 2014
We held a webinar on 4 December to discuss the development of Primary Care co-commissioning in Lambeth and practices were asked to confirm their support by Monday 22 December. This will be also be discussed at our All Practice Event on 20 January 2015.
Message from the Chair, September 2014
Welcome to the second update from me following our latest Governing Body meeting. This was a meeting held in public and as usual, before the main meeting, I chaired a public forum where members of the public could ask questions about the NHS in Lambeth.
NHS Lambeth CCG Annual General Meeting 2014
Our first Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th September 2014 at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH. Light refreshments will be served from 12.30pm and the event will run from 1.15pm - 4.00 pm.