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Monthly Archives: January 2019

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BMA and NHS England announce agreement on five-year GP contract package

The BMA’s GP committee has today reached a contract agreement with NHS England spanning the next five years, which introduces widespread changes aimed at addressing both the workforce and workload pressures currently experienced by GPs in England, and improving services for patients by beginning to realise ambitions laid out in the NHS Long-Term Plan.

The contract gives practices almost £1bn across five years, while another £1.8bn will be invested to support the formation of Primary Care Networks, in which practices will work together to provide care to patients across a wider geographic area.

Find out more…

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LMC Annual Conference Agenda

Please see the agenda for our LMC Conference taking place Friday 8th February.

Unfortunately we have had to reconsider our plans for the LMC Conference. Due to low numbers, we have made the decision to cancel the evening event and focus all of our energy on delivering a fantastic daytime event.

We are pleased to say that the day time conference and workshops are proving very popular and we really look forward to welcoming you all and offering an interesting, informative and enjoyable day!

There are still available spaces! To book on please email


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GP Partnership Review

Today Dr Nigel Watson published his final report of the GP partnership review.

The final report includes recommendations which he believes will address many of the challenges GPs face, revitalise the valuable partnership model and make general practice a great place to work once again.

Please click here to see the report.

We will provide a full update on the report on our upcoming newsletters.

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NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS long term plan was published last week. Please click here to see the document.

The LMC office is currently creating a briefing of the long term plan which will highlight the main points from the document.

In the meantime please see our Chief Execs blog  for his views on the plan.

You can also see a snapshot view of the plan here.


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