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Election to Liverpool Local Medical Committee - for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2018

The Liverpool Local Medical Committee election for the period 1 April 2014 ‐ 31 March 2018 has now been concluded. As the number of nominations exceeded the number of vacancies, in accordance with Liverpool LMC's written Constitution, the decision was put to a vote.

The following doctors, alphabetically listed, being practitioners with the highest number of votes cast in their favour, are elected to membership, in accordance with the LMC's written Constitution, as follows:

GMS/PMS CONTRACTORS

  • Dr A A Adebanjo
  • Dr M Binder
  • Dr E S Gaynor
  • Dr J C Graham
  • Dr V A Harvey
  • Dr V W C Ho
  • Dr R Kathikeyan
  • Dr J C Mahadanaarchchi
  • Dr S Mittal
  • Dr K M Renton

NON‐CONTRACTORS

  • Dr M Burns
  • Dr K McKinnell
  • Dr S Oelbaum
  • Dr I M F Pawson

Changes to the 2014/15 GP Contract

Changes to QOF for 2014/15, together with new and updated Directed Enhanced Services are available to view, or download, from either the BMA web site or NHS Employers – links below. A template letter that can be used for patients who are aged 75 and over registering with the practice is also available.

The Statutory Instruments, which were laid before parliament can also be viewed from these sites.

Personal Medical Services (PMS) Reviews

NHS England has announced that it intends reviewing all PMS contracts prior to April 2016. A recent exercise undertaken by NHS England suggested that £325 million is spent nationally on the “premium” element of PMS contracts over and above the equivalent expenditure on GMS contracts. NHS England (Merseyside) will be undertaking a review locally with a view to determining what it obtains from PMS practices for the additional expenditure that those practices receive. PMS practices should ensure that they have their original contracts available so that they would be in a position to challenge any suggestion that the additional resources being applied to their contract are not producing added value to the services being provided.

Further information can be obtained from an NHS England letter – Gateway Reference 01091.

Liverpool CCG Governing Body Elections

Letter to GPs from LMC Secretary Rob Barnett (PDF document)
The Role of GP Members on NHS Liverpool CCG Governing Body (PDF document)
Nomination Form (PDF document)

LMC Elections

Nominations are being sought for the 14 vacancies on Liverpool LMC for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2018.

CLOSING DATE : 12.00 noon 14 February 2014

GPs working in Liverpool CCG Members Practices are eligible to submit a nomination form in relation to the forthcoming elections to Liverpool LMC providing that all the following criteria are met:

  • The GP must have been on NHS England’s Performers List 1 January 2014
  • The GP must be working in a Liverpool CCG member practice
  • The practice is contributing to the Statutory Levy

A nomination pack has been posted to every GP on the Performer’s List.  If you have not received a pack, a copy can be downloaded:

Please ensure that completed nomination forms are to be sent to the Returning Officer, and not to the LMC office, addressed as follows.

Ms C O’Toole
RETURNING OFFICER
Primary Care Support Liverpool Office
Bevan House
65 Stephenson Way
Wavertree Technology Park
Wavertree
Liverpool
L13 1HN

It is very important that envelopes are marked “Returning Officer”.

Anyone who submits a nomination form, should receive an acknowledgement from the Returning Officer.

Please do not hesitate to contact the LMC office if you have any questions.

LMC Open Meeting - Changes to the GP Contract 2014

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss changes that have been negotiated to the Contract, which include the transfer of QOF points to the Global Sum, changes to Seniority Payments, potential publication of GP Earnings, named GPs for over 75 year olds, and other changes. In addition, there will also be a discussion regarding the implications of auto-enrolment to a pension scheme which is being introduced in a staged manner over the next three years.

So as to ensure that there are adequate room hire/catering arrangements are made, it is important that you notify the LMC of your intention to attend.

Please e-mail the LMC office if you wish to attend, and have not yet already notified the office.

2013/2014 GP Contract

The Government is planning to impose a contractual change on GPs for 2013/2014 as it has failed to reach a negotiated settlement on changes to the GP contract. GPC believes that the proposed imposition will be bad for doctors, bad for practices and more importantly bad for patients.  It will result in an increased workload with decreased remuneration for doctors as the Quality and Outcomes Framework moves away from being  evidence based.

You are invited to a joint GPC/LMC roadshow to hear more fully the impact of the changes. Dr David Bailey, GPC Negotiator will provide an overview of what is in store!

If you wish to attend the meeting at LACE, please e-mail the LMC office, or ensure that completed forms are returned no later than Friday, 1 February 2013.

GPs from neighbouring areas will also be invited to this meeting, so it is important that you book your place.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the LMC office.

Liverpool CCG Nominations 2012

Liverpool CCG will become the Statutory Body that replaces Liverpool PCT for commissioning health care services for patients in Liverpool. Liverpool CCG, which is a membership organisation, with the membership being all Liverpool practices, will have a Governing Body which will comprise 9 GPs, 2 Nurses, 2 Lay Members, 1 Hospital Consultant, 1 Accountable Officer and 1 Chief Finance Officer.

As set out in the Memorandum of Agreement, the 9 GPs will be elected from GPs working in Liverpool practices, on a constituency basis as follows:

Central will elect 4 GPs: 3 will serve for 3 years, 1 will serve for 2 years
Matchworks will elect 3 GPs: 2 will serve for 3 years, 1 will serve for 2 years
North will elect 2 GPs: 1 will serve for 3 years, 1 will serve for 2 years

The GPs gaining the least number of winning votes in the ballot for each constituency will be elected for the 2 years posts and will serve from 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2014. The 3 year posts will last from 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2015.

The GPs can be partners, salaried or sessional (locum) GPs. If a GP works across more than one practice, his/her constituency will be the constituency in which they predominantly work, and this will need to be confirmed prior to the ballot. To be eligible, a GP must have been working in a Liverpool Practice since 1 October 2011.

In respect of the nurses, as set out in the Memorandum of Agreement, at least 1 nurse will be a Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner working in a Liverpool practice.

Liverpool LMC will conduct a ballot of GPs and Practice Nurses to fill the GP and one of the Nurse posts on the CCG.

At this point in time it is difficult to fully appreciate what the time commitment will be for Governing Body members, although it will be safe to confirm that it will not just involve attending Governing Body meetings; it is anticipated that there will, over time, be more duties and responsibilities to the extent that elected Governing Body members will be expected to devote a minimum of 2 sessions per week to CCG work. This will be appropriately remunerated.

Nominations are now being sought for prospective GP and Practice Nurse Governing Body members, who meet the criteria for standing in the election. Should the number of nominations exceed the number of vacancies, or should it be necessary to determine the duration of office if the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies, an election will take place during the first half of May 2012.

The date of the first Governing Body meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12 June 2012.

If you are interested, why not stand for election? Nomination forms are below.

Nomination forms are to be received at the LMC office, not later than 5.00 pm on Friday, 20 April 2012. Nomination papers received after that date will not be considered.

Liverpool Local Medical Committee - Elections 2012-2016

The Liverpool Local Medical Committee election for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2016, has now been concluded. As the number of nominations exceeded the number of vacancies, in accordance with Liverpool LMC's Constitution, the decision was put to the vote.

The following doctors, being GMS/PMS practitioners, were elected to membership as follows:

Elected for four years:

  • Dr R N Barnett
  • Dr A Bose
  • Dr B Das
  • Dr M Duffy
  • Dr A Farrell
  • Dr A R H Kukaswadia
  • Dr P Lakhani
  • Dr H McKendrick
  • Dr T K Rastogi
  • Dr M Redmond
  • Dr S Sarker
  • Dr B Schmidt

Elected for two years:

  • Dr V Harvey
  • Dr S Mittal
  • Dr B Renton
  • Dr B K Sinha

In relation to the vacancies forthe salaried/freelance practitioners, only 3 nominations were received
for the 3 vacancies (2 x four year vacancies and lx two year vacancy). Professor Mark Gabbay kindly
agreed to serve for a period of two years, thereby avoiding the need for an election. The following
doctors were therefore elected unopposed:

Elected for four years:

  • Dr S Rose
  • Dr J Sowery

Elected for two years:

  • Professor M Gabbay

Dr Sue Goyal was elected unopposed as the General Ophthalmic Practitioner representative.

Liverpool LMC April 2012 – March 2016

In accordance with the Constitution, one half of Liverpool LMC will retire on 31 March 2012.  The LMC is seeking nominations to fill the vacancies created.  The number of vacancies available are detailed in a letter from the LMC Secretary.  Every GP on Liverpool PCT’s Performers List as at 1 January 2012, (and who is working in a practice in contract with Liverpool PCT) is eligible to stand for election, and should have received, via the mail, an envelope which contained the following documentation:

  • A Letter from the Returning Officer
  • A letter from the LMC Secretary
  • A Nomination Form
  • A list of current and retiring members
  • A document entitled “The Role Of The LMC”
  • A pre-paid envelope address to the Returning Officer

A copy of all the documents (except the pre paid envelope) are available for download from the Documents page here on the website.

A similar election pack has been issued to the General Ophthalmic Practitioners on Liverpool PCT’s Performers List.

If you think you might like to submit a nomination form, but are a little unsure as to whether you are eligible, or you have any questions regarding the purpose of the LMC, please do not hesitate to contact Ann Walker at the LMC office either by e-mail or by phone.

CLOSING DATE: 12 noon on Monday, 13 February 2012.

Liverpool LMC Elections

LMC Elections are due to take place early in 2012. Nomination forms will be circulated at the beginning of the new year, with elections to take place in late February or early March.

November 2011 Newsletter Published

The Liverpool LMC May Newsletter is now available to be downloaded from the Newsletters page of the website.

May 2011 Newsletter Published

The Liverpool LMC May Newsletter is now available to be downloaded from the Newsletters page of the website.

LMC Open Meeting

Health Bill 2011 and GP Specification LES

Monday, 7 March 2011
Start: 7.00 pm
Education Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Click here for further information.

LMC Open Meeting

Monday, 13 September 2010
Start: 7.15 pm
Education Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Click here for further information.

May Newsletter Published

The Liverpool LMC May Newsletter is now available to be downloaded from the Newsletters page of the website.

April Newsletter Published

The Liverpool LMC April Newsletter is now available to be downloaded from the Newsletters page of the website.

Liverpool LMC Elections - UPDATE

The closing date for completed nomination forms has now passed. More information will soon be available here on the website.

Liverpool LMC Elections

Liverpool LMC has 29 elected representatives, 15 of whom are up for re-election this year. The LMC is hoping to fill 14 places for GPs, two of whom must be salaried or sessional GPs, and one place for an Ophthalmic Medical Practitioner. All GPs on Liverpool Performers List (as at 1 January 2010), working in Liverpool practices, are eligible to stand and should have received an information pack which contained a nomination form. Completed forms should be sent to the Returning Officer (Mr Tom Penn) by 12.00 noon on 15 February 2010.

Further information is available from Ann Walker at the LMC office.

Nomination forms are also available to be downloaded from the Documents page of the website.

December Newsletter Published

The Liverpool LMC December Newsletter is now available to be downloaded from the Newsletters page of the website.

Website Launched

Liverpool GPs now have access to information and guidance via the launch of the Liverpool LMC website. Designed to keep GPs up-to-date with all the important local and national healthcare issues. There are a number of documents and forms to download and more information will be added over the coming months.

www.liverpool-lmc.org.uk

Gender and Academic Pay GapGender and Academic Pay Gap

This report on the BMA website focuses on differences in pay between men and women doctors at different stages of their careers and between NHS and University employed doctors.

BMA website

NHS Market Reforms

NHS market reforms Is the pace of change affecting the care you can give to your patients? Find out more about the threats to our NHS.

www.lookafterournhs.org.uk

Pandemic Flu Guidance

Support for doctors dealing with influenza including questions and answers to issues you are facing now plus the BMJ's new dedicated microsite.

www.bma.org.uk/health_promotion_ethics/influenza

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