Wessex LMCs Podcasts

Welcome to Wessex LMCs podcasts. We will share good ideas, challenge your thoughts and introduce you to interesting people and projects all to support you in your work in general practice. The world of general practice is getting busier and busier, so why not listen to one of our audio podcasts whilst you are driving, at the gym, or during a break. We will share good ideas, challenge your thoughts and introduce you to interesting people and projects all to support you in your work in general practice. Do remember to record the time you have spent listening to our podcasts for your CPD. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in podcasts and webinars are guest speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of Wessex LMCs. The material and information presented here is for general information purposes only. The Wessex LMC name and all forms and abbreviations are the property of its owner and its use does not imply endorsement of or opposition to any specific organisation, product, or service.

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Who are we?

Wessex Local Medical Committees (LMCs) is the representative team, on behalf of the LMC Committees, covering all GPs and their Practices, operating across the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide services to the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

Find us at www.wessexlmcs.com

Episodes

8 hours ago

In this podcast our Nurse Advisor Zoe Tobin is joined by Emma Ray (Respiratory Nurse Specialist in General Practice & Clinical Practice Educator: Children and young people with Asthma HIOW) to discuss all things respiratory. They talk through effective paediatric asthma care in primary care, staff training and development, and resources and support for the practice team in the delivery of respiratory services.
Useful links-
Primary Care Respiratory Society  
Association of Respiratory Nurses
National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Nurses Group- NPRANG
Find a local peer support network | Primary Care Respiratory Society (pcrs-uk.org)- Please note- you will be able to find local groups and forums but in order to contact them membership is required.
Contact for Emma Ray- Emma.ray@uhs.nhs.uk

Friday Apr 12, 2024


An opportunity for PMs to hear the latest guidance for practices from the team at Wessex LMCs. 
 
Please see www.wessexlmcs.com/guidance/practice-manager-updates/ for any accompanying resources referred to in this recording.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

In this podcast Dr Laura Edwards discusses with Dr Katie Warburton and Dr Jo Hunter their work around health inequalities, and the surprising factor and difference that we can make with our approach as professionals in our daily work. Sometimes solving health inequalities can feel totally out of our reach, but Katie and Jo explain that by the way we approach our consultations, we can make a difference.

Thursday Mar 28, 2024


An opportunity for PMs to hear the latest guidance for practices from the team at Wessex LMCs. 
 
Please see www.wessexlmcs.com/guidance/practice-manager-updates/ for any accompanying resources referred to in this recording.

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

In this podcast, Jan Harley-Doyle from Lifestyle Options explains the importance of practices being aware of the ramifications of staff taking late retirement from the 1995 section of the NHS pension scheme.
Please read the handout and share it with your colleagues to ensure that moving forward, all staff take their 1995 pension at a time that is most financially beneficial to them, taking into account their personal circumstances all the factors mentioned in the podcast.
Please note, this handout only applies to any membership accrued in the 1995 Section. It DOES NOT apply to any membership accrued in the 2008 or 2015 Schemes.

Friday Mar 22, 2024

In this podcast, we are joined by Jan Harley-Doyle from Lifestyle Options. Jan is passionate about improving the working lives of staff in General Practice and works independently to support and train non-clinical practice staff.
Jan explains why employers should attend our forthcoming training 'NHS Pensions - You as an Employer'.
This training is ideal for those who administer the pension scheme or who have responsibility for ensuring it is correctly administered. Remember: Outsourcing does NOT remove the practice's legal responsibility. As Jan explains, this training will provide an overview of the NHS Pension Scheme (inc the 1995, 2008 and 2015 sections) including:
Employer responsibilities (inc end of year reporting)
Pension administration basis (inc common errors and their effect on retirement benefits)
Potential consequences of incorrect administration
Retirement options (inc ‘Retire & Return’ and ‘Drawdown’)
Processing retirement applications
The implications of McCloud and final pay controls
The NHS Pension as a potential tool for increasing staff retention in general practice
Staying up to date with pension changes
Find out more and book online here
https://www.wessexlmcs.com/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=443
 
 
 

Thursday Mar 21, 2024


An opportunity for PMs to hear the latest guidance for practices from the team at Wessex LMCs. 
 
Please see www.wessexlmcs.com/guidance/practice-manager-updates/ for any accompanying resources referred to in this recording.

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

In this podcast our Nurse Advisor Zoe Tobin is joined by Julia O Mara and Julia Judd, trainers from J2S training, who provide valuable comprehensive training for HCAs in general practice for Wessex LMCs, to discuss the role of the HCA in general practice and will cover-
Overview of the HCA role and role development
Clinical supervision / Accountability and Delegation
Extended roles, such as Long-term conditions management
Tips for CPD and what to look for when employing a HCA
Key resources and support for HCAs.
This podcast would be beneficial for any current HCAs, or anyone interested in the role, it is also beneficial for employers / managers who would like to find out more about the role in practice.
Useful links-
The Nursing Team - Wessex LMCs
Wessex LMCs: Education, Training & Development– we offer a range of training courses for HCA’s, including a 2.5 day course ‘Clinical skills portfolio for Health Care Assistants’.
First Steps | Professional services | Royal College of Nursing (rcn.org.uk)
https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/
Primary Care and General Practice Nursing Careers and Core Capabilities Framework
 
Contact for Julia and Julia- info@j2s.co.uk

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

In this podcast our joint CEOs Dr Laura Edwards and Dr Andy Purbrick discuss the 2024-25 GP contract that has  just been imposed on the profession. Listen as they go through everything you need to know for this year.
Useful Links:
Armed Forces Covenant: /www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/privacy-notice/how-we-use-your-information/our-services/armed-forces-and-families-health-care/d forces and families health care
Interested in being a veteran friendly practice: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/mod/book/view.php?id=12533&chapterid=285&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-r-vBhC-ARIsAGgUO2AtOfLNp5T9f1dtK9PLNg-4nWYnmXEn48owF91QIyK7T3-eRT5bBIcaAnsvEALw_wcB
Registering and Care of Military Personnel & Veterans: www.wessexlmcs.com/guidance/registering-and-care-of-military-personnel-veterans/

Pharmacy First Service

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Laura Edwards and Sarah Cotton discuss Pharmacy First a new initiative that has been rolled out across the country. They discuss how the new service is going including what conditions are covered, the funding and some of the myths surrounding it. There are also some top tips of how to get the most from this service for your patients and what future developments there might be.
Find out more here: https://cpe.org.uk/national-pharmacy-services/advanced-services/pharmacy-first-service/
 

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