Latest updates and news

Calderdale Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service Guide for Professionals

The above guide to services for children and young people experiencing emotional health and wellbeing difficulties has been uploaded to the site. Access it by clicking here...


Rapid Access Arrhythmia Clinic 

CHFT now has a Rapid Access Arrhythmia Clinic up and running. The referral form and more information regarding criteria for referrals can be found here...


Updates from the Latest LMC Meeting 

The LMC met on 20th June 2018. The minutes of the meeting will be uploaded to this site once they have been approved. 

Some of the topics discussed are outlined below:

  • The LMC discussed the options regarding appointing a DPO (Data Protection Officer) for Practices. PGPA shared some quotes they had received but these were expensive. Dr Nagpaul has contacted another company who provide DPO services and is awaiting a quote. LMC Law is offering further GDPR training for practices at a discounted price. 
  • Dr Chaudhry shared the draft version of the new Constitution for the LMC. Members suggested some amendments. 
  • Integrate Care pathways for mental health, eating disorders and perinatal mental health were shared 

Latest Minutes 

The minutes from May's LMC meeting have now been approved and can be found here...


GDPR Guidance 

The GDPR is an EU regulation which will become directly applicable in the UK on 25th May 2018. Access updated guidance and resources here... 


Changes to products available on prescription

Calderdale CCG and NHS England have provided guidance for GPs to stop prescribing certain products. More information regarding which products not to prescribe and a downloadable patient leaflet can be found here... 


Calderdale Bladder and Bowel Service 

The Continence Advisory Service has recently been rebranded. It caters for adults and children over the age of 5 years. Referrals can be made via GPs and other health professionals. Patient self-referrals are also accepted. Refer via telephone by calling 01422 252086 or via email.  You can find out more and download the referral forms and service leaflet here...


The Bawa-Garba case and its wider implications 

The case has wide implications for all doctors and a Review is underway regarding Gross Negligence Manslaughter. The BMA are providing regular information regarding topics related to the case and have updated their guidance on reflective practice as a result also. Read more here...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What have we been up to?

Welcome to our new and improved Calderdale LMC website! 

Dr Hussain has been working on the site to make it easier to navigate and more engaging. It is still a work in progress but we hope that the site will be fully functional in its new format soon. 

The home page will be regularly updated with snippets of relevant information including News, Events and recent uploads to the site itself.

We would like to request your feedback regarding the new site as well as suggestions as to how we could improve and develop it further. Please feel free to pass your comments to one of the LMC members. Alternatively, you can use the contact form to let us know what you think. 

You can also use the contact form to send us correspondence or if you feel you may require the help/assistance of the LMC.

If in doubt, contact us! We will always try to help and can signpost you to other relevant organisations if necessary. 


 

What else have the LMC been doing in the last few weeks? 

 

Dr Kumar has been liaising with Public Health with regards to E-coli Surveillance forms and the work required. PMs have been reminded to send self-populated forms to Public Health to demonstrate that forms lack completeness when relying on the automated system alone. 

The LMC have been working with CHFT to redevelop district nurse "pink sheets" and will be discussing a proposal made by the Director of Operations at CHFT in due course. 

Dr Kumar has volunteered to help with the decision making for the CCG's provision of non-core IT services for General Practices.

Dr Nagpaul and Dr Hussain attended the Pennine GP VTS Half-Day Release Session on 29th May 2018 to inform GP Trainees regarding the LMC as well as to invite them to attend and participate in LMC Meetings. The session was well-received with overwelmingly positive feedback. Trainees gained insight and an increased understanding of the role of the LMC. The LMC is hoping to recruit a GP Trainee Representative in the near future but acknowledges that more engagement from GP Trainees is required in the first instance. 

 

 

 

Upcoming events

24 July 2018    PGPA Clinical Training Workshop - Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Next LMC Meeting 

25 July 2018    Calderdale LMC Meeting

For dates of all meetings for 2018 you can click on the Events tab or here