Latest updates and news

Updates to website

The Support section has now been updated and categorised. The Careers section contains information regarding The Induction & Refresher Scheme and GP Retention Scheme. The GP Education  page has been updated with links to websites for learning and continuous professional development. There are also links to guidance regarding appraisal and revalidation requirements. 

Leg Ulcer Guidelines Events 

Vicky Storey, Senior District Nurse is keen to share key areas of learning from her Leg Ulcer Guidelines development work.

She has arranged 3 events on Mon 19th, Tues 20th and Weds 21st March for colleagues to attend. Please email Vicky on to confirm bookings. More details and flyers  here...

FREE GDPR Training 

Calderdale LMC have managed to arrange a GDPR Training Session to be delivered by LMC Law on Wednesday 28th March 2018. Organisations have until 25th May 2018 to be GDPR compliant.

The LMC strongly recommends GPs and PMs to attend the training due to its major implications. This event is open to Sessional GPs as well as GP Partners.  Read more here...

Noah's Ark Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Services 

Noah's Ark Centre's Counselling and Psychotherapy services are now open to new referrals from clients. Patients can self refer by ringing 01422 300457. Charges have changed to a donation basis. A downloadable leaflet for patients and more information can be found by clicking  here

Latest LMC Minutes 

The minutes of January's LMC Meeting have now been uploaded. Read more here... 

Update from the last LMC meeting 

The LMC met on 21st February 2018. A few of the topics we discussed are highlighted below for your attention:

  • The existence and role of the LMC buying group.
  • The Coroner's office switching to electronic referrals via an email address. The LMC have some reservations about it and will be addressing these with the Coroner on your behalf.
  • Darbopoeitin - This is a RED drug and GPs should not be prescribing it. 

The minutes of the meeting will be uploaded to the site once they are finalised and approved. 

Latest BMA Sessional GP Newsletter

February's newsletter has been added to the website here.It includes a blog on what the Bawa-Garba ruling means for Sessional GPs, information regarding Capita and the NHS Pension and more. 

Latest Guidance - LMC advice regarding medical report requests for benefits appeals 

Calderdale LMC has a statutory duty to advise local GPs on such matters. Read the advice here...

Take Control Self-Management Courses 

The Support and Independence Team are hosting 3 Supported Self Management Courses for people, in Calderdale, who are living with one or more long term conditions. Bookings can be made by calling 01422 224 225. More details and a downloadable leaflet here...

Taxi Medical Template Letter 

Queens Road Surgery have shared a template with us.It can be downloaded from the website by clicking here... 

Latest Guidance - Domestic Abuse Referral Pathways

Calderdale Safeguarding Team have shared contact details for the Domestic Abuse Hub Team 01422 337257 and resources regarding local services. 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. 

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

Dr Nagpaul met with NHSE regarding GP Forward View monies for Practice Manager Development.

Dr Loh has been liaising with PHE regarding Hepatitis B Heel prick tests not being contractual for GPs to perform.

Dr Chandrasekaran attended the recent GPC Contract Roadshow in Leeds. This was an opportunity to hear from Dr Richard Vautrey, GPC Chair, regarding the 2018/19 contract changes. 

Dr Wyatt attended the Pennine VTS Scheme Jobs Fair. GP Registrars were interested to hear about the role of the LMC. Dr Wyatt reported that although GP Registrars were not keen to become GP Partners, the majority preferred the option of a Salaried GP position rather than becoming Locum GPs. 


Upcoming events

27 Mar 2018   PGPA Clinical Training Workshop - Gastroenterology

28 Mar 2018   General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Training


Next LMC Meeting 

21 Mar 2018   Calderdale LMC Meeting

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