Latest updates and news

Understanding Sustainability and Transformation Plans and the Integrated Care System

The BMA have just published guidance to help us understand the recently developed strucures across the NHS and also to help the local health system ensure it has a voice in these systems. You can find this new guide here

Firearms Licensing

The BMA have recently published a flowchart detailing the procedure for the application process. Following recent concerns expressed in our committee, this flowchart clarifies the responsibility on the Police to inform the GP when an application is denied. More information, a copy of the flowchart and sample letters for all elements of the process can be found here.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Procedures

The local Ambulance Service has recently updated its procedures in regard to ambulance requests from Health Care Professionals. A new leaflet that forms a guide for HCPs and a checklist for use when contacting the service have been provided. These resources are available here

MCCD/Seasonal Deaths

The Register Office in Calderdale has just clarified their requirements to support GPs in meeting the requirements for the above process. These have been clarified in a summary shared in this months LMC meeting and are available here

GP Support Service Changes

The BMA have re-branded the former Counselling and Doctor Advisory as BMA Wellbeing Support Services Counselling. All the new contact informtation and links are in our GP Health Services section here

New Support Information from NHSe - Tier 2 Visa Applications

NHS England has produced guidance and a supporting presentation on the process for submitting tier 2 visa applications for GP's wishing to work in this country from overseas.

Tier 2 is an employer-led visa category which means that employers must be registered with the Home Office in order to sponsor any skilled workers they wish to recruit from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
Non-EEA GP trainees in the UK must have a Tier 2 visa in order to study here. During the duration of their studies they are sponsored by Health Education England. Information is available here


Primary Care Networks - Frequently Asked Questions

Following the Walk Through Contract event and the LMC meeting held last Wednesday, we have put together a FAQs for the benefit of GP's and Practices across the district. The current version of this document that seeks to answer questions you may have is here...















What have we been up to?

The LMC has appointed Marcus Beacham as the LMC Liaison Officer since January 2019. Marcus will be the "First point of Contact" for the LMC and is contactable at

New Monthly LMC Communique

A new monthly communique from us has been launched. The latest version with news on recent developments and guidance is available here

GP Leadership Development

The LMC in partnership with Calderdale CCG have provided a second opportunity for local GPs to take part in a leadership development course. October saw the commencement of this six month programme and it is really encouraging to see that the course itself has seen seventeen local GPs enrolled and partaking in the programme. This is clearly good news for the development of future leadership in General Practice across Calderdale.


A  "Jobs" tab has been added to the website. This is a free advertising service available to Calderdale Practices only. Practice Managers can email to add their job adverts. 




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Upcoming events

Next LMC Meeting

Calderdale LMC Meetings

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Meetings commence at 7.45pm in the Learning and Development Centre, Calderdale Hospital.

For dates of all meetings for 2019 you can click on the Events tab or here. 

Upcoming Conferences

LMC Secretaries Conference

Thursday 5 March 2020, BMA House

LMC UK Conference

6th and 7th May 2020, Barbican, Paragon Street, York