Latest updates and news

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Resource

The British Medical Association has published a Refugee and asylum seeker health resource to help doctors understand their specific health needs and how to overcome common barriers when accessing healthcare.  It contains links to useful resources and relevant organisations. Information available here


Further PCN Guidance from the GPDF

The GPDF have just published additional guidance to support the implementation of Primary Care Networks. This can be found on our Latest Guidance page.

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

Further Guidance for the Network DES Published

NHSe have fully updated the guidance for the implementation of Primary Care Networks. You can find the full version of this guidance in our Latest Guidance section.

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

Calderdale LMC AGM - 18th September 2019

The above meeting was held this week and proved to be both an enjoyable and worthwhile evening. In addition to the business matters presented by the Executive members we were also pleased to welcome both Dr Yasmin Khan (Deputy edical Director) and Dr Johnathan Dixon (Appraisal Lead) both from NHSe/NHSi. They presented a very helpful overview of all support services available to GPs. The presentations given during the evening are available here


Practice Managers Leadership Event

During this last month the LMC held a training event for our Practice Managers for the development of leadership across this important group of staff. The training was provided by Red Sky and was attended by a representative from each of our Practices in Calderdale. It was clear from the feedback received and the comments shared by our Practice Managers that this was a highly appreciated day and provided great opportunity for both individual and system wide development. This event heralds the start of an ongoing programme of development and support for our Practice Managers.


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 13th November

Meeting commences at 7.45pm in the Learning and Development Centre, Calderdale Hospital.

Wednesday 11th December

Meeting commences 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 England Conference

Friday 22 November, The Light of Friends House, Euston Road, London

LMC Secretaries Conference

Thursday 5 March 2020, BMA House

LMC UK Conference

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