Latest updates and news

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


New GP Contract - Further Guidance Published

To help networks in their planning for the development of Primary Care Networks, the BMA have published a useful checklist to support the planning process. This is a useful tool that is recommended for use by network managers. The checklist is available here


NHS England published additional guidance on Friday 29th March to support implementation of the new GP Contract. The key documents and links to the full published guidance can be found 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...

Latest Guidance - Issuing Death Certificates where the doctor has not seen the patient in the 14 days prior to death

The LMC have received updated guidance from the Coroner's Office regarding the above. Read more here... 

Latest Guidance - Licensing Firearms BMA

Read the new guidance published by the BMA in regard to requests for Firearms Licenses. The guidance includes sample letters for all potential scenarios. Read more here...


Latest Publications - New GP Contract and PCN Development

A number of publications have been produced following the new GP Contract detail that came on the 31st January 2019. The publications available largely focus on the new DES arrangements for Primary Care Networks. A number of documents published by NHSe and the BMA are available and also included is an overview presentation given by our LMC at the recent Contract Walk Through event. Read more 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


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




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Upcoming events

Next LMC Meeting 

12 June 2019    

Meeting to take place at the Learning and Development Centre, Calderdale Hospital from 7.45pm


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