Welcome to Gwent LMC
Gwent LMC is the statutory representative body for GPs working in what is widely known as 'Greater Gwent'. In October 2009 the former Gwent NHS Healthcare Trust and five Local Health Boards were changed by Health reorganisation in Wales to form the Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board, now known as Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. This covers both hospital services and primary care.
The Gwent LMC's representatives are drawn from each of the five locality areas and from a further constituency of sessional/locum doctors.
The full LMC meets on the second Friday of each month other than August. Representatives also meet monthly with the Locality Medical directors and primary Care Officers to discuss relevant issues of common interest, notably the commissioning of enhanced services. Additionally representatives sit on a wide ranging number of committees representing the views of primary care, at a National and local level.
Gender Service Statement - Datganiad Gwasanaeth Rhyw
While Cardiff & Vale University Health Board (CVUHB) are establishing the Welsh Gender Team, the London Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) will continue to offer appointments to new patients from Wales. We can confirm that all Welsh patients who have been referred to the London GIC remain on their waiting list. Your cases are open and you have not been discharged. Both Welsh Health Specialised Services and CVUHB acknowledge that there has been some confusion and would like to apologise for any recent misunderstanding or anxiety that may have been caused around the status of your appointments and where you might be seen.
Whilst we are not yet in a position to confirm the start date of the new service in Wales, we hope to be able to do so very shortly. The Welsh Gender Team has taken longer to set up than we anticipated, and we appreciate the frustrations this is causing. We would like to apologise for this, and thank you for your patience during this time. We hope that you understand that CVUHB believe it is essential to have the right mix of skills and expertise in place in order to be able to open the clinic. Until CVUHB is in a position to formally announce the start date, we wish to reiterate that the current pathway CP21 and referral process remain in place.
Tra bod Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro (BIPC) yn sefydlu Tîm Rhyw Cymru, bydd Clinig Hunaniaeth Rhyw Llundain (THR) yn parhau i gynnig apwyntiadau i gleifion newydd o Gymru. Gallwn gadarnhau bod yr holl gleifion o Gymru sydd wedi cael eu hatgyfeirio i THR Llundain yn dal ar eu rhestr aros. Mae eich achosion ar agor ac nid ydych wedi cael eich rhyddhau. Mae Gwasanaethau Iechyd Arbenigol Cymru a BIPC yn cydnabod y bu rhywfaint o ddryswch a hoffem ymddiheuro am unrhyw gamddealltwriaeth diweddar neu bryder a achoswyd o amgylch statws eich apwyntiadau a ble y gallech gael eich gweld.
Er nad ydym mewn sefyllfa eto i gadarnhau dyddiad dechrau'r gwasanaeth newydd yng Nghymru, rydym yn gobeithio gallu gwneud hynny'n fuan iawn. Mae Tîm Rhyw Cymru wedi cymryd mwy o amser i'w sefydlu nag yr oeddem wedi'i ragweld, ac rydym yn gwerthfawrogi'r rhwystredigaethau y mae hyn yn ei achosi. Hoffem ymddiheuro am hyn, a diolch am eich amynedd yn ystod y cyfnod hwn. Gobeithiwn eich bod yn deall bod BIPC yn credu ei bod yn hanfodol cael y cymysgedd iawn o sgiliau ac arbenigedd yn eu lle er mwyn gallu agor y clinig. Hyd nes bod BIPC mewn sefyllfa i gyhoeddi'r dyddiad cychwyn yn ffurfiol, hoffem ailadrodd bod y llwybr presennol CP21 a'r broses atgyfeirio yn parhau yn eu lle.
Ringland Medical Centre and Four Elms – Cardiff - Salaried GP
We would like to recruit two salaried GPs for our growing practices, in order to maintain and enhance the services we provide for our patients. These posts are new roles, to increase our compliment of GPs, working alongside our existing team of GPs and our other allied health professionals (including physios, paramedic ANPs & a CPN).
We are an innovative, sustainable practice that delivers care from two sites in Cardiff and a further practice in Newport. Travel between the Cardiff and Newport sites is not compulsory but would be desirable.
Rota’s, on-calls and workload are shared equally amongst salaried and Partners alike. The successful candidates will be invited to join, and be actively involved, in our weekly Board Meetings where the business side of the Practice is discussed alongside any clinical issues.
We are a GP training practice with two trainers and we were also recently selected as one of the initial cohort of Cardiff practices that will host General Practice Nurse Trainees (a new scheme developed and led by CVUHB) when they start this year.
Four Elms Medical Centre – Cardiff
Two purpose built buildings offering comfortable working conditions.
13,000 patient list.
Ringland Medical Practice – Newport
Health Board owned Medical Centre relocating to a purpose built Health Centre in December 2020.
8,000 patient list size.
Salary and benefits available on request from the Practice Manager.
All in all our Practice offers the successful candidates a friendly, sustainable and innovative place to work whilst also affording them opportunities to develop personally and professionally.
Closing date : 20.06.19
BMA - Urgent prescription for general practice
The BMA launched the Urgent Prescription for General Practice campaign, publishing the first of a three part analysis from the workload pressures survey responses received from GP practices in England and Wales, showing the extent of the pressures they are under.
The issues have had significant coverage and practices should have received resource packs to help with raising their concerns locally. A tremendous amount of media coverage and social media activity has been generated around the published survey data, including on workload, demand levels, financial viability, workforce and more – all of which are available on the campaign home page, and can also be downloaded, or shared on social media.
Media coverage has so far included the front page of the Guardian plus mentions in four other national newspapers; five mentions on national radio, including the Today programme; five mentions on TV news; 58 on BBC regional radio and a number of other regional media hits. The Urgent Prescription for General Practice campaign web hub has had a total of 10,770 page views with 13 minutes being the average time spent on the page, and #gpincrisis has been used 2,014 times with a total reach of 6,926,036 since the project launched. The total number of retweets/likes is 820 with 108 people now using the project Twibbon.
BMA Quality First
The GPC document - Quality first: managing workload to deliver safe patient care confirms that, despite pressures, the safe provision of care to patients must remain GPs’ overriding priority, and so with reference to this the LMC informs that consultation is underway about how LMC can support practices with this approach.
The LMC has now presented this approach to the Medical Director, the CEO and also at a meeting with the Clinical Directors in August.
It is hoped that this advice, documents and standard template letters, that can be sent back to the requestor, will allow practices to control the influx of innapropriate workload.
We have also included a standardised form, for practices to report back to the LMC, which will allow monitoring of any inappropriate work transfer on a regular basis. This will continue to inform discussion with ABUHB representatives and identify any service gaps in provision.