Author - Helen Bean

Welcome to Beds LMC

LMC Medical Director: Two part time posts available


We are recruiting!  LMC Medical Director: Two part time posts available

We have an exciting opportunity for two qualified GPs to join our expanding team. We are a proactive, innovative and highly effective organisation, supporting general practice across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire since 1911.  As a senior director, you will be required to:

  • Support the work of the Chief Executives in the delivery of the objectives of the LMC and LMC Ltd, from a clinical perspective.
  • Ensure the delivery of the statutory obligations on the LMC as well as other external functions of the LMC Ltd, including pastoral care and partnership dispute resolution.
  • Provide Clinical strategic guidance to the committee Chairs, the board and directors on the statutory roles of the LMC and constitutional matters.
  • Ensure the views and policies of the LMC Ltd and the committees are clinically represented.

Closing date: Friday 5th March, 5pm

Interview date: Wednesday 24th March

For more information and how to apply, please view here: Medical Director Application Pack Feb 2021.

Cambridgeshire Virtual Primary Care Allergy Update, Friday 19th March 2021, 08:50 – 15:00


Cambridgeshire Virtual Primary Care Allergy Update, Friday 19th March 2021, 08:50 – 15:00


This online update is open to all HCPs and is free to attend, registration required. Certificates provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring cases for discussion.

GP_Allergy_Day_Agenda

Please use Google Chrome to register:
Registration Link: https://my.demio.com/ref/MmkonzkgvK89IwZe

Course Organisers: Paediatric and Adult Allergy Dept, Addenbrookes Hospital.



Beds & Herts LMC Business Fundamentals Programme: Sustainability in General Practice


The Business Fundamentals Programme for GPs has been redesigned into interactive webinar format.  This modular programme is aimed at GPs who want to understand general practice at operational and strategic level.  The course provides practical tools to help tackle the ever-increasing challenges and build a strong, sustainable future in primary care.

*Please note some of the modules are still being designed and therefore may be subject to change.

 

Module Title*

BLMK GPs

H&WE GPs

Time/Format

1

Introduction to the Programme

Thurs 8th Oct 20

Tues 13th Oct 20

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

2

Leadership & Personal Development

Thurs 5th Nov 20

Tues 10th Nov 20

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

3

Developing the Workforce

Thurs 3rd Dec 20

Tues 1st Dec 20

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

4

Operating for Excellence

Thurs 14th Jan 21

Tues 12th Jan 21

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

5

Digital Healthcare

Thurs 11th Feb 21

Tues 9th Feb 21

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

6

Understanding Finance

Thurs 11th March 21

Tues 9th March 21

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

7

Legal Obligations  

Thurs 22nd April 21

Tues 20th April 21

1.30 – 4.30pm, Webinar

8

Strategic Planning

Fri 23rd April 21

Weds 21st April 21

9.30 – 4.30pm, central venue TBC

 How to Apply

Please select the relevant link below to complete the online application form.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in leadership, strategic planning, practice development and/or partnerships in their application.  We recommend GPs have a minimum of 1 years’ practice experience to get the most out of the course.  This programme is funded by the BLMK and Herts & West Essex Training Hubs so GPs must be working in a practice in Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire or West Essex and be able to commit to all modules. Closing date for applications is Friday 21st August, 5pm.

  1. Business Fundamentals Application Form for GPs in Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes
  2. Business Fundamentals Application Form For GPs in Herts & West Essex

Please do not hesitate to contact Helen Bean if you have any questions about the programme [email protected]

New to Practice Mentoring in Herts & West Essex


If you are a GP or GPN working in Herts or West Essex who is newly qualified on the New to Practice programme, you can receive up to 6 hours mentoring support over a one-year period.  This is funded by Herts & West Essex Training Hub, delivered by Beds & Herts LMC. 

  • For more information and how to register on the New to Practice programme please email: [email protected]
  • For more information about the mentoring programme, please email Helen Bean, Programme Manager: [email protected]

Download flyer: GP & GPN Mentoring in Herts & West Essex

Benefits of Mentoring:

  • GP to GP and GPN to GPN mentor / mentee relationship, which is relatable
  • Mentors are experienced professionals who understand your role
  • Mentors are best matched to mentees rather than allocated to ensure individuals access the right support
  • Mentors are external to own organisation / practice
  • Mentees are supported holistically, improving well-being inside and/or outside work
  • Identifies ways for the mentee to overcome particular issues, personally and/or professionally
  • Improves job satisfaction and retention
  • Increases confidence, motivation and resilience
  • Provides support to identify career development, assisting with goal setting 
  • Provides stability during a time of rapid change and transition from training to real life practice
  • Signposted to further resources and support.

"Mentors provide support, direction and an objective view on how the mentee can develop and progress in their working environment“  [BMA]

“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve performance and become the person they want to be” [The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring]

Office Closed, but LMC Open for Business as Usual

Following the Government’s enforced restrictions as of 24th March, the LMC Office is now closed.  We continue to operate ‘business as usual’ remotely so please contact us in the normal way. All meetings, training and events are now being delivered virtually.:

Tel: 01438 880010

Email: [email protected]

Please remember the Office team are here to support you with general and COVID-19 related enquiries. 

In addition, our Pastoral Care Team are available to provide one to one confidential support to GPs facing personal and professional difficulties, especially in this period of heightened pressure and stress.  Your physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.  For a confidential chat, please call on 01438 880010 and you will referred to our Pastoral Care Lead.