Author - Michelle Storey

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


The Business Fundamentals Programme for GPs has been remodelled 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

The Digital Strategy

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]

BHLMC New Normal Paper: Looking forward to the Future


Now that the initial peak in COVID-19 has settled, general practice is left operating in a completely new landscape, which is likely to exist for at least the next year or so.  However, the large majority of work remains the same, which leaves us looking at what our ‘new normal’ will be. 

In order to support practices, we have written a paper which sets out to help focus on areas of general practice life that might need consideration for change, either in capacity, provision or implementation. 

We recognise that every practice and partnership is unique, so each will have its own specific challenges to overcome.  However, we hope that there will be something in here that will resonate with everyone and will help local general practice to move into the future with confidence. 

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.