Portfolio of LMC Approved Business Consultants

Portfolio of LMC Approved Business Consultants

The Portfolio of Approved Business Consultants is list of organisations supplying products and services to practices.  Expertise ranges from all aspects of legal advice to quality assurance, insurance, training and medical supplies.

Please quote ‘Beds & Herts Local Medical Committee’ when contacting these suppliers.

Legal Advisors

Capsticks

Specialist legal support for GPs and practice managers.

Capsticks’ specialist GP and practice manager team was awarded Legal Team of the year at the General Practice Awards 2015 and 2016. Our in-depth healthcare knowledge and breadth of experience allows us to identify problem areas early and offer constructive, practical and cost efficient solutions to GPs and practice managers in an ever changing market.

For more information please visit our website to meet our GP legal support team.

Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd

A leading firm providing specialist advice to GP practices throughout England and Wales including advice on Employment/HR issues, Property and Leases, Partnership arrangements and disputes, mergers and acquisitions.

For more information please visit our website.

Download our HR Support for Medical Practices leaflet.

DR Solicitors

Welcome to DR Solicitors, the specialist law firm working exclusively with NHS GP Practices, dentists, consultants and other medical professionals throughout England and Wales.  Professional medical practices are highly sophisticated businesses, which need specialist legal & commercial advice to successfully navigate the complex and rapidly changing regulatory environment.

DR Solicitors are widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading healthcare law firms, and we have worked with over 800 primary care providers on all aspects of their business.

We pride ourselves on our unrivalled industry expertise, our reputation for outstanding client service, and our practical approach to dealing with client problems. Whatever the size of your practice or the nature of your issue, DR Solicitors offers you an energetic & commercial approach to resolving your legal matters.

For more information please visit our website.

LMC Law Ltd – Approved Partner

LMC Law is a new, but firmly established, legal healthcare consultancy with a fresh and innovative approach to all healthcare needs. Our rates are highly competitive (we understand the financial pressures in the current healthcare arena), and so we tend to operate on a fixed fee basis, i.e. no hourly rates and try to keep fees affordable. Our service, where possible, will be combined with goodwill, so that clients feel able to pick up a phone and chat through a problem without the worry of being charged.

We are not a law firm, although we have highly qualified lawyers delivering the service. We do not operate the usual fee structures and charges that are normally associated with law firms. We favour a more personal service, particularly as we operate in conjunction with a significant number of Local Medical Committees.

LMC Law was created by Shanee Baker, formerly senior lawyer for nearly 10 years, to the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association. LMC Law has now built a team based upon the same ethos of high quality and the understanding that General Practice is unique and healthcare is complex and people who contact us require down to earth advice, expertise, and support – quickly.

For more information please see our leaflets LMC Law,  LMC HR or visit our website.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards

As a long established firm, we can trace our history back to the early 19th century. I’d like to think that we are well known for many things, not least our staff and clients, who are at the heart of everything we do.

For our clients, we have national recognition for our sector-focused approach, which means that we direct our skill, energy and expertise in understanding our clients in the sectors that they operate in.  The strengths of our healthcare team are in acting for operators and care providers in primary care and social care. The team acts for over 400 GP practices and a number of private providers. We have acted on over 95 GP surgery development schemes and also act for care homes, social care charities, social enterprises, dentists, pharmacies and private consultants, as well as several NHS and Foundation Trusts.

Visit our website.

Medical & Office Services and Supplies

Bluefish Office Products

Bluefish is one of the UK’s leading office product companies. An independently owned and managed business, established in 2000, we have an annual turnover approaching £20 million. Centrally located in Northampton, we carry over £1 million of stock, covering 4200 products for next day delivery, using our own Bluefish delivery fleet.

Visit our website.

DataSpace (UK) Ltd

Secure Offsite Storage and Management of your Practice’s Patient Records

  • Reclaim Physical Space
  • CQC & DPA Compliance
  • Digitise your Records
  • Solution package to meet your requirements
  • Physical retrieval or electronic ‘Scan on Demand’ retrieval
  • Improves Efficiency
  • Cost Effective
  • NHS IG Toolkit
For more information please visit our website.

Docmail

Docmail is an innovative and unique online mail management system that allows users to arrange mailings from any computer with an internet connection.  It removes the need to print and fold letters as well as stuff and stamp envelopes allowing staff to focus on other core business duties – all for less than the cost of a stamp!

Docmail is currently used by over 3,500 GP’s throughout the UK and is perfect for bulk mailings such as flu recalls and QoF reminders as well as daily patient communications. Some key benefits of Docmail are;

  • Sending documents from your PC at less than the cost of a stamp – includes paper, print, enclosing in to envelopes and postage
  • No contract
  • No minimum volume required
  • No set up or licence fee
  • Save up to 60% on current costs
  • No in house printing
  • Secure
  • Save hours of staff time
  • Free onsite demonstration & training.

For more information please visit our website.

Henry Schein Medical – Approved Partner

Henry Schein Medical (formally Porter Nash) has been supplying medical equipment and consumables to healthcare centres for over 33 years. Their parent company Henry Schein Inc is the largest distributor of healthcare products to office based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, with over 75 years of expertise.

Visit our website.

Scan and Collate Ltd

Document Management – At Scan & Collate we provide a straightforward, efficient, secure and affordable method for dealing with the growing number of requests you receive from solicitors and insurance companies, for copies of your patients medical records.  We are aware that these requests present a problem for over 90% of practices in the UK. As a result we have developed a service to help meet your requirements in dealing with these requests. The service we provide causes minimal disruption to yourselves and leaves you in control of the invoicing, so ensuring your cash flow is uninterrupted.

Visit our website.

Seal Calibration

Having your medical equipment tested and calibrated reduces overall maintenance costs and downtime allowing your medical equipment and devices to work efficiently whilst also extending the working life.  Most faulty equipment can be repaired on site.  We use state of the art diagnostic equipment to perform our testing and calibration which is annually checked to UKAS standards. Our engineers are fully manufacturer trained and qualified and are CRB checked.  We offer medical service contracts on various pieces of equipment and these can be tailored to your needs.

On completion, we issue a comprehensive certification pack enabling you to claim 3 QOF points as stated in the GMS contract for GP Practices. We are up to date with all CQC and NHS England testing guidelines.

Visit our website.

Shred It

Information Security Services

Your organisation handles a lot of sensitive business and personal information. In the wrong hands, it can put you, your employees and your customers at risk. As the world-leader in information security Shred-it offers a full suite of services designed to protect your private information including Paper ShreddingHard Drive Destruction and Workplace Security Policies.

Visit our website.

 

Medical Insurance Advisors

MIAB – The Medical Insurance Advisory Bureau Limited – Approved Partner

MIAB provides bespoke insurance and expert advice, caring for those that care the most. We’re proud to provide over 40% of Beds and Herts LMC member practices with Locum and/or Surgery Insurance.

Due to our expertise and flexibility, we can cover practices, federations, CCGs and Out of Hours providers. We also offer a range of products designed to protect you, your family and your property.

When was the last time you reviewed your insurance? Circumstances change but your policies may not reflect them. Let us take a look and see how our quotes compare.

For more information, please visit our webpage for GP Insurance,  or contact us on 01438 730210 or [email protected].

Premises Surveyors

Aitchison Raffety

Aitchison Raffety are recognised specialists in Healthcare property and advise leading lenders, investors, developers, GPs and other primary care occupiers including dentists and pharmacists.  Our expert team offers a wealth of commercial knowledge in Healthcare property and over 40 years’ experience within the industry throughout the UK, and within our heartland of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Our dedicated team provide a comprehensive range of services that support the concept to completion of Primary care premises and the subsequent property aspects that result including  investment acquisitions and sales, rent reviews, notional rent appeals (CMR), partnership valuations, planning and sale & leaseback options.

Visit our website.

GP Surveyors

GP Surveyors are the UK’s leading firm of Chartered Surveyors specialising in GP surgeries. Providing, trusted primary care property advice and services to 3,100 GP practices for over 18 years.

GP Surveyors are well known for their customer-focused approach. As a client you’ll have a dedicated Client Manager on hand to support you, understand the issues affecting your practice and provide you tailored advice to meet your surgeries individual needs.

Key services include:

  • Notional Rent
  • Sale and Leaseback
  • Leases and Renewals
  • Market Valuations
  • Pharmacy Implants
  • Pharmacy Rent Reviews

For more information please visit our website.
or contact us – Tel: 0114 281 5850 Email: [email protected].

Training, Support for Practices

Clarimed Medical Training

Clarimed’s courses are uniquely written and presented with the emphasis on communications and terminology. Due to our drive to make each course stimulating and interactive, we use various training methods such as group work, forum theatre and actress workshops.

Clarimed has grown considerably over the past few years due to the popularity of its high quality courses.We now provide training for many Local Medical Committees, Clinical Commissioning Groups, hospitals and individual GP practices. The courses are relevant for all non clinical staff and healthcare assistants, with certain courses, such as the Communicating Values course, being well attended by clinical staff.

Visit our website.

Practice Index

Beds & Herts LMC have negotiated a 10% discount on all of Practice Index’s subscription-based services for LMC members.

Practice Index supports practice managers across the UK via their forum (free for PMs to join), through PLUS (policies, procedures, updates, toolkits) and via the HUB (eLearning courses and Masterclasses).

  • PLUS is the UK’s most popular GP practice management support package and includes access to over 500 policies, procedures and toolkits
  • HUB, the eLearning platform that delivers and manages all your staff training. It includes over 70 courses

To access the discounted rates, simply quote that you are part of the Beds & Herts LMC at the time of sign up. Current subscribers can gain a discounted rate upon renewal. For more information please contact [email protected] or call 020 7099 5510.

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.