Welcome to our latest round-up of what’s been happening and what’s coming up next for the Leeds GP Confederation. We hope you find it useful. If you have any questions or suggestions for future updates, please let us know

Wound assessment template

For some time primary care have asked for a single template to capture wound assessments. In response, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the GP Confederation have developed a template that is now ready to use.

Armley medical practice strikes gold

Armley Medical Practice has become the first GP surgery in Leeds to be awarded a gold award under a national pilot that brings the ‘Pride in Practice’ programme to the city.

Mental health crisis services in Leeds

Healthwatch Leeds, the local independent health and care watchdog, spent January to March this year looking into the services currently available in Leeds for those people who found themselves in mental health crisis

Patients across Leeds benefit from excellent care from their GP practice

Results from the latest national GP Patient Survey were published by NHS England last week; these show that patients in Leeds are positive about the care they receive from their local GP practice. To add to this positive news, for the first time 100% of GP practices in Leeds are currently rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Directors in the news!

Our shared directors of workforce, Jenny Allen and Laura Smith, have been in the news this week.

Legal support for primary care networks

The Confederation has commissioned a package of legal support for primary care networks from our legal advisors, Hill Dickinson. The support includes legal formation, governance and decision making, principle setting and dispute resolution, admission and exit processes, data and information sharing agreements and processes, and the appointment and employment support of clinical directors.

Changes to the commissioning of MJOG

NHS Leeds CCG currently holds the contract for the MJOG SMS text messaging service for all GP practices in Leeds on an agreement that ends in July 2019. After that, responsibility for the MJOG licences will sit with the Confederation, while the costs of texts will remain with the CCG.