First Annual South Yorkshire Primary Care Conference

 If you’d like to attend, simply click the following link to book your place

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If you believe this aligns with your interests and wish to sponsor the event, please email for further details.

2024-25 GP contract referendum – England 

GPC England has rejected the 2024/25 GP contract changes. The contract will now be put to BMA members in a referendum. The referendum cannot prevent the Government from choosing to impose their changes to the contract, but it will send a strong signal as to how the profession feels about a potential third successive contractual imposition by Government and where we collectively go next. 

Find out more about the current contract changes here 

So you can feel fully informed before you vote, we are holding a series of webinars and will publish a set of iterative FAQs so you can read and reflect with your practice colleagues. As we receive more feedback, we will update the FAQs. 

What to expect: 

  • A presentation from GPC England Officers outlining the context of the 2024/25 contract and what it means both for your practice, and you as a GP. A summary of next steps and the choice BMA GP members will need to make in the referendum 
  • A roadmap of what the months ahead may look like  
  • The opportunity to have your questions answered – please send your questions in advance to 

Webinar dates, times and Microsoft Teams joining links: 

South East Coast: Wednesday 13th March 19.30 – 21.00 

Microsoft Teams link 

North East: Wednesday 13th March 19.30 – 21.00 

Microsoft Teams link 

North West: Thursday 14th March 12.30 – 14.00 

Microsoft Teams link 

West Midlands: Tuesday 19th March 19.30 – 21.00 

Microsoft Teams link 

South Central: Wednesday 20th March 12.30 – 14.00  

Microsoft Teams link 

South West: Wednesday 20th March 12.30 – 14.00 

Microsoft Teams link 

Yorkshire & Humber: Wednesday 20th March 19:30 – 21:00 

Microsoft Teams link 

East of England: Wednesday 20th March 19:30 – 21:00 

Microsoft Teams link 

National Catch-Up: Thursday 21st March                       

12.30 – 14.00 Microsoft Teams link 

19.30 – 21.00 Microsoft Teams link 

These webinars will NOT be recorded, so please attend your regional slot, or a national catch-up session. The referendum opens on Thursday 7th March and closes midday Wednesday 27th March.  

How you vote will determine our next steps as a profession. 

To take part in the referendum you must be a BMA member. You will then receive an email with a unique voting link. New members must join by 21st March to vote and have your say on this contract imposition in England.

Deletion of Sutures from the NHS Drug Tariff

Information supplied by Dr Soon Lim the education lead for the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care

GPs who carry out minor surgery can claim against sutures (and local anesthetic) which are listed on the NHS Drug Tariff.

In Feb 2024, several sutures were removed from the list, leaving GPs unable to claim when they are used as part of the minor surgery DES. This represents a financial hit to the practices. They have also been replaced on the tariff by far more expensive sutures.

When there was a similar change back in 2018, some practices claimed after using the “old” sutures by quoting the “new” suture codes. Although this was not accurate, the price reimbursed was roughly similar. Now, the “new” sutures are significantly more expensive so that practice would result in a higher sum of money being reimbursed, which may raise issues of probity. However, it leaves the practice with a stock of perfectly good sutures which it cannot be reimbursed for.

When I contacted the NHSBSA to ask whether there is a transition period during which the “old” sutures can still be claimed for, I was just directed to the community pharmacy website which advises that all removals of items from the drug tariff are given a 3 month notice on that website. As far as I am aware, I am not sure if non-dispensing GP practices keep an eye on the Community Pharmacy England website.

General developmental assessment (GDA) pathway

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Join us on Thursday the 18th of April for an interesting evening of face to face education at our latest free SYRIG event featuring Jacqui Pollington of Breathing Space Rotherham. Together we will refresh our knowledge of unusual respiratory diagnosis and the key signs and features alerting us to them. Jacqui will discuss and demonstrate how spirometry results can be used to recognise less common respiratory conditions. At the end of the presentation we will go over case studies including spirometry and consider how we would manage these patients in primary care. As always all health professionals are welcome and do share this event with your colleagues. 


19:00- Welcome and buffet19:20- Promotional presentation from Chiesi

19:30-  Differential diagnosis

20:15- Discussion and questions

21:00- Close

Venue: Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffield M1, JCT 33, S60 2XL, Parking is available.

Click here to secure your place at this event

This event is kindly sponsored by Chiesi, by the purchase of trade exhibition space and 10minute promotional slot, providing funding towards the cost of this event but having no input into the educational content. It has been agreed that if a sponsor pulls out 21 days prior to a SYRIG event or after, they will pay their share of the evening regardless. Chiesi will have the option of handing out printed information at the event. This event is for healthcare professionals only and not intended for members of the public. 

Kind regardsNicola Standring-Brown

GP End of year forms: Submission Deadline                                                     

All Type 1 and Type 2 practitioners must complete the relevant certificate or form and submit to Primary Care Support England (PCSE) for work in England.

The release of both the Type 1 and Type 2 forms was delayed this year and, as a result, the deadline for submitting these has been extended to 31 March 2024.

To complete your submission, login here

Is your buildings insurance up to date?

Information supplied by Kirsten Brown at VWV Solicitors

GPs can encounter challenges as a result of important property documents not being kept in good order. Keeping your property documents consistently well managed will assist you in saving costs and avoiding future problems and potential pitfalls.

Properly maintaining your property documents will help ensure that your future property transactions run smoothly and that you are complying with the terms of any mortgage you have secured against your property. Having appropriate buildings insurance in place will also help protect you in the event of future claims.

It is important that your buildings insurance is correct to ensure the partnership has adequate cover and to ensure that the policy complies with the requirements of your mortgage lender. Failure to have correct cover in place may lead to a breach of your mortgage conditions and may lead to a number of issues in the event of a future claims.

In order to be correct, your buildings insurance should:

  • Be a standard commercial ‘all risks’ insurance policy
  • Insure as a minimum against the following risks: fire, lightning, aircraft, earthquake, explosion, flood, storm, riot, civil commotion, escape of water or oil, malicious damage, subsidence, heave, landslip, collision and impact from vehicles together with public liability
  • State that it is in the names of the partners named on the legal title and not just in the name of the ‘Partnership’
  • Cover the full reinstatement value of the property – not the market value
  • Contain loss of rent insurance for a period of no less than three years, for the value of the rent licence fee or other payment that is due under any lease, tenancy or licence over the Property
  • Where the property is subject to a mortgage, the policy should have the mortgage lender’s interested noted
  • Where the property is subject to a mortgage, the policy should include no excesses over the amount of £1,000

We frequently encounter GPs who have buildings insurance up to the current market value of their property when their mortgage requires that the property is insured to its full reinstatement value. Even if you have previously insured for the full reinstatement value of your property this value may have increased significantly over the last few years as a result of recent increases in construction costs. You can instruct a surveyor to help you to assess the reinstatement value of your property for insurance purposes.

Arrangements for the GP contract in 2024/25

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Sessional GPs E Newsletter February 2024

The latest edition of the Sessional GPs e-newsletter can be found on the British Medical Association (BMA) website here Sessional GP unemployment | Type 1 and Type 2 forms | maximising your CPD entitlement ( .

The main articles include:

  • GMS 24/25 contract details
  • Sessional GP unemployment
  • Type 1 and Type 2 end of year certificates for 2022/23
  • GP Diary – the essential work tracking tool for sessional GPs
  • CPD

British Medical Association (BMA) Wellbeing Resources

The BMA has produced a document Managing workload and taking time to reflect on wellbeing for GP practices 2799_gp-practices-taking-time-to-reflect-on-wellbeing—may-2023.pdf (, which includes some tools for improving workload and safe working.

A range of wellbeing and support services are also available to doctors, including:


SAVE THE DATE: Return To Training Conference Tuesday 11th June 2024, Sheffield

The following information was supplied by Susie Stokes Future Leaders Fellow for SuppoRTT Innovation, Professional Support, NHSE WT&E YH

Secretary of the Trainee Executive Committee and Trainee Wider Forum, NHSE WT&E YH

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds


Shout out to trainees who are currently Out Of Program, contemplating time OOP, or recently returned from time OOP

Register your interest now at for this free one-day flagship event, aimed towards Doctors and Dentists in Postgraduate Training (DDiTs) in Yorkshire & the Humber at any postgraduate level who are currently Out Of Program, planning time Out Of Program, or who will have recently returned to training (RTT).

We are bringing together trainees, leaders, and educators to explore our themes this year of Autonomy, Belonging, and Competence. Please join us to learn how to build safe, sustainable, working habits, with talks and interactive workshops designed to share tools to help trainees succeed. Delegates will also have the opportunity to collaborate with and question experts and senior faculty through open panel discussion, and network with like-minded individuals. Poster prize competition with a call for abstracts due any day now!

Keynote speech from Dr Rachel Morris, host of the popular You Are Not A Frog podcast

Rachel will also be running 2 workshops in line with her Shapes Toolkit course.

Trainee Executive Forum (TEF), Future Leaders Program (FLP), and IMG support presence.

Whether OOP for researchexperiencetraining, caring / parental responsibilities, sickness, or on a career break, this conference is for you!

Current OOP trainees and recent returners will have priority. Please state in your expression of interest email how the conference will be applicable to you.

Babies under the age of one are invited. 

Look out for updates on our conference webpage ( and please reach out if you have any questions.

Dermatoscopy Training

This promotional meeting is organised and funded by LEO Pharma. LEO Pharma medicines will be discussed at this meeting.

Dr George Moncrieff, Dermatology Lecturer will be presenting via Virtual TEAMS meetings on the following dates:-

Tuesday 12th March 2024  at 7.30pm – Dermatoscopy and management of keratotic cancers

Tuesday 26th March 2024 at 7.30pm – Dermatoscopy of acral lesions, nails and quiz

If you would like to attend, please reply to Katie Wright, Dermatology Account Manager  so that you can be added to the register.

LMC Buying Group

Doncaster LMC is been a member of the LMC Buying Groups Federation. This means that practices can access the discounts the Buying Group has negotiated on a wide range of products and services.  If you’re not sure what the Buying Group is all about then this short video explains what they do:   


By registering with the Buying Group:, you can view all the suppliers’ pricing, contact details and request quotes. The Buying Group also offers any member practice a free cost analysis which demonstrates how much money your practice could save just by swapping to buying group suppliers.  Tel: 0115 979 6910  Email:   Website: