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Wednesday, 4 January 2023

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YOUR bulletin this week is packed with:

• Information for GP Practice Staff
• Service Updates
• Updates for all Practitioners

Frontline Healthcare Workers monthly data collection

Please see letter regarding Frontline Healthcare Workers (FHCWs) in Primary Care and uptake of Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations

AccRx video consultation capability change

You may have received an email from AccuRx about video capability changing.
Video functionality is continuing but not as a standalone service.
This email from AccuRx refers to the standalone video contract that NEL previously had with AccuRx.
Going forward, the video capability will be through the online consultation provider.
So practices who select AccuRx as their online consultation provider will continue to receive video functionality through AccuRx.
If eConsult or Klinik were selected, then they have their own video tools that practices can use.
We are also looking at whether we could get additional video functionality through MS Teams as a backup option.
Any other queries, please contact

Practice Update on Manual Payments for Polio Campaign

We started processing the manual payments claims last month and have been receiving queries from practices in relation to the manual payments for polio campaign process. We will respond to individual queries.  However, we thought it would also be helpful to provide some further information that should help to answer the queries and reinforce the claim process.

NEL Cancer Alliance Cancer Videos

NEL Cancer Alliance has launched various cancer videos, they will soon have a place on the City and Hackney GP website.

2022/23 Direct Enhanced Services (DES) sign up and quarterly claim form Q3 reminder

A reminder that the deadline for Quarter 3 submissions is Tuesday 10 January 2023 for the January payment run to be paid in February.
The claim form for submission for the practices who have signed up for the provision of Minor Surgery DES and Out of Area DES can be found here.
For Minor Surgery claims, please ensure that the validation report accompanies the claim.

Information skills training in January 2023

Free online training sessions are available for Primary Care staff and students on placement in January 2023 to help you improve your skills in finding and understanding evidence.  

These sessions will take place via Microsoft Teams. One-to-one or a customised session is available on request. Please send an email to request a training session on a specific date and time. For more information and to reserve a place, please email

Medicine supply notification for

Please note that for supply issues that have been categorised as Tier 1 or 2, DHSC and the MSRG have requested that the NHSE&I commissioning routes are used to reach community pharmacy and GP practices. More serious supply issues are communicated via the Central Alerting System for action.
DHSC and NHSE/I have launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of this MSN can now be viewed on the Tool.
The Tool also details any changes to resupply dates and updates to the entries. To access the Tool, please register with the SPS website.  For any queries, please contact:


Opiate Prescribing Incident Education Session
Friday 13th January 

To share learning from an opiate prescribing incident that occurred in City and Hackney

Made In Hackney 

Free cooking classes funded by Hackney Council to to support Hackney residents
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