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Outsourced Transcription - How to mitigate Risk

05 August 2019

This week we go in focus on outsourced transcription services for general practice. GP Practices can now take stress off over-stretched admin staff dealing with a backlog of referral letters that need transcribing.

Using an outsourced transcription service has become a viable alternative, however concerns of data security might discourage many from this option. We have teamed up with Accuro to help provide some top tips about what to consider when opting in for outsourced transcription and how your practice can mitigate risk.

Access to our community is free and accessible without membership.You can read our new article on top tips for outsourced transcription here.


The AKM Summer Sale is here!

02 August 2019

Our approved supplier AKM Music are giving all members an extra 10% discount this summer. You’ll get a total of 40% off your royalty free music when you purchase three or more CDs for your GP or Dental practice. Get variety for your patients and staff whilst saving money this month. Simply quote the code: SUMMER19 and mention your LMC Buying Group membership to ensure you get the full discount.

For more information on AKM Music and to access their contact details, head over to their page here.


Flu Update

19 July 2019

NHS England have released an update for GP Practices and Community Pharmacists on flu vaccine supplies. Find out the latest recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) here. For more information on our approved flu vaccine providers, head over to our suppliers page.


Ready for BSA Today?

09 July 2019

The summer edition of our supplier Blue Stream Academy’s quarterly magazine, BSA Today is out now!
There is much to get into from engaging articles about social prescribing and good business practice to fun quizzes and holiday tips. Also, you can access exclusive offers in this magazine from Accuro and Baywater Healthcare when you register as an LMC Buying Group member for free. If you are looking for some fun, great deals and some relaxation during your lunch breaks, we recommend you check out BSA Today.


Blue Stream Academy - Online Care Certificate Suite Offer

10 June 2019

Blue Stream Academy have something on offer for you! Between June and July, you can get their online Care Certificate Suite (CCS) for only £9.99 + VAT per trainee.

With the CCS, you can complete eLearning modules to cover all knowledge outcomes of the Care Certificate Standards. In addition, you get access to their Management of Information System (MIS) which records all competency outcomes.

The Blue Stream Academy CCS includes:
• recording of all completed eLearning
• recording of all evidence of assessed performance
• full printable certificate upon completion
• transferable records should a trainee move organisation
• all training and certificates archived but not deleted – guarding against the loss of paper versions of the workbooks
• knowledge tests that are internally and automatically marked

This paperless solution and is available wherever there is an internet connection, with no additional software needed.

This offer is available between June and July 2019 only. To take up this offer, simply login to our website, and complete a quote request form on the Blue Stream Academy page.


NHS App Resources for General Practice

30 May 2019

All GP practices in England are being connected to the NHS App before 1 July 2019 with over one third of GP practices in England already connected. The NHS app allows patients to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and securely view their GP medical record. You can access some guidance from NHS Digital in the form of short videos and interactive webinars running till September, to help your practice staff prepare for the NHS app connection in July. View these resources here.

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