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We are pleased to present the GP and Practice Team Bulletin in a new electronic format, which we hope will be more accessible and engaging in providing the latest up to date information from the Department of Health.

We welcome your views on the bulletin itself and the format, and would appreciate your feedback on any improvements we could make.

If you prefer, the GP and Practice Team Bulletin is still available as print friendly PDF file.

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GPs and practice team staff can subscribe to receive an e-mail alert when each new edition is published. The email distribution list will only be used by the Department for official communications with GPs. To subscribe, send an email with your name, practice address and email address to contact_details@dh.gsi.gov.uk

GP and Practice Team Bulletin – November 2011

GP contract 2012/13 Public service pensions Tell Us How The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 Revised pandemic influenza strategy Accessing the flu vaccine reserve Cold Weather Plan Changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework Readiness for revalidation … Read more → – GP and Practice Team Bulletin – November 2011

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The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 published

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 published on 24 November 2011 sets out the business and planning arrangements for the NHS. It describes the national priorities, system levers and enablers needed for NHS organisations to maintain and … Read more → – The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 published

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NHS Chief Executives Conference 2011 to be streamed live – 24 November 2011

Watch David Nicholson and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley live from the NHS Chief Executives Conference 2011 as they set the priorities and operating rules for the coming year. See the main conference speeches live on Thursday 24 November from 2 … Read more → – NHS Chief Executives Conference 2011 to be streamed live – 24 November 2011

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Independent prescribing consultation – deadline extended

The consultation period on proposals to introduce independent prescribing rights for both physiotherapists and podiatrists has been extended until 30 December 2011. Details and how to respond can be found on the Department of Health website

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Launch of the Cold Weather Plan for England

The Department of Health (DH) and the NHS have issued the Cold Weather Plan for England as part of their wider measures to protect people from the effects of severe winter weather. The plan provides advice on how to prepare … Read more → – Launch of the Cold Weather Plan for England

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