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GP News 07 February 2020

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Social Prescribing, signposting and everything in between

To understand how Social Prescribing Link Workers can work in partnership with Receptionists who are Signposting, we have organised an event “Social Prescribing, signposting and everything in between” on 24 March 2020 at Wood Green 09:30-16:00.

Please click here to book your place.

Emis and SystmOne training

For those new to Practice, we have Emis and SystmOne training on 04 March, please click here for more information.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough General Practice Career’s Fair – 1st April 2020

There are still spaces available for a pitch at our General Practice Career’s Fair on Wednesday 01 April 2020.

To register your interest or to find out more information, please contact us at candptraininghub@nhs.net 

Sepsis Awareness Training

Wednesday 18 March       13:00-16:30         Peterborough     

Wednesday 13 May           13:00-16:30         Huntingdon

Please click here for more information.

Coronavirus - updated advice

A Public Information poster is attached for display in patient areas. There are also social media resources available on the PHE Campaign Resource Centre.

Please note, the case definition is likely to evolve further and that the most up to date information will be available at: www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public and the latest Public Health England material is being made available as and when it is updated via the Campaign Resource Centre.

the BIG conversation - results revealed

Following our BIG conversation, in which the CCG spoke to almost 6,000 people across our area, we have now published our initial feedback report and presented this to our Governing Body. The responses we received have given us a wealth of information that will help inform the decisions we make in the future about the services we commission.

We plan to speak to all of our teams over the next weeks and months to ensure that we use feedback we received from the public to benefit both our work at the CCG and patients’ experience out in the community. For now, we wanted to share a few headlines from the report with you, which you can view in full here. 

  • 93% of people thought that we should only prescribe items that could not be easily purchased over the counter
  • 88% of people thought that we should redirect people to other NHS services if they went to A&E and didn’t have a serious injury or illness
  • 79% of people wanted to access healthcare services faster via technology, for example telephone appointments with their doctor or live chat with a trained healthcare professional
  • 77% of people would be happy to have targets set to improve their own health, such as stopping smoking, reducing their weight or alcohol consumption, before planned operations.

The full BIG conversation report on feedback is available here.

A quick reminder, if you have any BIG conversations surveys or posters out in your practice still, please can you take them down now. Thank you for your support.

Have your say - BIG conversation with Primary Care

We have launched the BIG conversation with Primary Care to find out how the CCG can support and help improve Primary Care for the future. We’re keen to hear your feedback and there are a number of ways you can do this. All practice members, including receptionists and other administrative staff, are encouraged to complete our short online survey that is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CCG-BCwPC.

We will also be holding events over the coming weeks that will provide the opportunity to have a face to face decisions about what you’d like from the CCG and how we can work together better in the future: 

  • Huntingdon - Friday 7 February – 15:30, Oak Tree Centre
  • Royston – Tuesday 11 February – 18:00, Royston Town Hall
  • Peterborough – Friday 14 February – 12:30, Thistlemoor Surgery 
  • March – Tuesday 18 February – 18:00, Riverside Practice
  • Ely – Wednesday 19 February – 15:00, Conference Room at Prince of Wales Hospital
  • St Neots – Friday 21 February – 13:30, Priory Centre

Events are open to all practice staff and will last an hour and a half. To reserve a place at any of the above please email CAPCCG.AO@nhs.net. Please share this information with your colleagues in administrative roles at your practice - we are keen to get their feedback and input too.

Your feedback via the survey and our events will help to shape our local vision for Primary Care going forward and ensure that we – at the CCG – are providing you with the right support at the right time. We will be reporting your feedback and our proposed actions back at our next Members Event taking place on Thursday 27 February.

For the attention of GP Reception Teams!

  • Do you need to improve the uptake of online services before the end of March 2020?  
  • Do you struggle to explain how the NHS App can help both patients and practices? 
  • Are patients starting to ask you for help with registering for the NHS App? 

We are at the start of a national campaign to promote the NHS App to the public following a successful staff campaign. There are over 600 NHS App Ambassadors promoting the app across England and you will start to see the Faces of the NHS App on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. 

To help you prepare for the increased interest in the NHS App that is anticipated we are delivering a short webinar on 13 of February at 12:30 (30 minutes) for reception staff to give:

  • Current features of the NHS App
  • Hints and tips on promoting the NHS App to patients
  • What a patient may need from their GP Practice
  • Where patients can find support, eg, with registration or technical issues
  • Benefits of the NHS App to practices and patients 
  • Future developments

It’s a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the NHS App and to share best practice across the region.

The webinar is based on a first come first served basis and places are limited (it will be recorded for those unable to attend). Please register here

GP Leads for Safeguarding Children and Adults are invited to a mini-conference

Domestic Abuse: What can we do in Primary Care in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough?

You are invited to attend the annual CCG mini-conference for GP Safeguarding Leads. This year we are offering this as a Safeguarding People event which will give you 4 hours Level 3 equivalent for both Children’s and Adults Safeguarding Training

  • It is a themed event at Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, just outside Huntingdon, PE28 9AH
  • 01 April 12.00 - 17.00
  • Please bring your lunch and we will supply tea and coffee.
  • There will be speakers from relevant agencies.
  • There will be stands from relevant organisations
  • Please book through CAPCCG.safeguardingchildren@nhs.net stating your role and practice
  • Priority will be given to Safeguarding Leads but will then be opened to others so do put your name down.
  • Or call Zaneta on 01223 725448
  • There will be limited parking so please car share where possible. Use the road for parking with consideration.

Central Alerting System (CAS)

Class 2 Drug Alert: Action within 48 hours, Medreich PLC, Ranitadine 150mg Tablets, Ranitadine 300 mg Tablets

Medreich Plc is recalling all unexpired stock of Ranitidine Tablets from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to possible contamination with an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which has genotoxic and carcinogenic potential. 

You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

T: Slim X2 Insulin Pump ? Discard Or Destroy Defective Mains (A/C) Power Adapters

Manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care ? an exposed component may cause an electrical shock to the user or patient.

You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

Skin Preparation Electrode Gel: Recall Of All Lots Of Lemonprep, Pediaprep, Wave Prep And Cardio Prep Due To Risk Of Contamination And Transmission Of Infection

Manufactured by Mavidon ? products may be contaminated with the microorganism Burkholderia cepacia leading to an infection risk to patients.

You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert 

Partner news

North West Anglian NHS Foundation Trust 

Early Inflammatory Arthritis pathway

Please find attached a referral form for referring into the NWAFT Early Inflammatory Arthritis pathway.

This is also available on the MSK page of the Clinical Support Tool.

Cambridgeshire County Council - Public Health Commissioning Team

MRSA - for information purposes

The number of MRSA and IGAS infections have increased nationally and cases have been identified locally in the Cambridge City area. In order to provide an effective response to prevent further local MRSA infections, your heelp is needed to get clear messages out to our most ‘at risk’ patient group. Locally they have been identified as injecting drug users and those who are homeless as our largest risk group.

Please find attached information that you may find useful:

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academy

NIHR are recruiting PPI Representatives for their NIHR Academy Advisory Group. This is opportunity is open to patients, carers, services users and members of the public. Please see attached for information to display on your patient notice boards.

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)

Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway Newsletter

Local training opportunities

Local events are now being collated on the Training Hub website, we recommend you check this link for the latest training available for practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk

Working together to transform End Of Life care event

Please see attached flyer for the upcoming transforming End Of Life care event. This partnership event will discuss the model for new services for End of Life patients in the community. It’s an opportunity to hear about plans and to influence service models.

  • Monday 24 February 2020, Noon to 2pm
  • Thorpe Hall Hospice, Longthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 6LW

All practice staff are welcome. To attend please RSVP h.soulsby@nhs.net by the 20 February.

Book now: pre-CQC inspection workshops

In response to practice feedback, we have partnered with PCC-CIC to deliver a series of free workshops highlighting top tips to prepare for a CQC inspection.

These CQC workshops will be facilitated by an experienced trainer who has a background in practice management and is an associate with the RCGP. 

The half day workshop will cover a range of subjects, including regulations and responsibilities, Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs), evidence requirements and the annual phone call.

Our goal is to have all attendees leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to meet the Health and Social Care Regulations which providers are inspected on.  You will also be provided with a toolkit to plot evidence and track this against the regulations at the workshop.

Workshops will be held across the patch with two spaces available per practice – for a Practice Manager and clinician with leadership responsibilities. Please see details below:



26 FEBRUARY 2020             

  • 13:00-16:00
  • 12:45 Refreshments and Registration

Allia Future Business Centre
Peterborough United Football Ground
London Road 

4 MARCH 2020                   

  • 10:00-13:00
  • 9:45 Refreshments and Registration

Granta Medical Practice
London Road
CB22 3HU

11 MARCH 2020      

  • 10:00-13:00
  • 9:45 Refreshments and Registration

Riverside Practice
23 Marylebone Road
PE15 8BG

7 APRIL 2020                 

  • 10:00-13:00
  • 9:45 Refreshments and Registration

The Fleet
Fleet Way High Street

16 APRIL 2020                         

  • 13:00-16:00
  • 12:45 Refreshments and Registration 

Wood Green The Animals Charity
Kings Bush Farm
London Road
PE29 2NH

21 APRIL 2020                      

  • 13:00-16:00
  • 12:45 Refreshments and Registration

Nuffield Road Medical Centre
10 Pippin Drive

If you or a member of your practice team are interested in signing up then please complete the attached booking form and email it to the Primary Care team at capccg.primarycare@nhs.net by 14 February 2020.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Department of Rheumatology

Launch of Giant Cell Arthritis (GCA) Fast Track Service

  • Friday 27 March 2020
  • Please see attached flyer for details.

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education

Clinical Supervisor training for CPPE national pathways

  • 17 March 2020 - 09:00-13:00
  • Please see attached flyer for details on these half-day workshops. To book click here and enter key code CSW2020


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GP News 07 February 2020