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GP News 10 January 2020

Red Whale Update

Available for £25 on 30 April at the Huntingdon Marriott 12.00-18.00. Please click here to book.

Effective Medical Chaperoning

 Tuesday 18 February  09.30-12.30   Peterborough 
 Wednesday 26 February  13.00-16.00   Cambridge 
 Thursday 26 March   13.00-16.00   Huntingdon 
 Please click here for more information    

Medical Terminology Foundation with Data Protection and Security 

 Tuesday 25 February  09.00-16.00  Peterborough
 Tuesday 28 April  09.00-16.00  Cambridge
 Please click here for more information.    

Meet the Coroner – is your documentation good enough? 

On 10 March 12.00-15.30 at Wood Green, Godmanchester, retired coroner, Dr Chapman will give a workshop on the importance of documentation and record keeping in the medical profession. This event is for trained nurses, HCAs, therapists and doctors. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Please click here to book.

Tuesday 24 March - The Fleet, Peterborough

Hypertension Training for HCAs and Nurses has just been advertised. Training will be on Tuesday 24 March 09.30-12.30 at the Fleet in Peterborough, in the after 13.30-16.30 there is a workshop on Managing CHD in Primary Care. Please click here for further information and to book.

New to Practice Skills Toolkit

A programme of development for any new registered clinicians:

 Wednesday 26 February  13.00-17.00  Effective Consultations
 Wednesday 04 March  12.00-17.00  Clinical Systems
 Wednesday 18 March  13.30-16.30  Information Governance
 Wednesday 25 March  10.00-16.00  Clinical Awareness and Coding
 Wednesday 01 April  13.00-17.00  Communication Skills
 Wednesday 22 April  13.30-17.00   Safety and Significant Events
 Wednesday 29 April  13.00-17.00  Managing Uncertainty
 Wednesday 13 May  09.00-16.00  Motivational Interviewing
 Please click here for further information.    

Opportunities to host joint sector pre-registration pharmacists in general practice 2021/22

There is an upcoming opportunity to express an interest in jointly hosting pre-registration pharmacists between general practice and either community or hospital pharmacy. Expressions of interest can now be submitted for pharmacy employers (community or hospital), partnered with general practice, wishing to host a pre-registration pharmacist in 2021/2022 as part of the HEE funded programme. Please feel free to circulate this across your networks to potential interested parties. Please complete the following expression of interest form by 27 Jan 2019. If you would like to submit expressions for multiple partnerships, please contact GPPreRegPharm@hee.nhs.uk for access to a spreadsheet for completion.

More information can be found in the information for prospective host sites.  

Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Gilbert (paul.gilbert@hee.nhs.uk) or GPPreRegPharm@hee.nhs.uk if you have any questions. 

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CCG Education Events

GP education event: Cardiology and Gastroenterology

Only two weeks until the next CCG Education Event!  If you have an interest in Cardiology, specifically heart failure or Gastroenterology this event isn’t to be missed. 

Speakers include Dr Amrit Takhar, CCG Cardiovascular Clinical Lead; Dr Brian Gordon, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital and Dr Philip Roberts, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hinchingbrooke Hospital

  Please remember that the new A14 Huntingdon Southern Bypass has opened. If heading westbound on the A14, access to the venue is via Huntingdon or by continuing along the bypass and joining the A1 before turning off at the Brampton Hut roundabout. 

  • For further information and registration visit the Training Hub.

Primary Care Networks

  • Come and hear how PCNs are developing around the country.  We are lucky to have the following speakers:
    • Dr Nikki Kanani | Medical Director for Primary Care for the NHS in England
    • Mani Dhesi | Transformation Director SDSmyhealthcare Federation, covering 360,000 patients and 56 practices in Birmingham
    • Dr Jeanine Smirl | Clinical Director of Norwich PCN
  • Thursday 12 March 2020 | 13.00-15.00 | Huntingdon Racecourse   
  • Click here for more information and booking

Ultrasound request forms withdrawal

Back in the summer the CCG published the generic ultrasound form, the form was published on the Clinical Support Tool (CST)  for SystmOne Practices, and the template was forwarded directly to EMIS practices for immediate use.

Other Provider ultrasound request forms remained in place alongside the new CCG generic ultrasound proforma. We continued to share the generic Ultra sound proforma at e-RS User Group Meetings and shared your feedback with the diagnostic clinical lead. Your comments have been listened to regarding the removal of other Provider forms and we can confirm that with effect from Monday 13 January at 5.00pm both Global Diagnostic and Diagnostic Health Care forms will be withdrawn.

We will keep you informed of a date when we plan to remove the Addenbrookes and NAWFT ultrasound referral forms. 

Should you wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact me, we would like to thank you for your continued support in using the generic form.

Central Alerting System (CAS)

Phenytoin Sodium Nrim 100mg Capsules - Supply Disruption Alert

Accord will be out of stock of phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules until early May 2020. You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

Convulex (Valproic Acid) 150mg, 300mg And 500mg Capsules - Supply Disruption Alert

The following presentations of Convulex® (valproic acid) capsules are likely to be out of stock until April 2020:

  • Convulex® 150mg capsules ? anticipated out of stock week commencing 30th December 2019 
  • Convulex® 300mg capsules ? anticipated out of stock week commencing 10th February 2020
  • Convulex® 500mg capsules ? currently out of stock.

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

NHS England & NHS Improvement

Gateway 2114: Operation Island NHS Briefing Note

This briefing was sent to all GP practices in the East of England via the East of England Primary Care Gateway process.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We would appreciate it if you could possibly share the following on your websites/social media channels if you have them. All the information is on Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's website should you need it.

Have your say on a new Healthwatch draft strategy


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

Book now: Pre-QCQ 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.

 Wednesday 26 February 2020  12.00-17.00  Peterborough
 Monday 04 March 2020  09.30-13.00  Sawston
 Monday 11 March 2020  10.00-13.00  March
 Tuesday 07 April 2020  10.00-13.00  Peterborough
 Thursday 16 April 2020  13.00-16.00  Godmanchester
 Tuesday 21 April 2020 - TBC  13.00-16.00  Cambridge

Further information and the booking form is attached here.

East of England 3rd Regional Respiratory Forum | Save the Date

This event will be an opportunity to discuss health inequalities relating to respiratory care and hear updates from a local, regional and national level.  The main objective will be to bring together those involved in providing and improving respiratory services to share challenges and best practice.  Key outcomes will include shared learning, improved patient care and delivery of the long term plan.

  • 12 February 2020
  • 10.00-13.00
  • Venue TBC - Cambridge/Newmarket/Bury St Edmunds
  • Please register here by Friday 7 Feb 2020 to secure your place. 
  • The East of England Pulmonary Rehabilitation Network meeting to follow 1.30pm to 4pm.
  • Should you have any queries contact the team via: england.eoeics@nhs.net.
  • Flyer attached.

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GP News 10 January 2020