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GP News 24 January 2020

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Hot Off The Press

Coaching Skills for Practice Managers
  • Thursday 23 April 13:00-17:00 at Oaktree Centre in Huntingdon. Please click here for more information and to book.

Influencing Skills for Practice Managers
  • Thursday 14 May 13:00-17:00 at Hayward Hall in Huntingdon. Please click here for more information and to book.
Meet the coroner
  • Tuesday 10 March 12:00-16:00 at Wood Green Conference Centre in Godmanchester. Please click here for more information and to book.
Sepsis Awareness Training
  • Wednesday 18 March 13:00-16:30 at The Fleet in Peterborough. Please click here for more information and to book. 
  • Wednesday 13 May 13:00-16:30 at Hayward Hall in Huntingdon. Please click here for more information and to book.
Effective Chaperone Training

  • Are all your non-clinical staff who perform the role of a chaperone formally trained?
  • Are all your non- clinical staff who perform the role of a chaperone assessed as competent?
  • Do you offer chaperoning training to non-clinical staff as part of induction?

If you have answered NO to any of the above questions, consider sending your staff to this excellent 3-hour training workshop.

We have courses on Weds 26 February in Sawston, Thurs 26 March in Huntingdon and Thurs 2 April in Peterborough. Please click here to book your places.

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 (exact locations to be confirmed ASAP where they are not listed as yet): 

  • Cambridge - Monday 3 February – 15:30, Fawcett Room at Cambridge Professional Development Centre
  • Wisbech - Wednesday 5 February – 14:00, North Brink Practice
  • Huntingdon - Friday 7 February – 15:30, Oak Tree Centre
  • Royston – Tuesday 11 February – 18:00 (TBC)
  • 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 (TBC)

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.

Hold the date: Diabetes Clinical Leads Spring meeting

Please hold the date for the next Diabetes Clinical Leads meeting that is being held on Tuesday 3 March 13:00-15:00, at the Wood Green Conference Centre in Godmanchester.  The agenda and booking details will be available shortly.

This meeting is one of the Educational Events that is a requirement of the Diabetes LES Oct 19 – March 2020.

Look out for: New campaign materials – MMR and Pharmacy campaigns

All practices will shortly receive a resource pack that includes materials (posters and reception strut cards) for the following national campaigns. Please ensure posters are displayed within your practice waiting areas.

  • NHS ‘Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – Help Us Help You, Get Protected’

This is one of six campaigns agreed as part of this year’s GP contract. Research shows, that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of information on vaccination. Their positive voice and ability to carefully correct any myths around vaccination are a vital part in maintaining and improving vaccination uptake. 

  • ‘Help Us, Help You – Get it seen to’

The next phase of the national ‘Help Us Help You’ campaign launched this week  focusing on increasing the public’s use of local pharmacies. Nationally the campaign will be supported with TV and print advertising, social media and online activity and the CCG will also be supporting this locally. 

Central Alerting System (CAS)

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus.

This alert and pathway outline the initial assessment questions to identify a patient who may require isolation and testing. All primary and secondary healthcare providers should make arrangements for such patients to be identified immediately and isolated according to the PHE guidance. The current patient pathway is for assessment in airborne isolation in an acute trust, followed by testing and a period of isolation (at home or in hospital) whilst awaiting the results.  

Please see below the latest developments from the world of healthcare Research and Innovation
You can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1

Health Education England (HEE) for the East of England is funding 2 Post-Doctoral Bridging Awards starting on 1st September 2020. Closing date for applications:  31st March 2020

NHS to pioneer cholesterol-busting jab

Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback

The R&D team are located on the 4th floor of Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about our weekly research updates, please contact Sinem White (sinem.white@nhs.net).

Partner news

NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHSE/I and PHE would like to invite you to the East Regional Population Health Management Summit on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, from 10am – 4pm at the Racing Centre in Newmarket.

The aim of the day is to build on existing Population Health Management activity across the Region and enable STPs/ICSs to come together as a broader Regional community to share learning and best practice from around the region, tackle some wicked problems and jointly co-design future regional support for Population Health Management. National speakers who will also be present include representation from the NHSE/I, Health Education England and the Kings Fund.

To maximise the benefit from discussions within their STP/ICS on PHM, and to better create a network to support solutions, we suggest each ICS/STP aims to bring 6-7 representatives including:

  • STP leadership/Programme Director
  • CCG representation
  • Director of Public Health / Public Health PHM Lead
  • Other Local Authority representation
  • Provider representation
  • Analysts
  • PCN representation

Before the event each STP/ICS will be asked to complete a Flashcard summarising their latest PHM position and challenges which will form the basis for STP updates and challenge huddles.

If you would be interested in representing the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, please contact us at capccg.primarycare@nhs.net.

Further information around the programme, parking, directions etc. will be shared with all registered delegates in due course. 

Equipment amnesty - NWAFT

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is holding a hospital equipment amnesty this March.  We will be asking patients to return to us any equipment, particularly rehabilitation equipment such as crutches, commodes, walking frames and toileting equipment.  This will not only save the NHS money, but is positive from a sustainability and environmental point of view as well.

In order to help patients who might find it difficult to get to the hospitals with equipment that they wish to return, we are asking for help from any GP surgeries close to our hospitals - Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford & Rutland Hospital. Would you be able to support us with this campaign by taking in items from your patients directly? These will then, in a regular and timely manner, be collected by staff from the Trust in order to be sterilised and cleaned before being re-used, wherever possible, to the benefit of other patients.

If you are able to help, please contact Katie Tarleton, Communications Assistant at Peterborough City Hospital on 01733 678024 or katie.tarleton@nhs.net as soon as possible and by 5 February in order to be added to the advertisements for the campaign.

“Potential to eliminate” cervical cancer in England thanks to NHS Long Term Plan

Hundreds of lives will be spared every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. NHS experts said that there is “potential” to eliminate cervical cancer completely thanks to the change in primary test within the NHS Cervical Cancer Screening Programme, combined with the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine. Read more here

Cost for becoming Tier 2 sponsor practice reimbursed until 31 March 2020 

NHS England will reimburse the cost of becoming a Tier 2 Visa Sponsor via the Home Office until 31 March 2020. You can read more about this here

Suicide Bereavement UK

The PABBS research team have recently published three papers, which are directly associated with the PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training and they are noted below:

  1. GPs’ Experiences : GP’s experiences responding to parents bereaved by suicide.
  2. Parents’ Experiences : Parents bereaved by suicide experiences of support received from primary care.
  3. Evaluation : Evaluation of PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training .

A fourth PABBS paper will be published later this year, which focusses on ambulance staff perspective of responding to suicide. More information on PABBS training is available here.


Good Life Service

Leaflets, posters, social media assets and film promoting the Good Life Service, plus copy for your websites about the organisation are available to download here. If you would like printed copies, please contact Alex Seeberg here.

The Good Life Service, facilitated by CPSL Mind, is a strength-based service which takes a fresh approach to community-based wellbeing support and has been developed alongside individuals with lived experience of mental health issues.

A key part of the service has been the launch of some Open Door calm spaces and Good Mood Cafes. The timetable for both Good Mood Cafe wellbeing sessions and Open Door calm spaces is available on the following links:

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-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 –



Name & Role

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      


9:45 Refreshments and Registration

Riverside Practice

23 Marylebone Road


Cambridgeshire PE15 8BG


7 APRIL 2020                 


9:45 Refreshments and Registration

The Fleet

Fleet Way High Street


Peterborough PE2 8DL


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 thenplease complete the above table and return this email the Primary Care team at capccg.primarycare@nhs.net by 7February 2020.

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GP News 24 January 2020