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GP New - 07 July 2017

NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT – Submission deadline Friday 21st July

Practices will have received an email from the CCG Primary Care Information Team with guidance on how to submit data to the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). The new legal basis for the data to be collected by the NDA means that GP practices and specialist services have to supply the data for their practice or diabetes clinics. This needs to be actioned by Friday 21st July to ensure data is included in the 2016/17 audit.

EMIS practices – please ensure that all seven files are uploaded. Please wait for the import successful message for each file – you will receive seven confirmation emails. This needs to be done by Friday 21st July.

SystmOne practices - we would like to remind you that the deadline for opt in for the automatic data extraction is Monday 10th July, so we would encourage you to take the necessary steps as this is a much simpler process for Practices. If you accidently miss the opt in deadline, practices can still complete MIQUEST queries to ensure their data is included. This should be done by Friday 21st July.

If anyone would like support with running the reports, or to check they have opted in please do not hesitate to contact capccg.primarycareinformation@nhs.net

COMING SOON: DUK Know Your Risk Online Tool

We will be piloting the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Online Tool on our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG website. We are currently working with the team at DUK prior to the launch in July. We will inform Practices when this will be available. Local people will have opportunity to complete an online questionnaire to determine their risk of developing T2 diabetes. Based on their responses, a risk score will be calculated: Low, Medium, Moderate or High Risk. There will be the option of sharing an email address with DUK, and where someone has been identified as moderate or high risk, they will be sent a letter via email encouraging them to contact their Practice to arrange a blood test to see if they are eligible for referral into the Healthier You programme. 

Cambridge GP Out of Hours service

The latest update on the Cambridge Out of Hours GP service relocation can be found here

Clinical Lead vacancies

CCG Governing Body member

We are looking for well-respected and forward-thinking GPs who are passionate about ensuring we have sustainable health care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to stand for nomination as a member of our Governing Body. Nominations must be received by 5pm on 21 July. Details here.

Clinical Lead for Exceptional and Individual Funding Requests:

We would like to hear from interested GPs who would like to become involved, on a sessional basis (6 sessions per month), overseeing the governance of the CCGs individual/exceptional cases funding process, providing clinical leadership to the Exceptional Cases Panel, details here

Clinical Lead for Clinical Policies:

We would like to hear from interested GPs who would like to become involved, on a sessional basis (4 sessions per month), providing clinical leadership to the CCGs clinical policies development processes and policy development team, details here

CCG Clinical Leaders

Ensuring we have sustainable health care is at the heart of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Sustainability and Transformation Programme (STP) for the current and future health and care system. The roles advertised here are exciting opportunities for a GP (or Specialist Registered Nurse where indicated) to lead on planning for and the development of sustainable health services in particular patient pathways.

  • 1 x GP (or Specialist Registered Nurse) Clinical Lead for Diabetes (1.0 sessions per week) – fixed term to 31 March 2019
  • 3 x Area Joint Prescribing Clinical Leads (6.0 sessions each per annum) – fixed term to 31 March 2019
  • 1 x GP Clinical Lead for MSK (1.0 session per week) – fixed term to 31 March 2019
  • 1 x GP Clinical Lead for Pain (1.0 session per week) – fixed term to 31 March 2018
  • 1 x GP Clinical Lead for Gynaecology (1.0 session per week) – fixed term to 31 March 2019


The advert for these roles is available here. Applications to these roles are by Expressions of Interest.

To receive an Expression of Interest Form and the relevant job description for the role for which you are applying; please email the CCG HR Team at CAPCCG.HR@nhs.net.

The closing date for return of expressions of interest is 5pm on 20 July 2017.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Gary Howsam, CCG Chair, Chief Clinical Officer capccg.chair@nhs.net

Research update

Please see below the latest developments from the world of healthcare Research and Innovation:

Applications are now open for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG Research Capability Funding (RCF) Awards. Calling for competitive bids against a total fund of £20,000 to encourage support for National Institute for Health Research Studies or for the potential work of research ideas and grants. Please find the attached application form and if interested return it to Viv Shaw (v.shaw@nhs.net) by 15th July.

Pushing the frontiers of improvement research Blog by Mary Dixon-Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research, discussing the work of the Health Foundation and the £40 million investment in the establishment of improving the research institute.

Deadline for this year's Health Enterprise East Innovation Awards is approaching Apply by Friday 14th July for a chance to win the record prize fund of £18,000! The awards recognise the best in health and care innovation from across the East of England.

Partner News

LSCB: Referral Forms and Risk Assessment Tools to Safeguard Our Children and Young People

The Cambridgeshire LSCB has produced a Toolbox PowerPoint presentation, here, giving an outline for professionals of the key information they need when making a referral to Children Social Care. It includes the assessment tools available to support the referral. 

It will be on the LSCB website, but is designed to be used by agencies in whichever way they think most appropriate to their organisation. This could be for delivery in Team Meetings or management meetings, websites, Learning and Development web pages etc. 

NHS ENGAND: Latest GP Patient Survey results published

Ipsos Mori has published the results of the latest GP Patient Survey.  Data published is at national, CCG and GP practice level. The survey, which is sent out to over a million people across the UK, shows how people feel about their GP practice including experience of access to GP surgeries, making appointments, the quality of care received from GPs and practice nurses, satisfaction with opening hours and experience of out-of-hours NHS services. The survey also includes questions assessing patients’ experience of NHS dental services.

The information is published at www.gp-patient.co.uk

NHS ENGLAND: General Practice Forward View animation and other products

The General Practice Forward View is a huge programme of work, but one that’s hard to explain easily to those that are interested. Even with the best strategy in hand, our success depends on pulling together as a profession to create a sustainable future for the generation of GPs and staff coming through the ranks, and for our patients. To help, we have created an animation, take a look at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMDTp23vy3c  .

You may also be interested in the following if you work in primary care:

Sign up to the GP bulletin – https://www.england.nhs.uk/email-bulletins/gp-and-practice-team-bulletin/

Direct people to www.england.nhs.uk/gp

Watch NHS England’s Primary Care and NHS111 animation bringing the Five Year Forward View Next Steps to life

Join the discussion at Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/10617743/  and Twitter #GPForwardView

NHS England is setting up a national GP user group to help shape NHS England communications materials for general practice. Please contact andrewbarton@nhs.net for more information.

Key national requirements for clinicians and managers published

A set of guidelines, which describes the key national requirements clinicians and managers across the NHS need to be aware of for organising care between general practice and secondary care, have been published.

NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, British Medical Association and the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges have come together to produce a briefing document, which can be found here.

Nominations for Compassionate Care Awards

Professor Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, has urged people to nominate colleagues and teams for this year’s Kate Grainger Compassionate Care Awards.

The awards are named after Dr. Kate Granger who sadly passed away in 2016 and who, before her death, worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis social media campaign.

The closing date has been extended to 10 July and more information on how to nominate someone is available here.

Guidance for GP Resilience Programme published

The 2017/18 year is the second year for the GP Resilience Programme and we have updated the guidance on the 2017/18 allocations under the GP Resilience Programme, which will see a further £8million go to practices to support them in becoming more sustainable and resilient, better placed to tackle the challenges they face now and into the future. Last year 2,100 practices received support for resilience work as part of the Vulnerable Practices Programme (VPP) (£10 million) and the GP Resilience Programme (GPRP) (£16 million).

External events and training

Survey for GP Cancer Masterclass events

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG are co-ordinating with Macmillan Cancer Support in planning FULLY FUNDED GP Cancer Masterclass educational events. We intend to offer events in both Peterborough and Cambridge.

Please click and complete the attached short survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GPCancerMasterclass before 14th July, to help plan the event. 

We thank you for your support for implementing NICE guidelines (NG12) for suspected cancer in your clinical practice. As a CCG, we are actively looking at ways to improve cancer diagnosis and post diagnostic support.

Improving access to general practice – delivering the planning guidance

NHS England has been hosting a number of regional engagement workshops which aim to support CCGs, GPs and practice managers to develop and rollout extended access to general practice services. This is in line with plans set out in NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017 and the General Practice Forward View.

The regional engagement workshop for the Midlands and East is being held on 25 July at the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel, Leicester from 12pm – 5pm.

The focus of this workshop will be on sharing learning from existing GP Access Fund schemes in the Midlands and East region, as well as providing practical advice and guidance on several key areas, including addressing health inequalities in general practice. The agenda is attached here

To register for the event please click here.  Please note, booking is on a first come, first served basis.