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GP News - 15 December 2017

MIU Christmas and New Year opening hours

Please find below the opening hours for the local Minor Injury Units over the Christmas and New Year period.

Peterborough MIIU


Doddington MIU

North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech

Tel: 01733 293800

Tel: 01353 656 675

Tel: 01354 644 243

Tel 01945 488068

Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: 8.30-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: 9am-5pm

Saturday/Sunday – closed

Christmas Day: open 8am-8pm

Christmas Day: open 8.30am – 6pm

Christmas Day - closed

Bank holidays/Christmas Day/ New Year’s Day – closed

Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: open 8am-8pm

Bank holidays(Boxing Day and New Year’s Day): 8.30-6pm

Bank holidays (Boxing Day): 9am-5pm

New Year’s Day - closed

Pharmacy opening times

Pharmacy opening times over the Christmas and New year period can be found on NHS England's website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/our-work/pharm-info/

Funded GP Cancer Masterclasses for 2018

In 2018, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is coordinating with Macmillan South and East Learning and Development and continuing to run fully funded GP Cancer Masterclass education events with speakers from local Trusts.

Details of the events are in the attached poster.

Directory of admissions avoidance services now on CCG website

Information on admission avoidance can now be accessed in one place on the  CCG website to ensure that patients receive the right care from the most appropriate service.

Colder weather can lead to increased hospital admissions and to make it easier for practice staff to access  admission avoidance services, we have listed the information on the CCG website to support you and your patients over the winter months. Each service includes an overview and referral/contact information in one place.

Information can be found here https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/health-professionals/patient-pathways/admissions-avoidance/ click on your geographical area for local information for your area.

Reminder: Clinical Policies Website (CAMBSPHN) now closed

Please note:  the Clinical Policies Website (CAMBSPHN) has closed.

All documentation and policies relevant to the Joint Prescribing Group and Clinical Policies Forum is now available on the CCG web site:    https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/

Reminder: Information Governance Toolkits

Please remember that v14.1 of your Information Governance Toolkit is due for submission by 31 March 2018.

So far, 29% of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough member practices have started or completed their toolkit this year.  Please remember that you must ‘publish’ your toolkit in order to complete the process. Attached is a guide on how to complete the process through to publication.

Annual completion of the Toolkit demonstrates to the Information Commissioner’s Office that your Practice complies with its legal obligations.  The CQC will also be able to view whether a submission has been made.  With effect from 1 February 2015, the ICO has hadthe power to enforce an audit of GP surgeries under section 41A of the Data Protection Act (DPA).  Please also check to ensure your Data Protection Registration has not expired.

The CCG's IG Team will run regular uptake reports until the end of March and any individual reminders required will be sent via the CCG's Primary Care Team.

The link to the Toolkit is: https://www.igt.hscic.gov.uk/Home.aspx

Please contact the CCG’s IG team if you have any questions:

E-mail: CAPCCG.Infogov@nhs.net
Telephone: 01223 7254451

CCG Research Updates

You can now follow the R&D team on Twitter https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1​ 

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

  • Migraine therapy cuts attacks. Patients with episodic migraine taking investigational treatment Erenumab over six months reported reduced migraine days and acute medication use. 50% of patients had their migraine days cut by at least half. 
  • NHS England launches consultation to simplify research arrangements. Cuts to bureaucracy and faster access to new and innovative treatments are at the heart of 12 actions agreed by NHS England to support research and its application in the NHS.  
  • £450k available for community projects supporting self-care. Applications are being accepted until 22 nd  December for funding to introduce innovative tools and solutions to support people with long-term conditions and to assist others to maintain healthy lifestyles.  
  • Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives. Be a part of this exciting development opportunity, enabling Primary Care professionals in the East of England to enhance their leadership and improvement skills. Applications required by 18 th  December. 

Partner News

Peterborough Dementia Resource Centre Open Day

The Peterborough branch of the Alzheimer's Society is holding a Dementia Resource Centre Open Day on 13th January 2017. Click here for more.

NHS England

Registration for fully funded GP personal coaching sessions

Following the earlier success of the national coaching programme, NHS England is offering fully funded one-to-one tailored coaching for GPs. You will gain three 90-minute confidential sessions by highly experienced and qualified coaches to help you think through where you are and where you want to be in today’s challenging and changing environment. This forward-looking, action-orientated, positive and personal approach will help you identify goals for the next steps that can give you satisfaction and fulfilment, and support you to make them happen.

Places are limited on a first-come-first-serve basis by 31 January 2018. Register your interest here. If you have any queries, please contact england.gpdevelopment@nhs.net.

Improving Access to General Practice: Next Steps Webinars

NHS England is hosting a series of webinars on the next steps for improving access to general practice, aimed at general practice staff and commissioners. These will repeat content covered through earlier webinars, including the seven core requirements and what this means for those working in general practice, key messages and frequently asked questions, and will provide an update on the range of resources that have been made available nationally to support rollout.

The next webinar will take place on Tuesday 19 December at 12.00pm – 1.00pm with further webinars, repeating the same content, taking place in early 2018 as follows:

  • 11 Jan, 9-10am
  • 12 Jan, 12-1pm
  • 24 January, 4-5pm

GP and Practice Team bulletin

The latest GP and Practice Team bulletin from NHS England is available here.

STOMP medication film

The STOMP over medication film by Ricky and Andy is now available on the YouTube link below. So far only 129 people have viewed it.


Events and Training   

Registration is open for the 2018 Genetics Study Day for Healthcare Professionals.

Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

This is being held on 1st February 2018 at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

This study day aims to equip Doctors, GPs, Practice Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with an understanding of genetics as it becomes increasingly incorporated into routine clinical practice.

To register please go to: www.geneticsstudyday2018.eventbrite.co.uk

(Please note: this website asks for payment information and it is the CCG’s recommendation that those interesting in attending contact the Genetics Team direct to identify an alternative way of making payment.)

Immunisation and cervical sample taker training

NHS England

Please find attached two flyers for training we have commissioned for practice nurses in East Anglia and Essex.

The training sessions will be free.  There is a half day immunisation update and a half day cervical sample taker update training.  Nurses can choose to attend either or both depending on their need.

You can book online here: http://www.miltongateway.com/course-dates-2017/

Reminder: East of England Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives programme - apply by 18 Dec!

Health Education England

The NHS Leadership Academy has launched its Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives. Details are enclosed on the attached flyer and application form. Please note: the training is funded by HEE, but there is no backfill funding available. The programme involves four contact days in addition to local networking in project groups and will run between January and May 2018.

Health Education England are looking for up to three collaboratives from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP area. Each collaborative has three members, likely to be a practice manager, practice nurse and GP/GDP but potentially including other senior colleagues in practices or federations.

Working as a group of three from your practice, federation or CCG within your local strategic transformation plan (STP) footprint, this funded course will empower you to enable innovation and service transformation. In addition to leadership development sessions with a mix of group work and input from senior colleagues from the NHS and universities, participants will be able to access individual coaching and other resources through the East of England Leadership Academy and the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

We anticipate each collaborative will already be working together to improve health and health outcomes for communities, perhaps through the delivery of new models of integrated care. Our goal is to enable improvement and innovation across STPs through the collaborative, sharing a common purpose and vision of primary care and future outcomes for communities.

Please note: If you are accepted on to the course, but are then unable to attend your Practice will be responsible for the cancellation fee.

Applications must be received by 10am on Monday 18th December. Please send programme queries and applications to leadership.eoe@hee.nhs.uk. You can also watch the promotional video from 2016/17.

Reminder: Nursing Degree Apprenticeship – Level 6 (previously Flexible Nursing Pathway)

HCAs that started the FdSc in Nursing in September 2016, will now be considering their next route. 

The top-up course starts in April 2018 and costs £15,000. Practices, as small businesses pay £1,500 through the co-investment model, assuming that learners qualify to APL over. 

Course information is as follows:

For further questions please contact: jo.brown@anglia.ac.uk or Clare.Fazackerley@anglia.ac.uk

The closing date to apply for the course and top-up is 18 December 2017.

Reminder: Adult Safeguarding Training

This free training for GPs, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers is available following a successful joint funding bid to NHS England by the Safeguarding Adults’ Teams of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Norfolk CCGs.

Target delegates: GPs, Practice Nurses, allied qualified health staff and Practice Managers  

We will be running half-day workshops across the three counties in January, February and March 2018.                

 Date           Venue            Time

22 Jan 2018

West Suffolk House, Weston Way, 
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3SP

 1.00 - 5.00pm

26 Jan 2018

Holiday Inn, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH

 1.00 - 5.00pm

30 Jan 2018

Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SG

 1.00 - 5.00pm

05 Feb 2018

No 2 Exchange Tower, Post Office Lane,
Wisbech, PE13 1HG

 1.00 - 5.00pm

To book a place enter this enter this URL into your browser (may not work in internet explorer) https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/p/16079/adult-safeguarding-training

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