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GP News - 21 September 2017

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CCG members meeting    

Please could you RSVP to capccg.gateway@nhs.net for the member practices’ meeting on 10 October at Woodgreen. 

Reminder: Diabetes - Local Enhanced Service 2017/19

Thank you to those of you who have already signed up for the Diabetes LES for 2017/19. If you haven't yet signed up the deadline is Friday 29 September. If you have any queries regarding the CCG's Diabetes Prevention Programme please contact Sally Berry, Diabetes Programme Manager, via sally.berry1@nhs.net

‘GP Cancer Masterclass’ education evenings

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG has co-ordinated with Macmillan to  hosting a series of full funded ‘GP Cancer Masterclass’ education evenings. 

Cambridge masterclass

The Cambridge Masterclass will be held at the Education Centre, Arthur Rank House.  To register please click 


The educational evenings will begin at 6:30 pm with supper, and the talks commencing at 7pm. 

Places are limited, and we are currently restricting the events to GPs only.

We look forward to meeting you at the events.

For any queries please email Laura Millman on laura.millman@nhs.net

Peterborough masterclass

The Peterborough Masterclass will be held at the Thorpe Hall.  To register please click


The educational evenings will begin at 6:30 pm with drinks and a snack, and the talks commencing at 7pm.

Places are limited, and we are currently restricting the events to GPs only. We look forward to meeting you at the events.

You can attend either Peterborough or Cambridge.

We hope that every GP will be no more that 30 mins from a venue.

The speaker details will be updated as they become available and any changes notified.

For any queries please email Jane Steward Jane.steward1@nhs.net

Job opportunity

NHS Diabetes Prevention Nurse Lead

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is part of Wave 1 of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP).  This is a nationally-funded behaviour change programme that aims to delay or prevent people from developing Type 2 diabetes through education about healthy eating and lifestyle changes, as well as bespoke physical activity sessions.

Remuneration will be £140 per session (plus travel expenses). The role will be subject to an employment contract with the CCG.

To apply for the role please use the attached Expression of Interest Form and email to the CCG HR Team at CAPCCG.HR@nhs.net by 5pm on 24 September 2017. 

You can find the advert for the position here and the Job Description and Person Spec here

For an informal discussion please contact:
Sally Berry, Diabetes Programme Manager (sally.berry1@nhs.net)

Self-care communications toolkit for Autumn

If you missed it in last week's GP News, a new self care communications toolkit for autumn is now available for GP Practices on the Healthcare professionals’ areas of the CCG website HERE.  This provides background information on the campaign and provides links to resources such as posters, Jpegs for waiting room screens, articles for websites and suggested social media activity  that GP practices can download to help raise awareness within their practice and with their patients.  To make it as easy as possible, most of this you can just copy and paste and use it without editing it.

Flu - posters/leaflets available to order

GP Practices are now able to download or order free copies of Flu resources such as posters or leaflets from HERE as part of the national NHSE/PHE ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign.  Please note that only items with a shopping trolley symbol are available to order free copies of, all others are only available if you download and print within your practice.

For any further information on campaigns please contact the CCG communications team at capccg.contact@nhs.net

Research updates    

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

  • SPHR Cambridge Launch Event Cambridge Institute of Public Health are holding an afternoon event on Monday 09 October 2017 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at the University Centre, Cambridge to present the new research priorities of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR). Please register by Friday 06 October to reserve a place by clicking the link above.
  • Ground-breaking therapy trialled with BME patients Treatment has been developed and successfully trialled with a group of Black and minority ethnic (BME) schizophrenia service users, carers, community members and health professionals. Please click on the link above to read more.
  • Wearable technology could give hope to 3 million people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) According to a new report published by NIHR in collaboration with the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London. The report highlights new technologies that have the potential to improve patient lives, from diagnosis, treatment, to rehabilitation.

Partner news

NHS Digital

Measles, mumps and rubella vaccination target for five year olds in England has been met for the first time.

The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95 per cent for the first time in England in 2016-17. 

Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics 2016-17 are available on the NHS Digital website.        

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The state of care in general practice 2014-2017

The CQC has published their  report giving detailed analysis of the quality and safety of general practice in England. 

This is an improvement from the first ratings awarded to general practices, before any re-inspections. Over 80% of the general practices that were first rated as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ improved their rating following their most recent inspection. The report can be viewed on the CQC website here: 

The state of care in general practice 2014 to 2017

NHS England

Embedding GP online services into practice flu campaigns

With the flu season starting soon, the Patient Online team has produced a short presentation which can be downloaded here. and recorded webinar to explain how GP online services can be used to support GP practices to meet the demand. The webinar, which also includes practical advice, tips and best practice, is 30 minutes long and is accessible here

Launch of New GP Forward View Bulletin

NHS England has launched a new bulletin bringing the latest news on how the plan to sustain and transform general practice is being delivered in Midlands and East. Through this quarterly bulletin we will keep stakeholders up to date with plans to help struggling practices, reduce workload, expand the workforce and invest in technology and estates, as well as the national development programme to speed up transformation of services.

Interested in employing a Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice?

NHS England is inviting GP practices and other general medical services providers to apply for funding to help recruit, train and develop more clinical pharmacists, to meet the commitment of an additional 1,500 clinical pharmacists in general practice by 2020/21, as set out in the General Practice Forward View.  

Clinical pharmacists are working at GP practices across the country, helping to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and deliver direct patient care.  This in turn helps GPs to focus on patients with more complex issues that need a doctor’s attention.

Applications are considered on an ongoing basis and the deadline for the next wave of applications is 29 September 2017.

For more information, please visit www.england.nhs.uk

(Please select General Practice/General Practice Forward View/ Clinical Pharmacies in General Practice)

Or email: midlandsandeast.gpfv@nhs.net

Employers’ guide launched by Faculty of Physician Associates

The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) has published its employers’ guide to physician associates. The guide explains the role of the physician associate (PA), their scope of practice, and how to employ a PA .

It includes:

  • the current education and regulatory framework for the profession
  • employment and supervision
  • tools to help guide appraisal, career and salary progression
  • recommendations for continuing professional development.


Consultation on items of low priority currently prescribed in primary care

In July this year, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and NHS England launched a consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care. The consultation will close on Saturday 21 October.

Improving access to general practice

NHS England has published a communications guide and resource pack to support commissioners and general practice providers to advertise general practice services to patients. The guide includes practical advice on developing a range of communications activities and is accompanied by a variety of communications resources including poster templates, web banners and other advertising materials which can be downloaded for use locally. Queries can be directed to england.gpaccess@nhs.net

Primary Care Dermatology Society 

Free website for GPs and other primary care professionals

The Primary Care Dermatology Society have created a website offering diagnostic help (for rashes and lesions) as well as step-by-step treatment guidelines. The site is easy to navigate and can help improve patient care as well as reduce referrals.

The link to the website is: http://www.pcds.org.uk 

West Midlands Local Eye Health Network

Eye health video 

The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help people look after their eyes. Key messages include the importance of having regular eye tests, eating healthy foods and protecting your eyes from ultra-violet light. The video has been launched to coincide with National Eye Health Week, and is available here.

External events and training    

PGM Centre - Nurses Programme

Management of the Red Eye
  • Friday 01 December 2017  
  • 08:30 to 17:00 (registration 08:30 to 09:00) 
  • Seminar Room 4, Deakin Centre, Addenbrooke's Hospital 
  • Cost £60 (to include lunch & refreshments)
  • All attendees need to bring an ophthalmoscope to this study day.     

Further information can be found on the flyer here.    
Visitors route to the Deakin Centre can be found here.    
To book your place and pay online visit: www.cam-pgmc.ac.uk

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

NWAFT's Autumn lecture season opens on Tuesday 26 September with PCSK-9 inhibitors – Statins are so last year! Dr S Martin, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

The meeting – will commence with a cold buffet at 12:30 and the lecture will follow at 12:45. Venue: The Learning Centre, 4th Floor Peterborough City Hospital.

Public Health England    

PHE are offering FREE locally tailored training sessions for doctors, nurses and other interested health care professionals in primary and secondary care.
  • PHE-trained facilitator
  • Practical, interactive sessions based on the latest national and international data, research and evidence  
  • Flexible sessions offer groups of 20 and above with 1 to 2.5 hours of CPD material shown to increase clinician understanding, confidence and expertise for clinical practice 

For more information please see the attached leaflet or to book your free sessions email the PHE Team at: physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk

West Suffolk College    

Latest Networking Events and Workshops

Apprenticeship Levy Breakfast (FREE)
Wed 4th October - 7.45am - 9.30am
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Suffolk Chamber - Bank of England Breakfast (Fee Payable)
Fri 6th October - 7.30am - 9.00am
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Developing Self Awareness (FREE)
Mon 9th October - 8.30am - 9.30am
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Introduction to LEAN Management (FREE)
Mon 9th October - 5.00pm - 6.00pm
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Business Networking Breakfast - Sudbury (FREE)
Fri 17th November - 8.00am - 10.00am
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Exploring Psoriatic Disease

- funded and organised by AbbVie Ltd
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017
  • 17:00-21:00
  • Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club, 10 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1HQ
  • The agenda is available on the website here

Diabetes Professional Care 2017

National Health Executive is supporting Diabetes Professional Care 2017 (DPC2017), which returns to Olympia, London on 15 & 16 November.

DPC2017 is a unique, free-to-attend, CPD-certified event for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, management and treatment of people with diabetes and its related conditions. If you’re committed to the future of diabetes care, you can’t afford to miss it!

To register your place click here: Register now or to view the conference programme click here

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