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GP News - 23 March 2017

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Reminder: CCG Elections – call for Nominations

We are inviting nominations from GPs who are interested in standing for election to our Governing Body. Standing for election enables you to become more involved in commissioning local NHS services.

  • There are two GP posts up for election to our CCG Governing Body.   
  • The period of tenure will be for three years (to 2020).  
All GPs (locums, salaried and partners) working in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group area and on the performers’ list are eligible to stand for nomination in the elections. We would like to see the Governing Body represent the diverse nature of the population and our geographical area. The documents are all on the Healthcare Professional section of our new website here.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017.

Proposals agreed for Cambridge GP Out of Hours base

At its meeting on Tuesday 21 March, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG’s Governing Body discussed the feedback from the public consultation on the proposal to re-locate the Cambridge GP Out of Hours base from Chesterton Medical Centre to the Addenbrooke’s hospital site.

Taking on board the consultation responses and comments from patients, public and stakeholder groups, the Governing Body agreed to go ahead with the proposals, subject to a number of recommendations in response to issues raised during the consultation. Read more here.

Urgent and Emergency Care vanguard programme – survey

As part of our Urgent and Emergency Care vanguard programme we have commissioned RAND Europe to carry out an independent evaluation of the programme. As part of this they are conducting a short survey targeted at those who have been involved with and affected by the urgent and emergency care improvement efforts that are part of the vanguard initiatives – for example the development of Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) and the First Response Service (FRS) within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Please help share your expertise and experience by completing this survey – it takes around 10 – 15 minutes to complete. The link to the survey is: https://smapp2.rand.org/surv4/UEC_CP. The survey will close at 9:00 a.m. on Monday 3 April.

National Apprenticeship Week 2017— a week in the life!

Read here all about the events that have taken place during 2017’s national apprenticeship week.

TB update

Dr Nicky Wright, GP TB Clinical Lead would like to thank everyone for their hard work so far.

Today's update here includes:

  • Latent TB Screening latest
  • TB Top Tips
  • World TB Day, Friday 24 March.
The Latent TB team will be in Peterborough City Centre from 9am-6pm this Saturday (25 March) providing guidance and advice. Read more here.

Latest innovations

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

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG R&D team would like to offer huge congratulations to the team at Staploe Medical Centre in Soham who screened the first Global Patient into the SUSTAIN 8 Trial this week.  The trial looks to compare the effectiveness of two drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes.


Partner News

Amber drug alert

We have been notified of a case of Invasive Group A Streptococcal (IGAS) infection in Cambridge City, this follows an alert that was raised by PHE last month as other cases had been identified in the eastern region.  As such I have attached an alert, a poster and factsheet.  Can you please familiarise yourself with the information, follow the advice attached and help distribute harm reduction information to those groups at risk, particularly the homeless population and injecting drug users.

GP Winter Indemnity Scheme – extension to cover Easter

As part of a broader General Practice Forward View commitment to address the issue of rising indemnity costs, NHS England’s 2016 GP Winter Indemnity Scheme is designed to meet the costs of personal professional indemnity for additional out of hours work undertaken by GPs. Previously planned to run from October 2016 to March 2017, the scheme has been extended to the end of April 2017 so that GPs wishing to work additional sessions, particularly over the Easter Bank Holiday period, can now do so without incurring additional indemnity costs. Further information is available on the NHS England website.

Violence Against Women & Girls Newsletter

Please find attached here the March edition of the VAWG Newsletter, detailing information on domestic abuse and sexual violence news from Cambridgeshire and beyond.