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GP News - 28 December 2017

Reminder: Christmas and New Year communications toolkit

An updated version of the ‘Be prepared – festive season’ communications toolkit, which includes resources about New Year, is available for GP practices here. 

The toolkit focuses on: 

  • Being prepared - ordering repeat prescriptions, stocking up medicine cabinet  
  • Guide to NHS services available over Christmas and New Year
  • Keeping well and warm - cold weather, slips, trips and falls  

The toolkit includes resources such as posters, jpegs for waiting room screens, articles for websites, and suggested social media activity that GP practices can use. If you have any feedback on the toolkit or need guidance on using any of the materials please contact the CCG communications team at capccg.contact@nhs.net

Reminder of urgent care services in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG area

With winter getting into full swing and GP practices and other healthcare providers under increasing pressure, please see below other services that are available across our area:

JETs and other Rapid Response services are accessed via OneCall 0300 123 9996.

Walk in centres, Minor Injury Units, MIIU opening hours

St Neots Walk-in Centre

24 Moores Walk, St Neots, PE19 1AG. Tel: 01480 219 317

Opening hours for walk-in patients: 08:00-09:00 and 18:00-20:00 Mon-Fri and 09:00-16:00 Sat & Sun. Walk in appointments available 08:00-20:00 on bank holidays. Closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Princess of Wales Hospital Minor Injuries Unit (Ely)

Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN. Tel: 01353 656 675

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 8.30am-6pm. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 8.30am-6pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

X-ray: Monday-Friday, 9am-4.45pm.

Doddington Community Hospital Minor Injuries Unit

Benwick Road, Doddington PE15 0UG Tel: 01354 644 243

Opening hours: 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Minor Illness and Injury Unit at the City Care Centre (Peterborough). 

The Peterborough MIIU can treat minor injuries and illnesses from strains and sprains, to broken bones, minor burns and bites. The MIIU also aims to start patient treatment within 45 minutes.

City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB 

Tel: 01733 293800

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am-8pm

North Cambridgeshire Hospital Minor Injuries Unit (Wisbech)

The Park, Wisbech, PE13 3AB

Telephone:01945 488068

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-6pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

X-ray: Monday-Friday, 9am-4.45pm

Health Ambassador events 

Primary Care Workforce would like to thank all Health Ambassadors that have promoted Primary Care as a great place to work this year. Dates for events in 2018 can be found under 'related documents'.

CCG Research Updates

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

Partner News

Pharmacy opening times over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays

Information about pharmacy opening hours over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays can be found on NHS England's website at https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/our-work/pharm-info/.

NHS England consults on freeing up £136million to boost frontline NHS care by curbing prescription costs

NHS England has  launched a public consultation on prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as dandruff shampoo and drops for tired eyes, freeing-up up to £136million to expand other treatments for major conditions such as cancer and mental health problems. Engagement events are being planned.  Further information here.

Events and Training    

Registration for Fully Funded GP Personal Coaching Sessions 

Expressions of interest can be made until 31 January 2018. Places are limited to a first-come-first-serve basis.

Following the earlier success of the national coaching programme, NHS England are offering a 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. Register your interest here

For further information email england.gpdevelopment@nhs.net

Workshop: Quality Improvement for Practice Nurses

NHS England invites Practice Nurses to attend a free two-day workshop on 22 and 23 January 2018. Information can be found under 'related downloads'.

e-Learning for Healthcare

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) programme that provides e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.
We are currently developing and delivering over 150 e-learning programmes comprising 10,000 e-learning sessions.  All HEE e-LfH e-learning is available free of charge to the NHS workforce facilitating multi-disciplinary training and teamwork.
The e-learning programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, emergency medicine to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training, plus many more.  The programmes are relevant for clinical and non-clinical roles.
If you have any technical questions about e-LfH please email support@e-lfh.org.uk.

The inclusion of external courses and events within GP News does not imply endorsement by NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG or any association with their operators. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to check external links are from a reliable source please be mindful when requested to input personal information into any third party links or via an unsecured link.