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GP News - 8 June 2017


Diabetes Week 2017

Sunday 11 June to Saturday 17 June

Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar, this year the theme is: Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.  

Locally, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is working with ICS to provide free training and education to help prevent people from developing Type 2 diabetes through education about diet and exercise.

Current NICE guidelines recommend that GPs offer patients with Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (NDH) intensive behaviour change support. The NHS DPP behaviour change programme, known as ‘Healthier You’, is a targeted programme provided across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provided by Independent Clinical Services (ICS) Health and Wellbeing. Courses are available across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG’s area.

Find out more about Diabetes week here.

Reminder: Diabetes Training Needs Survey

Diabetes is one of the priority areas which forms part of the STP programme. We recognise that the skills and confidence in managing diabetes in primary care varies from practice to practice. One of our key aims is to support primary care to manage diabetes in a more consistent and person centred way. However in order to develop a training programme for primary care we need to understand the needs of primary care.

We would appreciate help from our GP and PN colleagues to complete the attached short knowledge and confidence survey. The findings from this will be used to inform the Primary Care Education programme which is being developed. Please be assured this will only take a few moments of your time to complete. The completed forms can be returned to the EDEN diabetes team by email or post. Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey.

Diabetes Knowledge and Confidence Survey
Diabetes Knowledge and Confidence Survey - Guidance

If the form is electronic, please send it to: EDEN@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

If the form is hard copy, please post it to:  EDEN Team Magnolia Room, Air Ward, Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, LeicesterLE5 4PW

The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

CDEP is a competency-based online diabetes learning tool that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. Flyer here.

More info at http://www.cdep.org.uk/

Diabetes Prevention - WebEx tutorial on Friday 16 June 2017

A guide for General Practice

WebEx tutorial on Friday 16th June 2017

Diabetes prevention - what is non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, why is it important and what should we do about it?

This interactive tutorial will be presented by Dr Chirag Bakhai - GP and Clinical Director, Luton CCG.

It is designed for GPs, Practice Nurses and AHPs working in primary care settings and will look at how to improve the identification of those at high risk of developing diabetes who will be suitable for referral to the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. 

There are two times available for the same tutorial: 

  • Friday 16 June, 12:30 - 13:00, First Session
  • Friday 16 June, 14:00 - 14:30, Repeat first session
Please email: jody.deacon1@nhs.net by Wednesday 14th June to confirm your interest in joining the WebEx, indicating your preferred time slot and we will send you joining instructions.

Unlocking ‘remote monitoring’ for effective diabetes care

Event hosted by Cambridge University Health Partners. This event investigates this complicated disease and how today’s remote monitoring solutions measure up to existing diabetes indications and established care pathways. 13.00 to 17.00, 20th June 2017 at the School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Register interest here.

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NHS England

GP online – patient guides

A new guide is available for patients who need to give another person, such as their carer, access to their GP online services. It explains the benefits and shows patients how to do this.

The guide, called Giving another person access to your GP online services is available to download and print.

RCGP East Anglia Faculty 2017 Practice Team Awards

This year's Practice Team Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 21 September at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket, Suffolk.

The  application pack and the individual nomination forms for GP; Practice Nurse; Practice Manager and Practice Team are attached.

RCGP EA Annual Award 2017 Information Pack
RCGP  Practice Manager Award 2017
RCGP  Practice Team Award 2017
RCGP GP Award 2017
RCGP Practice Team Award 2017

The closing date for receipt of entry is Thursday 31 August 2017.

If you have any queries, please contact Annemarie.McCarty@rcgp.org.uk.

National Diabetes Audit

The provisional dates for the 2016-17 NDA collection are below. This collection covers the audit period 1 January 2016 -31 March 2017. General practices participating in the audit will have 6 weeks to submit their 2016-2017 data.

  • Provisional Start Date: Monday 12 June 2017
  • Provisional End Date: Friday 21 July 2017

Further information about the NDA is available from the NDA webpage here.

If you have any questions please contact the NDA team by emailing diabetes@nhs.net or calling 0300 303 5678, please note that lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:00.

Peterborough LSCB – safeguarding survey

Peterborough LSCB have formulated a short survey for practitioners who make referrals into safeguarding services, so that they may have a say on the revised Threshold Document.

The link to the survey is here.

The name field is not mandatory if you do not wish to include your name you do not have to. 

Invitation for participation in an evaluation research study on the NHS DPP

Newcastle University has been commissioned by the School of Public Health to conduct an evaluation study of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP). 

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is involved in the wave 1 phase of the NHS DPP implementation. If you have been involved with the referral process and would like to take part in this study please contact a.t.pangestuti2@newcastle.ac.uk. Please note that the study has NHS ethical approval and research governance agreements through the HRA (IRAS project ID: 190418).

Fraud Stop newsletter

The latest Fraud Stop newsletter which contains information, news, advice and guidance on various fraud related matters is available here.

External events and training

GEMs - GP Evening Meetings

The GEMS (GP Evening Meetings) programme is aimed at GPs and Nurses in Primary Care and is FREE including a light supper from 7:00pm with the seminars beginning at 7.30pm for an hour and a half. We ask that you pre-register so we know how much food to order!

The GEMS programme runs three times a year.

The seminars are on the subjects of Elderly Care Group, Women’s Health and Substance Misuse and First Five group (for those in their first five years post GP training).