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GP News 03 August 2018

SERVICE INFO: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust (CPFT)

Seasonal flu vaccination arrangements for housebound patients

As per last year’s arrangement, CPFT will again be conducting flu vaccinations for all housebound patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

This will not include nursing homes or care homes.

Housebound patients will be able to receive a vaccination whether they are on the Trust’s caseload or not. A patient’s main carer will also be able to receive a vaccination if they are present at the time the patient’s inoculation takes place.

East and North Herts NHS Trust - Electronic Referral Service bulletin

Please find attached the first in a series of bulletins explaining the Trust's plans to transition to 100% electronic referrals at the end of August.

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital - Docman Managed Hub

Spire Healthcare can now send discharge summaries to Docman, EMIS and TPP SystmOne GP Practices. In accordance with the NHS Standard Contract it is essential that Spire do this to meet the requirement for electronic transmission. This will ensure that GP, patient and provider realise the benefits associated with electronic transmission as compared to the known issues associated with receiving a paper version from the patient or in the post.

Please read the attached briefing and also see the attached a Docman Ready spreadsheet.

NHS England

PGD 12 Hib/Men C

An updated PGD for Hib/Men C has been uploaded to the CCG website and can be found in the Patient Group Directions section of the website under Prescribing Information.

Sign up as a 'Veteran Friendly' GP Practice

GPs are signing up to become 'veteran friendly' under a new national scheme to improve medical care and treatment for former members of the armed services that has been backed by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs. 

Practices can qualify for veteran friendly status by offering extra support for ex-military personnel who may face additional challenges when they return to civilian life.

Please find attached an A4 Military veteran aware accreditation poster, Veteran's Mental Health leaflet  and an A5 Military veteran aware accreditation GP top tips leaflet. Please display these in your practices and help support veterans with their healthcare and mental health.

Public Health England

Hepatitis D (delta) virus assay

The National Infection Service at Public Health England have informed us of an issue with the provision the Hepatitis D (delta) virus assay. Due to a lack of availability of the test kit from the manufacturer.

The issue has not yet been resolved buta limited stock of the Hep D (delta) assay has been sourced.  PHE are working with the supplier and have been assured that new stock will be available week commencing 6th August.

In the meantime, please contact the clinical virology team (01223 257033) if you feel that the Hepatitis D result is of clinical urgency to your patient.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the laboratory using the contact information provided below.

Alzheimer's Society

Dementia Friendly Film Showings

Alzheimer’s Society are supporting the Vivacity Key Theatre, Peterborough in a new venture of film showings that would be suitable for people living with dementia and their carers. All films will be played at 2pm with FREE tea and coffee at 1.30pm. The cost will be £2 per person with dementia – carers will be FREE.

Tickets are available from the Box Office at Vivacity Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF. People can also call 01733 207239 or email key.theatre@vivacity.org

Attached is a flyer and TV monitor screen with further details. 

The Eve Appeal - Open calls for gynae cancer research

Women’s cancer charity The Eve Appeal are seeking innovative applications from the UK research community for work on gynaecological cancer to support research in two priority disease areas. Priority Research call areas:

Call 1: To advance and improve the early diagnosis and prevention of Endometrial Cancer.
Call 2: To advance and improve our understanding of the development of Small Cell Ovarian Cancer.
Full details are on the Eve Appeal website – www.eveappeal.org.uk/research by 20 September 2018. 

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) Champions

information from the countywide Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) Champions July sessions, which may be useful to share with your networks is available here

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) Newsletter 

The July 2018 issue is available here

Primary Care At Scale Programme

Thank you for your engagement with the Primary Care At Scale Programme so far.

From our recent launch events, it is clear that many of our practices are various stages in establishing collaborative working.  We have invested in this Primary Care At Scale Programme to support practices to identify where they are in relation to their own ‘at scale’ journey. 

The At Scale Readiness+ Tool will help practices understand:

  • The questions they will want to answer for themselves;
  • Indicate the extent of ‘evidence’ they will want to be able to provide;
  • Identify the gaps and actions that need to be addressed in order to move forward.

This At Scale Readiness+ Tool will be available from today until 24 August 2018.  This assessment should take no more than 20 minutes though this will increase should participants need to clarify responses with colleagues.

Practices will receive an individual, single-use ‘voucher’ to be used during your sign up process.  Please await receipt of your individual practice coupon and registration link.  If this has not been received within 2 working days of this email, please email capccg.primarycare@nhs.net

For further details on the Primary Care at Scale Programme offer, please visit the section on our website

Patient leaflet: 2ww Lower GI referral

The attached leaflet has been designed within the STP Cancer referral sub-group and gives patients the important information they need to ensure they attend their colorectal appointments as it has been brought to our attention that Trusts often see patients cancelling appointments due to holidays, hair appointments etc. Could you please ensure that any patients that are referred are aware of the importance in attending.

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

  • Virtual reality used successfully to treat fear of heights Researchers have successfully used automated virtual reality psychological therapy to treat fear of heights, in a pioneering clinical trial supported by the NIHR. The team developed a virtual reality programme in which psychological therapy is delivered by a computer-generated virtual coach. Treatment is personalised, with users able to interact with the virtual coach using voice recognition technology.
  • Royal College of GPs & CRN Awards entries now open The Royal College of General Practitioners Scientific Board Foundation (SFB) NIHR CRN Awards programme is now open for entry. Running for three years, these awards for members of the College recognise research active NHS GPs and general practices. The First5® Award rewards research active NHS GPs in the early stages of their careers and last year's saw Cambridgeshire GP, Dr Christopher Newark win. The Practice Award goes to general practices who can demonstrate how they work innovatively as a team to facilitate research. The closing date for entries is 23.59 on Monday 20 August 2018.
  • Primary Care: Latest news from SPCR The School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) has published its July news update. Established in 2006, the NIHR School for Primary Care Research is a partnership between nine leading academic centres for primary care research in England. The School brings together academics and practitioners from across the country to collaborate on cutting edge, topical primary care studies that have an impact both at policy level and in general practices around the country.
  • NHS70: NIHR featured on BBC Radio 4 Inside Health In support of the NIHR’s NHS70 and I Am Research campaign, BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health programme broadcast a report about NHS research this week. Nick Lemoine, Medical Director of the NIHR CRN, was interviewed by presenter Dr Mark Porter about the set up and work of the NIHR. The report also featured interviews with Professor Matt Costa, National Specialty Lead for the Injuries and Emergencies specialty and Professor Jean Golding, one of the seven research legends featured in the campaign.

The R&D team are located on the 4th floor of Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about our weekly research updates, please contact Sarah Hider (sarah.hider@nhs.net).

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

Free Training | Gold Level Care Navigation

  • 05 September 2018
  • 9am to 12.30pm (AM) or 1pm to 4.30pm (PM)
  • Pathfinder House, PE29 3TN
  • x20 places per cohort (x40 total)
  • For further details on what this training entails, please read this programme plan

How do you book a place?

If your practice would like to get involved, please email capccg.primarycare@nhs.net with –

  • The name of your learner(s)
  • The time (AM or PM) of the session that they will be attending

Please note: Delegates MUST have attended at least Bronze Level Care Navigation to attend this Gold Level Training.

Want to know more?

Visit our webpage to find out more about Care Navigation and how it can benefit your practice https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/gps/care-navigators/becoming-a-care-navigator/

Free half day immunisation updates in Essex and East Anglia

  • Public Health England
  • Various venues in Essex and East Anglia
  • Flyer attached for further information
  • Suitable for practice nurses who have previously completed a two day immunisation course meeting the National Standards for immunisation training.

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.

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GP News 03 August 2018