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GP News - 04 May 2018

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. 

2ww Upper GI Referral Form - are you using the correct version?

On 22 December we circulated a notification informing GP Practices that the 2ww Upper GI Referral Form had been updated on SystmOne and the revised form had been circulated to EMIS practices by Lynda Murray for uploading onto systems. Some practices are still using the old referral form which does not contain the appropriate hyperlinks.  

Please ensure you are using the correct form which has 'Upper GI Referral Form V2  14.12.17' in the footer.

Any queries please contact Jane Steward at jane.steward1@nhs.net or 07989 411139. Thank you.

CCG Research Updates

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

This has been a very successful year for research in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough general practices, with 5112 patients recruited from a total of 41 studies.  Although the number of recruiting practices has dropped from 76 to 62, which might be largely due to the studies that we have had to offer, the average number of participants per site has seen a large increase from 37 to 83.  This is an amazing achievement and testament to the dedication and hard work of the primary care teams in our region so well done to all concerned and please keep up the great work that you are doing. If you are not currently a research active practice and would like to know more about the Clinical Research Network please do not hesitate to contact helen.jung@nihr.ac.uk 01223 596918.

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 Amy Currie (amy.currie1@nhs.net).

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

Partner news

MHRA Drug Safety Update - Valproate medicines (Epilim, Depakote)

Contraindicated in women and girls of childbearing potential unless conditions of Pregnancy Prevention Programme are met.

You will receive materials by post in the coming weeks to use in the implementation of the Pregnancy Prevention Programme (Patient Guide, Healthcare Professional Guide, Risk Acknowledgement Form, and, for pharmacists, Patient Cards and stickers to attach a warning label to the pack). More information here.

NHS England

Windrush awards

As part of NHS 70, the NHS is celebrating 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the diversity of the NHS workforce.

Over the last 70 years, many people from around the world have come to work in the NHS and made a huge contribution. Today, people of black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds from all generations make up a fifth of the NHS workforce and the 200 plus nationalities represented. Read more here

NHS70 - Staff competitions

NHSE has launched a competition for NHS staff to win over 400 tickets to major sporting events including the Wimbledon Championships and Rugby League Challenge Cup. Many of the prizes are ‘money can’t buy’ experiences. For more information click here

NHS70 - #70nursebloggers

NHS England have launched a campaign to get nurses and midwives blogging in the 70th year of the NHS. #70nursebloggers and #70midwifebloggers is being supported by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer. More information is available here

GP online services

NHS England has developed a marketing guide – 9 Quick Wins – to help promote GP online services (attached). 

Patient Group Direction (PGD) - HPV

The PGD for human papillomavirus vaccine (Types 6, 11, 16, 18)  has been updated and is available in the usual section of the website and attached here

Consultation on the re-procurement of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – now open!

The current NHS DPP Framework Agreement was put in place in April 2016 and expires in March 2019. NHS England is now consulting on proposals relating to the re-procurement of the NHS DPP Framework from November 2018 running for three years with the option to extend for a further year.  The online survey for primary care and local health economies to share their views is now open. Diabetes UK is leading on the public consultation which is open for patients and the public to contribute, we would be grateful if you could share these via your networks. These surveys are open until 25 May 2018. 

Herts Urgent Care (HUC)

Vacancy: GP Clinical Lead, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

  • £323 per session plus professional indemnity cover for clinical shifts worked
  • 60 sessions annual leave pro rata (24 sessions)
  • Flexibility of hours to suit the individual and the service
  • NHS pension, perkbox reward scheme. 

For further information please see attached advert.

Addenbrooke's Hospital - depression and pregnancy survey

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health problems during pregnancy, with around 12% of women experiencing depression and 13% experiencing anxiety at some point; many women will experience both. Depression and anxiety also affect 15‑20% of women in the first year after childbirth. The majority of mild – moderate mental health problems are dealt with in general practice. It is however relatively common for women to stop their medication once pregnant either by choice or on the advice of their GP. This sometimes leads to deterioration in the woman’s mental health.

A small team of interested clinicians at Addenbrooke's would like your views of training regarding perinatal mental health and wonder if you could you spare 30 seconds to take part in their survey. You can find the link to it here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XVGGNFY 

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership

The latest issue of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) Partnership Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) Newsletter is available here

Events and Training

Apply now: Cambridgeshire County Council - LARC Training Programme

Cambridgeshire County Council are supporting a training programme for GPs and Practice Nurses to ensure that women across Cambridgeshire have access to all contraceptive methods.

To date we have applications to complete 25 Letters of Competence. As places are limited we would urge anyone that is interested in undertaking the training to contact us as soon as possible to secure a place. We can delay the start of training to a little later in the year, once a place has been secured, if that is more convenient.

The funding support covers the fees of the live training sessions, which, for a clinician undertaking both Letters of Competence (sub dermal implants and intrauterine techniques) can total up to £2,100. Trainees will be required to pay the FSRH eKA knowledge assessment fee of £75 and the LoC application fee of £60 per LoC for current FSRH members and £350 for non-members.

The programme is being managed by Navigate 2 on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC), and will support GPs and Practice Nurses to gain The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) Letter of Competence (LoC). The programme will enable clinicians to achieve the two specialist elements that must be demonstrated before the issue of the LoC: an assessment of knowledge and an assessment of practical skills.

If you would like to receive more information about the training, please contact Fiona Taylor at Navigate 2 Ltd who will provide you with a document detailing the training process and a registration form. Her contact email is fiona@navigate2.co.uk

Promoting Academic General Practice

  • Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, East of England 
  • A unique opportunity for trained GPs to develop academic skills
  • Health Education East of England (HEEoE) is offering a Clinical Academic GP post for trained GPs who may be considering some academic general practice during 2018-9. These posts will offer experience in the University of Cambridge’s Primary Care Unit (PCU).
  • More information is contained within the attached flyer

Losing strength: motor system failure in motor neurone disease and spinal muscular atrophy

  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust - lunchtime lecture
  • Tuesday 29 May, 12.30 (buffet lunch), lecture to follow at 12.45
  • Dr D Baumer, Consultant Neurologist, NWAFT

Safeguarding Children and Adults - Training Programme update and workshops

  • The updated Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Boards Multi-agency Training Programme can be found on their website at http://www.safeguardingpeterborough.org.uk/children-board/professionals/training/.
  • Also attached is a flyer for a series of LSCB workshops highlighting lessons from Serious Case Reviews and Themed Audits.
  • We have also been asked by TACT Peterborough to share a flyer for their Conference which is aimed at foster carers, adopters, special guardians, social workers & partner agencies of TACT Peterborough, attached here.

Reminder: GEMs: GP Evening Meetings

  • Tuesday 8 May 2018 - The Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 0SP
  • 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 running concurrently and beginning at 7.30pm for an hour and a half. The GEMS programme runs three times a year.
  • The seminars are on the subjects of First Five, Women's Health, Diabetes and a Substance Misuse group (for those in their first five years post GP training).
  • Please register your interest online.
  • See promotional flyer attached

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