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GP News - 08 February 2018

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Reminder: Members' Meeting 22 February 2018

The next CCG Member Practices' Meeting is taking place on Thursday 22 February at Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester. If you have not yet let the CCG know of your attendance can you please do so to capccg.gateway@nhs.net as soon as possible. Thank you.

CCG 360° Stakeholder Survey 

Fieldwork for the annual CCG 360° Stakeholder Survey began on Monday 15 January. The survey is a valuable source of evidence that allows both the CCG and NHS England to monitor how our relationships with members and stakeholders have continued to develop over the last year.

Our relationship with our members is central to our success, therefore if you have been sent a survey request by Ipsos Mori we would greatly appreciate your participation. The survey closes on Friday 23 February.

For action: GP Information Governance Toolkit 2017/18 - 51 days to go

Reminder: Information Governance Toolkits

Please remember that v14.1 of your Information Governance Toolkit is due for submission by 31 March 2018.

So far, 69% of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough member practices have started or completed their toolkit this year.  Please remember that you must ‘publish’ your toolkit in order to complete the process. A guide on how to complete the process through to publication is on the website here.

Annual completion of the Toolkit demonstrates to the Information Commissioner’s Office that your practice complies with its legal obligations. The CQC will also be able to view whether a submission has been made. With effect from 1 February 2015, the ICO has had the power to enforce an audit of GP surgeries under section 41A of the Data Protection Act (DPA).  Please also check to ensure your Data Protection Registration has not expired.

The CCG's IG Team will run regular uptake reports until the end of March and any individual reminders required will be sent via the CCG's Primary Care Team.

The Toolkit can be found at: https://www.igt.hscic.gov.uk/Home.aspx

If you have any questions please contact the CCG’s IG team on CAPCCG.Infogov@nhs.net or telephone 01223 7254451.

Reminder: Diabetes Nurse and GP Leads - closing date Thursday 15 February 2018

We are looking to attract well-respected and forward thinking GPs and Practice Nurses who are passionate about ensuring we have sustainable health care for people with diabetes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. These locality based roles will directly support the transformation of diabetes services, ensuring access and value for money to best suit the needs of local people. The clinical leads will support with practice engagement with the overall diabetes programme and ensure we have strong representation from primary care.  

Ensuring we have sustainable health care is at the heart of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for the current and future health and care system. The diabetes locality clinical lead roles are exciting opportunities for a GP or Practice Nurse to lead on planning for, and the development of, sustainable health services, in particular patient pathways. 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP has been successful in securing national funding for improving care for people with diabetes. The funding was awarded to support three main areas: increasing attendance at diabetes structured education; improving achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets; and implementation of a multidisciplinary footcare team at the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT). 

Additionally, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is part of Wave 1 of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). As part of this role the diabetes locality clinical leads will provide clinical input into the local programme and help encourage primary care engagement. 

We are looking for clinical leads who can work up to one session per week - this can be worked flexibly around other commitments. However availability to attend our bimonthly Diabetes Programme Board meetings, which take place on a Wednesday afternoon, would be beneficial. Remuneration will be £285 per session for a GP lead, and £140 per session for a Practice Nurse, plus travel expenses. 

Information about the roles can be found here. In order to apply for one of these roles, please submit a completed Expression of Interest Form alongside an up to date CV to CAPCCG.recruitment@nhs.net before 17:00 on Thursday 15 February 2018. Interviews for this post will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 22 February 2018. 

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Mark Brookes, Interim Diabetes Clinical Lead, on mark.brookes@nhs.net, or Sally Berry, Diabetes Programme Manager, on sally.berry1@nhs.net or call 07967 835226.

GP Cancer Masterclasses

Following the recent series of Cancer Masterclass, and the feedback we have received from GPs, we are pleased to say there is funding for more events from April 2018. We are seeking feedback from GPs on their choice of topics - you can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Preview/?sm=TCl_2FKnEfGPTFpzUquSArVO3vCJdhPuvIWPBnZ4fCTdMMybLV88oAUs0SJBylBq3o 

CCG Research Updates

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

  • £42m new research institute launched to boost evidence on improving care in the NHS. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) led by the University of Cambridge, is seeking to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery. It is founded on the principle that efforts to improve care should always be based on the best quality of evidence. 
  • CATCh-uS 5 minute NIHR survey mapping adult ADHD services. The CATCh-uS mapping study aims to create a list of existing National Health Service (NHS) provision in the UK for young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) aged 18 and above. Please follow the link to read more and complete the 5-minute survey. 
  • Can you help with research on ‘Frailty in the new General Medical Services contract—what does it mean to Primary Care Providers?’ A PhD researcher from the University of Manchester is looking at exploring how frailty is understood and enacted by healthcare professionals in their daily practice and how this compares with the new GPs contract. Participation will involve a 30-minute interview with a GP, practice nurse or healthcare assistant who has experience with patients with frailty. If you would like to find out more and/or are interested in participating please contact Khulud Alharbi on khulud.alharbi@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk.  

The R&D team is located on the fourth floor of Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about the weekly research updates please contact Emma Giles on emma.giles3@nhs.net 

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

Partner News

Children's Mental Health Week 2018

It's Children's Mental Health Week 2018 and this year the campaign is focusing on celebrating uniqueness.  

As well as a range of existing services, there are a number of new services locally that are supporting the wellbeing of young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. These include Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioners and the CHUMS service.  

For more information on these services, and many more, visit www.keep-your-head.com/cyp  

The Keep Your Head website is constantly evolving so if you have any suggestions for the site, or if you notice that a service is missing from the site, please get in touch via Keep.YourHead@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

NEW - Stay Well ‘Pharmacy’ campaign 

NHS England is set to launch a new campaign on 12 February 2018 called ‘Stay Well Pharmacy’. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the services offered by pharmacies and to position them as the first place to go to for clinical advice and treatment for minor health concerns such as coughs, colds, and tummy troubles. 

All GP practices will receive a campaign toolkit in the post shortly which will include posters, information cards and briefing sheets along with some other items to use within your practice. The campaign will also be supported by TV advertising and social media activity. 

Older Adult referrals for Psychological Wellbeing Service  

Information about this service can be found here and here.

Events and Training   

Royal College of GPs Annual Symposium

The 2018 RCGP Annual Symposium - 'Survive and Thrive: Sustaining the Future of General Practice' - is taking place on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at Barnham Broom Hotel in Norwich. Information about the Symposium can be found here. If you would like to book a place please do so at the following link: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/central-and-east-england/east-anglia-faculty/2018-annual-symposium-16-may.aspx

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