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GP News - 08 June 2018

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Reminder: CCG Members' meeting 19 June

The CCG member practices' meeting is on 19 June. Please remember to RSVP to capccg.gateway@nhs.net if you or a representative from your practice will be attending. Thank you.

Reminder: Significant Event Analysis (SEA)

As part of shared learning, we are studying the experiences of GPs where cancer was diagnosed following an emergency presentation.  We would like to request the support of your Practice through completing a Significant Event Analysis (SEA).

Please see the attached letter and questionnaire for more information.

We would very much appreciate your support and participation in completion of this audit as the more engagement from practices we receive, the more value is added to the learning event which will be held later in the year.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week: 11 to 18 June 2018 

Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help we can ensure every woman knows how they can reduce their risk of the disease and there are steps they can take to look after their health. Please feel free to use the information on this page on your public websites or for social media messaging to help encourage patients take up the cervical screening offer.

Diabetes Week 2018: 11 to 17 June 2018

11-17 June is diabetes week. This is a good opportunity to talk to your patients who have diabetes and remind them of the free NHS courses on offer which will help them manage their condition. Following £1.5m Government investment last year there are now more Desmond, PDAC, and DAFNE courses available. Desmond is now also available to anyone with Type 2 diabetes who hasn’t attended before so please encourage your patients to attend.

Reminder: leaflet - 'Your urgent referral explained'

Copies of a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) leaflet 'Your urgent referral explained' which is designed to help with discussions with patients being referred on a TWW pathway are on their way to practices. If you would like further copies of this leaflet they can be ordered 'free of charge' from:

https://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/publication/your-urgent-referral-explained or by contacting:

Donna Reeve, CRUK Facilitator Manager for the East OF England via donna.reeve@cancer.org.uk  or 07979926403.

CCG Research Updates

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

  • Be a part of our Health Research Futures. Health Research Futures is a free, brand new, 4 week online course that explores a range of topics in clinical research, including the changing role of nurses, compassion and ethics, and the importance of patients. Described as a 'mini -MOOC' (Massive Open Online Course) the course is designed to prompt discussion and debate within the health and care workforce. Health Research Futures participation also awards four hours of continuing professional development certified by the NIHR CRN. To find out more and to enroll on the course visit the CRN Learn site here.
  • Why patients data matters. Patient data is central to the research funded and supported by the NIHR and we have many examples of how we use it. We are encouraging researchers to acknowledge their use of patient data with this citation developed by use My data - do encourage its use if you can.
  • Invitation to complete an online questionnaire for a research studyResearchers from the University of Sunderland are wishing to assess the views and experiences of GPs and GP practice staff as part of a research study focusing on the perceived impact of centralised dispensing and online pharmacy.  They are interested in your opinions and experiences of some of the issues you may have faced in relation to patients getting their medicines or appliances from different types of pharmacies, including distance-selling pharmacies that trade over the internet.   Findings will help to improve knowledge of key considerations in this area and will be fed back to the pharmaceutical services negotiating committee and other key organisations.  You do not need to have any expertise or specific knowledge in this area to complete the questionnaire.  You just need to have dealt with prescription or dispensing queries in some capacity within your practice.   Further information and a link to the questionnaire are available here. This should only take around 10 minutes to complete and your participation will help to ensure that a range of perspectives are included 

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

Partner news

NHS England

GP Forward View two years on

NHS England have produced a new national update setting out the progress made against the key commitments of the General Practice Forward View as at May 2018.

Highlights include additional investment, support for new ways of working, and the announcement of a new state-backed GP indemnity scheme.  

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Michelle Kemp, a consultant obstetrician at Addenbrookes Hospital with an interest in perinatal mental health, would like your views of training regarding perinatal mental health and would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete a short survey. Closing date is Friday 08 June. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XVGGNFY

Events & training

GP Cancer Masterclass - Cambridge - 21 June

Register for the next Macmillan sponsored GP Cancer Masterclass on Thursday 21 June here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gp-masterclasses-cambridge-tickets-43828452080?aff=es2

Upcoming Bronze Care Navigation Training Dates

19 June 2018
  • Times:9am to 12.30pm (AM) or 1pm to 4.30pm (PM)
  • Venue: Cornerstone Practice, Elwyn Road, March, PE15 9BF
  • No. of places: x20 per cohort (x40 total)
28 June 2018
  • Times:9am to 12.30pm (AM) or 1pm to 4.30pm (PM)
  • Venue: Bretton Medical Centre, Rightwell East Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8DT
  • No. of places: x20 per cohort (x40 total)

For full details please see the attached Care Navigation 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 date and time (AM or PM) of the session that they will be attending

Priority will be given to practices that have not yet been able to take advantage of this training opportunity.

Want to know more?

Visit our webpage to find out more about Care Navigation and how it can benefit your practice:



Living with and Beyond Cancer

The latest collaborative briefing from Macmillan and course information from Red Whale is available here which takes a closer look at Breast Cancer: Managing the Consequences of Treatment. 

In this pearl we pull together a number of resources to highlight the common concerns and issues that breast cancer survivors may experience. A recent BJGP review considered this (BJGP 2017;67:140) and highlighted the following key areas: 

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Bone health
  • Cardiovascular disease and cardiotoxicity of treatment
  • Psychological problems
  • Persistent pain
  • Lymphoedema.

Primary Care at Scale workshop

The CCG would like to invite all member practices to attend a Primary Care at Scale workshop:

Greater Peterborough

  • 25 June 2018 from 1pm to 3pm 
  • Lake Room, Kingsgate Conference Centre, PE1 4YT

Cambridge and Ely

  • 26 June 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
  • Conference Hall, Cambridge Professional Development Centre, CB2 9NL

Huntingdon and Fenland

  • 29 June 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
  • Room G93, Oak Tree Centre, Huntingdon, PE29 7HN

The meeting will outline the programme of support that has been commissioned using the Transformation Budget 2018/19 and will specifically discuss what practices will need to consider should they wish to formally merge or work collaboratively in the future. 

This initial meeting is for up to 2 people per practice to attend.  We propose a GP partner and practice manager.  If you cannot attend your local workshop then you can join one of the other sessions.

Please could you register for this event by emailing the name and email address of the attendees to the Primary Care inbox – capccg.primarycare@nhs.net

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