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GP News 12 October 2018

CPFT launches staff consultation into Neighbourhood Team structures

Following feedback from system partners, GPs and community staff at an event on the 18 September, a staff consultation has launched at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust to review management structures within the neighbourhood teams, out-of-hours nursing and MDT co-ordinators. Details of the consultation can be found here:
http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/neighbourhood-teams.htm This forms part of the Trust's plans to review how the teams are better supported in managing increasing demand for services and financial challenges. 

NHS England

NHS to prioritise doctors’ mental health

NHS chief Simon Stevens today announced a new mental health support scheme to cover all doctors working in the NHS. Speaking at a conference on ‘Wounded Healers’, Simon Stevens announced national funding for a new scheme for all NHS doctors in England, covering approximately 110,000 more doctors, in addition to those already supported. Read the full press release here.

NHS Digital

New interactive online data tool provides easier access to mental health statistics

National mental health statistics that shed new light on care and treatment for patients are now available at the click of a mouse thanks to the latest interactive data hub created by NHS Digital.

The online hub, formally launched on World Mental Health Day tomorrow, enables healthcare workers, patients, carers, charities and researchers to find the information most relevant to them at their fingertips. The Mental Health Data Hub includes published official figures for England from NHS Digital’s datasets. To read the news release in full click here. The Mental Health Data Hub can be found here

Members' Meeting - Tuesday 16 October

Please find attached the agenda for the Members’ meeting at Wood Green on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

If you haven’t already let us know whether or not you’ll be attending please let us know at capccg.gateway@nhs.net.

Next Generation GP - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Please see the attached flyer for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Next Generation GP event. The sessions will be held on:

  • Thursday 29 November
  • Thursday 13 December
  • Monday 21 January
  • Friday 15 February
  • Thursday 21 March

Applicants are invited to submit a brief expression of interest outlining their motivation. The person specification can be found here and the application form can be found here. Participants must commit to attending at least 4 out of 5 of the sessions to ensure maximum benefit from the programme.

Applications close on Sunday 28 October. If you have any questions please email: nextgencandp@gmail.com or see our FAQs at http://bit.ly/NExtGGP

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

  • A newly formed NIHR SPCR Organisation and Delivery of Primary Care working group. The group seeks Patient Research Experience Survey Results for Primary Care- The Patient Research Experience Survey (PRES) for the Primary Care study, HEAT, are now available. 505 participants taking part in the study, which aims to prevent ulcer bleeding in Aspirin users, completed the questionnaire which asked about their experience of taking part in research. The results of the PRES were overwhelmingly positive and show that staff communicated well with patients.
  • MedTech FUTURES Conference Hosted by Science Writer and Broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE the conference will include keynote addresses from clinical entrepreneurs and senior leaders within healthcare and industry speakers from emerging tech areas such as AI, robotics and 3D printing.A must attend event Health Enterprise East (HEE) are pleased to welcome you on Wednesday 31st October from 9:00am - 4:30pm at the Wellcome Trust, Genome Campus,  Hinxton, Cambridge.
  • Member of the CCG Research team shortlisted for Regional Clinical Research Network Award. Alexander Phillips was nominated for the Unsung Hero award by colleagues at Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern Celebration Awards ceremony was held on Thursday 4 October in Norwich.  

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 | Care Navigation Training Dates

To date the CCG has successfully supported 272 care navigation training sessions at Bronze, Silver and Gold level to staff from 78 practices!

Please see details of the next, and last, opportunity to attend the Bronze and Gold Care Navigation Training as part of the current funded programme. 

If you have not yet taken up this training opportunity then we would highly encourage you to sign your staff up.

Bronze Level Care Navigation | Active Signposting

  • Aim: To help patients decide on the most appropriate signposting option
  • 24 January 2019
  • 9am to 12.30pm (am) or 1pm to 4.30pm (pm)
  • Room S15 | Oak Tree Centre | Huntingdon | PE29 7HN
  • No. of places: x20 per cohort (x40 total)
  • Eligibility: Open to all staff whose role involves signposting patients to appropriate care

Gold Level Care Navigation | Champions of Care Navigation

  • 07 March 2019
  • 9am to 12.30pm (AM) or 1pm to 4.30pm (PM)
  • Civic Suite | Ground Floor | Pathfinder House | Huntingdon | PE29 3TN
  • No. of places: x20 per cohort (x40 total)
  • Eligibility: Delegates must have attended at least Bronze or Silver Level Care Navigation training
  • 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 level of training
  • The time (AM or PM) of the session that they will be attending

Please note: Delegates MUST have attended at least Bronze or Silver Level Care Navigation to attend the 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/

Managing Cancer as a long term condition


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG have joined up with Macmillan in order to provide some Cancer training for Practice Nurses.

We have attached some information from Macmillan on what the course would involve and how much time would be required, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG have agreed to fund 50% of back pay costs to help allow Practice Nurses to attend these sessions to enhance their skills and add further value to the Practice.

If you are interested in the Practice Nurse training course please let us know by e-mailing Agi on agnieszka.ferguson@nhs.net

Locations of the events have yet to be decided and will be predicated by those Practices registering their interest in the course. 

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GP News 12 October 2018