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GP News 16 November 2018

NHS England

30 day consultation on the draft service specification for adult critical care services.

Please see below the link to the NHS England 30 day consultation on the draft service specification for adult critical care services. The closing date for comments to NHS England is 8 December 2018. The latest draft version and associated documents can be found on the link below:


Reminder: Extraordinary Members' Event: 12 December

Please RSVP for a special member practice event focussed on antimicrobial prescribing. Antimicrobial Resistance is a national and worldwide threat and high priority within the CCG as we are one of the highest prescribers of broad spectrum antimicrobials in the country. We are lucky enough to have a national speaker attending, so please ensure a clinician from your practice attends. Please find a flyer attached for further information.

Please RSVP to capccg.Gateway@nhs.net

The meeting will be 12.30-3.00pm on 12 December at Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4NL. Directions are here: http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/visitor-information/directions-parking 

Learning Disability News

Please find the latest edition here. Includes:

  • How one young man went from severe anxiety to calmness and independence

  • LD Annual Health Check mid year figures
  • Who is eligible for the LD Annual Health Check…what we are getting wrong
  • GP - Hospital Interface

Prescribing Issue 46: World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Please find a link below to issue 46 of Think Medicines: Prescribing. In this edition:

  • Keep Antibiotics Working 
  • Take Care – Not Antibiotics 
  • Antibiotic Awareness Resources
  • What’s the Problem?
  • Pregabalin and Gabapentin 
  • Reminder - incident reporting 
  • Treating your infection (leaflet)

Prescribing Issue 46

Fraudulent Invoices - advice

Please be aware that there are fraudulent invoices circulating. If you are suspicious of an invoice:

  • DO NOT make any payments
  • Verify names, addresses and account details against current supplier lists, and revert to your usual supplier contacts.
  • Verify that goods have been ordered and received before making any payment.

If you need fraud related advice, you can contact the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.

Example of one of the fraudulent invoices

Reminder: Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) 2018/19

Please remember that your Data Security and Protection Toolkit for 2018/19 needs to be published by 31 March 2019. Currently, 59 of our member practices have registered on the new Toolkit, 49 of which have also completed their organisational profile.

The DSPT Start and Administrator Guides (attached below) provide an overview of the registration process; completing your organisational profile and Assertions through to publication of your Assessment. 

Registration is at: https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/Account/Register - your email address and a valid organisation code is required.  

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 that your Data Protection Registration has not expired.

The CCG's IG Team will run regular uptake reports until the end of March 2019.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Start guide (all users)

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Administrator guide

Please contact the CCG’s IG team if you have any questions: CAPCCG.Infogov@nhs.net or 01223 7254451.

Reminder: 2ww Lung Referrals

There have recently been a number of referrals on a lung 2ww pathway without a recent CXR. Please see the attached letter here for further information. 

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

  • University of Cambridge Post-Stroke Fatigue Study- Recruitment Centres Needed- Post-stroke fatigue rarely frequents national and international guidelines, yet as you will know is a problem which the majority of stroke survivors encounter at some point on their journey. To inform the literature and work towards better evidence-based care we must learn more about the patient perspective. A researcher is looking for Participant Identification Centres in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region to help meet the research aims. Get in touch with Chief Investigator Karen Thomas now: kt439@medschl.cam.ac.uk 07539015570

  • Oral steroids do not help hearing for children with glue ear- Oral steroids do not improve hearing, symptoms, or quality of life in children with glue ear. This NIHR-funded trial compared oral steroids with placebo for 389 children with glue ear, also called otitis media with effusion, and found no significant effect on those outcomes.

  • NIHR making a difference -The NIHR have developed a great new website which clearly illustrates how the efforts made by our teams around the region and across the country have had an impact. Find out how we’re 'Making a difference' to people’s lives by reading our latest research stories on the Making a Difference website here. Keep an eye out for new stories and follow #NIHRmakingadifference on Twitter.

  • Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms- Cambridge researchers have developed a new ‘brain training’ app which could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, typically including excessive handwashing and contamination fears. In study published in the journal Scientific Reports, Baland Jalal and Professor Barbara Sahakian from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge show how just one week of training can lead to significant improvements. The intervention, which can be delivered through a smartphone app, involves patients watching videos of themselves washing their hands or touching fake contaminated surfaces. Ninety-three healthy people who had indicated strong contamination fears as measured by high scores on the ‘Padua Inventory Contamination Fear Subscale’ participated in the study.

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

GP Masterclass

Palliative and End of Life Care and Prescribing for the Cancer Patient

Please find below the details for the forthcoming Cancer Masterclass on 27 November, brought to you by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG in co-ordination with Macmillan, and presented by the Clinical Team at Arthur Rank Hospice. 

This Masterclass is expected to be popular and seats will be reserved on a first come basis. If you are not associated with any Practice and wish to register your place, then please email Agnieszka.ferguson@nhs.net .

Please note: Macmillan is charged if you register to attend and don't turn up at the event.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Eating Disorders: The Role of GPs in Collaborative Working

  • Overview of Eating Disorders

  • NICE Guidelines 

  • Referring A Patient

  • Medical complications and Challenges to Engagement and Treatment

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018 Time: 1-3pm (lunch included). Boroughbury Medical Centre, Craig Street, Peterborough, PE1 2EJ. There is parking on site.

Please confirm your attendance by email to mandy.scott1@nhs.net

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Medical Education

Our final lecture for the year will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 12:45 – 13:45 in the Lecture Theatre, Learning Centre, 4th Floor, Peterborough City Hospital.

This will be presented by:

  • Dr Karen Sheares, MA PHD FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician from The National Pulmonary Hypertension Service at Royal Papworth Hospital.  
  • Dr Shearers will be speaking on “Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension – an update”

There will be a cold buffet available from 12:30 in the waiting area of the Learning Centre and all are welcome to attend. We do hope you will be able to attend.  General enquiries: nwangliaft.pgmcadmin@nhs.net

Health Education England

Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management - 50% bursary available

Looking to develop the skills to manage primary care at scale?

There are still some places left for February 2019 intake for the NAPC’s Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management. Some bursaries are available including 50% bursary funding for candidates within Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) for February 2019 only. The diploma is designed for practice and business managers who are becoming responsible for running primary care at scale, for example, as a primary care home or other primary care network. For more information please visit here.

Macmillan Cancer Support Team

Health and Wellbeing Event - patient event

CUH Macmillan Cancer Support Team are organising a Health and Wellbeing Event for people affected by cancer on 2nd February 2018 at the Deakin Centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. 

Health and Wellbeing Event Leaflet.pdf 

Health and Wellbeing Event Poster 2018.pdf

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GP News 15 November 2018