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GP News - 20 April 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. 

Register now: Time for Care Engagement Event

Date: 12 June 2018
Time: 12.30pm to 3.45pm
Venue:  TBC, Huntingdon Area
Bookings: https://time-for-care-engagement-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

Register now for your chance to attend this FREE event! The session will give you an overview of the 10 High Impact Actions which aim to help practices to improve workload and work smarter. You will hear from the NHS England General Practice Development Team and have a chance to hear about case studies from across the country and to ask questions.

If you would like to attend, please complete the online booking - https://time-for-care-engagement-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

East Anglia Faculty RCGP Annual Practice Team Awards 2018

Please find attached details of this year’s 2018 Practice Team Awards:

  • GP Award
  • Practice Nurse Award
  • Practice Manager Award
  • Practice Team Award

The closing date for nominations is Friday 10 August 2018 and the Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday 11 September at the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket.

Reminder: Post CCT GP Fellowships Programme 2018/19 - deadline today: Friday 20 April 2018

We are pleased to announce our plans to launch our Post CCT GP Fellowship Programme for 2018/19.  This programme is being developed in collaboration with Health Education England – East of England and the local Acute and Community Trusts.  Our aim is to promote workforce opportunities for newly qualified GPs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

Request for Expressions of Interest from GP Practices

A summary of the proposal and scheme details can be found in the attached proforma for your reference.  Further scheme materials will be shared in due course.

If you would be interested in participating in this programme and hosting a Post CCT GP Fellow in your practice, please complete the proforma above and return to fiona.holloway-parks@nhs.net by COP today, Friday 20 April 2018.

GP Nurse Recruitment 

There was a technical issue with the link to the RTN Expression of Interest form in last week's GP News. 

This issue has now been rectified. The link to the RTN Expression of Interest Form is here

Please return your completed form to CAPCCG.CPDPrimaryCare@nhs.net

International GP Recruitment update

Following the presentation given by Gary Howsam at the last CCG members meeting, please see the attached update, which outlines the work we are doing with NHS England and Health Education England and timelines for the year ahead.

The Diabetes Education Programme

CDEP is a competency-based online diabetes learning tool that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. A variety of diabetes specific topics are available which currently amounts to 30 hours of diabetes study time. New content is developed on an ongoing basis and is launched once it have been rigorously tested. Read more on their website.

We have agreed to fund access for clinicians working in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - just register using the code CAMBSPBOROCCG. For more support please contact: candice.ward@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

GP practice process for reporting disruption of services

Following recent queries from GP Practices, we thought it would be helpful to clarify the process GP practices should take, should there be any unexpected disruption to services which will effect patients accessing the practice either in person or via the telephone.

In the event of an emergency situation, Practices should refer to their business continuity plans and are required to notify the commissioner by e-mailing the NHS England local team at england.gpeast@nhs.net in the first instance and cc in the CCG primary care team capccg.primarycare@nhs.net so relevant stakeholders can be notified accordingly.

Safeguarding children survey

As you may know, the Local Safeguarding Children Board has undertaken some focused work around child neglect. This has included the development of Neglect strategies, resources for professionals and bespoke neglect training. 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board are currently undertaking some follow up work  around neglect to assess the impact that it has had on practice.  

We would be grateful if you could circulate and complete this survey. It should take a maximum of 2-3 minutes to complete.

Vacancy: Named Nurse Safeguarding Primary Care

A great opportunity has arisen for Nurses with Safeguarding experience to come and join the CCG Safeguarding Team and support Primary Care to continue to strengthen their engagement for vulnerable adults and children. There are two posts (one adult and one child – look at JD and PS links for both Job Descriptions). 

Applications and more information can be found on NHS Jobs.

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 request the support of your Practice through completing a Significant Event Analysis (SEA), and request to complete and share the attached dataset for submitting a hypothetical scenario of a cancer diagnosis following presentation as an emergency to secondary care.

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.

Dementia Update - read the latest news!

We have produced an update from our dementia team to give you everything you need to know from across the region. Read it here.

CCG Research Updates

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

  • Drinking More Than Five Pints a Week Could Shorten Your Life, Study Finds. The study compared the health and drinking habits of over 600,000 people in 19 countries and found the upper safe limit of drinking was 12.5 units per week which equates to 5 pints of beers or 5 medium glasses of wine. Drinking above this limit was linked with lower life expectancy.

    Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research. In this free online course you will explore clinical research – its challenges and its huge benefits to modern healthcare. You will work through case studies and examine how research contributes to the treatment of major diseases, such as cancer and dementia, examining the process of conducting research and the ethical questions raised. You will learn how members of a research team, academics and participants in clinical research all contribute to this process of discovery.

    Self-Care Support for Children with Long-Term Conditions May Reduce Emergency CostsA NIHR review had found that structured professional help with managing long-term conditions such as asthma may reduce their need for emergency care and is unlikely to reduce their quality of life.

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

PSHFT: Breast prosthesis in Peterborough

Please note that all Referrals or Fitting requests for breast prosthesis are to go through Woman’s Health Ward, contact information as below.

Breast Prosthesis contact details:

  • Peterborough City Hospital Breast Prosthesis fitting Service
  • Woman’s Health Ward (1WH) First Floor
  • 01733 677452 Answerphone
  • Clinics weekly on Thursdays

 Can we please request that you do not send ‘Inappropriate Prosthesis Referrals’ through the Electronic Bookings System and book to the 30 Recon Slots?  This is having an impact on appropriate, urgent referrals that need these Recon Slots.   Thank you for your co-operation.

NHS70 - Windrush Awards

As part of plans to mark the NHS’s 70th, the #Windrush70 Awards have been launched to celebrate the diversity and contributions of BME staff. For background on Windrush, click here

Events and Training

Training clinical pharmacists to better manage Diabetes in GP Practices

  • Tuesday 19th June 2018
  • Huntingdon Marriott,  Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Kingfisher Way, Huntingdon PE29 6FL

This interactive workshop is bought to you by the i2i Network, and will combine expert speakers and sharing of best practice by our clinical pharmacist facilitators who are conducting Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus related services in their own practices. The workshop will focus on ‘insight’ in the morning and on ‘implementation’ the afternoon. The day has been structured to allow plenty of networking time and activities.

Find out more here.

Masterclass: Demystifying Paediatric Allergy - for GPs

3rd Bedford Diabetes Study Day

  • Thursday 5 July 2018

  • Bedford hospital

  • £60 cost

Following the success of previous two Study Days, we are pleased to invite you to attend 3rd Bedford Diabetes Study Day. This one-day medical education meeting will again bring together a notable faculty of diabetes experts from Bedford and beyond. For more information and booking, visit the website.

Places at the event are limited and cost £60 per delegate (including lunch and refreshments) and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness

  • 09:30 – 16:00, Thursday 17 May 2018
  • Leicester Tigers, Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7TR
  • NHS England
  • Free to attend

As part of the National Mental Health Week, The Mental Health Clinical Networks (Midlands and East), in partnership with The National Adult Mental Health Team , are delighted to be hosting an event focussing on Improving the Physical Health of people with Severe Mental Illness.

Book now online.

The event intends to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear about the recently published national guidance, what this means to primary care, key learning from work in acute mental health services, and well as relevant patient stories and case studies. There will also be the opportunity for STP based workshops in the afternoon.

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