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GP News - 19 January 2018

Update on GPFV meeting

Dear all

I just wanted to give you a short update on our GPFV Delivery and Engagement Group meeting on Wednesday.

The Group includes practice federation representatives, LMC, CCG and STP (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership) colleagues. We meet monthly to oversee delivery against our ambitions set out in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GPFV strategy.

The main item on the agenda yesterday was how primary care can be more involved in the STP work and there was a good, robust discussion about this. There is strong recognition from senior colleagues across the local health and care system that primary care is absolutely central to success of this partnership working, and they have asked for General Practice representation at both the STP Health and Care Executive and the STP Board. The GPFV Group discussed how Primary Care interests and views could best be represented at these meetings and agreed to work up a proposal. 

Following the Time for Care showcase event in November we have had an additional 40 practices coming forward wishing to be involved in the next phases, we will keep practices up to date with this.

On workforce, a Practice Nurse workforce strategy has been developed, and we have submitted a further bid for GP international recruitment, our total bid is now for 115 GPs to be recruited into our patch.

We also had an update on PRISM which is now running in all surgeries across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Initial feedback shows the service is working well, but with some areas for development or clarification going forward.

The group is working hard to make sure that the resource opportunities that are being made available by NHSE through the GPFV are  identified and communicated to practices so that we can take full advantage of them.

If you would like to know more about our GPFV ambitions or the STP please do not hesitate to contact me capccg.chair@nhs.net

Best wishes

Dr Gary Howsam
Chair and Chief Clinical Officer​

Message from Dr Melanie D'Souza

Thank you to those who contributed views on treatment services for alcohol and drug misuse. Your feedback is informing the current re-commissioning of the service.

There are two events next Friday 26 January which may be of interest:

  • Inclusion have a ‘Recovery Celebration’ event  from 10:30-14:30 at the Guildhall in Cambridge city showcasing their work across the county. Should you be free, you are warmly invited to drop in for a coffee and look around.      

  • Training in Adult Safeguarding at Holiday Inn, Impington  at 13:00-17:00
    This is free. There are future dates in other parts of the county.

With Dry January in mind, attached are:

  1. Alcohol Harm Reduction Cheat Sheet. Practical advice to give to patients (bar advice about supplements http://hams.cc/hr/

  2. Posters for Alcoholics Anonymous

With best wishes

Melanie D'Souza
GP advisor on Drug & Alcohol Misuse to Cambridgeshire County Council

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Sheila Bremner has taken on the role of Accountable Officer of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. Please see attached letter.

For action: GP Information Governance Toolkit (Version 14.1) 2017/18

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

So far, 46% 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. Attached is a guide on how to complete the process through to publication.

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 hadthe 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.

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

For action: Updated Safeguarding Children SystmOne Guide

Please find attached an updated How to guide explaining the changes to the Safeguarding Children SystmOne template. 

Safeguarding conference: 6 March 2018

Details of a safeguarding conference being run on 6 March 2018 can be downloaded from this page. To book a place please email capccg.safeguardingchildren@nhs.net by 23 February 2018.

For information: CQC Area Reviews of health and social care

Following the budget announcement of additional funding for adult social care, CQC has been requested by the Secretary of State for Health to undertake a programme of targeted reviews in local authority areas.  Below is a summary - please refer to the attached briefing for more detailed information.

These reviews will focus on how services meet people’s needs and how care providers work together. For example:

  • Are older people supported to stay well and to continue to live in their home?

  • What happens when someone needs more care, for example, they need to go to hospital?

  • Are they supported either to return home safely, or to move somewhere new that meets their needs?

The reviews will look specifically at how people move between health and social care, including delayed transfers of care, with a particular focus on people over 65 years old and what improvements could be made. The reviews will be system-wide and will look at services such as:

  • NHS hospitals

  • NHS community services

  • Ambulance services

  • GP practices

  • Care Homes

  • Residential Care Services

 20 areas will be reviewed by the CQC in the first two tranches (expected to be completed by April 2018). These areas are: Oxfordshire, Birmingham, East Sussex, York, Coventry, Plymouth, Hartlepool, Bracknell Forest, Manchester, Halton, Trafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Bradford, Cumbria, Hampshire, Liverpool, Northamptonshire, Sheffield, Stockport, Wiltshire.

Following each review, a local system report will be published on CQC's website. CQC have published a report on their interim findings from reviews undertaken to date. The report is available here. Attached here is a CQC Area Review Briefing (January 2018).

CCG Constitution

The CCG Constitution has been updated and the latest version (version 9) is available on the CCG website here.

CCG Research Updates

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

The R&D team is  located at Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about our 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

Patient Group Directions (PGD)

NHS England

The current pneumococcal PGD for the administration of pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (13-valent, adsorbed)(PCV) for children from 8 weeks to under 2 years of age that your practice is using will expire on 31 January 2018.

The attached ‘Notice of extension of PGD validity has been authorised to allow you to continue to use the PHE PCV13 PGD.  This will remain in place until such time as an updated PGD v2 is issued, or for 1 year to 31 January 2019, whichever is soonest.

Please can you ensure your practice nurses are aware of this and that this extension is stored with the PGD itself.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

in conjunction with the Clinical Society

invites you to the first ever NWAFT Burns Supper and Ceilidh

  • Thursday 25 January 2018 19:00 - Midnight    

  • The Haycock Hotel, Wansford, near Peterborough

  • A good chance for some informal networking with NWAFT colleagues.

  • Please see attached Menu and Burns Night poster.

Royal College of GPs

The RCGP has recently created an animation on personalised care for GPs and patients, watch it here: A Personalised Care Approach for People with Long Term Conditions: a Changing GP Approach

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP

Fit for the Future - STP Implementation Briefing No 6 - December 2017 is available here.

Events and Training  

New online resource for GPs 

The presentation and management of neuromuscular conditions in primary care

Please see attached correspondence from Daniel Zeichner MP regarding a new online course for GPs which has been launched by Muscular Dystrophy UK and the Royal College of GPs.

The module, which is hosted on the RCGPs e-learning training website, takes an hours to complete and is worth 1 accredited continued professional development point.

You can access the course on the RCGP website under Neuromuscular Disorders here  

Recovery Celebration event

Organised by Inclusion
  • Friday 26 January 2018
  • 10:30 - 14:30
  • The Guildhall, Cambridge
  • Feel free to drop in for a coffee and look around.    

Health Education England / RCGP  East Anglia Faculty / UEA GPSoC

Medical Student Conference 2018 - Exploring GP Careers
  • 24 February 2018
  • Julian Study Centre, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ
  • 09:15 - 16:15
  • Free to Medical Students, GPs also welcome.
  • Please note: you must book online to attend.
  • Flyer attached.

CHUMS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough service launch event

  • Thursday, 1 February 2018 from 16:30 to 18:30

  • The Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, Saint Ives PE27 6WU

Please RSVP here

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