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GP News 21 September 2018

NHS England

Monkey Pox

Monkeypox is a rare but serious viral infection. It is spread when a person comes into close contact with an infected animal (most commonly a rodent), an infected person, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if breaks are not visible), the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). Please see attached NHS 111 planning document for more detail.   


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Primary care networks: invitation to attend a series of regional events

NHS England is hosting a series of regional events focusing on the benefits, impacts and development of primary care networks. The events are aimed at a wide range of audiences, including general practice, wider primary care, commissioning and the voluntary sector, and will provide examples of how existing primary care networks are benefiting patients and staff. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to consider the development of a support package for primary care networks. For further information visit NHS England website.

Midlands and East event dates:

New e-module for Speaking Up in primary care

A new e-learning module for speaking up is now available for all staff working within primary care. The session covers what speaking up about a concern means, why it matters, and will help learners understand how they can do this. The e-learning module was developed by Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work, working in partnership with NHS England and the National Guardian’s Office. The e-learning module can be accessed through e-learning for Health (e-LfH) portal. Please note that registration with e-LfH is required to access this module.

Spire Cambridge Lead Hospital

Receiving Electronic Discharge Summaries

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital can now send discharge summaries to Docman, EMIS and TPP SystmOne GP Practices.

If your Practice already uses Docman or uses EMIS, there is no action for you to take in order to receive electronic discharge summaries from Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. However, if you are a GP practice using TPP SystmOne you will need to follow four simple steps in order to receive electronic summaries from the hospital. Please see attached word document for instructions.

If you have any questions about any of the above please contact the Spire Healthcare team on transferofcare@spirehealthcare.com

GP Fellowships 2018/19 - apply now!

Following the successful recruitment of 3 GP Fellows to the region, we are pleased to announce our plans to launch a second round of recruitment for the Post CCT GP Fellowship Programme for 2018/19.  Recruitment will officially launch in October 18 with a planned placement start date of February 2019.

This programme has been 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.

Fellowship Offer

For full details on the National HEE Programme offer and our local brochure (as of Jun 18), please see the attached resources for your reference (Fellowship Manual Post CCT Fellowship FAQ Post CCT Fellowship Information Pack). Please note that we have a local variation to the programme offer outlined on Page 3 of both HEE documents.  We are offering:

  • 60% (Up to 6sessions p/w) in General Practice
  • 20%(Up to 2sessions p/w) in chosen Speciality
  • 20% (Up to 2 sessions p/w) of Education and private study

As part of this local variation, we are also offering flexible placement options – GP Fellow, Educational GP Fellow and Portfolio GP Fellow.

Request for Expressions of Interest and Practice Profile

If you would be interested in participating with this programme and hosting a Post CCT GP Fellow in your practice then please:

  • Complete the ‘Expression of Interest’ form (attached)
  • Submit a short GP Practice profile for our GP Fellowship Brochure (please see past brochure attached for inspiration - p13-24)

Please send your responses to the Primary Care inbox - capccg.primarycare@nhs.net – by COP Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Safeguarding Children Briefing

Please find attached the September 2018 edition of the quarterly GP and Independent Contractors Safeguarding Children Briefing.

Referring into Weight Management Services

The Cambridgeshire Integrated Lifestyle provider is Everyone Health and the provider for Peterborough Integrated Lifestyle provider is Solutions4Health. The attached a document details the referral pathway, criteria for accessing Weight Management Services, as well as contact details for each of the providers.

Reminder - Job Opportunity: 

NHS Diabetes Prevention Nurse Lead - closing date 28 September

The Nurse Lead for NHS DPP will provide clinical input and will help to support practice engagement to increase the number of referrals made into the programme. They will act as a point of contact for colleagues working in primary care.

To apply for the role please use the attached Expression of Interest Form and email to the CCG HR Team at Recruitment capccg.recruitment@nhs.netPlease also see attached Advert and Job Description/Person Spec.

The closing date for expressions of interest to be returned is 5pm on 28th September 2018. 

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

  • UK at the forefront of Cystic Fibrosis Research The NIHR Clinical Research Network Respiratory Disorders specialty has seen an increase of more than 100% in cystic fibrosis trials entered onto the NIHR CRN Portfolio in the last five years. Read more
  • The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research invites you to: attend a lecture on Patient and Public involvement in Research on Progress and Challenges, with the guest speaker Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in primary health care and trained as a GP. REGISTER NOW »
  • Health Enterprise East Innovation Voucher CompetitionAfter the fantastic success of previous calls, Health Enterprise East Innovation have announced that their Voucher Competition open to all colleagues at our Member Trusts. With a focus on Medical Technology and open until 5:00pm Friday 28th September 2018 colleagues can put their ideas forward and have the chance of winning Innovation Vouchers up to the value of £5,000, to help progress their innovative idea. 

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

Social Prescribing Conference

East of England Social Prescribing Network would like to invite you to the next Social Prescribing Conference being held in Stansted on the 03 October 2018.

This is a free event for anyone who wants to be involved in shaping the future of Social Prescribing.

Following successful social prescribing network conferences held last year there has been a growing movement across the region to position social prescribing as a cornerstone for creating good health and wellbeing.

The event will be of interest to clinical commissioning groups, public health, voluntary and community organisations, local authorities, general practitioners, academics, community groups, community organisers and other key stakeholders.

It would be great if you could attend (or send a representative), please use this link to register.

There will be a limited number of tickets so please book your space as soon as possible – previous events have been extremely popular and spaces have filled quickly!

  • If you have any problems registering please let me know.
  • Look forward to hopefully seeing you on the 3rd October!
  • Please note that this conference is funded by NHS England and GSK have kindly sponsored the catering.        

GP online services workshops - NHS England/RCGP

RCGP has teamed up with NHS England to run workshops to show how to use GP online services as part of a person-centred approach to care that empowers patients and carers.

The events will use clinical exemplars (diabetes, dementia, inflammatory arthritis, end of life care) to show how records access can help patients and/or their carers to take greater management of their long-term conditions. 

There will also be practical examples of how GP online services have been used to support forward planning and how it can be used in your practice.

To register: 10 October, Manchester and 23 October, Birmingham

Next Generation GP London 2018/19

  • Next Generation GP is for GP trainees and early career GPs.
  • Fully-funded programme seeks to inspire emerging future leaders in general practice and the programme consists of 6 evening event from October 2018 to April 2019, based in central London.
  • Please see attached advert for further information.

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GP News 21 September 2018