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GP News - 22 March 2018

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GDPR - are you ready?

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018. There are certain steps you should be taking now, you can find information about  what you need to do on the website here

There is support available for small business so if you need any assistance please use this help to ensure you are prepared for the new regulations, details of this can also be found on the website here.

Survey: Patient experience through cancer care journey

Stuti Mukherjee & Oliver Stovin, Joint GP Clinical Lead for Cancer & Macmillan GP, would be grateful if you could complete their survey with 2 simple questions  http://survey.sqw.co.uk/s/GeneralPractitioner/.  It will genuinely only take 60 seconds.

It is part of ongoing work to improve the patient experience during a patient's cancer care journey.  The project gives cancer patients access to information and services, without creating additional pressures on Primary care. 

The survey will remain open until 30 March. Participation is voluntary and we will not identify you in any reporting.

Thank you in anticipation of your help.

CCG Research Updates

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

  • Project Role Opportunity: IT Lead for CRN Primary Care National Specialty Group. The IT subgroup is working hard on a number of IT-related issues within primary care - including IT developments broadly related to CRN engagement with studies in primary care. Suitable candidates will have experience of working within primary care, research experience, and strong IT skills - including knowledge of primary care IT systems. Follow link to find out more or apply.
  • Obesity: Research Has Never Matter More. One in four people in the UK suffer with obesity, with 3.6% of women and 1.8% of men severely obese, yet fewer than 7,000 patients have weight-loss surgery on the NHS each year, when the number entitled exceeds a million. Across a large part of the country weight loss services are not getting commissioned due to a lack of evidence showing their clinical and cost-effectiveness. The road to life saving stomach surgery for some obese patients is blocked – research can help us clear a path.
  • 1 in 10 Stroke Survivors Need More Help with Taking Medication. According to the Stroke Associations, as many as 4 in 10 people who have had a stroke, go on to have another one within ten years which means it is vital they take medicine daily to lower their risk. However more than half of respondents needed help taking medication as well as around 1 in 10 respondents needing more help taking their medicine. As a result, 35% of respondents said they had missed taking medicine in the previous 30 days.
  • Group-based interventions may help teenagers stop smoking. A review of tobacco cessation interventions found most interventions to be ineffective for young people. In contrast, about a third more of those taking part in group counselling quit smoking compared with controls.  

The R&D team is located on the fourth floor of Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about the weekly research updates please contact Emma Giles on emma.giles3@nhs.netYou can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1   

Partner News

NHS England

NHS Improvement workshops: improving safety through better spoken communication between NHS staff

These workshops are in support of the programme NHS Improvement is leading around the safe spoken communication of critical information between clinical staff and with patients, families and carers.

Workshops will be held in London on 6 April and in Leeds on 19 April. Places are limited so please book by 23 March for London and 5 April for Leeds.

For any enquiries please contact nhsi.events@nhs.net. More information on the events, including how to book, are available here.  

Events and Training   

NHS England and Suffolk and North East Essex CEPN

  • This is a free event
  • Wednesday 11 April 2018
  • 09.00 to 15.30
  • The Rowley Mile, Newmarket CB8 0TF
  • Details are on the attached flyer


RCGP East Anglia Faculaty Upcoming Events

Please see the attached flyer for details of the upcoming events being run by RCGP East Anglia.

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