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GP News 23 November 2018

NHS England

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The IMMDS Review is investigating three medical interventions where patients have reported problems and suffered serious harm.

The Review wishes to ensure that any individual or family affected by these three interventions is aware of its work and has the opportunity to make contact or provide evidence.  It is therefore asking GP practices and community pharmacies to display the poster prominently for members of the public to see.  The poster is available in two forms – a print-sized version and an e-version.

For further information, please contact the IMMDS Review communications team at reviewcomms@luther.co.uk  or on 0207 618 9189.   



The Eastern AHSN has released the latest episode of #PrimaryCareTalks, a series of podcasts that explore innovation in primary care, hosted by Dr Hasan Chowhan.

The latest episode looks at the Next Generation GP programme. It focuses on innovative leadership training for early career GPs. Coming up next, Dr Sam Everington will discuss social prescribing.

You can download the podcasts here: www.eahsn.org/resources/primary-care-talks-podcasts

NHS Digital

More than half of patients who finished psychological therapy recovered in 2017-18

New statistics from NHS Digital reveal that a total of 50.8% of courses of treatment for anxiety and depression ended in a patient's recovery in 2017-18. To read the full report click here

Cambridgeshire County Council Road Safety Team

Are you ready for Winter?

Please find attached a flyer with advice on getting ready for driving in Winter conditions.

Met Office

Weather Ready Campaign

This week the Met Office launched their ‘Weather Ready’ Campaign. A poster is attached.

Leading Healthcare Awards

The Leading Healthcare Awards aim to celebrate some of the great work across health and care. There are 8 categories to choose from to enter the Awards before the entry deadline on 11 January 2018. All entries will be showcased through Leading Healthcare and our magazine.  The digital awards evening takes place 6th March from 7:00pm we will be live with our network!

For more information please see: http://www.leadinghealthcare.co.uk/773-2/

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

Job opportunity

Primary care Tissue Viability Nurse Educator x 2

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two registered nurses to join the Quality, Safety & Patient Experience Directorate at NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG on a secondment basis in the role of Primary Care Tissue Viability Nurse Educator. For more information please visit the page here. Closing date: 02/12/2018.

Diabetes Clinical reports – update for EMIS practices

The Primary Care Information Team have created a set of EMIS Web searches that are intended to be an internal practice support tool for the LES Diabetes contract. All searches will enable practices to manage their Diabetic patients against national and local requirements.

Following the email sent out to all EMIS Web practices on Wednesday 14 November 2018 with the subject title ‘Primary Care Information Team and I.T Clinical System Support’, we will happily with your consent log into your practice units and import them for you. Please contact the team using the email address CAPCCG.primarycareinformation@nhs.net if you would like to take advantage of the support of the team in importing these tools. Otherwise you can find these searches via the NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough searches folder and then under C&P GP practice group. The searches can be copied or export/import from the LES Diabetes folder and then pasted into your EMIS system. 

Diabetes Study Days 2019!

Following the success of the Hunts Diabetes Study Days, we are pleased to be in a position to offer FREE spaces at Study Days being organised in Cambridge and Peterborough by the diabetes specialist teams. There are 50 spaces available at each event, so we would encourage you to book as soon as possible.

  • The Peterborough Diabetes Study Day will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2019, The Fleet, Fletton, Peterborough.

  • The Cambridge Diabetes Study Day will take place on Wednesday 06 February, Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Trumpington.

Attendance at the events will also help to support practices achievement of the Diabetes LES. To book a space please contact Emma Sheldon, Diabetes Project Support Officer emma.sheldon@nhs.net   

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

  • Research Alerts: Implications of primary care research for GPs and commissioners In partnership with the University of Cambridge, the CPCCG R&D team has prepared a series of brief Research Alerts is for clinicians and healthcare commissioners. The Alerts will address key issues in primary care, based on comment, analysis and research from Primary Care Unit researchers. Research alerts will be posted throughout the year so do check back regularly.
  • What should GPs say to men asking for a PSA test for prostate cancer? RESEARCH ALERT: A recent BMJ article found that prostate cancer screening makes no difference to 10 year mortality. But patients will still come to GPs asking for a test. Professor Martin Roland’s BMYJ editorial looks at what GPs should say.
  • Is a low-salt diet beneficial for patients with heart failure?  Researchers at the University of Oxford have found limited evidence of any benefit for heart failure patients who follow a low-salt diet, despite many international guidelines recommending this. News from the National Institute for Health Research School of primary care research.

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

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

Macmillan Practice Nurse Course - Huntingdon - FREE

  • Partnership Room, Education Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital PE29 6NT

  • Thursday 21 February / Monday 29 April / Wednesday 26 June (must attend all 3 dates) 

  • No cost to the participant or practice, except for travel expenses.

  • 20 places available - first come, first served.

  • Full support of practice and a named GP colleague required.

  • If interested please complete the application form and return it along with a short supporting statement to anieszka.ferguson@nhs.net

  • Information attached for practice managers and GPs

NHS England

Regional Primary Care Digital Transformation Events

Cambridge University Hospitals

Practice Allergy for Primary Care Symposium

  • Friday 30 November 2018
  • Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL

  • Registration fee £30 (includes free parking, lunch, refreshments)              

Please see attached flyer, agenda and registration form

NHS East of England Eating Disorders Clinical Network

Annual Eating Disorders Conference

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GP News 23 November 2018