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GP News - 25 May 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. 


A new video has been launched to promote Advice and Guidance for the CCG, it features Ros Campbell, a New Queen Street GP and senior medical secretary, and a Peterborough City Hospital consultant, it can be found here.

Vacancy: GP Nurse Workforce Lead

4.0 sessions per week, fixed term to 31 March 2020

Ensuring we have sustainable health care is at the heart of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Sustainability and Transformation Programme (STP) for the current and future health and care system.  We are looking to appoint a GP Nurse Lead to support Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG focus on quality in the delivery of primary care services and the development and successful implementation of the NHS England GP Nurse 10 Point Plan.

The role will include leading on the following:

  • Increasing the number of GP Nurses and Educators
  • Ensuring the future supply of GP Nurses, and HCAs, through a number of planned local and national initiatives.
  • Supporting a ´Grow Your Own´ strategy, by supporting GP Nurses and HCAs to have access to education and training career pathways
  • Appointment of GP Nurse Tutors to support delivery of the GP Nurse Workforce Strategy
  • Establishing a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GP Nurse/HCA network
  • Increasing student GP Nurse placements
  • Ensuring all GP Nurses have access to training, (to include mandatory training)
  • Providing professional leadership for nurses and HCAs working in primary care including ensuring professional standards and the responsibilities of GPs as employers are met eg. education and training are in place. 

Please see attached Job Description and Person Spec and advert for further information.

2ww Urology Referral

There has been an exceptional and sustained increase in prostate 2ww referrals recently. The guidance for these referrals is already on the 2ww forms. Both CUH and NWAFT have requested to be able to reject referrals where the appropriate tests have not been carried out. In particular, patients with a single raised PSA and a normal DRE require exclusion of an infection and repeat PSA 6 weeks later if infection confirmed and treated. In addition, those patients with no symptoms and a PSA below 10 require a repeat PSA after 4 weeks. 

Read the attached letter here (also sent out directly from the CAPCCG Gateway).

May bank holiday communications toolkit

The CCG has produced a simple communications toolkit to help GP practices raise awareness of alternative services available over the bank holiday weekends.  This includes website copy, videos and suggested social media activity. You can access this on the Healthcare professionals’ area of the CCG website HERE.

If you would like any further information or guidance on how to use any of these resources within your practice please contact the CCG communications team at capccg.contact@nhs.net We would also welcome any feedback on any of the communication toolkits (are they useful?  What else could it include?) so we can ensure the content is relevant and of use.

Reminder: 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.

Learning Disability Team Newsletter

Attached is the latest issue of the CCG's LD Team newsletter. In this edition:

  • Transforming Care Programme - what does it mean for your patients?
  • STOMP - Stop Over Medicating People with Learning Disability
  • LD Annual Health Checks

Also attached is details of LD Champion Training - up-skill your PN/ANP to do the health check for your patients.

Best wishes from the Learning Disabilities Team!

CCG Research Updates

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

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

Partner news

NHS England

General Practice Awards 2018: General Practice Forward View award categories now open for applications

Applications are now open for the General Practice Awards. NHS England is sponsoring two awards celebrating the hard work and creativity of practices - the ‘Managing workload and improving access’ and ‘Collaboration with patients and other providers’ awards . Applications close on 22 June 2018. The award ceremony will be held in London this November.

Physician Associates in primary care

A range of resources about the role and impact of Physician Associations in primary care are available at the Faculty of Physician Associates website including:

Further information, FAQs and local contacts are also available: www.fparcp.co.uk/employers/pas-in-general-practice.

“Building a sepsis-aware system around general practice”, London, 3 July 2018

The Royal College of GPs and Health Education England are hosting a one-day workshop on sepsis. The workshop will focus on the impact and relevance of sepsis to primary care and explore the challenges for clinicians, GPs and their practices and services. Attendees will explore the benefits and limitations of National Early Warning Scores (NEWS) and understand the challenges for general practice as part of a sepsis aware system.  

Healthy Peterborough - Peterborough City Council

Peterborough City Council have commissioned the free Let's Get Moving programme to which patients who are inactive and/or living with a long term condition can be referred. Please see attached:

Referrals can be emailed over to healthy.peterborough@nhs.net 

Events and Training

Free Training on Eating Disorders 

  • 11th of June 2018 18:30hrs to 21:30hrs  
  • Food and beverages will be provided.
  • The Chimneys, Bury St Edmunds
  • Further information is available in the attached poster 

Doppler Assessment Skills Training

  • SK Nurses
  • 03 July 2018, 13.30 to 16.30
  • Sawston Medical Practice
  • 13.30 registration with Tea and Coffee
  • See attached Agenda for further information

Spirometry Interpretation Masterclass

  • SK Nurses
  • 12 July 2018, 15.30 to 17.30
  • The New Queen Street Surgery, Whittlesey
  • See attached for further information.

East Anglia Faculty Events

3rd Bedford Diabetes Study Day

The meeting has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits (CPD Code 117803). We have expert speakers from Bedford and from across the region. Please see page 2 for detailed programme.

This study day will be useful for all healthcare professionals regardless of their speciality, who manage patients with diabetes and will give you a broad overview of various aspects of diabetes including recent developments in diabetes treatment.

Places can be booked by visiting https://3rd-bedford-diabetes-study-day.eventbrite.co.uk

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