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GP News - 27 April 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. 

Child neglect... do you know as much as you think?

How much do you know about child neglect? Would you know where to find information about what to be concerned about locally? Please help the Local Safeguarding Children Board understand what front line practitioners know about Child Neglect: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CPLSCBNeglect. It should take a maximum of 2-3 minutes to complete. Please complete my Wednesday 01 May.

NEW:  Hay fever - Spring 2018 communications toolkit now available

Practices can now access the new ‘Hay fever - spring 2018’ communication toolkit on the Healthcare professionals’ area of the CCG website HERE. All practices will shortly receive copies of an A4 hay fever poster for you to display in the display stands previously provided, or within your patient waiting room area. The communications toolkit provides additional resources to support the campaign and raise awareness with your patients such as website copy, patient leaflets and social media activity.

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.  

CCG member practices’ meeting – 19 June

The date for the next meeting has been set as Tuesday 19 June, to be held at Woodgreen. Please put this date in your diaries.

CCG Research Updates

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

  • I Am Research.  Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS to improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research. This year the NHS is turning 70, the perfect opportunity to celebrate the role research plays in one of the nation’s most loved institutions. Follow the link to find out about the different ways you can support health research.
  • Online Ads Show Promise for Getting Pregnant Smokers into Cessation Support. Online advertisements prompting pregnant smokers to take up stop-smoking support reached women earlier in pregnancy then interventions delivered via clinical settings can typically achieve, and at a lower cost, in a new NIHR-funded study from the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia and Nottingham.
  • Discover the Role That Healthcare Research Plays in Developing Best Practice. Research is a vital part of healthcare. It underpins best practice, provides evidence for national and international guidelines, and ultimately improves outcomes for patients.  This free online course will help you discover how to conduct and evaluate healthcare research, and use your findings to inform best practice and guidelines.  

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 Amy Currie (amy.currie1@nhs.net).

You can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1

Partner news

New EAHSN Primary Care Talks podcast now available

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) has just published the third episode of its Primary Care Talks podcast, featuring two GPs tackling the genomics challenge. Dr Hasan Chowhan discusses bringing pioneering genomic testing projects into primary care with Cambridge GP Dr Alina Roser. Click here to listen to the podcast, and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #PrimaryCareTalks

STOMP (Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both) pledge launches on Wednesday 25 April

An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 adults with a learning disability, autism or both take an antipsychotic, an antidepressant or both without an appropriate clinical reason, putting them at significant risk of harm, premature death and reduced quality of life. 

NHS England, many Royal Colleges and social care partners have already pledged to stop the inappropriate use of these drugs and building on their success a new pledge has now been produced for healthcare providers.  This new pledge will be officially signed and launched at an event on 25 April.

Endometriosis UK

Would you please display attached poster from Endometriosis UK regarding a patient support group that they run locally. This group is for anybody affected by endometriosis and provides a vital source of support and information for local people. 

Support needed - Research Project

Primary care diabetes appointments for adults with learning disabilities

Lorna Rose a Postgraduate student is exploring the experience of primary care diabetes appointments for adults with learning disabilities as part of her PhD and would like to interview healthcare professionals who have provided primary care diabetes services for adults with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities. The confidential interview would take around 30 minutes and can be arranged to suit, ie Skype/phone, travel expenses will be covered.

This research has been reviewed by, and received a favourable opinion, from the Open University’s Human Research Ethics Committee - HREC reference number: HREC/2017/2522/Rouse/1 (http://www.open.ac.uk/research/ethics/), Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG and the NHS Health Research Authority - IRAS ID: 216015 (see attachedletter of approval).

Lorna can be contacted for further information at: lorna.rouse@open.ac.uk, phone no. 07756099058  You can also find further information about the project at https://diabeteslearningdisabilities.wordpress.com/. 

Events and Training

Doppler Assessment Skills Training

  • For registered nurses who have completed the leg ulcer management course.
  • 11 June 2018, 13.30 to 16.30
  • Whittlesey
  • Cost £45
  • Please see attached flyer for further details and instructions on how to book your place.

Super HCA (Medical Assistant) Training Programme

As part of the Five Year GPFV the CCG Primary Care Workforce Team have collaborated to develop a Super HCA (Medical Assistant) training pathway. The blended learning will take 9 months in total with online Care Certificate, ten taught days (out of practice) and a work-book to complete. Please see attached flyer for further information.

Places are limited, if you’re interested please contact: Sallyann Woodthorpe, Primary Care Workforce Development Advisor, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG via sallyann.woodthorpe@nhs.net or call 07773244301.

RCGP East Anglia - Women's Health Study Day

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018
  • Trinity Conference Centre, Cambridge

This one day women's health course is designed to further develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills to facilitate the management of women’s health issues in primary care.

This course is designed for all GPs and GP STs who have an interest in updating their skills and knowledge in this area. It is aimed at all GPs, not just those with a special interest.

Register for the course via the website: www.rcgp.org.uk/eastanglia or click here.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT)

Lunchtime lecture

NWAFT are pleased to confirm there will be a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday 29 May on 'Losing strength: motor system failure in motor neuron disease and spinal muscular atrophy', Dr D Baumer, Consultant Neurologist, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

The meeting will commence with a cold buffet at 12:30 and the lecture will follow at 12:45.  

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