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GP News - 29 June 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. 

General Practice Nursing, Healthcare Assistant and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Conference proves a huge success

Earlier this month, around 112 general practice nurses (GPNs), healthcare assistants (HCAs) and advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough came together at the Marriott Hotel in Huntingdon to celebrate and learn from speakers and workshops. Find out more on our website.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The GDPR page on the CCG website has been updated with links to useful information on Research from the MRC Regulatory Support Centre which can be found here.

NHS 70 communications toolkit

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. To help celebrate and raise awareness we have developed a NHS 70 GP communications toolkit that provides a range of easy-to-use resources such as website copy, digital content, and suggested social media posts for you to use within your practice or local community. 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 and Engagement team at capccg.contact@nhs.net. We would also welcome any feedback on any of the communication toolkits (are they useful?  What else could they include?) so we can ensure the content is relevant and of use.​

GP Twilight Dementia Training

  • Dementia: Timely diagnosis and support
  • Training provided by CAMTED-OP (Cambridgeshire Training, Education and Development Team)
  • Open to GPs, nurses, therapists, practice managers and other clinical staff.
  • Please see attached programme for details of times, contact and booking information.


Research Updates

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

  • GP as a career? Dr John Benson and Cambridge medical students explain why they wouldn’t choose anything elseThis new short film aims to help bust the myth that GP is not a career of choice for Cambridge students and to encourage science-minded young people interested in being a GP to apply to Cambridge. The film was made by Nick Saffell at the University of Cambridge
  • NIHR podcast: Today's treatment was yesterday's researchThe latest NIHR podcast looks at the importance of patient involvement in creating research that leads to better care and treatment. Helen Cooke is a Patient Research Ambassador at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She says: "Today's treatment was yesterday's research. Patient involvement is essential if we are to create research that is relevant and infused with the expertise of all who are involved.  This is the fuel for changing health outcomes."
  • Online Course - Managing Change in a Healthcare EnvironmentIn rapidly changing world, with new healthcare roles emerging and the complexity of care increasing, being able to respond to change is vital. On this course for healthcare professionals, you will explore the issue of change in healthcare environments, and learn how to improve your response to change.


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

CPFT retains ‘good’ rating following latest inspection

Services at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have again been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

The inspection took place over the spring and the overall summary of the report highlighted:

  • Positive feedback from patients, families and carers about their care and treatment.
  • Patients told inspectors they felt safe across the Trust.
  • Positive emotional support was offered to patients.
  • The Trust promotes a “person-centred culture” with staff involving patients and those close them as “partners in their care and treatment”.
  • Trust staff working well with each other and partner organisations in the local health system.
  • Management across the Trust was “strong, visible and effective” with executive directors providing “inspirational leadership” and the Trust’s Board encouraging feedback from all levels of the organisation.

The full report is on the CQC website here

Cambridgeshire County Council

Attached is the June newsletter from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership, please feel free to share this via your communication channels.

Please find attached a flyer about the Domestic Abuse Champions Network, they are looking to recruit champions across all agencies, for further information please contact Amanda.Warburton@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Events & Training

British Geriatrics Society East Anglia Region Summer Meeting 2018 

  • “Frailty and end of life care: multidisciplinary education across care settings”
  • Wednesday 8 August 2018
  • William Harvey Lecture Theatre, Addenbrooke's Hospital
  • Further details are in the attached provisional programme.
  • To register, please visit https://eastangliabgs2018.eventbrite.com

Practice Nurse training

  • SK Nurses Ltd
  • Urinary Catheterisation Skills Workshop - £55 per person
  • 26 July 2018, 3.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Venue (Cambridge) to be confirmed
  • Open to Registered Nurses who would like to develop or update their skills in urinary catheterisation
  • Please see attached flyer for further details.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CAMH)
  • 2 day course see attached flyer for details.
    • 25 and 26 July 2018 – eSpace North, Ely
    • 8 and 9 August 2018 – Cathedral Centre, Ely
    • 15 and 16 August 2018 – eSpace North, Ely
    • 22 and 23 August 2018 – eSpace North, Ely
  • To book a place please email candptraininghub@nhs.net 

Postgraduate lectures - Peterborough City Hospital

The next postgraduate lecture at Peterborough City Hospital for GPs, clinical staff and hospital clinicians is on 25 September 2018, starting at 12:45pm and ending at 1:30pm, with buffet lunch from 12noon.

Pinpoint Cambs

‘Listen’ are parent led support groups for those who have children with any kind of social or emotional mental health problems. It is a safe place to talk to others in the same situation and be heard.  There are groups in Huntingdon and Cambridge. Both are supported by Pinpoint. Please share with your teams, staff, parents, service users and families. Please note that parents will often travel out of area to find support.

Please find attached posters for Cambridge and Huntingdon of upcoming group sessions.

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