Alert for patients
One of our practices has contacted us to alert us that one of their patients has spent a few hundred pounds with a company selling ‘health supplements’ (e.g. pineapple extract). The company is called ‘Lifeline Wellbeing Ltd’. Please advise your patients to be wary if contacted.
GP patient survey starts soon
From January to the end of March, more than two million people registered with GP practices will be invited to answer a postal questionnaire about their experiences. For the first time, 16 and 17 year olds will be included. The questionnaire has been redesigned to measure new ways of working such as online services and extended opening hours. Practices can refer any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. A poster, in 14 languages, is available to display during the survey. Accessibility support is offered to help patients take part.
Guide to Childhood Illnesses booklet
Following a number of requests, all GP practices will shortly receive 100 copies of the CCG Guide to Childhood Illness booklet. This handy booklet is a guide for parents of children under six about many childhood illnesses and it has information about spotting the signs of serious illness and local NHS services. This is also available on our website here.
CCG Research Updates
Please see below the latest developments from the world of healthcare Research and Innovation:
The R&D team is located at Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about our weekly research updates, please contact Emma Giles on email@example.com.
You can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1
Last call – Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018
Allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles have until 19 January 2018 to enter the Advancing Healthcare Awards, the unique awards programme which crosses boundaries and fosters partnership working. Categories include:
- Health Education England and National Institute for Health Research award for Research Champions
- NHS Employers Award for outstanding achievement by an apprentice, support worker or technician working alongside an AHP or healthcare scientist
- Faculty of Public Health and Public Health England award for contributions to public health
- The Guardian award for innovation in mental health services.
Information can be found on the NHS Employers website at http://www.nhsemployers.org/news/2017/11/more-categories-for-the-2018-advancing-healthcare-awards
For any further queries, or if you are thinking of applying please email CAPCCG.CPDPrimaryCare@nhs.net. Here’s to a productive and successful 2018.
New NHS 111 awareness campaign launches – resources available
A new NHS 111 campaign to help raise awareness of the service will launch across the Midlands and East from 8 January 2018.
The campaign, commissioned by NHS England, will run for eight weeks and will be supported by a new TV advert, posters, videos, and social media advertising. All GP practices will shortly receive a pack of resources which can be used within practice waiting areas. The packs will be clearly marked on the outside with “NHS 111 campaign materials”. Additional resources such as digital screens and social media activity will be available for practices to download from the CCG GP communications toolkits.
Applications open for the next wave of clinical pharmacists in general practice
The General Practice Forward View committed to over £100m of investment to support an extra 1,500 clinical pharmacists to work in general practice by 2020/21. This is in addition to over 490 clinical pharmacists already working across approximately 650 GP practices as part of a pilot, launched in July 2015.
NHS England invites GP practices and other providers of general practice medical services to apply for funding on an ongoing basis to help recruit, train and develop more clinical pharmacists through the secure clinical pharmacist application portal. The deadline for wave 4 application submissions is 19 January 2018. Guidance and support in submitting your application can be found on NHS England’s website.
NICE Question Time comes to Cambridge - 17 January 2018
NICE will be holding a Public Board Meeting and Question Time session in Cambridge on 17 January 2018. The event will be held at the Frank Lee Centre, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0SN. If you would like to attend the website is www.nice.org.uk/Cambridge2018
Events and Training
Registration for Fully Funded GP Personal Coaching Sessions
Following the earlier success of the national coaching programme, NHS England is offering a fully funded one-to-one tailored coaching for GPs. You will gain three 90-minute confidential sessions by highly experienced and qualified coaches to help you think through where you are and where you want to be in today’s challenging and changing environment. This forward-looking, action-orientated, positive, and personal approach will help you identify goals for the next steps that can give you satisfaction and fulfilment, and support you to make them happen. Places are limited on a first-come-first-serve basis by 31 January 2018. Register your interest here. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compassionate and Collective Leadership for High Quality Care
This master class is open to all leaders across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health and care system and offers the research evidence and practical guidance necessary to help leaders ensure that compassion, high quality care and innovation are at the heart of our health care cultures.
The master class is taking place on 8 February 2018, 10am-1pm, at the The Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon, PE29 6FL. To book a place email email@example.com. Information can be downloaded from this page.
e-Learning for Healthcare
e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) programme that provides e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.
We are currently developing and delivering over 150 e-learning programmes comprising 10,000 e-learning sessions. All HEE e-LfH e-learning is available free of charge to the NHS workforce facilitating multi-disciplinary training and teamwork.
The e-learning programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, emergency medicine to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training, plus many more. The programmes are relevant for clinical and non-clinical roles.
If you have any technical questions about e-LfH please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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