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GP News 01 February 2019

NHS England

Updated PGD 14 PCV

PGD 14 PCV has been updated and is on the website here.

You can find Patient Group Directions on the Health Professionals section of the website under the Prescribing Information dropdown.

Video broadcasts for international general practitioners (GPs) joining the NHS in England

NHS England and the General Medical Council (GMC) have organised a series of five video conferences for all international GPs joining the NHS in England; whether considering applying, have started the application process or are already working in England. The sessions will use real life situations to discuss the complexities of the NHS, the role of the GP and practical application of GMC guidance. If you require more information and to join a conference, please contact Alexio Gardiner, alexio.gardiner@gmc-uk.org.

NHS RightCare

NHS RightCare provides tools, resources and delivery support for key condition areas that are listed in the Long Term Plan, including respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Visit the NHS RightCare website to access these resources and contact your local Delivery Partner for improvement support.


NHS Healthy Ageing Guide

NHS England alongside Age UK have put together two guides, focusing on Healthy Ageing and Healthy Caring. These are aimed at over 70s and are designed to help older people stay physically and mentally well, with tips on how to keep fit and independent.

The guides are currently free to order (including delivery) through Prolog, with no cap on order numbers. After 1 April, the guide will only be available as a download. You can order by calling 0300 123 1002 or online at www.orderline.dh.gov.uk quoting reference HA2.

Midlands and East GP FV PMO Team

GP Forward View bulletin - issue 5

The new issue of the GP Forward View bulletin is attached. This edition brings the latest on how NHS England's plan to sustain and transform general practice is being delivered in the Midlands and East.

In this issue you can find out about more of the innovative work already underway in Midlands and East which will deliver the Long Term Plan aims in primary care, including:    

  • Initiatives in the West Midlands to support and retain GPs
  • The latest developments in GP recruitment, clinical pharmacists and GP nursing
  • The new ways of working in Luton and Northampton which have significantly improved services for patients and increased staff satisfaction
  • What’s next for extended access

If you have any questions or would like further information please email midlandsandeast.gpfv@nhs.net.

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN)

Primary Care Talks Podcast

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network has released its latest #PrimaryCareTalks podcast. Episode 7 features Sir Sam Everington, a GP, Chair of the award-winning Tower Hamlets CCG in East London, Trustee of the King's Fund, council member of the British Medical Association, a long term campaigner and activist. Sam tells us a bit about his colourful career, plus his views on social prescribing, a way of working with patients that he feels is both essential to improving long term health, and vital to the future success of the NHS.

Download the podcast here: www.eahsn.org/resources/primary-care-talks-podcasts. Subscribe to all episodes on iTunes or Spotify.

Public Health England

Cambridgeshire County Council

Peterborough Children's Social care - change of email address from Fri 1 Feb

From Friday 1 February 2019 the role of the Peterborough Children's Social Care contact team is going to St Ives, to be combined with the Cambridgeshire CSC contact team.

Therefore from Friday all referrals or enquiries relating to Peterborough children should be directed to the following email address: ReferralCentre.Children@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

The telephone number will stay the same (01733 864170/ 864180) and will automatically direct to the new team.

Taking action to keep children and adults at risk safe in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Friday (1 February) sees the launch of the annual local Safeguarding Awareness Month. Throughout February the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Boards - multi-agency partnerships made up of representatives including Education, Health Services, Prisons, Local Authorities, Police, Probation, Voluntary Sector, and others -  will be sharing messages about safeguarding, the role of each of the boards and how members of the public can share and report their concerns. Read full press release here

University of East Anglia

Chronic Opioid Use in Non-Cancer Pain research project

Do you have patients who are taking long-term opioids for non-cancer pain? UEA want your experiences of approaches to reducing opioid usage.

The Medicines Optimisation Group East Anglia (MOGEA) is being supported by NIHR CLAHRC Eastern to develop an approach to opioid tapering. 

MOGEA will combine research evidence with experiences of health organisations and individual practitioners to develop a service specification that can be translated across regions.  If you would like to share your experiences of opioid tapering please find further details at https://www.uea.ac.uk/pharmacy/research/opioids

Cambridge City Council

To mark International Women’s Day 2019 in Cambridge you are invited to a lecture by Jessica Eaton entitled ‘Victim Focus’. 

Jessica Eaton is an author, speaker and specialist researcher in the psychology of victim blaming of women subjected to sexual violence. Jessica is also a national specialist course writer, trainer and speaker on the topic of Child Sexual Exploitation and Modern Slavery.

The event is being organised by Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge City Council, and hosted by Anglia Ruskin University.  It will be chaired by Norah Al-Ani, an Honorary Fellow of ARU, Director of Cambridge Rape Crisis and member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Women's Consortium.

For more details and to book please use the link below:

  • Thursday 07  March 2019
  • Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • This is a free event
  • Please book on link below


GP access posters – now available in Polish, Lithuanian and Portuguese

Posters promoting Improved GP Access and weekend and evening appointments are now available in Polish, Lithuanian and Portuguese. You can download these from the GP Communication Toolkits that are available online HERE.  You will also find a wide range of resources such as website copy, leaflets and suggested social media content.  If you would like any support or guidance on using these resources please contact the CCG Communications team at capccg.contact@nhs.net

Diabetes Prevention Week toolkits available to pre-order 

Diabetes Prevention Week runs from 1-7 April 2019 and is a joint campaign from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK. It aims to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes, at-risk groups, complications and importantly; how to prevent it.

The Diabetes Prevention Week toolkit includes everything a GP Practice, Pharmacy or any other local NHS, council or community organisation needs to run their own Type 2 diabetes prevention event during the week; including posters, leaflets, ‘how do you measure up?’ waist tape measures and more. Like last year, there are two toolkits available; one that includes Type 2 diabetes prevention messaging and points to a local Healthier You service, and another that just includes generic Type 2 diabetes prevention messaging.

We encourage you to order a toolkit as soon as possible as there is a limited number and will be dispatched on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions about the campaign, email leicia.feare@nhs.net

2WW Referrals

CUH have seen a dramatic increase in 2WW referrals since the new year and we would therefore like to remind GPs to ensure patients have been given the 2WW leaflet to help ensure they are attending their appointments.

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

Local training opportunities

Local events are now being collated on the Training Hub website, we recommend you check this link for the latest training available for practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/

Newsflash !!!

Nurse Placements for years 1, 2 AND 3  are funded through The Training Hub 

Still places left on Foundations of Cytology 2 Day Course on 26 March 2019 for ONLY £30 !!!

Updates on Immunisations, Flu, Travel Health, Contraceptive and Phlebotomy available throughout the year! 

Coming Soon – GPN Conference, Customer Service, CAMH

Please contact us at candptraininghub@nhs.net for any requests you have, we are developing our 2019 programme.

Hot off the press !!


“Understanding Diabetes including Foot Checks - 2 Day Workshop” and “An Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccination (Childhood and Adult) - 2 Day Course”

External training

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Personalised Eating Disorder Support

Regional Training Event - Eating Disorders
"The Role of GPs in Collaboration Working"
  • 28 February 2018, 9.30am - 12:30pm
  • Boroughbury Medical Centre, Craig Street, Peterborough PE1 2EJ (There is parking on site).
  • Please see attached flyer for further information and confirm your attendance by email to mandy.scott1@nhs.net

Prevent – Protect – Inform

Thrombosis UK’s National Awareness Week and popular educational conferences  ‘Let’s Talk Clots’ return this May!

To be part of the #SavingLives campaign, simply:

  1. Order your FREE #ThinkThrombosis awareness pack by 28thFebruaryView and request (FOC): http://www.thrombosisuk.org/national-thrombosis-week.php
  2. Register to attend one of the, ‘Let’s Talk Clots’ conferences taking place across the UK
    View agendas and register:  http://www.thrombosisuk.org/lets-talk-clots.php

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GP News 01 February 2019