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GP News 01 March 2019

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Anticoagulation Achievement Awards (AAA)

Closing date 31st May 2019.

The awards are hosted by leading UK charities, Thrombosis UK, Anticoagulation UK, AF Association and professionals bodies CLOT, AiP and the National Centre for Anticoagulation Training and supported by Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Thrombosis, Lyn Brown MP.

Invite applications from teams and individuals delivering outstanding practice in the management, education and provision of anticoagulation care in the UK. To read more and apply: www.anticoagulationawards.org 

HSJ Awards 2019

Deadline for entries 15 May 2019

Is your initiative changing the lives of patients and staff?

Give your team the thanks they deserve and take part in the most trusted awards programme celebrating healthcare excellence. 

For more information visit the HSJ Awards website here.

NHS England

Updated PGDs:

  • PGD 18a MenACWY At Risk valid from 01 March 2019

  • PGD 19 Men B valid from 01 March 2019

  • PGD 19a Men B At Risk valid from 01 March 2019

All PGDs are available on the Health Professionals website under Prescribing Information/Patient Group Directions

New leaders announced to help deliver the NHS Long Term Plan

A leading GP and one of England’s foremost health experts have been chosen to co-chair a new forum which will help oversee the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. Following a nationally-advertised recruitment process, Dr Clare Gerada has been appointed as clinical chair, and Professor Sir Chris Ham as non-clinical chair, of the NHS Assembly. Read more here

EU Exit: Data guidance

Keith Willett, Strategic Commander for EU Exit and Director of Acute Care, and Dawn Monaghan, Head of Data Sharing and Privacy (NHS England), Head of Strategic IG (NHS Digital) and Director Information Governance Alliance, have written to NHS organisations to provide guidance on the actions that they need to take in order to ensure continuity of access to, processing and sharing of personal data as part of the Government’s contingency preparations for a no deal exit.

FAQs have been published on the following web pages.

EU Exit: Web pages

The EU Exit pages on NHS England’s website are now livewww.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit. As further information relating to the EU Exit preparations becomes available it will be published on these pages. As further updates on each workstream are produced they will also be linked to from these pages.  

Medicines pages on nhs.uk and NHS England’s site

Messages for patients about the continuity of supply of medicines are available on nhs.uk. A Q&A document will also be added to the NHS England website. This information can be shared with patients to help provide reassurance on the contingency planning that has been undertaken to maintain continuity of supply.


Anticipatory Prescribing for Dying Adult Patients policy

Please flag for the attention of all staff.

Anticipatory Prescribing for Dying Adult Patients policy (“just in case”) is now available on the CCG website here:

Misoprostol at Home Services

As you may be aware in August 2018, the UK government announced plans to amend the approval of the class of place where abortion drugs can be administered for the second stage of EMA to include the place in England where the pregnant woman has her permanent address or usually resides. This amendment to the Abortion Act 1967 became effective from 1st January 2019.

Although the CCG does not commission Marie Stopes UK you may see patients looking for advice.

Please find attached:

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Please see attached from Bowel Cancer UK which has some useful facts and figures as well as social media messages you may like to use to raise awareness. There are also some images you can use in your social media in the attached zip file. If you would like to order some leaflets please visit https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/order-a-health-information-pack/

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 Sinem White (sinem.white@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/

Update from the Training Hub:

  • Foundations of Cytology is now available on 19 and 20 November for a bargain £30 !!!!
  • FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in Peterborough, Huntingdon and East Cambridgeshire.
  • Still places left for the FREE Chaperone training in Peterborough and Huntingdon. Cambridge is already fully booked!!
  • Also there is still availability on Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for HCAs and Suicide Mitigation for GPs.

Cancer Speed Dating Event

This event is mainly aimed at those practices referring into the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (QEHKL)

Please see attached letter from Dr Stuti Mukherjee and Dr Oliver Stovin for more information which has already been sent directly to practices in the Wisbech and Littleport area.

Children's Safeguarding Level 3 Conference

  • Spaces available!
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019 / 13.00 – 17.00 - registration from 12:30
  • Hinchingbrooke Country Park, PE29 6DB
  • Now open to anyone requiring Level 3 hours.
  • Not for those already booked on LSCB Level 3 training
  • To register your place please email: capccg.safeguardingchildren@nhs.net  by Friday 08 March

Springboard Programme launched for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough System

Cambridgeshire Community Services has commissioned a further Springboard programme for our system and is asking for nominations for the Women’s Development Programme. Attached you will find a leaflet and brochure about the programme which lasts 3 months, consisting of four one day workshops and associated course materials to enhance personal development. The programme is open to all women, who as part of their personal development planning would find such a programme of use, the only stipulation is that Springboard do not recommend a line manager attending with a member of their team so please be aware of this when nominating delegates.

The workshops will be held on the following dates/venues and will run between 9am for registration (9.30am start) and 4.30pm:





Bevan Room

Victoria House, Fulbourn,  Cambridge CB21 5BQ


Bevan Room

Victoria House, Fulbourn,  Cambridge CB21 5BQ


Conference Room

Foster Road, Cambridge CB2 9NL


Bevan Room

Victoria House, Fulbourn,  Cambridge CB21 5BQ

Please can you forward nominations to Melanie Urbain-Grainger,m.urbain-grainger1@nhs.net. For ease places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If we are over-subscribed we can always look to commission another programme. We have 32 places available.

We also need women speakers for each of the days (one for each) - please see the attached Speakers Brief for more information. If you are interested in doing this or know somebody who would please let Melanie know.

External training

RCGP East Anglia

RCGP East Anglia Annual Symposium 2019

GEMs (GP Evening Meetings)

GP Education Event on Hepatology, Woman’s Health & Diabetes
  • 26th March 2019 at 7.30pm – Addenbrooke’s, Deakin Centre
  • You are invited to attend a free GP educational event that is being hosted by GEMs
  • This event has been designed for all GPs. If you would like to attend then please register to book your place using the link below.
  • https://www.cam-pgmc.ac.uk/courses/gems-gp-evening-meeting-26th-march-2019
  • If you would like further details on the event then please contact Marion Papadopoulo (GPStR Programme Administrator) on mp872@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

Joint South & SW Lincs CCG Clinical Learning Time Dementia Event

Cancer Research UK

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GP News 01 March 2019