Important:National Early Warning Score (NEWS)2
On the 01 October, EEAST introduced a new process for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) who request an ambulance for patients who need urgent or emergency transportation to hospital. We need your help with this. This is a national implementation to standardise the approach across all Ambulance Trusts. The framework consists of a set of questions designed to get the right response for the patient. The new framework does not change any contractual arrangements and therefore patient transport services should still be used where appropriate. Communications documents and further information for you and your colleagues to read and display are available in the News and Resources section of the website here and also on the EEAST website here: www.eastamb.nhs.uk/HCPtransfers
Important: Domestic violence training awareness survey
Domestic abuse has once again been high on the news agenda, including a recent domestic homicide review that was published in Cambridgeshire in September, which involved the tragic murder of a lady by her husband. The victim had had a number of contacts with Primary Care. One of the recommendations of the review was to reach out to our Primary Care colleagues to enable a baseline of understanding. We would therefore encourage all practice staff to complete this simple survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QTZW8S2
We know that it can sometimes be difficult to recognise signs of potential domestic abuse, and to know how to appropriately signpost people to the right support. Updated training is available online here: https://www.cambsdasv.org.uk/website/training_1/86050 and key contacts can be found here: https://www.cambsdasv.org.uk/website/key_contacts/86057
Reminder: Home Oxygen Order Forms (HOOF) online
From 31 October all HOOF must be submitted via the portal
How do I register for the Home Oxygen Portal?
Registration is quick and simple. Log on to www.bochop.co.uk, click “Register Here” and follow the instructions! Registrations are processed same day and you will receive email confirmation that you can now access the Portal. Once registered, you’ll be given access to either the Part A or Part B online ordering forms based on your profession.
In order to register and to comply with Information Governance requirements, you will need:
- An @nhs.net email address.
- Internet Explorer 11 or the latest versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on your computer or device.
As data is encrypted and transferred securely between the Portal and your device, you can access the Portal from anywhere you can get a connection without worry of data being intercepted in transit. See attached postcard for more information.
GP Educational Events - Book now!
2019 dates and topics:
There is still time to book on the remaining Education Events of 2019.
For further details on our upcoming events, please click here.
Reminder: Cancer Masterclasses
The Cancer Speed dating Masterclass on Saturday 23rd November 2019 (9:00 - 13:00 with breakfast & lunch included). (Directions to Arthur Rank Hospice)
This will be an interactive educational morning with eight clinical stations for GPs to meet other GP colleagues and Consultants from Addenbrooke's Hospital to discuss shared understanding of clinical pathways to diagnose cancer early.
The event and food is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support Learning & Development Team to raise awareness and education for diagnosing cancers in an early stage, and is provided free of charge, parking is free too.
To reserve your seat please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS England and NHS Improvement
GMS contractual reminder to support improvements in the registration of individuals leaving the secure residential estate
The NHS England Standard GMS Contract 2017/18 (page 64) sets out information for GPs on registering individuals prior to their release from the secure residential estate (such as prisons, young offender institutions, immigration removal centres and secure training centres). This has now been implemented and is intended to help these individuals maintain continuity of care, avoid unplanned emergency admissions to hospital, and support their rehabilitation. Such individuals can also be initially reluctant to register with their GP practice post-release. To support with registering patients prior to their release, practices are asked to update their procedures and follow this improved process. Visit here for further information.
Updated Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
The following PGDs have been updated and are now available on the CCG website here:
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Central Alerting System
- Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Pfizer Limited, Sayana Press 104mg/0.65ml Suspension For Injection
- Opicapone 50mg Capsules: Supply Disruption
- Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ranitidine 150mg/10ml Oral Solution
- Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Omega Pharma Limited Trading As Perrigo, Zantac 75 Tablets, Zantac 75 Relief Tablets And Galpharm International Limited (Part Of The Perrigo Group), Ranitidine 75mg Tablets (Various Liveries)
- Syringe Driver Pumps: T34? 3rd Edition Models Only ? Stop Using The Pump Until Updated Instructions For Use And Bodycommtm V3.0 Software Are Released
- Professional Use Defibrillator/Monitor: Efficia Dfm100 (Model Number 866199) ? Risk Of Failure To Switch On Or Unexpected Restart