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GP News 01 November 2019

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.

Register now by visiting www.bochop.co.uk

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 stuti.mukherjee@nhs.net 

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


 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 TrainingHub

Funding for Practices to develop Trainers (Educational Supervisors) & Associate Trainers (Clinical Supervisors)

New funding available for training trainers in General Practice –

If you or your team are considering becoming a Training Practice, a new GP trainer or you are an existing associate trainer wanting to become a trainer, please apply for this new funding before 14 November which has just been made available to support individuals and practices.

Please contact the David Tucker at the GP Support Hub on candptraininghub@nhs.net  on 01733 666670 option 2 for more information.

See also: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/general_practice/gp-educators/becoming-gp-educator

Introduction to Wounds for HCAs

Wednesday 13 November        13:00-15:00       Cambridge

Tuesday 26 November              13:00-15:00        Huntingdon

There is still availability on the 2-day Cervical Screening Workshop (formally Foundations of Cytology) on 19 and 20 November.

We have a couple of places left on our Resilience for Receptionists in Peterborough on 07 November. 

Lymphoma Management in 2020 & Beyond

  • Cambridge Lymphoma Support Group
  • 04 November 2019 at 3pm
  • The Cambridge Cancer Help, Centre Great Shelford CB22 5JT
  • FREE Event - see attached for details


  • GP Evening Meetings
  • Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • The Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  • Free Course with light refreshments from 7pm and seminars beginning at 7:30pm
  • Please see the attached flyer for more information
  • Book your place via our website: https://www.cam-pgmc.ac.uk/courses/gems-gp-evening-meetings-26th-november-2019

Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Conference

  • The Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society
  • 14-16 November 2019
  • Park Inn Hotel, York
  • Discounts available for trainees, registrars, nurses, physiotherapists and OTs.
  • See attached programme with workshop details / application form


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GP News 01 November 2019