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GP News 04 January 2019

NHS England

Low priority prescribing consultation events

NHS England is holding five national events to get views from patients and the public on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. Two of the events are online on 14 January and 14 February and the other three events are being held in Leeds on 22 January, London on 5 February, and Birmingham on 11 February. These events are open to all.

Details about the consultation and the public events can be found on the NHS England website. The consultation closes on 28 February 2019.

Primary care networks webinars

NHS England is hosting a series of webinars for anyone working within primary care focusing on the benefits, impacts and development of primary care networks. 

A full list of dates, which run up to March, can be found on NHS England's website.

Practice manager webinarsNHS England is hosting two webinars specifically for practice managers, focusing on the benefits, impacts and development of primary care networks.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Vacancy: Salaried GP - Permanent

  • Department: General Adult Psychiatrict Inpatient Units, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge.
  • For more details please follow link to NHS Jobs.


Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)

The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians have published new guidance on Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) and adults who lack capacity to consent

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

Action they’ve taken

The Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights, have a number of tools available to them for taking action to change the behaviour of organisations and individuals that collect, use and retain personal information. These tools include criminal prosecution, non-criminal enforcement, audit and the power to serve a monetary penalty notice on a data controller. The tools are not mutually exclusive and may be used in combination where justified by the circumstances. 

Reminder to GPs to make sure they renew their DP registration

Organisations from a range of sectors, from childcare and health to construction and finance, are among the first to be fined by the ICO for not paying the data protection fee.

All organisations, companies and sole traders that process personal data must pay an annual fee to the ICO unless they are exempt. Fines for not paying can be up to a maximum of £4,350.

For the latest news, including any action the ICO have taken against individuals and organisations please see their news and blogs page here

Reminder: International GP Recruitment

We are delighted that we already have two International GPs working in our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. We are due to have some more GPs arrive in the UK early in 2019 and so we would like to re-issue the invitation to C&P practices to become part of this exciting initiative. 

The international GP recruitment programme is one of the key commitments in the GP Forward View, and supports both the national and our local priority of strengthening and supporting our GP workforce.
We are keen to make the most of this opportunity and to support our members who would like to be part of this initiative.

If your GP practice would like to find out more and is interested in welcoming an International GP to their practice then please contact us for more information.

You will be supported throughout the process in key areas such as:

  • Completing the practice readiness checklist.
  • Issuing employment Contracts.
  • Obtaining the available funding for the practice.
  • Indemnity requirements and registrations.
  • Working with HEE for any required IGP Training.
  • The interview process.
  • General support for you and the GP.

If you would like to get involved or would like to get some more information, then please do not hesitate to speak to Janet Nix (janet.nix@nhs.net). Janet is the IGPR Project Support Officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. She will be more than happy to speak to you further and/or come to your practice to provide you with more details. 
There is more information about the International GP Recruitment Programme on the NHS England website at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/workforce/building-the-general-practice-workforce/international-gp-recruitment/about/

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/

GP level 3 Safeguarding Children training

This half day training session is designed for all GPs and Practice Nurses across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire (Level 3 Training).  

  • 05 March: Cambridgeshire Football Association, 1.00pm-5pm
  • 18 June: Peterborough ABAX Football Stadium, 1.00pm -5pm
  • 24 Sept: Cambridgeshire Football Association, 1.00pm-5pm
  • 03 Dec: Peterborough ABAX Football Stadium, 1.00pm-5pm 

The content will be the same for each session to enable GPs and Practice Nurses to access face to face training at least once in 2019. Please visit the SCB website training pages to book your place. There is a charge of £35 per head.

Reminder: Primary Care Leadership Collaborative - applications close 17 January

Building on the success of the previous two cohorts we are pleased to advise that the NHS Leadership Academy is now open for applications for the next Primary Care Collaborative programme – cohort 4.

What is a collaborative?

A collaborative is likely to be a practice manager, practice nurse and GP/GDP but potentially including other senior colleagues in practices and other local organisations.

How to apply: 

Please find attached the Primary Care Leadership Collaborative Flyer and Application form, please note that the closing date for applications is 10am on 17 January.

Overview of programme components
  • A blended learning approach with small group discussion, guest speakers on team leadership and innovation, project work and reading resources. 
  • Three impact days: Thursday 28 February 2019, Wednesday 10 April 2019 and Wednesday 22 May 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Impington, Cambs – you must be able to attend all three impact days
  • Access to coaching and/or mentoring. 
  • Undertake your NHS Healthcare Leadership Model 360 Feedback. 
  • Feedback and evaluation. 
  • Online dedicated microsite. 

Reminder: Macmillan Practice Nurse Course - Huntingdon

Registration for this course has now been extended until 31 January 2019.

The five taught dates for this course will be held at the Partnership Room, Education Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital PE29 6NT on the following dates:

  • Thursday 21 February
  • Monday 29 April
  • Wednesday 26 June

The CCG has agreed to fund part-backfill for Practices to release their nurses to attend the course. This is a fantastic opportunity for practices nurses but we have had minimal response from practices to date, so if this could be highlighted that would be very helpful*.

Please see attached information flyer and application form

*Macmillan have advised us that they have a reduced budget for 2019, therefore this will be the only Practice Nurse course running in 2019.

Reminder: Palliative Care Study Days

This is to remind you that it is a requirement of the 2018 / 2019 CCG QEF that practice End of Life Care Leads attend a Palliative Care study day. There are two more study days coming up in early 2019:

Reminder: Diabetes Study Days

  • Peterborough Diabetes Study Day will take place on Wednesday 30 January2019, 9.15am-4.00pm,The Fleet, Fletton, Peterborough.
  • Cambridge Diabetes Study Day will take place on Wednesday 06 February, 9.15am-4.00pm, Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Trumpington.

See attached flyer for further details and booking information.

Brain Tumour Support - event for patients

Brain Tumour Support, a registered charity which offers support to brain tumour patients and their loved ones, has organised a Patient and Family Weekend. The event is a mixture of presentations and free time, for patients to share experiences and relax. More info: https://www.braintumoursupport.co.uk/weekend2019.html

  • Date: 22-24 March 
  • Location: Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa, Whittlebury, Near Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8QH

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GP News 04 January 2019