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GP News 04 October 2019

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Supporting the development of social prescribing link workers in PCNs

NHS England has published a welcome and induction pack for social prescribing link workers in PCNs. It is designed to be read online and includes interactive content, although it can be downloaded.  There is an accompanying social prescribing leaflet for reception staff to give to patients who are referred to their link worker.

A series of webinars has been created for link workers and others within primary care, focussing on the key approaches to effective social prescribing. More information here.

  • To join the social prescribing online collaborative platform, please email england.socialprescribing@nhs.net.
  • The event will explore what experiences need to be heard and understood as the national policy develops.  
  • The agenda is flexible, and participants are being asked to share their thoughts.
  • If you would like to join email england.nhs.participation@nhs.net by Friday 27 of September with your name, role and organisation, plus any support requirements.

RSVP: CCG Member Practices meeting - 15 October 2019

  • Tuesday 15 October
  • Kings Suite at Woodgreen in Godmanchester.
  • 1pm and 3pm finish (lunch 12.30).

If you haven't already done so, we would appreciate it if you could RSVP so that we know numbers. You can do this by emailing us at capccg.gateway@nhs.net  - please include any dietary requirements.  We hope to get the agenda to you early next week.

New -  ‘Using Emollients Safely’ campaign

A new awareness campaign that aims to support and advise the public on the importance of using emollients safely to help prevent fire risk has launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

All practices should now of received a promotional pack that includes leaflets, posters and branded pharmacy bags (dispensing practices only).  Please help to raise awareness by making these available in public waiting areas. In addition you can access a communications toolkit online HERE that includes suggested website copy and social media posts.

The campaign was developed by local health and educational partners including Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council Public Health, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and NHS health providers.

GP Patient Survey

Headline findings: July 2019

Please find attached the headline findings from the GP Patient Survey which includes data on 450,000 patients with a long term condition, 140,000 carers and 52,000 smokers.

The GP Patient Survey data was published in July 2019.  Each Practice can view their specific patient feedback via https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/ which provides invaluable insight to know how well GP services are serving their patients.  The data produces official statistics that feed into the NHS Outcomes Framework and are also used by CQC.  Collectively Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are above average for all areas and therefore have produced an infographics of your results.  

The Primary Care Team would like to thank all staff in General Practice for their hard work and commitment as the data demonstrates that the patient experience is overwhelmingly positive. 

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

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

Our local Faculty 'BringBaby' event has been nominated for a Vibrant Faculty Award 2019. If you would like to support this you can vote here: https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/b649lxf0-7241otac.

Narcolepsy UK

Narcolepsy UK has created a CHARTER to enable service users to obtain more efficient access

To Diagnosis, Treatment and Support.

Narcolepsy UK are finding many more young people and children suffering this disorder and for those people in particular early diagnosis and support can radically change their ability to follow a better pathway educationally , socially and financially. Early support can affect whether or not persons become able to live an independent life or if they become dependent upon the state for care and financial support. Narcolepsy UK are aware that in older age ranges this disorder is often labelled ‘depression’ and the treatment assigned may not be ideal with people having to stop work and live on benefits, whereas more appropriate treatment at outset could mitigate this.

To sign up to the narcolepsy charter please follow this link: https://www.narcolepsy.org.uk/narcolepsy-charter-signup


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

NEW – Introduction to Wound Care for HCAs

  • Tues 29 Oct      13:00-15:00         Peterborough
  • Weds 13 Nov   13:00-15:00         Cambridge
  • Tues 26 Nov     13:00-15:00         Huntingdon


Deadline for applications for Minor Illness (w/c 18 Nov) are 04 November ! 

Diabetes Clinical Leads Autumn Meeting - Tuesday 08 October 2019, 1.00pm-3.00pm, Wood Green Conference Centre, Godmanchester

Aimed at Diabetes Clinical Leads to update on Systemwide developments in diabetes care, particularly:

  • Be informed of the agreed 'vision' of the new Diabetes with Obesity Strategy, including education of 'Ambition for Remission'
  • Participate, create and agree the new standardised Primary Care pathway for Pre-Diabetes, T2DM and DM Footcare.
  • To peer-review performance data and learn and develop new ways of working to improve these.

For further information and to book a place please use the following link: https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/event/diabetes-workshop-for-clinical-leads/

Diabetes HCA Autumn Meeting - Weds 16 October 2019, 1.00pm-3.00pm, Wood Green Conference Centre, Godmanchester

This meeting will be to Inform & Educate HCAs regarding new designed pathways, particularly

  • Patient Activation scores
  • Optimal 8 Care Processes call/re-call
  • 3TT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Use of wider team - DCT / Health Coaches
  • Assessing feet & the new Foot Care Pathway
  • Assessing ABPI

For further information and to book a place please use the following link: https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/event/diabetes-workshop-for-hcas/

Funded Places –Advanced Management of Diabetes Module and Pharmacological Management of Diabetes – Initiating Therapy and Optimising Control Module, University of Essex

We are really excited to be able to offer fully funded places to each PCN on the University of Essex Advanced Management of Diabetes module and Pharmacological Management of Diabetes – Initiating Therapy and Optimising Control module at either level 6 or 7 (Masters level in Diabetes). 

For further information and to register interest please use the following link https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/event/advanced-management-of-diabetes/   Closing dates for applications is 16 October 2019.    

Reminder: GP Cancer Masterclasses 2019

Following the very well attended and successfully evaluated GP Cancer Masterclasses in 2017-18, and at the request of GP colleagues we are presenting the Cancer Speed dating Masterclass on  Saturday 23rd November  2019 (9:00 13:00 with breakfast & lunch included). (Directions to Arthur Rank Hospice)

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GP News 04 October 2019