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GP News 06 December 2019

Physician Associate Employment Resources

The Faculty of Physician Associates have developed a resource bank to help inform the wider primary care system and support GPs/practice managers who are either thinking of employing or have recently taken on a PA.  Here you will find templates, guidance and advice for employers and supervisors of Pas.

NHS DPP e-learning module now live!

NHS England & NHS Improvement have, over the last 6ish months, been working with the Royal College of General Practitioners to develop an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme e-learning module which has recently launched on the RCGP learning platform:

The 30 minute e-module is aimed at GPs, Practice Nurses and other Practice staff. The content covers: 

  • What NDH is, 
  • What the NHS DPP is,
  • How it works and,
  • Who is eligible. 

The course is free and CPD-accredited. It can be accessed by creating a free account on the RCGP Learning site. Please can you cascade onwards to those who may benefit from the module. 

New to Practice Skills Toolkit 

We are delighted to launch our New to Practice Skills Toolkit for clinicians joining your practices, this is a regular Wednesday training session to make this easier for you to schedule. 

  • Effective Consultations – 26 February, 20 May or 23 September 
  • Communication Skills – 01 April, 03 June or 14 October 
  • Managing Uncertainty – 29 April, 10 June or 21 October 
  • Motivational Interviewing – 13 May, 09 September or 25 November 
  • Information Governance – 18 March, 22 July or 30 September
  • Safety and Significant Events – 22 April, 24 June or 16 September 
  • Clinical Awareness and Coding – 25 March, 15 July or 04 November 

Coming soon, Clinical Systems and Referral Pathways. 

Doppler Training 

Wednesday 19 February             13:30-16:30                         Peterborough                    Click here to book 

Wednesday 25 March                  13:30-16:30                         Cambridge                          Click here to book

Managing Conflict and Complaint Handling 

Tuesday 31 March                         09:00-17:00                         Wood Green                      Click here to book 

PA Employment in General Practice 

Anyone interested in employing a PA, please see this link for more information. If you have any queries, please contact the Training Hub!

C&P CCG Education Event

There are still places on C&P CCG Education Event - Diabetes and Obesity on 11 December 13:00-15:00, please click here to book. 

Resources for Diarrhoea and Vomiting (Norovirus)

We are now well and truly into the winter season and there have already been several outbreaks of the 'winter vomiting bug'. With this in mind PHE have produced a Social Media Toolkit which you can find here. Please use these on your social media, websites and waiting room screens.

NEW: Translated materials communications toolkit

GP practices now have access to a range of patient resources such as posters, patient information leaflets and videos in a variety of different languages. These are all available to download from the CCG Health Professional website HERE.  For further information or guidance on using the toolkit please contact capccg.contact@nhs.net

Book now: GP education event: Diabetes and Obesity 

  • Wednesday 11 December, 12.30 - 3pm (lunch included) at Huntingdon Race Course
  • See attached flyer for further details. or visit the Training Hub
  • Please note this session fulfills one of the two educational commitments for the 2019/20 DIABETES LES for Practice or PCN Clinical Leads for Diabetes.

'Using Emollients Safely’ campaign: feedback required

In October we launched an awareness campaign to support and advise the public on the importance of using emollients safely to help prevent fire risk. All practices received a promotional pack that included leaflets, posters and branded pharmacy bags (dispensing practices only).  To help us develop the campaign further we would welcome your feedback by completing a one minute survey online HERE.

Practices are encouraged to continue to promote the campaign and can access all of the materials and a communications toolkit online HERE.

Congratulations to Granta Medical Practices

The Care Quality Commission has recently published a report rating Granta Medical Practices as 'Outstanding' you can read the full inspection report here

Clinical Support Tool

The clinical support tool now has 2 new templates:

  • Social care
  • Lifestyle 

Any comments/feedback is appreciated, please send to: capccg.clinicalsupporttool@nhs.net

Central Alerting System (CAS)

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

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Herts Urgent Care - GP update

Please find attached the December 2019 issue of the GP Newsletter from Herts Urgent Care containing key service updates, some performance information and patient feedback. If you are happy to receive this directly please contact Daniela Crouch, Marketing and Communications Manager at Herts Urgent Care.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Join the largest ever study of the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) 

CPFT is part of a major national study to understand these conditions better and develop new treatments. Thousands of people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can do the study in a few minutes at home, to make a huge difference.

•Anyone aged 16+ who has experienced serious/clinical anxiety or depression (sought help or treatment from a health professional at any point, or after a major life event), can take part in the GLAD study, which involves reading an information sheet, providing consent, completing a questionnaire (online) and providing a saliva sample, which can all be done at home.

•When you sign up or explain the study – please make sure people select ‘Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’ in the form as the referring NHS Trust - share the guidance attached on how to do this, and display the GLAD study poster in your service areas.

•If you have any questions about the GLAD study contact Clinical Research Nurse Heidi Rice 01223 219517 in the Mental Health Team at the Windsor Research Unit.

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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


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GP News 06 December 2019