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GP News 06 September 2019

Primary Care Networks

NHS NETWORKS daily news stories:

12:02pm, 23 August 2019

Social prescribing: what’s in it for practices and their patients?

Social prescribing link-workers were among the first of the funded additional roles practices have been encouraged to employ under the network contract, so clearly policymakers think they could make a difference. 

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)

Primary Care Pharmacy Education Newsletter

Know Your Numbers! Week,  9 – 15 September: Communications toolkit

As part of Know Your Numbers! Week, local residents can get their blood pressure checked for free at over 50 local pharmacies or pop up events across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  A communications toolkit is available on the CCG website HERE to help raise awareness of this within your practice. This includes suggested copy for your website, social media content and images.  For further information or guidance on using the toolkit please contact capccg.contact@nhs.net

Important: Subject Access Request Policies

Practices are asked to update their Subject Access Request Policies in accordance with the ICO announcement of 15 August 2019 that:

“Following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), we have updated our guidance on timescales for responding to a subject access request (SAR), as well as other individual rights requests. The timescale has now changed to reflect the day of receipt as ‘day one’, as opposed to the day after receipt.  For example, a SAR received on 3 September should be responded to by 3 October. We have updated our Individual Rights pages to reflect this ruling”.

This is the first time since implementation of the GDPR that we have received clarity of the meaning of the ‘one month’ statutory response time.  Further clarification on the time limits for responding to data protection rights requests is available here

GP Educational Events

2019/20 Dates and Topics:


18 September 2019

Eclipse Live and Dermatology  (click to book!) 

31 October 2019

Cancer (click to book!)                

13 November 2019

What Social Care can offer as an alternative to A&E / hospital admission

11 December 2019

Diabetes & Obesity (click to book!)

23 January 2020

Gastro and Cardio (click to book!)

12 March 2020

Primary care and PCNs

30 April 2020 (tbc)

Controlled Drugs: Prescribing and Deprescribing – finding the way forward

For further details on our upcoming events, please 
click here.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT)

GP/ Requesting Nurses  signatures

We now require an updated signature form for all staff at each GP Surgery that are requestors of X-ray examinations, thank you. Please can you return the attached forms ASAP.

GP signatures blank form

Practice Nurse signatures blank


When referring a Patient for a Dexa Scan can you please enter in the ‘referring Doctor’ box, the actual doctor referring the scan and NOT the Group Practice.

Lumber Spine x-rays

The current NICE guidelines state that lumbar spine x-rays should not routinely be offered in a non-specialist setting for people with lower back pain with or without sciatica.  For metastatic cord compression the guidelines state that x-rays should not be used to make or exclude the diagnosis of spinal metastases or metastatic spinal cord compression.

Health Education England

HEE Population Health Fellowships

As part of our Population Health and Prevention programme, Health Education England (HEE) is launching a new Population Health Fellowship programme for health care workers in the NHS. There are 14 fellowships available for all NHS clinical staff (AFC Band 6 and above/Post Foundation Training) including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, dentists, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and others, to develop skills in population health.

  • Fellowships will last one year, starting in 2020.
  • Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is midnight Friday 27th September 2019.
  • Candidates who are successfully shortlisted can expect to be called for the next level of selection processes in October 2019. 
  • Visit the Population Health Fellowship webpage to find out more information and how to apply.
  • https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/population-health/population-health-fellowship
  • If you are potentially interested in hosting a Population Health Fellowship (anticipated to start early 2020), please email populationhealthfellows@hee.nhs.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice hosted a special afternoon for young people, at Arthur Rank Hospice in Shelford Bottom (Wednesday 28 August). The collaborative event was the second in a series of three, designed to introduce young people approaching the age of 18, and their families, to the care and services available to them. Read more here

East Accord Event

This year’s major East Accord Event will take place on Wednesday 16 October, at Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. 

The event is free of charge and will run from 10:00 – 16:30 and will include refreshments in the morning and afternoon, and lunch will also be provided.

If you would like to attend the event please register at Eventbrite by clicking on the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-accord-event-2019-tickets-66852610959 - (there are limited tickets, and closing date is 09 October)


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 Training Hub:

We currently have two vacancies in our team for the following: 

GP Support Hub Lead 

First 5 Lead for Huntingdon 

For more information, please e-mail candptraininghub@nhs.net

Active Signposting Workshops 

Meet the charities and voluntary organisations that can help support patients coming into the surgery 

  • Tues 15th October            14:00-16:00         Cambridge 
  • Weds 16th October          14:00-16:00         Huntingdon 
Workforce Innovation Event 

Learn about the new roles available to General Practice and how these can work for you. Lunch provided! 

  • Weds 09th Oct                    12:00-15:30         Wood Green 
Diabetes Workshops with Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick 
  • Tues 08th Oct                      13:00-15:00         Wood Green for Clinical Leads 
  • Weds 16th oct                    13:00-15:00         Wood Green for HCAs 

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GP News 06 September 2019