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GP News 07 February 2019

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Health Education England

Health Education England has commissioned an educational film, in collaboration with Public Health England’s Primary Care Unit, on the treatment of UTIs in older adults, introducing resources that can be used to diagnose, manage and prevent UTIs in out of hospital settings.

It supports staff to effectively treat older adults with UTIs, supporting existing Public Health England tools – TARGET UTI leaflet and UTI diagnostics tool and  compliments the other short films that we have supported in a collaboration with PHE Primary Care Unit and TARGET Toolkit. It also promotes ‘To Dip or Not to Dip’ that aims to improve the management of urinary tract infections in older people in nursing home care.

There is a link to educational resources for health and care workers. There is also a link to practical resources for health and care workers  to share with patients and carers.

The film and resources are available on the e-LfH AMR site.

There is also a recently launched HEE film available on antimicrobial stewardship for GPs.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, led by Place2Be. The focus is on encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds.

The Keep Your Head website www.keep-your-head.com is a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on wellbeing and mental health for people of all ages across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Keep Your Head website has dedicated areas providing information targeted at children and young people and at adults including older people. You don’t need to be a service user to access the site as the information is available to anyone who feels that they need some support with their mental health.

The site provides a wealth of information on looking after your mental health, as well as self-help resources and services, both local and national, that can help when you need more support. There is also a new part of the site dedicated to professionals, which holds information on referral options and key contact information for services (https://www.keep-your-head.com/prof).

The site has been developed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, the SUN Network (who maintain and manage the adult mental health part of the site) and Centre 33 (who maintain and manage the children’s mental health part of the site).

If anyone else is sharing messages in relation to Children’s Mental Health Week or Time to Talk day (Thursday) then please share and we can get as much promotion for the site as possible.

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/

Training Hub update:

  • Still places availability for the FREE Understanding Diabetes Workshop which includes foot checks on 12 March !

  • Great opportunity to work with experienced Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Clinicians and other subject experts in CAMH Training. Dates: 28 March in Peterborough,  23 May in Huntingdon and Cambridge to be announced soon !

  • For those new to Primary Care, we have FREE Introduction to Immunisations and Vaccinations (27/28 March) and Foundations of Cytology (26 March)


We are delighted to announce that 2nd GPN/HCA Conference will be on Thursday 13 June 2019 !! Details to follow on our website.

www.cptraininghub.nhs.uk or contact us at candptraininghub@nhs.net

FREE Suicide Mitigation Training for GPs and Primary Care staff

Two 1.5 hours modules that can be delivered together or separately to suit your practice’s availability. 

CPD training, delivered in partnership with Connecting with People, co-delivered with local GP, Dr Melanie D’Souza.

For more information please see attached flyer or contact kate.beed@cpslmind.org.uk

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Regional Training Event - Eating Disorders

  • "The Role of GPs in Collaborative Working"
  • Thursday 07 March 2019 / 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Education Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital

See attached flyer for more details and confirm your attendance by email to mandy.scott1@nhs.net

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GP News 07 February 2019