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GP News 11 March 2019

Service Info: Quality Improvement Project

Discharge of innocuous fractures from A&E

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust  (QEHKL)

QEHKL are working on a quality improvement project aiming to discharge children under 11 years of age with distal radius fracture and mid-shaft clavicle fracture home from A&E without fracture clinic appointment. Please find a letter and patient leaflets on Clavicle fracture and Buckle fracture attached for further information.

If you have any suggestions, comments or queries please contact lucy.dennell@qehkl.nhs.uk or ayman.elsadawi@qehkl.nhs.uk

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Board meeting in public

  • Thursday 14 March 2019
  • 12.30pm to 3.00pm
  • Hemingford Pavilion, Manor Road, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon PE28 9BX

NHS England

Staff and patients asked for their views on proposals to help the NHS deliver its Long Term Plan

The NHS has launched a call for views on how targeted amendments to the law could help local and national health organisations work together more effectively to improve services for patients. Read more here

NHS England publishes guidance on Flash Glucose Monitors for Type 1 diabetes patients

Tens of thousands of patients with type 1 diabetes will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS from next month. NHS England published the clinical guidance for the monitors, outlining funding arrangements for local health groups and the criteria for who qualifies for the technology.

From April, the NHS will provide the technology for one in five of those with type 1 diabetes in England. Please click here to read the full story on the NHS England website. 

No Smoking Day, Wednesday 13 March 2019

There are so many misconceptions around the harm of e-cigarettes but what is the impact of smoking vs vaping? This experiment shows how toxic chemicals and tar inhaled by an average smoker in just one month compare with using an e-cigarette. Visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree to find the support that works for you. #NoSmokingDay #Smokefree

Cervical Screening Saves Lives

On Tuesday 05 March, Public Health England (PHE) launched their Cervical Screening Saves Lives campaign which is aimed at encouraging all eligible women to go to their cervical screening appointment and protect themselves against the risks of cervical cancer. The CCG is supporting this campaign on our social media channels.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Every 15 minutes in the UK someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer. It’s more common in the over 50s but can affect people of all ages.  Bowel Cancer UK have put together the attached briefing sheet on how you can show support during April. There is also more information on their website

Leading Healthcare Awards Winners

The winners of the Leading Healthcare Awards 2019 have been revealed...

The Awards evening took place on 6th March running through a series of fantastic projects before selecting the winners. You can read about the evening on Twitter using #leadinghealthcareawards or the live feed here.

Of note:

  • Innovation of the Year: Highly Commended Entry: NHS Norfolk Children and Young People’s Health Services
  • Improving Outcomes: Highly commended: Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
  • Staff and Patient Experience: Winner: Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Social Prescribing

The announcement of funding for Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to have a Social Prescribing Link worker has set many GPs wondering what a social prescriber is or does. This short blog aims to explain a bit about social prescribing and how PCNs can get the most out of it.


Cancer News for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Please read this: Important news - Cancer Pathway Developments
  • FIT - Faecal Immunochemical Test
  • PEDAS - Peterborough Early Diagnosis and Assessment Service
  • Peterborough CCC (Cancer Care in the Community)
  • RCGP and CRUK Cancer event 15 May

Please watch out for specific individual updates about these important developments.

2ww Patient Leaflet

We have updated the 2ww patient leaflet.  

It can be found on our website at https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/health-professionals/primary-care/primary-care-it-and-information/2ww-forms/ 

The leaflet has been updated following comments from a patient group, and an additional paragraph has been included which explains the timescales which patients should expect after being referred on a 2ww.

Infection prevention and control

We have updated the infection prevention and control pages on our website https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/health-professionals/resources-and-guidance/infection-prevention-and-control/ 

Easy read guide to care navigation

We have published an easy read version of our care navigation leaflet for patients. The easy read leaflet has been produced with the support of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and Peterborough Access Champions.

Post CCT Fellowships - Expressions of Interest 

We are pleased to announce our plans to submit a bid for the HEE Post CCT GP Fellowship Programme 2019/20. 

A summary of the proposal and scheme details can be found in the attached pro forma for your reference.

If you would be interested in participating in this programme and hosting a Post CCT GP Fellow in your practice, please complete the pro forma above and return to capccg.primarycare@nhs.net by COP Friday 26 April 2019.

Diabetes Prevention Week 2019

Diabetes Prevention Week will take place from 1 – 7 April.  The key messages this year focus on four themes: explaining diabetes, raising awareness of risks, establishing eligibility for the DPP programme, and signposting to the DPP programme.  A free national resource pack is available to order from the campaign resource centre, please complete the order form before Friday 15 March.

We have downloaded some of the support materials - posters, social media and videos which can be embedded on to websites - on to our toolkits page https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/health-professionals/resources-and-guidance/communications-toolkits/diabetes-prevention-week-toolkit/

Please see below the latest developments from the world of Healthcare Research and Innovation:

Band 6 Research Nurse position, 30 hrs per week. 

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Nurse to join our team to deliver Clinical Research in Primary Care in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region based at Victoria House in Fulbourn, Cambridge. The role is patient focused recruiting participants into a wide range of research studies and involves receiving informed consent, conducting study procedures and the collection of baseline and follow up data, with some office based work.  You will be required to travel across the locality and wider throughout Eastern. Closing date is the 17.03.19, Interview date 05.04.19. Please find the Research Nurse post advert and application form here.

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


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/

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS – Caldicott Guardian Training £145, Signposting Workshop and FREE Introduction to Immunisations and Vaccinations! 
  • Places still available for Foundations of Cytology is now available on 19th and 20th November for a bargain £30 !!!! 
  • FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in Peterborough, Huntingdon and East Cambridgeshire. 
  • Still places left for the FREE Chaperone training in Peterborough and Huntingdon. Cambridge is already fully booked! 
  • Also there is still availability on Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for HCAs and Suicide Mitigation for GPs.
  • Coming to the website soon – GPN conference on 13th June, Prescribing Updates for non-medical and Clinical Pharmacists, Customer Service,  Succeeding with Difficult People, Clinical Coding and Long Term Conditions Day!

GEMs (GP Evening Meetings)

GP Education Event on Hepatology, Woman’s Health & Diabetes
  • 26th March 2019 at 7.30pm – Addenbrooke’s, Deakin Centre
  • You are invited to attend a free GP educational event that is being hosted by GEMs
  • This event has been designed for all GPs. If you would like to attend then please register to book your place using the link below.
  • https://www.cam-pgmc.ac.uk/courses/gems-gp-evening-meeting-26th-march-2019
  • If you would like further details on the event then please contact Marion Papadopoulo (GPStR Programme Administrator) on mp872@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

Delirium Study Day

  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and My Improvement Network
  • 12 March 2019
  • 12.00 noon - 4.00pm
  • Peterborough City Hospital's Learning Centre on the fourth floor

Please visit https://www.research.net/r/12032019Peterbro to register, there is no cost and this counts as CPD. 

General Practice Transformation Champions conference - 28 March 2019

Book now for the next General Practice Transformation Champions conference in London. This free event is aimed at those involved in leading improvement and transformation in general practice and provides a packed day of practical insights into how practices and networks around England are sustaining and transforming general practice.

Attendees will hear about: transforming primary care through the development of Primary Care Networks, how new roles and ways of working are helping general practice workload, time for care and the broad impact of the programme including released time and coaching programmes and the benefits gained. This is an essential day for senior GPs, practice managers and primary care leads supporting transformation and the General Practice Forward View. View and download materials from previous events.

Reminder: Regional GP/Practice Nurse Eating Disorder Training event

  • Thursday 07 March 2019
  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital 
  • 9:30-12:30

To confirm a free place, an email can be sent to mandy.scott1@nhs.net with name and place of work.

Save the date:

Acute Oncology Educational Meeting

  • East of England Cancer Alliance
  • July 9th 2019
  • 09:30-4:30pm
  • Venue TBC – Cambridge/ Bury St Edmunds Centric

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GP News 11 March 2019