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GP News 12 April 2019

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

NHS England and NHS Improvement

General Practice bulletin

Update from the Public Participation Team

Please find attached some information from NHS England’s Public Participation team.

The team is promoting opportunities for its Public Participation Voice (PPV) Forum to help put people at the heart of the NHS Cancer Programme.

CCS and CPFT Update: Integrated health Child Programme

Please see attached update from Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Long Term Plan focus groups in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

We would be grateful if you could publicise the following focus groups being held by Healthwatch. Posters attached in 'related documents'.

Peterborough Focus groups – click here for more information
  • Wednesday 24 April 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm,  City College, Brook Street, Peterborough, PE1 1TU.  This focus group is open to anyone with a physical, learning or sensory disability. It is also open to anyone who cares for someone with a disability.
  • Thursday 25 April  2019, 10am to 12 noon, Stanground Community Centre, Whittlesey Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 8QS – this focus group is open to anyone who lives in Peterborough.
Cambridgeshire Focus groups – click here for more information
  • Tuesday 30 April 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Maple Centre, 6 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, PE29 7HN – this focus group is open to anyone who lives in Cambridgeshire.
  • We are also holding a second focus group with a group of people with learning disabilities who live in Cambridgeshire.

Places are free but limited and must be booked in advance:

CCG Educational Event

Managing controlled drugs in general practice

  • Tuesday 16 April

  • 1-3pm (lunch at 12.30)

  • Huntingdon Racecourse

  • Open to all clinical staff working in member practices

Our first CCG-led educational sessions for our members is running on Tuesday 16 April. These events are open to all clinical staff working in member practices.

The topic is Managing controlled drugs in general practice – taking the pain out of CDs.

Please find a flyer attached which has the details included. If you are intending to come please register at https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/event/ccg-gp-ed-managing-controlled-drugs/. We look forward to seeing you there!

Next Generation GP Success

The Next Generation GP programme aims to support and encourage the development of emerging leaders and future ‘change-makers’ in GP trainees and early career GPs (first 5-7 years).

Dr Nish Manek, the founder of Next Gen GP and a local Cambridge GP Trainee, led a highly success programme here in Cambridgeshire which supported 48 new leaders across the East of England!

Here are just a few examples of the great feedback received:

"I’ve been inspired to make a difference"

"I am now totally set on a GP career with leadership roles"

"I feel more confident expressing myself and my ideas"

"I have a much better idea of what I want from my career"

We aim to support another second cohort later this year to be based in Peterborough.  If you would like to express your interest in this opportunity then please contact fiona.holloway-parks@nhs.net

Flu vaccines ordering  winter 2019/20

The CCG have been asked to provide assurance to NHS England that orders for the next flu season have been placed and are at sufficient levels to meet the requirements of the population. If you have not yet placed your flu vaccine orders, or you have not ordered enough vaccines to meet the expected requirements of your population, please could you make us aware by sending an e-mail to capccg.primarycare@nhs.net. The Primary care team will then be able to provide advice with regards to ensuring your practice has sufficient vaccines.

Dementia Coding Checks

Undertaking regular dementia coding checks to ensure that your dementia registers are accurate is a task which will assist practices in fulfilling the "improving dementia diagnosis rates" criteria of the 2018/19 QEF in order to receive incentive payment. 

Attached is the most recently updated graph illustrating numbers of patients on anti-dementia medication and not on dementia registers per practice over the last twelve months. 

Latest figures indicate that across the system, 210 patients who have been prescribed anti-dementia medication do not appear on practice dementia registers. Therefore, if you could carry out a dementia coding check for your surgery as soon as possible please, that would be extremely beneficial. Our CCG Clinical Lead for Dementia has recently done so for his practice in a matter of minutes. 

Should you require any guidance on how to perform this on your clinical system, then our Primary Care Information Team can be contacted via e-mail on: capccg.primarycareinformation@nhs.net 

In the event of further queries, please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me. 

Reminder:  Easter 2019 communications toolkit now available

Practices can now access the new ‘Easter 2019’ communication toolkit on the Healthcare professionals’ area of the CCG website HERE. 

The communications toolkit provides resources to help encourage patients to be prepared for the four day bank holiday weekend and raise awareness of local service available. The toolkit includes website copy, videos and images and suggested social media activity.

If you would like any further information or guidance on how to use any of these resources within your practice please contact the CCG communications team at capccg.contact@nhs.net

FIT Update

We are sorry that the distribution of the FIT kits has not gone as well as planned in the south of the county.

Once the surgeries order the kits they should come pretty quickly. They should also contain some picture instructions on how to take the sample.

For orders, the Kits that I have seen have a shelf life until Feb 2020, so a reasonable time. Last year GPs did 6000 FOB tests for about 1m patients. So about 1-2 per week for a list size of approx 10,000. This is the sort of figure to use to estimate how many to order. We do anticipate use of FIT will be higher than FOB.

Process for CUH FIT kits:

Just to confirm, the process to get the FIT kits is that general practice staff should use GP Stock, where they normally order their consumables from http://gpstock.thepathologypartnership.info/index.php to order the consumable (CUH - Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)). The test is ordered in units of 1 which contain 5 tests.

A reminder:

  • This is for symptomatic patients NOT screening
  • Do not use blue pots.

Any queries please e-mail me at oliver.stovin@nhs.net

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


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

Primary/Secondary Care Cancer Networking Event - Speed dating

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Chair Dr Suzanne Phillips
  • Date: Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Time: 18:00-21:00
  • Venue: Knights Hill Hotel, King’s Lynn
  • Please see attached flyer for further details and how to book.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Stepping into my Shoes

The STP is running an informal staff development opportunity that involves creating an ‘interchange’ of learning experiences, for more information click here for flyer and here for the Q&A.  Aimed at all leaders across the STP including Primary Care,  it is a simple concept of matching learners and sharers from across the STP together with the intention of a mutual learning opportunity. The Learner shares what they are looking for in terms of experience in another organisation while the Sharer reveals their skills and knowledge and in what capacity. 

Comments from Primary Care staff who have taken part have been positive:

“I gained valuable experience and knowledge and I will be taking this forward in my clinical practice as a GP. I have also gained a better understanding of the services both in the hospital and in the community which will benefit my patients”

“It is nice to sit with an NHS colleague outside of forums where certain expectations/ level of information are expected to be shared or not shared. I can apply thinking in the way advised from the person I met”

“The initiative met my expectations”

CUHP Senior Leadership Opportunities 2019-20

Please see attached overview flyer for:

Everything you wanted to know about Medical Examiners
- Tuesday 16th April 2019

  • Speaker: Dr Suzy Lishman, NWAFT Lead Medical Examiner
  • Date: Tuesday 16th April 2019
  • Time: 12:00 – 13:00
  • Venue: John Fawcett Lecture Theatre, Peterborough City Hospital
  • Lunch: Available from 11:45 in the waiting area, Learning Centre, kindly sponsored by Daiichi-Sankyo

Medical Examiners are being introduced to scrutinise all deaths in all acute trusts in England and Wales in 2019 and will be rolled out to cover deaths in the community by 2021. They review case notes and talk to the attending doctor to ensure accuracy of the death certificate and appropriate referral to the Coroner, and to the bereaved family to answer any questions they may have. They will identify cases that require further investigation and feed any concerns into the trust governance process. NWAFT currently has 10 part-time Medical Examiners from a range of specialties.

2019 General Practice Leadership Development Programme (for GPs and Practice Managers)

  • Keele Clinical Leadership Academy - School of Medicine
  • 16-18 October 2019
  • 14-15 October 2020
  • Course fee: £540 (which includes tuition fees, refreshments, lunches and evening meal on Day 1).
  • For further information or to book online click here

Primary Care Digital Transformation – Making it Happen at Scale – 19 June 2019

The national conference 'Primary Care Digital Transformation – Making it Happen at Scale' takes place on 19 June in central London.  It is for NHS leaders - commissioning, workforce development, digital delivery, practising GPs, general practice nurses, practice managers; and everyone involved in delivery of primary care and evolving Primary Care Networks.  The event is an opportunity to learn about how to make digital transformation happen at scale in primary care - that means hearing from clinicians on the front line about their experience of using apps, social media, video consultation and telehealth to provide technology enabled care and all the benefits that are generated for the practice and the patient.  Book your place on eventbrite.

Physician Associates in Primary Care Conference

Physician Associates (PAs) are playing a new and exciting role in supporting general practice and other local healthcare providers. This conference on Thursday 13 June at Keele University in Staffordshire will help you find out more about the role of PAs and how they are helping to make a difference within primary care locally. In addition, details will be shared of the pioneering Physician Associates Internship at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, which is a finalist in the HSJ Value Awards 2019. For more information please refer to the attached poster.

FOR INFORMATION: Registrations can be made here using the password PAJune2019

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GP News 12 April 2019