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GP News 13 December 2019

Medical Terminology with Data Protection and Security Update

 Wednesday 25 February  09:00-16:00  Peterborough  Click here to book
 Tuesday 28 April   09:00-16:00  Cambridge  Click here to book

These workshops are fully funded.

Effective Consultations

These workshops are delivered by Effective PI who do the Consultations courses for Red Whale.  

 Wednesday 26 February  13:00-17:00  Huntingdon  Click here to book
 Wednesday 20 May   13:00-17:00  Huntingdon  Click here to book
 Wednesday 23 September  13:00-17:00  Huntingdon  Click here to book

These workshops are fully funded.

Introduction to Pneumococcal, Influenza and Shingles Immunisations and B12 Injection Training for HCAs

 Wednesday 11 March and Thursday 12 March  09:00-17:00  Click here to book

This course is subsidised by the Training Hub. Cost to you is £85 per person.

GP Development Update – Bring Baby

 Friday 24 January  09:45-14:30  Cambridge  Click here to book
 Friday 28 February  09:45-14:30  Peterborough  Click here to book
 Wednesday 25 March  09:45-14:30  Huntingdon   Click here to book
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Do your patients use the NHSApp?

Some practices worry their older population won’t be able to use NHSApp but an Ofcom report suggests more and more over 65s are using digital technology.

Digital tools can empower patients to take control of their own health and care.  Our digital inclusion guide could help you help patients get on board.

Have you promoted NHSApp to your patient list?  There are lots of tools you can use to help raise awareness of it already for you to use.  It includes:

  • a text message that can be sent to all patients with details of how to sign up
  • a message to leave on practice answerphones, on websites or to send out to patients by email
  • advice on social media posts
  • downloadable posters and leaflets to place around reception and waiting areas
  • a short film for waiting room screens.

REMINDER: festive season communications toolkit

As part of the CCGs ongoing winter campaign all practices have access to the winter communications toolkit on the CCG Health Professional website HERE. This includes copy that can be used on practice websites, posters for patient waiting areas and suggested social media content on key topics such as Christmas/NY opening hours, reminder for repeat prescriptions, winter illnesses and general self care.

In addition, there are a range of patient information leaflets now available in 11 languages on the new translated resources comms toolkit HERE.

For further information or guidance on using the toolkit please contact capccg.contact@nhs.net

Congratulations to Thistlemoor Road Surgery

In addition to last week's news, on 28 November 2019, the Care Quality Commission also rated Thistlemoor Road Surgery as 'Outstanding' you can read the full inspection report here. Congratulations!

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NHS Digital

GP practices using SystmOne receiving flu vaccination details directly from pharmacy systems 

NHS Digital recently piloted sending electronic flu vaccination notifications from pharmacies that use PharmOutcomes to TPP SystmOne GP practices. The notifications arrive as a workflow task and include ‘structured’ information which means vaccine details can be added directly to a patient’s GP record, without having to transcribe the information manually.

The pilot in the Leeds area was successful and so, with the support of PSNC, we rolled out the new functionality to community pharmacies and GP practices in the North West and North East and Yorkshire areas last month.

From Thursday 12 December 2019, the new functionality is being rolled out to all remaining NHS England regions, East of England, London, Midlands, South East and South West. More information is available on the NHS Digital website.


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

The inclusion of external courses and events within GP News does not imply endorsement by NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG or any association with their operators.

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GP News 13 December 2019