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GP News 13 September 2019

Primary Care Networks

Clinical Directors

...we are looking for your support to represent Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP for a November meeting:

Ann Radmore (Regional Director for NHSE&I) and Dr Sean O’Kelly (Regional Medical Director for NHSE&I) would like to welcome a couple of our PCN Clinical Directors to a meeting at Victoria House, Fulbourn, which will be attended by PCN Clinical Directors from all six STPs.  Ann and Sean would like to establish a conversation with the Clinical Directors about their PCN work to date and how the region can support this. The meeting will be scheduled in November, in order that the Clinical Directors have had several months in their posts and have become increasingly familiar with their PCN.

We are looking for two Clinical Director volunteers who would like to join this conversation with the region.  We expect the meeting to last no more than 2 hours, and will provide the date to the attendees in due course.  If you would like to be part of this  meeting please email capccg.primarycare@nhs.net

Last chance to book...

**Eclipse Live and Dermatology - GP Education Event

Important: EoE Home Oxygen Service

BOC will cease accepting orders for Home Oxygen by fax on 31 October 2019.

Ceasing the use of fax to share patient information fits with the Future of Healthcare Vision to improve patient safety and cyber security.

Ordering of Home Oxygen should be done via the Home Oxygen Portal and registering with an nhs.net email address. Please see attached for further details.

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)

Peterborough Beats Together Event

On behalf of Peterborough City Hospital’s Cardiology Team, we would like to invite you to their first event Peterborough Beats Together event on Saturday 28 September, 9am-12noon at Ferry Meadows Country Meadows (Coney Meadow).

90% of premature deaths from heart disease in Peterborough and the surrounding areas are caused by preventable risk factors. To tackle this, the team is raising awareness of cardiac disease and how simple lifestyle changes could help prevent it.

As part of the event, the team are attempting an official Guinness World Record that will see 500+ people come together to form the image of a pill by holding black and white card above their heads and moving in and out. The image will then be captured from above by a drone.

The event is completely free for everyone to attend but the team will be fundraising throughout the day with all proceeds going towards improving our cardiology services for the local population.

Please would you consider advertising the attached poster in your waiting areas. 

NHS England & NHS Improvement

Helping GP practices get ready for NHS 111 bookings

Events will take place across the country to help GP practices implement the new NHS 111 booking system. As part of the GP contract, patients will soon be able to book some urgent appointments for in-hours GP services directly from NHS 111. This development has technical and financial implications for practices. At the events the new arrangements will be explored, including the changes practices may need to make. Delegates will also hear from the early adopters about the benefits of direct booking. The events are free and will take place in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Manchester in October and November. Further information and booking details can be found online.

NHS Cancer Programme Patient and Public Voices Forum

The NHS Cancer Programme is looking for people across England who are passionate about the NHS and can spare a few days this year to help transform cancer services. Please see attached poster for more information.

Primary Care Collaborative programme - cohort 5

Building on the success of the previous four cohorts - applications for the next Primary Care Collaborative programme - cohort 5 is open. There is space for about 4 or 5 more collaboratives, so if you haven’t submitted yet there’s still time ...

Please note that the closing date for these applications is extended to Thursday 26th September 2019 but please submit as soon as your application is complete.

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)

Patients living with Crohn’s and colitis to benefit from £5m grant for a new data research hub based in Cambridge

After a joint bid by Eastern AHSN and Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP), Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) have awarded a £5m grant awarded to establish a health data research hub for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The Hub – called G.I Know – will help to drive diagnosis and treatment for patients with inflammatory bowel disease across the region. It brings hope for the estimated 6650 people who are living with Crohn’s and colitis in Cambridgeshire. Read more at http://bit.ly/GIKnowIBD


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:

An Introduction to Phlebotomy on Tuesday 17 September and Boroughbury Medical Centre in Peterborough to book, click here!

Reminder! There is a Non-Medical Prescribing Update in Cambridge on 24 September!

For your Dispensers, there is Safe Use and Management of Controlled Drugs on Wednesday 02nd October at Hinchingbrooke Countryside Centre.

We still have places on Medical Terminology with Data Protection on 10 October at Wood Green!

Workforce Innovation Event

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

Weds 09 Oct                    12:00-15:30         Wood Green

Diabetes Workshops with Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick

Tues 08 Oct                      13:00-15:00         Wood Green for Clinical Leads

Weds 16 oct                    13:00-15:00         Wood Green for HCAs

Safeguarding for Admin Users

Weds 02 Oct   12:30-14:30         Cambridge

Thurs 17 Oct    12:30-14:30         Littleport 

GP Cancer Masterclasses 2019

Following the very well attended and successfully evaluated GP Cancer Masterclasses in 2017-18, and at the request of GP colleagues we are presenting the Cancer Speed dating Masterclass on  Saturday 23rd November  2019 (9:00 13:00 with breakfast & lunch included). (Directions to Arthur Rank Hospice)

If you are committed  to increase your skills of diagnosing cancer early,​ with a particular review of local services in an interactive and less formal setting, then please reserve your place by emailing Dr Stuti Mukherjee at stuti.mukherjee@nhs.net 

The meeting is open to all clinicians​ consulting patient who may have a possible cancer diagnosis.

Please feel free to circulate to any colleagues who may be interested in attending.

The Cancer Masterclass is sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support Learning & Development Team.

Diabetes Patient Forum

Do you have a patient who is motivated and passionate about their diabetes care? If so we need their help. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP are holding a patient forum to obtain patient views on the recently produced diabetes strategy and give patients chance to comment and provide feedback on the development of the delivery plans to drive forward the priorities of the strategy. The first forum is on 25 th September at 5pm at the Oaktree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN. Please contact Lisa Smith at lisa.smith142@nhs.net for more information.

Diabetes Clinical Leads Autumn Meeting

  • Tuesday 8th October 2019, 1.00pm-3.00pm, Wood Green Conference Centre, Godmanchester

Aimed at Diabetes Clinical Leads to update on Systemwide developments in diabetes care, particularly

  • Be informed of the agreed 'vision' of the new Diabetes with Obesity Strategy, including education of 'Ambition for Remission'
  • Participate, create and agree the new standardised Primary Care pathway for Pre-Diabetes, T2DM and DM Footcare.
  • To peer-review performance data and learn and develop new ways of working to improve these.

For further information and to book please use the following link: https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/event/diabetes-workshop-for-clinical-leads/

Diabetes HCA Autumn Meeting

  • Weds 16th October 2019, 1.00pm-3.00pm, Wood Green Conference Centre, Godmanchester

This meeting will be to Inform & Educate HCA's regarding new designed pathways, particularly

  • Patient Activation scores
  • Optimal 8 Care Processes call/re-call
  • 3TT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Use of wider team - DCT / Health Coaches
  • Assessing feet & the new Foot Care Pathway
  • Assessing ABPI

For further information and to book please use the following link: https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/event/diabetes-workshop-for-hcas/

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GP News 13 September 2019