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GP News 14 January 2019

Public Health England

New strategy for a measles and rubella free future

The new measles and rubella elimination strategy maps out how the UK can achieve a future that is free of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).

It includes a number of recommendations to maintain measles and rubella elimination going forward which cover 4 main areas:

  1. Achieve and sustain over 95% coverage with 2 doses of MMR vaccine in the routine childhood immunisation programme.
  2. Achieve over 95% coverage with 2 doses of MMR vaccine in older age groups.
  3. Strengthen measles and rubella monitoring.
  4. Ensure easy access to high-quality, evidence-based information for health professionals and the public.

Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-strategy-for-a-measles-and-rubella-free-future

NHS England

General Practice Bulletin - January 2019

NHS England publishes the NHS Long Term Plan / EU Exit Operational Guidance / General practice workforce data / Clinical pharmacists in general practice / Have your say on a national patient safety strategy for the NHS / New mental health support for mothers / Free NHS guides available to support the health and wellbeing of older people and carers / National NHS Complaint Managers Forum / Evidence based interventions programme / Thinking creatively about primary care / Sharing the learning from existing primary care networks: series of webinars / Practice manager development – coaching and mentoring sessions / Webinar for GPs on ‘items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care’ / Access to end of life care medicines / Promoting the GP Patient Survey to your patients / Guidance on the use of the e-RS (e-Referral Service) 2018 / GP Lloyd George Records / Blogs, vlogs and podcasts / Nikki’s book corner. To receive this bulletin directly to your mailbox sign up here

Dedicated NHS veterans’ Mental Health Services

The NHS provides dedicated mental health services for those who have served in the British Armed Forces – the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS), both available across England.

Access to both of these services is through the TILS.  Individuals can contact the service direct or ask to be referred via a GP or military charity.

Further details are available on the NHS website and also in this recently updated leaflet

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT)

NWAFT have advised that women who have had three or more previous Caesarean sections will now be offered an early ultrasound scan in any subsequent pregnancy, at both Peterborough and Hinchingrooke Hospital. The scan will take place at 7-8 weeks and will help clinicians rule out a Caesarean section scar ectopic, which is thought to be the precursor to the morbidly adherent placental conditions.

Please be reminded that the number for the central triage, which takes calls for both hospital sites, is 01733 673758 and is available 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-12nooon, weekends/bank holidays. 

Reminder: Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives

Call for applications for our 4th cohort - closing date 17 January 2019

Closing date for applications to the 4th cohort of the Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives is 10am on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Each placement represents an investment of £1,000 and is fully funded by the East of England Leadership Academy and requires full attendance on the following impact days:

  • Thursday 28 February 2019;
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019; and 
  • Wednesday 22 May 2019.

Venue: Holiday Inn, Impington, Cambs.

See attached flyer and application form for further details.

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/

Cambridge Diabetes Study Day

Date:   Wednesday 06 February, 9.15am-4.00pm
Venue: Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9NL.

Provisional agenda items include:  Diagnosing monogenic diabetes, foot care, managing diabetes in pregnancy and accessing psychological support.

To book your place please email emma.sheldon@nhs.net with the following details:

  • Attendees name(s)
  • Practice name and address
  • Special dietary requirements.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Arts and Minds

Arts on Prescription

  • FREE art workshops for anyone experiencing anxiety, depression, stress or any other mental health problem.
  • Tuesdays from 1-3pm at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge
  • Wednesdays from 1-3pm at the Norris Museum in St Ives
  • and starting 07 February until 11 April
  • Thursdays from 3-5pm at Peterborough Museum.

Please use the attached referral form and display the attached posters and leaflet in your practice.


RCGP and Cancer Research UK

Primary Care and Cancer Matters Workshop

This workshop will be held on Wednesday 06 February 2018, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Faculty, Putteridge Bury, Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 8LE.  See attached Save the Date flyer

For further details and registration, please click on the link below:


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GP News 14 January 2019