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GP News 15 February 2019

NHS England

General Practice bulletin

Top News: New GP contract framework marks the first major step towards delivery the NHS Long Term Plan. Read more here.

IAPT at 10

NHS England is marking 10 years of Improved Access to Psychological Therapies with a new webpage and series of blogs.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

The following updates form STP are now available:

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Phyllis – a theatre production

  • 2 – 4pm on Friday, 15 March 2019
  • The Medway Centre, Huntingdon, Medway Road, Huntingdon, PE29 1SF

A thought provoking theatre production that tells the story of one woman and her family’s attempt to navigate the complex system of older people’s care. More information, including how to book your free ticket, can be found on the Healthwatch website here: www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/phyllis

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Arthur Rank Hospice which last year supported over 3600 patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness or condition in Cambridgeshire, has been recognised as outstanding by CQC. You can read more on their website here.

Melanoma Helpline

FREE helpline for anyone in the UK who h as a question about any aspect of melanoma. Their specialist nurses are on duty to take calls between 7pm and 9pm each working day, at other times messages can be left and calls will be returned during their duty hours.

They can be contacted on 0808 801 0777 or by filling in the contact form on their website here


Reminder: Members' Event - 28 February

The next Members' Event is taking place on 28 February at Woodgreen Animal Shelter, Godmanchester - please RSVP on Eventbrite or to capccg.gateway@nhs.net. Thank you.

Reminder: 2WW Referrals

CUH have seen a dramatic increase in 2WW referrals since the new year, see letter attached, and we would therefore like to remind GPs to ensure patients have been given the 2WW leaflet to help ensure they are attending their appointments.

Reminder: Mary Seacole Programme - closing date 22 February

We still have some places available on cohorts 8-9 of our local Mary Seacole programme. Please note that you need to attend all four dates of your chosen cohort (dates in the attached flyer).

  • Cohort 8 – Fulbourn  – Launches 21 March 2019
  • Cohort 9 – Hinchingbrooke – Launches 22 March 2019

The Mary Seacole Programme is for those aspiring to their first leadership role, or those already in a new leadership position. It will empower you to turn your success into team and system success and to champion compassionate patient care. Directly applicable to the workplace, the Mary Seacole programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

If you are interested in nominating a member of your practice, then please email the Primary Care inbox capccg.primarycare@nhs.net with the following details:

  • Learner:
  • Email address:
  • Contact number:
  • Cohort Preference:
  • GP Practice:
  • Line manager:
  • Email address:
  • Contact number:

Please get back to us by close of Friday 22 February 2019.

Further details about the programme and dates for these cohorts are attached


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/


  • Places are still available for the FREE Understanding Diabetes (including foot checks)
  • Foundations of Cytology still has space and is ONLY £30!
  • HOT OF THE PRESS – 4 new courses live on-line ! Child and Adolescent Mental Health Training, MCA and DoLs for HCAs, Chaperone Training and Suicide Mitigation Training for GPs and GPNs

NHS England

Sharing the learning from existing primary care networks: series of webinars

NHS England is hosting a series of webinars for anyone working within primary care and the wider NHS, focusing on the benefits, impacts and development of primary care networks. The webinars will provide an update from the national primary care network programme, share examples of work already in progress across the country, and offer a chance to ask questions and find out more about next steps in relation to the development of primary care networks.

Current webinar dates are as follows, there is no need to register in advance, simply click on the link below at the start time.

More information at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/primary-care-networks/events-and-webinars/  

Primary care networks: an update on the development offer webinar

NHS England will be sharing further details on initial proposals for PCN support and development package at two webinars which will take place as below.

For further information, or to put forward any questions ahead of the webinars, please contact england.PCN@nhs.net.

Primary care networks: regional engagement events

NHS England is hosting a series of regional events focusing on primary care networks and how they can change the way that services are delivered at a local level to benefit people and communities. The events will provide an update on the national primary care networks programme, in the context of the Long Term Plan, latest planning guidance and GP contract, and provide an opportunity to discuss current progress with PCNs locally, including examples from areas already working as part of a network.

GPN Conference - The Changing Face of General Practice Nursing: Progress, opportunities and building on strengths

Brought to you by NHS England and Health Education England, this free to attend event has been designed specifically for general practice nurses, HCAs and the primary care nursing workforce based across the Midlands and East.

Focusing on the implementation of the 10 Point Plan, this specialist event will see top keynote speakers, interactive workshops and real-life case study sessions

  • 26 March 2019
  • The Woodlands  Centre, Wyboston, Bedfordshire
  • Danielle Harding and Jo Oldfield are presenting at the event.
  • Attendees will get a certificate of attendance, which can help with revalidation. 

For further information please see attached conference flyer or go directly to the registration form here: https://cvent.me/DZ4Rq

Regarding accommodation, RCNi have set up a special discounted code for the night before the event. Details of this offer appear on the website and in the confirmation email sent to all confirmed attendees.

Health Education England

Advanced Clinical Practice

HEE are supporting the delivery of education models to deliver Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). The purpose of the ACP development programme is to:

  • Upskill staff to deliver quality and safe care for patients

  • Career development and job satisfaction for non-medical staff

  • Promote new roles to attract people to work in the NHS

  • Plan changes to current and future workforce to address inherent gaps

As part of HEE Midlands and East ACP development programme for 2019/20 HEE are offering a series of engagement session on the development programme across East Midlands, West Midlands and East of England where providers can:

  • Find out about the HEE Midlands and East future workforce funding ACP offer 2019/20

  • Understand how your organisation can access ACP apprenticeships

  • Engage with the ACP network

  • Discuss your 2019/20 workforce planning and how ACP level practice can deliver excellent patient care in your organisation

Dates below. Contact LWAB.eoe@hee.nhs.uk for more information.

  • Friday 1 March 10-3.30 St Chads Court. 213 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9RG

  • Friday 8 March 10-3.30 The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom, CB8 8NT

  • Friday 15 March 10-3.30 Lawrence room, Westbridge Place, 1 Westbridge Close, LeicesterLE3 5DR

External training opportunities

NIHR BioResource and Cambridge Rare Disease Network

Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture

As part of Rare Disease Day, the NIHR BioResource and Cambridge Rare Disease Network will be hosting an evening lecture at the Clinical School on the 28th February, see attached poster. Doors open at 5.30pm for the lecture to start at 6pm and will finish at 7.30pm. There will be talks in rheumatology, genomics, immunology and radiology, with refreshments and a chance to network with people afterwards. All welcome, tickets are free https://bit.ly/2TYED2B

Cancer Research UK

  • Wednesday 15 May 2019

  • Wood Green, King's Bush Farm, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire PE29 2NH
  • See attached 'Save the Date' flyer and Agenda for the FREE East of England Primary Care and Cancer Matters Workshop.

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.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to check external links are from a reliable source please be mindful when requested to input personal information into third party links.
GP News 15 February 2019