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GP News 15 November 2019

Primary Care Networks

Please advertise the Training Hub events within your PCN

Social prescribing resources to share with link workers and person within the PCN who is supporting the link worker

Social prescribing support through the Training Hub:

The Training Hub have created a page to help PCNs with recruitment:

PCN Data:

The North and South Alliance Population Health data packs have been updated on Cambridgeshire Insight to include:

(Almond Road practice remains in A1 Network PCN)

Developing Nursing leadership in Primary care

  • East Regional GPN Roundtable Conference
  • Wednesday 27 November │Rowley Mile, Newmarket Racecourse CB8 0TF
  • Free conference to develop nurse leadership in Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

General Practice nurses working in East of England are invited to a free conference which aims to unleash their talents to support the development of Primary Care Networks.

The conference takes place on Wednesday 27 November from 09:30 – 15:45 at Rowley Mile, Newmarket Racecourse CB8 0TF.  The event is sponsored by NHS England and NHS Improvement through the GP Nursing 10 Point Plan Programme and is for General Practice Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and Health Care Support Workers based in GP practices. PCN Clinical Directors and their deputies are also invited to attend.

Places are limited and can be booked now at: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/regional-round-table-event-newmarket  For further information please contact Jane.ross3@nhs.net | 011382 55018

Building capability for improvement

General Practice Improvement Leads programme – registration is open for east of England – January 2020 dates

Having clinicians and managers with quality improvement skills is key to successful change. Free places are provided on the General Practice Improvement Leads programme from our Time for Care team. This is a successful personal development programme with small cohorts of up to 35 people to build confidence and skills for leading service redesign in your practice or federation. 

There are still places available on the Advanced Management of Diabetes course (30 January 2020), the deadline has been extended until end of November. Please click on book now for the application form. 

Last chance for Cervical Screening Workshop on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November at ARU. Click here to book.

Clinical Awareness and Coding Workshop for Receptionists and Clinicians New to Practice. 

An additional Medical Terminology with Data Security course for Receptionists has been arranged on 25 Feb in Peterborough. Click here to book

Reminder: Cancer Masterclasses

23 November 2019

The Cancer Speed dating Masterclass on Saturday 23 November 2019 (9:00 - 13:00 with breakfast & lunch included). (Directions to Arthur Rank Hospice)

This will be an interactive​ educational morning with eight clinical stations for GPs to meet other GP colleagues and Consultants from Addenbrooke's Hospital to discuss shared understanding of clinical pathways to diagnose cancer early. 

The event and food is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support Learning & Development Team​ to raise awareness and education for diagnosing cancers in an early stage, and is provided free of charge, parking is free too.  To reserve your seat please email stuti.mukherjee@nhs.net 

Central Alerting System (CAS)

Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Sandoz Limited, Omeprazole 40mg Powder For Solution For Infusion

  • Sandoz Limited is recalling the above batch due to the occurrence of degradation in some vials, resulting in green discolouration of the powder in the vial, leading to increased levels of impurities/degradation products in the medicine
  • You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

Minims Phenylephrine 2.5% And 10% W/V Eye Drops: Supply Disruption

  • Minims phenylephrine 2.5% eye drops will be out of stock from the end of November 2019 until early January 2020. 
  • Minims phenylephrine 10% eye drops will be out of stock until early January 2020.
  • You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

Update from the TrainingHub

NHS England & NHS Improvement

Practices encouraged to use free NHS Jobs advertising to attract nurses

GP practice managers can advertise nursing vacancies through NHS Jobs by using the new ‘bolt-on’ website, which aims to increase the supply of General Practice nurses. Potential applicants can quickly filter to find local roles as a General Practice Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Nursing Associate and Health Care Support Worker. The site also includes information about General Practice Nursing training and careers.

To advertise on the website job adverts must be uploaded to NHS Jobs, which is free for GP practices. To open an NHS Jobs account, or for technical support, call 01443 443827 or email: nhsbsa.nhsjobsenquiries@nhs.net.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHFT)

Cancer Patient Partnership Group

The Cancer Patient Partnership Group (CPPG) at Addenbrooke's hospital have put together a bulletin, written by patients for patients, and would really appreciate it if you could share this with your patients.

Attached is a copy available for print and also the link to the bulletin on the Addenbrooke's website.

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership

Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen

Can you help us improve healthcare for people with fibromyalgia in the UK?

PACFiND is a project aimed at developing new pathways of care for people with fibromyalgia (www.abdn.ac.uk/pacfind). We are looking for healthcare professionals who see patients with fibromyalgia to take part in a short online survey. This will help us understand current provision of NHS services for people with fibromyalgia. Please click here to complete this survey. 

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 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


Health Education England

Early Career Fellowships Masterclass

  • 16 January 2020 | 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
  • Newmarket Racing Course, Rowley Mile, CB8 0TF | Free parking
  • Please register at: https://bit.ly/2WQkMp2
  • Please see attached for further information.

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GP News 15 November 2019