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GP News 19 July 2019

NHS England

GP retention toolkit

As part of its ongoing commitment to make general practice a great place to work, NHS England and Improvement have provided £12 million to support local efforts to encourage GPs to stay working in the profession and stem the flow of those leaving. This is supported by a toolkit, which sets out the key learning from NHS England’s retention programme and includes recommended approaches and key areas to focus on. There is also a video about the lessons learnt from intensive support sites which NHSE/I funded, featuring The Black Country from the Midlands region alongside two other STPs.

You can access the toolkit and video via NHS England’s website at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/workforce/retaining-the-current-medical-workforce/making-general-practice-a-better-place-to-work/.

REMINDER: Consultation with member practices - CCG Constitution changes

Last week we emailed you about a consultation on proposed changes to the CCG's Constitution and Governing Body membership.

This is a reminder that responses need to be received by the LMC by noon on Tuesday 23 July 2019. Each member practice has one vote (reply slip attached).

The reply slip should be returned to the LMC at:

  • Cambridgeshire LMC office, Farmhouse Suite, Glebe Farm Campus, Knapwell, Cambridge CB23 4GG

  • or by Fax to 01954 332061

  • or by scanning and emailing to admin@cambslmc.org

CCG Governing Body 

CCG Governing Body meeting took place this Tuesday 16 July. There were three papers presented:

  • The Accountable Officer report confirmed that the CCG has been rated as Requires Improvement, moving up from Inadequate and we maintained our green rating for patient engagement.
  • The Decommissioning Recommendations – revised recommendations were approved for ceasing a small number of grants and contracts, to renegotiate, or look at pathway redesign. 
  • We set out the process for an eight week clinically led programme, supported by the new STP Joint Clinical Group that Mark Sanderson leads to work on rapid redesign of JET, the neuro-rehab and ophthalmology.

See here for link to the papers https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/about-us/governing-body-meetings

The commissioning of specialist fertility services will be discussed at the next meeting on on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

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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 Sinem White (sinem.white@nhs.net).

You can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1

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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

Update from the Training Hub:

Ear Care Study Days - £95 per person
  • Tuesday 15 Oct              Huntingdon                 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 29 Oct              Cambridge                   9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 05 Nov             Peterborough              9:30am - 5:00pm

Infection Control Update - £10 per person

  • Wednesday 09 Oct         Huntingdon                 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Leading Change in Complex Systems

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP

  • 4 November 2019

  • Burgess Hall, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 6WU. 

The Event will be led by Paul Plsek an internationally recognized expert on creativity, innovation, transformational leadership, and the management of change in complex systems. His work can be best described as “helping organisations think better.” He has over 30-years’ experience and an extensive list of health and social care clients in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, US and Canada.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

External Events

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

This multi-disciplinary one-day course aims to help health professionals and clinical leaders understand more about the science behind remission; how different diets might be effective at helping patients achieve remission; and offer practical advice on implementation and evaluation of remission services.

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 19 July 2019