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GP News 20 December 2019

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Primary Care Pharmacy Education

Please see the December addition of the Primary care pharmacy education pathway and information about clinical supervisor training for all pathways early next year attached.  CPPE will be delivering half day workshops for clinical supervisors. The workshops are free and you can book your place now via the CPPE website.

Collaborative MSK Physiotherapy Redesign - Seeking PCN representatives

We are seeking PCN representation at a Collaborative MSK physiotherapy pathway redesign workshop. The aim of the workshop is to develop an integrated high-quality pathway for MSK physiotherapy between primary care, secondary care and community care. The objectives are to deliver an improved service; a single point of access (SPA) to the MSK physiotherapy service for patients and GPs across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough; and, to include an offer of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) to the 21 PCNs.

To do this, we would appreciate representation from PCNs to feed into the MSK redesign programme and to give their thoughts on if, when and how FCPs fit into their PCNs.

  • 15 January 2020
  • 13:00 to 15:00
  • Henderson Room, Hinchingbrooke Hospital Education Centre, Huntingdon
  • Aimed at GPs and Nurses - anyone with a clinical interest

If you are interested in becoming a PCN representative on the MSK physiotherapy pathway redesign then please contact Tonia Keates: Landline  01223 725311    Mobile  07946 154381    Email  tonia.keates@nhs.net

Chaperoning Training

 Date   Time   Locality 
 Tuesday 18 February  09:30-12:30  Peterborough 
 Wednesday 26 February  13:00-16:00  Cambridge 
 Thursday 26 March  13:00-16:00   Huntingdon 
 Thursday 02 April  13:00-16:00   Peterborough 
  • Please click here to book 

New to Practice Skills Toolkit

Date Time  Link 
 Wednesday 26 February  13:00-17:00  Effective Consultations
 Wednesday 18 March  13:30-16:30  Information Governance 
 Wednesday 25 March   10:00-16:00  Clinical Awareness and Coding 
 Wednesday 01 April   13:00-17:00   Communication Skills 
 Wednesday 22 April  13:30-17:00   Safety and Significant Events
 Wednesday 29 April  13:00-17:00  Managing Uncertainty
 Wednesday 13 May  09:00-16:00   Motivational Interviewing 


  • Shapes Toolkit for Practice Managers on 19 May 09:30-17:00 at Wood Green. Please click here to book. 
  • Caldicott Guardian on 31 March 13:30-16:30 at Hemingford Pavilion. Please click here to book. 

Safeguarding Children Level 3 for GPs and Nurses 

Date  Time Venue 
 Friday 27 March  12:45-16:30  Cambridge 
 Tuesday 02 June  13:15-17:00  Peterborough
 Tuesday 08 September  12:45-16:30  Cambridge 
 Tuesday 08 December  13:15-17:00  Peterborough
  • Please click here to book. 



Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are now available online HERE.  Please display these within your practice.

All practices also have access to the winter communications toolkit on the CCG Health Professionals website HERE. This includes copy that can be used on practice websites, posters for patient waiting areas and suggested social media content on key topics such as Christmas/NY opening hours, winter illnesses and general self care. For further information or guidance on using the toolkit please contact capccg.contact@nhs.net

Childrens Services

Closed: 27, 30 and 31 December 2019.

There will be a skeleton staff available in Peterborough and in Cambridgeshire to deal with any emergency situations where there are safeguarding concerns requiring an immediate response. Please ensure that only emergency cases are sent through on closure days. 

The Customer Service Centre at St Ives will be open from 8.00am to 5.00pm for emergencies only on 0345 045 5203

The Emergency Duty Team will be operating as normal from 5.00 pm and covering all bank holidays 25 and 26 December and 01 January and can be contacted on 01733 234724

Central Alerting System (CAS)

Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Medley Pharma Limited, Ranitidine 150mg Tablets, Ranitidine 300mg Tablets

Medley Pharma Ltd is recalling all unexpired stock of Ranitidine Tablets from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to possible contamination with an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which has genotoxic and carcinogenic potential.

Full details of the drug alert can be found on the CAS website here.

Book now: GP education event:  Gastroenterology and Cardiology

  • Thursday 23 January 2020, 12.30 - 3pm (lunch included) at Huntingdon Race Course
  • Book online on the CCG Training Hub

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East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST)

Please find attached an HCP Update Letter from Gary Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, Ambulance Operations Centres and Community Response. This update clarifies certain points around the Health Care Professional (HCP) framework that was brought in on 01 October 2019. 

Please ensure all health professionals within your practice are made aware of this update. There is national/local communication material available on the EEAST website here. If you have any specific questions regarding the HCP framework you can email HCPfeedback@eastamb.nhs.uk

Cambridgeshire County Council

December newsletter from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership

Everyone Health

Newsletter - Winter 2019


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

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 20 December 2019