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GP News 20 September 2019

CCG and Cambridge Judge Business School launch Primary Care Innovation Academy Programme

An innovative 10-day leadership programme for emerging primary care leaders in medicine, jointly organised by the Cambridge Judge Business School and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, kicks off this weekend with a three-day induction weekend in Cambridge.

Strengthening primary care and its innovation potential is key to help the NHS weather the many challenges of the future. This programme is designed to develop a team of future GP leaders who will be the local voice of general practice and engage pro-actively in the development of the local health system around their practices. Find out more here


GP Educational Events

2019/20 Dates and Topics:


31 October 2019

Cancer (click to book!)

13 November 2019

What Social Care can offer as an alternative to A&E / hospital admission

11 December 2019

Diabetes & Obesity (click to book!)

23 January 2020

Gastro and Cardio (click to book!)

12 March 2020

Primary care and PCNs

30 April 2020 (tbc)

Controlled Drugs: Prescribing and Deprescribing – finding the way forward

For further details on our upcoming events, please 
click here.

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

NHS England and NHS Improvement

EU Exit - Medicines Supply

The information for patients on nhs.uk around continuity of medicines supply if there is a no-deal EU exit has been updated. As well as this, the FAQ for clinicians on the NHS England website has also been updated.

These updates explain the government’s multi-layered approach to ensure that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal EU exit. It is important that this information is shared with front line staff, so they can pass this information on to patients. 

Latest Public Participation Bulletin

Please find attached the latest bulletin from NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Public Participation team.

NHS Business Services Authority

News: Midwives needed for digital pilot

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is looking for midwives and healthcare professionals to take part in their pilot programme for digital maternity exemption certificates. The digital scheme is a quicker and cheaper alternative to the paper FW8 application form for faster and easier access to maternity exemption for mums-to-be. Visit their website for more information

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

News: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Pledges To Build Safety Net For Nursing Professionals. 

Cambridge based hospice, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, is showing its support of UK nurses by becoming the first hospice to join a special membership programme which aims to transform the lives of nursing professionals facing personal or financial hardship. Read full story here

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership

September Domestic Abuse Newsletter

Please find attached the September Violence Against Women & Girls Newsletter from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) to share with your networks.  Also attached is the Parental Relationship Spectrum, which is referred to in the newsletter on page 9.


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:

Workforce Innovation Event

  • How do you manage your workforce demands?
  • Do you know what roles are available to support your practice and PCN?
  • Do you know what a Physician Associate, a Clinical Pharmacist, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Associate or a Social Prescriber Link-Worker can do or how much these roles cost?
  • How do apprenticeships work and how do you fund them or access funding?
  • What is a group consultation? How do they work and help manage patients?

Come to our first Workforce Innovation event and find out about how these different roles can support your practice and your patients and your Primary Care Network 


Wednesday 09 October 2019


12:00pm – 3:30pm


Kings Suite, Wood Green, King's Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester    PE29 2NH

Please click here to book your place. 

Primary Care Diabetes Modules at the University of Essex

FULLY FUNDED PLACES AVAILABLE for the advanced management of diabetes module and the pharmacological management of diabetes - initiating therapy and optimising control module (level 6 or level 7)  to be delivered locally. (Normal cost is £4000 per head). 

This is open to any clinical profession working with Diabetes patients. Priority for places will be given to clinicians fulfilling a Diabetes Leadership role within their Primary Care Network.

  • Advanced Management of Diabetes Module - Click here for more information       
  • Pharmacological Management of Diabetes - Initiating Therapy and Optimising Control Module - Click here for more information 

GP Cancer Masterclasses 2019

Following the very well attended and successfully evaluated GP Cancer Masterclasses in 2017-18, and at the request of GP colleagues we are presenting the Cancer Speed dating Masterclass on  Saturday 23rd November  2019 (9:00 13:00 with breakfast & lunch included). (Directions to Arthur Rank Hospice)

If you are committed  to increase your skills of diagnosing cancer early,​ with a particular review of local services in an interactive and less formal setting, then please reserve your place by emailing Dr Stuti Mukherjee at stuti.mukherjee@nhs.net 

The meeting is open to all clinicians​ consulting patient who may have a possible cancer diagnosis.

Please feel free to circulate to any colleagues who may be interested in attending.

The Cancer Masterclass is sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support Learning & Development Team.

5th Bedford Diabetes Study Day

Thursday 30 January 2020

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West Norfolk Cancer Conference

Wednesday 30 October 2019

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Practical Allergy for Primary Care Symposium

Friday 29 November 2019

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FREE palliative care seminar for healthcare professionals

Wednesday 06 November 2019

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GP News 20 September 2019