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GP News 21 June 2019

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NHS England and NHS Improvement

Press release: Thousands more to ‘Survive and Thrive’ after stroke thanks to NHS specialist teams

Rolling out expert stroke teams across the country as part of the NHS Long Term Plan will ensure thousands more people ‘survive and thrive’. Read more here

Cambridgeshire County Council

Anchor Homes Veterans Coffee Mornings - Peterborough and St Neots

Please see attached posters for the new Veterans Coffee Mornings to be held at Clayburn Court Care Home Peterborough on 4th July and Nelson Lodge Care Home in St Neots on 25th July. We would be grateful if you could display this information in your practice or promote it to relevant patients.

READY Paramedics: A survey on the deployment of paramedics in primary care

Centre for Health and Clinical Research, University of the West of England are carrying out a web-based survey designed to understand how paramedics are deployed in primary care services. Survey link: Survey (paramedics working in primary care)

For more information contact Dr Sarah Voss by phone (0117 328 8906), e-mail (sarah.voss@uwe.ac.uk) or  Dr Matthew Booker (matthew.booker@bristol.ac.uk).

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The Training Hub Conference

On Thursday 13th June, we held our second GPN / ANP / HCA and Allied Health professional conference in Huntingdon.

We had 125 attendees from all over our locality.

Karen Storey, National Primary Care nursing lead for NHSE, delivered a fantastic keynote speech.

Followed by 16 workshops covering a variety of CPD topics from Wound Care, Diabetes, Contraception, Pain Management and NHS Health Checks to name a few.

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Sign up for the next CCG Educational Event

You are invited to the next CCG Educational Event on:

 10 July 2019  End of Life Care  Poster attached
 >>Book here

Future dates:

  • 18 September 2019 |31 October 2019 |11 December 2019 | 23 January 2020 and 12 March 2020 - primary care, led by NHS E national lead for primary care

Lunch will be available from 12.30pm with workshops starting promptly at 1pm and finishing at 3pm. We look forward to seeing you there!  


Care after Caring: supporting family carers facing and following bereavement

We are delighted that our work has been showcased in a new report 'Care After Caring' from the National Bereavement Alliance and Hospice UK, commissioned by NHS England’s Commitment to Carers programme. 

The report shares good practice and ideas of how to improve support for carers facing bereavement. 

The report includes 12 examples of local good practice in supporting carers facing and following bereavement, one of which is our 'Prepared to Share' study that Mila Petrova has been leading on. Our work is featured on pages 60-61 of the report https://nationalbereavementalliance.org.uk/ourpublications/care-after-caring/

General Practice Workload Tool - instructions for use

You will remember that one of the seven core criteria for Extended Access is to:

Ensure usage of a nationally commissioned new tool to measure appointment activity by all participating practices, both in-hours and in extended hours. This will enable improvements in matching capacity to times of high demand.

This tool is now functional on all GP clinical systems, and its purpose is to easily report to practices how their appointments are being utilised – this is not only aimed at extended access, but the tool’s functionality displays practice core hours provision. The tool will provide:

  • appointment utilisation
  • patient demographics
  • multiple appointments/DNAs/cancellations
  • modes of access
  • wait times
  • next available appointment.

The user guides are attached below and the tool now needs to be rolled out to every practice. The success criteria for the purposes of this core criteria is only that every practice has looked at the tool, though clearly it is hoped that it will influence how practices deploy appointments and staff over the week and across a wider network.

Further information will be updated by NHS Digital at https://hscic.kahootz.com/connect.ti/GPFW/view?objectId=381203, and there is also a feedback form where practices can tell the national team whether this is useful and how it might be developed further.

  • Step 1: Please could you locate the Workload tool in your clinical system
  • Step 2: Review the information in the dashboard to better match your supply of appointments to demand.

Please direct any queries regarding this to Karen Key, Primary Care Team - Transformation Agenda.

Service Info: Changes to the Breast Pathway Referral form

Distributed to practices today from the CAPCCG Gateway please find attached the 2ww Breast Pathway letter from Dr Oliver Stovin alongwith the Gynaecomastia Information Leaflet and GP Information Leaflet on Breast Pain.

If you have any queries or need these documents in another format please contact Jane Steward or Dr Stovin directly.

Update on Faecal Immonuchemical Testing (FIT)

Please find attached an update letter from Dr Oliver Stovin on FIT and also an Information Sheet on Taking a FIT Sample. These have both been sent to all practices previously. If you need either of these documents in a different format please contact Laura Millman or Dr Stovin directly.

Job adverts:

STP Digital Clinical Lead

The Sustainability and Transformation Partnership System Delivery Unit is recruiting a Digital Clinical Lead. Please see attached Job Description for further information. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 05 July 2019

Please send your applications and any queries to:

 GP Clinical lead Single Point of Contact | First 5 lead

Two opportunities have arisen for GPs with an interest in providing support and developing support networks with GP colleagues across the county. These opportunities are for a 12 month period, funded via NHS England. The roles will be employed via the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub.  See last week's GP News for further information.

  • X1 GP Support Hub Clinical Lead (Single Point of Contact)
  • X1 GP Lead for “First 5” Support Network  

Expression of interest should be sent to the Training Hub via candptraininghub@nhs.net by Friday 28 June 2019.

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


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:

  • Thank you to all of you who completed the Training Needs Analysis !
  • We are currently working through this and will arranging training to fulfil the needs you have identified soon.
  • We still have places on the FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in Cambridge on 27th June!
  • We have had some great feedback for our sessions with MIND and they have further courses on Suicide Mitigation for GPs/ANPs on 02nd July in Huntingdon and 17th July in Cambridge.
  • There are still places on Immunisations and Vaccinations, Phlebotomy, Contraceptive and Pill and Travel Health Updates.
  • Et al Training are running a Motivational Interviewing event in Cambridge on 10th September. 

Reminder: Performance Management Masterclass

  • Tuesday 02 July 2019 | 13.30 - 16.00
  • Huntingdon Racecourse, Thrapston Road, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4NL
  • Speakers: Harry and Sukie Banga | Ararna
  • More information here


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GP News 21 June 2019