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GP News 22 November 2019

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Celebratory Event: Midlands and East | 18 December 2019

Invitation to Equality Diversity and Inclusion leads and Network members from the Midlands and East of England regions to come to our end of year celebration event at Chartridge Venues, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1LS on Wednesday 18 December 2019.  This is also open to HR and OD Leads.

Find out more here - https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/equalitydiversity-and-inclusion-celebratory-event-nhs-midlands-and-nhs-east-of-engla

PCN Additional Roles Reimbursement Form Update

The CCG Primary Care Team have been in touch with NHSE/I team for an update on the role reimbursement form.  The team have fed back the form is being  re- developed as a priority and will be ready by next week.  Once again apologies for the delay.

Public Health England / Department for Work and Pensions Resources

PHE/ DWP have developed a suite of resources to support GPs and others in primary care, which were developed by the PHE East of England Centre’s Health and Wellbeing Team, in collaboration with the DWP districts in the East of England.

They have produced four short, complementary resources highlighting the importance of work as a health outcome and providing a single point of contact within the main DWP areas in the East of England, to support primary care if they would like or need further advice or guidance on the services that DWP offer.

The aims are strengthening engagement with primary care to raise awareness of the support services that DWP offer, and improve understanding of how fit notes can support a patient’s journey closer to, or into, work or volunteer roles, shortening periods of sickness absence, reducing pressures on the NHS through repeat visits and ultimately reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.

The resources for GPs and others in primary care include the following:

  1. Health and Work: Resources to support primary care
  2. Services offered by DWP through Jobcentre Plus in more detail (e.g. Access to Work)
  3. Practical resource with useful tips for completing a fit note and enabling a patient to gain the most from Jobcentre Plus in their journey closer to, or into, work or voluntary role
  4. Case study from the East of England demonstrating the impact that collaboration between a GP and Jobcentre Plus has had on an individual’s journey back to work

For further information please contact Fennie Gibbs: Fennie.Gibbs@phe.gov.uk


Hot off the Press

Immunisation Updates, Phlebotomy Updates and Contraception and Pill Check training. Dates on the website for 2020!

Reminder that he Primary Care IT Team provide a fabulous opportunity for training on Clinical Systems for new users and existing staff. Please e-mail capccg.GPClinicalsystemqueries@nhs.net for all queries.

Early Career Fellowships Masterclass

Are you a nurse, midwife, allied health professional, pharmacist or healthcare scientist working in the East of England (EoE)?

Are you interested in applying for one of the following funding opportunities in 2020?

  • NIHR/HEE Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF)
  • NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF)
  • HEE Pre-Masters Internships and Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme

Please click here to register and come along to Newmarket Racing Course on 16 January 2020 from 10:00-15:00

Message from Dr Mark Sanderson

PCN development fund

I am pleased to let you know that on Tuesday the CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee approved the proposal to devolve the PCN development funding to all 21 PCNs. I have just notified PCN Clinical Directors of this and we will send information next week on how PCNs can access the funds as soon as possible.

Best wishes
Mark

Fraud Awareness Month

It’s Fraud Awareness Month this month. This week, we’d like to call your attention to this animation, which shows how different types of fraud affect the NHS. 

All fraud and bribery concerns should be reported to NHS Counter Fraud Authority on 0800 028 40 60, or to the Local Counter Fraud Specialist on 07484 040694 or antonyupton@nhs.net

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Winter Driving / Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week is running from 18-24 November and we would be grateful if you could display the Road Safety Leaflets that are being send out to you from the County Council. If you haven't received the leaflets you can contact Ann Marie Bailey, Road Safety Officer at Ann-Marie.Bailey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to request some. ALternatively you can download the leaflet here.

It would also be appreciated if you could display pages one and two from the leaflet (also available in related documents below) on your digital screens for patients. 

Book now: GP education event: Diabetes and Obesity 

  • Wednesday 11 December, 12.30 - 3pm (lunch included) at Huntingdon Race Course
  • See attached flyer for further details. or visit the Training Hub
  • Please note this session fulfills one of the two educational commitments for the 2019/20 DIABETES LES for Practice or PCN Clinical Leads for Diabetes.

Important: Practice Manager Changes

Practice Manager changes should be notified to the Primary Care team as soon as possible. 

Please send changes to capccg.primarycare@nhs.net. Thank you

Stepping Up Programme now live

Applications for the local Stepping Up Programme is now live. The Stepping Up Participant Guide and Stepping Up Line Manager Guides are attached.

Please use the links below to apply (also included in the Participant guide).

If you have any further questions please contact Tracey Flintoft in the OD & HR team at learn@nhs.net

Central Alerting System (CAS)

Class 3 Drug Alert, Action Within 5 Days, Accord-Uk Ltd, Folic Acid Tablets Bp 5mg

Accord-UK Ltd has informed us of an issue related to decommissioning of a specific batch. Upon decommissioning at the pharmacy, there have been reports stating that when scanning the serialised 2D code, the status of the packs may report as 'EXPORT.' Although there is no risk to product quality, any remaining stock should be quarantined and returned. 

Full details of the drug alert are included in the attached PDF file. Please forward to listed recipients. This information is also published on the MHRA website .

Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Creo Pharma Limited (Zentiva Pharma Uk Ltd), Ranitidine Oral Solution 30mg/Ml And Tillomed Laboratories Limited, Ranitidine 150mg Tablets

Creo Pharma Limited and Tillomed Laboratories Limited are recalling all unexpired stock of the above products from pharmacies 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 are included in the attached PDF file. Please forward to listed recipients. This information is also published on the MHRA website https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts

Class 2 Drug Alert, Action Within 48 Hours, Otc Concepts Ltd, Relonchem Ltd, Noumed Life Sciences Ltd And Medreich Plc, Ranitidine 75mg Tablets (Various Liveries)

OTC Concepts Ltd, Relonchem Ltd and Noumed Life Sciences Ltd are recalling all unexpired stock of Ranitidine Tablets (various liveries) from pharmacies and retail stores as a precautionary measure due to possible contamination with an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which has genotoxic and carcinogenic potential.

Medreich Plc is recalling specific batches of Ranitidine Tablets (various liveries) from pharmacies and retail stores 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 are included in the attached PDF file. Please forward to listed recipients. This information is also published on the MHRA website https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts

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



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GP News 22 November 2019