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GP News 24 May 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement

Learning disability, death certification and DNACPR orders

The third annual Learning Disability mortality review (LeDeR) report is due to be published on the 21st May and will include analysis from over 1000 deaths. It has found that the rationale for a number of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) were cases documented as “learning disability” and “Down Syndrome”.

Please see the attached letter from Professor Stephen Powis regarding the guidance on the use of DNACPR and Medical Certificate Cause of Death (MCCD) for people with a learning disability or down syndrome.

Updated PGDs

The following PGD has been updated and is now available on the website here:

Important resources for GP practices on improvements to the mental health care of veterans

Please find attached a letter from the NHS England and NHS Improvement Health & Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services with resources and tips for supporting improvements to healthcare for Armed Forces veterans and their families.

Primary care provider transformation: regional update

Please see the attached update, which includes:

  • Frequently asked questions - FAQs March 2019 and FAQs May 2019 and Responses to questions about improved access

  • General Practice Forward View Monitoring Survey (GPFV MS) 2019 – 2020

  • 2019/20 General Medical Services (GMS) contract: guidance and audit requirements for GMS contract

  • Operationalising direct booking into UTCs: FAQs

  • Coaching support for general practice

  • Nominations now open for the General Practice Awards 2019

  • Dates for your diary

Get your entries in for the General Practice Awards by 31 May

The General Practice Awards celebrate leading examples of innovation, hard work and leadership within primary care. The awards will be held on 29 November 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London.  The categories are:

  • Clinical Improvement Award: Chronic Conditions

  • Clinical Improvement Award: Mental Health

  • Clinical Improvement Award: Public Health and Prevention

  • General Practitioner of the Year

  • GP Trainee of the Year/Rising Star Award

  • Healthcare Leader of the Year

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

  • People's Choice Award: Surgery of the Year

  • Pharmacist of the Year

  • Practice Manager of the Year

  • Practice Nursing Award

  • Primary Care Network of the Year – 2019

  • Receptionist of the Year

  • The Best Primary Care Network Newcomer – 2019

  • The Community Nursing Award

  • The Extended Practice Team Member

  • The GP Team of the Year

The deadline for entries is the 31 May 2019 https://www.generalpracticeawards.com/

Cambridgeshire County Council

Housing Options for Older People - HOOP

Cambridgeshire only

Please find attached a poster containing advice for older people living within the boundaries of Cambridgeshire County Council on housing options that we would be grateful for you to display on your patient noticeboards.

Alcohol Brief Advice and Intervention service

A new Alcohol Brief Advice and Intervention service has been commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council, offering brief advice and interventions for those who do not see themselves as dependant drinkers and those who potentially need to consider change.

Courses are held in:

  • Cambridge City and South Cambs

  • East Cambs

  • Huntingdon

  • Fenland

See attached for details of sessions.

The Alcohol Reduction Flyer for display can be found here.

The Everyone Health Referral Form is here.

If you have any queries please email Russell.Bowyer@nhs.net

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CCG Educational Events

You are invited to our next CCG Educational Events, focusing on mental health and end of life care.

Dates are:

Future dates:

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

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

CCG member practices meeting - 13 June

  • Thursday 13 June

  • Kings Suite at Woodgreen in Godmanchester.

  • 1pm and 3pm finish (lunch 12.30).

We would appreciate it if you could RSVP so that we know numbers. You can do this by emailing us at capccg.gateway@nhs.net please include any dietary requirements. 

We will send out the agenda shortly.

Reminder: Bank Holiday opening times for pharmacies

Opening times for pharmacies on Monday 27 May are available on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website:

The GP toolkit on the Health Professionals website has also being updated, you can find it here: /resources-and-guidance/communications-toolkits/may-bank-holiday-communications-toolkit/

Reminder: North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust - Breast Services

Please find attached a letter from Dr Oliver Stovin regarding referrals to the NWADR Breast Service.

Warning: fraudulent invoices

One of our practices has contacted us to say they were contacted by a company asking the practice to pay a fictitious invoice.


  • Check whether you have a record of ordering the goods or services detailed on the invoice 

  • Check whether the practice has received the items listed 

  • Consider searching for the company online in an attempt to establish if the business is genuine

  • Do not contact the company using the details contained in the invoice 

  • Do not pay the invoice unless it can be determined that the invoice is genuine and the goods have been received

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:                    

  • Don’t miss out on the Training Hub Conference on 13th June. Workshops are filling up fast! 
  • Book your place on Caldicott training on 04th June at Wood Green and Suicide Mitigation for GPs/ANPs on 17th July in Cambridge
  • HOT OFF THE PRESS – Safeguarding for Admin Users in Huntingdon on 24th Sept
  • Still places available on FREE Succeeding with Difficult People and Exceptional Customer Service courses 
  • Only £45 for Clinical Coding  in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough
  • FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in East Cambridgeshire and Cambridge
  • Coming soon – Wound Management, Minor Illness and Medical Terminology.


Stepping into Primary Care

  • Would you like to work in Primary Care? Have you been struggling to get past the interview process as you are not ‘experienced’? Come along to our free engagement evening for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

  • Training Hub event 
  • Thursday 06 June 2019 | 7.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU
  • For further details and to book you place click here

East of England Diabetes Clinical Network Annual Conference

The East of England Diabetes Network are pleased to announce the East of England Diabetes Conference.

Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker is Dr Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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 24 May 2019