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.
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
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:
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
CCG Educational Events
You are invited to our next CCG Educational Events, focusing on mental health and end of life care.
- 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
We would appreciate it if you could RSVP so that we know numbers. You can do this by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com).
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
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.