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GP News 28 March 2019

NHS England

PCSE GP Bulletin - March 2019

This month’s PCSE GP Bulletin is available on the website: https://pcse.england.nhs.uk/news/

Cambridgeshire County Council

New Guide to Independent Living in Cambridgeshire 2019

The new Guide to Independent Living in Cambridgeshire 2019, produced in association with the publisher Care Choices, replaces the Adult Care and Support Services Guide 2018 as the essential guide for people to access the information they need to enjoy the best quality of life for as long as possible. Peterborough's guide will be updated over the Summer.

Your supply is on its way to you! - Take a look inside – it’s changed!

The guide is also available to view online: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/guide-to-independent-living 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Board (Adults and Children)

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Champions Network

Please find attached, a flyer for the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Champions Network which are focusing on Sexual Violence – including the SARC and Rape Crisis.

CCG Educational Event: Managing controlled drugs in general practice - 16 April

Further to the Save the date! included in last week's GP News we are pleased to be able to confirm the topic for the 16 April CCG Educational Event: Managing controlled drugs in general practice – taking the pain out of CDs.

As part of our refreshed membership ‘offer’ we will be holding regular CCG-led educational sessions for our members. These will be held every 4-6 weeks and will be promoted via the Training Hub website https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk/ and in our GP News bulletin. The events will have a clinical and improving quality focus and will be open to all clinicians working in our member practices. The first event is on Tuesday 16 April at Huntingdon Racecourse. We look forward to seeing you there!

EU Exit preparations – let us know of any issues

The CCG has staff working on preparations and local assurance around EU Exit, with regular reports going to NHS England. We would like to know if practices are experiencing any pressures related to EU Exit. If there are any issues (for example, delayed access to specific medicines, increases in new patient registrations from former EU residents, increases in patients moving back to their country of origin) that you would like to make us aware of please email us at capccg.primarycare@nhs.net

New System-wide Diabetes Clinical Lead

Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick is announced as the new System-wide Diabetes Clinical Lead

Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick said: "I work as a GP at Thistlemoor Medical Centre, a large practice in an area with high levels of social deprivation in Peterborough, serving a diverse patient population. This practice has over double the obesity rate compared to national and local data, with its associated comorbidities, so I understand the needs of these patients and the challenges in supporting them.  Formerly, I worked in the British Army and developed my skills in Clinical Leadership and management roles. I am looking forward to working with the Diabetes Clinical Network across the STP System in order to improve and maintain quality standards in diabetes prevention, treatment and care." 

Diabetes Clinical System reports

Clinical system reports are now available to help practices with the Diabetes LES, these reports can be used to:

  • evidence a way in which you are managing your Diabetes register;
  • identify and target patients who are not meeting the NICE recommended treatment targets;
  • identify whether patients have attended Structured Education programme.

The SystmOne reports can be found C&P GP practice group > LES Diabetes, the EMIS reports are being tested and will be available early November 2018.

National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

The NDA Care Processes and Treatment Targets 2017/18, published on the 8th November, can be found HERE. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/national-diabetes-audit/report-1-care-processes-and-treatment-targets-2017-18-short-report

As per the Diabetes LES, the data enables practices to identify improvements in pro-actively managing patients achieving NICE treatment targets by comparing 2016/17 and 2017/18 data. Practices are able to filter down to practice and CCG level data via the Excel Interactive Report England and the interactive summary tab.

Reminder: FIT is now live

This is relevant to all practices that use NWAFT and CUH as their laboratory.

  1. Starting 25 March (FOB test stopped, FIT started)
  2. NEW SPECIMEN BOTTLES are being sent out by the labs ​before hand.
  3. REMINDER NOT TO USE OLD BLUE POTS (but still needed for other tests)
  4. Attached documents cover:
  1. Screening changing to FIT was due in April but has been delayed
  2. We are following national guidelines NICE DG30

The above guidance documents have also been added to the GP Referrals section of the Health Professionals website here: https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/health-professionals/patient-pathways/gp-referrals/digestive-diseases/

Any issues please email oliver.stovin@nhs.net 

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/

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS  – Exceptional Customer Service, Succeeding with Difficult People and Clinical Coding
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Nurses and HCA Conference will be available on the website on Friday 29th March
  • For GPs – Caldicott Guardian Training £145 ! FREE Suicide Mitigation workshop with MIND, Lead, Manage, Thrive and Shapes Toolkit
  • Book on our FREE Active Signposting Workshop and learn about how community services can support patients
  • Still places left for the FREE Chaperone training in Peterborough and Huntingdon. Cambridge is already fully booked!
  • FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in Huntingdon and East Cambridgeshire and Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for HCAs
  • Coming to the website soon – Non-Medical Prescribing Updates and Safeguarding for Administrators 

PrescQIPP e-learning

The CCG have purchased three PrescQIPP e-learning courses:

  • Anticholinergic burden
  • Optimising medicines for adults with type 2 diabetes
  • Reducing opioid prescribing in chronic pain 

The courses are CPD certified and aimed at medicines management teams, GPs, practice nurses, practice pharmacists and non-medical prescribers. 

Access has already been paid for. A log on is required. Register here

Final Reminder: Productive General Practice Quick Start

This programme seeks to deliver fast, practice improvement to help reduce pressures and release inefficiencies within practice.  Unlike other QI programmes, PGP Quick Start offers on site, hands-on support from an expert coach who will come into your practice, engage your team and directly embed the change.  

This fast-paced programme will be delivered over a 12-week period – 4 group based session and 6 practice based sessions - from w/c 29 April to w/c 1July 2019. See full programme details here

WebEx engagement sessions

We have added new dates for the WebEx sessions with our delivery partner. The aim of these sessions is to provide more insight into the programme and answer any questions that you may have.  

  • 27 March 2019, 12.30 to 1.30pm
  • 28 March 2019, 12.30 to 1.30pm

To join a webex please contact the Primary Care team capccg.primarycare@nhs.net and we will forward on the diary invitation.  

Signing up

If you or a member of your practice team are interested in signing up then please email the Primary Care team at capccg.primarycare@nhs.net by 29 March 2019.

DAFNE Course for Type 1 Diabetes patients

Please find attached a poster regarding a DAFNE course running in Ely from 13th May until 17th May, we would be grateful if your team could highlight to Type 1 patients who have not attended a structured education course and display the poster in your surgery.

If anyone has any queries about this they can contact Allison Housden on allison.housden@addenbrookes.nhs.uk  or call her on 01223 348781.

CRUK RCGP Cambridge EOE Faculty FREE Workshop

  • 15 May 2019
  • Please see attached the confirmed agenda for the CRUK RCGP Cambridge EOE Faculty Workshop – please do encourage registrations from your GP colleagues through the RCGP link here 

Paediatric Study days

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT)

NWAFT are planning to organise a Paediatric Study day for community services to aid in the assessment, treatment and referral of children & young people. Could you please spare a couple of minutes to complete this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YN3DF63

Everything you wanted to know about Medical Examiners

  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
  • Speaker:              Dr Suzy Lishman, NWAFT Lead Medical Examiner
  • Date:                     Tuesday 16 April 2019
  • Time:                    12:00 – 13:00
  • Venue:                 John Fawcett Lecture Theatre, Peterborough City Hospital

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GP News 28 March 2019