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GP News 31 May 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement

General Practice bulletin - Issue 12 - 24 May 2019

This special edition of the General Practice Bulletin has more about the General Practice Parkrun initiative – and we’ve also jammed packed this issue with wellbeing tips, advice and resources so please enjoy. Read here.

PCN/extended access "drop-in" calls

We have scheduled further weekly primary care transformation “drop-in” calls with the national team. For clarity, these will be informal and provide anyone with an interest in these areas the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the national team directly. The aim is to develop a two way communication and help people address any queries in a timely way.

  • 13 June 2019 13:00-14:00

  • 18 June 2019 11:00-12:00

  • 27 June 2019 14:00-15:00

UK Freefone: 0800 917 1950

Participant passcode: 97794653 then #

Parkrun Practice Initiative Special 

On Saturday 1 June 2019, GP practices across England will be celebrating the first anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative, and GP practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be joining in too. 

The GP parkrun practice initiative started last year on the NHS’ 70th birthday and saw over 80,000 people take part in parkrun to celebrate. This year parkrun and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have again teamed up to organise a national GP parkrun Pledge Day, with at least 15 GP practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough taking part.

All the information about the day, including the pledge form, can be found here.

Thousands more GP staff recruited across England

NHS England has recruited 300 more family doctors and thousands more nurses, pharmacists and other staff to work alongside GPs delivering better care in the community.
There are now 7,302 more full time equivalent (FTE) health professionals working in primary care than three years ago, NHS Digital figures released today show. That exceeds NHS England’s target of an additional 5,000 by 2020 set out in the General Practice Forward View. Read more here.

Advancing Mental Health Equality Resource now available

The Advancing Mental Health Equality Resource has now been published and is available to download from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website. The AMHE Resource was commissioned by NHS England to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan. 

The resource is a tool which outlines comprehensive and practical steps for commissioners and service providers to reduce inequalities in an achievable and measurable way. It provides detailed guidance and methods on how to identify and reduce inequalities related to mental health support, care and treatment. It will also support commissioners and service providers to evaluate and review their services, to measure the impact of changes and to identify areas for improvement.

The AMHE Resource has been coproduced with a wide-range of stakeholders including experts by experience, ALBs, commissioners, providers and third sector organisations. 

For questions on the resource and accompanying appendices and helpful resources, please contact the Project Manager at Dominique.gardner@rcpsych.ac.uk 

Reminder: 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. 

 The agenda is here. 

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!

Cancer Care in the Community - New Service

Following the very successful service in the Hunts area we have secured funding to extend the service around the Peterborough area.

The Cancer Care in the Community team (CCC) offers a dedicated team to support cancer patients at home, particularly around the time when their care moves from secondary to primary care focused.  This can be a time where patients can feel in limbo.  Please see attached letter from Dr Oliver Stovin for further details.

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:                    

  • Last call for the Training Hub Conference on 13th June. Workshops are filling up fast!
  • Suicide Mitigation for GPs/ANPs on 02nd July in Huntingdon and 17th July in Cambridge
  • HOT OFF THE PRESS – Medical Terminology on 10th Oct in Huntingdon 
  • Still places available on FREE Succeeding with Difficult People, Exceptional Customer Service and Managing Change in General Practice courses 
  • Only £45 for Clinical Coding  in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough
  • FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in Cambridge and there are also places on the on-line course!

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



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GP News 30 May 2019