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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: 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 email@example.com - 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.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1