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GP News 9 August 2019

Job opportunity: GP Support Hub Clinical Lead

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub are looking for an experienced local GP to lead on the development and implementation of a range of activities and support aimed at attracting and retaining GPs to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Building on the successful launch by the CCG of the GP Support Hub in 2019, we are seeking a GP to help grow our offering and create a programme for 2019/20 and beyond.

The successful candidate will be an appropriately qualified GP on the UK Medical Performer’s List and working within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and will be able to commit to one 3.5 hour session per week for the next 12-18 months. Please see attached job description here.

The GP Support Hub Lead will work as part of the Training Hub team that includes a Project Manager, GP Clinical Chair and dedicated Project Support Officer. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter answering the following 2 questions to jo.oldfield1@nhs.net

  • Why are you applying for the role and what relevant experience do you have?
  • In your experience what types of support and interventions can this role introduce to reduce GP stress levels and keep GPs from leaving the profession?  ( – max 1000 words)

Deadline for applications is Monday 16th September 12.00.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th September.

For an informal discussion please contact Jo Oldfield 01733 666670.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has helped develop a high-tech tool to assist children who are anxious about being anesthetised for their cancer treatment. Read more here 

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

TB Testing

Due to technical issues with The Category 3 Suite, the Microbiology Department at Peterborough City Hospital has had to temporarily suspend TB testing. We have identified an external laboratory to provide our TB testing service while work is completed. The Microbiology department will be still accept samples and will report results as normal, however there will be a delay in turnaround times. This is due to transportation times.

Early morning urine samples cannot be transported as there is no safe way to do so therefore samples will be held at PCH until testing can resume here.

We apologise for the delays to this service. 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Public Health Team

An  ‘Amber’ drug alert has been issued concerning number of drug related deaths that have occurred within the East Anglia region. 

Everyone Health 

Everyone Health is commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council to provide a range of health and active lifestyle services for people in Cambridgeshire. You can read the summer 2019 newsletter here.

The Sun Who Cares Awards

The Sun would like to invite you to nominate your healthcare workers and volunteers for the annual Who Cares Wins awards. We want staff to nominate people they work with or know of before the awards are officially launched in a few weeks’ time. 

There are 11 categories for the awards, including:

  • Best Doctor    
  • Best Nurse 
  • Mental Health Hero 
  • Unsung Hero
  • Ultimate Lifesaver 
  • Groundbreaking Pioneer 
  • Young Hero 
  • Christina Newbury Award/Special Recognition

Please nominate colleagues by going to https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6676765/nhs-heroes-who-cares-wins/.

Quick survey about this newsletter

If you have 5 minutes we'd love to hear your feedback on this weekly bulletin. Please click here to answer a few short questions https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TP9JXLC. Thank you very much.

Act Now and Register as a Tier 2 Sponsor FOR FREE!

NHS England have a fantastic scheme running at the moment where they are reimbursing GP Practices expenses for registering to become Tier 2 registered, meaning that they can recruit non EU clinical staff members. Read more here.

Service info: JET

CPFT is committed to supporting the system by avoiding unnecessary conveyance, emergency department attendance and acute admissions.

GPs are encouraged to refer into the JET service which continues to be fully operational and currently has capacity.  If you are not sure whether your referral is appropriate please give the JET Triage team a call to discuss on 0300 123 9996.

JET Opening hours :

  • Clinical Triage – 07.00 – 20.00 hrs, 7 days a week.

  • Practitioner Hours – 07.30 – 21.30 hrs , 7 days a week.

Telephone – 0300 123 9996.

Reminder: 2WW information leaflet

We are are aware that there are older versions of this leaflet in circulation. The latest version is dated February 2019. The leaflet is available available on SystmOne and online here: 2WW Information leaflet. Out-of-date copies should be destroyed. Thank you.

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

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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:

Nurse Education Facilitators

The Training Hub would like to introduce our Nurse Education Facilitators:- 

Kathryn Caley (covering the south) mobile  07398638666 and Judith Pashley (covering the north of the county) mobile 07398638668.  

The nurse education facilitators role is to support the delivery of NHS England GP Nurse 10 Point Plan in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

Their role includes supporting the following: 

  • To facilitate education forums throughout our area over a rolling programme bi-monthly
  • To support the provision of Practice Nurse placements for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels 
  • To support coordination, commissioning and quality management of the education and training provision in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  
  • To liaise, coordinate and ensure equitable access to education, learning beyond registration (LBR)  and training throughout our area

If you have any queries regarding your nursing, HCAs and ANP staff and how they can help you please contact them. 

ACP – Advanced Clinical practice and LBR- learning beyond registration

There are still opportunities for ongoing development for the ACP programme for Non-Medical staff and LBR – please contact the Training Hub 01733 666670 or the Nurse Education facilitators to discuss. 


Get ahead of the game with cancer care reviews

The CCG are offering Practice Nurses the opportunity of a free 1-day nurse training course taking place on:

  • Date:  Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

  • Venue:  Conference Room, Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, CB6 1DN

The course is intended for Practices Nurses, but anyone who undertakes cancer care reviews within your practice are invited to attend. Its delivered by a Macmillan Nurse and will cover the skills involved to do a meaningful cancer care review using the Macmillan template including sessions on:-

  • Cancer Treatments
  • Social Prescribing
  • Signposting
  • Behaviour Change and living well
  • HNA – a tool to assist assessment
  • Lifestyle and Screening
  • Cancer Emergencies
  • Introduction to Communication for Cancer Care Reviews
  • Cancer Care Reviews – Practical Session
  • Opportunity to speak with CCG GP Clinical Leads for Cancer

As cancer becomes increasingly treated as a long-term condition it will become more important to deliver proper care within primary care, similar to how diabetic care has changed. We expect this will be properly funded probably through PCNs.
This course follows on from the successful 3-day Practice Nurse training course which was attended by 16 practices.

This one-day course is open to all practices. 

Please contact Jane Steward, Project & Service Improvement Manager for further details or to book your place.  Email: jane.steward1@nhs.net

Contact Dr Oliver Stovin oliver.stovin@nhs.net or Dr Stuti Mukherjee stuti.mukherjee@nhs.net if you would like any additional clinical information.

Level 3 GP Safeguarding Training

New places added!

  • Peterborough Deafblind Centre
  • 3rd December 2019 

This Level 3 training session is designed for all GPs across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire along with Practice Nurses/ANPs within GP Practices. To book please visit the following link: www.safeguardingpeterborough.org.uk/availabletraining   

The course is located under Safeguarding Children Training.

If you have any queries , please contact Isabel on 01733 863747 or email: safeguardingboardtraining@peterborough.gov.uk

Practice Nurse and Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) Conference

Practice nurses in the East of England are invited to the Practice Nurse and Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) Conference.

  • Thursday 10 October 2019

  • The Granta Centre, Granta Park, Cambridge, CB21 6AL.  

This event will focus on the work in the East of England within both primary and community care that is delivering improvements for people with diabetes through integrated working.  We will share how diabetes care within general practice is developing, what the nursing workforce in the region looks like and the challenges ahead. There will be an opportunity to network over lunch and coffee breaks and visit the market stalls.

The flyer is available here. For further information and registration please click here: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/east-of-england-practice-nurse-and-community-diabetes-specialist-nurse-dsn-conference

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GP News 9 August 2019