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GP News - 20 October 2017

  • 'Time for Care in General Practice'  showcase event - 08 November 2017

  • Reminder: Diabetes Local Enhanced Service 2017/19
  • Job Opportunity: GP Lead for Diagnostics
  • World Mental Health Day event at Duxford

  • Self Care project wins TWO awards

  • Self Care week: 13-19 November 2017
  • NEW: Winter illnesses resources – posters and flyers for Flu clinics
  • Latest update on Local Urgent Care Services (LUCS) in East Cambs & Fenland
  • Research updates
  • Partner news
  • External events & training

'Time for Care in General Practice'  showcase event - 08 November 2017

Don't forget to register for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG’s  ‘Time for Care in General Practice’ showcase event at the Huntingdon Marriot Hotel on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

This event is open to General Practitioners, Practice Managers and other key stakeholders involved in delivering change. Please register online here. 

Lunch and registration will be available from 12.00pm with the event starting promptly at 1.00pm. The event will finish at 5.00pm.

Further information is available in the attached invite letter and flyer.

If you have any queries please contact Fiona Holloway-Parks, Cambrideshire and Peterborough CCG via email fiona.holloway-parks@nhs.net or call 01223 725343.

Reminder: Diabetes Local Enhanced Service 2017/19

We are pleased to offer a slight extension to the original sign up deadline, so please return the completed form to sally.berry1@nhs.net by Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any feedback or queries you may have.

Sally Berry, Diabetes Programme Manager
Mob: 07967 835226 | Email: sally.berry1@nhs.net

Job Opportunity: GP Lead for Diagnostics

We are looking for a GP Clinical Lead for Diagnostics (4 sessions per month) - fixed term to 31 March 2018.

The clinical lead will champion diagnostics for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG and encourage and drive engagement with and between clinicians, partners and stakeholders. The post holder will work closely with the CCG’s project team and with clinicians from all stakeholders in secondary, community and primary care.

Application to this role is by Expressions of Interest and current CV. The Job Description can be found here 

Applications should be submitted by email to capccg.recruitment@nhs.net by Tuesday 24 October 2017.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

  • Gina Allen, Planned Care Project & Service Improvement Manager (available until Friday 20 October) gina.allen@nhs.net 

World Mental Health Day event at Duxford

More than 400 people attended 'Health and Wellbeing At Work 2017' organised together with the CCG, CPFT, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council along with a number of organisations from the voluntary sector. The event, held on Tuesday 10 October at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, involved physical and mental health advice, high-profile speakers, over 40 stalls and the launch of the new CPFT charity Head To Toe. Dr Gary Howsam, Chief Clinical Officer opened the event along with Tracy Dowling, CEO at CPFT and Charlotte Black from Cambridgeshire County Council. The CCG Health & Wellbeing Champions ran a stall promoting the CCG and work of the Health Champions.

Self Care project wins TWO awards

Congratulations to the CCG's Medicines Optimisation team who won two awards at the Annual PrescQipp Innovation Event this week for their self care campaign project.  The awards included being highly commended in the ‘Best Interface Project’ category alongside winning the ‘Silver 2017 innovation award’ which was voted for by all of the delegates who attended on the day.

The award entry focused on the on-going self care campaign project that has helped to reduce the number of self care items prescribed (by 8.9%) resulting in a 16.7% reduction in self care costs for the CCG compared to the previous year.

Well done to all involved!

Self Care week: 13-19 November 2017

Self Care week takes place from 13-19 November 2017. Self Care Week is a national awareness week that focuses on increasing patients' health knowledge and understanding of how to look after their own health. Empowering individuals to self care has many benefits for their short term and long term health, alongside helping to manage demand on health services.

GP practices are encouraged to support Self Care week within their practice. A range of resources such as posters screen savers, website banners and images are available to download from the Self Care forum website HERE. The CCG will also be supporting the Self Care week alongside its ongoing self care campaign activity. 

NEW: Winter illnesses resources – posters and flyers for Flu clinics

All practices will shortly be receiving copies of a ‘winter illnesses’ poster and a batch of A5 flyers for flu clinics or patient areas as part of our ongoing self care awareness campaign.

The ‘winter illnesses’ communications toolkit is also currently being developed and will be available to access next week. As with the ‘Back to school’ toolkit, this will provide GP practices with access to a range of resources such as posters, Jpegs for waiting room screens, articles for websites and suggested social media activity to help practices raise awareness within their community.

Latest update on Local Urgent Care Services (LUCS) in East Cambs & Fenland

The latest update on LUCS can be found here.

Feedback from the public, patients, and staff is always welcome and you can do this by contacting the CCG Communications and Engagement Team at capccg.contact@nhs.net or 01223 725304.

Research updates

Please see below the latest developments from the world of healthcare Research and Innovation:

Please see  attached document for further details.

Partner news

NICE Guidance

There is a new guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ‘Child Abuse and Neglect’, that advises the most effective approaches for professionals that support children to recover after physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. It details a range of talking therapies and parenting programmes that should be used depending on the child’s age and the type of abuse suffered. 

Mental Health in Older People, A Practice Primer

The Mental Health in Older People Practice Primer was launched at NHS Expo, jointly published by NHS Improvement and NHS England.

This is a document for colleagues working in primary care, in particular GPs, which highlights symptoms often attributed to ‘old age’ but where a mental health diagnosis and follow-up is more appropriate.

Events & training

Youth Mental Health Awareness for General Practice Nurses

General Practices Nurses are invited to attend a free 1 day course on ‘Youth Mental Health Awareness Training’.

This training is open to all general practice nursing staff  who would like to develop their mental health awareness skills.

The training dates listed below:

 

The Riverside Practice, 23 Marylebone Road, March, PE15 8BG

 

29 November 2017


9:30am to 4:30pm

Please see the attached flyer for more information. We would be grateful if places could be booked by Monday 20 November.


Woodlands Surgery, 48-49 Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR


5 December 2017


9:30am to 4:30pm

Please see the attached flyer for more information. We would be grateful if places could be booked by Monday 27 November.

If you have any queries please contact CAPCCG.CPDPrimaryCare@nhs.net

FREE Diabetes Education Online Training (CDEP)

We are pleased to have secured funding to enable our clinicians FREE access to the Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP).

The new registration key code is: CambsPboroCCG. Details for how to register can be found in the attached flyer. We would encourage as many clinicians to register as possible, and this will support achievement of the Diabetes LES.

If anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sally Berry, Diabetes Programme Manager sally.berry1@nhs.net, or Candice Ward, Lead CDEP Educator candice.ward@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

The inclusion of external courses and events within GP News does not imply endorsement by NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG or any association with their operators. 

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20/10/2017