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GP News - 3 August 2017

CCG News

Reminder: CCG Clinical Governance and Practice Closure Events 

Please find attached details of the education programme on offer across the 3 localities along with a booking form. Unfortunately places may be limited and dependant on the venues and/or content of the workshop, so we would encourage practices to secure places at the earliest opportunity. Please rsvp to capccg.primarycare@nhs.net  

Cambridge Out of Hours GP service relocates to Addenbrooke’s on 8 August 

The Cambridge Out of Hours (OOH) GP service will move from Chesterton Medical Centre to the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on 8 August 2017. Practices within the Cambridge OOH catchment will shortly receive posters to display in patient waiting areas to advise them of the new location.  These are also available to download alongside a JPEG for digital screens.

Capped Expenditure Process UPLOAD DOCS 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health system is part of the Capped Expenditure Process (CEP). The CEP is designed to help financially challenged health systems to agree financial plans between commissioners and providers. A briefing, which explains the process, is available to download.

Job Opportunity - GP Member of the Exceptional Cases Panel 

We would like to hear from interested GPs who would like to become involved, on a sessional basis (six sessions per month), in the work of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG Exceptional and Individual Funding Request Panel as a GP Member.

The Exceptional Cases Panel consider funding requests for non-commissioned care:  drugs and non-drug requests.   One of the Panel members is a GP member and it is for this role that we are seeking your expressions of interest.  Meetings are held at Peterborough City Care Centre each week on a Tuesday morning.

A job description for the role is available for download.

If you are interested in applying for the role please apply directly to Julie Istead on julie.istead@nhs.net with your expression of interest form and CV by 25 August 2017. Please contact me if you would like further information – my telephone number is 01733 847372.

Interviews will be held week beginning 4 September 2017.

Partner News

Amendment to Denosumab Local Enhanced Service Level Agreement

It has been brought to our attention by Addenbrooke’s Hospital that the contact phone number listed on page 3 of the Denosumab service level agreement has changed. 

The new contact number is: 01223 254933 (Advice Line: dial options 2, then 2) and should be used for the following reasons:

Discontinuation of denosumab therapy in patients suspected to have an AFF should be considered pending evaluation of the patient based on an individual benefit risk assessment. If AFF is detected, stop denosumab, minimise the patient's mobility and contact the Metabolic Bone Team. The Osteoporosis Helpline at Addenbrooke's Hospital is 01223 254933 (Advice Line: dial options 3, then 2).

The Denosumab LES Service Level Agreement will be updated accordingly and a revised version will be available on the website in due course.

Fit for the Future implementation briefing

The July implementation briefing is available for download.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dementia Action Alliances

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dementia Action Alliances (DAAs) are seeking participation from GP practices across the cities and surrounding areas. 

Involvement in the work of the Alliances will require only minimal input from interested surgeries, leading to significantly aiding the creation and subsequent sustainment of a Dementia Friendly Community locally. 

Please see the above attached letter for your reference which provides additional information on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dementia Action Alliances.

More information about DAAs within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is on local pages at: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/east_of_england

Launch of joint MASH for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire 7th August 2017

The Peterborough Children’s Social Care MASH will be co-located with the Cambridgeshire MASH from 7 August 2017. 

A number of our key partner agencies work across the two local authority areas including, for example, the police, probation and health services. Co-locating the two children’s social care services therefore makes it easier for these partners to provide input into decision making about children than under current arrangements where there are effectively two locations that they need to service.  

This co-location of services will not, however, make any difference to the way that colleagues refer children and young people to Peterborough Children’s Services. Contact details remain the same and there are no changes to thresholds for accessing services or the way that we make decisions about children and young people. 

Contact details:

Telephone:  01733 864170 / 01733 864180 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm), 01733 234724 (Out of Hours) 

Email: PDCSC@peterborough.gcsx.gov.uk

Information about how to make a referral can be found at: http://www.safeguardingpeterborough.org.uk/reporting-concerns/

NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders

New NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders came out at the end of May and they can be found at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng69

Violence Against Women and Girls newsletter

The July 2017 Violence Against Women and Girls newsletter is available for download.

NHS England

England’s Chief Nursing Officer has launched a ten point action plan to recognise and develop the roles that general practice nurses have which transform care and can help deliver the plan to make the NHS fit for the future. Developing confidence, capability and capacity – the ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing brings together key actions which aim to meet general practice workforce challenges by attracting new recruits, supporting existing GPNs and encouraging return to practice. Information can be found here.

Research updates

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

Primary Care: RCGP launches Research Ready® Advanced The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Ready supports GP practices to upskill and takes part in research projects. On Tuesday 1st August RCGP are launching the next phase to the programme, which will allow practices that have experience of involvement in complex research projects to access information and support appropriate to their level of experience.

Read July's SPCR news In this week’s School for Primary Care Research News, read about the pioneering change at SAPC’s 46th Annual Scientific Meeting that took place in mid-July discussing the key issues affecting the primary care environment under the theme ‘Pioneering Change’.

Could redesigning supermarkets, bars and restaurants 'nudge' us away from harmful consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco? Behavioural and cognitive scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have just been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Collaborative Award in Science to investigate ways to ‘nudge’ people towards healthier behaviour and a healthier population. News and comment from University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit.

17/08/2017