2ww Upper GI Referral Form - are you using the correct version?
On 22 December we circulated a notification informing GP Practices that the 2ww Upper GI Referral Form had been updated on SystmOne and the revised form had been circulated to EMIS practices by Lynda Murray for uploading onto systems. Some practices are still using the old referral form which does not contain the appropriate hyperlinks.
Please ensure you are using the correct form which has 'Upper GI Referral Form V2 14.12.17' in the footer.
Any queries please contact Jane Steward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07989 411139. Thank you.
MHRA Drug Safety Update - Valproate medicines (Epilim, Depakote)
Contraindicated in women and girls of childbearing potential unless conditions of Pregnancy Prevention Programme are met.
You will receive materials by post in the coming weeks to use in the implementation of the Pregnancy Prevention Programme (Patient Guide, Healthcare Professional Guide, Risk Acknowledgement Form, and, for pharmacists, Patient Cards and stickers to attach a warning label to the pack). More information here.
As part of NHS 70, the NHS is celebrating 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the diversity of the NHS workforce.
Over the last 70 years, many people from around the world have come to work in the NHS and made a huge contribution. Today, people of black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds from all generations make up a fifth of the NHS workforce and the 200 plus nationalities represented. Read more here
NHS70 - Staff competitions
NHSE has launched a competition for NHS staff to win over 400 tickets to major sporting events including the Wimbledon Championships and Rugby League Challenge Cup. Many of the prizes are ‘money can’t buy’ experiences. For more information click here
NHS70 - #70nursebloggers
NHS England have launched a campaign to get nurses and midwives blogging in the 70th year of the NHS. #70nursebloggers and #70midwifebloggers is being supported by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer. More information is available here
GP online services
NHS England has developed a marketing guide – 9 Quick Wins – to help promote GP online services (attached).
Patient Group Direction (PGD) - HPV
The PGD for human papillomavirus vaccine (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) has been updated and is available in the usual section of the website and attached here
Consultation on the re-procurement of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – now open!
The current NHS DPP Framework Agreement was put in place in April 2016 and expires in March 2019. NHS England is now consulting on proposals relating to the re-procurement of the NHS DPP Framework from November 2018 running for three years with the option to extend for a further year. The online survey for primary care and local health economies to share their views is now open. Diabetes UK is leading on the public consultation which is open for patients and the public to contribute, we would be grateful if you could share these via your networks. These surveys are open until 25 May 2018.
Herts Urgent Care (HUC)
Vacancy: GP Clinical Lead, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- £323 per session plus professional indemnity cover for clinical shifts worked
- 60 sessions annual leave pro rata (24 sessions)
- Flexibility of hours to suit the individual and the service
- NHS pension, perkbox reward scheme.
For further information please see attached advert.
Addenbrooke's Hospital - depression and pregnancy survey
Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health problems during pregnancy, with around 12% of women experiencing depression and 13% experiencing anxiety at some point; many women will experience both. Depression and anxiety also affect 15‑20% of women in the first year after childbirth. The majority of mild – moderate mental health problems are dealt with in general practice. It is however relatively common for women to stop their medication once pregnant either by choice or on the advice of their GP. This sometimes leads to deterioration in the woman’s mental health.
A small team of interested clinicians at Addenbrooke's would like your views of training regarding perinatal mental health and wonder if you could you spare 30 seconds to take part in their survey. You can find the link to it here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XVGGNFY
Cambridge Community Safety Partnership
The latest issue of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) Partnership Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) Newsletter is available here
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