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GP News - 06 April 2018

Consultation on the re-procurement of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – is now open!

The current NHS DPP Framework Agreement was put in place in April 2016 and expires in March 2019. NHS England are 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. These surveys are open until 30 April 2018. Diabetes UK are leading on the public consultation which is open for patients and the public  contribution until May 2018.

Providing Work Experience – Future Talent

Many of our GP practices provide work experience as an opportunity for young people to learn more about the workplace and as a form of talent-pipelining for the future. Attached is a factsheet that suggests skills that a young person could bring to a placement that would add value to practice, guidance from Health Education England (HEE) and an example timetable.

If you are interested in providing Work Experience please click here for further information.

For further information or any of the specific placements (deadline for placements Tuesday 10 April 2018) email sallyann.woodthorpe@nhs.net.

CCG Research Updates

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

  • Exploring the experience of primary care diabetes appointments for adults with learning disabilities – can you help?A PhD student is looking for healthcare professionals who have provided primary care diabetes services for adult(s) with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities to participate in a single 30-60 minute interview which may take place in person or through Skype/phone. If you would like to find out more, please visit the website or contact lorna.rouse@open.ac.uk. Please note that the criteria given in the information sheet relating to the time since your last appointment with a patient with a learning disability, is flexible.
  • Hospital admission rates and costs increase in line with BMI. A large study, partly funded by the NIHR, has found each 2kg/m2 rise in BMI above the normal-weight threshold in women aged 55-79 leads to a 5% rise in annual hospital admissions and 7% rise in healthcare costs. In England, £662 million of the annual hospital admission costs in 2013 could be attributed to overweight or obesity in women of this age group.  
  • Research on Severe Mental Illness (SMI). SMI effects between 1 in 100 and 1 in 200 adults and includes illnesses such as schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder. People with SMI often experience poorer health and, as a result, die sooner than others. Forward Thinking provides an overview of recent published research funded by the NIHR, on support for people living with SMI.
  • 28-day prescription lengths for people with long-term conditions should be reconsidered, say health research team. The widely adopted practice of issuing 28-day rather than longer duration prescriptions for people with long-term conditions lacks a robust evidence base and should be reconsidered, according to new studies published in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy and the British Journal of General Practice today. The research shows that considerable savings could be made by the NHS switching to longer prescriptions.

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 Amy Currie (amy.currie1@nhs.net).

You can also now follow the R&D team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPPrimaryCareR1

Partner News

NHS England to transform mental health care for military veterans across the country

On 1 April  NHS England launched the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (VMH CTS).

The service provides a range of intensive care and treatment that may include support for substance misuse, physical health, employment, accommodation, relationships and finances, as well as occupational and trauma focused therapies.

Please see the attached for further information.

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership,

Please find attached the latest Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) Partnership Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) Newsletter.

In addition:

  • The link for the White Ribbon Campaign March 2018 newsletter, which features new Chief Executive Anthea Sully, who was a Trustee of Peterborough Women’s Centre, is https://mailchi.mp/781598050fe5/march-newsletter-201731?e=069533dd66
  •  Jennifer Perry, a member of Cambridge Community Forum on Domestic and Sexual Violence/Abuse, offers a free resource on how to increase safety on Facebook for domestic violence victims. The presentation is designed for the clients but can be done alongside their support worker. The presentation explains the risk of using Facebook and how to change the settings to improve security and privacy. It also has a step by step instruction booklet.  If of interest, please contact Jennifer directly at email address: jennifer@digital-trust.org or mobile number 07913 745131. The Digital Trust website is http://www.digital-trust.org.

Events and Training   

3M Skin Safety Study Day - for Practice Nurses

  • 17 May 2018
  • Holiday Inn, Rugby
  • Please find flyer attached for the 3M Skin Safety Study Day on 17th May at Holiday Inn, Rugby.
  • A bio for Keynote Speaker, Professor Beeckman, who will present on the latest evidence around Incontinence Associated Dermatitis is attached.
  • The day is free to attend, lunch and refreshments will be provided and CPD points will be rewarded for the day.
  • Please register at https://www.3mlearning.co.uk/events/skin-safety-study-day-registration/ by filling out the attendance form.
  • There will be limited availability and spaces will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.

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. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to check external links are from a reliable source please be mindful when requested to input personal information into third party links.

16/04/2018