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GP News 09 August 2018

Cervical Screening uptake

In order to target groups who traditionally do not engage with the screening programme (and may not be aware of eligibility), Cancer Research UK has also developed an animation clip. The clip covers what cervical screening is and who it’s for, and aims to tackle some of the barriers that are often reported in relation to cervical screening (for example by dispelling myths around the test itself and illustrating where the cervix is). It’s aimed at anyone who is eligible for cervical screening, but in particular was made to be accessible and inclusive to target groups such as those with lower health literacy and those who may experience specific barriers to screening.

You can access the Cervical Screening animation here.

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

  • Cambridge Based Breath Biopsy platform scoops the UK’s most prestigious award for engineering innovation Owlstone Medical, a diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for disease, has announced the team behind the Company’s unique Breath Biopsy® platform has been named the winner of the MacRobert Award 2018 by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy platform, including the ReCIVA Breath Sampler, has opened up the potential for earlier diagnosis and precision medicine across cancer, inflammatory disease and infectious disease.
  • Evidence and good research, a blog by Jonathan MontgomeryAs part of his involvement in Parliament’s Evidence Week The Health Research Authority Chair, Professor Jonathan Montgomery, wrote a blog about the vital contribution evidence makes to good research. Jonathan said: “We want evidence to be obtained as quickly, efficiently and economically as possible. We want evidence to be used to make good policy. And we want the right regulatory environment to ensure that high quality ethical research can go ahead in our mutual interests.”
  • Walking on sunshine: What is the evidence for the effects of walking on mental health? Talk from Dr Paul Kelly, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh. His primary research focus is the measurement of physical activity and the evaluation of physical activity interventions. Wednesday 26 September 2018, 12:30-13:30, Meeting Rooms 1&2, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Level 3, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ 

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 Sarah Hider (sarah.hider@nhs.net).

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

NHS England

‘Aspire Together’ -  a new talent board for the NHS in Midlands and East

The new Midlands and East regional talent board has been launched to support the develop of talent in the NHS in the region.  Its vision document (attached) sets out plans for:

  • A systemised approach to talent management, working across organisational boundaries in the region, and eventually encompassing other sectors such as social care.
  • A new regional talent pool for aspiring and existing executive directors which will launch in the autumn – offering organisation leaders a quality assured pool of candidates from which they can fill governing body and board level positions.
  • Further support for leadership teams in providers and CCGs to take real ownership of the talent management agenda within their organisations.
  • Embedding improved processes for diversity and inclusion – both within the regional talent pool, and in the talent management practices of NHS organisations in the patch.

The press release announcing the new board is also attached.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

CPFT have been working closely with colleagues across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and the wider health and social care system, to talk about the future of  services and to inform updating their Trust Strategy.

CPFT has grown and changed significantly in recent years, as has the local health and social care landscape.  The new Trust Strategy reflects how they will support these changes and sets out their aspirations for the future.

A copy of CPFT's new Trust strategy can be found by clicking here

East Accord

The East Accord is a concept of collaborative working spanning the 'partnership of STP / ICSs across the East of England' with an aspirational goal of a mature digital economy across health and social care in order to reduce the inefficiencies and improve patient experience.

  • Please find attached an invitation to the East Accord Event taking place in Bar Hill on 19 September. 
  • To register for this event please click here.
  • If you need further information please contact wsccg.EastAccord@nhs.net.

Cancer Research UK

NAPC Awards 2018

The awards celebrate high standards of care, dedication, integration and innovation – recognising amazing people, teams and organisations who have gone the extra mile to provide improved patient care for their communities.

The deadline for entries is Friday 31 August 2018.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 17 October 2018 – the first day of NAPC’s Annual Conference in Birmingham.

To find out more about the categories and how to nominate, click here.

You can book now to attend the awards dinner.

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GP News 09 August 2018