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GP News - 15 June 2018

New Clinical/Medical Director post for the CCG

As part of our Improvement and Delivery Plan, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has created a new post of Clinical/Medical Director to oversee clinical governance and quality assurance of the services it commissions, in partnership with Director of Nursing. 

The role will also support the clinical leaders of the CCG to strengthen a systematic approach to ensuring the CCG remains clinically led and clinically accountable; and actively promote and facilitate closer partnership working between the STP including developing common approaches and systems to service reform and commissioning decision making.

The Clinical/ Medical Director will support effective communication with medical colleagues in primary, community and secondary care, and across the sector including NHS England, and ensure the CCG has appropriate structures in place to deal with any poorly performing services that it commissions.

The post can be found on NHS jobs here and should you wish to learn more about this post, receive an Applicant Information Pack or arrange an informal discussion with the CCG Chair, please contact Matt Simpson at Hunter Healthcare via msimpson@hunter-healthcare.com or call 020 7935 4570.

  • Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 8 July 2018.
  • Interviews for this post will be undertaken on Thursday 26 July 2018 and shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Thursday 19 July 2018. 

Reminder: CCG Members' meeting 19 June

The CCG member practices' meeting is on 19 June. If you haven't already please could you RSVP to capccg.gateway@nhs.net if you or a representative from your practice will be attending. Thank you very much.

Good news story from Orchard Surgery in St Ives

The CQC have published a national report focussing on 10 GP practices which have turned their fortunes round and gone from inadequate or requires improvement to good or outstanding. One of the ten practices featured is Orchard Surgery in St Ives, which has improved their CQC rating from inadequate to good. There is a case study in the report which outlines what the Orchard Surgery did to improve its rating. Well done to the team at Orchard!

You can read the report and case study at http://www.cqc.org.uk/news/stories/driving-improvement-gp-practices

CCG Research Updates

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

  • Public urged to take part in clinical research to find new NHS treatments: Only 14% of people have ever taken part in a clinical trial, despite 85% saying they want to help the NHS find better treatments. Based on data from a survey of 2,000 UK adults, the NIHR has issued a call for more people to join clinical trials and get involved in research.Read more 
  • Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research: Find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all (available now). 
  • Cambridge ESRC DTP Annual Lecture 2018 "Changing Behaviour: A case for closer links between Behavioural, Social and Political Sciences to tackle Obesity and Climate Change " Professor Dame Theresa Marteau. Thursday 14 June 2018 17.30, Institute of Criminology, Rooms B3 and B4, Sidgwick Site, a drinks reception will be held at 16.45, followed by the Lecture at 17.30. Learn more 

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

Partner news

NHS England: Language Matters Guide published for Diabetes Week (11-17 June)

NHS England has published a guide providing practical examples of language that will encourage positive outcomes when interacting with people living with living with diabetes. You can read it here

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN)

Hosted by Dr Hasan Chowhan, EAHSN are producing a series Primary Care Talks podcasts. If you are interested in hearing some great stories and tips from others in primary care you can find them on the EAHSN website here

NHS Choices: We need your help in shaping the NHS website

The NHS Choices website is changing.  With a new look and feel and on a new platform, it will simply be known as the NHS website, remaining on the same URL: www.nhs.uk. It will be a key point of health information for people across England, making it easier to access reliable and up-to-date information about health and conditions.

We want to increase the opportunity for primary care practitioners to use the website to support patients and families. We are inviting GPs and practice nurses to share their views on a number of topics, e.g. how to raise awareness of the site, when and where the right moments are to direct people to digital services, how patients and clinicians can benefit from the website. We want to help people use digital when it is appropriate for their situation, overall improving outcomes and reducing pressure on the frontline NHS.

We would like to invite you to take part in a workshop, to have the opportunity to comment on current work and plans, and give your views on how we can use the central website to benefit primary care.

NHS Digital: Opportunity to make a difference in child health services

NHS Digital is seeking participants to support a new and exciting child health services project. GPs, practice managers and practice administrators are invited to shape the future National Failsafe Management Service. This service is part of the wider National Events Management Service, which aims to ensure that all children in England receive the standard programme of care defined by the Healthy Child Programme. No specialist digital knowledge is necessary to be a participant, just a passion for improving health services and willingness to get involved. More information is available on NHS Digital’s website.

NHS England’s new ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’  Manual

NHS England has launched the new Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Manual. This manual will help commissioners, managers and clinicians expand their local IAPT services while maintaining quality and ensuring that patients receive effective and compassionately delivered care. It provides guidance on setting up and running an efficient IAPT service that achieves good outcomes, and which creates an innovative and supportive environment for staff and clients. It also explains how to use local and national data to better understand the strengths and limitations of a service.

Invitation to take part in Open University research project about diabetes appointments

Lorna Rouse is a PhD research student with the Open University, conducting research that aims to improve understanding of the experience of diabetes care appointments for adults with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities, their supporters and healthcare professionals. If you want to find more about how you can get involved, click here.

Events & training

Free workshop for patients with hearing loss diagnosis

Local charity Cambridgeshire Hearing Help is providing half day ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ group sessions, developed with support from the Addenbrooke’s Audiology service at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They aim to help patients make informed choices about managing their condition, and understand the range of options and support available for them. The workshops are free and are funded by Eastern Academic Health Science Network and Cambridge Hearing Trust.

Choose one of three workshops this summer:

People can book online or call 01223 849798. For more information check the Cambridgeshire Hearing Help website.

RCGP East Anglia Mental Health Study Day

  • Milton Country Park Visitors Centre, Cambridge
  • Wednesday 4 July 2018

This one day course will teach you successful techniques that will allow you to undertake mental health consultations in Primary Care. The course will raise your confidence in assessing risk to suggest treatment and support patients with various mental health problems. Topics covered include but are not restricted to; medically unexplained symptoms personality disorders risk assessment in primary care and CBT in 10 minutes.

Contributions from Consultant Psychiatrists from CPFT, Associate Tutors of Norwich Medical School and Psychological Wellbeing Service Huntington

Register here.

RCGP East Anglia Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Course

  • Trinity Conference Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge
  • Thursday 13 September 2018

This one day interactive theory and practical course, designed for GP's at all stages of their career will cover the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions associated with the elbow, shoulder, wrist, hand and knee.

For more information and booking, click here

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.

15/06/2018