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GP News 19 July 2018

New safeguards to protect people trying to obtain medicines online

The General Pharmaceutical Council is seeking views until 21 August 2018 on its proposals to strengthen guidance for owners of online pharmacies. Some practices have recently raised concerns with the CCG Medicines Optimisation Team, now is the opportunity to feed into the national conversation!

The pharmacy regulator is seeking views on its proposals that online pharmacies will have to put in place new safeguards to protect people who want to obtain medicines online, including opiates, antibiotics, asthma inhalers and Botox. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) says it is concerned that it can sometimes be too easy to obtain certain medicines on the internet.

Read more here:

https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/news/new-safeguards-protect-people-trying-obtain-medicines-online

Share your views:  https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/online-pharmacy survey open until 21 August.

Research - post GDPR

The Research and Development (R&D) team, hosted by the CCG, has produced some guidance for primary care on key elements with respect to research post General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018. Please find attached a guidance letter and poster.

You can find further information about the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Primary and Community Care Research Office via their website at: https://sites.google.com/a/nihr.ac.uk/camstrad/ You can also follow them on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/OfficialNIHR

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG enrol most NHS GP research participants in England!

GPs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough recruited more patients to NHS research than any other area in the entire country last year! Over 5,000 patients were recruited by GPs to be part of clinical research helping to develop new treatments.

Read more on our website: https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/cambridgeshire-and-peterborough-ccg-enrol-most-nhs-gp-research-participants-in-england/

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

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 Digital

Share your NHS WiFi experience

NHS Digital is keen for GP practices in the Midlands and East regions to share their experience around usage, patient feedback and any unexpected benefits since implementing NHS WiFi. This will form part of national communications and best practice sharing. To share your experience or to discuss further please contact the WiFi team at nhswifi@nhs.net

NHS England

Addressing inequalities in access to general practice

NHS England is pleased to host an animation developed by the University of East Anglia that aims to support CCGs in addressing inequalities in access to general practice services. The animation aims to demonstrate the patient pathway to general practice services, where inequalities in access may be experienced, and some practice solutions to address this.

NHS RightCare COPD pathway - webinar

A webinar giving an overview of the NHS RightCare COPD pathway and its practical application is now available on this recording. Its aim is to support clinical and non-clinical practitioners working to improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease services for their local populations. A  Guest speakers include Mike Morgan, Respiratory National Clinical Director, Mike Roberts, Programme Director- Education & Capability, Angus Henderson, GP & Deputy CMO for West Essex CCG, and Lucy Heath, NHS RightCare Delivery Partner. If you would like a copy of the slides or more information email sally-grace.pilkington@nhs.net.

Free Workshops | Fundamentals of Change and Improvement and Learning in Action | Final places

Fundamentals of Change and Improvement

FREE. Please sign up by tomorrow (20 July)

  • Aim: Overview of delivering change and the application of skills to a local project
  • Delivery Dates: 4 and 18 September 2018
  • Times :9am to 4.45pm
  • Venue: TBC - This will be guided by sign up
  • Resources: Click here for flyer

This is an intensive 2 day programme of QI tools and techniques.  The focus will be around building capacity and capability in General Practice and equipping staff to be leaders of change and innovation in their workplace.

The programme will cover:

  • Creating effective change with the NHS Change Model for Health and Care
  • Process mapping to understand your system and how to improve it
  • Making changes locally based on the Model for Improvement
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Generating, prioritising and testing ideas
  • Developing meaningful aims
  • Reviewing effective measurements for improvements

As well as covering all of these QI skills you will also have the opportunity to apply these skills to your own project.

Time for Care: Learning in Action

FREE. Please sign up by tomorrow (20 July)

  • Aim: Work in collaboration with local practices to implement improvements focused on 1-2 of the High Impact Actions
  • Delivery Dates: 5 Sep 18, 3 Oct 18, 21 Nov 18, 23 Jan 19, 20 Feb 19 and 13 Mar 19
  • Times: 12pm to 4pm
  • Venue: TBC - This will be guided by sign up
  • Resources: Click here for flyer

This practical programme is made up of 6 half day workshops held at monthly intervals (excl. December).  Between each workshop, practices will test out changes within their practice and share outcomes.

The programme will cover:

  • Introducing change and improvement models
  • Generating ideas and establishing local aims
  • Planning and implementing collaborative projects
  • Reviewing challenges, future opportunities and impact
  • Sharing best practice, protocols and case studies
  • Planning for sustainability

As opposed to the above, this programme is focused on collaborative working with your peers to work on locally based aims and the sharing of best practice. 

Get Involved

The above programmes provide invaluable opportunities for staff to become effective agents of change and improvement via fully funded programme(s). 

As part of our wider Time for Care initiative, we are also offering backfill support* to enable practices to release staff from practice.   *Please follow the link for full guidance on whether or not your practice qualifies for backfill.

If you or a member of your practice team are interested in signing up then please email the Primary Care team at capccg.primarycare@nhs.net by 20 July 18 (extended).  The expression of interest form can be found here.

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GP News 19 July 2018