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GP News - 2 March 2018

CCG News

Testbed Wave 2 Offer to Practices

Please find information about Testbeds Wave 2 including details PGP QS resources.

Time for Care Programme Offers -Testbeds Wave 2 
Productive General Practice - Quick Start Resource Requirement 
Productive General Practice Quick Start 17-18 

There are three programmes on offer and two engagement events.

Please note that the engagement events for the PGP QS are taking place on 7 and 8 March 2018 and if you would like to attend please email capccg.primarycare@nhs.net.

National Diabetes Audit 2017/18 – opt in deadline 9 March 2018

The NDA team has sent a report showing the CCG practices who have opted in to the automatic extraction service (GPES) for participation in the NDA 2017/18 audit. Almost all practices have done this – thank you! 

The option to opt in to the NDA was sent out via CQRS. However, we appreciate with the recent half term, not all practices will have had chance to do this. Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to remind you the deadline for the automatic opt in process is Friday 9 March 2018

Sally and Emma will be contacting practice managers directly where this has not been done to ensure no one misses this opportunity as this now forms part of practice GMS contracts. To try to reduce the number of emails that are sent to primary care we will not contact practices who have already approved the automatic extraction process. If anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sally or Emma.   

National Apprenticeship Week – March 5 to 9 2018

If anyone would like to drop in and say hello, we’ll be promoting careers in the NHS at the following  public venues next week:

Monday 5 March, 10am-1pm

Morrisons Foyer, Cambourne.

As part of Community Champions:

  • Promoting local jobs
  •  Offering careers advice
  • Explaining Apprenticeships

Tuesday 6 March, 11am-2pm

Huntingdon, CRC (Huntingdon Campus)

  • Promoting local Primary Care jobs
  • Careers advice

Listen out on Thursday 8 March between 12.25pm to 12.35pm, we’re on Brunch `til Lunch with host Peter Rogers, HCRfm, 104fm (Huntingdon Community Radio). We’ll also have an information stand in the Job Centre Plus (Huntingdon) all week.    

For more career information for Young People:

Step into the NHS - http://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk
Here you will find video clips and case studies of NHS staff to explain what it’s really like to work for the NHS. There’s a personality quiz to help you to map your career and find out which jobs are best suited to you.

NHS Jobs - https://www.jobs.nhs.uk  
Around 20,000 vacancies are advertised on this website every month. If you're looking to begin or develop your career in the NHS, this site should be your first port of call.

NAVMS - https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk  
Listings of all Apprenticeships available, this will help you search and apply for an apprenticeship vacancy.

#NHSwhereIstarted / #Madebyapprentices / #NAW2018   

Learning Disabilities Newsletter

Please find attached here the second edition of the Learning Disabilities Newsletter - Health Check Special.

Also attached:

TOP TIPS document - useful ideas to help you hit the target of 75% completion rate
Learning Disabilities Codes document - Is your Learning Disability DES register accurate?

CCG Research Updates

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

The R&D team is located on the fourth floor of Lockton House. If you want to get in touch about the weekly research updates please contact Emma Giles on emma.giles3@nhs.net.

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

Partner News

Does your GP practice support or take part in public health research?

NHS England 

Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) allows GP practices to gather feedback and contribute to medical research to improve patient care. CPRD is a not-for-profit government research service providing anonymised healthcare records for public health research. . Find out more about how this works in blogs by David Mullett of the Royal College of General Practitioners and by GP Dr Tommy Hunter.

Benefits include:

  • Regular prescribing and patient safety reports to help GPs review patient care
  • Patient  representation in research evidence informs national clinical guidance and best practice;
  • Practices can opt into contributing data to CPRD by completing questionnaires and taking part in clinical studies. These are not compulsory, but do give an income to practices taking part.  
  • Case reviews from QI reports, questionnaires and research can be used as evidence for annual appraisal and five-yearly professional revalidation;
  • Joining is an easy, one-off process following which anonymised data automatically flows to CPRD.

All data is anonymised and adheres to robust information governance and security regulation frameworks.

The data held by CPRD is varied and representative of the UK population in regards to age, gender and ethnicity. As more practices sign up, the amount of data held will grow.

Data extracted from GP practices can be used to prove the safety of drugs/vaccines and is especially vital in circumstances where there would be increased risk to test a new drug on a person, for example if they were pregnant.

Third Next Appointment Collection from General Practices

NHS England 

In October 2017, NHS England commissioned the North of England CSU to collect third next appointment data from each general practice to better understand waiting times and quantify the pressure general practice is under.  The data collected has been used to give an indication of the amount of time a patient would theoretically have waited for an appointment when the booking was made.

A second collection has been commissioned for March 2018.  Every practice will receive a call from the supporting call centre that lasts no longer than four minutes.

Primary Care Talks

Have a listen to these free Primary Care Talks podcasts from The Eastern AHSN, exploring innovative approaches to managing primary care under pressure. Hosted by Dr Hasan Chowhan, each show interviews people working in primary care who are embarking on something new to deliver significant changes and increase efficiency.   

Events and Training   

YMCA Respect Project

Respect has a unique counselling services aimed at young people aged 13-24 years of age, who may have emerging or moderate domestic abuse behaviours. Counsellors will deliver seven weekly solution focussed sessions to individuals on your premises. This is not a domestic abuse intervention. The focus will be on working on solutions rather than understanding problems.

The provision is for the whole of the county to utilise and refer into so that the YMCA can support as many people as possible over three years.

The six week programme will start on Wednesday 7 March 2018 from 6-8pm.  Light food and refreshments will be provided:

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Children and Young People’s Services Unit
The Oaktree Centre
1 Oak Drive
Huntingdon
PE29 7HN

YMCA Respect Leaflet

YMCA Respect Project - Overview .ppt

Please do get in touch with Clare Taylor, Project Manager – Respect clare.taylor@theymca.cjsm.net if you require further information, or if you have a team meeting which she can attend.  

Lymphoma Association

This course is aimed at specialist trainees wishing to gain a deeper understanding of lymphoma or consultants who would like to refresh their knowledge. We also have nurse and pharmacist streams running on Sunday 24 June.

Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG
25 June 2018 to 26 June 2018

Further information here.

Spirometry Interpretation Masterclass

The masterclass is open to Registered Nurses who undertake Spirometry and wish to improve their skills at interpretation.

Thursday 12 April, 4pm – 5.30pm, St Ives

Tuesday 24 April 4pm - 5.30pm, Venue TBC

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