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GP News 25 April 2019

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Managing controlled drugs in general practice

Following on from our first CCG Educational Event the presentations and event references are now available: 

Dementia Action Week - 20-26 May 2019

Please find attached a couple of slides to be used as screensavers to promote Dementia Action Week during 20-26 May.

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

Depression in primary care: part 1—screening and diagnosis
Depression in primary care: part 2—management 
  • Primary care providers play a central role in managing depression and concurrent physical comorbidities, and they face challenges in diagnosing and treating the condition. In this two-part series, we review the evidence available to help to guide primary care providers and practices to recognize and manage depression. 
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) 
  • General practices are dealing with an unprecedented level of workload that has not been backed up with hard evidence till this date. The Royal College of GP’s in collaboration with Surrey Heartlands have embarked on an NHS England funded project to create a workload observatory. Read more
New University Lecturer in General Practice: Dr Juliet Usher-Smith
  • Dr Juliet Usher-Smith will become University Lecturer in General Practice next year at the Primary Care Unit. She will establish and lead her own programme of research in primary care and collaborate with researchers across the Clinical School and the wider University.

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 Sinem White (sinem.white@nhs.net). 

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

Papworth hospital

Royal Papworth Hospital will begin a three-week move period from Tuesday 23 April 2019.

During that time, our services will gradually close down at the Papworth Everard site while services open in our new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Patients due to attend an appointment at the hospital after 23 April will receive an appointment letter before then to confirm where their appointment will take place and how to get there. 

If a patient is unsure about which site to visit, please call Switchboard on 01480 830541.

Key dates:
Tuesday 23 April - Move period begins.
Wednesday 1 May - First patients admitted to new hospital. Double-running of sites commences.
Thursday 2 May - Outpatients department closes in current hospital.
Saturday 4 May - Inpatients begin being transferred from Papworth Everard to Cambridge.
Tuesday 7 May - Outpatients department opens in new hospital.
Thursday 9 May - Papworth Everard site closes.

From 1 May, the hospital's main telephone number will be 01223 638000.  Our new address will be Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0AY.

Keep up to date on our website https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/our-hospital/our-new-hospital

NHS England

New podcast focusing on primary care networks

Do you like podcasts? Do you want to know more about primary care networks?! If so NHS England and NHS Improvement have just the thing for you. They have launched a new monthly podcast focusing on primary care networks, as part of the ongoing work to share learning and support the development of primary care networks across the country. The first episode, hosted by Dr William Owen, Clinical Fellow at NHS England, features an interview with Dr Charlotte Canniff the Clinical Chair of North West Surrey CCG and clinical lead for primary care transformation within the Surrey Heartlands ICS. Listen to the podcast on the NHS England website.

World Immunisation Week, 24-30 April 2019

On 24 April the World Health Organisation launched their World Immunisation campaign to promote the crucial role of vaccines in preventing serious diseases and protecting life.

In support of this campaign, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are launching a local social media awareness campaign, #VaccinesWork, to promote the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations and to encourage parents and carers to make sure their children are fully up to date with their vaccinations.

We would like to ask for your support  with this campaign to help reach parents and carers of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children, by sharing our key messages on your own social media channels using #vaccineswork.  

Please see attached letter for further information.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership

Please find attached the April newsletter from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership.

Local training opportunities

Local events are now being collated on the Training Hub website, we recommend you check this link for the latest training available for practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough https://cptraininghub.nhs.uk 

Update from the Training Hub

  • Visit our website to book a place on The Training Hub Nurse and HCA Conference. Workshops are now available to book
  • NEWLY RELEASED –Managing Change in General Practice and Safeguarding for Admin Users
  • Last chance to book on our Active Signposting Workshop and Chaperone Training
  • Still places available on FREE Succeeding With Difficult People and Exceptional Customer Service courses
  • FREE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice Training in Huntingdon and East Cambridgeshire
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Updates available in Cambridge and Peterborough.


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GP News 25 April 2019