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Telford and Wrekin CCG - GP Newsletter
GP Practice Newsletter Issue 30

27th September 2016
 

 

Care With Confidence Awards Winners Announced
The Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes
Telford & Wrekin CCG Acts to Improve Cancer Survival Rates 
CCG Welcomes New Quality Lead for Primary Care
New Recommendations to Tackle Deaths From Drug Misuse as 2015 Figures Show 8.5% rise
Campaign to Raise Awareness of Back Pain Myths
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service 
Patient Online Data
Primary Care Leadership Programme - Save the Date
University of Warwick - Certificate in Diabetes Care
New Non-Executive Director Appointed at Acute Hospital Trust 
SaTH Newsletter - Putting Patients First
First hospital fun day proves big success
Domestic Abuse Briefing Note
Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Childrens Board Briefing Session - The Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) 
Next Steps Through Treatment and Beyond – Health and Wellbeing Events
West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service
Tips on How to Communicate With The Hard of Hearing 
Stoptober
Women Doctors' Coffee Morning

 

 

Care With Confidence Awards Winners Announced

Eight winners were announced at Telford and Wrekin’s second Care with Confidence Awards on 13th September.

The Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group awards were held at the town’s Holiday Inn and this year they attracted a record number of 35 nominations. The awards recognise those organisations, teams and individuals who go above and beyond to deliver health related services across Telford and Wrekin.

Five winners scooped Care with Confidence Awards

  • Age UK Donnington Day Centre Volunteer Team
  • Paul Gallagher and Kath Livingstone – A Better Care Tomorrow
  • Simon Tooth - Big Reds House
  • Parents Opening Doors (PODS) - Parent Carer Forum
  • Julie Lewis, End of Life Care Facilitator – Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust* (please see below for information on all our winners and nominees).

And three scooped special recognition awards.

  • Outstanding Achievement Award Winner – Sara Bennett, Jayne Sargent Foundation
  • Outstanding Achievement Award Winner – Telford After Care Team (TACT) Volunteers
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Janet Groves, Drugs Anonymous Movement

The other nominees were presented with a certificate of achievement 

Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of the CCG said:  “We had some fantastic nominations from across the health and care sector including both individuals and teams at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, voluntary organisations, not for profit organisations as well as charities and it was really difficult to choose our eventual winners, as the standard was just so high.

She added: “To see so many people here tonight to celebrate all those who have gone and above and beyond to deliver health and related service for the benefit of our patients is absolutely fantastic. I would like to congratulate all our winners, all those who were nominated and thank all those who took the time to put forward nominations. It’s been an absolute privilege to be involved” 


The Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes

Dear colleagues
 
I’m sending this message to practice managers, and would be very grateful if you could please pass it on as appropriate in your teams.
 
The Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes are extending their urgent collection/delivery service to GP practices in Shropshire and Telford.  It is a service that we already use within the Trust, and it has now been extended to a 24/7 service, and also for GP practices to access.
 
The attached poster gives further information which might be of interest to GP practice teams.  For example, you might find the service useful for urgent samples that may need to be transported to Pathology  in order for results to be available earlier in the routine day, or when an urgent sample is needed to be collected after the transport has left your practice.
 
I hope you find the information useful.

Alison Jones, GP Engagement

Telford & Wrekin CCG Acts to Improve Cancer Survival Rates 

Telford and Wrekin CCG has been working with Macmillan Cancer Support to create a brand new role to oversee the work aimed at bettering the area’s one-year cancer survival rates.

Edith Macalister is now in post as the new Project Manager for one-year cancer survival at the CCG.

Her role will include the following: 

•        Work with health services, the local council, charities and businesses to improve early diagnosis and encourage members of the public come forward with any worrying signs and symptoms at the earliest possible moment. 

•        To work with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust and cancer support groups to help people to keep as well as possible after their treatment and improve their quality of life.

Read more here.
 

CCG Welcomes New Quality Lead for Primary Care


The CCG has appointed a new Quality Lead for Primary Care to the organisation. Jane Sullivan joined the team recently after working for Shropcom for the last twelve years.
 
Jane from Much Wenlock has held a number of roles throughout her career including working as an occupational therapist, interdisciplinary team leader and as a professional lead for occupational therapy.
 
She said: “I’ve always worked on the provider side so this is my first role in commissioning. Over the years I have worked with  community nurses and therapists and liaised with colleagues in primary and social care. I hope my experience will really help in my new role. It’s going to be really interesting and a whole new challenge for me.”
 
Jane can be contacted via email: jane.sullivan3@nhs.net or by phone on: 01952 580423.

 

New Recommendations to Tackle Deaths From Drug Misuse as 2015 Figures Show 8.5% rise

An independent expert group, convened by Public Health England and the Local Government Association, has recently published recommendations to address England’s rising number of people dying from drug misuse.  Click here to see the recommendations. 


Campaign to Raise Awareness of Back Pain Myths

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) have launched new campaign to help address one of the most common reasons for seeing a GP – back pain.
 
‘Back Pain Myth Busters’ kicked off on Thursday 8 September with the release of a package of new resources developed by a working group of physio experts using the latest evidence.
 
The CSP is encouraging all CCGs to help bust the myths. To this end a series of posters for use in waiting rooms and a patient leaflet are attached.  
 

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service 

The ‘Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service’ has been commissioned and is ready to receive referrals.
 
This new Adult Specialist ADHD Service will provide a local assessment and diagnosis service to support adults with suspected ADHD and those with a diagnosis of ADHD. 

There are two pathways; one for patients requiring a new diagnosis and another for those with a diagnosis needing a review of care to include medication/prescribing.  The service provider will adopt the Telford and Wrekin’s Shared Care Agreements

Patients requiring a medication review will be called in the month of their birthday.  The practice will be responsible for identifying and referring these patients.  Where an urgent review of medication is required this shall be requested as identified.

The service will commence on the weekend of 15th /16th of October and the clinic will be held by Dr Mirza Wasi Mohamad, Consultant Psychiatrist, supported by his Psychology Assistant Liz Henshaw.  The service will be delivered from Malinslee Medical Practice, Telford. 
 
A referral pro-forma titled ’Adult ADHD Service’ will be made available in EMIS for use.  In the interim a GP letter of referral is acceptable.  Referrals are to be emailed to Elizabeth.henshaw@nhs.net until a generic service email address is established. 
 
An email including the clinical pathways and patient information leaflet will be sent to all practices.
 
Any queries please direct to Rebecca Johnson on 01952 580448.
 

Patient Online Data

NHS England has released the latest figures regarding Patient Online uptake across the CCG areas in Midlands and East.

The target for this year is for all practices to have more than 10% of patients registered with Patient Online and the figures attached show the percentage of practices by CCG achieving this.

Please continue to encourage sign-up.
 

Primary Care Leadership Programme - Save the Date

A year ago CCG leads agreed we needed to create something different to help support future leaders emerging from primary care.  In its first year the West Midlands CCG leadership programme had great feedback from our colleagues.  Building on this success we have developed two new and exciting events, and would like to invite you to attend.

The events will be held on:

Monday 10 October 2016
7pm arrival for hot buffet and networking
7:30pm start – 10pm close

Monday 7 November 2016
7pm arrival for hot buffet and networking
7:30pm start – 10pm close
                                                                            
These FREE events are open to GPs and primary care nurses and will be held at The Hawthorns Richardson Suite, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich B71 4LF.

Read more here
 
This is an opportunity not to be missed, so book your place early to avoid disappointment! Email swbccg.engagement@nhs.net or phone 0121 612 1447.
 

University of Warwick - Certificate in Diabetes Care

The Certificate in Diabetes Care (CIDC) is the UK’s leading foundation course in diabetes care teaching the practical knowledge and skills necessary to provide an effective and efficient service to people with diabetes. 

The course is designed for health care professionals who are working in a clinical setting with people who have diabetes mellitus.

Click here to view the course dates and to access the enrolment form.
 

New Non-Executive Director Appointed at Acute Hospital Trust 

NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Paul Cronin as a Non-Executive Director of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

Paul, who lives in Stanwardine in North Shropshire, has been the Chief Executive of Severn Hospice, a local charity that provides palliative and end-of-life care for adults in Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire, north Powys and Ceredigion since 2003.  Read more here.

SaTH Newsletter - Putting Patients First

Click here to view the latest edition of Putting Patients First.

This edition provides information about each of the centres which form part of the care group:  Pathology' Radiology' Pharmacy and Therapy.

The newsletter is a guide to the care group and the services it provides. 

First hospital fun day proves big success

The first family fun day organised by the Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has proven a big success with hundreds of people turning out.  Read more about the day here.
 

Domestic Abuse Briefing Note

Click here to view a Domestic Abuse Briefing Note from the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Adults Board.
 

Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Childrens Board Briefing Session - The Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) 


In the development of the TWSCB Neglect Strategy the need for an evidence based practice tool, which can inform single and interagency assessments of the care of children, was identified.

TWSCB Neglect priority sub-group have identified the Graded Care Profile as a tool which could aid and improve practice in relation to early identification of Neglect, and enrich the Early Help and Child Protection assessment processes.  The tool has been positively piloted in one area of Telford and Wrekin.

Click here to read more and book onto the briefing session.  
 

Clinicians and other staff at SaTH are offering Cancer patients and their families monthly Health and Wellbeing sessions to learn more about what help is available both during and after treatment.
 
Please see attached poster with more details including session dates.
 

West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service

The West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service has produced two leaflets to explain all about the service - one for professionals which includes information on how to refer and one for clients.

 

Tips on How to Communicate with The Hard of Hearing 

Signal Deaf and Hard of Hearing Charity has produced the attached leaflet which provides tips on how to communicate with those people who may be hard of hearing.
 

Stoptober

Public Health England's Stoptober campaign is back - encouraging people to stop smoking for 28 days in October.

See attached release for further details.  
 

Women Doctors' Coffee Morning

The next Women Doctor's Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday 8th October.  Dr Jess Harvey, GP Registrar and triathlete for GB has agreed to speak about the trials and tributions of training to be a GP and maintaing her sporting talents.

Further information here.

 

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