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Member Practice Update

31 October 2018

Welcome to the Member Practice Update

This weekly Member Practice Update is produced by NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove, NHS South Worcestershire and NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Groups for circulation in your practice, to provide you with essential guidance, information and useful support.

Your views and feedback are very much appreciated. If you have any comments, suggestions or contributions for inclusion in the Member Practice Bulletin, please e-mail the communications team.

In this issue:

Find out about local and national events and training here.

  • No specific Redditch and
    Bromsgrove news
  • No specific South Worcestershire news
  • No specific Wyre Forest news


GPFV Update

GPN Mentors for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Training Hub is delighted to announce four General Practice Nursing (GPN) Mentors are now in place to support the growth of pre-registration nurses in primary care.

This flyer outlines the GPN Mentors role and how to contact them. Please share this information with your practice nurse staff.

If you would like any more information regarding the GPN Mentors please contact traininghub@taurushealthcare.co.uk

Practice Managers Update

Following numerous requests within the practice management community throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the Practice Manager Development Team have put together a day of training and discussion to cover topics which are both timely and important to our practice managers.

The topics which will be covered on the day are:

  • Maximising profit within your practice
  • NHS Pensions
  • Employment Law
  • PCSE
  • Managing Stress within the workplace
  • CQC Update and Q&A session

Location: Stanbrook Abbey, Jennet Tree Lane, Callow End, Worcester,WR2 4TY
Date & Time: 24 January 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: £50

The booking system is now open and can be accessed at www.primarycaretraininghub.co.uk/events. Don’t delay, sign up now to get your place on what will be a fantastic day of education and networking.

Any questions regarding the session can be directed to Denise Horton at dhorton@nhs.net


Colorectal 2ww Patient Pathway

We recently (17 October) shared a video with you on changes to the colorectal 2ww patient pathway and we hope that you found this form of communication useful.

Following this video, we have put together a presentation to share within your practice.

Access the presentation here.

If you have any feedback on the video, please email anitaroberts@nhs.net

ICE requesting and results

Follow up message - original issue email to practices on 15 October 2018

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust has recently experienced an issue with one of their servers which has impacted the ability to access some of their IT systems. Patients have still be seen and treated safely. Clinic appointments, planned procedures and emergency care provision continued as normal, however they were unable to accept electronic request or send results electronically for pathology or imaging tests.
The issues have now been resolved and normal processes for pathology and imaging have been reinstated.

Should you be concerned about a particular result you can call either of the following hotline numbers:
  • Pathology: 0121 507 5162
  • Imaging: 0121 507 3608
Thank you for your support in this matter.

Implementation of ROLE on EPR 

Please be advised that the process for recording ROLE (Recognition of Life Extinct) on EPR is about to be implemented throughout the region, following a successful pilot in Staffordshire. The Trust has received agreement from all of the region’s coroners to allow operational staff to record deceased patient information on EPR from 00:01hrs on Thursday 1 November.

The EPR cases will be sent to the respective coroners each day. During the process, if the patient is matched (NHS number) then the attached summary will be sent to the registered GP practice if they are on Docman. As with all of EPR records, if they require more detail then the GP can request via medical records the full EPR.

The current process of contacting the surgeries by the Clinical Support Desk, will not change in the short term, but we will be looking to streamline this process. If you require any further information please contact Pippa Wall (pippa.wall@wmas.nhs.uk).

Patient Care Report - Example

Guidance for GP practices in England: advice for patients aged 65 years and over regarding 2018\19 flu vaccination

Practices will shortly be receiving two letters from NHSE regarding the above. We know how concerned practices are with the shortage of vaccines and we hope to have a better idea of any excess\shortfall remaining by the time you have received your final deliveries and completed the majority of your flu clinics.

Changes to NMC education and assessment

Please view this factsheet for more information about the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) changes to education and assessment.

Child trafficking - Roma children, pregnancy and exploitation 

Since 2017, Barnardo’s Panel for the Protection of Trafficked Children (PPTC) has identified a trend regarding Roma (predominantly Romanian) children being discussed at our multi-agency panel. The concerns centre around the disproportionately high numbers of under 18 pregnancies in this cohort, and the apparent links to benefit fraud and other forms of exploitation.

Find out more here.

Medicines Commissioning News

The latest Medicines Commissioning News is now available to read.

Access it here.

CSE Training

Free Safeguarding Training regarding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) will take place on:

  • 23 November
  • 13 February

Click the below links for more information.

Awareness poster
Booking form

Please send your completed booking form to: wah-tr.SafeguardingWorcsacute@nhs.net

Training will contribute to your overall safeguarding children safeguarding requirements over a 3 year period.

Safeguarding and Prevent Training

A reminder that there are a number of sessions available to book on to, to ensure that you're up-to-date with your Safeguarding Children (Level 3), Safeguarding Adults/Mental Capacity Act (Level 3) and Prevent Training.

View all upcoming dates on the training/events page.

View the safeguarding training requirements document here.

Domestic Abuse Training

The Worcestershire Acute Emergency Department would like to invite you to a Tackling Domestic Abuse awareness event, taking place on Wednesday 28 November, 9am-1pm.

More information is available here, including details of how to book.

Accessible Information Standard - Hints and Tips

An Accessible Information Standard hints and tips document has been developed for GPs.

Access the document here.

Worcestershire Medico-Legal Meeting

The next Worcestershire Medico-Legal Society meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 November, The Courtroom, School of Law, Jenny Lind Building, Farrier Street, WR1 3BZ at 7pm.

Find out more information here.


Stanmore House Surgery - Salaried GP
We are long established, proactive, well respected and friendly 4 Partner Training Practice, 3 part-time Salaried GP’s, with an excellent Nursing, Management and Clerical team.
Flexible rota allowing us to balance commitments

  • 37.5 hours per week - negotiable
  • Paid indemnity fees
  • Continued development and training

Informal viewing of the Practice welcomed by prior arrangement.

Please apply via email sending a CV and covering letter to shirley.mackay@nhs.net

Information enquiries also via email please.