DDLMC WEEKLY UPDATE ISSUE 5/23
DIGITAL FIREARMS MARKER FLAG UPDATE
The digital firearms flag will be relaunched on EMIS Web (EMIS) systems on Monday 6th February, and is scheduled for deployment on Cegedim/Vision systems in March 2023. There will be no change with SystmOne (TPP), as this has been operating with the flag.
The digital marker and flag have been tested and brought before the Joint GP IT Committee since being taken down in July 2022.
GPs should add the appropriate SNOMED code to a patient's record when they receive notification of a firearms certificate application or when a certificate is granted, and this will automatically add a marker to the patient’s record. If a potentially relevant condition of concern is added to their medical record during the application process or after a certificate has been issued, an alert will pop up.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG) NETWORK - SURVEY
Sent on behalf of: NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board / Joined Up Care Derbyshire
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) Network would like to hear from all PPGs across Derby and Derbyshire. We would like to understand what is working well, and what support may be needed from a PPG perspective with regards to communicating and engaging with your Practice population.
This survey has been co-produced by the Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) PPG Network members with the support and input of Healthwatch Derbyshire and the Integrated Care Board (ICB) Engagement Team. The findings from this survey will help the PPG Network to understand and evidence the current position of PPGs locally and used to develop and share learning/resources across the Network.
Please share this survey with anyone you think it will be of interest to.
UPDATED PHPT AND HYPERCALCAEMIA GUIDELINES – SENT ON BEHALF OF DERBYSHIRE SHARED CARE PATHOLOGY
Shared Care Pathology have been working with endocrinology teams at CRH and UHDB over the last few months to agree shared guidelines for managing hypercalcaemia and by updating the hyperparathyroid guidelines too with advice about when to refer in. Please see attached and if you have any questions, queries, amendments, want to discuss, please email Dr Penny Blackwell or Helen Seddon. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
MESSAGE FROM GMAST - NHS ENGLAND AND NHS IMPROVEMENT – MIDLANDS REGION
CQRS has received practices’ QOF information as of January 1st. Practices now have the opportunity to review their clinical system information against this information for accuracy, preferably before the end of the month due to data changing.
CQRS has two reports that can help verify numbers for Contractor Registered Population (CRP) and Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) Achievement.
Please see the attached guide, which will help you to validate your practice’s QOF data in CQRS.
PRIMARY CARE BULLETIN – KEY POINTS AND LINKS
For the Primary Care bulletin please click here
How to identify and support unpaid carers
JUNIOR DOCTORS' BALLOT ON STRIKE ACTION – GUIDANCE AND WEBINAR FOR GP TRAINEES
The ballot on strike action for junior doctors in England is open, this includes our GP trainee colleagues as an important group of the junior doctor workforce. They are acting as a result of the significant pay erosion they have experience over the past decade. This situation is made worse by the government also failing to address the undervaluation of the GP Flexible Pay Premia, despite making commitments to do so back in 2019.
Two webinars have been arranged to provide tailored advice specifically for GP trainees over the next few weeks.
Saturday 11 February, 10-11am
Monday 13 February, 6-7pm
We welcome all GP trainees to click here to register your attendance for either dates.
You can also download the latest GP trainee materials to share with colleagues on the BMA website. Further guidance for practices and LMCs to support GP trainees will be shared in the coming weeks.
NHSE PRIMARY CARE WEBINARS
MAKING GENERAL PRACTICE WEBSITES HIGHLY USABLE AND HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE
Thursday 16 March 2023 from 12:30 to 13:30
Hear about the user research on what patients are seeking from practice websites and how this learning can be used to improve the usability of practice websites to the benefit of patients and practices.
To register click here
WORKFORCE: MATCHING WORKFORCE TO DEMAND
How do you design a role to better match the demand in your general practice / PCN? Where can you start? Join this webinar to know more and hear about practical approaches to building your workforce.
Webinar hosts will explore how to use QI tools to design and create new ways of working, guided by workforce redesign principles to ensure they are safe, effective, and sustainable. They will encourage the sharing of experiences, as well as thinking about how we help our workforce become a team.
FEEDBACK: GRANTING ONLINE PROXY ACCESS
Online proxy access enables a parent, family member or carer to access NHS services on behalf of someone else. We invite you to complete a survey (closes 5 February) and take part in further research to help us to improve the service.
JANUARY 2023 PCSE UPDATE
Support for submitting End of Year certificates
We wanted to make you aware that if you are a member of the NHS Pension scheme and employed by NHS England, the 2021/22 Type 1 and Type 2 End of Year pensions certificates will be available to complete from Friday 27 January and you will have until Tuesday 28 February to submit them.
We're hosting a number of webinars to help GPs and non GP Partners complete their End of Year forms on PCSE Online. These sessions will cover how to submit Type 1 Annual Certificates and Type 2 Self Assessments, including a live Q&A opportunity on this subject. To read more and book on to a session, click here.
We have also created an easy-to-follow Type 1 and Type 2 Step by Step Guide to help you complete the end of year process successfully. You can find this guide here.
You can find key information in the guide including what happens if contributions have been under or over paid as a result of the Pension Scheme Member’s actual income being higher or lower than the practice stated on the 2021/22 estimate.
To find out more and other information about the End of Year process, please read our special bulletin here.