DDLMC WEEKLY UPDATE ISSUE 6/23
PRACTICE MANAGER MEETINGS INVITE 2023
We are pleased to announce DDLMC will be holding a series of Practice Manager Meetings throughout 2023, to which you are invited. All events are free to attend with no restriction on location or date.
These meetings have been arranged for levy paying Derbyshire Practice Managers and or their deputies/other managers within the practice. The aim of the session is for all to share best practice, personal experiences and challenges; provide a platform for networking and to discuss recent LMC updates which will help shape the LMC offer to practices in Derbyshire.
To register your attendance please click on the relevant date within the attached flyer or visit Derby & Derbyshire LMC: Training & Events
Directions and parking instructions will be confirmed in the booking process.
We look forward to seeing you throughout 2023.
DSQS SUBMISSION REMINDER – FOR DISPENSING PRACTICES ONLY
It is now time for the submission of evidence for the 2022/23 Dispensing Services Quality Scheme (DSQS).
As part of NHS England - Midlands’s standard financial instruction, payment for the DSQS must be made to practices by April 2023. The instruction for payment will need to be sent to the finance department by 02 April 2022. In order to meet this deadline NHS England - Midlands will instruct finance to pay all practices based on their list size as of 1 January 2023. In order to ensure that the practice is compliant with the DSQS, NHS England - Midlands, will require your evidence no later than the 31 March 2023.
The evidence required should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
LMC BUYING GROUP
In the last few years, there have been many changes to the flu vaccine market in terms of providers, cohorts and types of vaccine.
The 2023-24 season will see further changes as MASTA will not be supplying flu vaccines to the GP market next year. This will leave only three providers: CSL Seqirus, Viatris (formerly Mylan) and Sanofi.
Our role in this upcoming flu season has been liaising with the providers to collate vaccine information and the terms offered by each provider such as sale or return, reserves, and early delivery. We are then able to share this information with our members, so you feel confident placing your orders, and knowing you have secured the delivery dates to suit your practice.
Sanofi have decided not to share information with us for the 2023-24 season but we have collated the information from CSL Seqirus and Viatris. You’ll need to login to view all the details on the Flu Vaccines page.
All Derby & Derbyshire levy paying practice can sign up to the LMC Buying group.
Buying Group membership is completely free and there is no compulsion to use all our suppliers. We do the hard work associated with finding the most competitive suppliers in cost and customer service, so we save you time as well as money on your purchasing!
WINTER HUB REFERRAL UPDATE – SENT ON BEHALF OF DHU
We have listened to your feedback and have made the below changes;
- The requirement to complete a formal telephone triage by the referring practice has now been removed and practices usual mechanism to screen patients is acceptable.
- Clinical responsibility remains with the referring practice until the patient is seen within the Hub.
- The hub will accept referrals from patients with acute ‘on the day’ symptoms, which includes respiratory, but also the general symptoms/conditions will be seen.
- Current hubs; New Mills, Buxton, Chesterfield, Langwith, Ilkeston, Toton, Derby, Swadlincote. Further sites to be mobilised and rotated.
WELLBEING SURVEY – SENT ON BEHALF OF DDICB
We would be grateful for your help in encouraging you and your staff to complete a short wellbeing survey.
All staff working in primary care are invited to complete a short wellbeing survey by the end of February. This is the sixth and final in a series of surveys, asking respondents to reflect on their personal wellbeing as well as the functioning of their team and their role.
Please do share with all team members – a wide and varied dataset will enable NHS England to continue to develop wellbeing interventions and support for the primary care workforce.
BRIEFING TO BE USED FOR COMMUNICATIONS BY THE LMC AND ICB PRIMARY CARE
Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) is a priority area of work for the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (DDSCP) as a response to a number of deaths of babies in unsafe sleep environments or babies being injured or have died from abuse and neglect in Derby and Derbyshire. We know from research that there is a relationship between the inability for a parent/carer to cope with crying and a baby being shaken which will cause significant injury or death. The research on crying tells us the height of crying is between 8-12 weeks.
The KBS strategy promotes key messages are around safer sleep, safe handling and safe space, this underpins the work to keep babies safe and is available on the DDSCP website. Partners from all agencies including the Named GP' s for Safeguarding Children have been working to identify interventions to support families that could make a difference to the safety of babies.
LEARN FROM PATIENT SAFETY EVENTS (LFPSE) SERVICE
A new national NHS Learn from patient safety events service (previously called the patient safety incident management system – PSIMS – during development) is in the final stages of development as a central service for the recording and analysis of patient safety events that occur in healthcare. We have now commenced the public beta stage, where some organisations can begin using the system, instead of the NRLS.
For more information please see the links below:
CONFERENCE | INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL | 17 MAY
We would like to make practices aware that bookings are now open for the annual Darling Bugs of May Conference – Infection & Prevention Control. This will be held at Trent Vineyard on 17 May. This conference includes numerous speakers from the Infection Prevention and Control Industry.
A wide range of subjects will be covered including IPC and human factors, IPC in mental health settings, community and acute focus.
NHS HEALTH CHECKS STUDY DAY | 28 JUNE
Derbyshire County Adult Social Care and Health are holding an NHS Health Checks Study Day on 28 June. This is for any member of staff who is new to delivering NHS Health Checks OR staff who may not have delivered NHS Health Checks for some time and require a refresher session.
To register for this course please contact Jo Perkins on email@example.com
For more information see this flyer.
DEMENTIA PALLIATIVE CARE PILOT PROJECT
The Derbyshire Dementia Palliative care service are working with NHS England to find ways to improve the care of people with advanced dementia at the end of their lives.
- 10,271 people living with Dementia in Derbyshire
- Approx. 7,500 people are in the advanced stages of dementia and are therefore likely to be within the last year of their life
- There are 647 people across Derbyshire currently that are on both the palliative/supportive care register and the dementia register
- Of those on both registers, 592 have an advance care plan in situ, which demonstrates 91.5% have plans in situ once recognised as needing palliative/supportive care.
- There are potentially 6,853 people living with dementia with unrecognised palliative care needs in the last year of their life.
We have a hypothesis that adding a ‘consider end of life or advanced care planning’ prompt to annual dementia review templates could improve access to care planning and the benefits this will bring.
We are therefore looking for one or two Derbyshire practices willing to help us test this hypothesis (or any other changes to the annual review that may improve outcomes)
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.