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DDLMC News Bulletin - November 2018

Issue date: 07 November 2018

DDLMC Positions & Updates

See DDLMC's latest Position Statement on Mental Health Practice Agreements.

See all of our Position Statements and Information Updates.

GPTF Update

Please click here to view the General Practice Task Force (GPTF) Projects Summary Report, dated 8 October 2018.

Our recent projects commissioned through NHSE, Derbyshire CCGs and Heath Education England are;

Resilience/ Diagnostics – Following evaluation of a number of existing diagnostic general practice toolkits, we are now live testing our own first version with a small number of practices. If you are interesting in being involved in its development or are interested in completing this for your practice alongside on of our facilitators, we’d be more than happy to hear from you.

GP recruitment – Struggling to fill a vacancy for a GP? Want to review your recruitment and marketing approach or even what skill mix you might consider to shape your team? Contact us for further information and discuss how we may help.

GP Aspire – We have had 43 contacts from Derbyshire GPs who are retired, retiring or considering leaving the profession and want to explore options. We are working with groups and individuals for bespoke packages of support and signposting as well as looking at workload tools and flexible working options. Please let us know about any other GPs thinking of leaving who are needing support.

Practice Management Development – Finance and Claims x 2 sessions delivered with 53 delegates attending, all with very positive feedback. We are running a Property Management Workshop on 15th January, please book here .

Save the Date - The CCG are organising a CQC update on March 12th 2019 for new PMs or GPs who have never been through the inspection regime previously, bookings will open shortly.

Derbyshire Education Network

Introducing Derbyshire Education Network - FREE education sessions for sessional GPs in Chesterfield and Derby.
See the Derbyshire Education Network website for details.

FREE EVENT - Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Disease
Wednesday 28 November 2018 -
Delivered by Dr Helen Garr - NHS Clinical Champion for Physical Activity. Click here to read more.

Derbyshire Medical Chambers - LOCUM SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Whether you’re a Locum, Salaried or Partner we are getting an increasing number of sessions requested via Derbyshire Medical Chambers. DMC is a not for profit initiative to provide high quality locums to Derbyshire’s practices.
Please see our website for more details. We have delivered over 50 sessions of locum support. We are looking for more locums to join our chambers organisation, please ensure your locums are aware of our offer and the benefits to them and your practice.

Key messages from Joined up Care Derbyshire (STP)

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) also known as, Derbyshire’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), brings together NHS organisations and local councils from across the county and city to coordinate health and social care services better to support people to stay well using the resources we have in the most efficient and effective way.

To read the latest update from the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Board please visit https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/.

If you have any questions and would like to suggest what you would like us to cover in this newsletter, please get in touch at joinedupcarederbyshire@nhs.net.

BMA Updates

Read the latest GP UK newsletter here.

Sessional newsletter here .

Focus on hepatitis B immunisations here .

NHSE - Changes to Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice

Changes to the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice programme. Following a successful pilot programme, which resulted in 450 full-time equivalents pharmacists working in general practice. To read more press here .

Health & Social Care Research Centre University of Derby

Derby University are keen to work with GPs and other primary care staff to help develop research that addresses the needs of their patients.

To read more click here .

Contact Dr Jamie Bird – j.bird@derby.ac.uk

GP Fellowships - Funding 2018/19

HEE are funding a programme of post-CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) GP fellowships in 2018-19, across the Midlands and East region.

To read more click here .

Kraft HR Consulting

Kraft’s services are focused around the needs of organisations that don't have in-house HR expertise or need additional capacity or capability. To read more click here.

GP-S – Free Mentoring, Coaching and Signposting Service

 All Practice Managers and GPs in Derbyshire can access a free peer mentor within days with GP-S. Click here for more information.

Alert to Practices - Suspicious Telephone Calls

Recently suspicious telephone calls were made to GP practices in Lincolnshire. If your practice receive any similar calls please contact the Police on the non-emergency number 101.

Events and Training

Upcoming Events and Training

Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Disease - Click here to book.

General Practice Property Management - don’t forget the bricks and mortar! Book here

Capsticks GP Premises Masterclass Seminar - Various dates & locations available .

To see all of the Events and Training Opportunities advertised on our website, please click here.

Jobs

For the latest job vacancies, click here.
To advertise positions on the DDLMC Website, please email Office@derbyshireLMC.nhs.uk.

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