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Practice News Archive – Weekly ICS Newsletter and ICB Intranet Link

14th May, 2021


From April 2024 Coventry & Warwickshire Primary Care Communications will be posted on the ICB Intranet – Coventry and Warwickshire Primary Care Communications

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Practice News 28 March 2024

  • Last Newsletter Reminder: Coventry and Warwickshire Primary Care Communications Change new user registrations:  https://www.happyhealthylives.uk/register/
  • Reminder: Final Week of PODThe POD will close this week with Thursday 28th March at 5pm.  Please ensure that all affected patients have been informed of the closure and the practice’s preferred methods for patients to order prescriptions.
  • Guidance for Risk Assessment and IPC Measures for Measles in Healthcare
  • UPDATED GUIDANCE: PRN01102 – Guidance for Risk Assessment and Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Measles in Healthcare attached
  • Launch of Children’s Bladder and Bowel Service from CWPT The new Children’s Bladder and Bowel Service within CWPT will be taking referrals from professionals from 1st May 2024. Please find attached some information on this.
  • Practice Plus Group Out of Hours Service Cover for PLTs telephone number for PLT is 0300 130 3040 We will cover from 12:30-18:30
  • Reminder: New Changes to the routine Ophthalmology Referral Pathway
  • Optometrists will be able to refer patients to secondary care for further investigation or treatment, versus referrals being sent to GP practices to process.
  • Warwickshire North Practices- Audiology Adult Hearing Service attached
  • Pharmaceutical provision- Easter and Spring Bank Holidays 2024 attached
  • EMIS weekly update here

Practice News 22 March 2024

  • Recent Important changes to e-RS: It may be appropriate to refer a patient to a specific Triage (RAS) service, whether that’s as an initial referral from a GP practice, or as part of an onward referral:
  • 1)Where the patient has already indicated their choice, or choice is not appropriate, or
  • 2)If the patient is being referred on an urgent suspected cancer pathway
  • Where the request is for urgent or urgent suspected cancer pathways we recommend: Select ‘Book/Send for Triage’ so we are not leaving the patient to manage the request and potentially causing delays
  • There were significant changes to e-RS over last weekend
  • For further information please contact the NHS e-Referral Service Enquiries Team, Transformation Directorate, NHS England. Please note – To support you in getting a timely response, all e-RS queries must be sent to enquiries.ers@nhs.net in the first instance.
  • Maximising uptake of the whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy Supporting communications resources are available here.
  • Safety Message for Primary Care – Clostridioides difficile – Ribotype 955 attached safety message
  • Changes to the Provision of Community COPD Services -UHCW Please see attached communication
  • Faecal Calprotectin Assay Change see attached
  • Reminder- The national flu immunisation programme 2024 to 2025 Letter follow this link to see the guidance for the 2024/25 flu vaccination programme.
  • Reminder- Referrals into the very high risk breast screening programme Letter attached PRN01215 – Letter:  Re: Referrals into the very high risk breast screening programme.
  • Urinary catheter management advice for Primary Care Urinary Catheter Management – GP Gateway (coventryrugbygpgateway.nhs.uk)
  • Pharmaceutical provision- Easter and Spring Bank Holidays 2024 attached
  • Communication from GP liaison at UHCW information leaflet with opening hours, Compliment Slip and a map of the Hospital for directionsGP liaison leaflet attached.
  • Refugee Wellbeing Service referral from and leaflet for the Refugee Wellbeing Service.
  • Waiting times for Talking Therapies is low – please refer easily online
  • EMIS Tasks Project Roll Out- Rugby and Warwickshire Practices
  • Please contact Leah Twigger, Assistant Project Manager -Innovate Healthcare Services Ltd. Leah.Twigger@innovatehs.co.uk for details of set up.
  • UK Healthcare Innovator DXS Reduces Infertility Waiting Times by Half and Saves Millions with Cutting-Edge Smart Referral Forms attached Press Release
  • Reminder: Coventry and Warwickshire Primary Care Communications Change
  • link for new user registrations: https://www.happyhealthylives.uk/register/
  • Reminder: PLT GP Out of Hours Number Practice Plus Group (PPG) provide cover during PLT sessions and the number for patients to be directed to is 0300 1303 040.
  • AccuRx Training Webinars
  • Tuesday 9th April – Patient Triage Webinar Registration Link
  • Wednesday 24th April – Batch Messaging and Appointment Reminders Registration Link
  • Wayfinder Newsletter – March Wayfinder NHS App e-newsletter!
  • EMIS Newsletter attachment 1 and attachment 2 newsletter for latest information.
  • Accurx ICB Newsletter attached.
  • Data Quality and QOF lead Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk) for Allesley Park Medical Centre
  • Nurse Practitioner Vacancy attached for University of Warwick Health Centre

Practice News 15 March 2024


Practice News 8 March 2024

  • Increased Demand for 2WW Head & Neck The current waiting time is approximately 30 days for a first outpatient appointment
  • Corrupt Files – GEH there is an ongoing issue with a small number of Urgent Suspected Cancer referrals, specifically for George Eliot Hospital. This has now been escalated to Innovate to advise and resolve. During this time the Booking Team may need to contact Practices directly for information, ensuring there is no delay to the patient pathway
  • Cervical Screening Management CSMS Action required: Access Checks and Training All staff who deliver NHS Cervical Screening Programme services and need to use the system, now need to take two key actions:
  • Check to confirm if you can access CSMS. You can check your access here and this guidance will support you.
  • Complete CSMS training – the first of two modules is now live on the Learning Hub (you can use your e-Learning for Health login to access).  Training must be completed before using the new CSMS. For more information please visit the website.
  • Launch of new social prescribing toolA new social prescribing platform has been launched on the Coventry and Warwickshire ICB website which helps young people access activities and support in their local community and can be used within your practice too.
  • Urgent Imaging requests for UHCW: the route for access to an urgent scan is to email Radiologyreferrals@uhcw.nhs.uk, these will then be vetted and the patient invited for their scan as soon as practical
  • Ramadan and diabetes communications toolkit see NHS Diabetes Programme’s Ramadan and diabetes communications toolkit, also Ramadan and diabetes NHS imageRamadan DUK image and Ramadan online courses image Ramadan 2024 will run from around Sunday 10 March 2024 for 29 or 30 days
  • Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression is available The service have the capacity to manage double the referrals immediately We also have a greater range of services including:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT)
  • Counselling for Depression (CfD)
  • Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Group work
  • Compassion-focused therapy 
  • Post-natal emotional wellbeing 
  • Living Well with Long-Term Conditions 
  • Stress Matters 
  • Managing Depression
  • Talking Therapies showcased in Coventry and Warwickshire magazine Heartbeat
  • Pharmaceutical provision across the West Midlands ICBs Easter and Spring Bank Holidays 2024 details attached
  • Capacity Building Webinars Attached
  • TRAINING INVITATION: Child Exploitation Week 18th – 23rd March 2024
  • Warwickshire Children and Families and the Warwickshire Safeguarding Partnership have commissioned a number of in-person events 11/03 – 22/03 from Safer Now relating to Contextual Safeguarding. See Attached and flyer
  • Motivational Interviewing Training – 10 April 2024 – via Zoom for ARRs roles in Primary Care. https://www.cwtraininghub.co.uk/training-courses/care-coordinator/motivational-interviewing-online-live-zoom-interactive-study-day/
  • REMINDER – Invitation: Coventry and Warwickshire’s Increasing Awareness of and Preventing Drug Related Deaths event Wednesday 17 April 2024.
  • Please register your place via: Increasing Awareness of and Preventing DRDs in Coventry & Warwickshire Tickets, Wed 17 Apr 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite
  • EMIS Newsletter attached
  • Wayfinder Deployment Data Summary Report – February 2024  attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday : Wellbeing Wednesday: 6th March 2024 – Coventry & Warwickshire Training Hub (cwtraininghub.co.uk)
  • Practice Nurse Vacancy- University of Warwick Health Centre attached .
  • Salaried GP Vacancy- Grange Medical Centre attached .

Practice News 1 March 2024

  • More Dates Added for Prescription Training
  • Wednesday 6th March 1pm to 2pm – register here
  • Tuesday 12th March 1pm to 2pm – register here
  • Wednesday 20th March 1pm to 2pm – register here
  • Tuesday 26th March 1pm to 2pm – register here
  • UHCW Cancer MDTs – Letter to GPs – introducing a delay in sending Somerset cancer MDT documents by 14 days from the MDT date
  • UHCW- Phlebotomy update 26 February 202 The phlebotomy service is currently under severe pressure due to staff sickness and vacancies resulting in reduced clinic capacity, longer wait times for appointments and some delays in domiciliary visits in Warwickshire
  • Preparing for a successful spring 2024 Covid-19 vaccination campaign letter attached [
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Primary Care Communications Change April 2024
  • The Primary Care Team will develop a slide deck with relevant monthly information for Primary Care published on the ICB website under a dedicated area with professional access not available to the public which will act as a reference repository for general practice staff.
  • GP IT Executive Summary attached
  • Right Care Right Person framework for assisting police with decision-making about when they should be involved in responding to reported incidents involving people of all ages with mental health and/or social care mental health needs. This covers:
  • 1.       Absent without Leave (AWOL) – February  go-live
  • 2.       Welfare concern (Safe and Well checks) – February go-live (WM Police), June go-live (Warwickshire Police)
  • 3.       Mental Health transport – October go-live
  • 4.       Section 135/136 – October go-live
  • The NPA can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-partnership-agreement-right-care-right-person/national-partnership-agreement-right-care-right-person-rcrp
  • Pharmacy First – update to assessment tool within Local Services
  • The updates to the assessment tool are now live and will be loaded the next time you use the assessment.
  • SMI Physical Health Checks Improving the Physical Health of People with a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) To increase uptake of SMI physical health checks and follow-up interventions, Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance (GPA) are commissioned (by Coventry and Warwickshire ICB) to deliver SMI annual physical health checks across Coventry & Warwickshire. This service is free-of-charge to Practices.Supporting information:
  • NHS England » Improving the physical health of people living with severe mental illness
  • Intelligence regarding possession of knives see attachment.
  • 2023/24 National Demand and Capacity Webinars
  • Webinar I  Demand, Capacity and VariationTuesday 5th March 2024, 12:30 – 14:00
  • Webinar II Managing Demand and Capacity Wednesday 13th March 2024, 12:30 – 14:00
  • Webinar III Failure Demand Thursday 21st March 2024, 12:30 – 14:00
  • Webinar IV Need-led DesignWednesday, 27th March 2024, 12:30 – 14:00
  • Please find a link to registration and more information on the webinars: Demand & Capacity Webinars
  • Midlands Network of Digital Clinicians – Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • (Digital Literacy: Can YOU implement an EPR?) (Closing date: 06/03/24)
  • Register at: https://www.skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com/event?ID=10188
  • Holly Health/UCL Partners pilot offer to PCNs CVD Action Offer: Holly Health has spaces for up to 6 proactive and engaged PCNs for a FREE pilot partnership. Across 12 months, proactive support (from Holly Health) will be put in place for at-risk patients. An annual Holly Health licence is worth up to £20,000 per PCN, but costs will be waived, as we’ll be generating great insights and evidence together
  • 2 pager: Holly Health and Proactive Care/CVD Action (Pilot with costs waived) – Google Docs
  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024 – ‘The way we talk about Dying Matters’
  • Please find a toolkit to help you think about how you can support Dying Matters awareness week.
  • Hospice UK  have a newsletter to keep subscribers updated about Dying Matter week, if you’re not already signed up you can do so here: https://www.hospiceuk.org/our-campaigns/dying-matters/join If you decide to run specific events during Dying Matters week please add your event details here https://www.hospiceuk.org/our-campaigns/dying-matters/tell-us-about-your-dying-matters-awareness-week-event
  • EMIS Newsletter attached
  • DXS Mention in BIA Newsletter attached

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Practice News 19 January 2024

  • Reminder: Falsified diazepam products MHRA alert
  • Teledermatology – FAQs: ALL surgeries are encouraged to transition to the new form. For this Rugby pilot, initially only patients referred by Rugby GPs will be booked into the image capture appointments at St Cross Hospital (from Monday 22nd January).
  • CPE screening Primary Care statement Please flag to our team (cw.ipc@nhs.net) if any inappropriate requests are made to the practice from Care Providers to screen patients for CPE infection / colonisation.  This currently sits outside national guidance for the management of CPE colonised/infected patients within the community https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/63346c44d3bf7f34f1bc882d/Framework_of_actions_to_contain_CPE.pdf. Please see attached some essential information guidance from the ICB Infection Control Team around PPE which was bought up during the session with the GPs.
  • Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service www.opcouragemidlands.nhs.uk
  • General Practice – PCN Development Offers (January 2024) attached .View PDF document here.
  • ERS SWFT Patient Appointment Reminders SWFT do not send appointment reminder letters to patients
  • Occupational Health Service for General Practice see attachment.  Contact details of providers here.
  • Guidance to support HC2 application for asylum seekers Asylum seekers often require support to access healthcare and prescriptions Guidance to support HC2 application for asylum seekers.
  • Supporting Pharmacy First and PCARP – GP Connect Update Record NHS England have instructed that this EMIS pilot  functionality will be automatically enabled by default for all GP England organisations from February 2024.  ‘GP Connect Update Record’, will update a patient’s GP record with details of a consultation held at a community pharmacy with GP Connect Messaging being used to transfer the data in a structured format, informing the GP of the consultation details.  This structured data will be filed on the patient’s record as a provisional consultation and a workflow task created for the data to be reviewed and actioned. Any medication issued will be automatically filed.
  • Talking Therapies Online Patient Referral Form for professionals released soon This referral form will enable all mental health and physical health professionals  (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, social workers, etc) to refer patients to our service easily and efficiently with the click of a button. The form will be on our Talking Therapies website with a specific link to reach it. This form is currently in development and will be released soon. We will share more details as we move closer to the launch date.
  • Talking Therapies – the national launch This will raise national support for our service especially by targeting those who underutilise our service: Black and South Asian populations and those aged 65+ (see attachment) You can self-refer to the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust Talking Therapies team over the phone (020 7667 1090; Mondays through Fridays 9am-4.30pm) or via online referral. In addition, a GP can make the referral. We work with those aged 16 and older who are registered with a GP in Coventry and Warwickshire. For any questions, please email talkingtherapies@covwarkpt.nhs.uk.
  • Seeking the Views of Primary Care for CMHT See survey to capture the views and experience of Primary Care referrers: https://forms.office.com/e/DcJaAEfFEr (closes 31st January 2024)
  • How to deal with stress and anxiety If you’d like to learn how to feel calmer and perform better when the inevitable feelings of stress come to visit, make sure you come along to February’s Work Well Webinar with Dr Caroline Walker, founder of the Joyful Doctor, psychiatrist, and specialist in the wellbeing of doctors, and Dr Rachel Morris, host of the You Are Not a Frog Podcast, former GP and specialist in resilience at work. The live session is taking place on 13th February at 7:30pm UK time. Register here
  • Mental Health and Menopause – free online eight-week course Online course begins on Monday 26 February from 5.30-7.30pm. It will continue every Monday, skipping Easter Monday (1 April), to end on 22 April. To join, please self-refer with Talking Therapies online or by calling 024 7667 1090. For any questions, please contact Beth Wood, elizabeth.wood@covwarkpt.nhs.uk.or see attached.
  • EMIS Newsletter attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday: Wellbeing Wednesday: 17th January 2024 – Coventry & Warwickshire Training Hub (cwtraininghub.co.uk)
  • Wayfinder e-newsletter January 2024 Wayfinder NHS App e-newsletter

Practice News 12 January 2024 Correction

Teledermatology – urgent, suspected skin cancer referrals

Patients referred on 2ww pathway who are appropriate for teledermatology will be offered image capture appointments from 22nd January 2024. As part of the initial pilot, appointments will first be available in Rugby at St Cross Hospital.

Practice News 12 January 2024

  1. Teledermatology – urgent, suspected skin cancer referrals Rugby at St Cross Hospital
  2. DEADLINE TO CLAIM FOR NDPP referral payments for 2023 –  31st January 2024 Please see the link into the NDPP via the GP Gateway website https://www.coventryrugbygpgateway.nhs.uk/pages/diabetes-prevention-programme/
  3. Please see the link into the DESMOND programme for your information:  www.desmond.nhs.uk
  4. The General Practice Improvement Programme (GPIP) hands on support
  5. The next phase of the GPIP intermediate offer (Phase E2)  will be commence w/c 18th March 2024.  The sign up deadline is Friday 23rd February. It is necessary to attend an introductory webinar before sign up. Register HERE.    15th Feb @ 4pm
  6. National Diabetes Experience Survey (NDES) – Opt-out
  7. Seeking the Views of Primary Care for CMHT survey to capture the views and experience of Primary
  8. Care referrers: https://forms.office.com/e/DcJaAEfFEr (closes 31st January 2024)
  9. Cancer Update attached briefing from the Cancer/Diagnostics team at the ICB
  10. CWPT Talking Therapies Newsletter: Winter 2023
  11. EMIS Weekly roundup and EMIS Web Training Bulletin – January 2024 weekly roundup attached plus EMIS Web Training Bulletin.
  12. Wellbeing Wednesday 10.1.24: https://www.cwtraininghub.co.uk/wellbeing-wednesday-10th-january-2024/
  13. Opportunity for a Salaried GP (with a view to partnership desirable)attached 

Practice News 5 January 2024

  • Primary Care Strategy Development Questionnaire Coventry and Warwickshire Primary Care Collaborative working group questionnaire attached or link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FKN2BTZ
  • South Warwickshire Place Strategy Rep – Oliver Lawton – Oliver.Lawton@clmp.nhs.uk
  • Coventry Place Strategy Rep – Nishan Wiratunga –  nishan.wiratunga@nhs.net
  • Warwickshire North Place Strategy Rep – Elouise Jesper –  elouise.jesper@nhs.net
  • Rugby Place Strategy Rep – Liz McEvoy –  lizkerfordbyrnes@doctors.org.uk
  • Recall of two infant formula powders because of possible presence of Cronobacter sakazakii The Food Standards Agency has issued a precautionary recall of Nutramigen LGG stage 1 and stage 2 Hypoallergenic Formula powders: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-01-2024.
  • Shortage Of Glp-1 Receptor Agonists (Glp-1 Ra) Update NatPSA_2024_001_DHSC.
  • Further details: View Alert
  • NHS App Redesign see attached
  • Seeking the Views of Primary Care referrers for adult Community Mental Health CMHT: https://forms.office.com/e/DcJaAEfFEr (closes 31st January 2024)
  • Perinatal Mental Health Training‘Learning from Lived Experience’ Multi-professional Education for Primary Care Tuesday 27th February, 9-4pm Delta Marriott Nottingham Belfry or Tuesday 5th March, 9-4pmThe Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport. Please see attached a poster regarding a face-to-face FREE event that the training hub is running for perinatal mental health
  • GP Teaching – Spring Term Programme 2024 attached

Practice News 29 December 2023

  • Festive wishes from the Education Team
  • Organisation Data Service ODS Portal Updates review and ensure correct details on the public facing ODS Portal
  • How to embrace your limits, say no and deal with pushback online training session on Wednesday 10th January at 7.30pm led by Dr Rachel Morris. Register for your free place here
  • Upcoming Webinar – Open to all NHS Staff – WM MMN – Complex Respiratory Cases in Pregnancy webinar- Thursday 18th Jan 2024 see attached
  • National Diabetes Experience Survey (NDES) – Opt-out poster. The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) will be used to randomly select people, aged 18 and over living with diabetes for at least 12 months, to invite them to take part in the survey.The poster is available in English and 11 other languages on the NDES website: www.diabetessurvey.co.uk/opt-out-posters.
  • Helping to shape services to support children and young people
  • Warwickshire County Council is asking people who work or volunteer with children and young people to take part in the Empowering Futures JSNA survey. Complete the survey here  https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/insights-service/empowering-futures/
  • EMIS Now Newsletter attached

Practice News 22 December 2023

  • Antiviral Medicines for Influenza Prescribers in primary care may now prescribe antiviral medicines (oseltamivir and zanamivir) for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza at NHS expense with immediate effect. See attached.
  • Reminder notification of POD Closure see letter
  • Drug Safety Update December 2023 available here. Including updates on Aripiprazole (Abilify and generic brands), risk of pathological gambling, Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin, cyanocobalamin), cobalt allergy and sensitivity reactions.
  • Stock Shortages Guidance attached
  • Measles Cases Update latest figures
  • Pathology Updates Dec 2023: Change to Phoning Limits for Sodium and Glucose for patients <16yrs: Sodium ≤130 mmol/L for patients (first time only or if worsened by ≥5 mmol/L) Glucose ≥15 mmol/L (first time only or if worsened by ≥5 mmol/L. Excludes AE, and known T1DM); IgM Reagent Change
  • GP six-to-eight-week Maternal Postnatal Consultation: NHS England » GP six to eight week maternal postnatal consultation – what good looks like guidance
  • How to refer a patient to Coventry HIV servicesThe HIV team is based within the City of Coventry Health Centre (alongside the Integrated Sexual Health Services). For urgent clinical advice, please contact the on-call GU Medicine team via UHCW switchboard on 02476964000.  Routine referrals for new diagnoses or patients transferring into the area for require HIV care should be made to our admin team at GUM.Medsec@covwarkpt.nhs.uk. We aim to see the patient within 2 weeks of the referral. If advice is needed before making the referral, contact the admin team on 02476 961347.
  • Specialist Weight Management Service:When referring into the Specialist Weight Management RAS Service, Primary Care services use the attached form as the service is receiving inappropriate referrals, and the form will help capture the correct information required.
  • Update on Contract Variation applications Contract changes in Coventry and Warwickshire will be managed by the ICB from 1st January 2024.  You will need to notify the Primary Care team of any contractual changes or if you have an enquiry, ie. partnership changes, 24hr retirement, boundary change, list closure.  Please note you will no longer need to contact the GMAST team for Contract Variation applications/enquiries. Contact the Primary Care team at cwicb.primarycare@nhs.net, and a member of the Contract and Assurance team will be able to help and assist.
  • GP Appointment Data PCN Dashboard A new GPAD dashboard is available. Fill out this form which will be processed by the NHS Digital onboarding team. Once application is processed, users will be able to access the dashboard using their smartcard via this link.
  • Digital Citizen Regional Report – Winter 2023 attached
  • NHS National Primary Care Webinar “The Future of Primary Care” webinar series. We are thrilled to feature Dr. Murray Ellender, CEO of eConsult, and Dr. Mohit Venkataram, ELFT’s Executive Director of Primary Care.  Date: January 17 ⏰ Time: 7 pm to 8 pm Register here.
  • Neurodivergent parent carers experience Survey – Please highlight to patients whom you think would be interested Are you neurodivergent? Are you also a parent carer? If yes we want to hear about your experience of using services and working with professionals when supporting your child. Please complete the survey to share what was helpful and what may have been less helpful.
  • EMIS Newsletter attached
  • Neurodiversity and Autism stakeholder newsletter – Winter 2023:  here
  • Wayfinder Newsletter – December attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday 20.12.23 here.

Practice News 15 December 2023

  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) – Discontinuation of local funding support on 31 December 2023. Any claims received from 1 January 2024 onwards will not attract the £7 payment.
  • Improving Ambulance Response to Mental Health West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) launched the new service on 4th December 2023 with an aim to improve patient journey and outcome for those calling 999, whose primary health need is mental health. Briefing note attached
  • Christmas and New Year 2023/2024 Bank Holiday Pharmaceutical Provision West Midlands 6 Please find attached details of pharmaceutical provision across the West Midlands ICBs Christmas and New Year 2023/2024. Additional pharmacies may also be open on this date, and this can be confirmed on the NHS.UKwebsite where pharmacies can be located by completing a postcode search Find a pharmacy – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
  • Signposting to MH support find attached – A4 & A3 posters and content to raise awareness of alternative options for presenting to A&E with mental health concerns.
  • Smart Card Portal see this link which will direct you to the NHS Digital official Guidance page for information on practice capability of logging on to a new spine smart card portal to manage users in your practice.
  • Remote Monitoring Team News (Docobo)
  • Amparo Service Briefings for Professionals a service offering practical and emotional support for anyone bereaved by suicide in Coventry and Warwickshire. More information about the service can be found here, To book onto a free online virtual session, visit this link.
  • Quality Improvement VTE Project Detect VTE is a quality improvement project designed to support early identification of suspected VTE For further information visit this link.
  • Constipation Awareness Month ‘Think Poo’ with our new constipation information and resource pack.
  • Healthcare Inequalities PC Community of Practice Tuesday, January 16th at 12-1pm, via Teams. The theme of the meeting will be migrant health. Resources from this and previous meetings are available on the Coventry & Warwickshire ICB HI Community of Practice FutureNHS site. For an invite contact hannah.watts13@nhs.net
  • Midlands Clinical Senates Leadership Fellows Programme – Recruitment to Cohort Four now open see website here.
  • Net Zero NHS brief 5-minute online survey about how their practice is (or isn’t) taking action click here to complete the survey.
  • LGBT+ Specialist Domestic Abuse Training Opportunity Warwickshire County Council (partnered with Galop) training opportunity MS Teams (not suitable for mobile phone access) Thursday 21st March 2024: 10:00 – 13:00 Please email datraining@warwickshire.gov.uk
  • If you work or volunteer with children and young people, we want to hear from you Empowering Futures JSNA survey
  • Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process Survey complete this short survey 
  • West Midlands Secure Date Environment (WMSDE) NewsBytes latest edition see attached
  • EMIS Newsletter 08/12/23 attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday 13/12/23 here.

Practice News 8 December 2023

Practice News 1 December 2023

  • Update to primary care staff: Confirmed measles cases in the West Midlands
  • Please refer to the attached Measles Escalation 2023 briefing note  UKHSA 17 October 2023.
  • UKHSA Health Protection Briefing Note 2023/46: Emergence of new Clostridioides difficile ribotype – 955 see attachment
  • UKHSA Briefing Note H1N2v attached
  • Coventry & Warwickshire ICS wins HSJ award for approach to supporting people with SMI see – Happy Healthy Lives
  • South Warwickshire Foundation Trust Urgent Community Response Team
  • have moved from 3rd floor, Kings House, Bedworth, CV12 8LL to Hartshill Health Centre, Sidhu Close, Nuneaton, CV10 0G
  • Personalised Care Event – Mental Health Thursday 7th December 13.00 – 16.00 see link
  • GPAD Support Webinar – Monday 11th December, 12:30-13:30
  • Microsoft Teams meeting Click here to join
  • Maximise the impact of Personalised Care Practitioners through groups Webinar Tuesday 12 December 13.00 – 14.00 Please sign up here
  • NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)drop in webinars for practice staff The webinars will be held on a Wednesday afternoon 12-1pm. These sessions will be split into two parts. The first half an hour (12-12.30) will be a basic background on the service. This will also include some time to ask questions about the service. The second half an hour (12.30-1) will be focused around how to handle conversations with patients.
  • Click here to join the meeting
  • Meeting ID: 370 725 563 417
  • Passcode: QvaTbJ
  • General Practice – PCN Development Offers (November 2023) attached updated General Practice – PCN Development offers for November 2023
  • Opportunity for Practice Staff to take part in a brief 5-minute online survey about how their practice is (or isn’t) taking actions towards a Net Zero NHS online survey
  • Handling difficult situations with compassion – training programme: free training programme
  • Accurx Update attached
  • EMIS Newsletter 24/11/2023 attached

Practice News 24 November 2023

  • Measles Primary Care Alert attached
  • eDEC General Practice Annual Electronic Self-Declaration (eDec) yearly submission through the NHS Digital’s Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) The link to login is here: https://datacollection.sdcs.digital.nhs.uk/  The deadline for submitting the eDec is Friday 1st December 2023.
  • 111 Direct Booking Updates Removal of Telephone only rule. DHU Text Message Appointment Confirmation. Slot Check Reminder
  • GEH Launch of Revised Lower GI Pathway attached for further details
  • Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Practitioner animation attached
  • Tier 3 Medicine Supply Notification for: Rasagiline 1mg tablets:
  • A Tier 3 Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for: Rasagiline 1mg tablets
  • LeDeR Newsletter – Nov 2023 attached 
  • EMIS Newsletter 17/11/2023 attached 

Practice News 17 October 2023

  • Electronic Patient Registration see attachment.
  • NHS Menopause Pilot The Menopause Optimal Pathway Tool (OPT) has been developed by the NHS Menopause Improvement Clinical Reference Group to help non-expert primary care professionals to manage the menopause with confidence. Further information attached.
  • Become a ‘Safe Surgery’ for everyone in your community see attachment
  • Updated Weight Management Services and Pathways include services for children and adults from universal support through to more specialist support, such as a national digital weight management programme to Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management service. Practices will be entitled to £11.50 per referral as per the Weight Management Enhanced specification.
  • Please find Coventry pathway here and Warwickshire pathways here. To access the resources, please visit the new ICB Weight Management page using this link. For guidance and free training on difficult conversations, please click here for children and here for adults.
  • Cyber Security information for Black Friday see attached flyer/ information
  • NHS App Promotion Using the NHS App Guidance for GP Practices v1.0 – Digital Primary Care – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month November is #LungCancerAwarenessMonth Learn more at https://bit.ly/3MxxuUF 
  • Mouth Cancer Awareness Month November is MouthCancerAwarenessMonth Free course here https://bit.ly/448l1N1
  • Learning Disability Friendly Badge Webinar Wednesday 22 November, 12:30-1:30pm, please register for a place here. Apply for a Learning Disability Friendly Badge, using this application form.
  • WM MMN Upcoming Webinar – for all staff in the West Midlands attached which is for all staff in the West Midlands, on 7th Dec 2023 at 6.30pm – 7.30pm. 
  • NDPP Lunch and Learn Thursday 7th December 2023 see flyer 
  • Practice Staff brief 5-minute online survey about how their practice is (or isn’t) taking actions towards a Net Zero NHS survey.
  •  Upcoming RCGP Events for Region RCGP Events Link
  • Remote Monitoring Team News (Docobo) Click here to access a round-up of the latest October Alert and Outcome data for Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • EMIS Newsletter 10.11.23 see attached EMIS Newsletter

Practice News 10 October 2023

  • Confirmation of National Vaccination and Immunisation Catch-up Campaign for 2023/24 Further details can be found here
  • Preparing for Measles Resurgence in England latest update from UKHSA
  • Resources including national guidelines for health professionals and free to order posters and leaflets for patients are listed in the attached letter.
  • Non-specific Symptoms Pathway
  • South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Non-specific Symptoms Pathway, designed for those patients with worrying non-site-specific symptoms for whom the GP feels cancer is a potential diagnosis. This service is for South Warwickshire GPs only. The referral form is available on GP Gateway.
  • ADHD medication shortage new information on CWPT website about the current shortage of ADHD medication
  • FRAUD Alert- Verification Process for issuing refunds to NHS England via GL Hearn see attached email from GL Hearn and who attached the letter referred to in GL Hearn’s email
  • Guidance for PFD-Related Inquests see guidance. A copy of the document also attached
  • Chancery Lane Surgery Practice move Week commencing 6 November 2023 Chancery Lane Surgery has moved to the new premises now known as Hartshill Health Centre, Sidhu Close, Nuneaton, CV10 0GQ
  • GPAD FAQs – excel spreadsheet attached.
  • Changes to NHSmail Everyone who uses NHSmail will need to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • General Practice – PCN Development Offers (November 2023) see attachment for the updated General Practice – PCN Development offers for November 2023
  • EPS Bulk Signing – Activations have started! see EPS Bulk Signing functionality for all users.
  • Advanced Cloud Based Telephony (ACBT) ICB Webinar Sessions
  • The webinar dates and times are detailed below:
  • Monday 13th November – 3.30pm – Click here to join the meeting
  • Tuesday 14th November 12pm – Click here to join the meeting
  • Wednesday 15th November 9.30am – Click here to join the meeting
  • Friday 17th November 1pm – Click here to join the meeting
  • Wellbeing Webinar Click HERE to register today for the Training Hub new series of wellbeing webinars, provided free to you by Coventry and Warwickshire Training Hub and join a free interactive online session every month to learn how to beat stress and boost your wellbeing.
  • The second webinar is ‘How to support your colleagues without burning out yourself’ on Tuesday 14th November LIVE from 7:30-8:30pm, and you’ll be able to access the recording afterwards to catch up whenever suits you.Get your joining details when you sign up here
  • Not to be missed Webinar! NHSE Primary Care Deputy Director on 15th November Join Dr. Mohit Venkataram, Executive Director of Primary Care, in conversation with Dr. Kiren Collison, Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care at NHS England, for “The Future of Primary Care” webinar series on November 15, from 7-8pm. See attached invite for more information
  • Baby Week and contact with wider universal health services event – Monday 20th November 10.00-2.00pm- Coventry see attached the Baby week and the Start for Life Offer Flyer
  • Mental health support service for children and young people – Coventry & Warwickshire specific Engagement Session- 24th November 12:00-13:00
  • www.Kooth.com (for children and young people) is an online emotional wellbeing support service, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The service is available 365 days a year, and provides free, safe and anonymous access to same-day professional support. The engagement session is designed for professionals who work to support children & young people and want to know more about how Kooth, can be used as a sole or additional means of counselling and support.  If this session is of interest, you can sign up here.
  • Perinatal Mental Health Training for all GPs, nurses, ANP’s and all other allied health professionals. Please see attached a flyer with joining links.
  • Session Dates:
  • 27/11/23 13.00-14.00, Teams
  • 29/11/23 19.00-20.00, Teams
  • Invitation to the London Social Prescribing Evaluation Showcase
  • The London Social Prescribing Evaluation Showcase – Wednesday 29th November – 12-2pm
  • Free Energy Advice Training for Front-line Workers Are you a front-line worker who works with people who may be struggling to pay their bills? If this sounds like you- we’d love to meet you at one of our sessions. Link to reserve a ticket.
  • Sign up to EMIS Academy today – it’s now free for all to use EMIS Academy is here to empower you to get the most out of EMIS products and solutions, offering a library of virtual and interactive learning, which is now free for all to use!
  • Upcoming RCGP Events for Region: RCGP Events Link
  • November Pathology updates see attachment
  • Wellbeing Wednesday Article link
  • West Midlands Secure Data Environment (WMSDE) newsletter attachment
  • EMIS Newsletter attached weekly roundup
  • Neurodiversity and Autism stakeholder newsletter – Autumn 2023: Download the Autumn 2023 Neurodiversity and Autism stakeholder newsletter here
  • GP Partner Vacancy Please see attached advert for more information.

Practice News 3 October 2023 – No publication

Practice News 27 October 2023

  • SWFT new Non-Specific Cancer Symptoms pathway updated link: Non-Specific Symptoms Pathway for Suspected Cancer (South Warwickshire Patients only) Please disregard the previous form and ensure that it is replaced with the correct SWFT NSS  An EMIS template can be downloaded here
  • PIDMAS – New patient choice initiative to begin from 31st October A new national programme aiming to reduce waiting lists is being launched across England. PIDMAS (Patient Initiated Digital Mutual Aid System). Patients waiting over 40 weeks since their referral and are awaiting an inpatient procedure (with no appointment scheduled in the next 8 weeks) OR are awaiting their first outpatient appointment (with no appointment scheduled in the next 8 weeks), will be contacted by their current provider and given instructions on how to register their request to move provider if they want to. It is the responsibility of the ICB to try and find alternative provision for the patient, but if no alternative provider can be found, the patient will be informed.
  • 2WW Breast Referrals to GEH The Trust is currently experiencing capacity issues and the approximate waiting time for a first outpatient appointment is currently 27 days
  • Primary Care Access Recovery Programme update attached . See toolkit attached
  • EMIS – EPS Bulk Signing see link
  • Personalised Care event Arrangement Survey Personalised Care Event poll
  • This poll will close Wednesday 1st November.
  • Tell us about your experiences with the Proxy Access Process  Complete a survey about proxy access for children and parents or  Sign up to be interviewed over Microsoft Teams or in person to discuss your experiences with proxy access generally (not just limited to children and parents)
  • Education Webinar to support 2ww Lower GI and FIT Pathway attached
  • Learning Disability Friendly Badge Application and Webinar application form. To find out more about the application and awarding process, join us for a webinar on Wednesday 22 November, 1:30-2:30pm, by registering here.
  • EMIS weekly roundup newsletter see attachment
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Local Maternity and Neonatal System Newsletter see attachment
  • EMIS Performance Streams attached
  • IPC newsletter Oct 23 attached
  • Primary Care Improvement Community newsletter
  • Administrative Opportunity to Support FIT Implementation Across Primary Care For more details please contact Joanne Bowers – joanne.bowers7@nhs.net

Practice News 20 October 2023

Practice News 13 October 2023

Practice News 6 October 2023

Practice News 29 September 2023

  • Out of Hospital CommunicationThe ICB has provisionally identified that South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust Group for Warwickshire and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust for Coventry are the only providers with the capability to deliver the new, expanded “community integrator” service for Coventry and Warwickshire
  • SWFT Non-specific Symptoms Pathway – new
  • Online GP Registration – 20th September Webinar Recording  link to the recording,
  • Accurx Desktop: Usage Dashboard for Fragments see link
  • Refurbished Printer Cartridges Directive use prohibited
  • New symptom-based breathlessness pathway) within the Warwickshire North community diagnostic centre are working to provide a new symptom-based breathlessness pathway with aim to improve and streamline respiratory diagnostic services.
  • Accelerating Citizen Access Resources Please see attached for featured webinar recordings, guidance and other popular updated resources.
  • Are you passionate about improving mental health services for young people? Come to our ideas factory! Register here Poster attached
  • C&W Racism in General Practice Survey see attachment
  • New video resource: Healthy Living for people with type 2 diabetes Healthy Living for people with type 2 diabetes
  • EMIS Roundup attached
  • AccuRx Updates September Newsletter see link
  • Wayfinder NHS App September e-newsletter first edition of the Wayfinder NHS App e-newsletter!

Practice News 22 September 2023

Practice News 15 September 2023

  • Urgent Reminder: Action required for EMIS practices – 19th September is last date for bulk opt-in to online access to records
  • Extension: Panic Button Removal from EMIS Web EMIS has postponed the removal of the Panic Button from Friday 29th September to January 2024.
  • Provisional searches published ahead of upcoming flu season SNOMED search folder > Cytology Immunisation > Seasonal Vacs > Influenza vaccination recall 2023/24 provisional. Please note, these codes are currently provisional and based on last year’s code lists. EMIS are awaiting the code lists for this year before they can update the provisional status.
  • Building Update for Children’s Emergency Department (CED) at UHCW
  • Helping Warwickshire residents to pay utility bills
  • https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localwelfarescheme
  • https://www.costoflivingwarwickshire.co.uk/w
  • General NHS App promotional materials link General NHS App promotional materials – NHS Digital
  • Remote Monitoring Team News
  • Practice Management Community webinar: Register with a GP surgery service link here to register for national webinar on Wednesday 20th September 4.30-5.30pm
  • Application process for the NHS Entrepreneurship scheme information,
  • EMIS Weekly roundup find attached,
  • Practice Manager Vacancy- Broomfield Park Medical Centre closing date 15th September 2023

Practice News 8 September 2023

  • Reminder: Accelerating Citizen Access Programme  – there’s still time to request enablement in October (deadline 19th September)
  • Enhancing GP Direct Access to Diagnostics

NHS England is today formally publishing GP direct access guidance on the NHS England website recommending that systems enhance GP direct access to imaging tests that include chest, abdomen and pelvis CT, abdomen and pelvis ultrasound and brain MRI for patients with concerning symptoms that do not meet the threshold for a suspected urgent cancer referral or for urgent GP direct access testing under cancer recognition and referral guidance (NG12).

• Offers clarity on the distinction between urgent GP direct access and non-specific symptoms pathways.

• Updates the symptoms that may warrant an urgent GP direct access referral for brain MRI, bringing this in line with a position statement recently published by NCRI.

• Provides guidance on the two-way exchange of information needed to ensure the availability of actionable radiology reports for incidental or abnormal imaging test findings.

• Promotes the use of chest x-ray for low-risk, symptomatic patients and promotes the use of iRefer- CDS on licence within systems

Practice News 1 September 2023

  • Printer toner invoice scam
  • Electronic Patient Registration  any questions or queries contact – england.register-gp-surgery.support@nhs.net.
  • Patient Triage: Total Triage Here is a resource centre which outlines how practices can implement a Total Triage model as well as change management materials
  • NHS Primary Care Webinar on GP Patient Survey – September 20 Join us on September 20 at 7 pm.
  • Diabetes Prevention Programme newsletter attached Midlands NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme newsletter for September 2023
  • EMIS Weekly roundup attachment
  • Practice Manager Vacancy- Willenhall Oak Medical Centre attachment for more details- closing date 8th September 2023
  • Practice Manager Vacancy- Broomfield Park Medical Centre attachment for more details- closing date 15th September 2023

Practice News 25 August 2023

Tel:  024 7667 1090 (this remains the same)

Email:  talkingtherapies@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Website:  www.talkingtherapies.covwarkpt.nhs.uk (content updates are in progress)

Twitter: @CWPTTalkTherapy

Instagram: @CWPTTalkingTherapies

Facebook: NHS Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull Talking Therapies

For any questions, please contact the team at:  talkingtherapies@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Practice News 18 August 2023

1)         IGF1 reference range change

2)         Calculated Non-HDL cholesterol now included in lipid profile

3)         Use of New Chlamydia and HSV kits

4)         Reminder: patients to include request form with a 24hr urine sample

  • Coventry and Warwickshire LeDeR Newsletter August 2023 attached

Practice News 11 August 2023

  • System Gynaecology 2ww Update Back to basics Menopause and HRT (cwtraininghub.co.uk) (password CWEducation) education session delivered last year
  • Primary Care Gynaecology service see Gynaecology 2WW – GP Gateway (coventryrugbygpgateway.nhs.uk)
  • The Obstetric Gynaecologist – Menopause and Mental Health article attached 
  • Colposcopy waiting list backlog at GEHThe Trust has commissioned an insourcing company to reduce the current backlog. It is anticipated this will commence early September for a period of 8 weeks.
  • Instability with Dermatology services at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAT)
  • All new referrals or any advice and guidance requests for patients choosing to access Worcestershire services (i.e. likely because they live on the border with Worcestershire), should be sent, via eRS, to Health Harmonie.  WAT will no longer accept new general dermatology referrals or requests for advice and guidance until further notice.  Those patients already referred to WAT will shortly be contacted and advised of their treatment pathway.  Please note that any 2ww referrals for patients choosing to access services in Worcestershire may continue to be referred to WAT via the usual 2ww pathway.
  • Information for the public on industrial action see NHSE link
  • Respiratory Physiotherapy Outpatient services at George Eliot Hospital Please see information attached on Respiratory Physiotherapy Outpatient service at GEH, for patients in North Warwickshire.  You can also download the referral form here.
  • Reminder about ongoing national shortages Glucagon Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists (GLP-1 RAs) MSN_2023_061 GLP1 Receptor Agonist .
  • Enabling primary care professionals to easily identify and connect with patients eligible to take part in clinical trials
  • Accelerating Citizen Access Programme Reminder EMIS practices can ‘book your slot’ for prospective record access enablement by completing the opt-in form and selecting an available date
  • Electronic Patient Registration Members of the public can now search specifically for a GP surgery offering the online registration service by using Find a GP.
  • Learning Disability Friendly Badge for GP PracticesJoin us from 12-3pm on Wednesday 6 September in the Nightingale Room at Westgate House to find out more. To book your place head to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-disability-friendly-badge-launch-nhs-coventry-and-warwickshire-tickets-692330768967?aff=oddtdtcreator
  • Supporting ICBs to adopt the Register with a GP surgery service webinar resources
    Registration is now open for our next webinar on 20 September.
  • EMIS Update see attachment

Practice News 5 August 2023

  • Remote Monitoring Team News
  • Bank Holiday Pharmaceutical Provision attached
  • Tier 2 Medicine Supply Notifications for Tegretol® (carbamazepine) 100mg tablets see attached and Edronax® (reboxetine) 4mg tablets see attached.
  • NHS Mail Multi-Factor Authentication Tokens
  • Accessing CRRS – Impact Survey UHCW will be going live with their new EPR on 15th October 2023 complete this short survey to help identify what the impact might be.
  • Latest EMIS Newsletter see attachment
  • Job Opportunity for a 3 session per week Clinical Director for General Practice working with the ICB Applications close on the 9th of August

Practice News 28 July 2023

  • National Patient Safety Alert – Potent Synthetic Opioids attached
  • Also see attached another national patient safety alert
  • Reminder: Long Covid Pathway see GP gateway link for flow chart.
  • New Policy for the use of Upright / Open MRI Scanning Upright / Open MRI Scanning
  • Individual Funding Request (IFR) Policy, proforma and patient leaflet updated Individual Funding Request Policyproforma and patient leaflet
  • Removing barriers to primary care in Coventry and Warwickshire through the Safe Surgeries initiative see attached letter,
  • National Digitisation of GP medical records – Programme update attached update
  • Launch of new toolkit to support equitable primary care attached
  • Child Death Review statutory duties can be accessed here A handbook can be requested from cdopcsw@warwickshire.gov.uk.   
  • Phlebotomy 2ww pathways Please include relevant patient information ensuring blood test results (in particular U&E’s) included or arranged at the same time of referral
  • South Warwickshire GPs – Advice and Guidance using the Consultant Connect App
  • Primary Care Advice and Guidance Survey
  • WMCPSIG – How to manage Anogenital Symptoms in Children attached flyer for the West Midlands Child Protection Special Interest Group Anogenital Training amongst the GP Practices in the ICB Friday 20th October 2023
  • Accurx Total Triage Keynote Session August 3rd at 12:00  register using this link.
  • Primary Care in Practice please see attached flyer from CW Training Hub.
  • Becoming a Young Leader: Diabetes UK online event for 11–25-year-olds with type 1 diabetes Tuesday 1st August if you are a young person with type 1 diabetes aged 11-25 years old, a parent of a young person with type 1 or a Healthcare Professional to find out all about our Young
  • Please follow the link and sign up to the online event using the “reserve a spot” button on the right
  • EMIS Newsletter attached
  • Dental newsletters and pharmacy release re: Extended Services East Midlands – June dental newsletter attached and West Midlands – July Dental Newsletter  attached
  • You can also find attached NHSE latest release that is approved re: Extended Care services offered by pharmacists. The web link NHS England — Midlands » Pharmacies offering Extended Care Services details those pharmacies in Coventry and Warwickshire that offer the services.
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Training Hub – End of term update July 2023
    please see newsletter   Updates and information attached
    Wellbeing Wednesday Article https://www.cwtraininghub.co.uk/wellbeing-wednesday19th-july-2023/
  • Job Opportunity for a 3 session per week Clinical Director for General Practice working with the ICB The job description and person specification are available here.
  • Opportunity to join a large University practice in Coventry Vacancy for Practice Nurse 20-30 hours per weekPlease see attached job advert for more details.

Practice News 21 July 2023

  • COVID-19 Inter-Seasonal Vaccinations Offer – Pathway for Referrals:
  • ·       Children aged 6 months to 4 years old who are at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 can get a 1st and 2nd COVID-19 vaccine
  • ·       Patients who develop a new health condition or start treatment that severely weakens their immune system may be advised by their specialist to get a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Contact the George Eliot Hospital Trust vaccination team 02476 153200
  • Notification of Infectious Diseases
    This is a reminder of the process for notification of infectious diseases (NOIDS) to West Midlands Health Protection Team Notification of Infection diseases should be made using the attached form. Completed forms should be emailed from an nhs.net email account to phe.wmnoids@nhs.net
  • Bacillus cereus contamination of linen in health and adult social care settings
    Please see attached briefing note:
  • Amendment to annual flu letter 2023/24 – addition of secondary school children (years 7 to 11) amendment to the 2023 to 2024 annual flu letter.  Addition of secondary school children in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 to the programme. This includes those that are home-schooled and other children not in mainstream education
  • GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) supply disruption A link to the alert is here
  • patient information letter has been developed via the Coventry & Warwickshire diabetes prescribing group and may be of use to send to your affected patients/ display in your practices.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) e.g. FreeStyle™ Libre 2, Dexcom™ One
  • An ICB interim position statement here Document Library – Happy Healthy Lives.
  • Accelerating Citizen Access Programme Reminder
  • Reminder: EMIS Panic Button Removal Update – request form available
  • Referral pathways for suspected papilloedema Survey click this link.
  • Primary Care – Advice and Guidance Survey
  • GP EMIS Newsletter July 2023 Newsletter
    Job Opportunity for a 3 session per week Clinical Director for General Practice working with the ICB

Practice News 14 July 2023

  • NHSmail Online Archiving Reminder
    Accelerating Citizen Access
  • Coventry GPs – Ultrasound Referrals
  • Upcoming NHS e-Referral Service Release 13.1 – Friday 21st July 2023 e-RS website
  • MMR & Measles Toolkit attached
  • Switching from GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1 RAs) to Insulin
  • NHS Gambling Harms clinics available across the Midlands
  • West Midlands NHS Gambling Harms Clinic
  • East Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic
  • Important information about treatments for Covid
  • Have you joined Population Health Management Workspace?
    FutureNHS collaboration space 
  • Newly qualified GPs – 4-month visa grace period
  • EMIS Performance Streams attached slides 
  • The correct PANIC BUTTON request form is now available on EMIS Now here. Requests must be received by Friday 15th September 2023 to avoid the Panic Button being removed on Friday 29th September 2023.
  • Palliative and End of Life Care (PEOLC) Strategy – Feedback Wanted
  • Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy here and provide your feedback here
  • Remote Monitoring Team News 
  • Hope Programme for Hip and Knee replacement surgery – BOOK NOW STARTING 13TH JULY 2023 CLICK HERE TO BOOK
  • EMIS Newsletter July 2023 attached
  • Midlands Diabetes Newsletter-July 2023 attachment.
  • Neurodiversity and Autism stakeholder newsletter – Summer 2023
  • Download the Summer 2023 Neurodiversity and Autism stakeholder newsletter here

Practice News 7 July 2023

  • Revised West Midland Cancer Alliance Lower GI pathway
  • FIT referral form; please complete this ahead of referral (for both low risk and those patients who meet NG12) into 2ww Lower GI services. This should be emailed to uhc-tr.fitbcs@nhs.net. Please DO NOT send this directly to Lower GI teams.
  • Where available please include patient FIT result with future 2ww Lower GI referrals  and patient performance status (this will allow hospital clinicians to triage patients to the most appropriate clinic/diagnostic test)
  • Safety netting guidance is located here
  • Guidance on the nationally specified FIT codes to support IIF is located here
  • Shingles vaccine programme changes from 1 September 2023 here
  • Unity PCN from 1st July 2023 Dr Gavin Shields is the Clinical Director for Unity PCN.
  • Have you joined the Population Health Management Workspace? FutureNHS collaboration space 
  • Safe Surgeries Safe Surgeries initiative
  • West Midlands Cervical Screen Services Newsletter – attachment .Complete attached ‘Practice Details’ form –attachment if any recent changes at your practice relevant to Cytology

Practice News 30 June 2023

Practice News 23 June 2023

  • ICB Healthcare Inequalities Innovation Fund inviting proposals Projects must be focussed on the Core20Plus5 priorities and visit the HI Innovation Fund website. Contact the Health Inequalities Programme Managers at cwicb.healthinequalitiescw@nhs.net.
  • Prescribing Incentive Scheme Reminder practices have until the 31st of June 2023 to sign up to the new prescribing incentive scheme
  • Tresiba & Rybelsus (oral semaglutide) supply problems see Tresiba Flextouch and Rybelsus (oral semaglutide)
  • Safe Haven Coventry and Warwickshire: New service starting 1st July 2023 briefing  Safe Haven graphic
  • Accubook Please be advised that from 31st December 2023, Accubook will no longer be centrally funded nationally.
  • Adobe Sign This software has been purchased for Primary Care on a one-year contract, uniquely to help support practices with improving administration processes by sending digital requests for signatures on documents, rather than on paper then scanning and emailing which is time consuming and not traceable via an audit trail
  • This functionality is intended to be used solely for Legal, HR & Contracting administration purposes only, it is NOT intended for: Clinical purposes or any Patient Identifiable Data (PID) or any patient relating purposes
  • Care Navigation
  • Register for Accurx’ Webinar Training session on Patient Triage
  • Register here for the next live webinar on Wednesday 28th  June between 12-1pm.
  • West Midlands Secure Data Environment (WMSDE) newsletter attached
  • Remote Monitoring Team Two new Assistant Practitioners have joined the Team, expanding capacity to 11
  • POSTPONED: Docobo Server Software Upgrade

Practice News 16 June 2023

  • Primary/Secondary Care Interface Consensus Document and Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care see letter attached and consensus document
  • UHCW ENT Referrals please refer directly to audiology if appropriate
  • Temporary entrance to Children’s Emergency Department at UHCW
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) update attached
  • Medicine Supply Notification Attached  for ethinylestradiol 20microgram / drospirenone 3mg (Eloine®) tablets.
  • ARRS Role Leavers
  • EMIS Performance Streams attached
  • EMIS Panic Button Removal Update – request form now available.
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Suicide Prevention Conference – Monday 11th September attached flyer
  • Remote Monitoring Team News: Docobo Servers scheduled for software upgrade next week
  • Wellbeing Wednesday:  https://www.cwtraininghub.co.uk/wellbeing-wednesday-14th-june-2023/

Practice News 9 June 2023

Practice News 2 June 2023

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Health and Care Delivery Plan
    The draft Integrated Health and Care Delivery Plan is available to review on the ICS website: https://www.happyhealthylives.uk/our-system/ihcdp/.
  • UHCW Waiting List Validation Work
    If any patients or relatives contact your service, please can you reassure them that this is a legitimate piece of work and that they would be grateful for a response.
  • Coventry City Council -Connect to Quit Stop Smoking Campaign please see link for resources
  • NHSmail Online Archiving Reminder Exchange Online Archiving Guidance and FAQs – NHSmail Support
  • West Midlands Maternal Medicine Network – Midwives Training Day webinar – VTE in Pregnancy see attached briefing regarding the upcoming webinar on 6th June 2023 at 6.30pm

Practice News 26 May 2023

  • Remote Monitoring Team News Docobo Server Software Upgrade POSTPONED
  • Coventry GPs – Referrals for ultrasounds UHCW long waiting times. HealthShare Diagnostics Limited have spare capacity.

FWT Services Please see details of the programmes we deliver: 

  • MAMTA mother and baby project to support mothers in having good health outcomes for baby and mother: http://www.fwt.org.uk/health/mamta-2/
  • Perinatal Mental Health – BAME Peer Support 
  • http://www.fwt.org.uk/health/perinatal-mental-health-project/
  • For more serious cases : https://www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/perinatal-mental-health-professionals/
  • Loss Pathway Pathway offers talking therapy and signposting for loss and trauma as well as peer support for those women who live in Coventry, Rugby, North or South Warwickshire and have experienced distress or moderate to severe mental health issues following a Miscarriage / Stillbirth / Termination due to medical reasons / Death of infant prior to their second birthday. See: https://www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n6103.pdf&ver=8306
  • South Warwickshire GPs – Advice and Guidance using the Consultant Connect App ERS will be switched off and all advice and guidance will be provided via the Consultant Connect App from 5th June – letter attached
  • ICB Healthcare Inequalities Innovation Fund inviting proposals
  • EMIS Web Panic Button Update
  • We will be removing the Panic Button as standard from EMIS Web on Friday 29th September 2023. From this date, the Panic Button icon and functionality will be removed unless we receive specific instruction from customers (see below).
  • Organisations can request that the Panic Button in EMIS Web remains available for their organisations beyond Friday 29th September 2023.
  • Accelerating Citizen Access Update Accelerating Patient Access (GP Online Services) workspace
  • GP Contract Changes 2023/24 GP contract in 2023/24
  • See the latest updates section on the Access to patient records page.
  • Electronic Patient Registration Members of the public can now search specifically for a GP surgery offering the online registration service by using Find a GP.
  • Accelerating patient online access: Safeguarding update Webinar
    Wednesday, 31 May (12-1pm) Click here for further details and to register.
  • Accurx’ Webinar Training session on Patient Triage 31 May between 12-1pm Register here

Practice News 19 May 2023

Practice News 12 May 2023


Practice News 5 May 2023

  • Lower GI 2WW Pathway Update Please find information on the IIF FIT incentive for 23/24 here
  • Non-Specific Symptom Pathway Update Pathways live in Coventry, Rugby and North Warwickshire Date for Launch in South Warwickshire to be confirmed. Addition of Non-specific symptoms code to SNOMED CT dictionary:
  • UKHSA Health Protection Briefing Note 2023/017: Measles update and preventing resurgence
    Please find attached briefing note 2023/017 –Measles Update and preventing resurgence
  • Reminder – Publish your Data Security and Protection Toolkit by 30 June 2023
  • Important Notification: Changes to NHSmail from 30th June 2023
  • To setup Multi Factor Authentication MFA on your account, simply login to your NHSmail account and follow these instructions.
  • Population Health Management Please share this survey across your networks.
  • GP IT Review – GP Survey link The link to the survey is here
  • Launch of new Tommy’s Miscarriage Support Tool – Supporting GPs with miscarriage care Please visit and share the Tommy’s Miscarriage Support Tool: www.miscarriagetool.tommys.org
  • For more information about the research behind the tool please click here
  • CWPT Important Notification: Change to Printer Make & Model: we will be providing the Hewlett Packard (HP) LaserJet Pro 4002dn printer
  • Accelerating patient online access: Medical record keeping training on on Wednesday 10th May (1-2pm). Click here for further details and to register.
  • NHSE call for Social Prescriber Link Workers – call for webinar speakers on 31st May 2023 Please contact alison.green7@nhs.net for more information.
  • Upcoming RCGP Events for Region RCGP Events
    LeDeR Newsletter – April 2023 Please download here.
  • Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Bulletin – May 2023
    Please follow the link https://mentalhealthlda.cmail19.com/t/d-e-zujurdl-ihhktyjjih-yk/
    Wellbeing Wednesday – 3rd May
  • Wellbeing Wednesday: 3rd May 2023 – Coventry & Warwickshire Training Hub (cwtraininghub.co.uk)


Practice News 28 April 2023

Practice News 21 April 2023

  • Ophthalmology Advice and Guidance Referral Requests Currently UHCW is unable to electronically capture all the urgent and emergency OPHTHALMOLOGY Advice and Guidance meaning that the referral requests are not captured in data submissions made to the Region. To rectify this we would like to cease urgent and emergency email requests to UHCWs ophthalmology department, (current route for urgent and emergency advice and guidance requests), and instead use SWIFTQueue for advice and guidance referral requests.Using Swift Queue will mean that UHCW will have an auditable system, that can track advice provided and be more responsive to your requests.   Please follow the link to sign up to SWIFTQueue and see attached as a reminder on how to make advice and guidance referral requests.How to sign up for SWIFT Queue:
  • For GPs without access to Swift Queue please visit www.swiftQueue.co.uk/gp/ to register and have access.  The registration process will take approx. two minutes and then you will be able to make patient referrals online.
  • Covid Spring Booster Campaign Launched for the limited cohorts of over 75’s and immunosuppressed. See comms toolkitcampaign posters and social media assets.
  • Ward moves taking place at University Hospital, Coventry from Monday 24th April 2023
  • Qualifying GPs and the Performers List important information
  • Have you signed the Population Health Management Platform Data Sharing and Data Processing Agreements? Reminder
  • Primary Care Prostate Cancer Webinar – Tuesday, 2nd May 2023 1PM -1:45PM
  • The poster for this event is attached however if you have any questions in relation to this, or would like to register, please email england.wmcanceralliance@nhs.net with your name, role and GP practice including ‘Prostate cancer webinar’ in the subject line.
  • Coventry Carers Survey – A Survey of people who have caring responsibilities for another adult(s) here is survey link, which will close 5th May 2023.
  • Summer 2023 Education Programme link :summer education programme 2023.
  • Developing Professional Practice and Personal Leadership Skills for Healthcare Support Workers Short Course | Level 4 / Certificate Level
  • Please see attached for more information.
    Wellbeing Wednesday – 19th April Visit the Health and Wellbeing page on our website for more resources
  • Weekly roundup: EMIS Spotlight Magazine see attachment
  • Quarterly update from the Unit of Academic Primary Care at Warwick Medical School find attached the quarterly update

Practice News 14 April 2023

  • Have you signed the Population Health Management Platform Data Sharing and Data Processing Agreements? The agreement should be signed by your Clinical Lead or Caldicott Guardian.  You will then receive a notification from EMIS asking you to confirm this authorization See attached the patient leaflet and poster 
  • Vasectomy Providers in Coventry & Warwickshire – From April 2023 Central Surgery in Rugby will no longer be completing vasectomy services for the ICB.  The two remaining providers of the service are as follows: Jubilee Healthcare & Park Lees (Coventry) MSI Reproductive Choices (Nuneaton & Stratford Upon Avon)
  • ‘Social Prescribing Showcase Event’ – what do you want to see? Please complete this short survey by Thursday 27th April 2023
  • Accurx Webinar Invite: How to reduce SMS fragments on 26th April @ 12:30pm Please sign up here
  • Free Training: Gender Identity Clinic information session for GPs – May 2023
  • Sign up using this link.
    Quality Matters Newsletter attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday – 12th April link
  • EMIS Now Newsletter attached

Practice News 6 April 2023

Practice News 31 March 2023

  • SMI Health Checks Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance (CRGPA) provide annual health checks for patients with severe mental illness The deadline for response is 31st March 23
  • CQRS Urgent Deadline Reminder March 31
  • Easter/May & King’s Coronation Bank Holiday 2023 Pharmaceutical Provision West Midlands- UPDATE please follow the link.
  • Docobo Remote Monitoring Care Home Service Evaluation
    Please follow the link
  • Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance – Directory of Services attached
  • Clostridioides difficile – Exploring the needs of general practice colleagues. The Midlands Regional Coordination Centre SPOC have agreed to hold three sessions in conjunction with ICB IPC leads: 27 March 18:30 – 19:30 / 04 April 12:30 – 13:30  Click here to join meeting / 05 April 08:30 –  09:30  Click here to join meeting
  • Neurodiversity and Autism Stakeholder Newsletter – Spring 2023: Download newsletter

Practice News 24 March 2023

  • Severe Mental Illness SMI Health Checks
  • 2023/24 CQRS Service Offers accept the service offers by absolutely no later than Friday 31st March 2023
  • Population Health Management DSA reminders
  • Covid-19 Guidance Reminder
  • General Practice Pay Transparency: guidance attached General Practice Pay Transparency Guidance
  • Adobe Sign for Practice Usage Launch
  • Cervical Screening Quality Improvement QI Bundle  attached
  • Virtual Remote Monitoring Team (Docobo): New contact details: VirtualRM@swft.nhs.uk.
  • New Integrated Physical Health Service Launching July 2023
    Please see attached for further information.
  • Docobo Remote Monitoring Care Home Service Evaluation
    follow this link to participate in the survey
  • Clostridioides difficile – Exploring the needs of general practice colleagues
    The Sessions will be held:
  • 1.         27 March            18:30 – 19:30 – Click here to join meeting
  • 2.         04 April                12:30 – 13:30 – Click here to join meeting
  • 3.         05 April                08:30 – 09:30 – Click here to join meeting
  • Social Prescribing Webinar Series: Book your place now
    Webinar title: Working with Allied Health Professionals to enable and support social prescribing  26th April 2023 1-2:30pm How to register your place: Working with Allied Health Professionals to enable and support social prescribing
  • Free – Webinar: World Hypertension Day – Measure your blood pressure accurately, control it, live longer Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 630pm – 8pm
  • Register Here
  • Primary Care Event – Research in the Primary Care setting – the present, the pressures and the possibilities!Edgbaston Cricket Ground Thursday 18 May 2023.
  • link.
  • Primary Care Physician Associate Conference 2023 – Employer Day – Booking now Open
    We are now delighted to provide an update on our first ever Primary Care Physician Associate Conference for Employers on Thursday 8th June 12noon – 4.30pm at Keele Hall, Keele University ST5 5BJ attached flyer
  • Pre-pregnancy Counselling Survey  link
  • Midlands Locum GP Workforce project- Survey questionnaire Link
    EMIS Weekly Newsletters EMIS Now 
    SBiTC Health and Wellbeing Coordinator job application

Practice News 17 March 2023

  • B1970 – Infection prevention and control education framework attached : NHS England » National infection prevention and control
  • UHCW Radiology – Updated Pregnancy Status Questions Anyone between 12th and 56th birthday, and referred for examinations above knee and below diaphragm – irrespective of perceived gender – will need to confirm their pregnancy status via a questionnaire prior to X-ray
  • NHS 111 Step in provider service transfer contact details for queries and complaints
  • Population Health Management Data Sharing Agreement reminder
  • Easter/May & King’s Coronation Bank Holiday 2023 Pharmaceutical Provision West Midlands  attached
  • Counter Terrorism Policing see Partnership Information Report attached Also see Prevent Referral Form for referring individuals to our organisation where counter terrorism concerns identified.
  • Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) and people with a learning disability and or autism see attachment
  • Register now for our online proxy access application pilot invitation attached
  • CWPT User guides for setting up windows users see  ‘New User and Locum Account Creation for GP Practices’ and ‘Remote Access to CWPT Resources from a Personal Computer’
  • Spirometry Training in April see information attached
  • Primary care surveys of the remote monitoring care home service in Coventry and Warwickshire impact of the model on primary, secondary and community care.
  • Primary Care Event – Research in the Primary Care setting – the present, the pressures and the possibilities Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Thursday 18 May 2023 To register for the event please use the link
    Employment Officer-Warwickshire Migration Team For further information please email:cathyboyce@warwickshire.gov.uk  The closing date is 11thApril 2023.

Practice News 10 March 2023

  • Cancer data adds to wealth of information in Integrated Care Record 15 trusts will be making their cancer data available to view including Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and The Black Country.
  • NHS 111 Step in provider service transfer operational queries contact  DOS.Problems@DHUHealthCare.nhs.uk
  • CWPT referrals for Podiatry and Diabetes Please use  CBS.General@covwarkpt.nhs.uk  for any Podiatry and Diabetes referrals that you would normally send through eRS.
  • Infection prevention and control education framework attached
  • Domestic abusers new measures detailed
  • Remote Monitoring Update (provider partner: Docobo)
  • Supporting with offering cervical screening to transgender and non-binary people Click here
  • NHSmail all user survey deadline 10 March 2023 https://survey.nhs.net/nhsmail-user-survey-2023
  • Population Health Management Information Session 15th March
  • Living Longer Better Conference 29th March, 10am-3.30pm, University of Warwick: bit.ly/LLBconference Please see attached
  • Talent Management Support Network for staff from ethnically diverse backgrounds contact Niamh.Lloyd@hee.nhs.uk by 31 March 2023.
  • EMIS – February 2023 Newsletter February-newsletter-2023
  • Wellbeing Wednesday details
  • SBitC – Mental Health Manager Opportunity – Deadline 3rd April

Practice News 3 March 2023

  • DXS Point-of-Care ‘Draft’ Watermark Issue
  • SWFT South Warwickshire Virtual Ward Update for GPs attachment 1
  • UHCW Coventry and Rugby Virtual Update for GPs attached_2
  • Diabetes Prevention Week 23-29 May 2023
  • NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) – Nuffield Health Hospital
  • e-RS Clinics: Hip Clinic, Knee Clinic, Shoulder Clinic, Hand & Wrist Clinic and Knee Arthroscopy Clinic
  • Healthy Living for people with type 2 diabetes – self-referral and direct GP practice referrals routes now available  attached_7
  • Supply issues with latanoprost (Monopost®) 50 microgram/ml eye drops 0.2 ml unit dose (preservative free)
  • Population Health Management Information Sessions Date: Wednesday 15th March1pm-1:30pm MS Teams: Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 318 435 483 035  Passcode: 3jhsfM  Register your attendance here: https://forms.office.com/e/c0XupbBiBR
  • Webinar: Scaling up the Healthy Living for people with type 2 diabetes programme
  • Upcoming RCGP Events for Region : RCGP Events
  • Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Bulletin Please follow the link for the latest NHSE bulletin
  • SBitC – Mental Health Manager Opportunity – Deadline 3rd April follow the link for more information
  • Practice News 24 February 2023
  • OFFICIAL: UKHSA Health Protection Briefing Note 2023/010: Influenza virus subtyping in severe respiratory infection cases during the current avian influenza epidemic in birds Briefing note
  • Nuneaton Coventry & Warwickshire Mind Wellbeing Hub moving premises attachment
  • New MENtalk Sessions start from Saturday 25th February see attached
  • Healthy Living for people with type 2 diabetes – self-referral and direct GP practice referrals routes now available attached.
  • NHS 111 Step in provider service transfer to DHU Healthcare
  • CGL Training Programme for Professionals Coventry 2023 training calendar attached
  • March Webinar – WM Maternal Medicine Network – Epilepsy and Pregnancy  attached
  • C&W ICR Utilisation Dashboard – February 2023 attachment

Practice News 17 February 2023

  • UKHSA Health Protection Briefing Note 2023/009: Viral haemorrhagic fever events update briefing note (2023/009) regarding a Haemorrhagic fever update.
  • Issue of pharmacy provision of the Dexcom One transmitter prescribable via FP10 from March 2023. See attachment.
  • Changes to Medicines Optimisation Support The Medicines Optimisation support which is currently provided by Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit will transfer to NHS Coventry & Warwickshire ICB, from 1stFebruary 2023. Please see attached communication
  • Specialist Weight Management Service new triaging service see attached form
  • Docobo accessible via EMIS – see Docobo poster for more information and click here for a latest breakdown of care home alerts
  • Refugee Mental Health and Trauma Workshops 2nd March and 16th March 2023-Warwickshire and Coventry details attached
  • February Art for Wellbeing attached flyer.
  • General Practice Ovarian Cancer Webinar – Tuesday, 28th February 2023 1PM -1:45PM  poster attached
  • NASP Agents for Change – Champions workshop: The HOW of Change
    Championing social prescribing Booking essential: https://bit.ly/NASP-change
  • NALW workshop sessions book your free ticket please click here
  • CGL Training Programme for Professionals Coventry 2023 attached training programme . Information about training opportunities from CGL.
  • Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Bulletin attached
  • Sky Blues – Community Newsletter attached.

Practice News 10 February 2023

Practice News 3 February 2023

  • Update on Industrial Action
  • Electronic Palliative Care Coordination (EPaCCS) Scheme End Date
  • Funding offer for Trainee Nurse Associate (TNA) places in general practice
  • How we are using data to improve population health ‘Population Health Management’ – attachment
  • Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance – Open Meeting Thursday 9th February 2023 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • LeDeR Newsletter Feb 2023 edition

Practice News 27 January 2023

Practice News 20 January 2023

Practice News 13 January 2023

Practice News 6 January 2023

Practice News 23 December 2022

  • Winter Plans and Arrangements for Primary Medical Care Services during the Christmas and New Year PeriodTo support practices over the holiday period, additional capacity has been put in place as below:
  • Surge capacity will continue to be provided for those practices that find themselves needing support due to sudden changes in staffing such as short notice absence / sickness leading to reduced capacity.
  • Paediatric Hubs are now in place to support capacity until 3rd January (although these may be extended beyond this date) on normal working days during the Christmas and New Year period.

o   Foleshill – available 4pm-8pm Monday to Friday

o   Castle Medical Centre available 10am-6pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • EPaCCS Template Process Reminder Help Sheet
  • Warwickshire libraries-ESOL resources/ bilingual books and books in different languages link
  • Medicines Matter Newsletter Newsletter and Summary attached.

Practice News 16 December 2022

  • Frozen Water Local Resilience Forum, message to Communities
  • POD and Christmas ordering the POD Service will be closed on the weekends and Bank Holidays but remain open from 8am to 5pm at all other times.
  • For a text call back – patient to text 07903586972 with the word REPEAT and the name of the GP practice. Patients will receive a call back within 48 working hours.
  • For online request form POD online order form – these will be handled within 24 working hours with a call back given or e-mail confirmation sent.
  • Children Arriving from Ukraine – TB updates Arrivals from Ukraine: advice for primary care – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  • Consultant Connect Service Update Haematology messaging and Urgent Haematology calling Advice and Guidance pathways will be switched off this week via Consultant Connect. The UHCW Haematology team will continue to support the Advice and Guidance service for Coventry and Rugby GPs via ERS.
  • Cost of Living Poster attached poster
  • Maternity – cost of living help (reminder of free dental and prescriptions) https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/…/maternity-exemption…
  • Shape the future of nursing and midwifery Survey for nurses, midwives and nursing associates
  • Launch of new Conversational ESOL grant fund- Warwickshire Migration Partnership
  • FGM Survey: https://forms.office.com/e/T4mWyzJjDV
  • Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), Primary Care Research Event 18/05/2023 attached flyer

Practice News 9 December 2022

  • Increase in invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) infections, including empyema, in children click here
  • Covid-19 Vaccine hesitancy clinics now available attached leaflet.
  • National Workforce Reporting Service – Reminder change to monthly extractions from January 2023.
  • Warwickshire County Council – SEND Public Consultations
  • Woodside Medical Centre – Change of surgery telephone number 02475410100
  • CWPT IT Assets regularly review the Practice IT asset lists and user lists that they receive from CWPT IT on the first of every month to ensure that the list is accurate with regards to any new starters or leavers- any differences must be reported to CWPT IT.
  • Core20Plus 5 – Children Click here to learn more
  • Monthly Update from Sky Blues in the Community attached update
  • Primary Care professionals encouraged to prescribe employment support for ex-Forces NHS patients see this link
  • WCC Hong Kong BNO Webpage now live
  • PCSE GP Practice monthly update – December 2022 attached newsletter
  • Training Hub Wellbeing Wednesday Newsletter- 7th December 2022

Practice News 2 December 2022

  • Central Alerting System: Influenza Season 2022/2023: Use of Antiviral Medicines  attached information
  • UKHSA Health Protection Recommendations to control cases of diphtheria amongst asylum seekers and refugees in England:
  • New MASH template Warwickshire Children and Families Front door MASH nurses will be using a new template document for urgent safeguarding information requests (information required for the urgent strategy meeting that precedes S17/47 decisions to decide if it meets threshold). The explanation is in the first paragraphs and information is usually required on the same day. The only change is the implementation of a template document, and this should help Practices identify that it is an urgent request.
    Update from NHS England on Accelerating Citizen Access to GP Data information
  • Teledermatology update Please note that ERS advice and guidance has been turned off at UHCW and the Consultant Connect app is the single route for any advice and guidance requests for both adult and paediatric queries.
  • Information Governance Update Arden & GEM provide an Information Governance service to Coventry & Warwickshire ICB as well as GP Practices. Please see further information attached. We also provide a Data Protection Officer function for the ICB and GP practices.
  • EMIS Assistant – Q1 2023 Please see link to article
  • Change to Skyward PCN Clinical Director
  • Coventry, Rugby & Warwickshire North GP IT Newsletter attached.
  • EMIS Newsletter  attached
  • Medicines Matter Newsletter attached
  • Quality Matters Newsletter attached.

Practice News 25 November 2022

Practice News 18 November 2022

  • Update for Primary Care on Wayfinder NHS App – Coventry and Warwickshire Health & Care Partnership (attached) all primary care ODS codes were switched on for South Warwickshire on Tuesday 15 November 2022
  • Primary Care – Diphtheria awareness Nationally and regionally there has been an increase in cases of diphtheria. Several toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae have been reported in England and locally affecting the asylum seekers community.
  • Diphtheria: public health control and management in England – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  • Public health control and management of diphtheria (publishing.service.gov.uk)
  • Supplementary guidance for cases and outbreaks in asylum seeker accommodation settings (publishing.service.gov.uk)
  • RCN Nurses Industrial Action At the time of writing, there are no dates for when action will take place and no hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire taking part in strike action.
  • Accelerating Patient Record Access An update from NHS England on Accelerating Citizen Access to GP Data (1 November 2022) – NHS Digital
  • Accelerating Patient Record Access: SNOMED Code scenarios
    (enhanced review SNOMED codes flowchart)
  • National GP Webinar Presentation attached  which has a lot of information around GP websites and a national solution to registering with a GP online.
  • Same Day Emergency care (SDEC) at GEH a medical SDEC which accepts referrals from 111,primary care and WMAS via a GP liaison nurse service contact : Mob 07786 523 558. Email address: Geh.gpliaisonnurse@nhs.net,
  • NHSE Abdominal and Urological Cancer Campaign toolkit
  • Cov Safe Space campaign information
  • Accelerate Phase 5 Information (previously known as Access Improvement Programme) new dates- Webinar Registration Form
  • Healthcare professionals – apply to join the PCI Ambassador Programme
  • Virtual Wards Clinical Summit event information 12.00 – 3.30pm on 24 November free to attend.
  • Refugee Mental Health Training-Understanding Trauma and Spotting the Signs 7th and 14th December 2022 details attached. This training is useful for:
  • Teachers Support staff Health workers Volunteers Any other staff working with refugees and asylum seekers in Warwickshire
  • Part 1: Wednesday 7th December 2022 4pm-5:15pm Aim: To increase your knowledge about the prevalence of trauma in refugees, the refugee journey and the differences in how mental health is understood across cultures
  • Part 2: Wednesday 14th December 2022 4pm-5:15pm Aim: To increase your understanding of trauma and how it is experienced in the mind and body. We will explore common signs associated with trauma in adults and children. Resources for signposting will be provided. Sign up via Eventbrite link here.
  • Wellbeing Wednesday Article 9th November 2022 attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday Article 16th November 2022 attached
  • Personalised Care Ambassador- Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance job advert here

Practice News 11 November 2022

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Practice News 28 October 2022

  • System Briefing – Patient access to online GP records from November (Update) attached
  • 2022 eDec Submission All practices are required to submit their practice eDEC through SDCS, the link to login is here: https://datacollection.sdcs.digital.nhs.uk/
  • CW ICR – Under 18 Comms Information
    Please find attached the ICR leaflet which has been updated to make it relevant to patients who are under 18 as well as the amendments that have been made to the website (https://www.happyhealthylives.uk/). Please note that the right to object form and reversal form have also been amended and can be found on the website.
  • Refuge Domestic Violence Service Warwickshire– Referral Details
    Please see details attached
  • Online Consultation (Online Triage), Video Consultation, SMS and Questionnaires Place Wide Procurement : GP Practice Representative Request please send your expression of interest to Sharon Dorsett  sharon.dorsett@swft.nhs.uk  by Friday 4th November.
  • Helping Warwickshire adults to live well www.warwickshire.gov.uk/livingwell
  • GP Education Team Update Please find our Autumn Programme 2022 and 2023 PLT Dates attached
  • Communications toolkit for your primary care channels
    November toolkit is now available.
  • Consultant Connect Telederm Update
  • Vaccination centre to move to a new location12-14 King Street Bedworth
  • Warwickshire Safeguarding Week 21-25 November 2022 – ‘Bitesize Learning Events’ attached flyer
  • Systems Leadership Programmes available to book now – Midlands Leadership Academy
  • Please see programmes attached
  • Together With Autism Conferences – November & January
  • Nuneaton 19th November 2022 – North Warks and South Leics College
  • Coventry 21st January 2022- Whitley Academy
  • Please see flyer attached
  • SHAPE Training Recording
  • SHAPE | Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (shapeatlas.net)
  • Father Inclusive Approach Training flyer
  • Quarterly research focussed content from the Unit of Academic Primary Care at Warwick Medical SchoolPlease see quarterly research update
  • PCSE GP Practice monthly update – October 2022 link to view.
  • EMIS Newsletter- New EMIS Live training session, Prospective/future access – Patients moving practice and more attached to view update.
  • Clinical Senates Leadership Fellowship Programme 2023 – Recruitment is now open attached flyer
  • Advert for another national cohort of TNAs in general practice

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  • Midlands Patient Digital Engagement (PaDE) Project Update Digital Journey Planner (redmoorhealth.co.uk)
  • Bank Holiday Pharmacy Rota West Midlands attached
  • E-referrals to Dietitians, UHCW NHS Trust Patients living in:  NuneatonBedworthWater OrtonSouth Warwickshire (e.g. Kenilworth, Leamington, Alcester), and Rugby will not be accepted by UHCW unless the referral indicates a reason for referral to UHCW. Please refer patients to their local service via: swg-tr.dietitians@nhs.net
  • Specialist Weight Management (SWM) refer to the Weight Management Consultant Clinic who will then refer on to Dietitians.Specialist Weight Management – Diabetes & Endocrinology – UHCW – RKB
  • OR Direct to Dr Tom Barber, Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Specialist Weight Management Service, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Community Patients (Coventry only) Housebound patients: please email a referral to:  communitydietitians@uhcw.nhs.uk
  • Eating Disorder Please direct referrals to Coventry Eating Disorder Service (CEDS) in the first instance. CEDS will refer to Dietetics as necessary.
  • Lorenzo technical issues with IT systems which occurred in hospital Trust’s throughout the region on Friday 16thSeptember, there may be delays in notes being uploaded to Lorenzo and IPM.
  • Safeguarding concerns and patient record access
  • In response to these concerns, the Royal College of General Practitioners is updating its GP Online Services toolkit, in collaboration with safeguarding experts. This will cover situations where safeguarding concerns may arise, and the steps clinicians could take to mitigate these risks.
  • EMIS: ICR: GP Drop-in sessions
  • We will be having informal Drop-in sessions every Wednesday 12:30-13:30 from the 10th July to the 28th September Click here to join the meeting
  • Wellbeing Wednesday – 14th September  attached
  • Clinical Lead for Community Dermatology Commissioning, seeking expressions of interest – up to 10 flexible hours
  • Salaried GP Vacancy attached job description.

Practice News 9 September 2022

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Practice News 2 September 2022

Practice News 26 August 2022

Practice News 19 August 2022

  • Online Chemist infomation
  • Electronic patient record outage, affecting Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Adult mental health referral process From Tuesday 30th August 2022, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust will no longer be accepting postal referrals into adult mental health services.
  • Record Access – GP Practices yet to engage attached is the GP practice readiness checklist
  • EMIS Updated documents for
  • PCN workforce returns reminder due 31stAugust 2022.
  • NHS Pension Scheme member contributions: key messages for staff
    EMIS Enterprise Agreements for Consultation Write Back (CWB)
  • Save the date: Coventry and Warwickshire CCG AGM 22ndSeptember 2022 at 10.00am.
  • EMIS: ICR: GP Drop-in sessions
  • Respiratory Interest Group invitation attached
  • Wellbeing Wednesday – 17th August Wellbeing Wednesday: 17th August 2022 – Coventry & Warwickshire Training Hub (cwtraininghub.co.uk)
  • SBitC Mental Health Update – August 2022

Practice News 12 August 2022


Practice News 5 August 2022

Practice News 29 July 2022

  • Communication to GPs regarding A & G request process for cardiology
  • Has your practice signed up the Digital Journey Planner (DJP) yet?
  • Development of new national safeguarding guidance for under 18s accessing early medical abortion services attached.
  • GP Patient Survey Results attached
  • GPAD: Cap Gemini
  • EMIS: ICR: GP Drop-in sessions
  • Good Patient Comms Survey
  • MENtalk online course link
  • The sessions will take place from 13:00pm until 14:00pm and can be accessed using this link:
  • Microsoft Teams meeting  Join on your computer or mobile app  Click here to join the meeting
  • Local Transgender Patient Care Talk information on a Transgender patient care Q&A Talk attached.
  • Advance care planning listening and learning event
  • EMIS Weekly Roundup attached.
  • Cancer Update newsletter Cancer Update – Coventry and Warwickshire (cwccg.net)
  • PCTRB Weekly Update w/c 25.07.22 attached,
  • NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit Medicines Matter – Edition July 2022 attached

Practice News 22 July 2022

  • New provider for NHS111 service
  • Accurx Patient Triage Integration FAQ page and document
  • Administrative Triage using Digital Tools in General Practice
    GPAD PCN Dashboard
    EPS Performance Enhancements
  • Top tips on SGLT2i
  • C&W primary care guidance re monkeypox MPX toolkit attached and guidance slide attached.Please find attached letter outlining the current service UK Health Security Agency Birmingham are providing for Monkeypox testing.
  • Updated firearms resources on EMIS Web latest information sharing guidelines between the police and GPs,
  • Patient Access to GP Data through the NHS App
  • Mental Health in Schools Teams Results Day Leaflet attached
  • Multi Agency Risk Assessment Committee (MARAC) letters
  • CWCCG to CWICB – Generic mailbox changes
  • Supply issue with Paroxetine (Seroxat®) 20mg/10ml oral suspension and Alendronic acid 70mg tablets
  • Supporting patients (and colleagues) who stammer https://bjgplife.com/supporting-patients-and-colleagues-who-stammer
  • Cost of living crisis and support to families this summer
  • https://www.coventry.gov.uk/cost-living-wellbeing-support
  • COVID-19 Autumn booster and flu vaccine programme expansion UPDATE attached
  • Records Access – Safeguarding Webinars
  • EMIS: ICR: GP Drop-in sessions
  • Good Patient Comms Survey
  • Wellbeing4Life event at Claremont Children & Family Centre 10.8.22 10am till 2pm
  • NGO bulletin attached
  • Weekly Round-Up from C&W Training Hub here
  • Domestic Abuse Health Advocate Educator (Part Time)
  • Tutor Positions

Practice News 15 July 2022

Practice News 8 July 2022

  • GP guidance re monkeypox attached
  • STOMP E-Learning Resource stopping the over-medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people (STOMP) elearning.
  • Amended Comms – Diabetes Prevention Programme – Importing Documents within EMIS attached.
  • Heat-health alert from Met Office – Level 3 heatwave action attached.
  • Sky Blues in the Community Mental Health Developments – June 2022
  • NEW – DEMENTIA Active sessions in Nuneaton and Warwick
  • Medicines Optimisation (MO) support in practice
  • Supply issue with eletriptan (Relpax®) 20mg tablets
    Primary Care research opportunity for promotion
  • NEW NHS App Patient Triage Integration
  • By integrating with the NHS App, patients will be able to submit a Patient Triage request to your practice directly from the App, which will appear in your toolbar to action.
    GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) – Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Exploring the link between Arts Interventions and Degenerative Brain Conditions
  • Diabetes Awareness and Education session
  • Universal Mask Wearing
  • Docobo: Remote Monitoring Training Sessions
  • Rise stakeholder newsletter – Summer 2022 
  • CARS Midlands COVID-19 vaccination bulletin 35 attached
  • Quality Matters Newsletter attached
  • Quarterly research update from the Unit of Academic Primary Care Attached
  • LeDer newsletter attached .

Practice News 1 July 2022

Practice News 24 June 2022

  • Chairs Report attached.
  • PCN data submission deadline is 30th June 2022.
  • The journey so far… attached the CCPL framework.
  • Our People, Our Purpose
  • Urgent Public Health Message: Urgent actions in response to detection of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus type 2 (VDPV2) in London sewage samples Polio: detection of VDPV2 in London sewage samples – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk
  • Update on Cervical Screening Ceasing Audit – Reminder to check Prior Notification Lists
  • PCN EMIS Clinical Services
    Docobo Go live in Coventry Care Homes
    First patient recruited onto Docobo Palliative and EOL Pilot
  • AccuRx Updates
  • Atherstone Vaccination Hub win Hidden Heroes Award
  • Constipation Campaign focus groups for Primary Care colleagues
  • Training Hub Wellbeing Wednesday – 22nd June
  • Training Hub Newsletter  here

Practice News 17 June 2022

  • Amendments to Health Protection Regulations – Monkeypox attached
  • NHS Rainbow Badge Scheme attached.
  • PCN data submission deadline 30th June 2022.
  • Important Consultant Connect Service Update now integrated with EMIS/SystmOne.
  • Immediate Removal A request to remove the patient can be made to the Patient Registrations team at PCSE via the Contact Us form
  • When a patient removal has been submitted to PCSE, the GP Practice will also need to notify CQC without delay, for more information please follow the link: Police involvement in an incident – notification form – Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)
  • Updated Primary Care Guidance on Monkeypox attached.  The home swabbing service is now operational.  Changes to the document are highlighted in yellow.
  • Poverty Proofing Opportunity North Warwickshire
  • DOCOBO Remote Health Monitoring expands to Palliative and End of life care
  • Data Sharing after the Control of Patient Information (COPI) notice expires on the 30th June 2022
  • New local Data Sharing Agreement that will allow this clinically appropriate data sharing to continue.
  • Prescribing Incentive Scheme reminder-sign up by 30th June
  • Hot Hub Transport Reminder call 01926 310312 and choose option 1 in order to liaise with a call handler to arrange.
  • New to practice fellowships Register now to be part of Cohort 3 launching in Autumn 2022
  • NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme:  Expansion planning – Survey for completion by 30 June 2022
  • Refugee Week-Film at Northgate House 22nd June
  • Training Hub Wellbeing Wednesday advice
  • CCG All Staff Briefing
  • Training Hub Weekly Roundup 
  • Latest COVID-19 support bulletin attached

Practice News 10 June 2022


Practice News 6 June 2022

  • Large-scale smartcard expiry on 27 June 2022
  • ACCURATE CODING OF DIABETIC PATIENTS ISSUE – To complete the validation of your patients by 11th of July 2022
  • Monkeypox interim primary care guidance attached
  • Priority drug alert: Metonitazene
  • Prescribing Incentive Scheme Update
  • Non-specific Symptoms Pathway for Suspected Cancer: George Eliot Hospital
  • GP letter: New patient cohorts eligible for COVID-19 treatments attached
  • CSAB Policy & Workforce Development – Hoarding Resources attached
  • Citizen Experience Implementation team Update on Records Access date for go-live
  • Community Autism Support Service for Adults CASS Community Autism Support Service for Adults
  • GP and operational staff: Getting ready for patients to have access to their future data
  • Using records as a communication tool with patients: Record access
  • Celebrating Pride Month Event
  • Dyspraxia Foundation AGM & Conference 2022
    Unconscious Bias Training
  • Strangulation and Suffocation Offence: Online Training attached for details.
  • Midlands Workforce Transformation Improvement Collaborative – PGMDE – Locally Employed Doctors 28th July 2022 -10.00-12.00
    List of courses for PCNs to attend provided by NHS I/E
  • Hydration Week – W/C 20th June
  • Cancer Update Newsletter https://cwccg.net/5ECH-JA32-5EA65869C3BD0A663T8PB82C89461C503B3A23/cr.aspx
  • GP IT Newsletters Coventry & Rugby Area              WN Area
  • Prescribing Dashboard – Mar 22 attached
  • EMIS Newsletter May 22  https://www.emishealth.com/news-insights/may-newsletter-2022
  • Quality Matters Newsletter – June 2022 – Issue 7attached

Practice News 27 May 2022

  • Ukrainian Refugee Clinic for Rugby
  • IPC Admission Screening Recommendations for Ukrainian People Fleeing Conflict  find attached
  • CYP West Midlands – Long-COVID paediatric referrals
  • Application for funded FeNO meters is available to practices
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Sexual Health service review (ISH)
  • BSU30471 [FOR INFO] PCN Finance and Payments Guidance April to September 2022 find attached
  • Reminder for Opening Times for Locke House Vaccination Centre in Rugby Please note that this is Thursdays and Sundays 8.30am to 7.30pm
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021: What GPs and Surgery Staff Need to Know?
    Please see attached for information.
  • Serious Shortage Protocols – HRT products
  • Supply issue with Estradiol (Oestrogel®) pump pack 0.06% gel, Estriol (Ovestin®) 1mg cream, Estradiol (Sandrena®) 500microgram and 1mg gel sachets and Estradiol (Lenzetto®) 1.53mg/dose transdermal spray
  • Developing a learning hub to support primary care staff to deliver annual health checks for people with learning disabilities and autistic people
  • DementiaActive – New sessions Nuneaton and Warwick
  • Save a life – Give Blood – Coventry
  • Med Ed Website log in
  • EMIS Free Live sessions
  • General Practice/111 Signposting Survey – Closing Date 1 June
  • 7 Updates in 1 day for Practice Nurses
    Sky Blues in the Community – Mental Health Developments – May 2022
  • PCSE Update  newsletter attached
  • Regional COVID-19 support bulletin  newsletter attached.
  • Wellbeing Wednesday – 25th May 2022

Practice News 20 May 2022

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Primary Care Collaborative attached
  • NHSE/I West Midlands Vanguard – Coventry and Warwickshire -Trauma Needs Analysis Practitioner Briefing attached briefing
  • UKHSA: Monkeypox briefing
  • Prescribing Incentive Scheme attachment
  • Application for funded FeNO meters is available to practices
  • Change, Grow, Live- Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – fluoxetine 10mg tablets Insulin isophane human (Insuman Basal SoloStar®) 100 IU/ml suspension for injection in a pre-filled pen
  • Integrated Care Record service announcement
  • Routes into Eye Emergency Referral Service (EERS) attached Celebrating International Nurses Day and Day of the Midwife
  • Making a Prevent Referral in Warwickshire Website link
  • Time for Care Capability Building offers – May – July 2022
  • Integrated Sexual Health engagement survey
  • Docobo: Remote Monitoring Training Sessions
  • Pain Service Survey
  • Mindful May Webinars
  • Vivup EAP
  • Age Inclusion in the workplace Webinar
  • It’s about Race Training
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • How to beat burnout in the new ways of working in Primary Care
  • A warm Welcome to Warwickshire
  • COVID-19 Bulletin Edition 32
  • Diabetes Prevention Programme – Comms for May 2022 attached
  • Weekly round up from C&W Training Hub
  • Primary Care Campaign materials for practices to display

Practice News 13 May 2022

  • UKHSA Health Protection Briefing Note 2022/040: Identification of genetically-related vaccine-like poliovirus type 2 (PV2) in London sewage samples attached briefing note.
  • Enhanced Access Webinars
  • Primary Care Finance Update attached
  • GEH Directory of Services change for Geriatric Medicine Falls
  • Ophthalmology Messaging  from 13th May, Ophthalmology Messaging will not be available via Consultant Connect. The Phone Advice & Guidance route via Consultant Connect will be available as usual (Mon-Fri, 24 hours. Sat-Sun 9am-12am).
  • Phishing Scam Email Alert
  • CCG Contacts List attached
  • Supply issue with Quinapril (Accupro®) 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg tablets
  • Supply issue with Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories
  • PCN leadership development attached
  • ICS Development – Place Guidance
  • National Outpatients Referral Optimisation Team Coffee Morning
  • Consultant Connect Service Reminder
  • WATCH | In the news – BBC West Midlands: How SWFT and WMAS are using Consultant Connect to support Frail and Elderly Patients
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Trauma Needs Analysis – Practitioner Briefing
  • Continuing our Learning Journey …. 7 management topics in 1-day 2022 for Practice Managers
    Becoming a UK visa sponsoring practice – webinar
  • With Staff in Mind Wellbeing Sessions in May
  • NHS & Culture Coventry unveils nationally recognised greener healthcare photography exhibition attached
  • RMM and Maudsley now funded by HEE for all NHS staff and Learners
  • General Practice/111 Signposting Survey – Closing Date 1 June
  • Pain Service Survey
  • Welcome to General Practice Event – 19 May 2022
  • Primary Care Estates newsletter attached
  • Domestic Abuse attached.
  • Wellbeing Wednesday attached.
  • Quality Matters Newsletters – May 2022 attached
  • April Immunisation Newsletter April Immunisation Newsletter
  • May Healthier You NDPP Newsletter attached
  • Weekly Round-Up from C&W Training Hub attached.
  • Carers Bulletin attached.

Practice News 6 May 2022

Practice News 29 April 2022

  • Seasonal Flu & Covid-19 Staff Vaccination Return
  • Coventry and Warwickshire ICB Update attached
  • Trainee Nursing Associates attached slides, important
  • Cervical Screening delay in reporting
  • Support for PPGs
  • 2022/23 Vaccinations and Immunisations Service Offers – CQRS
  • Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: Symptomatic and asymptomatic staff testing attached
  • Resources to support clean air to include in primary care communications
  • Learning Disability Annual Health Check resource links– Coventry & Warwickshire CCG (coventrywarwickshireccg.nhs.uk)
  • GP Connect PCN Update
  • Tripartite annual flu letter: The NHS influenza immunisation programme 2022 to 2023 attached  – Tripartite annual flu letter
  • Practice Manager Mentor Scheme attached  information
  • Consultant Connect Service Reminder – Did you know you have access to over 15 specialties via Consultant Connect?
  • Consultant Connect Service Reminder – Did you know you can use an IG secure messaging service to easily contact secondary care clinicians for Advice & Guidance?
  • Diabetes is Serious Report attached
  • DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAMME: Lunch & Learn Sessions – EMIS – 12th May 2022
  • Patient Digital Engagement Webinars to your practices & PCN’s starting this month
  • 7 updates in 1 day series flyer attached
  • May is national walking month
  • How to beat burnout in the new ways of working in Primary Care’ on Wednesday 25th May at 7 pm
  • Regional COVID vaccination bulletin  attached
  • NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit Medicines Matter – April Edition attached
  • Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care is recruiting now!
  • Consultant in Integrated and Community Care, NHS Medical & Dental recruitment

Practice News 22 April 2022

  • Non-specific Symptoms Pathway for Suspected Cancer: George Eliot Hospital
  • ‘At high risk of type 2 diabetes’ booklets – update electronic version of the booklet
  • NHS Breast Screening Programme – Advice and Information for GP Practices initial screening invitations sometime between their 50th and before their 53rd birthday
  • Supportive statement from GMC given the pressures facing your doctors attached.
  • Developing a learning hub to support primary care staff to deliver annual health checks for people with learning disabilities and autistic people
  • Supply issue with Triamterene 50mg / furosemide 40mg (Frusene® ) tablets
  • Weight Management Enhanced Service 2022/23 sign up to the Enhanced Service attached
  • Patient Digital Engagement Webinars
  • Training Opportunities – PCN Leadership Development
    Register your interest to help shape informal carer services in Warwickshire attached
  • Papyrus: Suicide Prevention Training
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT): Listening event
  • PPE Reuse Innovation and Sustainability Roadshow/Feedback Participation Events
  • Healthy Mind Service (IAPT) Stakeholder Newsletter – Spring 2022 
  • CCG Governing Body News attached.
  • Carers Bulletin – 20th April 2022 attached.

Practice News 15 April 2022 No issue


Practice News 8 April 2022

  • Living with Covid update
  • Preconception counselling for women at risk of preterm birth
  • NHS Prevention Programme cuts chances of Type 2 diabetes for thousands
  • FOR INFORMATION: 2021/22 QOF Manual Indicators – Clarification
  • Preconception counselling for women at risk of preterm birth
  • Coventry Counter Terrorism Local Profile 2022
  • Primary Care guidance for IPC
  • Official: Ukraine – Advice for primary care
  • Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority primary care women sponsorship programme
  • Updated SUDIC guidance-Solihull changes from April 2022.
  • GP Practice Handbook – EMIS Support
  • Updated dietary advice for smoked fish
  • Tell us your views about physical health services        Weight Management
  • Community Mental Health Transformation Training Sessions for Professionals
  • Fortnightly COVID-19 support bulletin
  • C&W Training Hub Newsletter: March 2022 C&W Training Hub Newsletter: March 2022 (mailchi.mp)
  • Rise Stakeholder Newsletter – Spring 2022 attached.
  • New flyer for Arts and Dementia Warwickshire! attached
  • Warwickshire North Remote Monitoring Newsletter April 2022 attached

Practice News 1 April 2022

  • Hot Clinic Service for Coventry, Rugby and Warwickshire North
  • Completing a Medical Certificate for Cause of Death (MCCD) notification
  • The role of GPs with the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)
  • Arrivals from Ukraine -Advice for primary care V1  attached draft guidance from PHE.
  • Ukraine Shadow Information Management Technology IMT
  • Coventry Counter Terrorism Local Profile 2022 local threat level information attached.
  • Sites Offering Covid Vaccinations Across the CCG
  • Update for LFT queries and orders via gov portal
  • Living with COVID-19– testing update letter
  • Winter Access Fund Campaign
  • OACH Operational Guidance
  • Wellbeing for Warwickshire service
  • The Cass Review- Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people: Interim report
  • CCG PCN Changes Please note the changes here.
  • Thrive into Work
  • Serious Shortage Protocols – Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 20mg chewable tablets/Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg
  • GPA update: Respiratory@Home – Referrals for nMAB Treatment
  • DOC@HOME Online Drop-in Training sessions
  • Resources for Ukrainian refugees entering the UK: How to access NHS service
  • Pathway to Partnership development programme for new Partners working within General Practice
  • Keyworker Team Evaluation Survey
  • Cavell Star Awards
  • Health Coaching Academy/ The Collaborative
  • Postvention Assisting those Bereaved By Suicide (PABBS)
  • PABBS training and publications
  • Reminder: New employee benefits scheme for ALL General Practice, PCN, Federation and Alliance staff
  • GP IT Newsletters
  • Coventry & Rugby
  • Warwickshire North
  • Rise Stakeholder Newsletter – Spring 2022
  • CMHT Newsletters
  • Medicines Matter Newsletter
  • Quality Matters Newsletter
  • LeDer Newsletter
  • Training Hub newsletter

Practice News 25 March 2022

Practice News 18 March 2022

Practice News 11 March 2022

  • QOF year-end 2021/22 Update attached
  • A message to all Ukrainian health and care staff in the UK attached
  • Update from GP IT Team attached
  • Primary Care Colleague Recognition Scheme (PCCRS) attached.
  • Medical Aid Ukraine
  • Abbott Infant Formula Contamination Note attached
  • CGL referral form
  • MENtalk – Expansion to Rugby and Invitation to Our Professional Network
  • Medicom Kolmi FFP3 mask – packaging attached
  • Consultant Connect Service Update – New Radiology A&G
  • Medicine Supply Notification: Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin En-Tabs®) 500mg
  • Rheumatology GP Survey
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Suicide Prevention Strategy: stakeholder engagement workshops
  • With Staff In Mind Events
  • CARS fortnightly bulletin
  • Weekly Round-Up from C&W Training Hub – 11.3.22

Practice News 4 March 2022

  • Ukraine Crisis Appeal Please donate to Red Cross here or to DEC here.
  • NHSE: General Practice – 2022/23 contractual changes please see attached General practice contract arrangements for 2022/23
  • GP Alliance – team update
  • Marval Request Update
  • B1322 Changing to a 2 dose NHS HPV vaccination schedule for eligible adolescents and adults starting the course after
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Timeframe for blood result eligibility is reverting to 12 months
  • Living with COVID white paper C1594– update letter Please see attached
  • Supply issue with Levomepromazine 25mg/1ml solution for injection
  • Serious Shortage Protocols – paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories and atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets
  • Reminder: Final Immform Seasonal Influenza Patient Uptake Survey (Main and Child)
  • LeDeR In Scope Guidance now taking notifications for autistic adults who have died, who did not have a learning disability.
  • Consultant Connect Service – Local Heart Failure Specialist Nurses available via Consultant Connect.
  • The Adult Neurodevelopmental Team: new email address AdultNeurodevelopmental.Team@covwarkpt.nhs.uk
  • Pathology Hints and Tips attached the Pathology Hints and Tips for February.
  • County Lines Awareness Training Programme 7th – 13th March
  • Spirometry refresher training
  • Paediatrics – Suspected Childhood Cancer (2WW) New Pathway Meeting
  • Joint Adult Learning Event – Leave No Doubt 9th March 2022
  • attached
  • Medicines Matter Newsletter
  • Quality Matters Newsletter

Practice News 25 February 2022

  • PMS schemes – Expressions of Interest
  • Abbott Alimentum Similac and EleCare Similac Powder recall
  • Supply issue with Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops, Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets and Piroxicam (Feldene Melt®) 20mg orodispersible tablets
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories
  • IT Grab Bags Deployed across Coventry and Rugby Practices
  • Virtual Primary Care Learning Event- 9th and 10th March 2022 Primary Care Research
  • You’re invited to DOC@HOME Online Drop-in Sessions (March 3, 2022)
  • GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) – Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Community Autism Support Service for Adults Please see attached
  • Workforce Transformation Improvement Collaborative – Pharmacy
  • Vaccination Stakeholder Briefing – 18/02/22
  • CARS fortnightly bulletin

Practice News 18 February 2022

  • Identifying and responding to sexual assault and abuse attached reminder
  • Storm Eunice
  • PCN leadership development  attached
  • ICR Video ICR Video Link
  • Supply Issues Acetazolamide (Diamox® SR) 250mg modified-release capsules, Mesalazine (Asacol®) 400mg & 800mg MR gastro-resistant tablets and Dulaglutide (Trulicity®) 3mg per 0.5ml and 4.5mg per 0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled.
  • Fluoxetine 10mg tablets Serious Shortage Protocol
  • Levomepromazine shortage
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets
  • Serious Shortage Protocols
  • National Training & Development Programme for Practice and PCN Managers
  • Working with the NHS to improve patient flow using virtual wards supported by in person care
  • Weekly Round-Up from Coventry & Warwickshire Training Hub – 18.2.22

Practice News 11 February 2022

  • NHSE Update: Vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) for all healthcare workers letter and FAQ    attached latest guidance
  • Domiciliary phlebotomy telephone update
  • The Fuller Stocktake (Integrated CareSystems) attached
  • FREE: Diabetes and Ramadan Webinar poster attached
  • Warwickshire Request process for an Echocardiogram
  • Disruption of Supply Trulicity
  • Dulaglutide (Trulicity®) 3mg and 4.5mg strength temporary supply problem
  • Help shape UHCW’s Organisational Strategy
  • Cervical screening assets
  • Free Webinar: Identifying health inequalities: CVDPREVENT a national primary care audit Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 13:00pm to 14:00pm
  • National PPE Acute and Primary Customer Insight  National PPE Acute and Primary Customer Insight newsletter – January 2022
  • Covid Vaccine Bulletin attached

Practice News 4 February 2022

  • Next steps for general practice following the accelerated COVID-19 vaccination booster campaign letter attached letter  from NHSE.
  • Information regarding Booster vaccine
  • Supply issue with Bambuterol (Bambec®) 10mg Tablets
    UHCW need your views see attached summary document
  • FGM Pathway – Antenatal Identification/Disclosure
  • Please find attached information about Antenatal identification/disclosure.
  • FGM – Zero Tolerance Day – 7th February 2022 please click here.
  • GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) – Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories
  • Get active and meet new people in 2022 FREE mental health projects – MENtalk and WOMENtalk.
  • UHCW Inpatient Discharge Summary Upgrade Go live 02/02/22
  • Central PCN Update
  • Pathway to Partnership New Partner Development Programme   Click for full information
  • Training Webinar Pulse Oximeter Devices
  • Prescribing Dashboard – Nov 21  attached
  • January Immunisation newsletter attached
  • Quality Matters newsletter attached

Practice News 28 January 2022

  • Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment for all Healthcare Workers (VCOD)
  • Overseas Vaccination Desk
  • Missing Vaccination Records – Pathway for Resolutions
  • Chief Sustainability Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme – Applications open
  • Dementia Connect in Warwickshire
  • Daily vaccine confidence sessions
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Clinicians – Consultant Connect Case Study
  • GP CPCS – Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Reminder: Treatment rooms at NHS Open Space
  • GP referrals to UHCW
  • Counter fraud winter newsletter

Practice News 21 January 2022

Practice News 14 January 2022

  • For Action: Seasonal Influenza and COVID-19 Primary Care Staff Vaccination Recording 2021/22
  • Updated UK Health Security Agency guidance – confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results
  • FOR INFO C1514 – Guidance: Assessing, Monitoring and Treating COVID in General Practice and Accompanying Assessment Pathway
  • ICR Record Action
  • Staff Returning to Work Guidance and Examples
  • Prioritising Annual Health Checks
  • Supply issue with Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules (updated MSN)
  • Medicines Supply Tool provides up to date information about medicine supply issues.
  • Coventry Integrated MSK Pathway
  • nMABs and Anti-virals for Covid Community treatment
  • Prescribing Dashboard – October 2021
  • Blue Monday
  • Long COVID Self-Management programme – starts 19th January
  • Free training for Primary Care Networks to improve engagement with Inclusion Health groups
  • Medicines Matter newsletter

Practice News 7 January 2022

  • Message from GPA: Bank Staff announcement Lantum
  • Changes to LTF testing
  • IAPT student Long Covid support
  • Further Update to Covid Isolation Guidance 23.12.21
  • Covid Medicine Delivery Unit update
  • Covid oximetry at home admission form
  • C1511 Information on the Government’s additional COVID-19 advice for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk letter
  • Staff respect campaign
  • Mental health and wellbeing hubs for staff launched
  • CCG Primary Care Spring Term Educational Programme attached
  • Prostate Cancer Clinical Champion
  • Quality newsletter attached.
  • Professional Curiosity Scheme – Clinical Lead GP

Practice News 31 December 2021

  • Covid Isolation Guidance 23.12.21
  • UK Health Security Agency and Government guidance on self-isolation letter
  • Fit Sky Blues a FREE 12-week programme, taking place at the Coventry Building Society Arena, that helps fans to make better lifestyle choices.
  • Healthwatch support & advice to maximise telephone messaging

Practice News 24 December 2021

  • Covid Isolation Guidance
  • Vaccination and booster update
  • New walk-in clinics Coventry Central Library
  • New walk-in clinics in Leamington spa
  • Primary care networks: network contract directed enhanced service from 20 December 2021
  • Clinical Waste Audit – Update and Further Clarification
  • National standards for independent & semi-independent provision for LAC & Care Leavers
  • Volunteer drivers needed
  • NHS 111 local campaign
  • EPaCCs Template Clarification
  • GP referral process for practices into SWFT
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg
  • Supply issue with conjugated oestrogens/ medroxyprogesterone (Premique Low Dose®) 300microgram/1.5mg modified-release tablets
  • We Are Listening event
  • EMIS Weekly Roundup

Practice News 17 December 2021

  • GP CPCS Drop-in Session Slide Deck
  • Act now to become a visa sponsorship practice
  • Relaunch of #NotTooMuchToMask
  • New staff respect campaign launched
  • Vaccination, boosters and health advice – communications toolkit
  • Recent PCSE Updates
  • Criteria for CQC monthly monitoring & statement
  • Avios Thank You Appeal – Prize Draw launched today
  • Consultant Connect: Reminder of Service
  • For the attention of Coventry & Rugby General Practice Colleagues
  • For the attention of Warwickshire North General Practice Colleagues
  • New to Partnership Payment Scheme application update
  • Dementia support in Warwickshire
  • Dementia support in Warwickshire
  • Dementia Connect in Warwickshire
  • Supply issue with Estradiol (Estring®) 7.5microgram/24hours vaginal delivery system
  • Supply issue with Methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrone®) 40mg/ml vials and methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrone®) with lidocaine 1% 40mg/ml and 80mg/2ml vials
  • PPE Customer Insight Newsletter Non-Acute – November 2021

Practice News 10 December 2021

  • Free Activities to support Mental Health
  • Marking one year of the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Vaccination as a condition of employment – letter, guidance and resources
  • Clinical Waste Duty of Care Online Waste Audit Invitation
  • Prescribing Dashboard – Sept 21
  • Update: Bone health guidance in light of COVID-19 DXA delays
  • Action required on EMIS WEB to enable GP Connect: Access Record Structured
  • EMIS – Seasonal Flu Data Issues
  • Focus group for general practice staff:constipation
  • New Free Diabetes online learning programme – open now
  • Air Cleaning Devices in Healthcare

Practice News 3 December 2021

  • Communications to support practices re recent government announcement on the Covid vaccination programme
  • GP Staff Flu Uptake – please complete IMMFORM submission
  • EMIS – Seasonal Flu Data Issues
  • BD Blood Tubes November update letter
  • Visiting guidance for Care Homes
  • General Practice Annual Electronic Self-Declaration (eDec) 2021 – Deadline Extension
  • Warwickshire North Hot Hub Change of Contact Number
  • Special Patient Notes Service Change
  • EMIS Data Issue – Childhood 6 in 1 & PCV Hib MenC Services
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg
    Supply issues with Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin En-Tabs®) 500mg tablets and Diamorphine 5mg powder for solution for injection ampoules (green)
  • Reminder – Patient Community Transport Offer
  • Prescribing Dashboard 2021-22 – August 2021
  • Consultant Connect: Paediatrics – Suspected Childhood Cancer (2WW)
  • Consultant Connect: Paediatrics – Suspected Childhood Cancer (2WW)
  • National NHS staff abuse campaign
    Omicron resources
  • 2WW Heart of England Hospitals Referrals
  • Booking & Referrals – NHS 111 Referral Information Survey (deadline 7 December)
  • Long Covid: Hope Supported Self-management Programmes 2023
  • #MyGPguide: How we can support young people talk to their GP about self-harm and suicidal experiences – online event 6 December
  • Training needs in Primary Care survey
  • KOOTH update – December 2021
    Please see attached KOOTH update for December and  resources:
  • KOOTH handy resources for GPs/Healthcare professionals
  • KOOTH holiday chat availability
  • KOOTH sign up summary
  • Quality Matters Newsletter attached

Practice News 26 November 2021

  • Supply issues with Lipitor® (Atorvastatin) 20mg chewable tablets and Intal® (Sodium cromoglicate) CFC-free 5mg inhaler
  • NWRS Data Quality Report – C&W Updated Data
  • A note from the CCG Technology Team
  • PC guidance update
  • Avian Flu signage in or near A46 // Warwickshire
  • Barnado’s Boloh helpline
  • Support for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) call back form
  • Dementia Connect in Warwickshire
  • Coventry integrated MSK pathway
  • MSK Clinical pathways
  • Black Friday Cyber Monday
  • Booster vaccine for Front Line staff
  • IPC Guidance for Healthcare Staff
  • NHS Digital Weight Management Programme (DWMP) Regional Webinar
  • Microsoft On-line Training
  • WM Violence Reduction Unit – training dates 2021-2022
  • NHSE&I Midlands Controlled Drugs Newsletter – November 2021 Issue
  • CWPS Hints & Tips Newsletter for November 2021
  • Medicines Matter Newsletter
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Diabetes Newsletter

Practice News 19 November 2021

  • Vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) for all healthcare workers
  • Scam Email Alert
  • NHS NDPP Programme
  • Updated ICR video link for practice websites
  • Consultant Connect – Changes to Paediatrics 2WW Referrals
  • Adult Social Care Recruitment
  • Reminder: Serious Shortage Protocol – Fluoxetine 10mg tablets
  • Reminder: Hazardous/Clinical Waste Management Arrangements for GP Practices from 1 September 2021
  • Midlands Specific Pension Seminars
  • Consultant Connect – Practice Manager / Secretary Training Sessions
  • Additional Demand & Capacity Session dates – 2nd and 15th December
  • NGO Bulletin: New National Guardian announced
  • NHSE Communications toolkits
  • Carers Trust newsletter Click here

Practice News 12 November 2021

  • Updated PGD and National Protocol for inactivated influenza vaccine to include primary care contractors
  • The Safe Use Of Ultrasound Gel To Reduce Infection Risk
  • Supply issue with Xylocaine® 1% and 2% (lidocaine) with adrenaline 100micrograms/20ml (1:200,000) solution for injection vials
  • Medicines Supply Tool Register first at SPS website.
  • Young Persons Advice, Housing and Support Options (Warwickshire)
  • Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Annual Health Checks (AHC) Update
  • Severe Mental Illness annual health check service for Warwickshire North
  • ReSPECT Forms Distribution
  • Safer Sleep is Everyone’s Responsibility Webinar
  • Consultant Connect Survey
  • Survey – NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
  • Diabetes awareness event – 14 November
  • Latest Covid 19/ flu vaccination programme bulletin

Practice News 5 November 2021

  • Electronic Community Nursing and Therapy Referral form
  • GP access – ‘Need to know’ information for your patients
  • Security Advice for Pharmacies and GP Practices
  • Hepatitis vaccination PGDs
  • DTaPIPV and TdIPV PGDs
  • Supply issue with Fixapost® (latanoprost 50microgram/ml / timolol 5mg/ml) 0.2ml unit dose preservative free eye drops
  • Supply issue with Sectral® (Acebutolol) 100mg capsules
  • ReSPECT Forms Version 3
  • First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service
  • Action Required – TPP Data Issue – Shingles Service
  • GP IT Inventory
  • Learning Disability (LD) Annual Health Checks (AHC) Update
  • Diabetes awareness event – 14 November
  • Free Maternity Action webinar: Access to housing, support and primary healthcare for Afghan women who are pregnant or new mothers
  • Additional Demand & Capacity Sessions – 24th November and 1st December 2021
  • Midlands GP Practice Training Event
  • Safer Sleeping Webinar
  • EMIS Roundup

Practice News 29 October 2021

  • Reminder: for urgent action: Important cervical screening message from the Screening and Immunisation team
  • General Practice Referral to Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP-CPCS)
  • Annual Health Checks (AHC) for SMI Patients
  • Occupational Health Support Service
  • Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) importance of recognising AHPs in non-AHP roles
  • Warwickshire North GP Enhanced Services Payments
  • Latest IPC Guidance for consultations in Primary Care and General Practice
  • Consanguinity leaflet
  • PLT Dates 2022
  • Safeguarding Case Conference Claims Reminder
  • GP Access – need to know information
  • Freedom to speak up
  • Act on Energy – Dementia Support Groups in Warwickshire
  • Singing for Lung Health Courses
  • Arts and Dementia Warwickshire
  • CSCP Inter-Agency Training Opportunities – November 2021 – March 2022
  • Long Covid Webinar: A person-centred recovery
  • Warwickshire Physical Health – we want to hear your views
  • Adult Autism Course
  • Adult Autism Course in Nuneaton – places available This a course for adults (18+ years) with autism (diagnosed, awaiting diagnosis or those that think they may be autistic), living in Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Diabetes awareness event – 14 November
  • Medicines Matter – October 2021

Practice News 22 October 2021

  • Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS)
  • NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: age extension information for GPs
  • BW999: Our plan for improving access for patients and supporting general practice
  • Enhanced Service for Long COVID
  • Trans people’s experiences in healthcare
  • GP Liaison Service George Eliot Hospital
  • GEH Maternity is going digital – information on Badgernet implementation
  • Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme
  • Consultant Connect Feedback – Haematology Pilot
  • Help to support National Adoption Week
  • Midlands Celebration of Black History Month
  • Health literacy – free, short course for all health and care staff and volunteers
  • Rise and shine fest 25-30 October
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership Cancer Update – September 2021
  • Inclusion Health Training for Primary Care Networks

Practice News 15 October 2021

  • New Cervical Screening Management System Delay
  • Practice Interest For Tier 2 Workshop – 21 October 2021
  • NHS Cervical Screening Programme – Cervical Screening Campaign 2022
  • GP Practice Submissions for October 2021 Data Ongoing
  • Weight Management Enhanced Service – Clarification around SNOMED Code
  • Reminder- TASK40453 FOR INFO BD Blood Tubes October update letter
  • General Practice Annual Electronic Self-Declaration (eDec) 2021
    Kind Reminder: Use of the UHCW Long Covid Assessment Clinic
  • Annual Health Checks for People with Learning Disability Training
  • Introducing our new Aspiring Leaders GP Fellows for 2021/22
  • PHOENIX GP Programme
  • Additional Capacity and Demand Session dates – 2nd and 25th November
  • Type 1 and Tech event 16th October
  • Reminder: Weekly CARS Incident Report Bulletin Issue 19
  • Quarterly research update from the Unit of Academic Primary Care
  • Primary Care Surge Centre – Flexible GP Shifts Offered – please share with GPs in your Practices

Practice News 8 October 2021

  • How Primary care has delivered – Communications assets
  • Guidance on GP registration of Afghan Citizens and Families
  • Consultant Connect Service Update – GP Liaison Service Pilot
  • Core script and collateral for tackling anti-vaccination campaigners in schools
  • Warwickshire Domestic abuse service
  • DA Languages – Interpreting services
  • Documents to support the Network Contract DES
  • Letter for flu to announce inclusion of new eligible cohort
  • Notification of Pharmacy Closure
  • Consultant Connect Service Update – Haematology Pilot
  • Reminder: FOR INFO: B0951 – Package of documents to support the Network Contract DES for cascade and upload.
  • Reminder: Women’s mental health project – Warwick and Nuneaton
  • NHS Cervical Screening Management System – Important update
  • Reminder: FOR INFO: Replacement of Gardasil® by Gardasil 9® vaccine in the NHS national HPV vaccination programme
  • Reminder: For Action: Supply issue with Asacol® (Mesalazine) 800mg MR gastro-resistant tablets
  • West Midlands VRU Regional County Lines & CE Awareness training programme October 2021
  • Reminder: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2022/22: Immform Surveys (GP Patients – Main and Children’s Flu Survey- First survey opens on 1st October 2021
  • Bridging the healthcare access gap for people with disabilities – INFO ABOUT BSL
  • Annual Health Checks for People with Learning Disability Training
  • 11th National General Practitioner Worklife Survey 2020
  • Diabetes UK Helping Patients Get Active – 2-4 November 2021
  • Learning Disability Training Opportunities for Primary Care
  • Keeping the spirit alive – community powered big conversation
  • Warwickshire North GP IT Newsletter
  • Coventry and Rugby GP IT Newsletter
  • Rise stakeholder newsletter – Autumn 2021

Practice News 1 October 2021

  • Updated treatment of CDI GP algorithm
  • Neonatal Community Outreach Service – now launched at UHCW
  • Improving air quality in GP Waiting Rooms
  • Coventry and Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2022 – 2027
  • Emergency Department – Nervecentre update for GPs
  • Security alert for all Apple iPhone, iPad and MAC users
  • WOMEN talk – new, free mental health project in Warwick and Nuneaton
  • Consultant Connect Service Update – GP Liaison Service Pilot.
  • Safeguarding Case Conference Claims Reminder
  • Help more people find and retain employment across the West Midlands
  • Wasps Rugby 999 Match Day
  • Save the date – ‘Race Ahead – NHS Big Conversation on Race’
  • Delivering improved diabetes care through PCNs – Sharing & Learning Webinar
  • Practice Safeguarding Lead and Named Safeguarding GP Virtual Conference
  • Women’s Health Programme 12 November
  • Medicines Matter September

Practice News 24 September 2021

  • Phase 3 Boosters Suggested Wording
  • NEW, FREE, women’s mental health project – Warwick and Nuneaton
  • New Antiviral Storage Pharmacy service
    Training Opportunity – Key Health Needs and Complexities of Asylum Seekers
  • Letter providing guidance on Rotavirus vaccination – Midlands
  • Extension of temporary changes to GP Contract under the pandemic regulations
  • CWPS Blood Bottles Update
  • Pharmacy Technician Workforce Expansion Programme 2021/22: Guidance for Employers and System Leads
  • FOR INFO: BD Blood Tubes update letter
  • Self-Isolation Clarification
  • X-Ray Delays
    Pension arrears to be ​collected in September
  • Workforce Data Extraction for PCNs and Practices
  • Coventry and Warwickshire CCG Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service

Practice News 17 September 2021

  • Social Care Worker Flu Communications
  • CCG Care Homes Vaccinations and visitors
  • Removal of Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF) email facility
  • DXS – SNOMED Functionality
    Service status of POD
  • Supply issue with Metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution
  • Update on the NHS e-Referral Service
  • Signposting for LGBT patients
  • Covid Vaccine Deployment Suggested Wording
  • Slang Dictionary
  • Spirometry by the community COPD team
  • Cervical Screening IT changes
  • QOF Update
  • Consultant Connect – paediatrics update
  • State of Readiness Update
  • Improving lives for over 65s
  • ICS survey
  • Training Opportunity – Key Health Needs and Complexities of Asylum Seekers 12/10/2021
  • Free online training for NHS Healthcare Professionals – Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Long Term Conditions
  • Community group referrals survey
  • Wellness in the woods course

Practice News 10 September 2021

  • World suicide prevention day – 10 September
  • NHS Urgent Mental Health Crisis Lines  nhs.uk/urgentmentalhealth
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Safe Haven
  • MENtalk sessions in Warwick St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick (CV34 4QY) starting on Tuesday 21st September from 11am till 1pm
  • World suicide prevention day – Primary Care local links:
  • Dear Life
  • Warwickshire City Council
  • Suicide Prevention in Primary Care
  • With staff in mind
  • Midlands Shingles Toolkit and Awareness Campaign 2021
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening
  • Reducing the impact of Covid – Grant 2021-23- Building resilience in ethnically diverse communities
  • Reminder: For Action: Xylocaine® 1% (lidocaine) with adrenaline 100micrograms/20mL (1:200,000) solution for injection vials
    Primary Care Networks – plans for 2021/22 and 2022/23
    Consultant Connect – Continued record breaking Telephone and Messaging Advice & Guidance in August
  • Coventry and Rugby Practice Managers meetingTuesday 14th September at 09.30 – 10.30am.
  • Disability Summit Event
  • GP Practice Staff Feedback
    Adult Autism Education Courses
    Reminder: Management of Breast Pain Consultation with Primary Care
  • Kooth Update – September 2021

Practice News 3 September 2021

  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening as part of an evaluation in England and BCG changes from September 2021
  • Long Covid self-management leaflets
  • EMIS Live Session and Weekly Roundup Sign Up
    Hazardous/Clinical Waste Management Arrangements for GP Practices from 1 September 2021
  • Booking Urgent Telephone Eye Consultations with UHCW
  • Consultant Connect – GP Feedback on UHCW Paediatrics A&G Pilot
  • Supply issue with Nalcrom®(sodium cromoglicate) 100mg capsules
  • Update regarding national shortage of blood sample tubes
  • POD update
  • IMPORTANT: Blood Testing

Practice News 27 August 2021

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS) Notification of Change to Haematology Full Blood Count and Reticulocyte Reporting
  • C1372 – Vaccinations for NHS staff entering care homes
  • myGP Connect – end of contract
  • Post Positive PCR Antibody Testing Initiative (PPPATI) – UK roll out
  • BD Blood Tubes – update on European stock
  • Self-Referrals SWFT Physiotherapy
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service University Foundation Trust Letter
  • Imaging results are not being sent to the Correct GP
  • Removal of children and young people from the Shielded Patient List
  • Consultant Connect – Updated Guidance on when to use UHCW Paediatrics A&FG Pilot
  • Digital Medicine messages: Auto-filing flu vaccine code

Practice News 20 August 2021

  • NHS Cervical Screening Programme – National Ceasing Audit
  • GPES Long Covid: Local support documents
  • URGENT – BD Supply Disruption communications
  • Vaccinating Children
  • Help end Rough Sleeping https://www.streetlink.org.uk/
  • National Electronic Dermatology Guidelines for the Treatment and Referral of Common Skin Conditions https://www.pcds.org.uk/desktop-treatment-guide
  • NHS App & COVID Pass – Social Media Kit for the NHS Family
  • 2WW Referral Pathways
  • Information for clinical staff BD Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio supply disruption  NHS guidance on recommended actions
  • Consultant Connect –Telephone and Messaging Advice & Guidance success in July
  • Autumn online support programme for Coventry & Warwickshire Long Covid patients
  • Survey Request – Part 2 (MSc Thesis): Digital Technology Adoption For The Assessment of Cognition in Primary Health Care
  • GP Safeguarding Leads and Named Safeguarding GPs conference being hosted by NHSE/I on 4th November 2021
  • Climate Change Survey – The Role of Primary Care in Tackling the Climate Emergency
  • Communities and Partnerships Newsletter Update 17/08/2021 – Funding opportunity                        

Practice News 13 August 2021

  • For the attention of immunisers – Inactivated Influenza, LAIV and HPV PGDs
  • Support for GPs in Coventry and Warwickshire – what is available?
  • NHS App – Covid Vaccination Certificate
  • NHS App – BT Guide
  • Becton Dickinson (Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio): supply disruption recommended actions
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – Fluoxetine 10mg tablets
  • GP IT Newsletters and Shared Inboxes Message for GP Practices
  • Accessing Recordings via One Drive – 16th August 21

Practice News 6 August 2021

  • Respiratory Primary care Updates
  • Research updates from the Unit of Academic Primary Care at Warwick University
  • UHCW Primary Care update
  • Over 50s alcohol helpline
  • Sky Blues in the Community Fit Fans Launch
  • BCG Immunisation Programme: Changes from September 2021
  • Missing Vaccine Information
  • Consultant Connect Service Update – New Paediatrics A&G Pilot
  • General prescribing guidance for the dying adult
  • One Drive Data Cleansing Exercise
  • Women and Gambling Related Harms – free 2 CPD training
  • July Flu Immunisation newsletter
  • Controlled Drugs Newsletter

Practice News 30 July 2021

  • Updates and guidance for general practice
  • Compassion in Dying packs request – posters to all primary care
  • National flu immunisation programme 2021 to 2022 letter
  • UHCW Services Update for Primary Care
  • Cervical Screening Operational Comms
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • COVID-19 Exemption from Contact Isolation – Primary Care
  • Learning Disability Advice Email Address
  • Update on 2ww form for Lower GI and Gynaecology
  • Consultant Connect Service Reminder – Are you making the most out of the service to ease summer pressures?
  • Re-opening of CWPT Diabetes clinics  from 1st August
  • PTSD Support for Community
  • Supply issue with Clexane® (enoxaparin) pre-filled syringes

Practice News 23 July 2021

  • Go Live of Myton Hospice Read Only Access to SWFT Community EMIS
  • GP referral form for Covid-19 vaccination with history of allergy
  • COVID-19 Encouraging Vaccinations Arts Project
  • SMI Annual Physical Health Check Survey
  • Extension of temporary changes to GP Contract under the pandemic regulations.
  • iPlato Decommission Statement
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • Consultant Connect – GP Feedback on UHCW Cardiology A&G Pilot
  • PTSD Support for Community
  • NICE guideline publication – Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management

Practice News 16 July 2021

  • Local health leaders issue open letter on Covid concerns
  • NHS guidance on PPE
  • Chloramphenicol Eye Drops
  • An update on MENtalk
  • iPlato Decommission Statement
  • Email Phishing Warning
  • Pop-up Covid Vaccination clinics
  • ICR and GPDPR information for Practices
  • Aspiring Leaders Fellowships – GP Workforce workstreams
  • IAPT support for University students affected by wider Covid impact
  • Prioritising Annual Health Checks
  • Free webinar masterclasses for healthcare professionals
  • Changes to the NHS eReferral service
  • Parents & Carers survey
  • Free Kooth webinars

Practice News 9 July 2021

  • Bedworth Civic Hall Covid Vaccinations
  • Outbreak of Invasive Group A streptococcus
  • Adult Hearing Service Suspension of Mediscan Diagnostics Services
  • Long Covid & Weight Management Enhanced Services 21/22
  • PCN Updates
  • One Minute Guide – Carers & Young Carers
  • Silent Sounds Crossing Language Barriers
  • Notification of Infectious Diseases
  • Consultant Connect – the importance of recording Advice & Guidance outcomes and how to earn CPD points

Practice News 2 July 2021

  • Important OxyShop update
  • Drop-in vaccination centres in Coventry and Warwickshire this week
  • NHS asymptomatic staff testing: Lateral flow device distribution and assuring compliance to testing regimes.
  • New NHS Cervical Screening Management System – go live 30th October 2021
  • Information Governance – Service Provider for all GP Practices
  • Primary Care Data Gathering Programme (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • Removal of Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF) Email Facility
    Healthwatch annual report
  • Important update to the Fitter Futures adult weight management criteria
  • Diabetes newsletter

Practice News 25 June 2021

  • West Midlands Familial Hypercholesterolemia Service
  • Out of Hours Cover Warwickshire North
  • UHCW Cardiology Pilot
  • Prescribing Dashboard for March 2021
  • Reduce referrals & admissions with Consultant Connect
  • Peer support for parents of young people who self harm
  • Consultant Connect – using the GP liaison line

Practice News 18 June 2021

  • Consultant Connect NEW cardiology A&G pilot
  • Requests for medical information and opinion on ‘connected persons’ (Fostering health report for care arrangements for children and young people)
  • Covid testing and advising / responding to patients
  • Consultant Connect Typical response times
  • NHSE/I Letter to women and girls taking sodium valproate
  • Eating Disorder Information for Primary Care
  • CQC Monitoring update
  • National Learning Disability Awareness Week
  • Governing Body meeting slides
  • New audiology service

Practice News 11 June 2021

  • Consultant Connect Service Update – Cardiology Phone/Photo A&G Pilot @ UHCW
  • Consultant Connect – Coventry, Rugby Warwickshire North Monthly Highlights
  • Change of Variant Names
  • Primary Care Data Gathering Programme (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • Focus on Exploitation online event
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month
  • Health Inequalities, Social Isolation, Wellbeing Webinars for males in NHS
  • New guide for LGBT patients
  • Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter

Practice News 4 June 2021

  • Update: CCG Change of Email Addresses
  • UPDATED: UK Infection Prevention and Control Guidance
  • New phase of #YouAreNotAlone: Partner Pack
  • Consultant Connect
  • Spirometry Questionnaire
  • Creative Health Programmes Briefing June 2021
  • West Midlands Cervical Screening Services Newsletter
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Area Prescribing Committee Newsletter

Practice News 28 May 2021

  • Delay to CCG Change of Email Addresses and Reminder: Junk Mail Issues
  • Reminder:  Letter from the CCG Governing Body..
  • Resources for patients anxious about cervical screening
  • Field Safety Corrective Action (Recall)
  • Consultant Connect
  • HCP Cancer Update newsletter

Practice News 21 May 2021

  • Letter from the Governing Body
  • Primary Care and Looked after children
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in the NHS App and the new Fast Track ID feature
  • RISE CYP Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
  • Changes to Mental Health Service contact details at Stratford Healthcare
  • Crisis Plus Initiative to support people in mental health crisis
  • NCMD report on child mortality and deprivation
  • Ethnicity-specific BMI cutoffs for obesity based on type 2 diabetes risk in England: a population-based cohort study
  • Primary Care Data Gathering Programme (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • CCG Change of Email Addresses and Junk Mail Issues
  • Consultant Connect Webinar for Warwickshire North Practices
  • Primary Care Mental Health in Coventry and Warwickshire including Mental Health Practitioner Roles (ARRS)
  • RISE CYP Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
  • A new Breast Cancer Support group
  • Insulin Safety Week: 17th – 23rd May 2021

Practice News 14 May 2021

  • Annual Health Checks
  • NHS Elective accelerator
  • GEH Post COVID Syndrome Pathways
  • One Minute Guides
  • Free transportation to vaccine sites
  • Microsoft 365- FINAL REMINDER Devices with Office 2010 will be disabled from 21 May 2021
  • Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service
  • Vaccination Data Quality Issues
  • Patient Removal Guidelines for GP Practices
  • Prescribing Dashboard for October 2020
  • CQRS Service Offers 2021/22
  • Insulin Safety Week – 17th – 23rd May

Practice News 7 May 2021

  • Support being provided to India during Covid-19 Crisis
  • Important Information – Roro Chan Challenge – recent suicide of 13 year old female
  • Domestic Abuse Act – What do you need to know
  • UHB services update sessions
  • Consultant Connect – April highlights
  • Please Read: CQRS Service Offers 2021/22 Reminder
  • Restoration
  • Carenotes Essential Maintenance

Practice News 30 April 2021

  • Mental Health support services available to Warwickshire residents
  • Coventry Mental Health support services
  • Standardised GP Appointment Categories – Guidance and Webinarse also some National Standards of Cleanliness (NSoC) Policies
  • Two Week Wait Referrals for Gynae and Head and Neck at UHCW
  • Arthroplasties Wound Advice from Surgeons
  • Insulin Safety Week
  • Warwickshire North Diabetes Foot Clinic
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