111 Feedback Form(Form Attached)

111 Feedback Form(Form Attached)

GP Bulletin

For Action

  • 111 Feedback Form(Form attached)

The 111 service is well established and, in SE London, is now advising over 20,000 patients per month; directing them in self-care or to the most appropriate NHS service.

We are currently receiving little feedback from GPs and their primary care teams. If you have any issues about the advice your patients have received from 111 please provide feedback on the attached Health Care Professional Feedback form.


  • Secondment opportunity to develop practice based mental health resources(Job Description attached)

We are looking for a dynamic person experienced in primary care to lead on the implementation of the Mental Health Community Incentive Scheme (CIS) on behalf of the CCG.

The CIS seeks to provide an enhanced level of care in a primary care setting. GP practices will be incentivised to take on additional tasks and responsibilities with respect to people being discharged from secondary care mental health services and those who need to step up from primary care.

The role involves working directly with practice staff to develop resources and capacity to enable practices to deliver the CIS. A key objective for the post is to ensure practices are actively participating in the scheme, have organised data and information systems and are establishing effective working relationships with delivery partners. The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues from all sectors including secondary care, GPs and other practice staff, voluntary organisations, peer supporters, primary care workers etc. to foster a networked approach to providing support. Excellent data management and analysis skills are essential.

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached. Application is by CV to be returned electronically by 12.00 noon on Monday 7th April to:

Interviews will take place on the morning of Thursday 10th April.

For more information about the post, contact Joiss Soumahoro: 0203 0494381

For Information

  • Update on Windows XP(Update attached)

Following concerns raised this week regarding Windows XP, please find enclosed an update that was sent to all practices in February with an overview of migration plan. The IT Department will update the CCG on a regular basis and this will be sent out via the bulletin as well as directly to the practices. Should you have any further queries regarding the upgrades, please contact .

  • NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme Celebrates its secondanniversary


The South East London AAA Screening Programme has been running for two years. In this time we have identified 149 small-medium sized AAA’s and have referred nine men with large AAA’s for aneurysm repair. We would love GP’s and their teams to promote awareness of this life saving programme.

How the programme works

  • The programme is for men aged 65+. It is a free service provided by the NHS.
  • Men are automatically invited in the year they turn 65. Older men are welcome to self refer by contacting the screening office (details below).
  • An appointment will be offered at the nearest screening venue. An ultrasound scan will take place and the results will be given immediately to the client.
  • If a small or medium AAA is found the client will be offered regular scans.
  • If a large AAA is found the client will be referred to the GSTT vascular team for surgical assessment.
  • If the aorta is a normal size the client will be discharged from the service as they are unlikely to develop a large AAA.
  • A decision aid is available for men who are unsure about screening:

Risk Factors

Risk is increased by smoking, high blood pressure or through close family history. AAA’s are usually asymptomatic.

Contact us

  • Please contact us if you would like posters or leaflets for your surgery.
  • We would love to get involved with any patient events or health promotion work.
  • We are currently seeking additional venues in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. If you have a room spare two days a month please get in touch.

Tel: 0207 188 0211, Email:


  • Individual Funding Request Policy and Application form 2014 (Please see attached information)

Please find enclosed the information regardingan updatedIndividual Funding Request Treatment Access Policy and Application Form.

All applications should be sent to , the phone and fax numbers below. Only new typed forms will be accepted from the 1st of April this year.

Alisa Northall, IFRAssistantSouth London Commissioning Support Unit

1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London,SE1 7NT

Tel: 0203 049 4154

Fax: 020 3049 4173

, , IFRApplications :


  • Stakeholder Event

You are invited to attend a stakeholder consultation event to launch the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Sexual Health Strategy on Wednesday 9th April at the Pakistan Room, The Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS. Registration is at 9 am for a 9.30am start; lunch will be provided.

A programme for the morning and copy of the draft strategy will be sent out shortly. Please confirm your attendance with Patricia Riley, Tel: 02079260187 email:


  • Sexual Health Updates(please see attached flyers)

Please find attached PDF forflyers designed to promote awareness of contraception choice in Lambeth and Southwark.

Please note the PDF are for viewing and not printing purposes as hard copies of the posters and will be available free from the Health Promotion Access Catalogue from Monday 31st March 2014.In addition, we have produced an A3 Poster. The A3 poster is a replica of the front cover of the A5 flyer.

The flyers and posters were designed following consultation with women in particular women from BME communities in Lambeth and Southwark.

Within the focus groups women identified that contraception choice, where to access contraception and the fact contraception is free needs to be widely promoted.


  • Community Care Referral Form(referral form attached)

Please find enclosed the Community Care referral form, which is in an editable version in a format that interfaces with EMIS.

Please let me know if you have any queries with completing the form and if you make amendments to the form, could you send a copy to the team () so that we can familiarise ourselves and ensure that any changes are in line with our minimum requirements.

Training Opportunities

  • Training Booklet

The latest edition of the Training Booklet can be found at

This holds all the details of dates and events open to staff within Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group for 2014. Should you be aware of any additional training that is not currently in the booklet but is open to Lambeth staff, please do not hesitate to send me etails to add to the booklet.

  • Free Training (please see attached flyer)

Thursday | 1 May 2014 | ADDICTION TO MEDICINES

This FREE special interest training day is aimed at GPs and other front line practitioners on how to meet the needs of patients who develop problems with use of over the counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs, including benzodiazepines


  • Free Orthopaedic seminar for GPs at Guy’s and St Thomas’

The Orthopaedic Centre at Guy’s would like to invite all GPs to a free evening workshop onThursday12 Juneonspinal medical conditions.

Topics will cover:

  • Surgical treatment options
  • MCATTs
  • Pain management

Date: Thursday12 June, 6:30pm-8.30pm
Venue :Robens Suite, Floor 29 Tower Wing, Guys Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT
There will be clinical case discussions and attendance certificates provided on the day. This evening event carriestwo CPD points.
To book a place or request further information please email:


  • Free Ophthalmology workshop for GPs at King’s College Hospital

King’s Health Partners would like to invite GPs to its annual ophthalmology workshop on Friday 16 May 2014. This longstanding free event is led by Fiona Robinson, ophthalmology consultant at King’s College Hospital.
The programme includes:
1.00 – 1.30pm lunch
1.30 – 3.30pm group teaching and demonstration with patients
3.30 Discussion led by King’s Health Partners’ clinicians
Venue: Ophthalmology Department, King’s College Hospital,
Normanby Building, 1st Floor (located opposite main entrance)
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For further information and to book a place please email Alex Risorto, Primary Care Liaison Manager, .


  • Collaborating to promote excellence inpatient safety and healthcare improvement (Please see attached flyer)

A conference to promote patient safety and quality improvement, to help staff develop new skills and to share innovations that are already in place or under development. Featuring keynote speakers, interactive workshops and learning from other sectors, the event will enable collaboration to promote excellence in patient safety and healthcare improvement.

Venue: New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, SE1 9RT

Date: 14 May 2014

Cost: Free


  • Aspiring 2 Wellness- a unique programme blending mindfulness and coaching(Please see attached flyer)

The Aspiring 2 Wellness project research was run for doctors inconjunction with King’s College London with support from the Practitioner Health Programme.It demonstrated significant improvementsin doctors’ perception and management of stress, their satisfaction with life, self-compassion and their ability to be less judgemental about their mental experience. The course is currently running in Guy's and St Thomas NHS FTandwe are offering you the opportunity to gain an insight into this unique programme.

Dr Raj Mitra from Lambeth Walk Practice has attended this course and found it very helpful and would be happy to answer any questions about the course


3 April 2014