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Practice responsibilities should there be a ‘No-Deal’ BREXIT

Date: Jan 29 2019

Dear all Following on from the email sent on the 22nd January – the risk of a No-Brexit deal has increased, as a result, practices are required to ensure your business continuity plans include a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario. Please email membersenquiries.baswamccgs@nhs.net your confirmation that you have implemented the actions required by Friday 15th February .…

Private Fostering

Date: Jan 29 2019

We are trying to encourage more people to come forward who are involved in private fostering arrangements, or for those made aware of such arrangements to bring them to our attention. Please see attached one minute guides to private fostering with healthcare professionals in the Slough area. Also produced are some posters that can be…

Update on vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme

Date: Jan 29 2019

This attached letter follows on from the letter sent by NHS England, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care on 20 November 2018 23 Jan 2019 Gateway 000002 Vaccines for 19-20 seasonal flu vaccination programme

CQC FEE REIMBURSEMENTS

Date: Jan 29 2019

GP Practices are entitled to claim reimbursement of CQC fee since April 2016. Please note you do not need to raise a practice invoice to the CCG .In order to make a successful and timely claim for reimbursement please send the following documentation by email: The invoice sent to you by CQC. Proof of payment.…

Revised Community (Domiciliary) Physiotherapy Referral Form

Date: Jan 22 2019

The revised referral form into community (domiciliary) physiotherapy services can be found here Please can you share this revised form with your GP practices in Berkshire East CCG and ensure that it is uploaded onto relevant systems. This form can be used immediately. Below is a short rationale why it has been amended that may be…

Relate Mid Thames and Bucks and Psycho Sexual Therapy

Date: Jan 22 2019

Relate Mid Thames and Bucks provide Psycho Sexual Therapy alongside our standard relationship counselling work. If you have any patients who have a sexual dysfunction, such as problems getting or maintaining an erection, pain on intercourse or problems with arousal or orgasm and you believe there are psychological factors at play, please do refer them…

Extensively-drug-resistant gonorrhoea

Date: Jan 22 2019

There is increasing concern over ‘extensively-drug-resistant gonorrhoea’ (XDR Ng) with two separate cases confirmed by the PHE Reference Laboratory in the last 3 months of 2018.  Both isolates were resistant to multiple antibiotics including all first line drugs. If there is any suspicion of gonorrhoea in a patient, GPs are urged to refer them onwards…

Flu Update

Date: Jan 22 2019

Latest flu data for East Berkshire shows a fall in the number of people being vaccinated in at risk groups when compared to the same period last year. Therefore, could I please request that we all do a final push between now and March to help protect as many people as we possibly can in…

AQP Audiology service provision in Berkshire East is changing

Date: Jan 15 2019

Please be aware that the ‘Any Qualified Provider (AQP)’* for non-complex Adult Hearing Service provision for patients aged 55 and over in East Berkshire will change as of next week. Click here for more information.

January flu breifing

Date: Jan 11 2019

NHS England GP Flu briefing – January 2019

Independent Mental Health training

Date: Jan 11 2019

Practical Diploma Flyer 181215

Minor Surgery update

Date: Jan 11 2019

Minor surgery update  Minor Surgery Update FARNBOROUGH 280219 

RBWM NHS Health Checks: Dementia Screening.

Date: Jan 11 2019

Dementia screening is now part of the full NHS Health Check cohort locally. For further information on the Dementia Risk element of the NHS Health Check please see attached. Details of training and online e-learning courses that are also available are provided. Dementia Risk Education Resources

Bright Futures start in Early Years

Date: Jan 11 2019

Slough Borough Council is launching a campaign to make more parents of two, three and four year olds in the borough aware of their entitlement to government funded early education places for their children. There are many benefits to children getting a good start through free early education, and research has proven that those children…

Productive General Practice

Date: Jan 11 2019

East Berkshire CCG have an opportunity to bid for the next wave of Productive General Practice quick start programme. The deadline for the application of interest is the first week of February, hence, please email Hayley.edwards8@nhs.net to register your interest by Monday 4th February . There is a minimum of 8 practices for each application.…

The 360 Survey is out – have you received yours?

Date: Jan 11 2019

Named representatives from each member practice should have received the 360 survey to complete from Ipsos Mori. This needs to be done before the 22nd February, but ideally the sooner the better, as we won’t shy away from frequent reminders! We would like all member practices to complete the survey as your feedback is important…

AQP Audiology service provision in Berkshire East is changing

Date: Jan 7 2019

Please be aware that the ‘Any Qualified Provider (AQP)’* for non-complex Adult Hearing Service provision for patients aged 55 and over in East Berkshire will change as of next week. The service, currently provided by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Specsavers Hear Care Group Ltd and Sussex Health Care Audiology Ltd, is for non-complex adults…

Diabetes Centre Referrals Update

Date: Jan 4 2019

From 2.1.19 the Diabetes Centre will only accept referrals into the service using the electronic form on DFX and emailed to us at Bks-tr.DiabetesCentre@nhs.net. This system has been in place since October but we would now ask all referrals are sent electronically using this form. We will return any referrals not using this form. If…

Primary care tool for practitioners – Migrant health

Date: Jan 4 2019

A new tool to help primary care practitioners to work with new migrant patients who have not as yet secured entitlement to remain in the country https://migrant.health/ has been recently launched. This is ready to use so please disseminate within your networks. The researchers in Sheffield University are encouraging stakeholders to register and engage with…

Frimley ICS – Prevention and Self Care Workstream

Date: Jan 4 2019

The Prevention and Self Care Workstream have produced their 2018 final report of the work being carried out in the ICS. Please take a look to see what might be of interest either to practice or Primary Care Networks in east Berkshire. There is some information across the social prescribing projects in the ICS, which…