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Connect

Connect is a monthly newsletter produced by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. It includes organisational news, commissioning news and a useful section for GP practices including updates and information for clinicians and practice managers. The deadline for submissions is the first Friday of each month.

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pdfConnect special May 2016

  • Bowel Cancer Screening – improving uptake with replacement kit process and the CAS
  • National spotlight on cancer service
  • Early MOT tests in Bilborough
  • GP focus on cancer projects
  • Vague cancer symptoms pilot
  • Nottingham City BME prostate cancer project
  • New Leaf launched at City Hospital
  • ACE projet - direct access to CT scans
  • ACE - Macmillan early diagnosis engagement project

pdfConnect May 2016

 

  • Have your say on new commissioning priorities
  • CCG signs BSL Charter to improve access to health services for Deaf people
  • Launch of new diabetes service in Nottingham City
  • Integrated Care – next steps
  • Transforming care in Nottinghamshire
  • Courses commissioned to support emotional health
  • Estates for the future
  • Helping babies and toddlers getthe best start in life
  • The right care, first time - handy information in every home
  • NHS Nottingham City CCG Social media followers on the rise!
  • Urgent Care Centre update

 

pdfConnect September 2015

  • BAME Health Outreach project
  • Breaking the Cycle with NUH
  • Following the readmission reductions programme
  • Updated visitors' code at NUH
  • Supporting children and young people with behavioural, emotional or mental health needs
  • Rolling out assistive technology
  • Emergency first responder scheme
  • Fit for Work service to continue supporting local people
  • Do you make good use of the Resource Centre?
  • Your invitation to our AGM
  • Make full use of City Community Geriatrician Service
  • Mental health service update
    • Crisis services in Nottingham City
    • Mental health in the Five Year Forward View
    • Intensive recovery
    • Focus on physical health
  • New 'Nature in Mind' service now available
  • Making a referral to Notts Healthcare
  • Ebola update
  • Navigating the Nottingham Care Navigator
  • Sharing information between providers
  • New-born physical examination
  • New community end of life care service
  • New resources available for women with learning disabilities
  • Cervical screening update training now available
  • Self-care training with Self Help UK
  • Support for carers in Nottingham City
    • Carers First services
    • Young Carers Transitions Project
    • Services at the Carers Federation Clinic and Family Centre
    • Representing the voice of unpaid carers
    • Carers Federation Counselling Service
    • The Care Act 2014
  • Community infection control doctor

 

pdfConnect February 2015

  • New Home Safety Equipment and Education Service
  • Changes to crisis services for adults
  • New mobile app for young carers
  • Improving access for young people
  • Introducing the NHS Nottingham City CCG Safeguarding Team
  • New pathway supports young people
  • Personal health budgets for mental health
  • New host for Clinical Assessment Service
  • Hepatitis update
    • The importance of following up on the hepatitis B vaccination
  • New prospectus for Mental Health Services
  • Opportunity Nottingham – multiple and complex needs
  • Extra capacity for psychological therapies (IAPT)
    • Qualification of a new provider (Trent PTS)
    • New online therapy launched
  • Signposting for safety and independence
  • Cervical sample reminder
  • New guide to support patients into healthier lifestyles
  • New breastfeeding resources online
  • Helping GPs prevent suicide in young people
  • Remember to 'call in your CAF'
  • Guidance for GPs on making CPR decisions
  • Improving the uptake for GP specialty training
  • Auditing care standards to help prevent premature deaths
  • Free dementia training sessions
  • Primary Care Carer Support Service
  • Cancer care tips
  • New palliative care service for long-term conditions
  • Community Specialist Weight Management Service going from strength to strength
  • MyNHS – a new easy way to compare NHS data
  • New online guide to patient pathways for GPs
  • New framework for responding to CQC inspections of
  • GP practices
  • SystmOne Clinical Record Viewer
  • Are your NHS Choices contact details up to date?
  • Getting the best from Choose and Book
  • Sharing information to support end of life care
  • Empowerment+ service now closed
  • IG Toolkit version 12: submission reminder
  • Still time to send in your data processing contract

 

pdfConnect special edition: Increase in respiratory illness – managing demand - January 2015

pdfConnect winter special edition - December 2014

  • Nottingham Care Navigator - positive impact on urgent medical care
  • Winter support for respiratory patients

pdfConnect special edition: Integrated Respiratory Service - November 2014

pdfConnect special edition: Pressure ulcers - June 2014

  • Pressure ulcer statistics
  • What are pressure ulcers and how are they staged?
  • What are the causes of pressure ulcers and who is most at risk?
  • How to prevent pressure ulcers
  • Risk factors and complications
  • Treatments available
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults

pdfConnect April/May 2014

  • National awards put Nottingham City CCG on the map
  • Public event for new diabetes and cardiac services
  • CCG engages on NHS funded mental health services
  • Shaping direct payment support services
  • Bowled over by leather on willow
  • Patient Experience Team update
  • St Ann’s Valley Centre receives Civic Trust commendation
  • Chair goes out and about to raise CCG profile
    • Dragons’ den
    • Food for thought
    • Expert opinion
    • International learning
  • Out-of-hours GP services contract awarded to NEMS
  • Ensuring we have a transparent procurement process
  • Contracts Finder replaces Supply2Health
  • Putting Community Pharmacy at the heart of the Call to Action
  • How IT is meeting the primary care challenge
  • Be aware of ID fraud
  • Nottingham City CCG Staff Reference Group
  • High profile guests visit Resource Centre
  • Welcome new starters
  • Farewell Catherine Lewis
  • New service to support the emotional, mental health and wellbeing pathway
  • Safeguarding training for GP practice leads
  • Sharing information for direct care guidance
  • Information governance responsibilities for GP practices
  • Information Commissioners Office GP practice audit
  • Electronic prescription service release 2
  • Changes to Community Paediatric Service clinics
  • Teenage pregnancy rates fall as partnership approach continues
  • Nottingham research into fit notes and mental health
  • Maternity services coming online
  • Research study on equity of access to IAPT services
  • Information for NUH radiology patients

pdfConnect special edition: Community Specialist Weight Management Service

  • Why we have commissioned this service
  • Who the service is for
  • What the service offers
  • More information and how to make a referral
  • Other tiers of weight management support available in Nottingham City

pdfConnect special edition: Cardiology - March 2014

  • Cardiology outpatient discharge project
  • Echocardiography register
  • Ongoing monitoring
  • Primary Care Cardiac Service
  • Interpretation of abnormal ECG reports
  • Nottingham Cardiac Chest Pain Service

pdfConnect February 2014

  • Integrated Care goes live in the City
  • Fantastic food bank response
  • ECEC seeks next big idea
  • CCG works with partners to tackle long-term conditions
  • Make a difference - NHS Change Day
  • High hopes of celebrating success
  • Coming of Age – conference report
  • Fostering ambitions
  • Care.data aids NHS planning and research
  • Free brain injury training
  • Campaigns Special:
    • Can’t make it? Then cancel it!
    • Screening saves lives – early diagnosis of bowel cancer
    • Breaking down language barriers
    • Smart Swaps and Smokefree
    • “999, Is it an emergency?”
    • Breast cancer and the over 70s
    • Under the weather?
  • Free training for new practice nurses
  • New food allergy pathway
  • NICE lowers BMI threshold for heart disease and diabetes for BME groups
  • Community midwives to assess hypertension risk
  • Special needs dental service
  • Check criteria for cosmetic procedure referrals
  • Clinicians needed for walk-in centres review
  • Advice and guidance on Choose and Book
  • New data sharing model to enhance patient care
  • Working together to improve quality in care homes
  • Shortest physiotherapy waiting times for a year
  • New cancer audit planned to increase understanding and improve services
  • Living with Diabetes Day

pdfConnect special edition: Integrated Respiratory Service - January 2014

pdfConnect December 2013/January 2014

  • Winter messages to ease the pressure – campaigns launched across the City and East Midlands region
  • We Care that You Care campaign launch
  • Local food banks need our help
  • New service for Type 1 diabetes patients in Nottingham City
  • Nottingham success in reducing preventable emergency admissions
  • New Children & Families Direct service
  • City’s Partnership Safeguarding Conference success
  • Farewell… Dr Balendran
  • Equality and diversity framework now online
  • Young people to advise on self harm project
  • New KOOTH service supports young people
  • Mental health update
  • HSJ Awards win for CityCare
  • Great CCG Bake Off in aid of BBC Children in Need
  • Partner newsletters out now - Notts Fit for Work & Medicines Management
  • Order more flu campaign materials online now
  • Practice nurse training: funding approved
  • Meeting the healthcare needs of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Primary Care and Health Management Diploma
  • Annual uptake of MMR at all-time high
  • Praise for improved childhood immunisation rates
  • New Virtual DXA Service
  • IT in focus: IT takes practice to get IT right
  • New severe hypertension referral pathway
  • New route to access care pathways
  • Cancer update: PLT and bowel screening
  • Early detection of lung cancer in primary care: seminar
  • Invite: Update session on familial breast cancer NICE guidelines
  • Update from Dr Safiy Karim
    • Cancer
    • RHC and lung cancer CT scan
    • Circle Nottingham Hospital
    • Robin Hood visit templates
    • Practice indicative budgets
  • Communicating with those with learning disability and /or autism – free event
  • CAMHS review survey for GPs
  • Advice and guidance update
  • Office space to let at practice


pdfConnect November 2013

  • Update: NHS 111
  • National spotlight on personal health budgets
  • Public encouraged to ‘be clear’ on kidney and bladder cancer
  • Improving emotional and mental health for children and young people
  • Stop the pressure
  • Protecting you and your patients this flu season
  • Protecting older people against shingles
  • New managing director for community champion promises to get voices heard
  • Patients with type 1 diabetes to discuss latest research
  • Mobile cancer support bus to visit Nottingham
  • Quirky quiz curries favour
  • Update on PLTs
  • Mental health services commissioning update – Dr Marcus Bicknell
  • Supporting patients to get ‘fit for work’
  • Practice Nurse Training Pilot – Robana Hussain-Mills
  • Emergency admissions letter for GPs
  • Fourth bi annual members meeting


pdfConnect October 2013

  • Have your say on the Call to Action
  • Nottingham City’s adult mental health strategy out for consultation
  • Find out more about drug and alcohol support
  • CCG launches dementia campaign
  • Spotlight on mental health
  • New support service for carers
  • Rolling out the Electronic Prescription Service
  • Practice Specific Objectives update
  • Help improve information quality
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare – understanding the role of fast track referrals
  • Nottingham research into hypertension and dementia
  • Improving the referral pathway for patients with severe hypertension
  • Hypertension in pregnancy: new NICE guidance
  • Care delivery groups – latest news
  • Strategic priorities discussed at bi-annual members meeting
  • Structured education for type 2 diabetes patients
  • Faecal occult blood test to be withdrawn


pdfConnect September 2013

  • Health advice on the move (mobile app)
  • Care.data to go live in Nottingham City
  • Cardboard nurses come to City practices
  • CCG website under review
  • Stop hate and mate crime
  • Flu fighting season is back
  • Sign up for Healthwatch workshops
  • Payment by Results training
  • City Council director appointment
  • Legal eagle becomes sporting star
  • New Home Oxygen Service now live
  • Reminder: Non-obstetric ultrasound no longer at NUH
  • Get online for new nursing and HCA forum
  • Calling all new GPs and locums
  • Help for patients to lose weight and quit
  • It’s not too late to support HEAT research
  • What's your area of clinical interest?


pdfConnect August 2013

  • Farewell Terry Allen
  • Chief Officer tweets
  • Boats and barbecue a summer success
  • Approval for Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Starting school campaign alerts parents to pre-school vaccinations
  • School health profiles
  • Practice visits programme guide now available
  • Biggest Big Health Day yet
  • Warming homes, healthy housing
  • Meet the practice managers
  • Reducing rates of teenage pregnancy
  • Mental health audit results out now
  • Sharing best practice
  • Keep your personal belongings and work place secure
  • New enhanced service for remote care monitoring preparation
  • Structured education for type 2 diabetes patients
  • Deferring treatment reduced to two months
  • Choose and Book ‘ghost’ appointments
  • Practice nurse vacancy in Radford
  • Rotavirus vaccination introduced for babies at two and three months
  • Immunisation update
  • Unpacking early cancer diagnosis and better long term outcomes
  • CCG Chief Officer looks for front-line opportunities
  • New student leaflets now available
  • Research considers mental health needs of Polish communities


pdfConnect July 2013

  • CCG Chair steps into key roles (Hugh Porter appointed to East Midlands Clinical Senate and confirmed as a keynote speaker at Commissioning in Healthcare)
  • Peak pedallers brave the rain
  • Reminder: All staff event – Wednesday 17 July
  • Wedding belles
  • Summer social: boats and barbecue
  • Open door for whistle-blowing
  • CCG joins national programme to improve health services for gay people
  • Changes to mental health payment system
  • Improving medicines management in care homes
  • Diabetes in the City – patients have their say on services
  • Improving the pathway for cardiology patients
  • New service supports Nottingham families
  • Libraries launch books on prescription programme
  • World champion boxer’s in our corner in the fight against HIV
  • An introduction to NHS Property Services
  • Improving GP admissions to NUH
  • Be Clear on Cancer (lung cancer campaign)
  • Expressions of interest invited for GP support
  • Reminder: Bi-annual meeting for all GP members
  • Home Oxygen service: update
  • Discharge of type 2 insulin patients from secondary to primary care
  • Navigating care pathways
  • A change for the better
  • The Navigator menu of alternatives
  • Sharing information to improve joined-up patient care
  • Sustainability in practice

pdfConnect June 2013

  • CCG launches its People’s Council
  • New Falls Rapid Response Service reduces hospital admissions
  • New practice nurse lead appointed to the CCG
  • Improving inhaler techniques for better patient outcomes
  • NHS 111: performance update
  • Fit for Work service extended
  • Nottingham's Healthwatch welcomed across the City
  • Mental Health and Community Services Team update
  • Making assistive technology work in Nottingham
  • Safeguarding reminder
  • Support for disabled children and their families
  • Tissue viability stakeholder survey
  • Non-Obstetric Ultrasound no longer at NUH
  • New issues log available on eHealthScope
  • Wilford Grove practice beats CCG's bowel screening goal
  • Headway launches new brain injury resource for GPs

pdfConnect May 2013

  • CCG on firm foundations for new financial year
  • Sharing best practice - with New Zealand
  • CCG working with the local media
  • CCG launches its People's Council
  • New details for complaints, patient advice and advocacy
  • New arrangements for access to GP records
  • Help shape the JSNA
  • CityCare seeks views on Health Visiting
  • New disease partnership looks for questions to answer
  • Measles and MMR catch-up programme
  • Support clinical audit work
  • Calling all new GPs and locums
  • New improved access for patients requiring contraception
  • New training course offered for leading health researchers
  • Safeguarding survey
  • International Clinical Trials Day
  • Tea break surveys

pdfConnect April 2013

  • Ready, steady, go! CCGs take on commissioning from 1 April
  • Nottingham hosts exchange event for Danish health and care professionals
  • Appointment of Teresa Cope
  • CCG in the running for more awards
  • Connect engagement special
  • Funny for money
  • Lottery funding on offer for community projects
  • The future of diabetes care in Nottingham City
  • New burns advice and information for patients
  • Early intervention opportunity
  • Reminder: Changes to NHS Continuing Healthcare and funded nursing care National Framework
  • Update on the Childhood Immunisation Programme:
  • Domiciliary Immunisation of Vulnerable Children and NHS changes
  • Jackie Thom retires and new arrangements
  • NUH Radiology – Important information for GPs
  • New elements on eHealthScope for ‘patients at risk of admission’
  • Dr Safiy Karim on cancer - better coding means better outcomes
  • Help NUH meet two-week targets

pdfConnect March 2013

  • CCG response to Francis Report
  • Nottingham in the spotlight again for BMJ Awards
  • Providers event on enhanced services
  • Mandatory training reminder
  • Audit shows that pharmacists save lives
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare and funded nursing care – changes to National Framework
  • New joint Turner Syndrome clinic in Nottingham
  • Information sharing to support patient-centred care
  • Direct Access Non-Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Sports medicine patient advisor books for GP practices
  • Change in haemoglobin units
  • East Midlands Obesity Surgery service review
  • Integrated community children and young people’s healthcare programme
  • National dermatology clinical trial recruitment for bullous pemphigoid

pdfConnect February 2013

  • It's official - we're authorised!
  • Integrating health and social care in Nottingham City
  • Improving clinical outcomes - Dr Safiy Karim on ovarian cancer
  • New palliative care service now in operation
  • Inter-faith health event
  • Personal Health Budgets masterclasses
  • Southglade welcomes Health Minister
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust launches first mental health e-discharge summary
  • Reminder: Continuing Healthcare deadline 31 March 2013
  • Single point of access to community health and social care
  • New campaign to boost NHS Health Checks in Nottingham
  • Reporting safeguarding concerns
  • Solar keratosis primary care treatment pathway now available
  • New pathway sees improved care for gestational diabetes
  • Midwifery Services update: The 'core offer' to GPs
  • Local enhanced services - update on changes
  • Sustainability workshop to help cut costs
  • GPs to supervise community matron referrals
  • New service and referrals process for Direct Access Non-Obstetric Ultrasound
  • GP practices needed for two research studies
  • Choose and Book guidance

pdfConnect December 2012/January 2013

  • Where should you be? campaign
  • Governing Body Update
  • Assistive technology news
  • GPs turn out for first bi-annual members meeting
  • Dementia carers’ information sessions
  • Happy birthday – 30 years of Self Help
  • Thousands set to take control with personal health budgets
  • Age UK money and counselling services
  • Every Colleague Matters
  • New children’s continuing care service for Nottingham City
  • Safiy swaps stethoscope for sequins at charity dance event
  • Free online support to improve diabetes care
  • CQC practice inspections: what to expect
  • ADVANCE quality accreditation
  • Identifying brain tumours in children: online training available
  • Mental Health section 12 revalidation and refresher course open to GPs
  • Primary care psychological therapies
  • Direct access ultrasound set to go live
  • GP practices needed for two research studies (end of life care and asthma management)

pdfConnect November 2012

  • Meet the CCG Governing Body
  • Integrated care programme now in place
  • AQP core podiatry starts 1 December
  • Pumpkintastic (Halloween fuddle and pumpkin carving competition)
  • Reminder: Bi-annual members meeting for GPs on 5 December
  • Sponsor Safiy’s Strictly show
  • Audiology hearcheck screeners – are you using yours?
  • New self help group supports people dealing with suicide
  • New Integrated Respiratory Service launched 5 November
  • New discussion forum for safeguarding lead GPs
  • Prescribing Hints and Tips
  • Immunisation update
  • Two new research trials now recruiting: GP practices needed (HEAT (Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin Trial) and FAST (Febuxostat versus Allopurinol Streamlined Trial)
  • New guide to Healthy Change Referral Hub
  • National Dementia Strategy CQUIN target
  • Learning from drug-related deaths

pdfConnect September/October 2012

  • CCG shortlisted for HSJ Awards
  • Commissioning Team changes at the CCG
  • Nottinghamshire Local Professional Network for Pharmacy
  • CCG Governing Body goes public
  • CCG Commissioning Strategy - our priorities
  • New opening hours for Clifton Nurse Access Point
  • CCG welcomes new Practice Manager Lead (Liz Pain)
  • Public Health leader impressed by early intervention work
  • 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign runs again
  • Out of hours service location at QMC
  • Interim Director of Public Health Dr Lise Llewellyn
  • Collaborative working across Nottinghamshire (Productive Notts)
  • Breastfeeding mums to become shining stars of local campaign
  • CCG Constitution and Inter-Practice Agreement
  • The flu campaign starts now!
  • NUH clinicians now on global email list
  • Community Low Vision Service
  • New student eating disorders service coming soon
  • National dementia campaign
  • Focus on: The Nottingham Community Pain Service
  • Research reveals scale of injury effects
  • Date for your diary: Wednesday 5 December 2012
  • Proactive practice boosts screening attendance (The Forest Practice)
  • Research opportunity for EMIS practices

pdfConnect July/August 2012

  • Dragon boating picture special
  • Commissioning staff rate Nottingham City as top place to work (staff survey)
  • CCG engages and involves patients at strategy development event
  • Ipsos Mori 360º survey now open
  • NHS Heroes: New scheme celebrates NHS staff
  • Evaluation of cancer symptom awareness campaigns
  • Big Health Day a big hit
  • ED admissions and attendance
  • Insulin passport booklet: Now in Polish and Czech
  • Urgent referrals
  • Lower back pain pathway update
  • Changes to non-emergency patient transport
  • Any Qualified Provider – ultrasound, podiatry and psychological therapies
  • Nottingham City Community Geriatrician Service
  • Cardiology clinicians' lunch
  • HbA1c reporting changes come in
  • Rheumatology Service update
  • QOF booklets reminder
  • Teenage pregnancy support pathway launched
  • AGM dates

pdfConnect June 2012

  • Nottingham City CCG - BMJ Clinical Commissioning
  • Team of the Year
  • Ipsos Mori 360º survey – required for CCG authorisation
  • Baby Friendly accreditation achieved
  • Have your say on health services (Big Health Day and Autism Spectrum Conditions Consultation Day)
  • CCG at social enterprise conference
  • Launch of the Memory Assessment Service and the PhysForm
  • Highest ever vaccine uptake
  • Discharge of neurology patients from NUH
  • Community care pilot comes to Nottingham
  • Prostate cancer PSA LES reminder
  • NUH surveillance programme
  • Community Hand Service on the move
  • Prescribing Hints and Tips
  • Improving care homes in Nottingham
  • Lung cancer awareness campaign now running
  • New research trials now recruiting (SCOT trial and Keeping Children Safe)
  • Nottingham research shows GP prescribing could be better
  • Change to home oxygen service provider
  • From our storage stacks to your leaflet racks: join the online revolution
  • Self-help group directory out now
  • Dates for your diary (Nottingham CityCare Partnership's 'summer celebration’; Diabetes Year of Care Seminar/Workshop; Chest pain educational event; Cardiology clinicians’ lunch)

pdfConnect Medical May 2012

Special issue for GPs and practice staff to provide details of recent changes around LFT, HPV and BNP testing.

  • LFTs are changing
  • Nottinghamshire Guidelines for Investigating Abnormal Liver Enzymes
  • BNP testing
  • HPV triage

pdfConnect April/May 2012

  • CCG on a national stage (article in Commissioning Success)
  • ED pressures continue
  • Nottingham City fares well in national variation maps
  • Nottingham Citizens' Survey results out now
  • Conference focuses on quality in care homes
  • Equality objectives 2012-2016
  • Mobile dentistry comes to St Ann's
  • Potential providers consider NHS 111
  • 111 'easy read' leaflet
  • New anaemia pathway now in place
  • Protocol will see more children immunised
  • New reference guide brings screening into focus
  • eHealthScope benefits (Masterclass success; Validating secondary care activity provides practice savings; eHealthScope launches Patient Tracker)
  • Orthopaedic pathways update
  • Electronic documentation from NUH
  • New era for NHS Health Checks
  • Care homes primary care support service launches
  • The value of research and getting involved
  • Learning Disabilities Special
    • Self assessment identifies top priorities
    • Services and resources
    • Local support - learning disability health facilitators
    • Directed enhanced service
    • Online training and resources
    • Accessible information for people with learning disabilities

pdfConnect March 2012

  • ICE on the way for City
  • Teenage pregnancy falling in the City
  • Five ambitions for the NHS in the Midlands and East
  • Welcome Russell Pitchford
  • Making sense of dementia: what carers need to know
  • Continence Advisory Service on the move
  • CAS shows its worth
  • Ordering with ICES
  • No Smoking Day 2012
  • DH commissions survey on NHS Constitution
  • Practice nurses invited to take part in statin uptake study
  • Online guide supports migrant healthcare
  • Insulin Passport: get set to go
  • Falls and bone health fact sheet
  • Advice to patients: Stock up for Easter
  • Let's Talk - Wellbeing: service update
  • Baby congratulations (Jeremy Aynge)
  • Events
    • Public health forum on oral health
    • Heart failure study day
    • Public health forum on learning disability
    • Learning disability training for primary care
    • Nottingham City learning disability ‘Big Health Day’
  • Bowel cancer publicity materials
  • Year-end processing dates
  • Man Enough to say No to domestic abuse

pdfConnect falls and bone health factsheet March 2012

  • Falls and bone health: the facts
  • Nottingham CityCare Partnership's Falls and Bone Heath Service
  • The Falls and Bone Health Service in action - a case study
  • Service expansion
  • Falls strategy now in development
  • The National Falls Strategy Pyramid
  • Future developments

pdfConnect special edition - February 2012

An update from the Chair of NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Hugh Porter: Authorisation and NHS Nottingham City CCG - key questions and outcomes from the meeting held on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at the Park Inn.

pdfConnect February 2012

  • Green for go as CCG gears up for authorisation
  • Important date for your diary – Weds 8 February
  • Supporting you to spread the message (111)
  • Launching Connect on Thursday - new all staff meetings
  • Nottinghamshire health community cricket team
  • OT gets royal treatment
  • NUH develops new website
  • Engaging on equality (public event 16 January)
  • Rapid Response improves care for sickest children
  • Public invited to speak up about sexual health
  • New Memory Assessment Service (MAS)
  • Services open their doors at Bulwell Riverside
  • We want your news from the frontline
  • Conference to focus on quality in care homes
  • Rheumatology: an update
  • Childhood immunisation uptake improving
  • Remember Choose and Book
  • Trialling new model for GP practice boundaries
  • LES for men with stable prostate cancer: an update
  • Better prescribing through Safer Clinical Systems
  • Prescribing Hints and Tips newsletter
  • Nottingham public to get Clear on Cancer
  • AAA screening programme comes to Nottingham

pdfConnect December 2011/January 2012

  • National recognition for Nottingham City CCG
  • New practice in Bestwood
  • New starters (Gemma West and Mark Pratt)
  • Chris Packham set for new role
  • CCG welcomes new director (Teresa Cope)
  • Community services: Sharing innovation (Innovation Expo 2011)
  • Follow us and be our friend (Twitter and Facebook)
  • Tweeting feedback on Vision and Values
  • A&E message hits the streets
  • Bulwell Riverside opens to patients
  • Movember moustaches
  • Christmas fuddle and quiz
  • Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre Contract - what does it mean for GPs?
  • Providing choice, reducing waits
  • Robin Hood & Unicom Cluster QOF QP event
  • Procedures of limited clinical value
  • Minor ailments scheme still going strong in Nottingham City
  • Medicines Management tops the target
  • Prescribing Hints and Tips
  • Respiratory matters (COPD patients; Oxygen supplies)
  • Frequent attendees resources reminder
  • New insulin passport
  • Diabetes education for healthcare professionals
  • Business cases
  • Public Health special: Putting the Prevention in QIPP
    • Change Makers
    • Decade of Better Health
    • Food For Thought
    • CVD prevention pathway
    • Alcohol treatment services redesign
    • Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
    • Smokefree Homes
    • Active Schools
    • Housing and health Public Health forum

pdfConnect November 2011

  • In the running for GP Consortium of the Year
  • Terms of Engagement reminder
  • GPs get jabbed!
  • New Chief Executive for PCT Cluster
  • CCG launches six week pubic engagement on our Vision and Values
  • All of a fuddle!
  • Health visitors offer to general practice
  • Lower back pain ICATS opens its doors
  • COPD partnership event a success
  • Adult Community Service Development Showcase
  • Improving primary care support to care homes
  • Walk-in centre clinical debate
  • Are you ready for winter?
  • Appropriate use of thrombophilia screening
  • Prescribing Hints and Tips
  • Statutory safeguarding update
  • NHS Choices now available in multiple languages
  • Public encouraged to choose the right care (Self Care Week November 2011)
  • Hayward House update
  • New primary care publication now available
  • Norcom overspends don't show the full picture
  • Top tips for texting
  • Joint challenge team celebrates innovation award
  • Healthcare Trust activity information for all City practices
  • Notts Healthcare tops Payment by Results targets
  • 'Cooke-ing' up ideas (CCG stand at Notts Healthcare AGM)
  • Electronic discharge summaries - have you signed up?

pdfConnect October 2011

  • Finalising the Terms of Engagement
  • Appointment of Dr Manik Arora
  • CCG welcomes new students
  • Spooky lunchtime (Halloween fuddle)
  • Engaging on the Vision
  • Gynaecology sub group update
  • COPD engagement event
  • Prostate cancer - new steering group to develop community monitoring service
  • CCG aiming for international baby friendly accreditation
  • Walk-in centre lunch planned
  • Ambulances: urgent booking changes
  • Cancer awareness campaigns (lung cancer; bowel cancer; blood in urine)
  • September learning time session a success
  • Managing pain in the community
  • Helicobacter pylori breath test: first year results
  • Community Acupuncture Service
  • Varicose veins: referral guidelines
  • Practice visits near completion
  • Reducing prescribing of 'grey' medicines
  • Seasonal flu - are you ready?
  • Electronic documents from NUH
  • NUH to provide ambulatory emergency care
  • Nottingham City ahead of the game (GP access to diagnostics)
  • Focus on mental health
    • Mental health Payment by Results
    • Celebrating champions (film screening and celebration event re 'Champions of Change')
    • Link psychiatrist for each cluster
    • Single point of access for CAMHS
    • Have you met your Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Commissioning Team?
    • Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust Directory of Services
    • Did you know that Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has a Single Point of Access (SPA)?

pdfConnect September 2011

  • Our Vision
  • Nottingham City low back pain pathway success
  • GP practice vacancies now on NHS jobs
  • New guidance for prescribing gluten-free food
  • Medicines management in care homes
  • DVT blood tests
  • Protected learning time success continues
  • Update on community monitoring service
  • GP input needed for rheumatology plans

pdfConnect August 2011

  • CCG team rides to success
  • 111 pilot highlights challenges
  • New look for the CCG
  • Future proposals for Hayward House
  • Community services now available on Choose and Book
  • Practices to get help with frequent attendees
  • Any Qualified Provider
  • Revised antimicrobial guidelines launched
  • Dramatic impact of varicose veins Clinical Assessment Service
  • Clinical Navigator proves a success
  • Fast Track referral form updated
  • Improvements to X-ray appointments line
  • Supporting ambulance crews responding to patients with potential primary care needs
  • New push for electronic discharge summaries
  • New testing processes coming soon
  • Email address for ideas and contact
  • New approach to discharging patients from hospital