It is always nice to end the week with the prospect of a sunny and warm weekend ahead. Hope you have been enjoying the lovely sunny days and will have the chance to relax over the weekend. We are now moving on to the “recovery” phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your commitment and hard work over the past few months of unremitting pace of change. Please take some time out and reflect on the recent past few weeks and what changes you would like to see continued in the “new normal” because of their positive impact on you and the patients.
Clinical supervision Group for GPNs and HCSWs in Barnet
Date: Every 2 weeks on Wednesday 1-2.30pm
Venue: Virtual via MST Teams Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
The next clinical supervision meeting is on Wednesday 1 July at 1.00pm.
Statement on Discrimination, Inequality and Racism from North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (NCL CCG) Chair and Accountable Officer
NCL CCG, as an employer and as an NHS organisation, has an unwavering commitment to tackling racism and inequality, and to ensuring equity and fairness for all. It is unacceptable that our BAME communities continue to experience significantly poorer outcomes. Over the coming weeks we are planning a number of initiatives, including strengthening staff engagement through the development of a Staff Diversity Network and more targeted engagement with BAME patients and communities. We want to use these forums to have open and honest conversations. We want to hear more from our BAME colleagues to help support them, address racism and incivility, and review our policies and services as required to address inequalities. To read more on this, please click here.
Almost 50 per cent of administrative tasks in general practice could be automated, says new report
As the Covid-19 pandemic forces the primary care sector to rethink its priorities, a new report led by Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, funded by independent charity The Health Foundation, analyses the extent to which automation technologies could be applied in general practice to aid GPs in the digital age. The unique research, published in British Medical Journal Open, is the first of its kind to model how automation technologies could be applied to general practice today. This is a very detailed study done within a variety of GP practices, one-to-one and focus group interviews that might be of interest to Training Hub leads. Please click on the link to access the report.
North Central London COVID-19 GP website
For the latest information on COVID-19, primary care staff are asked to regularly check the North Central London Covid-19 GP website. If you or a colleague would like to subscribe or submit content to the twice-weekly NCL GP newsletter, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Launched to improve how we communicate the fast-changing and large amount of guidance and information being shared, we hope you find them helpful. Barnet’s GP intranet will continue to be updated with local information.
Pan Barnet meetings
If any of you don’t receive the Pan Barnet meeting invites, please could you email Natalie email@example.com to be added to the circulation list.
Primary care immunisation update webinar series 2020 – a free training resource
Immunisers in primary care in London can access FREE immunisation update training across 2020. The series of webinars are designed to support immunisers to fulfil the requirement for annual immunisation updates and are free to access. The webinar series has been designed for 2020 incorporating 10 topics focused on the learning needs of immunisers in primary care. The webinars
are held monthly, until December 2020 (excluding August). Immunisers are welcome to attend all webinars to achieve five hours of recorded learning in 2020 or to select webinars relevant to their practice/learning needs. To book a webinar please use the links on the enclosed flyer, which provides further information on each session via the booking link.
Education for Health -Weekly Education and Training Update Edition 4 HERE
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