SYB Inclusion Health GP Champion Opportunity

The SYB Integrated Care System is providing funding for three GPs  to act as Inclusion Health Champions. The Champions will be positioned across SYB, Doncaster/Bassetlaw, Rotherham/Barnsley, and Sheffield.

It is anticipated that the sessions will be worked flexibly around other commitments to allow attendance at relevant meetings, whilst still ‘putting in’ two sessions of work a week. It is important that the champions are embedded within the health landscape at place level, so employment by a CCG or federation is desirable.

Further details can be found here

Timescales are short to allow money to be committed this financial year.

Please can you return expressions of interest to dominic.patterson@hee.nhs.uk by the end of January 2019.  

SYB GP Leadership Job Opportunity

The SYB Primary Care Workforce Hub is offering the opportunity for up to four GPs to join the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Primary Workforce Hub team. They are looking for GPs interested in developing their leadership skills to support education and training activity that help to address the workforce challenges across the region.

The posts are available for GPs that currently have substantive clinical roles but can also link potential applicants with practices from those areas most challenged in providing access to good general practice.

Please direct any enquiries to Alan Shirley, Clinical Director for the Hub.

The job description is here

Applications are also by CV to Alan at the following address alanshirley@nhs.net . Closing Date February 21st. 

Looking for Volunteers for Transport and Travel Panel

Transport and Travel Panel

Role Profile

Where

One meeting every other month, rotating location around the region

When

Time to be decided based on the input of panel members

Commitment

One 2-3 hour meeting every two months plus 1-2 hours reading time as preparation for each meeting

Why is the role important?

Following a review of Hospital Services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, there is a possibility that some services may move location to make the best use of resources and allow for specialisation. Where this could occur, we need to know the real impact this could have on people around the region.

We need two panel members from each area of the region: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. We are looking for one driver and one non-driver to represent each area. Members of the panel need to be open to the views of others, and able to be a voice for others.

What will I be doing?

  • Considering how patient, carer and family journeys could be impacted by any changes to NHS services.
  • Bringing the voice of your community to discussion – considering how others in your region may be affected.
  • Feeding in ideas for how to improve transport and travel planning and infrastructure around NHS services.
  • Ensuring that information from the NHS is clear and easy to understand
  • Testing journey times, where possible, to provide realistic insight into the impact of any service changes

How could I develop my skills and experience?

  • You’ll be part of a collaborative team, working on new ideas to improve services.
  • Training in collaborative team working, building confidence and active listening.
  • Opportunities to be trained in chairing and minute taking
  • Your thoughts and input will be help shape how the NHS is delivered.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to represent the Panel at a professional level

What support is there?

  • Childcare costs can be supported
  • Travel expenses are covered
  • Documents are available in multiple formats

Requirements

  • You are a resident of Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster or Bassetlaw.
  • You can spare 4-5 hours every two months
  • You are open to other opinions and can represent views from your community

Contact

Email or call Tom Read: volunteering@syha.co.uk   07393 462 858

 

LIVE: the NEW Choose Well Doncaster App for Android and Apple

Doncaster’s NEW Choose Well App is now live for Android and Apple phones!

The Choose Well App will help you to ‘choose well’ when you need to use NHS services in Doncaster, leaving urgent care to those who need it most.  The App will explain what each service does, when it should be used, and where to find it.

The Choose Well App uses GPS technology to signpost you to nearby services, displaying the information on an interactive map.  NHS services include:

  • GP Practices
  • Pharmacies
  • Dentists
  • Minor Injuries Unit
  • NHS 111 (phone and online)
  • Same Day Health Centre
  • Sexual Health
  • A&E

The App also includes notes and a reminder function to save any important information you wish to keep and reminds you of upcoming appointments.

Remember to ‘Choose Well’ when you are ill.

The App can be downloaded through the App Stores searching Choose Well Doncaster

New IAPT Long Term Condition Service

The IAPT-Long Term Condition (LTC) service is a new dynamic team supporting patient’s with long term conditions such as diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiac problems and medically unexplained symptoms and experiencing symptoms common mental health problems.

Below are the GP referral forms, service criteria and patient leaflets for your use.

Any enquiries about the service should be directed to the IAPT-LTC Team on 01302 379563 or you can contact the Single Point of Access Team on 01302 566999.

IAPT-LTC Referral Criteria
IAPT-LTC Referral Form
IAPT-LTC Leaflet
IAPT-LTC Referral Pathway
IAPT-LTC Vision and Mission Triangle

Reduced National Apprenticeship Investment Rate

Following last weeks Budget, the Chancellor announced that he would halve the apprenticeship co-investment rate – from 10% to 5%. This will halve the cost of apprenticeship training for small employers.

Around 98% of employers are small enough not to pay the levy, in the NHS this applies to primary care, dental practices and all other non-levy paying NHS organisations. These employers will benefit the most from this change.

For example, a GP Practice would have the opportunity to train a registered nurse for only 5% co-investment; which equates to £1350; over a typical 4 year programme this would only be £337.50 a year

This change will take place in 2019. Further details of will be announced in due course. Further details are also to follow as to whether this change will also apply to levy payers who use all their funds and dip into co-investment.

Recovery Conference 2018

ASPIRE Doncaster would like to invite local people with local interest who have a passion and interest in their community to see how they can improve it and recognise the strengths and gifts that are often hidden.

The Guest Speaker will be Cormac Russel plus guest(s). Also speaking will be Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health, Doncaster.

The focus of the day will be connecting people to start having conversations about what matters for them and what their own calling is in the community. The day will support wellbeing and recovery in the community as often addiction and dependency are symptoms of a disenfranchised location.

We are looking for groups of between 10 – 15 people approx. of each area within Doncaster and the surrounding areas to join us for a Big Conversation.

There is also opportunity to showcase local community activities on the day. If you wish to have a stand then please email: ellysanchez@nhs.net

For further details and any dietary requirements please email Elly Sanchez, Event Organiser, at: ellysanchez@nhs.net

Your event URL is

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recovery-conference-2018-tickets-48639514096

Clinical Pharmacists Mentor Opportunities

Primary Care Doncaster have recently employed two Clinical Pharmacists.

As part of their development and support they are required to have a Senior Clinical Pharmacist Mentor and a GP Mentor to help them develop and progress, to expand their role into something we believe would be invaluable to a practice.   We feel that we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Doncaster to provide us with the expertise the clinical pharmacists would need.

Please complete and return the Expression of Interest Form by 22nd August.