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"Welcome to the members' area. While this area is aimed at our member GP practices and the information drafted with that in mind, much of the content is open to view without a password.

We intend this to be a useful resource for our members to gain up to date news and share information."
Dr Mark Shenton, Chair


Important Notice - Use e-Referral Service

As from 1 October 2016, Ipswich Hospital will not accept written referrals for any speciality that is available on e-Referral (Choose and Book). Any written referrals received that could have been sent via e-Referral will be rejected and a letter sent to the referring GP.


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Crisis Action Team (CAT) Referrer Feedback
The CCG is keen to obtain feedback from referrers to the CAT service to understand how the service is currently working to support the Ipswich and East Suffolk system and identify any opportunities to further improve the service. The survey will run from Monday 24 April – Sunday 14 May 2017. To access the short survey, please click on the link.  more>
Dementia Together
On Monday 3 April 2017 a new service is being launched which will provide practical information for those curious or concerned about Dementia, along with support for people living with Dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals in Suffolk. This will replace the existing post-diagnostic Dementia support offer for people in east and west Suffolk, which will cease on 31 March, as well as the Suffolk SAID pilot project run by Sue Ryder.  more>
Enhanced speech and language therapy service pilot
For many years there have been speech and language therapy gaps for adults with dementia, non-adult acquired neurological conditions and mental health issues.  The speech and language therapists from acute, community and NSFT have been working together and will be running a 6 month pilot and from 1 March 2017 the community service will accept referrals for these conditions during the pilot period.  more>
NHS England launches new measures to help GPs access the care they need for themselves
A world-first nationally-funded service to support GPs and GP trainees suffering mental ill-health and addiction started on 30 January. The NHS GP Health Service will provide free and confidential mental health support for GPs and GP trainees, on a self-referral basis only. The service is an important part of NHS England’s commitment to help retain a healthy and resilient workforce and in supporting GPs and GP trainees who wish to remain in or return to clinical practice after a period of ill health.  more>
A new guide to help GP practices engage with patients when making changes to services
If you are making a material change to your services which will impact on how people access services, you will need to engage and involve your patients and staff. 
This guide should help you understand the range of issues facing GPs and the other parties to inform processes and assist decision-making.  more>

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Resource Packs: 26 April

Resource Packs: 26 April

Our next educational afternoon includes Physical activity in clinical care, development workshop, LD training and Accessible Information workshop. more>
Why work in general practice?

Why work in general practice?

Whether you are clinical, administrative or managerial we want you to get involved with helping us promote working in general practice more>
Dementia Together

Dementia Together

A new service that will provide practical information for those curious or concerned about Dementia. more>
Vague symptoms diagnostic assessment service

Vague symptoms diagnostic assessment service

MIDAS is a new service that offers a vague symptoms pathway for patients who have symptoms that may indicate cancer. more>
Helping staff to ‘Listen’

Helping staff to ‘Listen’

Service users & clinicians in Suffolk have joined forces to create a suite of resources to improve the care available to people reaching crisis point more>
Community Education Provider Network

Community Education Provider Network

Addressing workforce& workload challenges to ensure that we have health & care professionals with the right skills to meet the needs of local people more>
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