Monthly Archives: January 2020

QHS Bulletin – 15 January 2020


NEW: QOF end of life quality improvement dashboard
NEW: Influenza vaccination uptake dashboard
Prescribing safety dashboard
NEW: QHS members’ meeting – slides
NEW: Dance for the brain – dementia dance classes
NEW: Southwark sessional GP portfolio career workshop
PHMS dashboard – December 2019
PMS dashboard – December 2019
Diabetes improvement dashboard – December 2019
Learning disability dashboard – December 2019
National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA) – update
Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) – January appointments available
Cervical screenings – EPCS Sunday clinic available


Contract updates


QOF end of life quality improvement dashboard

This dashboard has been updated with activity at the end of December 2019 and can be downloaded here.

The following areas are included in the dashboard (all practices have access to a new template on EMIS to help to record this information):

  • Number of patients on the palliative care register with advance care planning – practices may need to review coding for this.
  • Number of patients on the register with resuscitation status coded.
  • Number of patients on the register with preferred place of death coded.


Influenza vaccination uptake dashboard

QHS have been asked to circulate Influenza vaccination uptake figures for Southwark (figures below are based on Immform, week 51, 20/12/ 2019. Individual practice dashboard based on EMIS figures will be sent out later this week due to delay caused by EMIS searches). In line with the ratings on ImmForm, performance is RAG rated as follows:

  • RED = Uptake % is 5% or more below the last year %
  • AMBER = Uptake % is less than 5% below the last year %
  • GREEN = Uptake % is equal to or better than last year %


Prescribing safety dashboard

This dashboard has been updated with activity at the end of December 2019 and can be downloaded here.


PHMS dashboard – December 2019

The latest PHMS dashboard is available here. Please note the following:

  • Care Coordination: please continue to invite your patients for reviews using the recall searches available on EMIS.  Five practices have met their target for review of care plans and five for their completed pathway target.
  • NHS Health Checks: please remember you can book health checks at the EPCS on Monday evenings, Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings with our health care assistant. We are on track to deliver our PCN population target.
  • ABPM: we have set up a search to help practices identify patients who may benefit from ABPM if your activity is low. Ten practices have met their targets already, and we are on track to reach our PCN population target.
  • Pre-diabetes:16 practices have met their target and everyone else on track, which has helped us to exceed our overall target already.


PMS dashboard – December 2019

The latest PMS dashboard is available here. Please note:

  • Two of the four collective achievement KPIs have been achieved already (blood pressure control in CHD and stroke)
  • The remaining two KPIs for hypertension (through delivery of PCN QI plans) and diabetes triple target only requires 35 more patients to be controlled.
  • All KPI areas are on track to being delivered before March 2020 except for care coordination. Please focus on this group as collectively we have only achieved one third of the target so far. This is worth £4.50 per registered weighted patient.
  • SMI health checks: Thank you to all for bringing up the SMI achievement, which has now delivered our PCN population target – please keep working on this KPI as we know that people with SMI die 15-20 years earlier than the general population, often due to physical health causes. Please use the searches in EMIS to recall patients for blood tests and face to face appointments for physical health checks. Eight practices have met target A and eight practices have met target B.
  • Influenza vaccination: two practices have now met target A for patients aged over 65.


Diabetes dashboard – December 2019

The latest diabetes improvement dashboard is available here. Please note:

  • We are on track at population level to achieve targets for all individual care processes,. Please continue to focus on feet checks and ACR.
  • Why not involve your reception team in asking patient to drop off urine samples for ACR test and check smoking status?

Please note: The CCG and LMC have congratulated practices on the amazing achievement in 2018/19.


Learning disability dashboard – December 2019

The latest learning disability dashboard is available here.


Member engagement


QHS members’ meeting – slides

Please find attached the presentation slides shared at today’s QHS members’ meeting (15 January 2020).


Primary Care Network (PCN)


National Caner Diagnosis Audit (NCDA) – update

It was confirmed this week that all practices in the PCN have completed at least 20% of their cancer diagnosis audits before the end of December, successfully meeting our first target. Thank you to everyone for all your work, this is a fantastic effort!

Please continue to review cases as you go along as some additional patients may be added. The final target is 80% of eligible cases by the end of March 2020.


Programme updates


Department for Work & Pensions – January appointments available

Appointments are available to book with Patients Advisers for January and February. Please continue to book patients using the same method as before. Advice is available regarding:

  • Benefit entitlement/claims
  • Training opportunities
  • CV development
  • Employment skills
  • Work experience
  • Volunteering
  • Combining work with caring responsibilities
  • Retaining jobs for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
  • Empowering users to support themselves through motivational discussions
  • Pain management

Further information, including a guide on how to book patients into this service is available here. A poster to advertise the service in your practice is available here. For any questions, please contact your neighbourhood coordinator.

This service will be reviewed in February. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact your neighbourhood coordinator.


Cervical screenings – EPCS Sunday clinic available

We are piloting Sunday nurse appointments at our Extended Primary Care Service (EPCS) to offer additional capacity for patients who work and who are outstanding for their cervical cancer screening.

The first of these sessions will be on Sunday 19 January and are available to book into now. Appointments can be booked by your admin teams directly by searching for cervical smear appointments, the same way as all EPCS appointments:


Other news


Dance for the brain – dementia dance classes

Arts 4 Dementia have arranged free, weekly dance classes for adults living with mild cognitive impairment and early-stage dementia to engage the body and brain though movement and co-created choreography. These classes are led by an expert professional dance artist and are open to all abilities.

These classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 2.45pm – 4.30pm, running from 18 February – 14 April at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St Georges Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6ER. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Further details including public transport links can be found on the flyer attached.

To book a place or for more information, please email Veronica or contact her on 020 8780 5217 / 07713 636381.


Southwark sessional GP portfolio career workshop

Southwark CCG are offering a free workshop to support GPs looking to diversify their careers who are unsure where or how to start building a portfolio career. This workshop will support GPs to think about their own career, explore their skill sets, clarify goals and hear how to carve a career of their choice.

Through this half day workshop, attendees will:

  • Think about their own career path – opportunity to find out what motivates you using motivational maps
  • Hear inspirational stories and top tips from other professionals who are working in portfolio roles
  • Find out what local opportunities exist including mentoring
  • Provide an opportunity to network with colleagues
  • Explore tips to boost resilience and avoid burnout

This workshop will take place on Thursday 13 February from 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Room 519, 5th floor, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH.  Please click here to sign up via Eventbrite.

Please note that signing up early gives free guaranteed access to a funded tool to assess your own personal motivational mapping profile to guide you further with your self-development which you will have access to immediately.