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Welcome to the latest news section for GPs

Our monthly newsletters are designed to keep primary care up to speed on recent developments within Leicester‘s Hospitals.

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  • GP Newsletter December 2015 [pdf / 1.81MB] Lithium induced Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (NDI); Gastroenterology Service update; Children's Assessment Unit; Bowel Scope Screening; Spinal Team update; Post-Vasectomy Semen Analysis update; Updates on 2WW referrals and PRISM; Lower GI update; Intensive Community Support (ICS) Service; LMSG update: Shortage of Insuman Basal and Insuman Comb 25: Mirabegron; ICE letter changes for Suture Removals; Improvements to Thyroid Function requests; GP Education and Events: I'm a Patient Get Me Out of Here – 20 January 2015: End of Life Care – issues relating to Implantable Cardioverter Defribrillators – 23 February 2016 or 18 March 2016
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  • GP Newsletter November 2015 [pdf / 3.89MB] Elective Care Update; Haloperidol Injection Shortage; New Guidelines for the Investigation of Ovarian Masses; Update on CA125; Informing Primary Care Practices of the Death of a Patient; Biochemistry Alert Limits; Children's Allergy Team update; Update on 2WW Referral Forms; PRISM Update; Emergency Generator Testing; Muscular Dystrophy eLearning; NHS.net email account for Appointment Slot Issue e-Referrals; Fax Number changes for General Surgery; Bed Bureau update; Consultant Update; GP Education and Events: Senate and Executive YULE Meet – Friday 04 December 11am – 5pm – Leicester Tigers Stadium; Musculoskeletal Care Skills Training – 12 December 2015; I'm a Patient Get Me Out of Here – 20 January 2015
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  • GP Newsletter October 2015 [pdf / 2.94MB] Chief Executive Briefing, Intensive Community Support Service update, Changes to 2WW Pathway for Suspected Colorectal Cancer, Changes made to ICE Primary Care Requesting, Update on UHL Admission Avoidance Directory, Bereavement Follow Up Service, Electronic Outpatient Correspondence Improvements, Updates on NHS e-Referral Service, New GP Vodcast release – Breast Symptoms and Referrals, Emergency Generator Test dates, LMSG update, GP Practice Temperature Check survey, GP Education and Events: GP Radiology Event – review of Gynaecology and Radiology event; Free CPD Event at Leicester Fertility Centre – 25 November 2015; Annual Medical and Executive Yuletide Meet – 04 December 2015; Eden Mini Module – Clinical Management – 16 & 17 November 2015; Joint Injection Course – 28 November 2015; Musculoskeletal Care Skills Training – 12 December 2015
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  • GP Newsletter Sept 2015 [pdf / 1.90MB] Relocation of Vascular Services and Level 3 ICU Adult Services; Temperature Check Survey; Changes to Endocrine Clinic (please note changes to this article); Referrals for Endoscopy; Skin Camouflage Clinic; Connection Patients to Dementia Research; Update on Thyroid Cancer Follow-up; Paediatric Opportunities for GPs; Gay Lesbian and Transgender Fertility Event; PRISM updates; UHL Consultant updates; GP Education and Events.
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  • GP Newsletter August 2015 [pdf / 3.15MB] GP Practice Temperature Check; Update from the Medical Director – SHMI Score; Thyroid Cancer Follow-up Guidelines on PRISM; Updates from the Data Quality Team; Transfer To Assess At Home Pathway for County Patients; Haematology Management and Referral Guidelines; Emergency Generator Testing Dates; Tuberculosis: atypical presentations; LMSG Newsletter; Pneumonia Specialist Nurse Service; 'Not all urines are the same'; Life Study – Birth Cohort Study; Changes to Radiology screens in ICE; GP Education and Events: Leicester Paediatric Grand Round – 10 September 2015, Diabetes Update Event – 10 September 2015, Radiology and Gynaecology Event – 17 September 2015
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  • GP Newsletter July 2015 [pdf / 4.27MB] Using Printed labels for Pathology Samples; New at LRI – Suspected New onset Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic; Quality Improvement Project into Blood Coagulation Screening; UHL June 2015 Performance Report; Microbiology User Survey; Emergency Floor update; Our Services ...Your Thoughts – Trauma Orthopaedics Pathway; Emergency Generator Test Dates; LMSG Newsletter link; New GP Educational Vodcast Series; Review of Urology and Renal Radiology Event held on 18 June 2015; Save the Date – Thursday 17 September – GP Educational Event – Radiology and Gynaecology; Events attended by UHL Consultants; Consultant Update; GP Education and Events: Leicestershire Palliative Care Study Group Study Day: Symptom Control for Cancer and Non-Cancer Patients: SADS Awareness Conference: Advanced Musculoskeletal Injection Update
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  • GP Newsletter for June 2015 [pdf / 4.09MB] Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (AFLP); Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA); Clinical Trial for Heart Failure Patients; New Library at the LRI; Leicester Fertility Clinic launches new website; Ambulatory Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Clinic at the Glenfield Hospital; Our Services ...Your Thoughts – Trauma Orthopaedics Pathway; Emergency Generator Test Dates; LMSG Newsletter link; Paediatric Milk Allergy Study; Events attended by UHL Consultants; GP Education and Events - Leicestershire Palliative Care Study Group Study Day: Symptom Control for Cancer and Non-Cancer Patients - SADS Awareness Conference - Advanced Musculoskeletal Injection Update
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  • GP Newsletter May 2015 [pdf / 2.71MB] Newly appointed Directors – Julie Smith, Chief Nurse and Louise Tibbert, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development; April 2015 Performance Update from our Chief Operating Officer; Updated Cellulitis Pathway; 'Throat' option added to ICE when testing for Chlamydia; Referral pathways for abnormal USS of Liver or Pancreas now available on PRISM; Feedback sought on GP Hotline; Reminder of upcoming Emergency Generator testing; Events attended by UHL Consultants; Opportunities for GPs with a Specialist Interest in Emergency Medicine to work on a sessional basis within the team; Link to the Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group newsletter; GP Education and Events
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  • GP Newsletter April 2015 [pdf / 2.48MB] Lithium: Could your patients be at risk?; A new Joint email account for accessing the GP Services Team; New Advice and Guidance Services on Choose and Book; Our Services… Your thoughts! – Hot-topic: GP Hotline; Emergency Generator Testing Dates; Updated Policy - Prevention of CIN in Adults on Metformin; Review of Musculoskeletal Radiology Event; Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group Newsletter; Newly appointed Consultant in Rheumatology; Rapid Access Chest Pain clinic Referral Forms update; Consultant Update; GP Education and Events: Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers – 14 May 2015: Renal and Urology Radiology – 18 June 2015: Joint Injection Course – 27 June 2015
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  • GP Newsletter March 2015 [pdf / 2.32MB] Breath Test can detect Lung Cancer; GP ECG Open Access Service Referrals; Children's Gastroenterology Service Update; GP Referrals to Trauma Orthopaedics update; Root Cause Analysis overview of Pathology (PMIP) incident in October 2014; Pioneering Work – Plastic Surgery; Newly appointed Consultant Radiologist – Dr Imran Khan; Emergency Generator Testing times; Consultant update; GP Education and Events, Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers – 14 May 2015, Joint Injection Course – 27 June 2015
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  • GP Newsletter for February 2015 [pdf / 2.15MB] Changes to GP referrals to Trauma Orthopaedics; Changes to INR monitoring for Warfarin only; New Ambulatory General Gynaecology Service; Leicester Sport and Exercise Medicine Department Clinics in Loughborough ; 'Speciality Doctors' in Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions; New Group-based research for COPD Patients; 'Hello my name is….'; Emergency Generator Testing dates; GP Education and Events: Joint Injection Course, Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers, Musculoskeletal Clinical Evening, GP Radiology Event – MSK
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  • GP Newsletter for January 2015 [pdf / 5.34MB] Direct Access Imaging emergency generator testing dates; Appointment of GP Engagement Coordinator Catherine Headley; New Advice and Guidance Services on Choose and Book for general surgery; The effects of Ingesting CR2 batteries; Relocation of the Urgent Care Centre; Improvements to our Discharge Letters; Refreshed 'Consultant to Consultant Protocol'; Female Gynaecology Consultant offering Infertility appointments; New Year Honours list announcements; The Castleden Bladder and Bowel Clinic Services update; New Lithotripsy Service; GP Refresher – Focus on Gallstones; GP Education and Events update; Musculoskeletal Clinical Evening - Thursday 5th March 2015; Joint Injection Course Saturday - Saturday 7th March 2015; Second GP Radiology Education Event - Thursday 19th March 2015; Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers - Thursday 14th May 2015