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Newsletter – June 2024



NHS Optometry treatment at Newmedica
The NHS now offers patients a choice of where they’d like to receive their NHS-funded optometry treatment to help them make the best choices for their circumstances and give them greater control of their care. Newmedica provides services for NHS ICBs, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts. Click here to view the Newmedica-Plymouth-referral-guide

First Response Service in NHS 111 for mental health crisis
People of all ages in Devon can now call 111 when they need mental health support. Those in crisis can dial 111 and select the ‘mental health’ option.
Specially trained staff will speak to callers, discuss their urgent needs, and assess the best way to support them depending on their symptoms.
Until now, many people in a mental health crisis didn’t know which number to call or who to turn to for help. People often need someone to talk to and advice on what help is available and which services they can access. Find out more




Cervical Screening Management System (CSMS) expected to go live on 24 June 2024
The new CSMS is expected to go live at 7am on Monday 24 June 2024. Final actions that providers and users need to undertake are outlined in the latest system letter of 10 June 2024. All data will be transferred over from the NHAIS/Open Exeter system to the new CSMS on 22 and 23 June 2024. Find out more

JOY App recommissioned for a further 12 months
NHS Devon has recommissioned the JOY App for a further 12 months. This means the service will continue to 31/5/25 within the current contract. The JOY App is currently being used by 25 PCNs and VCSE partners across the system in Devon to support Social Prescribing.

In the last 12 months, 17,996 referrals have been made to Social Prescribers using JOY and there are currently 903 community partners signed up to the JOY Marketplace receiving those referrals.

New accurx inbox

Over the next few weeks, accurx will be rolling out a new and improved inbox experience. Watch the webinar playback where accurx Group Product Manager gets you up to speed on the what, why and when for your new inbox.



Type 2 diabetes programmes, training and learning sessions
Colleagues are encouraged to refer patients to the life-changing NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme (T2DR), provided by Oviva. Oviva is the most experienced providers of T2DR, covering 36% of ICBs in England to deliver this programme. This information pack for T2DR includes the programme overview, outcomes, how to refer patients, read coding information and support for GP practices.

Oviva’s health professionals website details referral information, patient facing resources, training videos, latest updates and frequently asked questions. Diabetes Week 10 – 16 June 2024

Diabetes UK’s new Accurx text message templates

Diabetes UK has created a series of text message templates to help GP practices link those living with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes with their support and information. The messages are available on the Accurx software platform, through their text template functionality, and are SNOMED coded helping you avoid message duplication and support you in delivering quality care.

The links will be regularly updated, so you can be confident you’re sending the latest information. The set of three text template messages are designed to support those newly diagnosed with type 2, link people with type 2 to the latest information on remission and provide information on prevention for those at high risk of type 2 diabetes.