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The LMC has produced a briefing for all general practice clinicians and staff on the current situation in Calderdale. You can access this briefing here
GPs Needed in Calderdale
If you are a sessional, locum or recently retired GP and can offer time to work in general practice within Calderdale or wish to be on the national list please contact the LMC Liaison Officer on the email listed for more information.
Support Services for Staff
During these exceptional times, it is recognised that our staff will value support and resources to ensure they are able to maintain personal wellbeing.
The following resources are available and we would encourage you to take some time to review and consider these services.
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As the system continues to plan for further escalation of Covid-19 demand, CHFT, in line with other acute trusts nationally have identified changes to their current service offers. This is to ensure that their workforce is mobilised to support current and predicted acute activity. The following provides an overview of the CHFT changes:
· Closed to all routine referrals from Monday 23 March 2020
· Cancer 2WW referrals will continue – the Trust have deployed staff to try to create resilience in each tumour site pathway
· Closed to routine diagnostics; MRI, Echo, Neurophysiology and ultrasound
· Will continue to offer capacity for Urgent diagnostic referrals but please ensure you provide sufficient details to explain rationale for urgency
· To establish some locality phlebotomy hubs - PCN Clinical Directors will be asked to consider optimum sites
· No out-patient clinics at Todmorden Health Centre
· Implementing national guidance on rapid discharge pathways
The LMC are providing the following advice to practices:
The LMC would like to advice all referring clinicians to have a robust method of keeping track of these patients who referrals and investigations have been put on hold by this Covid-19 crisis. A good suggested method would be to arrange scheduled tasks to remind yourself to monitor them. The patient would need to be fully informed of the reason and appropriate safety netting made in case the patient’s condition were to get worse in the interim.
Advice and guidance has now also ceased. CHFT are looking into an on call consultant who can be contacted for advice. Details will be available shortly.
BMJ Guidance on remote assessment in Primary Care
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