Latest updates and news

Calderdale Primary Care Pathways

Press here for the new pathways. All updates will be available.

On the link above you will find the following pathways: Calderdale Primary Care operation, operational levels, BMJ remote consultations, face to face categories, patient journey flowchart, admin assessment flowchart, video assessment flowchart, sef management advice for patients, face to face clinic appointments and phone assessments.

Covid 19 - Keep Up to Date!

Calderdale LMC, Calderdale CCG and the Primary Care Networks are working together on a daily basis to keep General Practice updated on the latest developments. Additionally daily advice and guidance reflecting national decisions are also agreed and made available.

Please use these direct links:

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Covid-19 Clinical Guidance

Covid-19 Non-Clinical Guidance

For the safe putting on and removal of PPE, please see the attached guidance here

Latest Public Health England guidance on use of PPE

Letter published 28 March is available here

Registration of Death MCCD

Now Published, the GRO Coronavirus Act 2020 for MCCD available here

What have we been up to?

Covid-19

Our Home Page and specific tab above will be updated regularly with essential information and guidance resulting from our joint work with the CCG and the Primary Care Networks.

LMC Briefing

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.

Please press here to access services available to you.

CHFT

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

For the guidance please press here

 

Please note that our  "First point of Contact" for the LMC is contactable at marcus.beachamlmc@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The home page is regularly updated with snippets of relevant information including News, Events and recent uploads to the site itself. The Search facility may be of assistance if you are looking for specific information or previous News items. 

Please use the contact form to send us correspondence and feedback or if you feel you may require the help/assistance of the LMC.

If in doubt, contact us! We will always try to help and can signpost you to other relevant organisations if necessary. 


 

Upcoming events

Next LMC Meeting

Calderdale LMC Meetings

Please note:

All LMC meetings have been cancelled due to the current Covid19 situation. We are sorry to have to make this decision but support to all our practices will continue. Further information regarding meetings will be provided at the beginning of September.

In the meantime, any questions or concerns then please email the LMC Liaison Officer as detailed on this page.

Upcoming Conferences

To be advised