Covid19 Daily Briefing 16 June

**Email sent on behalf of the LMC, Clinical Directors and NHS Calderdale CCG**

a) Access to Read only SWYPFT Mental Health Records

SWYPFT mental health records can now be read in exactly the same way as District Nursing and other community team records. This facility is currently only available until 30/9/20 as part of the covid19 response but hopefully it will prove very useful and the IG sorted out to enable it to be made permanent. Details from Dr Caroline Taylor are attached.

b)Covid pathology results in SystmOne

Following the Maintenance Release on Thursday 11th June, GPs will begin receiving pathology results for patients tested for COVID-19. This will happen through two mechanisms:

· Results from ongoing testing will be sent from the lab and automatically filed into records in most cases.

· Historical results from before the change is enabled will be uploaded into the system in bulk. These will all file automatically.

There is no requirement on GPs to take any action for these results, other than where ongoing results could not be matched to a patient and therefore need to be filed manually.

Please see the attached user guidance and the COVID-19 Primary Care Bulletin for more information and background to this work. TPP will post further notices when the functionality has been switched on, and when any bulk uploads have taken place.

c) EMIS Web: Unable to send documents to certain EMIS Web organisations

IM&T have become aware of an error that can occur when trying to send documents to certain other EMIS Web organisations. :- Attempting to use the Send Document option within Care Record Documents to send a document to an external organisation can cause an error to appear in EMIS Web: “The document(s) failed to send, please try again later.”

See details attached information from IM&T

d) Care Home Seminar – ‘Re-thinking the Reset – Support for Care Homes Online Seminar - 23rd June 2020 2.00-3.30pm’

A 90 minute online seminar run on MS Teams, covering a wide breadth of topics relating to care homes, and should be of interest to anyone whose role interfaces with the care sector – whether in CCGs, trusts, local authorities (social care and public health), VCS etc. Details attached.

e) New national diabetes online education now available details attached

Key points:

· People living with Type 1 diabetes can access the following technology now:

o For children and young people and their families: Digibete app & web site, providing awareness, education, training and support resources.

o For adults: MyType1Diabetes - videos and eLearning courses, to help people understand more about their Type 1 diabetes and increase their confidence in how to manage it.

· People with Type 2 will be able to access the following from later this year

o Healthy Living for people with Type 2 diabetes: The platform will provide users with the skills and knowledge to manage their Type 2 diabetes effectively, including advice on emotional and mental wellbeing. It will help users adopt and maintain healthy behaviours around diet and exercise.

The online education forms part of a package of extra support provided for people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a new helpline dedicated to helping people who need advice on using insulin to manage their diabetes. Patients can contact the helpline on 0345 123 2399 or go to

Further details can be found at

f) Vaccination & Immunisation training

Leeds Beckett University and WY Screening and Immunisation Team announce a number of new dates for the Vaccination & Immunisation update (VIMS) training and the Vaccination & Immunisation training for new starters (VINS). These courses will take place via a live interactive learning session over Microsoft Teams.

Upcoming VIMs sessions:

· 18th June 2020 (am) 8:30 – 12:00

· 7th July 2020 (pm) 12:30 – 16:00

Upcoming VINs sessions:

· 26th June 2020 (full day course – 9:30 – 16:00)

· 15th July 2020 (full day course – 9:30 – 16:00)

If you would like to book onto the training, please see information in the attached flyers for your chosen course and click on the “apply now” link at the bottom of the document.

If you have any queries, please contact Matt Greenwood at

g) NGO and WRES letter attached

The National Guardian’s Office (NGO) and the national NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) team are working collaboratively to improve the experience of BAME staff across the NHS, details contained in the attached letter.