Covid19 Daily Briefing 24 June

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

a) Safe Working Practices in COVID-19 and Assurance

The CCG has written to all practices in Calderdale requesting assurance in relation to ensuring that, as practices consider changing their operating model to start and provide full service, appropriate working processes, risk assessments and environmental changes have been put in place to protect patients and staff.

In order to assist practices in providing assurance, a document has been attached to the key messages today - a COVID-19 Framework that has been developed by Wakefield CCG and adapted. This provides practices with a checklist to ensure that due consideration to the requirements within guidance have been made when considering re-opening practices. Completion is not mandatory but recommended.

Additionally there is a one hour on line session being planned with Rob Gibson (CCG Health and Safety Manager) and a representative from the Infection, Prevention and Control Team for practice managers to join if desired. The session intends to give a brief overview of requirements but provide opportunity for a Question and Answer Session to help with planning. Confirmation of date and time will follow.

b) Shielding Summary document attached

The Health Secretary and Deputy Chief Medical Officer set out yesterday, a roadmap for the future of shielding – full details are attached in the summary document

c) Dexamethasone in the treatment of COVID-19

Dexamethasone in the treatment of COVID-19: The RECOVERY trial in COVID-19 has provided initial results of the dexamethasone arm. Dexamethasone has been demonstrated to have a clear place in the management of people in hospital with COVID-10. Out of hospital treatment is not appropriate and clinicians should only consider dexamethasone for the management of people in hospital with COVID-19 who require oxygen or ventilation 19. You can find out more here. Copy also attached

d) Safeguarding Week : Theme for the Day 

(Monday) – Safeguarding is Everyone Responsibility; Kindness

(Tuesday) - Domestic Abuse; Impact on children; Controlling and Coercive Behaviour; RPC

(Wednesday) - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s); Transitions

e) Pulse Oximetry and remote monitoring

Following the guidance re: Pulse Oximetry and remote monitoring, which was circulated last Thursday 11 June; t these has since been corrected following feedback.

Please find the updated documents are attached and these can be found via the website links below: