Covid19 Daily Briefing 28 April
**Email sent on behalf of the LMC, Clinical Directors and NHS Calderdale CCG**
Updated Summary Documents
Screening and Immunisations Summary Document 28.04.2020
NEW Green Sites in development for Baby Imms and Health Checks
Research Opportunity for Staff
COVID-19 Stress and Health Study (STAFF ONLY) – participation open until 30th April 2020
Staff at your practice/CCG are invited to participate in a research study examining how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental and physical health of people in the UK, including people working in the NHS – see attached for more details and a link to participate are on this website:
GP Connect to support CCAS (Covid Clinical Assessment Service) Referrals into General Practice
As you are aware the GP Preparedness letter of 27th March made reference to practices enabling GP Connect so that CCAS could remotely book into a GP Practices worklist to review a particular cohort of patients.
Information to support this is available on the NHS Digital website here: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/gp-connect/set-up-gp-connect-in-your-gp-practice-clinical-system and 2 webinars are available to book here on:
TPP - Thursday 30th April @ 13:00 hrs
EMIS - Friday 1st May @ 12 noon
Following a conference call today, we have been advised that the new ask of 1/500 appointments for direct booking from NHS111 includes both the NHS 111 YAS Direct Booking Appointments and the CCAS worklist direct booking appointments. Unfortunately, due to some technical constraints, NHSD are unable to put these into a single list. However, we have been reliably informed today that you are able to flex the number of appointments you make available based on the demand. There is no expectation for these worklists to have timed slots for the practice to call back the patient, it is purely into a worklist for practices to manage at their individual level. In summary:
NHS 111 Directly Bookable appointments are timed slots for a telephone consultation with the GP Practice.
The text message to the patient has now been revised so that it makes it clear that this is a telephone appointment
CCAS referrals are into worklist so that the practice can review the referrals but there is no time expectation
We understand that the CCAS Clinicians are the retired GPs who have been recruited to work through the NHS 111 Online requests to support the demand and are currently working from 8am to midnight each day. These do not currently include the telephone calls to NHS111.
We are expecting further guidance around this but in the meantime the links/webinar above should support you in enabling this service, if you have not already done so.
AccuRX Video Consultation Webinar - Thursday, 30 April 2020, 04:30 to 05:00
To help minimise the spread of COVID-19 and support routine service delivery, accuRx have developed video consultations and a screening survey. This 30 minute webinar, consisting of a 15 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A, will look at practical steps EMIS & SystmOne practices should take to establish video consultations. We will be joined by: accuRx speaker Ben Spiro - sharing a video consultation demo, GP IT futures information and Chain SMS information. Dr Phil Koczan - Sharing his experience on using video consultations within Churchill Medical Center
REMINDER – PLT Sessions are currently cancelled until end May 2020
Just a reminder that following the email on the 19th March, all PLT sessions and associated cover has been cancelled. See attached for further clarification. Thank you.
Primary Care Training Webinar
Webinar: Wednesday 29th of April, 1.30-2.30pm
COVID-19: Patient Assessment the role of physiology and oximetry
The assessment of patients who are unwell with COVID-19 or other causes presents a significant challenge for GPs and clinicians working in Primary Care. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the AHSN Network are holding a joint webinar looking at the role of oximetry and other physiology in that assessment.
The webinar will be led by:
Dr Jonathan Leach, RCGP Honorary Secretary and COVID Lead
Dr Alison Tavar鬠Primary Care Clinical Lead at West of England AHSN
Dr Simon Stockley, RCGP Lead for Acute Deterioration and Sepsis
Overview of content to be explored:
Clinical features of COVID-19
Importance of oximetry in COVID
Clinical judgement and physiology in Patient assessment
Role of NEWS2 in General Practice and Care Homes
Remote oximetry in the assessment and management of COVID disease in the community
This will be followed by a Q and A session.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday 29 April, 1.30-2.30pm and you can register here
Primary Care Workforce & Training
Sent on behalf of Kay Butterfield
Please find attached NEY Guide to Available Training for Covid-19. The training requirements which the Universities have delivered were in response to requests from Head Nurses in Trusts, therefore the training is acute focused, however out of the 2,100 NHS colleagues in Y&H that have registered and undertaken the training in the last 3 weeks (some work in GPs and Social Care) feedback has been that these have been extremely useful.
If GP Practices identify any gaps in training which they require, could you ask them to inform their Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub, who then in turn can share with Ann Butler to collate this bi-weekly and I will then try to resolve the requirement.
Kay Butterfield, Education Transformation Programme Manager
Health Education England, working across Yorkshire and the Humber
Apprenticeship Hub COVID-19 Apprenticeship provision updates
Please see attached bulletin which provides advice about managing apprenticeships during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it will have on the delivery of apprenticeships.