Covid19 Daily Briefing 3 July

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

a) Prescribing Summary document 

b) Mid Yorks - e-discharges

As you are aware Mid Yorks Emergency Department are now sending e-discharges, as a service they are achieving around 95% success rate with this. Mid Yorks are noticing that GP practices are sometimes sending discharge letters back via paper. They have noticed this tends to happen with patients who are perhaps no longer registered with your practice.

From today please can you send incorrect e-discharges back via email instead of via

paper. The email address for the returned discharges is

c) Calderdale and Kirklees Single Point of Access (CKSPA)

Changes and improvements are being made to Calderdale and Kirklees Single Point of Access (CKSPA) which will make them more responsive to different levels of need. From 20th July 2020 they will be offering a wider range of assessment appointments in line with good practice identified in the UK Triage Scale. These will come under the following categories:

· Very Urgent / Urgent requiring an assessment within 4 / 24 hours,

· Semi-Urgent requiring an assessment within 72 hours,

· Routine requiring an assessment within 14 days.

If you feel that a patient requires an assessment within 4 hours or 24 hours please initially telephone the referral to CKSPA (01924 316830) to give details and a clear means of contacting the patient. This should be followed up by an emailed referral form summarising the referral. More information on the UK triage scale can be found at:

Any queries please contact Gary Auckland, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Mobile : 07917132715

d) For info/awareness: Clinical guide for extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory failure in adults during COVID

Key points:

· Clinicians are to familiarise themselves with the latest guidance, advice and recommendations from their Professional Bodies before seeking advice re a patient with suspected/confirmed COVID-19

· Describes how to refer patients

· Referral criteria

· The 5 commissioned service providers in England for the provision of ECMO

o Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

o Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

o Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

o University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

o University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

e) Coronavirus (COVID-19) multilingual leaflets

There was a slight mistake in the Urdu Translation of the leaflet recently circulated. Please replace with this revised version and accept apologies from our local public health team.