Covid19 Daily Briefing 7 July

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

a) NEW COVID19 Cover Letter for SOP Minimising nosocomial infections in the NHS UPDATED

Please find attached updated letter and SOP relating to minimising nosocomial infections in the NHS. The changes made in the SOP do not affect the guidance for General Practice, this remains unchanged. As such the IMARCH form has not been appended as it is relevant to secondary care environments. Just a reminder that if you have a member of your staff team testing positive for COVID-19 through the routine testing programme, to inform the CCG as soon as possible on 01422 307470 or 07966 212 179. If you are unable to contact anyone via phone please could you email in hours or if out of hours emergencies inbox . The purpose of this is to support you through the immediate steps you need to take and through the days following. There is also a requirement for the CCG to contact the Health Protection Team.

b) Andrology Service Re-opening Monday 3rd August 2020

The Andrology department at Calderdale Royal Hospital will be resuming its service for semen infertility and post vasectomy analysis on Monday 3rd August. Details attached.

c) The new CSAB/CSCP Safeguarding Training Platform goes live!!

new, improved, Safeguarding Training platform (Enable) is now live!! This platform will give you access to the same e-learning as before (some courses have been updated or renamed), a couple of new additions (relating to Safeguarding Adults) and is the way to book on to face to face training. Full details attached

d) WY - YH Screening and ImmunisationsTeam update - w/c 29 June 2020 attached

Cervical Screening – Just a reminder that practices should be offering cervical screening now to women. Please could you ensure that as part of your re-set plans cervical screening is underway.

Flu Season – we are aware that the flu season is nearing and is likely to pose a challenge this year with expected high demand and the changes to working practices as part of COVID-19. A small group has been convened to plan to meet this challenge and includes, practice management, CCG, public health and the LMC. If anyone has any ideas or thoughts or wants to be involved with planning for the campaign then please email

e) Public Health messages

Public Health CMBC is resending the attached translated Covid 19 basic messages leaflets that include test and trace information. A link below to translated leaflets contains specific information for women to help them keep well during pregnancy, when to access the hospital for advice and also symptoms of Covid -19 and what to do should women become symptomatic in pregnancy

The following BBC video contains some useful information about how to wear face coverings and handwashing. The video includes sounds and symbols so very accessible. Point to note is the title of the video refers to the do’s and don’ts of using face masks, whereas in the video face coverings are illustrated too. It is important to note that a face covering may help prevent the spread of Covid 19, but only if used in conjunction with good hand washing and social distancing where possible.

f) Digital library for Primary Care Webinar Thursday 9th July 2020 15.00 – 15.30