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DDLMC Covid 19 Briefing 11.12.2020


  1. COVID ES is out and those who felt able to sign up, have. We would note the renewed requirement for a 15-minute observation period post vaccination and that if this makes the service undeliverable, you can indicate this to the CCG and wait to deliver a service when the vaccine provided is more amenable to delivery at your sites. Vaccines will not be delivered to those sites who aren't either ready or who are unable to provide the vaccine in the safest most compliant way, Any questions/queries, get in touch.
  2. Collaboration Agreement - Mike Smith is ready and able to assist PCN Groupings/Practices in completing this. Please get in touch if you require any help. 
  3. The SOP is out and seems sensible. Any questions/queries, get in touch.
  4. DCHS (and DHU) are being pressed to confirm exactly what and, as importantly when, support is/will be made available to, in particular, the mass vaccination sites. Updates will be provided as soon as possible.
  5. The plan for provision of the Pulse-Oximetry service has now been agreed and will start to be rolled out shortly.
  6. The CCG plan for use of the CEF has been agreed. Please note that the CEF has doubled in size to £2.6 million. Once the Pulse-Oximetry funding has been top-sliced the remainder will be sent to practices on a weighted capitation basis for you to use as is required.
  7. Attached is a letter from Steve Hulme (CCG) with regard to pharmaceutical governance and legal issues as to delivery of the Covid vaccination. May draw your attention to the content with regard to Regulation 3 of the HMR and the paragraph entitled - GP Led Vaccination Services. Whilst the law requires pharmaceutical oversight and assurance, Steve Hulme has indicated that this will be provided as collegiately as possible to allow you to concentrate on delivery of the vaccine.  
  8. The PGD for delivery of the COVID vaccination has now been published on the NHS England website .            


Sexual Health/Family Planning - whilst this DCHS provided service is struggling with staff absence and redeployment I can confirm that the service is being provided. Note that access is by self-referral via the website - www.yoursexualheathmatters.org.uk . This site contains detail as to the services offered. Note that walk-in patients are not being seen at the moment with instead, for those who cannot access the on-line service, a telephone triage system being provided. Whilst F2F appointments are being provided this is only in cases where patents meet the emergency criteria. Once again, any questions, get in touch.

LMC CALL TO ARMS! - whilst the LMC/GPTF continues to provide the highest quality support, representative and advisory service to our members, we are at our most effective when the committee has stakeholders from across the patch. We currently require membership from the Derby City area - Derby City GPs, please ensure we are as effective as possible by joining the committee!!! Please contact ddlmc.office@nhs.net for further information.


Please see the attached letter sent from the Alliance for Clinical Transformation (via the LMC) to all GPs and Hospital Consultants.

Please also see the attached guide from NHS Resolution explaining the position as to NHS Indemnity provided with regard to the Covid Vaccination Scheme. We hope you find this useful.

 An invitation....

We are running a virtual Derbyshire Education Network (DEN) session on Wednesday 27th January 2021 19:30 covering the topic of Paediatrics Update. This is a free event. There will be a short drug rep presentation prior to the meeting. 

Please see further details below. 

Paediatrics Update: Wednesday 27th January 2021 – Click  here  to book.

Speaker: Dr Ian Lewins, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Foundation Programme Tutor (Royal Derby Hospital)

Session Plan:

1) Non-blanching rashes and the PiC (Petechiae in Children) study

2) Sore throats

3) Bell's Palsy management and the forthcoming BellPic study

This will be a merged event for Derbyshire and Chesterfield.

Sponsored by Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd.

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