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11 April 2020 briefing - Shielded Patient Letters

I'm sorry we've had to resort to sending out a very short update today but we wanted to reassure you all about the shielded patients letters and the deadline sent out by NHSE yesterday. (Just in case you haven't seen it I've attached a copy but this is the same copy that was sent by CAS alert...

Belper Covid-19 Mutual Aid

Local community group for assistance during COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.facebook.com/groups/494819231214162/

Business Continuity & Workload

Sample business continuity plans can be found and edited for your own needs here:- Business Continuity Plan for General Practice PCN Action Checklist RCGP GP Guidance for General Practice Staff risk assessment matrix Staff risk assessment for vulnerable staff for HCW NHS Staff who require...

Condition Specific Advice

Patient specific information (A - Z) Adrenal insufficiency SFE Covid19 Advices Statement for Adrenal Pituitary Insufficient Patients 2020 Anaesthesia and Intensive care Anaesthesia Intensive Care advice on early symptoms Cardiac Heart UK advice British Cardiovascular Society...

Consultation Skills

Remote Consultations Our colleagues at eGPlearning have a number of free resources to help practice staff become more confident with telephone and video consultations including guides to using some of the available video-consultation tools. BMJ visual summary Video consultation information...

COVID Programme

Quick Telephone Consultation Tips https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/634669 eGPlearning - webpage guidance Video consulting https://twitter.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0aa0170e8c4e09ea08ea7d4bb&id=0af837f5ab&e=c933975f5b eGPlearning - video Top tips for video consultations...

COVID-19 Infection Survey (CIS)

https://www.ons.gov.uk/surveys/informationforhouseholdsandindividuals/householdandindividualsurveys/covid19infectionsurveycis#can-i-find-out-my-results

COVID-19 Resources

We have pooled a number of useful resources to help support general practice in managing the unprecedented COVID-19 workload. If you would like to add any additional resources please contact us at ddlmc.office@nhs.net . Staff Wellbeing Thrive: Mental Wellbeing App A clinically effective app...

COVID-19 UPDATE BRIEFING DDLMC – 03.06.2020

JOINT DDLMC/GPA/GPTF/DCHS COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM Derbyshire Operating Framework for General Practice - Infection Risk from COVID-19. As the easing of lockdown continues the Derbyshire Team have pulled together a summary of considerations for infection risks associated with the return to work....

COVID-19 UPDATE BRIEFING DDLMC – 06.05.2020

JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM NATIONAL UPDATES Support for shielding and non-shielding patients. NHSE have published an update of shielded patients (see full text below) together with a useful summary (Attachment A.) of the support that is available for both shielded and...

COVID-19 UPDATE BRIEFING DDLMC – 13.05.2020

JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM Summary of New Government Advice. Dr Susie Bayley pulled together a summary (Attachment A) to put into plain language the changes that came into effect today. Much has stayed the same but there has been a subtle relaxation of some of the rules....

COVID-19 UPDATE BRIEFING DDLMC – 27.05.2020

STOP PRESS LMC Webinar. Firstly, can I apologize for today's webinar which was an abject lesson in how not to use Microsoft Teams and apologies to those who couldn't get in as we understand several people were waiting on the Zoom login. We will ensure we have a better understanding of the Teams...

COVID-19: guidance for care of the deceased

Advice primarily designed to assist people required to manage bodies of deceased persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). This is just to let you know that today (31 March) new guidance is being published for care of the deceased with suspected or confirmed coronavirus. This guidance will...

DAILY COVID BRIEFING DDLMC 19.3.2020

DAILY COVID BRIEFING DDLMC 19.3.2020 KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY JOINT DDLMC/GPA/GPTF/DCHS COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM A Task Force drawn from the DDLMC/GPTF/GPA/DCHS has been working together to coordinate general practice preparedness for the COVID-19 crisis. We have been working closely with the CCG...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC - 07.04.2020

NATIONAL UPDATES SOPs. NHSE have published an update to SOPs Version 2.1 with amendments highlighted in yellow. (Shielded patients, Death Certification and NICE guidelines for pneumonia). The shielded patient's guidance 'We also wanted to clarify the situation for face to face assessment for...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC - 08.04.2020

LOCAL UPDATES Easter Bank Holidays HR and Finance. The CCG have provided a very useful flowchart (attached) to give practices an indication of how AfC contracts deal with overtime and Bank holidays. For staff on non AfC contracts this is for information and individual practices may choose...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC - 09.04.2020

STOP PRESS The CCG have asked us to share the following: Please see the attached guidance from NHS England which sets out the reimbursement for GP and non-GP workforce for Good Friday and Easter Monday. In light of the guidance from NHS England and clarity around the amounts that will be...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC - 13 April 2020

JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM The locally produced one stop shop EOL guidance has been further updated and I have attached a copy of Version 4 which has also been uploaded to the LMC website. NATIONAL UPDATES CQC. After national discussions a compromise has been agreed...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 01.04.2020

KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM The EOL guidance is being finalized and the Home Visiting Service is also close to completion. NATIONAL UPDATES National Daily PM briefings. Michael Gove reported the largest number of deaths in a single day (381) in...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 02.04.2020

KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY STOP PRESS PPE Updated Guidance. This has just been published and Table 2 is the best place to start for a summary which reinforces the Derbyshire NO PPE NO SEE policy. PPE should be used for all patient contacts in primary care and this now includes eye...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 03.04.2020

KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY STOP PRESS The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Medical Director for Primary Care have just sent out the attached letter which we will digest and comment on next week. JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM The Home Visiting Service has now been...

Daily COVID-19 Briefing DDLMC 18.3.2020

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 18.3.2020 KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY Yesterday Boris Johnson and the Chancellor made a joint announcement. There were no fundamental changes to the self-isolation / social distancing measures. Key take homes were:- Further public measures are anticipated over the...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 23.3.2020

KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY We hope you've been able to have some down-time this weekend and managed through the difficulty of a contactless mothers' day. It is important we all keep well and rested to tackle the huge challenge ahead. Work has been continuing behind the scenes, as we're sure it has...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 26.3.2020

KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM The team are working hard on a coherent plan for adequate PPE across general practice and the wider health and social care system in Derbyshire. This is the absolute highest priority as we move towards the expected peak...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC 31.3.2020

KEY MESSAGES FOR TODAY JOINT DDLMC/ GPA / GPTF / DCHS COVID RESPONSE TEAM The EOL guidance is being finalized for publication tomorrow and the Home Visiting Service is also close to completion. NATIONAL UPDATES National Daily PM briefings. The briefing yesterday focused on repatriating UK...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC – 20.04.2020

STOP PRESS! Minor Surgery DES Payments. DDCCG have agreed the monthly payments for the first quarter (April to June 2020) will be based on 1/12th of the 2019/20 total annual expenditure. No need to submit monthly claims. The position will be reviewed for Q2 onwards. Email should have been...

DAILY COVID-19 BRIEFING DDLMC – 24.04.2020

NATIONAL UPDATES Testing. The government announced yesterday that in England all essential workers with symptoms and members of their households with symptoms of coronavirus will now be able to get tested. Employers or the employees themselves can book the tests and the full details are here ....

Derbyshire COVID Task Force Bulletin & Webinars

Bulletins 03 July 2020 Briefing Meds delivery Service Extension, LARCS and NHS Health Check in Derby City, LPC Update, CRH ENT Clinical Pathway, Pop-Up Mobile Testing Unit, Derbyshire Dementia Support Service, Universal Support for Carers in Derby City, NHS Area Team 30 June 2020 Briefing New...

End of Life

Interim Guidance - End of Life Care for Patients with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 Good Practice Guide for Care Homes in COVID-19 pandemic - here Clinical guidelines for symptom control in patients with Covid-19 & Non-pharmacological symptom control in patients with Covid-19 Home care for...

GPC COVID Update

Dear colleagues You will all be aware that, on Monday, the Prime Minister issued a statement introducing even tougher measures on social distancing and said that people 'must stay at home' in order to protect the NHS and save lives, by reducing the spread of the infection. As both the Prime...

Local and National Guidance

Direct communications and links to organisation websites for the most upto date information regarding COVID-19 BMA BMA COVID-19 Hub GPC COVID-19 Update GPC COVID-19 Bulletin Update Sessional GP Update - Kalindi Krishna Tumurugoti Vulnerable Patients - BMA Advice GOV.UK Vulnerable...

PPE

PPE Guidance Recommended PPE in Primary Care Scrubs. We have been approached by the iconic knitwear manufacturer John Smedley of Matlock with the very kind offer of a donation of scrubs for practices (in batches of a round 100) which they are currently manufacturing. Any practices who are...

Practice Managers Webinar 03/06/2020

Practice Managers Webinar recording 03/06/2020 below: Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/tMpcNKzB_FxLG7f15G3BV5IBRYnrT6a80HIWq_BYmBxT67dAy1O5X9JpSkmdpo3w

Practice Managers Webinar 13/05/2020

Practice Managers Webinar recording 13/05/2020 below: Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zM5rBvLK7HJOU5Xd70jPd4QcQpXFX6a8hHBN8qBcmR6GMX2UIeinLiUHZxYaZP_W

Practice Managers Webinar 29/04/2020

Practice Managers Webinar recording 29/04/2020 below: Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/7pYsA--sykNOaY3t4mOEe6IMFJ_maaa8g3RMr_VYxR0lzfmyNHrcNsWwDgWjfGsI

Special COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Restoration Webinar 10 June 2020

Listen to the shared learning experiences from 3 Derbyshire practices during the COVID-19 pandemic here The webinar highlights key challenges and how individual practices have overcome them. Key themes include: Utilising technology, supporting staff, communication internally and externally,...