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HEADLINES – Directory of Latest Updates

13th June, 2019

October 2020

Dietetics / Dietician Home Page Updated information regarding oral nutritional support

Prescribing Support – Medicines Optimisation Information and leaflet on needles lancets and sharps in diabetes. Oral Nutritional Support (ONS) information 

Area Diabetes Resource Page Information on prescribing needles, sharps boxes, sharps collection

Advice & Guidance Consultant Connect Updated Consultant Connect information

West Midlands Ambulance Service – Patient Transport Services Updated page

Blood test appointments on line COVID-19 updated information

NHS Eye Care Services Updated location information

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Updated referral, availability and contact details for community service

NHS England Primary Care Homepage Shortcut to NHS England website for General Practice updates 

DEXA Scanning Contractual update regarding DEXA scanning at City of Coventry Health Centre

Stoma Care New page with stoma care and lifestyle advice

Breast – 2WW Update including Breast Pain Pathway

Breast Symptoms Update including Breast Pain Pathway

Advance Care Planning & ReSPECT Forms Updated page with link to latest Version 3.1 ReSPECT Form

School Health & Wellbeing Updated Parental Advice contact details 

Adult Mental Health Information on reorganisation of services introducing 3 Mental Health Access Hubs across Coventry & Warwickshire. Referral process unaltered

September 2020

Community Ambulatory ECG Holter & Event Monitoring Covid-19 update on provision of services

Ophthalmology & Eye Casualty Updated URGENT referral information Revised GP direct contact number

Dyspepsia & GORD Updated information regarding open-access endoscopy Bar-None Services at SWFT

Cancer Resource Page Link to information about Cancer Information & Support Service located in main reception UHCW

Primary Care Cancer Newsletter September 2020

Learning Disabilities Annual Health Checks New page with Covid-19 related information and linked documents

Learning Disabilities Updated Rugby and Warwickshire support information and new link to LD Annual Health Check page

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Updated post COVID-19 detail

Retinal Disorders Updated links for Anti-VEGF therapy new providers

August 2020

Clinical Genetics Updated links to breast chapter

Breast Screening Updated page

Breast 2WW Updated links with FH Breast Cancer

Breast Symptoms Updated links with FH Breast Cancer

The Myton Hospices Updated statement regarding services post Covid-19

Shoulder Pain Revised management and referral advice

Paediatric Chest Pain New page. Management and referral advice

Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) & Stroke Updated management advice in line with NICE guidance

Retinal Disorders Update on Anti-VEGF therapy new providers

Ophthalmology & Eye Casualty Updated contact information and patient leaflet

July 2020

Prescribing Support New resource page for Medicinies Optimisation

Retinal Disorders New alternative provider of Anti- VEGF therapy 

Samaritans New dedicated page and referral form link with updated embedded links in other mental health resource pages

Epistaxis Clarification of referral guidelines

Transient Ischaemic Attack Updated page, revised referral email addresses, revised referral forms

FIT Testing New video about FIT and early detection of colorectal cancer

Ophthalmology 2WW Revised wording Referral route via Head & Neck 2WW 

Diabetes Prevention Programme Revised referral criteria (HBA1c blood test within 24 months)

Safeguarding Children Revised page with resources links and referral information

Safeguarding Platform for Adults and Children Revised page with shortcuts to essential tools and information

Lower GI 2WW Redefined referral criteria and form

Domestic Violence Updated REFUGE information for Rugby and Warwickshire

Paediatric Hypermobility & Joint Pain New page detailing management and referral advice

Breast 2WW Redefined referral criteria and form

PAVs Paramedic Visiting Service Revision of referral arrangements. Online booking for EMIS practices

June 2020

Male Circumcision Revision of page Confirmation of policy

Complementary & Alternative Therapies Revision of page Confirmation of policy

Hallux Valgus Revised Low Priority Procedure Policy

Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children (RAP) Management and referral advice

Cancer of Unknown Primary Services Referral advice

Tumour Markers in Cancer Diagnosis Guide to using tumour markers in cancer diagnosis

Cancer resource page Updated links

Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership Targeting improvement in early cancer diagnosis and survival locally. Library of cancer newsletters

Infectious Diseases Updated contact details 

Tattoo removal Updated policy

Laser Treatment of Certain Skin Conditions New page explaining policy

Benign skin lesions Review of policy

Abdominoplasty Revision of policy

Pinnaplasty Revision of policy

Aesthetics Policy Revision of policy with table of shortcuts to aesthetic treatments

Infectious Diseases & Tuberculosis (TB) Revision of local TB information

Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) Revision of conditions accepted by SAU

Breast enlargement reduction & revision Commissioning policy update

Face Lifts & Brow Lifts Commissioning policy update

Vulvovaginitis in Children New page on differential diagnosis and treatment

May 2020

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Paediatric) Revised guidance

COVID-19 Team App Link to new App developed locally as a resource for medical staff and patients

Contraception & Sexual Health (Integrated Sexual Health) COVID-19 link to relevant information

Pain Management Updated page and content

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Covid-19 update

Gastroenterology Covid-19 related management advice

Management of Gynae Problems During Pandemic Covid-19 related amendments from on line teaching & links to RCOG resources

Squint (Adults) Updated

Raised Intra Ocular Pressure Updated

Ophthalmic Survival Manual Updated

Cataract Removal in Adults Updated

Chalazion Updated

Macular Problems Updated

NHS Eye Care Services Updated

Blepharoplasty Updated

Adult Mental Health Updated COVID-19 Mental Health information

Consultant Connect Update on Consultant Connect App & Tele Dermatology & Photo Ophthalmology

Advance Care Planning & ReSPECT Forms COVID-19 Bereavement support update

Paramedic Acute Visiting Service (PAVS) Updated poster and referral flowchart

Death Certification & Cremation Forms Updated verification of death information

Paramedic Acute Visiting Service Updated information

Dental Treatment in an Emergency Update following Covid-19 restrictions

GP Liaison Referral email attached

April 2020

Podiatry (CWPT) COVID-19 update

Community Services (CWPT) COVID-19 impact statement

Tissue Viability (CWPT) COVID-19 update

Community Dermatology Services (CWPT) COVID-19 update

Community Gynaecology Services (CWPT) COVID-19 update

Continence Services (CWPT) COVID-19 update

Community Physiotherapy (CWPT) COVID-19 update

Death Certificates & Cremation Forms Important updates and contact information. Updated Registrar information

Palliative Care Urgent updates regarding COVID-19 EOLC. New e-Learning for Health resource on breaking bad news. New electronic ReSPECT form. UPDATED EMERGENCY PHARMACY DETAILS (28 April 2020)

Paediatric Epilepsy / First Seizure Guidelines New page with advice and referral guidelines

COVID-19 Medicines Monitoring Interim advice on methotrexate, lithium, hydroxychloroquine, DMARDs

Diabetes Prevention Programme Updated provider information (COVID-19 relevant)

Social Prescribing New COVID-19 links for home deliveries for vulnerable patients

FGM Updated referral details for gynaecology and obstetrics

Advance Care Planning & ReSPECT Forms COVID-19 related updates with care planning, ReSPECT forms and electronic form

Home Oxygen New updates regarding oxygen supply for EOLC, Out of Hours and COVID-19 alliation

The Myton Hospices COVID-19 related statement

Ophthalmology & Eye Casualty New arrangements for referral and opening hours with eye related cases. Images now visualised on Consultant Connect for Advice & Guidance 

March 2020

Coronavirus Updated resources

Palliative Care Update on alternative EOLC drugs during COVID-19 drug disruption

Learning Disabilities New page with referral information, resources and local signposting information

Dementia Connect Updated Dementia Pop Up Clinic & Navigator page with information about a new Alzheimers Society remote contact advice and monitoring service for patients with dementia

Chronic Pain – Opioid Management New page from Medicines Management with resources for pain management and rationalisation of opiate use

Diabetes Prevention Programme New provider information from April 2020. New referral form

Carers Trust Heart of England Updated contact phone number and referral form (Coventry)

Community Dental Service Correction of link to referral form

Pathology Directory Replacement pathology directory of tests and services 2020

February 2020

Fitter futures – Strength & Balance programme New page for Warwickshire patients at risk of falls with additional link on Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle page

Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle Updated Warwickshire information 

Safe Haven New page regarding a new community mental wellbeing facility in Coventry

Adult Mental Health updated links to Coventry Safe Haven, Drugs & Alcohol Services for Young People

Drugs & Alcohol Services (Young People) updated page with revised Coventry referral information. Includes joint leaflet for Coventry and Rugby services

School Health & Wellbeing updated page with new Coventry referral criteria to reflect reorganised services under SWFT

Community Paediatrics new dedicated page with referral criteria for Coventry & Warwickshire. Updated Community Paediatrics Index Link Page

Jaundice & Liver Disease comprehensive review, management algorithms, liver screen, hepatitis referrals

Cancer Resource Page new link to Online Training (Gateway-C endorsed by MacMillan and PHE)

Coronavirus 2019-nCov updated advice and terminology from Gov.uk

Notification of Infectious Diseases Updated referral forms with local contacts and email address (NOIDs Form 2019)

Continuing Healthcare Assessment (CHC) Updated page contacts and links

Type 1 Diabetes (Paediatric) new section on prescribing advice 

Adult Mental Health new updated link for Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic Updated Memory Clinic referral criteria

Enuresis (Paediatric) updated referral process. Referral to School Nursing Service for Tier 1 advice. Updated Compass details (Rugby)

January 2020

Diabetes / DESMOND (resource page) updated contact details for GP Alliance coordinated DESMOND programme

Coronavirus updated PHE and GOV.UK advice for professionals and patients

Early Intervention in Psychosis (aged 14-65) Updated page including revised psychosis screening document with helpful questions

Rainbow Partnership New page LGBT+ support and advice

Family Nurse Partnership updated contact details for Coventry Rugby and North Warwickshire

Ambulatory ECG Clinics updated clinic details and patient leaflet

2WW Ophthalmology updated referral form

2WW Orthopaedics updated referral form

2WW Haematology updated referral form

2WW Paediatrics updated referral form

2WW Brain & Spinal Cord updated referral form

Chest Wall Deformity aesthetic policy policy confirmation that surgery is not routinely funded

Hernia Surgery emphasis on ALL female groin hernias to be referred due to increased risk (exception to hernia policy)

Pathology Services new page with shortcuts to existing pathology information. Refreshed information on content pages

Notification of Infectious Diseases updated content and referral form

December 2019

Bariatric & Obesity Surgery updated page with details of new referral route for patients having had previous bariatric surgery

Paediatric Allergy Service updated referral and contact information

Community Gynaecology Service updated Rugby & South Warwickshire information. Shortcuts to patient information leaflets. Amended endometrial polyp referral advice

Sleep Clinic updated information about fast track process for referring vocational drivers

Anal Fissure conservative management and referral advice

Anal Fistula conservative management and referral advice

Anal itch (Pruritus ani) conservative management and referral advice

Anal sepsis conservative management and referral advice

Anal (skin) tags conservative management and referral advice

Pilonidal sinus conservative management and referral advice

Family history of bowel cancer referral advice

November 2019

Anticoagulation Clinic updated page to reflect new DOAC prescribing page

Jaundice (Neonatal) updated contact details and supervising consultant

Cancer Screening & Early Diagnosis new page with useful links to tools and resources including Cancer Research UK facilitator information

Back & Neck Pain revision of aspirational timeframes to reflect local delivery difficulties

Bereavement Support contact details for Bereavement Point for support in coping after death of a loved one

Artificial Eye updated referral information and background information

Adult Social Care new referral process in Coventry

Adult Dietetics / Dietician new central homepage for dietician resources

Bereavement Point information about bereavement support in Coventry & Rugby

October 2019

Electrolyte Abnormalities updates to algorithms. New HYPERNATRAEMIA algorithm

The Myton Hospices updated page with new links to referral forms

Lymphoedema updated page with new information and links to referral forms

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Intermittent Claudication updated referral information and exclusion criteria

Prolapse update of indications for referral

Paramedic Acute Visiting Service new page with new referral forms for Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance commissioned service

Primary Initiation of DOACS in Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care new page with guidance, links to initiation forms and details of DOAC Enhanced Service for stroke prevention

September 2019

Back & Neck Pain amendment to scenario 2. Physio to request and review MRI result. Addition of Dr Hiten Mehta (Clinical Lead Radiology) as collaborator

Back & Neck Pain amendment to scenario 2. Physio to request and review MRI result. Addition of Dr Hiten Mehta (Clinical Lead Radiology) as collaborator

Paediatric Dermatology Service New page

Community Paediatrics Index Page Minor amendments to linked pages

Fertility Problems minor amendment to referral details

Type 1 Diabetes Paediatric Referral Pathway rapid referral guidance to reduce the risks of DKA

Boost Your Wellbeing self help section on Mental Health page

Cervical Cytology information about transition from liquid based cytology to High Risk HPV based method

Gp Liaison Page changes to referral requirements to UHCW Urgent Referrals including copies of cover / direction stationery

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service minor update to contact details

Varicose Veins minor amendment to wording of classification of Class 3 veins

August 2019

Integrated Neighbourhood Team – page and forms removed following decommissioning of the service

Enuresis updated Rugby referral contact details

Domestic Violence updated patient and GP support information, contact information, victim and perpetrator support

Shoulder Pain updated information on recurrent dislocation. Primary Care MRI no longer advised

School Health & Wellbeing updated Warwickshire referral information

Community Paediatrics Index Page a table of shortcuts to common paediatric problems, Gateway pages and referral forms

Urinary Tract Infection specific guidelines regarding the use of dipsticks and over diagnosis of infection with consequent overuse of antibiotics

Contraception & Sexual Health comprehensive overhaul of Integrated Sexual Health Service information. Psychosexual counselling now offered

Vitamin D Deficiency new page giving guidance in vitamin D deficiency

Urgent Adult Dermatology Service new page giving electronic referral service details

July 2019

Sharps / Needlestick Injury revised guidelines

Abnormal Biochemistry (Notification of Abnormal Results) new reference page

Zika Virus Testing in Pregnancy routine update

Ebola Virus routine update

HIV Testing Clinical Algorithm routine update

Paediatric Orthopaedic Problems including Scoliosis new scoliosis section

Intermittent Claudication (Peripheral Arterial Disease) new page

Pre-School Squint (Community Orthoptics) updated referral details

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) updated referral guidelines

Audiology Complex Direct Referral Service updated tinnitus referral criteria

Social Prescribing in Primary Care new Coventry page consolidated with Rugby information

HM Coroner Service new page and updated contact links and referral forms

June 2019

Eczema Guidelines revised guidelines

Dementia Care – Admiral Nurses updated forms

National Bereavement Care Pathway – support in Rugby & Coventry new support group

Care Companion new online support for carers

Family Hubs and Children & Family Centres contact information and Early Help Referral Form

Back and Neck Pain updated scenario 2 with revised indication for MRI scan

Faecal Occult Blood Testing (FIT) new guidance includes Unexplained Thrombocytosis including new forms

May 2019

Gender Identity Clinic referral information

Termination of Pregnancy new provider and referral forms BPAS

Neurophysiology – Nerve Conduction new page and referral information

Psoriasis updated guidance

Colposcopy Service For Difficult Smears new page about UHCW service

Back & Neck Pain new page including detailed referral guidance

Low Priority Procedures extensive policy update and revised forms

DESMOND referral for newly diagnosed diabetes revised forms for new provider

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