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HEADLINES – DIRECTORY of LATEST UPDATES

19th January, 2021

September 2021

Gynaecology 2WW LATEST EDITION 2WW REFERRAL FORM including reference to Post Coital Bleeding Please replace old form unless using latest edition

WOMENtalk New Sky Blues in the Community initiative to tackle mental health problems in women

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) New EMIS compatible referral form

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Page reviewed and refreshed. Minor changes only

Pregnancy – Exposure to Chicken Pox or Shingles Reviewed and updated guidance

Hernia Repair (Adults) – Inguinal, Umbilical / Para-umbilical / Incisional / Femoral Hernia Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Grommets & Myringotomy (Children) Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Ganglion Hand & Wrist Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Recurrent Tonsillitis Tonsillectomy Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Varicose Veins Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Trigger Finger – Adults Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Gallstones – Cholecystectomy Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Dupuytren’s Disease Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Updated referral criteria for CCG footprint and matched to national LPP criteria. UPDATED LOW PRIORITY PROCEDURE REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Updated page with links to Bristol Stool Chart and dietary advice

August 2021

Eating Disorders (Adults) New page with dedicated referral form to Coventry Eating Disorders Service

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD – Spirometry Information about interim spirometry service provided by Coventry Community COPD Service for Coventry patients

The Green Book – Immunisation Against Infectious Disease Link to online Green Book resources

2WW Pathways Addition of table summarising services provided at local trusts

Post Covid Pathway – Long Covid (Adult) Addition of helpful recovery patient leaflets translated into Gujarati Farsi Bengali Urdu Somali Punjabi Hindi Romanian

Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening Service Updated address and contact details

2WW Haematology UPDATED 2WW REFERRAL FORM Please replace old form

Consultant Connect Paediatrics New Advice & Guidance service for Paediatrics

FIT FANS (Sky Blues in the Community) FIT FANS is a free 12-week health programme for men aged 25 – 65 who have a BMI above 28 provided in association with Sky Blues in the Community

2WW Gynaecology UPDATED 2WW BLANK REFERRAL FORM and infographic (with reference to persistent post coital bleeding)

Learning Disability New email advice line for Primary Care staff for advice on: Reasonable adjustments Mental capacity / best interest decisions STOMP/psychotropic medication and other queries 

Advance Care Planning, ReSPECT Forms, Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment Updated page with links to Advance Care Planning materials

Sole Survivor PTSD Support Link to support services for all with PTSD

Adult Mental Health New link to Sole Survivor PTSD Support Website

Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) Updated information on referring the over 80s

COVID Vaccinaton Clinic for Complex Reactions (GEH) NEW EXCEL REFERRAL FORM and triage process for complex reaction cases

Palliative Care Service Updated content with new referral process NEW BLANK REFERRAL FORM

Warts (viral) Removal of Covid impact statement

Tissue Viability Removal of Covid impact statement

Psoriasis Removal of Covid impact statement

Podiatry Removal of Covid impact statement

Physiotheray Services – MSK Removal of Covid impact statement

Eczema & Use of Emolients Removal of Covid impact statement

Community Gynaecology Clinics CAS Removal of Covid impact statement

Community Dermatology Service Removal of Covid impact statement

Continence Services Removal of Covid impact statement. UPDATED REFERRAL FORM and refreshed page content

July 2021

Ophthalmology & Eye Casualty New booking system using Swift Queue

NHS Diabetes Prevention Referral Form NEW REFERRAL FORM published

Parkinson’s Disease Nursing Specialist Service (PDSN) New page with service detail, referral criteria and new shared Community Nursing Referral Form including EMIS version

Parkinson’s Disease New link to Parkinson’s Disease Nursing Specialist Service GP Gateway page

Tissue Viability NEW SHARED COMMUNITY NURSING REFERRAL FORM (remove old form)

Community Nursing Newly revised page with information on networking and NEW SHARED COMMUNITY NURSING REFERRAL FORM 

Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) Added administrative infographic

COVID Oximetry@Home Updated page with NEW REFERRAL / ADMISSION FORM and PATIENT PACK

Adult Mental Health Link to questionnaire about improving access to health checks for those with Severe Mental Impairment

Advance Care Planning, ReSPECT Forms, Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment  Addition of link to General Prescribing Guidance for the Dying Person

Grapevine – Supporting Communities Information about Grapevine empowering disadvantaged communities. Questionnaire about improving access to health checks for those with Severe Mental Impairment

Notification of Infectious Diseases Updated page. New infographic. Reminder to use latest form

Carers and Young Carers Resources and support for Carers. Coventry Safeguarding Board information

Hearing Loss (Deafness) Updated information regarding suspension of AQP supplier MEDISCAN DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

Group A Streptococcus in Intravenous Drug Users Public health advice regarding an increasing health problems associated with intravenous drug use

Weight Management (Adults) Details of additional support with weight management for Warwickshire patients with Post Covid Syndrome, Severe Mental Illness, Learning Disability

Home Oxygen Details of home oxygen prescribing through the Online Portal of OxyShop to Baywater. 

Hearing Loss (Deafness) Updated AQP Hearing Centre leaflet

June 2021

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service Refreshed background and referral information. Minor cosmetic changes to referral forms

Children & Young Person Mental Health Details of new Kaleidoscope Plus peer support service for parents or carers of young people who self harm

Head and Neck 2WW Updated referral and management guidance

GP Liaison & Consultant Connect Updated page with details of Cardiology

Advice & Guidance from Secondary Care and Psychiatry Updated page with details of Cardiology pilot

Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership (Cancer Updates) June 2021 Newsletter

Bronchiolitis Added link to advice sheet

Obesity Management Updated page with copy of NHSE Contract ES Update 21/22

Post COVID Syndrome (long COVID) Updated page with copy of NHSE Contract ES Update 21/22

CW RISE Updated page with West Midlands CYP Eating Disorders infographic

COVID Oximetry@ Home (Virtual Ward) Updated Patient Pack available

Trigger Finger (Adults)  Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject

Shoulder Pain Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject

Physiotherapy Service (MSK) Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject

Knee Pain (Adults) Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject

Hip Pain (Adults) Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject

Foot Pain Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject

Elbow Pain Community Physiotherapy are now injecting all patients, both high and low risk with the only caveat is that they will leave 2 weeks prior or after vaccination to inject 

Diabetic Foot & Vascular Referrals New reconfigured page with new North Warwickshire service at George Eliot Hospital for NW patients only currently

Speech and Language Therapy Updated referral advice for SLT Reminder to complete all fields and 2 forms may be required if Language Support and Dysphagia help are required

Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) Updated contact detail to include general enquiry number for non health professionals

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease New singing group for Warwickshire patients with chronic respiratory conditions

Adult Mental Health Details of art therapies for Warwickshire residents

Cervical Screening Jo’s Trust Links to professional resources regarding cervical screening support. Useful video links to promote cervical screening in conjunction with Cervical Screening Week

Gynaecology 2WW US scan is now included in the 2WW pathway (UHCW)

Lower GI 2WW Updated information about FIT testing pre-referral

FIT Testing Minor revisions and insertion of YouTube links

Paediatric 2WW Information about Young Lives vs Cancer (formerly CLIC Sargeant) a charitable social work support service for young people and families affected by cancer

Breast 2WW New video walkthrough to support 2WW form completion

Breast Screening (Mammography) Post Pandemic Newsletter service update. FAQ format

National Bereavement Care Pathway Refreshed page No changes

May 2021

Post COVID Syndrome -Long COVID – GP Referral Updated pathway with rehabilitation referral form and information

Post COVID Syndrome – Long COVID – Pathway Updated pathway with rehabilitation referral form and information

Hypertension Updated page incorporating NICE infographic as recommended by APC

Blood Glucose Self Monitoring Revised page with APC guidance on self monitoring and Libre system

Vitamin D Deficiency Updated APC treatment guidelines (2020)

Oral Malnutrition & Oral Nutritional Supplements. MUST Scores Revised dietician page using APC guidelines on oral nutritional supplement information

Medicines Optimisation Page combined with Community Dietician to comprise Oral Nutritional Supplements and MUST Score infopage

Area Diabetes Page Integration of Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Algorithm into main text

Dry Eyes Management advice from the APC

Eczema & Emollients New APC emollient prescribing advice

Constipation – adults New integrated care pathway for chronic constipation

Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease COPD Updated page and links to APC COPD Management Document

Bariatrics & Obesity Surgery (Specialist Weight Management Services SWMS) Updated page. Refreshed dietetics information

Obesity Management New page to help signpost GPs through Weight Management Services

Perinatal Mental Health Refreshed page with useful contacts and new patient leaflet

Neurology Updated Epilepsy referral guidance. New Epilepsy clinic hosted at City of Coventry Health Centre

Community Gynaecology Clinics (Community Assessment Service CAS) updated CAS referral information

Crisis Management Information about the Crisis Plus Initiative

Adult Mental Health Updated contact details for Stratford Healthcare Centre

CW RISE Updated homepage with revised referral information and contact details for CW RISE Crisis and Home Treatment Team. Updated Stratford Healthcare contact number

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Updated page with contact details for RISE Crisis and  Home Treatment Team and also link to GP Gateway CW RISE Home Page

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Updated page with additional resources including One Minute Guide and information about Petals App for patients and professionals

Domestic Violence Updated page with links to One Minute Guides to Domestic Abuse and Clare’s Law

Latest CCG Practice News Shortcuts to previous Practice Newsletters

Removing a Patient from the GP Practice List Information about Immediate, 8 Day and 30 Day removals. Links to form and PCSE Website as well as BMA guidance

Ultrasound (Non Obstetric Ultrasound Service) Additional forms attached to request sharing of images on PACS for review by the secondary care provider on referral or with advice & guidance

Covid Oximetry@Home Patient Pack Updated document / patient pack

SAU Surgical Assessment Unit Reminder of direct line number

Consultant Connect – Telephone Advice & Guidance Teledermatology feedback and update

Hearing Loss (Deafness) Updated contact details

Paediatric Audiology Service Updated contact details

April 2021

Knee Pain Updated information regarding referral of infection post operatively (with patient leaflet)

Hip Pain Updated information regarding referral of infection post operatively (with patient leaflet)

Community Ambulatory ECG Updated information regarding Brookside Surgery resumption of provision

Adult Mental Health Updated link section New link to MENtalk

MENtalk A community based mental health support programme in association with Sky Blues in the Community

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Algorithm Revised Area Prescribing Treatment Algorithm

Covid Complex Reaction Clinic (George Eliot Hospital) Referral pathway for Covid Vaccination Complex Reaction Clinic

HURDLE Charitable support service for families at risk of losing their child to the care system

Pathology Services Updated link to latest Pathology Directory

Constipation – Children New page with paediatric constipation management and referral advice

Post COVID Syndrome (Long COVID) Additional information for health professionals on returning to work

Adult Neurodevelopment Service (ANDS) Information about MIND Community Adult Autism Support Service (CAASS)

Consultant Connect Link to latest newsletter

Hearing Loss (Deafness) Updated Adult Hearing Services (AQP) information across the CCG

Pathology Services Link to Pathology Hints & Tips Newsletter

HM Coroner Service New online referral portal for Warwickshire Coroner

March 2021

Mental Health Children & Young People Updated information about new KOOTH online support for children and young people

Post Covid Syndrome (Long Covid) Link to non-medical support group

Consultant Connect – Telephone Advice & Guidance Updated link including new CPD information

Advice & Guidance from Secondary Care Updated Consultant Connect information (CPD accreditation with use)

GP Gateway Homepage Enhanced layout with longer record of recent updates

Knee pain (Adults) Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Shoulder pain Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Trigger finger – Adults Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Hip pain (Adults) Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Elbow pain Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Community Physiotherapy (MSK) Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Foot Pain Referral for injection available in Community Physiotherapy in low risk patient groups

Specialist Community Respiratory Service for Children & Young People New page detailing referral criteria for paediatric respiratory physio in children with complex comorbidities

Community Paediatrics Index Page Updated links

Infertility – Seminal Fluid Analysis (SFA) New page detailing referral for andrology testing

Non Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS) Details of new service 

Faecal Immunological Blood Testing Guidance (FIT) Updated link to EMIS GP walkthrough YouTube video of FIT test request process

Primary Care Initiation of DOACs for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Addition of link to Area Prescribing Committee advice sheet

NetFormulary (APC) – A Simple Guide A basic navigation guide for the APC NetFormulary

Ultrasound (Non Obstetric Ultrasound Service) Diagnostic Ultrasound Coventry Updated information. DUC Holbrooks provider no longer providing this service from 1 April 2021

Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) Corrected referral email address

DEXA Scanning Updated page. DEXA scanning no longer available at City of Coventry Health Centre. Forms removed

Transient Ischaemic Attack and Stroke (aged over 16) Minor wording changes to referral form

February 2021

Learning Disability Health Checks Update document links

Learning Disability Updated contact details and details of the LeDeR Programme to notify deaths for review of practice

Lymphoedema Updated contact details for st Giles Hospice Litchfield. Updated new referral form

Coventry & Warwickshire Training Hub New post with access to recent newsletters on one convenient page

Vasectomy Updated referral information to AQP services (including self referral)

Young Persons Mental Health Updated list of Mental Health workers in schools offering support including CBT

Hypertension Updated links – removal of non functioning Area Prescribing Committee link

Falls Service (Physiotherapy & Secondary Care Referral) Updated referral information and referral via ISPA

Dementia Teams Referral Updated Psychiatry Advice Line number 

Knee pain (Adults) Referral for injection not available

Shoulder pain Referral for injection not available

Trigger finger – Adults Referral for steroid injection not available

Hip pain (Adults) Referral for injection not available

Elbow pain Referral for injection not available

Community Physiotherapy (MSK) Referral for injection not available

Foot Pain Referral for injection not available

Community Ambulatory ECG (Holter & Event recorder) Updated availability

Death Certification & Cremation Forms Updated December 2020 guidance for doctors on completing death certificates

Homelessness & Primary Care New page with useful information, support and resources regarding homelessness

Migrant Health New page with useful NHS sourced links

GI Lower – 2WW Clarification of when and how to request FIT referral with 2WW criteria

Learning Disability COVID-19 Vaccination resources and links

January 2021

Young Person’s Mental Health New page collating resources for young people and others

Speech & Language Therapy (SALT) Updated content contact details and referral forms

Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Secondary Care (UHCW) Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Service Unavailable due to retirement vacancy. Please do not refer into this service

2WW Gynaecology New referral criteria and referral form

Post Coital Bleeding New page.Referral and management advice for PCB Ectropion and abnormal appearance of cervix

2WW Guidance General update

Adult Mental Health Updated link to Every Mind Matters for useful support links during COVID-19

SAU Surgical Assessment Unit New Direct LIne and amended hours of availability

Post COVID Syndrome Clarification of Respiratory Medicine as host referral speciality for this MDT Clinic

Dietetics Home Page Updated information and addition of Paediatric Dietician UHCW section

Acute Kidney Injury Updated information and links

Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) Updated referral criteria and contact information

Hearing Loss (Deafness) Updated e-Referral information for Outside Clinic

Dementia – Admiral Nurse Service General update

COVID Oximetry@home Referral for monitoring COVID / suspected COVID patients at risk of admission by pulse oximetry

Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment Addition to ReSPECT page to include further Advanced Decision information, poster and links

December 2020

Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) New page linked to MSK Rheumatology

Back Pain: Suspected Ankylosing Spondylitis & Spondyloarthritis New page linked to MSK Rheumatology

Positive Antinuclear Antibodies ANA New page linked to MSK Rheumatology

Gout New page linked to MSK Rheumatology

Connective Tissue Diseases New page linked to MSK Rheumatology

Giant Cell Arteritis New page linked to MSK Rheumatology

MSK Rheumatology Updated referral information

Bronchiolitis Updated information

NHS England General Practice Homepage  General updates

Paediatric Dietetics Updated Rugby contact information

Breast Screening Updated referral email address for high risk cases seen by Clinical genetics

Post COVID Syndrome Referral New provisional referral page for Post COVID syndrome

Post COVID Syndrome Pathway New provisional pathway for referral of Adult Post COVID Syndrome

November 2020

The Myton Hospices Updated service and referral information

MSK Rheumatology New page including inflammatory disorders including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spondyloarthritis

Rheumatology – Early Arthritis Revision of page. See new page MSK Rheumatology

Audiology Complex Direct Referral Service Updated referral and exclusion information

Sleepstation Online CBT-i referral for sleep problems in over 18s

TIA & Stroke Referral (over 16) Amended NICE compliant referral pathway and referral forms

NHS England General Practice Updates

Advance Care Planning & ReSPECT Forms Additional information for help in advance decision making with the help of MyDecisions.org.uk

Community Nurses New E-mail referral address

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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