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LATEST PRACTICE NEWS Shortcuts to CCG Newsletters

14th May, 2021

If you’d like to have Practice News and other relevant CCG updates sent to you directly please email: communications@coventryrugbyccg.nhs.uk

Click on links below for full newsletters (see summary of contents below link)


Practice News 17 September 2021

  • Social Care Worker Flu Communications
  • CCG Care Homes Vaccinations and visitors
  • Removal of Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF) email facility
  • DXS – SNOMED Functionality
    Service status of POD
  • Supply issue with Metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution
  • Update on the NHS e-Referral Service
  • Signposting for LGBT patients
  • Covid Vaccine Deployment Suggested Wording
  • Slang Dictionary
  • Spirometry by the community COPD team
  • Cervical Screening IT changes
  • QOF Update
  • Consultant Connect – paediatrics update
  • State of Readiness Update
  • Improving lives for over 65s
  • ICS survey
  • Training Opportunity – Key Health Needs and Complexities of Asylum Seekers 12/10/2021
  • Free online training for NHS Healthcare Professionals – Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Long Term Conditions
  • Community group referrals survey
  • Wellness in the woods course

Practice News 10 September 2021

  • World suicide prevention day – 10 September
  • NHS Urgent Mental Health Crisis Lines  nhs.uk/urgentmentalhealth
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Safe Haven
  • MENtalk sessions in Warwick St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick (CV34 4QY) starting on Tuesday 21st September from 11am till 1pm
  • World suicide prevention day – Primary Care local links:
  • Dear Life
  • Warwickshire City Council
  • Suicide Prevention in Primary Care
  • With staff in mind
  • Midlands Shingles Toolkit and Awareness Campaign 2021
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening
  • Reducing the impact of Covid – Grant 2021-23- Building resilience in ethnically diverse communities
  • Reminder: For Action: Xylocaine® 1% (lidocaine) with adrenaline 100micrograms/20mL (1:200,000) solution for injection vials
    Primary Care Networks – plans for 2021/22 and 2022/23
    Consultant Connect – Continued record breaking Telephone and Messaging Advice & Guidance in August
  • Coventry and Rugby Practice Managers meetingTuesday 14th September at 09.30 – 10.30am.
  • Disability Summit Event
  • GP Practice Staff Feedback
    Adult Autism Education Courses
    Reminder: Management of Breast Pain Consultation with Primary Care
  • Kooth Update – September 2021

Practice News 3 September 2021

  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening as part of an evaluation in England and BCG changes from September 2021
  • Long Covid self-management leaflets
  • EMIS Live Session and Weekly Roundup Sign Up
    Hazardous/Clinical Waste Management Arrangements for GP Practices from 1 September 2021
  • Booking Urgent Telephone Eye Consultations with UHCW
  • Consultant Connect – GP Feedback on UHCW Paediatrics A&G Pilot
  • Supply issue with Nalcrom®(sodium cromoglicate) 100mg capsules
  • Update regarding national shortage of blood sample tubes
  • POD update
  • IMPORTANT: Blood Testing

Practice News 27 August 2021

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS) Notification of Change to Haematology Full Blood Count and Reticulocyte Reporting
  • C1372 – Vaccinations for NHS staff entering care homes
  • myGP Connect – end of contract
  • Post Positive PCR Antibody Testing Initiative (PPPATI) – UK roll out
  • BD Blood Tubes – update on European stock
  • Self-Referrals SWFT Physiotherapy
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service University Foundation Trust Letter
  • Imaging results are not being sent to the Correct GP
  • Removal of children and young people from the Shielded Patient List
  • Consultant Connect – Updated Guidance on when to use UHCW Paediatrics A&FG Pilot
  • Digital Medicine messages: Auto-filing flu vaccine code

Practice News 20 August 2021

  • NHS Cervical Screening Programme – National Ceasing Audit
  • GPES Long Covid: Local support documents
  • URGENT – BD Supply Disruption communications
  • Vaccinating Children
  • Help end Rough Sleeping https://www.streetlink.org.uk/
  • National Electronic Dermatology Guidelines for the Treatment and Referral of Common Skin Conditions https://www.pcds.org.uk/desktop-treatment-guide
  • NHS App & COVID Pass – Social Media Kit for the NHS Family
  • 2WW Referral Pathways
  • Information for clinical staff BD Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio supply disruption  NHS guidance on recommended actions
  • Consultant Connect –Telephone and Messaging Advice & Guidance success in July
  • Autumn online support programme for Coventry & Warwickshire Long Covid patients
  • Survey Request – Part 2 (MSc Thesis): Digital Technology Adoption For The Assessment of Cognition in Primary Health Care
  • GP Safeguarding Leads and Named Safeguarding GPs conference being hosted by NHSE/I on 4th November 2021
  • Climate Change Survey – The Role of Primary Care in Tackling the Climate Emergency
  • Communities and Partnerships Newsletter Update 17/08/2021 – Funding opportunity                        

Practice News 13 August 2021

  • For the attention of immunisers – Inactivated Influenza, LAIV and HPV PGDs
  • Support for GPs in Coventry and Warwickshire – what is available?
  • NHS App – Covid Vaccination Certificate
  • NHS App – BT Guide
  • Becton Dickinson (Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio): supply disruption recommended actions
  • Serious Shortage Protocol – Fluoxetine 10mg tablets
  • GP IT Newsletters and Shared Inboxes Message for GP Practices
  • Accessing Recordings via One Drive – 16th August 21

Practice News 6 August 2021

  • Respiratory Primary care Updates
  • Research updates from the Unit of Academic Primary Care at Warwick University
  • UHCW Primary Care update
  • Over 50s alcohol helpline
  • Sky Blues in the Community Fit Fans Launch
  • BCG Immunisation Programme: Changes from September 2021
  • Missing Vaccine Information
  • Consultant Connect Service Update – New Paediatrics A&G Pilot
  • General prescribing guidance for the dying adult
  • One Drive Data Cleansing Exercise
  • Women and Gambling Related Harms – free 2 CPD training
  • July Flu Immunisation newsletter
  • Controlled Drugs Newsletter

Practice News 30 July 2021

  • Updates and guidance for general practice
  • Compassion in Dying packs request – posters to all primary care
  • National flu immunisation programme 2021 to 2022 letter
  • UHCW Services Update for Primary Care
  • Cervical Screening Operational Comms
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • COVID-19 Exemption from Contact Isolation – Primary Care
  • Learning Disability Advice Email Address
  • Update on 2ww form for Lower GI and Gynaecology
  • Consultant Connect Service Reminder – Are you making the most out of the service to ease summer pressures?
  • Re-opening of CWPT Diabetes clinics  from 1st August
  • PTSD Support for Community
  • Supply issue with Clexane® (enoxaparin) pre-filled syringes

Practice News 23 July 2021

  • Go Live of Myton Hospice Read Only Access to SWFT Community EMIS
  • GP referral form for Covid-19 vaccination with history of allergy
  • COVID-19 Encouraging Vaccinations Arts Project
  • SMI Annual Physical Health Check Survey
  • Extension of temporary changes to GP Contract under the pandemic regulations.
  • iPlato Decommission Statement
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • Consultant Connect – GP Feedback on UHCW Cardiology A&G Pilot
  • PTSD Support for Community
  • NICE guideline publication – Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management

Practice News 16 July 2021

  • Local health leaders issue open letter on Covid concerns
  • NHS guidance on PPE
  • Chloramphenicol Eye Drops
  • An update on MENtalk
  • iPlato Decommission Statement
  • Email Phishing Warning
  • Pop-up Covid Vaccination clinics
  • ICR and GPDPR information for Practices
  • Aspiring Leaders Fellowships – GP Workforce workstreams
  • IAPT support for University students affected by wider Covid impact
  • Prioritising Annual Health Checks
  • Free webinar masterclasses for healthcare professionals
  • Changes to the NHS eReferral service
  • Parents & Carers survey
  • Free Kooth webinars

Practice News 9 July 2021

  • Bedworth Civic Hall Covid Vaccinations
  • Outbreak of Invasive Group A streptococcus
  • Adult Hearing Service Suspension of Mediscan Diagnostics Services
  • Long Covid & Weight Management Enhanced Services 21/22
  • PCN Updates
  • One Minute Guide – Carers & Young Carers
  • Silent Sounds Crossing Language Barriers
  • Notification of Infectious Diseases
  • Consultant Connect – the importance of recording Advice & Guidance outcomes and how to earn CPD points

Practice News 2 July 2021

  • Important OxyShop update
  • Drop-in vaccination centres in Coventry and Warwickshire this week
  • NHS asymptomatic staff testing: Lateral flow device distribution and assuring compliance to testing regimes.
  • New NHS Cervical Screening Management System – go live 30th October 2021
  • Information Governance – Service Provider for all GP Practices
  • Primary Care Data Gathering Programme (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • Removal of Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF) Email Facility
    Healthwatch annual report
  • Important update to the Fitter Futures adult weight management criteria
  • Diabetes newsletter

Practice News 25 June 2021

  • West Midlands Familial Hypercholesterolemia Service
  • Out of Hours Cover Warwickshire North
  • UHCW Cardiology Pilot
  • Prescribing Dashboard for March 2021
  • Reduce referrals & admissions with Consultant Connect
  • Peer support for parents of young people who self harm
  • Consultant Connect – using the GP liaison line

Practice News 18 June 2021

  • Consultant Connect NEW cardiology A&G pilot
  • Requests for medical information and opinion on ‘connected persons’ (Fostering health report for care arrangements for children and young people)
  • Covid testing and advising / responding to patients
  • Consultant Connect Typical response times
  • NHSE/I Letter to women and girls taking sodium valproate
  • Eating Disorder Information for Primary Care
  • CQC Monitoring update
  • National Learning Disability Awareness Week
  • Governing Body meeting slides
  • New audiology service

Practice News 11 June 2021

  • Consultant Connect Service Update – Cardiology Phone/Photo A&G Pilot @ UHCW
  • Consultant Connect – Coventry, Rugby Warwickshire North Monthly Highlights
  • Change of Variant Names
  • Primary Care Data Gathering Programme (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • Focus on Exploitation online event
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month
  • Health Inequalities, Social Isolation, Wellbeing Webinars for males in NHS
  • New guide for LGBT patients
  • Primary Care Improvement Community Newsletter

Practice News 4 June 2021

  • Update: CCG Change of Email Addresses
  • UPDATED: UK Infection Prevention and Control Guidance
  • New phase of #YouAreNotAlone: Partner Pack
  • Consultant Connect
  • Spirometry Questionnaire
  • Creative Health Programmes Briefing June 2021
  • West Midlands Cervical Screening Services Newsletter
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Area Prescribing Committee Newsletter

Practice News 28 May 2021

  • Delay to CCG Change of Email Addresses and Reminder: Junk Mail Issues
  • Reminder:  Letter from the CCG Governing Body..
  • Resources for patients anxious about cervical screening
  • Field Safety Corrective Action (Recall)
  • Consultant Connect
  • HCP Cancer Update newsletter

Practice News 21 May 2021

  • Letter from the Governing Body
  • Primary Care and Looked after children
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in the NHS App and the new Fast Track ID feature
  • RISE CYP Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
  • Changes to Mental Health Service contact details at Stratford Healthcare
  • Crisis Plus Initiative to support people in mental health crisis
  • NCMD report on child mortality and deprivation
  • Ethnicity-specific BMI cutoffs for obesity based on type 2 diabetes risk in England: a population-based cohort study
  • Primary Care Data Gathering Programme (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • CCG Change of Email Addresses and Junk Mail Issues
  • Consultant Connect Webinar for Warwickshire North Practices
  • Primary Care Mental Health in Coventry and Warwickshire including Mental Health Practitioner Roles (ARRS)
  • RISE CYP Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
  • A new Breast Cancer Support group
  • Insulin Safety Week: 17th – 23rd May 2021

Practice News 14 May 2021

  • Annual Health Checks
  • NHS Elective accelerator
  • GEH Post COVID Syndrome Pathways
  • One Minute Guides
  • Free transportation to vaccine sites
  • Microsoft 365- FINAL REMINDER Devices with Office 2010 will be disabled from 21 May 2021
  • Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service
  • Vaccination Data Quality Issues
  • Patient Removal Guidelines for GP Practices
  • Prescribing Dashboard for October 2020
  • CQRS Service Offers 2021/22
  • Insulin Safety Week – 17th – 23rd May

Practice News 7 May 2021

  • Support being provided to India during Covid-19 Crisis
  • Important Information – Roro Chan Challenge – recent suicide of 13 year old female
  • Domestic Abuse Act – What do you need to know
  • UHB services update sessions
  • Consultant Connect – April highlights
  • Please Read: CQRS Service Offers 2021/22 Reminder
  • Restoration
  • Carenotes Essential Maintenance

Practice News 30 April 2021

  • Mental Health support services available to Warwickshire residents
  • Coventry Mental Health support services
  • Standardised GP Appointment Categories – Guidance and Webinarse also some National Standards of Cleanliness (NSoC) Policies
  • Two Week Wait Referrals for Gynae and Head and Neck at UHCW
  • Arthroplasties Wound Advice from Surgeons
  • Insulin Safety Week
  • Warwickshire North Diabetes Foot Clinic


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