Humber, Coast and Vale – July 2020

 July 2020
 
 Week Commencing 27th July 2020
 
In this week’s blog, Phil Mettam, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance; and lead CEO for Covid-19 testing in Humber, Coast and Vale, writes: “I believe that encouraging the continued development of clinical networks is vital as we respond to the current challenges we face as a health and care system. So is creating the space for clinicians across sectors to problem solve and collaborate. This will move us toward the new ways of working we need.” Read more
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
The latest key developments of the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record here
You can read the latest news on our website here
Or find us on Twitter: @HCVPartnership, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership bulletin will be taking a brief hiatus during the weeks commencing 10th and 17th August, resuming the week commencing 24th August.
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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What’s happening this week?
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Staff Side Union is due to meet on Wednesday (29th July).
The HCV Population Health Management/Prevention Board is also due to meet on Wednesday.
The HCV Clinical Leaders’ Group is due to meet on Friday (31st July).
 
What happened last week?
 
Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group (Wednesday, 22nd July)
 
There was a virtual meeting of the Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group last Wednesday. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has started to decrease things are starting to progress with the review. An update was given around temporary changes to Urology, Oncology and Stroke services, with engagement timelines and plans discussed on the three areas. An update of paediatrics workstream was given looking at potential models for the service. There was a discussion around the workstreams for stage three and beyond of the review.
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly
NHS and council organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are appealing for the public’s help as they work together to increase the availability of health and care services, which were restricted, relocated or paused during the coronavirus outbreak. At the outset of the pandemic, health and care professionals including hospital teams, GPs, health visitors and social care staff responded quickly by changing the way they worked. While some services are returning to how they were before, many of the changes made in response to the pandemic need to remain to maintain patient and staff safety and ensure services are prepared to handle any future increases in Covid-19 cases. The public can play a pivotal role in helping to ensure that health and care services can resume safely and promptly. Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, said: “We are thankful for your patience as we resume services safely as quickly as possible and we need your help to do this. If you are asked to come to hospital or your GP practice for treatment, please do everything you can to keep your appointment so that we can see as many people as possible within the current constraints.” Read more
 
Face masks for primary care staff and face coverings for patients and visitors to primary care settings
 
New government guidelines around the use of face coverings and masks in hospital settings were announced on Friday 5th June. Some of these recommendations are now being extended to primary and community healthcare settings as an addition to existing national COVID-19 IPC guidance which advises on appropriate PPE usage in patient facing clinical settings and other measures to be taken to reduce transmission risk such as hand hygiene and social distancing. The new guidance can be viewed here.
 
PHE National Covid-19 surveillance report
 
PHE has published their weekly Covid-19 surveillance report here. This includes a weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems as well as the local authority watchlist areas. You can find a breakdown of rates by local authority here (tab 9 at the bottom). The below charts show the areas that are currently on the watchlist.
 
NHS Test & Trace Service marketing materials
 
The NHS Test and Trace Service has produced a briefing pack consisting of a set of standard messages outlining the Test & Trace journey. These messages will ensure you have everything you need to help your key audiences understand and engage with the service. Please sign in to the PHE campaign resource centre and download the Local outbreak communications toolkit
 
Delivering midwifery intrapartum care where local COVID-19 escalation protocols are required to be enacted
 
This document assists maternity services during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to deliver safe, high quality, one-to-one care in labour where local COVID-19 protocols are required to be enacted. It was developed by collaboratively between NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
 
Maternity Voices Partnership surveys: Maternity Care during COVID-19 pandemic
 
Maternity care has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership would like to understand the impact of these changes on patients maternity journeys, including seeking views on the ‘Ask the Midwife’ Facebook enquiry service and telephone/video appointments.
How you can help: Please share these surveys across your networks to ensure as many people (staff and public) have the opportunity to contribute their views.
 
If you are pregnant please use this survey to share your views and experiences
 
If you have had your baby at any time during 2020 (before or during the pandemic) we would also like to hear about the care you received from your midwives, during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards
 
Other information
 
Webinars and events
 
Mental health webinar: COVID-19 and the recovery pathway: Mental health commissioners and providers are invited to join a webinar on Wednesday 29th July from 10-11.30am, to understand how personal health budgets have been supporting people accessing secondary mental health services with their recovery journeys. Led by colleagues from City and Hackney Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Alliance, you’ll hear how their service has developed and adapted during COVID-19 and how it has helped over 200 local people to meet their recovery goals in ways that work for them. There will also be an opportunity to find out how to get started in your area. Email england.pcevents@nhs.net to request an invite.
 
Kings Fund: Bringing people together: Covid-19 and the resulting measures to contain its spread mean we have all had to adapt to stay connected. We asked you what you would like The King’s Fund events to look like in this environment, and with your ideas and recommendations, we’ve reshaped our events and conferences to work for 2020.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
NHS Employers: Supporting staff to return to the workplace
The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute: Testing times: an ethical framework and practical recommendations for Covid-19 testing for NHS workers
National Voices: The impact of Covid-19 on the health and care voluntary sector
House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Misinformation in the Covid-19 infodemic
The King’s Fund: The road to renewal: five priorities for health and care This long read sets out five priorities to help guide the approach to renewal across health and care based upon the experiences of Covid-19.
Public Health England: Wider impacts of Covid-19 on health monitoring tool
World Health Organization: Covid-19 and social protection in Europe and Central Asia
The King’s Fund: How can leaders support their colleagues as lockdown lifts?
 
Other
 
Community Network: Delivering integrated care at neighbourhood level: developing shared working practices
Nuffield Trust: Lessons from the last hospital building programme, and recommendations for the next
Campaign to End Loneliness: The psychology of loneliness: why it matters and what we can do
Children’s Commissioner for England: Best Beginnings: a proposal for a new early years guarantee to give all children in England the best start in life
The Patients Association: Being a patient report This is the first report from the Patients Association programme of work on patient experience.
Royal College of Nursing: Speaking up: how UK nursing staff expect to be valued
NHS Confederation: As part of the NHS Reset campaign’s special week-long focus on health inequalities, cardiologist Dr Zarrin Shaikh writes about the need for cardiac prevention in secondary care to evolve to address health inequalities
The King’s Fund: Mental health and primary care networks: understanding the opportunities
 
 
 Week Commencing 20th July 2020
 
Good morning everyone,
 
We hope you are staying safe and well.
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Stakeholder Newsletter
 
“Our confirmed status as an Integrated Care System should be a source of great pride for everyone who is a part of the Partnership” – Professor Stephen Eames CBE, System Lead and Independent Chair, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.
 
In May we received confirmation that our Partnership had achieved Integrated Care System (ICS) status. This is fantastic news and a real testament to the commitment of all of our leaders across our local authorities, NHS bodies and other health and care organisations to developing a strong and effective partnership across Humber, Coast and Vale.
 
It is a signal of the confidence that the national team has in our Partnership and should be a source of great pride for everyone who is a part of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. Over the past three years as we have been building this Integrated Care System in Humber, Coast and Vale, we have achieved many things and made a real difference to the quality of peoples’ lives within our region and enabled and supported more joined-up approaches to health and care.
 
In our latest stakeholder newsletter we talk about our progression to an ICS , partnership work, digital programmes, other projects and services across the area Read More
 
Last week some of our Partnership colleagues appeared on Elemental TV to talk about the delivery of the Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS) across Humber, Coast and Vale during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch here
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
The latest key developments of the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record here
You can read the latest news on our website here
Or find us on Twitter: @HCVPartnership, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership bulletin will be taking a brief hiatus during the weeks commencing 10th and 17th August, resuming the week commencing 24th August.
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
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What’s happening this week?
 
HCV VCSE Steering Group met on Monday (20th July)
Scarborough Acute Services Steering Group met today (22nd July)
HCV Clinical Leadership Group Meeting are due to meet on Friday (24th July)
HCV Covid-19 Testing Coordination Group are also due to meet on Friday
 
What happened last week?
 
HCV Cancer Alliance System Board meeting (Monday 13th July)
 
The Cancer Alliance System Board met on Monday 20th July, opening with a video from a patient, Lizzie, who shared her story of living her “best life despite the prognosis” – the video is available to view here. The Board discussed the latest oversight data that was available and agreed a number of actions to enable partners to better understand the current and future challenges for delivering cancer care due to the impact of Covid-19. Updates were also provided on screening, primary care and phase 3 planning for cancer services.
 
HCV Maternity Voices Partnerships Meeting (Tuesday 14th July)
 
The Maternity Voices Partnership Group, as part of the Local Maternity System, met last week on 14 July. It started with a review of all the work jointly ongoing to specifically support our maternity units and related services to be more culturally diverse, and to let families from BAME communities know of the additional support available for them. An action plan is well underway and is being added to with suggestions for more actions being shared from regional colleagues and trends resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 survey the MVPs are currently running for our women and families. The group enthusiastically supported this work and noted also ongoing work in using available data to further target interventions and support.
 
The MVP chairs also discussed the forthcoming training package commissioned from National Maternity Voices which will support their development and hence that of the different local groups; it was noted this was timely as the numbers of women getting information from MVPs and maternity units has significantly increased during the last quarter and the group wants to continue to capitalise on that wider information flow. The group also supported a vision of a ‘virtual carousel’ of useful information in visual form to be developed by the LMS.
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Public Health England launch new campaign encouraging people to wear face masks when using public transport
 
Public Health England have produced a series of information posters encouraging the general public to wear face masks when using public transport. These new resources are to support in the communication of the “Alert” phase of the Covid-19 campaign and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus. For further information please visit the NHS website and the GOV webpage.
 
Government Summer Statement
 
Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered an economic update including fresh spending pledges on equipping the NHS to deal with both its large treatment backlog and the real possibility of a second peak of the virus. To read more, click here
 
Other information
 
Give your views on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
 
The NHS in Hull and East Riding want to hear your views and experiences of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to improve services for the future.
 
You can complete a survey online by following this link. The survey will work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Not only are you helping to shape the service in the future, but just by completing the survey you could win a Fitbit!
 
If you would prefer a paper survey please request one by following this link or you can join a virtual focus group on:
Thursday 30th, 10am-11.15am
Wednesday 5th August, 1pm-2.15pm
 
Click here to find out all the ways you can get involved.
 
Because We Care Campaign
 
The CQC are calling on everyone to help shape health and social care. They have joined forces with Healthwatch and other health and care partners for this campaign.
New research shows nearly two thirds of people would support NHS and social care services by actively providing feedback on their care. People also say they are more grateful for their healthcare services since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
 
This campaign aims to:
 
help services identify and address quality issues
support patients by encouraging people to share feedback on individual experience
 
Click here to find out more
 
The Kings Fund: The road to renewal: five priorities for health and care
 
Covid-19 is the biggest challenge the health and care system has faced in living memory. It is essential that lessons are learned from this experience – whether from the rapid progress achieved in digitising and transforming service delivery, the extraordinary contributions of millions of staff and volunteers, or from the shortcomings and inequalities brought sharply into focus. There is now not only an imperative to restore service provision while remaining prepared for future waves of the virus, but to build on this learning to bring about positive change and renewal so that the health and care system can support the greatest possible improvements in health and wellbeing for everyone, well beyond this crisis.
 
With this in mind, this piece does not explore the public health response to the pandemic, which is sure to be the subject of much analysis and commentary over the months and years to come. Instead, it sets out five priorities to help guide the approach to renewal across health and care. Read more
 
**Blog** Niall Dickson from NHS Confederation, shares his thoughts in the latest blog When Winter Comes. Read more
 
Webinars and events
 
Mental health webinar: COVID-19 and the recovery pathway: Mental health commissioners and providers are invited to join a webinar on Wednesday 29th July from 10-11.30am, to understand how personal health budgets have been supporting people accessing secondary mental health services with their recovery journeys. Led by colleagues from City and Hackney Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Alliance, you’ll hear how their service has developed and adapted during COVID-19 and how it has helped over 200 local people to meet their recovery goals in ways that work for them. There will also be an opportunity to find out how to get started in your area. Email england.pcevents@nhs.net to request an invite.
 
Kings FundBringing people together: Covid-19 and the resulting measures to contain its spread mean we have all had to adapt to stay connected. We asked you what you would like The King’s Fund events to look like in this environment, and with your ideas and recommendations, we’ve reshaped our events and conferences to work for 2020.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
Testing Guidance: MHRA have produced guidance on the different types of tests and testing kits for COVID-19, and the specifications for manufacturers. They have also re-written the guidance ‘For patients, the public and professional users: a guide to COVID-19 tests and testing kits’ to make it clearer how the different types of tests work, and who can use them.
 
Enhanced support for stroke survivors: Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, stroke survivors have been discharged from hospital earlier than usual. Stroke Association Connect, is an interim support offer provided by the Stroke Association and is already supporting hundreds of stroke survivors since its launch last month.
 
The service is for discharging NHS trusts with no existing Stroke Association Stroke Recovery Service (or equivalent), and here you can find information on how trusts can set up referral into the service. For more information on set up please contact: strokeassociation.connect@nhs.net
 
Stroke Association Connect aims to provide essential reassurance to stroke survivors and connect them to support which they can access at any point in their recovery journey. Stroke survivors are paired with a Stroke Association Connector (a trained expert in supporting people after stroke) who will provide up to two personalised outreach calls in the early days after the person has left hospital and assist with any immediate concerns, worries or questions the person may have. The Connector will also check for any significant clinical concerns (e.g. new stroke-like symptoms) and, if it’s found further support is needed, they will feed that information back to the stroke survivor’s NHS clinical team ensuring a full communication loop. For more information please visit the Stroke Association website.
 
COVID-19 test results now visible in GP systems
NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry launches
NHS Trusts advance use of analytics to manage patient infection status and staff exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic
Symptom tracker app reveals six distinct types of COVID-19 infection
 
Other
 
NHS Property Services plans self-service portal
Sheffield Teaching to test and develop pain-free method to detect oral cancer
Cost consequence analysis: – How to use a cost consequence analysis to evaluate your digital health product
Cervical screening quality assurance: local visit reports
 
News
 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Number of deaths after patients test positive for COVID-19
North Lincolnshire CCG: Dr Satpal Shekhawat – Mind the Gap
Hull CCG: Humberside police enlists task force to tackle modern-day slavery
Vale of York CCG: York GP surgery wins award for green initiatives
Humber NHS Trust: Meet Our Assertive Engagement Team: A Service Dedicated to Supporting the Homeless During COVID-19
 
 
 Week Commencing 13th July 2020
 
In this week’s blog, Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership writes: “We need to understand whether the improvements and transformations made in response to Covid-19 are providing the quality of care required and improving health and well-being of our population.”Read More
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
The latest key developments of the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record here
You can read the latest news on our website here
Or find us on twitter: @HCVPartnership or watch our videos on YouTube
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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What’s happening this week?
 
HCV Cancer Alliance System Board are due to meet on Monday 13th July.
HCV Maternity Voices Partnerships Meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 14th July.
Clinical and Professionals Leadership Group are due to meet on Friday 17th July.
HCV Covid-19 Testing Coordination Group are due to meet on Friday 17th July.
 
What happened last week?
 
The HCV Executive Partnership Board (7th July)
 
Following a refresh of the HCV Partnership operating arrangements, the revised Partnership Board (previously the Partnership Executive Group) took place last week. They agreed the terms of reference for the Partnership Board and received updates on winter flu arrangements, the memorandum of understanding between HCV, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and North Yorkshire CCG and the HCV Digital ‘fast forward’ plan. The main focus of the meeting was a facilitated discussion on Inclusivity focussed our Black and Minority Ethnic workforce and communities. The session was facilitated by Habib Naviq and Owen Chinembiri who not only provided a wealth of information about our BAME workforce they also shared their personal stories, along with Steve Russell, Chief Executive of Harrogate and District Foundation Trust. A sub group of the Partnership Board will be established led by Steve to define the actions we will take as a Partnership. It is recommended that people watch Steve Russell’s personal statement, if you haven’t already, which can be found here.
 
HCV LMS Oversight and Assurance Board (10th July)
 
The Board chaired by the LMS SRO Beverley Geary met virtually on 10 July 2020. The previous meeting had taken place at Ergo on 17 March just prior to the lockdown, therefore much of the discussion at this meeting focused on changes to maternity services resulting from the pandemic and the resilience and innovation demonstrated by maternity staff in the Trusts and key maternity stakeholders. A highlight/progress report, presented by LMS Programme Lead Becky Case, incorporating updated spending proposals and the risk register was the main item on the agenda. Other items focused on the new ‘Ask a Midwife’ service being provided in Trusts, women’s experience of maternity services during the pandemic and a detailed paper on Continuity of Carer. Claire Keegan from NHS England North gave a verbal update on the national maternity programme and linked regional activity. The LMS continues to work to support women, particularly those in BAME communities to have the safest birth process possible at this time.
 
HCV Digital Group (9th July)
 
Digital Group meeting led by John Skidmore, HCV Digital SRO & Director of Adults, Health & Customer Services, took place on 09 July 2020 via MS Teams and was attended by 26 Senior Digital Leaders across the ICS region with representation and support from NHSE.
 
Discussions took place regarding the Talk before you Walk schemes, digital inclusion, Voluntary and third sector involvement and end to end services working across the region.
 
An application has been submitted to NHSE for funding for digital improvements in support of the third wave Covid response.
 
The governance arrangements and structure going forwards were considered and it was agreed that the meetings will continue fortnightly for the time being. Should the funding bid be successful delivery will be managed through this group.
 
Subgroup leads updated members about the progress they are making within their specialities
The Digital Fast-forward Strategy has been approved and continues to receive positive feedback
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Public Health England launch new campaign encouraging people to wear face masks when using public transport
 
Public Health England have produced a series of information posters encouraging the general public to wear face masks when using public transport. These new resources are to support in the communication of the “Alert” phase of the Covid-19 campaign and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus. For further information please visit the NHS website and the GOV webpage.
 
Maternity Voices Partnership surveys: Maternity Care during COVID-19 pandemic
 
Maternity care has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership would like to understand the impact of these changes on patients maternity journeys, including seeking views on the ‘Ask the Midwife’ Facebook enquiry service and telephone/video appointments.
 
How you can help!
 
Please share these surveys across your networks to ensure as many people (staff and public) have the opportunity to contribute their views.
 
“If you are pregnant please use this survey to share your views and experiences”
 
“If you have had your baby at any time during 2020 (before or during the pandemic) we would also like to hear about the care you received from your midwives, during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards. Please use this survey to share your views and experiences”
 
Tax on Testing
 
Workers who have coronavirus tests paid for by their employer will not have to pay tax on them. On Monday, HMRC said that the tests would be treated as a “benefit in kind”, and so would be subject to extra income tax for employees. Since then, the Treasury has granted tax exemption for the tests.
The exemption will be in effect for any tests that have taken place during the current 2020-21 tax year. HMRC are amending their guidance to reflect this change.
 
NHS appreciation
 
Maghull Wind Orchestra has created a virtual version of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”. The video is dedicated to all the children and young people who are struggling at this time getting used to the “new normal” due to Covid-19. A former opera singer (also known as the ‘Opera Doc’), has returned to the NHS to help tackle COVID-19. To commemorate the NHS birthday, he sang on the roof of Guy’s hospital, you can access the video here.
 
Government Summer Statement
 
Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered an economic update including fresh spending pledges on equipping the NHS to deal with both its large treatment backlog and the real possibility of a second peak of the virus. Click here to read more.
 
Other information
 
New service launches to support local people bereaved by suicide
 
A new service has launched to support local people bereaved by suicide in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. Funded by the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership, the service will be delivered by Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. Support includes talking with an experienced bereavement worker, creating memory boxes, funeral planning, attending inquests as well as help with financial matters. The support will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Find out more
 
2020 GP Patient Survey
 
The 2020 GP Patient Survey results have now been published. The survey received 739,637 responses from patients aged 16 years or over who are registered with a GP practice in England, and cover the period up to the end of March 2020 (only two weeks of the pandemic.) The results are available on the GP Patient Survey website
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Facebook page
 
The HCV Partnership now has a Facebook page. As we currently do via our Twitter account, we will be using our Facebook page to share news, campaigns and other announcements. So please like our page to keep up to date with all the goings-on across the Partnership.
 
NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 – Nominations Open!
 
The NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020, are designed to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers. MPs are now searching for nominations to submit and want to hear from outstanding individuals in their local area, who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health service provides care for people. Have you got a good example to share? Find out how to nominate.
 
Social prescribing approaches for migrants: call for evidence
 
Public Health England is conducting an evidence review on social prescribing approaches for migrant populations in England who are most at risk of experiencing social exclusion and marginalisation. PHE are conducting this review in collaboration with University College London (UCL) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM). For more information, please click here.
 
The Kings Fund: Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers
 
The Kings Fund have published a new report, Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers, looking at how NHS organisations are addressing race inequalities and inclusion in the workforce. The report is accompanied by the stories of 12 people from ethnic minority backgrounds who share their personal experience of working in the NHS.
 
**Blog** Shilpa Ross, senior researcher in the policy team at The Kings Fun, shares her thoughts on why people from an ethnic minority background continue to suffer the consequences of racial prejudice and structural inequalities when it comes to employment, education, health, justice and more. Read more.
 
IAPT v2.0 and SDCS Cloud transition delayed by one month
 
Due to the Covid-19 situation, some IAPT providers have been unable to prepare fully for the IAPT v1.5 to IAPT v2.0 transition, which was due to start local collection on 1st July. NHS England and NHS Digital have therefore agreed to postpone transition, and this will also delay the migration from the legacy Bureau Service Portal (Open Exeter) to the new Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS Cloud).
 
The postponement will provisionally be for one month. IAPT v2.0 will now launch from 1st August and the first submissions to SDCS Cloud will take place from 1st September. IAPT providers should, where possible, continue to submit data using the IAPT v1.5 standard to the Bureau Service Portal.
 
If you have any queries, please contact NHS Digital for Technical queries at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or NHS England IAPT team for policy queries at England.mental.health@nhs.net.
 
Social Risk Factor map
 
The Zero Suicide Alliance and The Mental Health Foundation have launched an interactive suicide risk mapping service for England that draws together information from multiple sources. You can explore different regions and local authorities and look at the 11 different social factors with suggested actions for the public sector. Please see here for more information.
 
Webinars and Events
 
The future of the national IAPT webinar series
 
The national IAPT programme has been providing monthly webinars for several years, these have covered different subjects including vicarious trauma, staff wellbeing, specific LTC pathways, alongside many on interventions for different disorders. Plans are to re-start the monthly webinars in August after a month’s break.
 
The weekly series that started during Covid-19 was designed specifically to provide information and reassurance on delivering treatment remotely. As we start to come out of lockdown the needs of practitioners may be changing so national colleagues would like to seek your responses to the following questions:-
 
Would you like to be included in invites going forward as the monthly webinars re-start?
A number of specific topics have been suggested for the monthly series including “working with older people post Covid”; “returning to face to face post lockdown”; and “working with panic”. Please advise if there are any topics you would like to see covered. Equally, if there is a topic you are passionate about, or some examples of best practice you would like to share, please advise.
There is a possibility of running a small webinar series for commissioners of services – if you are a commissioner please do advise if this is something you would be interested in and what topics you would like to see covered.
 
How to sign-up for the NHS Cadets programme Please could responses be sent to england.mentalhealth@nhs.net.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Disparities in the impact of Covid-19 in black and minority ethnic populations: review of the evidence and recommendations for action – This report written by SAGE provides insight into why people from Black and Ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds appear to be at greater risk of hospitalisation and deaths with COVID-19.
British Geriatric Society: Capturing beneficial change from the Covid-19 pandemic – This report is a response to a request from NHS England and NHS Improvement for examples of beneficial innovations across the NHS that have been implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic and should be retained as the NHS starts to resume business as usual. BGS members contributed examples of innovations that have been implemented in their areas.
Imperial College: The impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on all-cause attendances to emergency departments in two large London hospitals: an observational study – This report aims to assess how the reorganisation of hospital care and admission policies to respond to the Covid-19 epidemic effected emergency hospital admissions. The report uses administrative patient-level clinical hospital records from two large London hospitals from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (St Mary’s and Charing Cross) to analyse trends in attendances to emergency departments and emergency admissions pre- and post-implementation of lockdown policies in England
Care Quality Commission (CQC): 2019 adult inpatient survey statistical release – The majority of people who stayed as an inpatient in hospital were happy with the care they received, had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and felt their fundamental needs were met, according to the latest CQC adult inpatient survey. However, survey respondents were less positive about arrangements and information received when leaving hospital, and access to support and further services once at home. This was a particular concern for people who self-reported as being frail. The survey was conducted before the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS Providers- A new era of digital leadership – This guide aims to help trust leaders build on the momentum made during Covid-19 and support NHS boards in leading their organisations into the next stage of digitisation. It includes a number of board-level case studies as well as key Covid-19 reflections and lessons from other sectors. It also sets out useful questions for board leaders as they reflect on their own digital leadership. Read more.
 
Other
 
A new approach to decisions about data
Cyber security experts commit to ‘protecting the people who protect our health
Yorkshire Ambulance Service connects with Leeds Teaching for record transfer
NHSX turns one: Digital Health News looks back
NHS Confederation: Record numbers of nurses and midwives joined the permanent register in the last year
NHS Confederation: NHS Clinical Commissioners, which is part of the NHS Confederation, has launched a new group to support clinical commissioning leaders who have a clinical background.
Leeds Teaching adopts AI stroke imaging tech
Early Intervention Eating Disorder 16/18-25 years, AHSN Network programme update – The AHSN Network is supporting the adoption and spread of an Early Intervention Eating Disorders (ED) 16/18-25 years programme after they selected the model ‘FREED’ for spread and adoption across England from 2020 to 2023. FREED stands for First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders. All trusts implementing FREED or an equivalent model will be invited to join (for free) the FREED Network. Sites looking to join the FREED network will receive ongoing support from the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) team. Please see here for further information and additional links.
 
News
 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Chief Executive sorry for ‘absolutely massive’ impact of Covid-19 on hospital services
Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Trust: Changes to audiology clinic at DPoW Hospital, Grimsby
North Lincolnshire CCG: Fourth Primary Care Network developed for Barton and Winterton
East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: CCG publishes their East Riding Covid-19 Outbreak plan
Hull CCG: Hull Outbreak Prevention and management plan published
Vale of York CCG: Vale of York GP appointed Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance’s GP Lead
Humber NHS Trust: How you can get involved in Dementia Research
 
 
Week Commencing 6th July 2020
 
In this week’s blog, John Skidmore, SRO for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s digital transformation programme, writes: “One of the biggest successes of dealing with COVID-19 has been the deployment of digital to the frontline across health and social care in Humber, Coast and Vale. Our partners have come together with passion, determination and talent to unleash the potential of digital in our ICS, building on past successes.” Read More
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
NEW The latest key developments of the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record here
You can read the latest news on our website here
Or find us on twitter: @HCVPartnership or watch our videos on YouTube
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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**HAPPY 72ND BIRTHDAY TO THE NHS!**
Sunday 5th July saw the NHS celebrate a whopping 72 years since its creation in July 1948. To mark this important milestone many people took part in a final ‘Clap for our Carers’ at 5pm throughout the UK on their doorsteps and in their gardens. Thank you to everyone who is a part of the NHS and enables it to transform people’s lives and health every day. Here’s to another successful 72 years!
 
What’s happening this week?
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Suicide Prevention Steering Group met on Tuesday (7th July).
The HCV Executive Partnership Board will meet on Wednesday (8th July).
The HCV Local Maternity System Oversight and Assurance Board will meet on Friday (10th July).
The next meeting of the HCV Testing Steering Group is due to take place on Friday (10th July).
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber Acute Services Review Executive Oversight Group (1st July)
 
The Humber Acute Services Review Exec Oversight Group met to review progress with the review over the past month. It was reported back that, following a pause to enable organisations to respond to Covid-19, work on the review has resumed at pace with a focus on a number of specialties where there are underlying challenges that existed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group agreed to continue work on an interim clinical strategy for these services alongside the longer term strategic review work, which will take place through the remainder of the calendar year. Further details are available in the latest update report.
 
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Useful Information
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT** Department of Health and NHS Local Maternity Systems promote and encourage the intake of Vitamin D during and after pregnancy particularly in BAME families
 
All adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, need 10 micrograms of Vitamin D each day and should consider taking a supplement containing this amount between September and March. Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
 
You may be at particular risk of not having enough vitamin D if:
you have dark skin (for example, if you’re of African, African Caribbean or south Asian origin)
You may need to consider taking a daily supplement of Vitamin D all year. Talk to a midwife or doctor if this applies to you.
 
If you are out in the sun for any length of time – don’t forget your sun cream!
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
Changes to UK Government shielding advice
The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates have decreased significantly over the last few weeks. People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but may now choose to leave their home, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, you may do so with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. Click here to see the latest guidance in full.
 
NHS announces new tool ‘Your Covid Recovery’ on its 72nd birthday to support patients living with the long-term effects of coronavirus infection
A new recovery tool, with the majority of support and intervention to take place online with the support of healthcare professionals, has been announced for England. “Your Covid Recovery” will be an online portal for people in England to access tutorials, contact healthcare workers and track their progress. NHS England acknowledges that “tens of thousands” of people have long-term symptoms after catching Covid-19 ranging from chronic fatigue to breathing problems and memory loss. The project will be rolled out in two phases, with the web portal launching later this month. Later in the summer, tailored rehabilitation will also be offered to those who qualify, following an assessment. Each programme will last a maximum of 12 weeks, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Read More
 
Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn
There are growing fears around the impact of coronavirus, social distancing and ‘lockdown’ on the confidence and ability of patients to come forward for cancer screenings, and hospitals to be able to deliver pre-coronavirus levels of cancer screenings. There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals and treatments have been delayed or cancelled. NHS England said it is working hard to restore services, but NHS figures show there was a 60% drop in people visiting their GP and being referred for tests in April. Read more
 
**BLOG** Supporting our BAME NHS people during and beyond COVID-19: an update from Prerana Issar and Dr Nikki Kanani
As well as lived experience of disadvantage and inequality, recent data demonstrates the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues. Read more
 
Support for pregnant BAME women
The NHS is providing additional support for pregnant BAME women, as new research shows heightened risks facing women from minority groups. Analysis out over the weekend showed Black pregnant women are eight times more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19, while Asian women are four times as likely, NHS England and NHS Improvement has said.
 
NHS COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme – staff donation appeal

NHS Blood and Transplant has now made more than 10,000 appointments for people to donate COVID-19 convalescent plasma and is collaborating with more than 100 hospitals, through the REMAP-CAP and RECOVERY platform trials. The programme is particularly seeking donations from NHS colleagues. Anyone who works for the NHS and has recovered from COVID-19 who wishes to donate convalescent plasma can call 0300 123 23 23 and they will be prioritised for donation. People can also offer to donate by supplying their details via the NHS Blood and Transplant website
 
Other information
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT** GP Practices launch new online service PR campaign
A campaign involving all six HCV CCGs has launched on 1st July to promote GP practice online services to the general public. The objectives of the campaign are: to raise awareness to the general public that many services offered by their local GP practice can be accessed online (eg: seeking medical advice and help, booking appointments, managing repeat prescriptions etc); explain what these online services entail, the benefits, how to use and where to access them; and generate interest in the service, encouraging the public to adopt in the short and long term (beyond COVID-19). Click here to find out more
 
Webinars and Events
 
The Benefits of the new NHS Cadets Programme / Becoming an NHS Cadets Site
The NHS is working in equal partnership with St. John’s Ambulance (SJA) to develop ten thousand new ‘NHS cadets’ within the next three years. They aim to provide young people with invaluable life skills, offering a route into a career in the health service for thousands of British teens, and deliver on the Long Term Plan commitment to double the number of volunteers in the NHS by 2021. Across the country, and over the past few months, a number of NHS provider pilots sites have been nurturing the NHS Cadets programme. The Cadets partnership is holding two informative webinars, both with the same content, which will cover the following points:
 
The benefits and impact of youth volunteering and social action initiatives
Hearing from current NHS Cadets
Early learning from sites already on the NHS Cadets journey
The St John Ambulance support offer
The NHS Cadets Memorandum of Understanding and how to sign up to become and NHS Cadet site.
How to sign-up for the NHS Cadets programme
 
This will also be an opportunity for NHS Trusts and other health and care organisations to register interest in the programme. Webinar dates are Monday 13th July, 3pm – 4.30pm and Wednesday 5th August, 10-11.30am. To register for one of the webinars please e-mail england.voluntarypartnerships@nhs.net stating your organisation and which of the sessions you would like to attend. They will then send a calendar invite with a MS Teams link.
 
Coronavirus and Climate Change
 
As we move towards economic recovery, the Consultation Institute has put together a free programme of webinars to enable their clients to access useful expertise on key issues and techniques around engaging the public on the climate emergency in the emerging post-Covid-19 phase. As part of this they are running a series of free webinars open to all which consider the impact of green recovery, climate change and sustainability on a post-Covid economic environment. The webinars take place fortnightly beginning 9th July, then continuing 23rd July and 6th August. Read more and sign up for free here
 
New Workforce Development Resource Webinars
 
Good Conversations Training – developed specifically for staff and volunteers who are supporting the health and wellbeing of people who are isolating or shielding:
 
Monday 13th July 2020 – 10:00 – 11:30 – Online via Zoom
Tuesday 21st July 2020 – 10:-00 – 11:30- Online via Zoom
Wednesday 22nd July – 14:00 – 15:30 – Online via Zoom
 
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
MIND: The mental health emergency – how has the coronavirus pandemic impacted our mental health? Mind has announced five key tests for the UK government as part of its recovery plan for mental health: investing in community services; protecting those most at risk and addressing inequalities faced by people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities; reforming the Mental Health Act; providing a financial safety net through the benefits system; and supporting children and young people.
Royal College of Physicians: Returning the NHS to an even keel – This briefing provides insight into the challenges facing medical specialties. It shows that almost half of physician specialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology and rheumatology, expect to be working at less than previous pre-Covid activity levels for at least 12 months or more. The briefing captures several aspects of restarting activity, including specialty capacity, adaptations to services and co-dependencies. It also provides an insight into potential capacity scenarios in genitourinary medicine and rheumatology.
House of Commons Library: Coronavirus: health and social care key issues and sources – This briefing brings together and summarises some of the key issues that MPs have raised on behalf of their constituents around the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on the health and care sectors.
British Red Cross: Life after lockdown: tackling loneliness among those left behind The Covid-19 crisis has made loneliness worse, with some people more affected than others. This report shows that although social distancing and lockdown measures will continue to be eased, loneliness will remain and for those most left behind, it may continue to grow.
Institute for Fiscal Studies: The financial risk and resilience of English local authorities in the coronavirus crisis
The Childhood Trust: Children in lockdown: the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for children living in poverty This report documents the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on disadvantaged and vulnerable children in London.
 
Other
 
Volunteering: How our volunteering team responded to Covid-19 – Written by Ruth Paterson, Voluntary Services Lead at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Volunteering: Recovering your Volunteering Services during Covid-19 – Produced by the Volunteering Service at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, this report provides details of how the Trust plans to resume the volunteering services safely.
NHS Confederation: Time to be radical? In England, an existential debate has begun about the future of our NHS and its link to wider care services.
NHS Confederation: NHS Reset: The future of clinical commissioning and resetting the NHS
 
News
 
East Riding of Yorkshire Council: Changes to opening hours of East Riding Coronavirus Community Hub owing to drop off in calls for support
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: 500 patients well enough to go home after Covid-19
Vale of York CCG: Vale of York CCG proactively supporting Care Homes to protect against COVID-19
North Yorkshire CCG: The Go-To website proves a hit among children and young people seeking mental health support in North Yorkshire