Humber, Coast and Vale – June 2020

 June 2020
 
 Week Commencing 22nd June 2020
 
In this week’s blog, Professor Stephen Eames CBE, Independent Chair and System Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes: “We believe that our communities will benefit for many years to come if we can learn from the changes we’ve made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for all the hard work, enthusiasm and ingenuity that you and your colleagues have shown.” Read More
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
You can read the latest Humber Acute Services Review programme update here
The latest update from the HCV Cancer Alliance can be viewed 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?
 
The Humber Local Digital Roadmap Board will meet on Wednesday (24th June).
On Thursday (25th June) the HCV Covid-19 Digital Group will hold its next meeting.
The HCV Testing Steering Group will meet on Friday (26th June).
The next meeting of the HCV Clinical and Professional Leadership Group is also due to take place on Friday.
 
What happened last week?
 
Finance, Planning and Programme Leads (15th June)
 
The Finance, Planning and Programmes Leads are meeting fortnightly at the moment as we work through the planning for what is being called ‘phase 3’ August 2020 to March 2021. The group received updates from the two geographical partnerships (Humber and North Yorkshire & York) on the development of their plans for the phase 3 period and offer some confirm and challenge to the work that had been undertaken. There was recognition that there will be further iterations of the plans as they are developed and national guidance is issued over the coming weeks.
 
Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group (17th June)
 
The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group met virtually on Wednesday 17th June. An update was given around temporary changes to Urology, Oncology and Stroke services and plans to engage current patients about the changes. There were updates of the current work streams where changes have taken place or are planned/required in the future. Following on from the desktop review a discussion about the fragile specialties within Scarborough Hospital, plans are being put in place for the next stages of the review following the delay due to Covid-19 and the future of the East Coast.
 
The HCV Testing Steering Group (19th June)
 
The HCV Testing Steering Group continues to meet weekly to coordinate the work of partners in relation to Covid-19 testing and related activities across Humber, Coast and Vale. The group discussed the developing Local Outbreak Management Plans. Public Health England led a discussion around Test and Trace and the implications in particular for health and care settings. The other main issues discussed include: rolling out antibody testing and managing phlebotomy capacity to support partners across health and care; laboratory capacity for testing and maximising the availability of testing across the region including through the deployment of Mobile Testing Units in our rural areas.
 
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Useful Information
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
For information for public (health advice): click here
For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and risk level in the UK: click here
For advice for clinicians and NHS managers: click here
         – For Primary care: click here
         – For Secondary care: click here
         – For Community health, social care and ambulance services: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers can be found here
Latest updates in relation to infection prevention and control
 
Shielding announcement

The Government has now reviewed the latest evidence and from 6th July those shielding will be able to spend time outdoors in a group of up to 6 people including those outside of their household, while maintaining social distancing. Those who are shielding and live alone or are single parents with children will also be able to create a ‘support bubble’ with one other household of any size, following the same rules that are already in place for the wider population. From 1st August, the shielding advice will relax further, allowing those shielding to do even more, such as visit shops and places of worship, provided they take particular care to maintain social distancing and minimise contact with others outside their household. Support will remain in place until end of July.
 
UK COVID-19 alert is lowered to risk level 3
The UK’s coronavirus alert level has been downgraded from four to three, its chief medical officers have said. Under level three, the virus is considered to be “in general circulation” and there could be a “gradual relaxation of restrictions”. Strong>Read More
 
Government update on NHS COVID-19 App
The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service. This will bring together the work done so far on the NHS COVID-19 app and the new Google/Apple framework.
 
Restarting NHS Dental services
On 25th March, in response to COVID-19, all dental practices in England were asked to close for face-to-face consultations and move to telephone triage for urgent dental issues. England’s Chief Dental Officer Professor Sara Hurley has released further information on how we aim to get dental services back up and running. Please find a letter attached to the briefing email, which was sent to all MPs in England from the Chief Dental Officer updating on our plans.
 
Reopening of optical services
NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a letter setting out the next steps for delivery of NHS optical services in England along with a Standard Operating Procedure for optical settings. Working with professional representative groups, NHS England and NHS Improvement have consensus on the ambition to commence reopening services. NHS England and NHS Improvement support the full resumption of routine General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in a way that is safe, and where practices assess that they have the necessary infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements in place.
 
Information from Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – what to expect if you visit hospital

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is restarting some clinics but they need everyone to follow new measures to protect you and their staff during Covid-19. From Monday 15 June, the Government has announced all patients and visitors to hospital must cover their faces. Read More
 
Other information
 
Welcome to… Jayne Adamson
We are pleased to announce that Jayne Adamson has joined as People Lead for the Partnership. Jayne’s will provide immediate support to our progress as a Partnership and in particular the people/workforce agenda. Jayne will focus on the delivery of a number of key objectives over the next 12 months which are aligned to our long term plan ambitions and include: Making Humber, Coast and Vale a great place to work; improving the Leadership Culture in Humber, Coast and Vale; addressing our workforce demand and supply to ensure they meet our service transformation needs and can deliver 21st century health and care services; and developing the Partnership People Operating Arrangements for Humber, Coast and Vale including developing strong relationships with key stakeholders.
 
Welcome to… Lucy Bowden
Welcome to Lucy Bowden who has joined on secondment as Head of Programme Delivery for Humber Acute Services. Excellent timing, as we commence with our plans for priority specialities, working as a system across the four Humber CCGs, as well as Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and creating the essential linkages with PCNs and community care. Lucy will also provide senior programme expertise to the long term HASR proposals for services and capital investment.
 
Welcome to… Nova Watkinson
Welcome to Nova Watkinson, our new Local Maternity System Safety Lead. Nova joins the Partnership on a one-year secondment from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she worked as a Quality and Governance Midwife. Nova will be working with our key partners to drive forward improvements in the safety of maternity services, including the spread of innovation; creating a culture of safety, learning from incidents and complaints; compiling appropriate system-wide guidelines, serious incident reporting and sharing learning across the HCV LMS.
 
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.
 
More than 500 tablet devices help care home residents remain connected to GPs during COVID-19

Care home residents in Humber, Coast and Vale have remained connected to GPs during lockdown – after more than 500 tablet devices were supplied to the region’s care homes through a digital programme launched in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Read More
 
GP practice online service PR campaign
A campaign involving all six HCV CCGs is to launch 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). To find out more, visit: nhsonline.info
 
Webinars and Events
 
Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid
NHS England public participation and system transformation webinars. The June and July schedule can be found here
 
Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.
 
On this course, you’ll explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope. The course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies.
 
This course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners. This course is aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register or find out more
 
Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid
NHS England public participation and system transformation webinars. The June and July schedule can be found here
 
Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network – How can we create real, lasting change after COVID-19?
On Wednesday 1st July, from 11.00 – 12.30, YHAHSN will host a webinar with Richard Stubbs, CEO on the topic of creating lasting change post-coronavirus. Rob Webster, ICS Lead for West Yorkshire & Harrogate, is joining the panel discussion along with Michael Wood from NHS Confed and Katherine Ward will give an industry innovator perspective. Already a great deal of discussion is taking place to consider how the healthcare system needs to reset itself and learn from both the positive and negative aspects of the crisis. This webinar will begin to explore these opportunities from a Yorkshire and Humber perspective. Please do join us if you would like to contribute to the discussion. Find out more and book your place on the webinar by visiting Eventbrite.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
Public Health England: Following its review into the disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 earlier this month, Public Health England has now published a summary of stakeholder insights into factors affecting the impact of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. The report also sets out recommendations and actions. Read here
National Audit Office: Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for Covid-19. This report is the second in a programme of work by the National Audit Office to support parliament’s scrutiny of the UK government’s response to Covid-19. It sets out the facts about the government’s progress in preparing the NHS and social care for the Covid-19 outbreak.
Health Foundation: The Health Foundation Covid-19 survey. Topics covered included: experience of using NHS services during the pandemic and perceptions as to how services are managing; the impact of Covid-19 on people’s health and wellbeing, including mental health; levels of support or opposition to the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic; and more.
Institute for Fiscal Studies: The geography of the Covid-19 crisis in England. This report analyses how the health, economic and social impacts of Covid-19 vary around England.
Institute for Fiscal Studies: The mental health effects of the first two months of lockdown and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK
 
Other
 
Institute of Public Care: Adult social care data and cyber security programme report 2019-20. This report summarises learning from the programme, identifies the key risks faced by provider services, and the extent to which recommendations in the 2018/19 programme report have been implemented.
Public Health England: Sexual and reproductive health return on investment tool This tool quantifies the costs and benefits associated with a range of sexual and reproductive health interventions. It focuses on young people (aged 15 to 24).
World Health Organization (Europe office): Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being: findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada
 
News
 
Hull CCG: CCG and Children’s University partnership to support 500 vulnerable children
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: COVID-19: “We now need a different type of public support”
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust: North Lincs volunteers are brightening up working life for NHS staff
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: Face mask guidance for patients and the public
North Lincolnshire CCG: CCG supports North Lincolnshire Council in ‘Stop Covid – Prevent Local Outbreak’ campaign
Vale of York CCG: Vale of York surgery scoops Team Excellence Award
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Selby Hospital new equipment donation
NHS England and NHS Improvement: NHS Chief Executive pays tribute to “essential contribution” of Windrush generation
NHS England and NHS Improvement: NHS high street check-ups top 300,000
Health Tech Digital: Cybercriminals are targeting Hospitals during COVID-19 – simple steps can protect you
Computer Weekly: Covid-19 contact-tracing apps: the key data protection issues
Digital Health: Text and telephone consultations trump video during Covid-19
Wired: Why the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app failed
 
 
Week Commencing 15th June 2020
 
In this week’s blog, Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, talks about the establishment of the newly-formed ‘Clinical and Professional Leadership Group’ which has an important role across the Partnership and describes the aims and ambitions of this group. Watch here
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
You can read the latest Humber Acute Services Review programme update here
The latest update from the HCV Cancer Alliance can be viewed 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?
 
The meeting of the HCV Finance, Planning and Programme Leads was on Monday (15th June).
The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group will meet on Wednesday (17th June).
The HCV Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Steering Group will meet for the first time on Friday (19th June).
The HCV Testing Steering Group will also meet on Friday.
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber Acute Services Review Communications and Engagement Group (8th June)
 
The Humber Acute Review Communications and Engagement Delivery Group met to review the work on the Acute Review to date and plan the next phases of communications and engagement with patients, citizens, staff and other stakeholders. Following a period on pause to enable organisations to focus on the immediate Covid-19 response, the review is now moving at pace to find solutions to challenges in a range of service areas within the context of continuing to manage Covid-19 in our communities. The next phase of engagement will focus on engaging with groups and individuals who might potentially be impacted by changes to the service areas now under review.
 
North Yorkshire and York Digital Transformation Programme Board (10th June)
 
At the Vale of York and North Yorkshire Digital Delivery Board Keith Strahan, Principal Clinical Lead, NHS Digitals Social Care Programme provided an update and presentation on progress and the resources available through the programme. He gave an update on the Digital Red Bag and Digital Care and Support Planning Standard from the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB). He also advised about The Core Information Standard for Local Health and Social Care Records which has been produced following consultation with more than 1,500 individuals and organisations and the development of the national reasonable adjustments flag which indicates potential adjustments to care for all citizens under the Equality Act (2010). Trevor Wright, from N3i, also gave an overview of the work he has been commissioned to do in relation to the Humber, Coast and Vale Primary Care Digital Strategy and the 12-16 week approach to develop and produce this document. The HCV Digital team provided an update to the group on the status of COVID response solutions which have been rapidly put in place across the CCGs and their commissioned primary care services and also the delivery of the EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System) project and the deployment of the shared care record portal to primary care among other features of the project portfolio. Providers from across the region gave an update on their priorities and what innovations were being made digitally to support and meet their service user needs as we continue to respond to this national challenge.
 
HCV ICS Testing Steering Group – Covid-19 (12th June)
 
The HCV Testing Steering Group continues to meet weekly to coordinate the activities of partners in relation to all aspects of Covid-19 testing across Humber, Coast and Vale. The meeting focused on issues including the rollout of antibody testing within our organisations, particularly across primary care; building up laboratory capacity and the development of local outbreak management plans in each of our local authorities and associated governance arrangements.
 
**Partnership Job Opportunities – HCV Learning Disability Programme Lead**
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership (Mental Health) are seeking an experienced programme lead to work with system partners to deliver our shared ambition for Learning Disability services across the HCV Patch. The Learning Disability Programme Lead will focus on leading and co-ordinating the Learning Disability Programme; this post provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per week. To apply, please send an Expression of Interest for the role to Emily Davey: emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday 19th June 2020.
 
HCV Mental Health Community Mental Health Teams – Programme Lead (extended deadline)
 
Expressions of interest are sought from all of our partners to identify a senior lead for our Community Mental Health Team programme. We require a senior manager to provide the leadership to this priority area. This post will focus on leading and co-ordinating work to review and improve care across community mental health teams initially in Hull and East Riding, with the intention to spread learning across the Humber, Coast and Vale. This pilot is one of only two in the Yorkshire and Humber region and the lead role provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per week. To apply, please send an Expression of Interest for the role to Emily Davey: emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday 19th June 2020.
 
**Partnership Job Opportunities – HCV Learning Disability Programme Lead**
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership (Mental Health) are seeking an experienced programme lead to work with system partners to deliver our shared ambition for Learning Disability services across the HCV Patch. The Learning Disability Programme Lead will focus on leading and co-ordinating the Learning Disability Programme; this post provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per week. To apply, please send an Expression of Interest for the role to Emily Davey: emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday 19th June 2020.
 
NHS Vale of York CCG – Band 5 LEDER Project Nurse
 
The NHS Vale of York CCG seeks expressions of interest for an exciting new role – a Project Nurse to join the Quality & Nursing team who will support carers in the prevention, early identification and management of health conditions for clients with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Autism. Applicants are invited to work on a secondment basis for a period of 12 months, 0.6 wte (3 days). The post will be based at West Offices in York and be part of the Quality and Nursing team, managed by the Head of Quality Improvement & Research. This is an initial year long programme and aims to support Learning into Action from the Learning Disability Mortality Review programme https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/leder-action-from-learning/. Closing Date: Friday 19th June 2020.
 
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Useful Information
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
For information for public (health advice): click here
For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and risk level in the UK: click here
For advice for clinicians and NHS managers: click here
         – For Primary care: click here
         – For Secondary care: click here
         – For Community health, social care and ambulance services: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers can be found here
This guide provides advice on how we can all look after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
See also Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Top tips to help you to look after your mental health and beat the boredom of isolation with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Favourite activities for you to try in isolation.
 
NHS Test and Trace Service: workplace guidance
This guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme, developed to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging as restrictions on everyday life are eased, as far as it is deemed safe to do so. Find out more
See also: NHS test and trace: how it works
 
Time for Care – Support to PCNs and GP Practices to implement rapid service change in the wake of Covid-19
Time for Care is a programme from NHS England designed to help practice teams manage their workload, adopt and spread innovations that free-up clinical time for care, and develop the skills and confidence to lead local improvement. All elements are delivered by NHSE’s Primary Care Improvement Faculty, a credible expert resource developed over the past decade which includes jobbing GPs, practice managers, nurses and members of the extended primary care team, as well as colleagues holding a diverse range of health and care sector experience. Time for Care has been revised to support primary care through Covid-19, and support could include: remote consultations, developing hub solutions, staffing flexibility to handle sickness and absence, reducing admin work for GPs, leading and coaching teams through change and uncertainty.
 
For more information or an initial diagnostic discussion, please contact David Cowan: David.cowan1@nhs.net
 
Other information
 
Webinars
 
Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network – How can we create real, lasting change after COVID-19?
On Wednesday 1st July, from 11.00 – 12.30, YHAHSN will host a webinar with Richard Stubbs, CEO on the topic of creating lasting change post-coronavirus. Rob Webster, ICS Lead for West Yorkshire & Harrogate, is joining the panel discussion along with Michael Wood from NHS Confed and Katherine Ward will give an industry innovator perspective. Already a great deal of discussion is taking place to consider how the healthcare system needs to reset itself and learn from both the positive and negative aspects of the crisis. This webinar will begin to explore these opportunities from a Yorkshire and Humber perspective. Please do join us if you would like to contribute to the discussion. Find out more and book your place on the webinar by visiting Eventbrite.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
UK Authority – NHSmail accounts hit by phishing attacks nationwide
World Health Organization: Preventing and managing the Covid-19 pandemic across long-term care services
Local Government Chronicle: Wellbeing board chairs criticise centralised and NHS focused Covid response
NHS England – Almost all GP surgeries sign up to the new PCN contract:
NHS Confed – Black Lives Matter and BAME representation across the NHS
BBC News – Racism could play a part in BAME Covid-19 deaths:
NHS Confed – STPs: One Year To Go?
 
 
 Week Commencing 8th June 2020
 
In this week’s blog, Professor Stephen Eames, Independent Chair and System Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes: “Over the past weeks and months, colleagues, partners and commentators from various perspectives and sectors have been talking about what comes next following the initial peak of Covid-19 cases and the rapid work that was undertaken to deal with the immediate pandemic response. Whatever we call this next phase of our response we do need to be mindful of how we can learn from what we have experienced over recent weeks and months and think about how we can build back better than before.” Read more
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
NEW You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
You can read the latest Humber Acute Services Review programme update here
The latest update from the HCV Cancer Alliance can be viewed 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?
 
The next meeting of the Humber Acute Services Executive Oversight Group takes place on Wednesday (3rd June).
The HCV Primary Care Workforce Group is also due to meet on Wednesday.
The HCV Testing Steering Group will meet on Friday (5th June).
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Group (28th May)
 
The latest meeting of the Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Group took place last Thursday and was attended by more than 30 digital leaders across the region, with representation and support from NHS England also. A number of sub-groups were formed to pick up key tasks, including a group working with directors of public health and Public Health England to ensure data flows are mapped so that antibody test results are visible to GPs. Another sub-group is undertaking a significant amount of work with care homes, across HCV, following up on the numbers of tablets already provided to care homes – which have facilitated GP video consultations. The group is now exploring other opportunities to support some of our most vulnerable citizens including wellbeing solutions to improve quality of life in the current climate. A further sub-group is focused on the digital elements of the work with mental health and learning disability groups to ensure further inclusion of vulnerable groups. At a more strategic level, a draft Digital Fast Forward Strategy has been produced, aimed at promoting and enabling greater collaboration and partnership working across all health and social care organisations in the HCV area.
 
HCV Testing Steering Group (29th May)
 
The Testing Steering Group discussed many of the key issues surrounding testing across HCV, including local pathology lab capacity, maximising phlebotomy capacity to support the roll out of antibody testing, care home testing and testing for under 5s. The group also discussed an update from the directors of public health across HCV on local outbreak management plans.
 
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Useful Information
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
For information for public (health advice): click here
For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and risk level in the UK: click here
For advice for clinicians and NHS managers: click here
         – For Primary care: click here
         – For Secondary care: click here
         – For Community health, social care and ambulance services: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers can be found here
This guide provides advice on how we can all look after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
See also Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Top tips to help you to look after your mental health and beat the boredom of isolation with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Favourite activities for you to try in isolation.
 
Guidance on shielding
The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower now than when shielding was first introduced. Find out more
 
NHS Test and Trace Service: workplace guidance
This guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme, developed to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging as restrictions on everyday life are eased, as far as it is deemed safe to do so. Find out more
See also: NHS test and trace: how it works
 
NHS Test and Trace Service resources for communications teams
A range of new assets that can be used to promote and explain the NHS Test and Trace Service are now available from the Campaign Resource Centre. These include static and animated social media assets, posters and digital screens.
 
COVID-19 antibody tests
The government has announced the start of a major new national antibody testing programme, with plans to provide antibody tests to NHS and care staff in England from the end of May. Find out more
 
COVID-19 tests and testing kits
Guidance has been produced by MHRA for members of the public, patients, professionals and industry around the COVID-19 tests and testing kits. This includes information on how they work, the different types of tests and the specifications manufacturers need to follow.
 
PPE information pack for NHS communications teams
NHS England and NHS Improvement has developed a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) information pack to support communications teams (can be found here). The pack includes the latest briefing information, links to resources and frequently asked questions and should support team with any local activities with staff and interested groups.
 
Time for Care – Support to PCNs and GP Practices to implement rapid service change in the wake of Covid-19
Time for Care is a programme from NHS England designed to help practice teams manage their workload, adopt and spread innovations that free-up clinical time for care, and develop the skills and confidence to lead local improvement. All elements are delivered by NHSE’s Primary Care Improvement Faculty, a credible expert resource developed over the past decade which includes jobbing GPs, practice managers, nurses and members of the extended primary care team, as well as colleagues holding a diverse range of health and care sector experience. Time for Care has been revised to support primary care through Covid-19, and support could include: remote consultations, developing hub solutions, staffing flexibility to handle sickness and absence, reducing admin work for GPs, leading and coaching teams through change and uncertainty.
 
For more information or an initial diagnostic discussion, please contact David Cowan: David.cowan1@nhs.net
 
Thanking children of NHS staff
The Northern Care Alliance (Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal Hospital NHS FT) has launched an initiative to say thank you to the children of our staff members for their support and contribution at this difficult time. This comprises a suite of letter templates for different age ranges from Chief Executive Raj Jain, for staff members to download and write in their own child/children’s names.
 
The NCA then encourage sharing, pictures, engagement etc on social media using the hashtag #NCAfamily. They’ve broadened out the range to include some more generic versions so that grandparents, aunties, uncles, or anyone with a little one in their life, can take part. Templates can be found here
 
Other information
 
Job opportunities
 
CMHT Programme Lead
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s Mental Health programme is advertising for a CMHT Programme Lead (job description and person specification can be found here). This post will focus on leading and co-ordinating work to review and improve care across community mental health teams initially in Hull and East Riding, with the intention to spread learning across the Humber Coast and Vale (HCV). We require a senior manager to provide the leadership to this priority area. The time commitment is estimated at approximately two days per week.
 
If you wish to discuss further or have interested staff, please contact Alison Flack, Programme Director, alison.flack@nhs.net tel: 07841766362. To apply please send an expression of interest for the role to Emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday, 12th June.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
NHS England and NHS Improvement: Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19
World Health Organization: Preventing and managing the Covid-19 pandemic across long-term care services
The Health Foundation: Returning NHS waiting times to 18 weeks for routine treatment
Local Government Association: Loneliness, social isolation and Covid-19: practical advice
Institute of Labor Economics: A guide for policymakers and for citizens who want to stay alive
House of Commons Library: House of Commons Library NHS hospital car parking policies in the UK
The King’s Fund: Covid-19 and the voluntary sector: what can we learn?
 
News
 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Online antenatal classes deliver their first Zoom babies!
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: Patients in local hospitals are being given a helping hand to stay         in touch with their loved ones
East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: East Yorkshire residents are encouraged to share stories of community spirit
North Lincolnshire CCG: Dr Satpal Shekhawat – It’s time to turn focus on our mental health
Hull CCG: Katie’s stop smoking story
Department of Health and Social Care: Government significantly boosts UK PPE supply with more than 100 new deals
NHS England and NHS Improvement: The Duchess of Cornwall hails volunteers ‘the backbone of our country’
NHS England and NHS Improvement: Top NHS doctor issues advice for children going back to school
NHS England and NHS Confederation: launch expert research centre on health inequalities
NHS England and NHS Improvement: Millions of patients benefiting from remote consultations
BuzzFeed: Leaked Data: Assaults On UK Emergency Workers Are Rising, Even As Other Crimes Are Falling
Public Technology: NHS collates data from symptom-tracker apps
The Conversation: Coronavirus: researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records
 
 
 Week Commencing 1st June 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Professor Stephen Eames, Independent Chair and System Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes: “Over the past weeks and months, colleagues, partners and commentators from various perspectives and sectors have been talking about what comes next following the initial peak of Covid-19 cases and the rapid work that was undertaken to deal with the immediate pandemic response. Whatever we call this next phase of our response we do need to be mindful of how we can learn from what we have experienced over recent weeks and months and think about how we can build back better than before.” Read more
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
NEW You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
You can read the latest Humber Acute Services Review programme update here
The latest update from the HCV Cancer Alliance can be viewed 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?
 
The next meeting of the Humber Acute Services Executive Oversight Group takes place on Wednesday (3rd June).
The HCV Primary Care Workforce Group is also due to meet on Wednesday.
The HCV Testing Steering Group will meet on Friday (5th June).
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Group (28th May)
 
The latest meeting of the Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Group took place last Thursday and was attended by more than 30 digital leaders across the region, with representation and support from NHS England also. A number of sub-groups were formed to pick up key tasks, including a group working with directors of public health and Public Health England to ensure data flows are mapped so that antibody test results are visible to GPs. Another sub-group is undertaking a significant amount of work with care homes, across HCV, following up on the numbers of tablets already provided to care homes – which have facilitated GP video consultations. The group is now exploring other opportunities to support some of our most vulnerable citizens including wellbeing solutions to improve quality of life in the current climate. A further sub-group is focused on the digital elements of the work with mental health and learning disability groups to ensure further inclusion of vulnerable groups. At a more strategic level, a draft Digital Fast Forward Strategy has been produced, aimed at promoting and enabling greater collaboration and partnership working across all health and social care organisations in the HCV area.
 
HCV Testing Steering Group (29th May)
 
The Testing Steering Group discussed many of the key issues surrounding testing across HCV, including local pathology lab capacity, maximising phlebotomy capacity to support the roll out of antibody testing, care home testing and testing for under 5s. The group also discussed an update from the directors of public health across HCV on local outbreak management plans.
 
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Useful Information
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
For information for public (health advice): click here
For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and risk level in the UK: click here
For advice for clinicians and NHS managers: click here
         – For Primary care: click here
         – For Secondary care: click here
         – For Community health, social care and ambulance services: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click here
Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers can be found here
This guide provides advice on how we can all look after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
See also Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Top tips to help you to look after your mental health and beat the boredom of isolation with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Favourite activities for you to try in isolation.
 
Guidance on shielding
The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower now than when shielding was first introduced. Find out more
 
NHS Test and Trace Service: workplace guidance
This guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme, developed to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging as restrictions on everyday life are eased, as far as it is deemed safe to do so. Find out more
See also: NHS test and trace: how it works
 
NHS Test and Trace Service resources for communications teams
A range of new assets that can be used to promote and explain the NHS Test and Trace Service are now available from the Campaign Resource Centre. These include static and animated social media assets, posters and digital screens.
 
COVID-19 antibody tests
The government has announced the start of a major new national antibody testing programme, with plans to provide antibody tests to NHS and care staff in England from the end of May. Find out more
 
COVID-19 tests and testing kits
Guidance has been produced by MHRA for members of the public, patients, professionals and industry around the COVID-19 tests and testing kits. This includes information on how they work, the different types of tests and the specifications manufacturers need to follow.
 
PPE information pack for NHS communications teams
NHS England and NHS Improvement has developed a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) information pack to support communications teams (can be found here). The pack includes the latest briefing information, links to resources and frequently asked questions and should support team with any local activities with staff and interested groups.
 
Time for Care – Support to PCNs and GP Practices to implement rapid service change in the wake of Covid-19
Time for Care is a programme from NHS England designed to help practice teams manage their workload, adopt and spread innovations that free-up clinical time for care, and develop the skills and confidence to lead local improvement. All elements are delivered by NHSE’s Primary Care Improvement Faculty, a credible expert resource developed over the past decade which includes jobbing GPs, practice managers, nurses and members of the extended primary care team, as well as colleagues holding a diverse range of health and care sector experience. Time for Care has been revised to support primary care through Covid-19, and support could include: remote consultations, developing hub solutions, staffing flexibility to handle sickness and absence, reducing admin work for GPs, leading and coaching teams through change and uncertainty.
 
For more information or an initial diagnostic discussion, please contact David Cowan: David.cowan1@nhs.net
 
Thanking children of NHS staff
The Northern Care Alliance (Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal Hospital NHS FT) has launched an initiative to say thank you to the children of our staff members for their support and contribution at this difficult time. This comprises a suite of letter templates for different age ranges from Chief Executive Raj Jain, for staff members to download and write in their own child/children’s names.
 
The NCA then encourage sharing, pictures, engagement etc on social media using the hashtag #NCAfamily. They’ve broadened out the range to include some more generic versions so that grandparents, aunties, uncles, or anyone with a little one in their life, can take part. Templates can be found here
 
Other information
 
Job opportunities
 
CMHT Programme Lead
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s Mental Health programme is advertising for a CMHT Programme Lead (job description and person specification can be found here). This post will focus on leading and co-ordinating work to review and improve care across community mental health teams initially in Hull and East Riding, with the intention to spread learning across the Humber Coast and Vale (HCV). We require a senior manager to provide the leadership to this priority area. The time commitment is estimated at approximately two days per week.
 
If you wish to discuss further or have interested staff, please contact Alison Flack, Programme Director, alison.flack@nhs.net tel: 07841766362. To apply please send an expression of interest for the role to Emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday, 12th June.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
NHS England and NHS Improvement: Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19
World Health Organization: Preventing and managing the Covid-19 pandemic across long-term care services
The Health Foundation: Returning NHS waiting times to 18 weeks for routine treatment
Local Government Association: Loneliness, social isolation and Covid-19: practical advice
Institute of Labor Economics: A guide for policymakers and for citizens who want to stay alive
House of Commons Library: House of Commons Library NHS hospital car parking policies in the UK
The King’s Fund: Covid-19 and the voluntary sector: what can we learn?
 
News
 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Online antenatal classes deliver their first Zoom babies!
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: Patients in local hospitals are being given a helping hand to stay         in touch with their loved ones
East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: East Yorkshire residents are encouraged to share stories of community spirit
North Lincolnshire CCG: Dr Satpal Shekhawat – It’s time to turn focus on our mental health
Hull CCG: Katie’s stop smoking story
Department of Health and Social Care: Government significantly boosts UK PPE supply with more than 100 new deals
NHS England and NHS Improvement: The Duchess of Cornwall hails volunteers ‘the backbone of our country’
NHS England and NHS Improvement: Top NHS doctor issues advice for children going back to school
NHS England and NHS Confederation: launch expert research centre on health inequalities
NHS England and NHS Improvement: Millions of patients benefiting from remote consultations
BuzzFeed: Leaked Data: Assaults On UK Emergency Workers Are Rising, Even As Other Crimes Are Falling
Public Technology: NHS collates data from symptom-tracker apps
The Conversation: Coronavirus: researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records