Humber, Coast and Vale – May 2020

 May 2020
 
 Week Commencing 25th May 2020
 
Welcome to the latest edition of the Humber, Coast and Vale Weekly Bulletin. We hope you are staying safe and well.
 
You can find out more about our work on our website at www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk
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 Scarborough Acute Services Review Communications and Engagement Group will meet on Wednesday (27th May)
The HCV Digital Group will meet on Thursday (28th May)
The HCV Testing Steering Group will meet on Friday (29th May)
 
What happened last week?
 
HCV Workforce Board (18th May 2020)
 
The HCV Workforce Board met last week for the first time since March and the pandemic began, to touch base on a range of HR and workforce items including next stage planning and key messages from the Regional and National teams. It was noted that ‘next stage planning’ was now the regional focus as systems move towards recovery and restoration of services and capacity. The Board would need to consider what this would mean for workforce as we move through the phases and modelling was underway to include social care and care homes. There would also be changes made to the NHS People Plan and changes anticipated to the Long Term Plan. Other items for discussion included: capturing learning from this period, protecting the health and wellbeing of our workforce, and preparation for future new surges.
 
HCV Finance, Planning and Programme Leads Group (18th May 2020)
 
The Finance, Planning and Programme Leads Group comes together on a monthly basis to review the financial and activity performance of the Integrated Care System (ICS) with representatives from across the 28 partners of the full HCV geography. Items for discussion included the timelines for next stage planning, the draft Finance and Planning Framework for the ICS, and a Capital Investment update. Actions were agreed and it was noted that the group will meet more frequently as a smaller sub-group on a fortnightly basis during the new recovery planning round going forwards.
 
Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group (20th May 2020)
 
The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group reconvened to discuss the next steps for acute hospital services on the East Coast, particularly given the changing context brought about by Covid-19. The group heard updates from a range of clinical specialties where future service planning has been continuing, alongside the Covid-19 response. This includes: urology, paediatrics, maternity and stroke. There was also a discussion about the recent desktop review, which highlighted the most fragile specialties and will help to set the priorities for future work of the group. It was acknowledged that the scope and approach to this work may need to change so that it can complement the wider Partnership work to plan the next steps in our system’s response to Covid-19.
 
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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
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.
 
Help us help you stay safe in hospital
 
Hospital trusts across Humber, Coast and Vale region have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and quality of services for cancer patients. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are putting arrangements in place to maintain capacity and provide high quality services for COVID-19 patients whilst cautiously increasing other urgent clinical services, important diagnostics, and surgery. For more on the campaign
 
Help To Sew Face Masks for Hospital Staff and Volunteers – New Campaign from Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
 
The Hospital Trust serving parts of South Yorkshire and South Humber have launched a new campaign aimed to members of the public with sewing machines or sewing skills. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is calling for volunteers who would be willing to sew some re-usable face coverings for staff and volunteers to use when they are not at work and when they are out and about, for example shopping or on public transport. Paul Barratt, Head of Estates and Facilities, said: “If you have a sewing machine and are willing to make a number of face coverings, please contact us as we can provide you with a pattern, the fabric and elastic to make these. If you don’t have access to a vehicle we can arrange for delivery and collection of these.” Want to help? Please call 07811 029 061 between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
 
Coronavirus crisis is a chance to ‘end rough sleeping’ for good
 
The coronavirus crisis has given the government an “extraordinary opportunity” to offer rough sleepers long-term help to get off the streets, the head of its homeless Covid taskforce has said. Dame Louise Casey told the BBC £53m will be spent on support services. Almost 15,000 rough sleepers have been housed in emergency accommodation since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. She says a “national effort” is needed to keep people off the streets and the help being given to very vulnerable people may be a “tiny silver lining” to the “horrific period” the country is going through, adding she does not want to see those people go back to the streets. Read more here.
 
(Sir) Captain Tom Moore to publish memoirs in a new autobiography and pen children’s book
 
Captain Tom Moore, the WWII veteran who became famous during the pandemic for his NHS fundraiser, has signed a book deal with Penguin Random House. The deal will see him publish his memoirs as part of an autobiography, slated to be called “Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day,” and also write a children’s book. Penguin Random House revealed Captain Tom’s autobiography will “tell of his distinguished and dramatic life,” including “how his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma, how he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively and how he took off for the Himalayas in his nineties, simply because he’d never been.” Publishing in hardback, e-book and audio on 17th September 2020, it will cover his best known achievement, too – raising £32m for NHS Charities by his 100th birthday by walking 100 lengths of his garden, in the process “inspiring an entire nation, in the midst of lockdown, to look to tomorrow and never give up.” Read more here.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy
Recreating Parks: Securing the future of our urban green spaces
Health and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care Workforce
Social Connection in the Covid-19 Crisis
Covid-19 and the Nation’s Mental Health: Forecasting needs and risks in the UK May 2020
NHS Providers: The New Normal – Balancing Covid-19 and other healthcare needs
Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond Covid-19
Kings Fund: Delivering core NHS and care services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond: Letter to the
        Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee

Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list
Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK: can be found here
Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests
Dr Stuart Flint, Associate Professor at Leeds University, is leading a research study that aims to explore awareness,         attitudes and actions of people identified as ‘high risk’ of severe illness from coronavirus by the UK Government. The         survey is online and for anyone over 18 years. The link to the survey includes further information, and where people         can decide whether to participate: can be found here
Cancer 52 the Voice for Rare and less common cancers have posted the most recent version of One Cancer Voice a         detailed Question & Answer paper for cancer patients and carers covering Covid and Cancer. You can find it here
 
News
 
Mental health awareness week – it’s ok to not be ok
NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app ‘delayed until June’
Latest returns data shows rise in Covid-19 costs
App provides on-the-spot mental health crisis support
UK government spent over £50m on digital response to Covid-19 pandemic
 
 
 Week Commencing 18th May 2020
 
In this week’s blog, Professor Stephen Eames, Independent Chair and System Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes: “The next stage of our Covid response will throw up many challenges but we will continue to work together and plan together as a collective – this is the power of the Partnership.” Read more
 
You can find out more about our work on our website at www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk
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, Coast and Vale Workforce Board meeting took place on Monday (18th May)
Finance and Planning leads also met on Monday
The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Group met on Tuesday (19th May)
The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group meeting will take place on Wednesday (20th May)
The HCV Testing Steering Group will meet on Friday (22nd May)
 
What happened last week?
 
The HCV Oversight and Assurance Meeting
 
The HCV Oversight and Assurance meeting was held last week. The focus of the meeting was a deep dive into the Cancer Alliance Programme. A brief update was provided on screening and early diagnosis, the development and implementation of rapid diagnostics, and work on-going on treatment & pathways and personalised care. The main part of the discussion was focussed on the arrangements to deliver the long term plan requirements and how we draw this together in light of the recent Covid-19 response. This included the role of the Cancer Alliance in oversight and assurance across Humber, Coast and Vale, areas of priority and links with other areas such as planned care.
 
LMS Enablers meeting: Monday 11th May 2020
 
The group discussed the recent notification of allocation of funding against key deliverables from the Regional Maternity Transformation Team and how the team would be expanding over the next few weeks to progress key workstreams. There was an update on the work ongoing at present around smoking in pregnancy particularly with partners keen to work together to improve and publicise our local offers. This then led to related discussion including the need for communication to emphasis the ongoing availability of contraception services in Primary Care, and the work the children’s centres and teams are doing to support infant feeding and distribution of healthy start vitamins. The ‘Ask a Midwife’ services were discussed and the benefits gained from knowing what topics women and families wanted to know about was celebrated. The new data dashboard was viewed and discussed, and all participants were asked to comment on this and any other service changes that had taken place recently.
 
HCV LMS Choice and personalisation group
 
Whose shoes feedback from Goole in March. Plan based solely on parents information gained from the session.
Action plan reviewed and plan to prioritise visual birth plan and choice of place of birth , also spend a full choice meeting on parent education provision review
Continuity of carer updates from all 3 trusts within Humber Coast And Vale, the March 2020 figure was an achievement of 41, surpassing the 35% target. The 51% target for March 2021 currently still stands.
Post-natal contraception service was discussed and information circulated re COVID-19 availability of services for patients.
 
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
For broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click 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.
 
Mental Health Awareness Week: Children and young people urged to use free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support
 
Children and young people living in the Humber and North Yorkshire areas are being encouraged to use a free online mental health and emotional wellbeing service if they need support during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) and beyond.
 
People aged between 11 and 25 in Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire can register to use Kooth – a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed using a computer, smartphone or tablet device. For more information
 
Help us help you stay safe in hospital
Hospital trusts across Humber, Coast and Vale region have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and quality of services for cancer patients.
 
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are putting arrangements in place to maintain capacity and provide high quality services for COVID-19 patients whilst cautiously increasing other urgent clinical services, important diagnostics, and surgery. For more on the campaign
 
Webinars
 
24/7 urgent MH helplines webinar 3 – UK Mental Health Triage Scale
On 21st May, 11am-12pm, national colleagues are hosting a webinar dedicated to using the UK mental health triage scale to support telephone triage including a Q&A with National Crisis Care Adviser, Caroline Meiser-Stedman. Join the webinar here.
 
CYPMH Remote Clinical Working Webinars
On 26th May, 12:30pm-2:30pm national colleagues are hosting the first in a planned series of webinars on remote clinical working with children, young people and families. The session is primarily aimed at CYPMHS practitioners, although anyone involved with providing or commissioning CYPMHS services is welcome to join. Join the webinar here, or if you would like to receive the diary invite, please email england.cyp-mentalhealth@nhs.net.
 
Greater Manchester Resilience Hub Learning Webinar Series
This three part webinar series provides the opportunity to share the significant learning and best practice from Greater Manchester’s Resilience Hub. The target audience would be Providers, Commissioners, ICSs and colleagues involved in the local and regional development of resilience hubs or equivalent.If you have any questions or would like to receive a diary invite (Microsoft Teams) please email ENGLAND.mentalhealth-North@nhs.net.
 
The dates, times and detail of the series is as follows:
 
   1. GM Resilience Hub: The Background and Purpose
         When: 16:00-17:00 Thursday 21st May
   2. GM Resilience Hub: The How (strategic practicalities)
         When: TBC
   3. GM Resilience Hub: The How (clinical practicalities)
         When: 15:00-16:00 Wednesday 3rd June
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19
Kings Fund: Delivering core NHS and care services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond: Letter to the
        Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee

Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list
Foreign Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 18 May 2020
Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK: can be found here
Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests
 
News
 
North Lincolnshire Talking Therapy support for Mental Health Awareness Week
Share your acts of kindness ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week
Centralised Covid-19 response has been ‘catastrophic’
Mobile testing units to increase coronavirus testing in frontline workers
Interview Series: Paul Jones, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
BBC – How coronavirus is changing NHS technology
It looks like the UK’s data regulator has given up, blaming coronavirus
BCS survey shows scepticism over coronavirus contact tracing app
1,000 masks created by Bradford College for Bradford Royal Infirmary
Latest NHS IT revolution is failing to learn lessons from the last £10bn car crash.
Government roadmap hints at more use of tele-medicine and remote care
E-cigarettes: regulations for consumer products
Childhood obesity: applying All Our Health