Humber, Coast and Vale – November 2020

 November 2020
 
 Week Commencing 30th November
 
Good afternoon everyone
 
We hope you are staying safe and well.
 
Next Steps for Integrated Care Systems – engagement document launched
 
The engagement document on Integrating Care – The next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England – was launched last week and can be viewed online. This document sets out options for discussion in relation to policy changes and expectations of health and care leaders for establishing place-based arrangements, strengthening provider collaboration and extending the responsibility and powers of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).
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The changes we recently made to our operating arrangements are consistent with the direction of travel set out in this document. Of particular importance to our Partnership in Humber, Coast and Vale is the equal partnership we have committed to with local government and the voluntary sector, and ensuring there is a strong and powerful voice for the citizen in our integrated care system. This will remain important as we work together to respond to this policy document.
 
We will carry out the next stage of the Partnership development through our existing operating arrangements so that we can be ready as planned to operate under these new arrangements, in tandem with the three other ICSs in the North East and Yorkshire from 1st April 2021.
 
This week’s blog comes from Sue Rogerson, Urgent and Emergency Care Programme Director, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. She discusses NHS 111 First, a national campaign launched today that sets out to make sure patients get the right care as quickly as possible while avoiding long waits and over-crowded waiting rooms.

 

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Many thanks and best wishes,
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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What’s happening this week?
 

  • HCV Suicide Prevention Steering Group met today (1st December)
     

  • HCV Strategic Estates Board met today (1st December)
     

  • HCV Clinical and Professional Group will meet on Friday (4th December)

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What happened last week?
 
HCV Clinical and Professional Group, Friday 20th November
The focus of the meeting was the Population Health Management programme update and Optum colleagues provided an update on progress. The group was interested in how this approach could be translated across into secondary care or Acute settings. In the Wave 2 Covid update, Trusts reflected that modelling data for beds varied day-by-day and that the situation was fast-moving. This presented some challenges around communications across the wider Partnership and this was being addressed immediately. There followed a discussion around the Cancer Alliance and the most effective and safest way to stand up services to their pre-pandemic levels. It was agreed that the Cancer team would return to another meeting in the next few weeks with further information.
 
HCV Workforce Board, Monday 23rd November
 
The Group, chaired by Steve Russell, discussed current operational pressures relating to workforce across organisations, including the impact of staff sickness and the Track and Trace system. An update was provided on the Nightingale Hospital, noting that it did not currently look likely it would be used. The Board also considered programme resourcing, in particular in relation to supporting the Workforce Consortium and Physician Associates. An update was provided on the EU Exit and the impact this would have on the social care workforce and care homes. The Board agreed to do some further work around this and ensure that the care workforce is considered alongside and equally to health.
 
HCV Strategic Elective Board, Wednesday 25th November
 
Discussion focused on how to address waiting lists and patients waiting a long time for treatment and care as a result of Covid. The discussion covered how we come together across all areas, (primary, secondary, community and voluntary) to support patients. It was confirmed that the Strategic Elective Board will maintain an oversight role of this work. Additionally, there were regular updates from other pieces of work including Diabetes, Pharmacy and Respiratory.
 
Summary of Digital Operations Forum, Thursday 26th November
 
Digital leads discussed the continued roll out of Windows 10 and N365 and outlines of potential funding streams for projects around the area. Information on the Covid-19 Mass Vaccination Programme was shared – HCV are working hard to ensure that all digital systems are in place ready for the start of the programme this month. New tools studying the impact of Covid-19 were also shared, one based around the impact of staff working remotely and another which is a trial clinical tool allowing clinicians to assess patients’ clinical risk in respect of Covid-19. NHS Digital are looking for engagement from GPs and secondary care consultants to feedback on this tool. If you’re interested in learning more please contact harjit.sembhi@nhs.net
 
HCV Clinical and Professional Group, Friday 27th November
 
The Group received an update on the new clinical strategy in development at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The interdependencies with other programmes were noted, such as Population Health and Capital Development, and the group provided feedback on the plans and ambitions. Following this, Partnership updates were provided around Covid numbers, hospital admissions and community transmission. Community prevalence was decreasing and this was a good sign, though hospitals are still under pressure. The group discussed the Covid Vaccination Programme and how they might support messaging around this.
 
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Latest information on Covid-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
 

North Yorkshire leaders thank public for hard work but warn ‘there is no room for complacency’
 
North Yorkshire’s leaders have issued a big thank you to local communities, which have worked hard to get the Covid-19 rate of infection below the England average. As a result of concerted efforts across North Yorkshire and the impact of the lockdown, the county’s rate of infection is now low enough to place it into tier 2 of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions. However, although North Yorkshire is the only region in Yorkshire not to be in tier 3, leaders also warned there was no room for complacency. Full statement available here.
 
Humber Covid-19 video briefings
 
Some patients are currently finding themselves confused about what to do if they’re unwell or have a health concern. This video from local GP Dr Anne Jeffreys offers some reassurance and advice. In it, Dr Jeffreys also reiterates some simple rules to observe when visiting local NHS services to ensure staff and patients are kept safe.
 
Covid-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 – update
 
Healthcare Leaders have penned a letter that will be sent to those general practice sites nominated and approved to become vaccination sites. The letter outlines both the general practice site designation process and next steps. It is available to read here.
 
Government’s Covid-19 winter plan published
 
The Government’s Covid-19 winter strategy will be guided by three objectives: Suppressing the spread of infection; Finding new and more effective ways of managing the virus and enabling life to return closer to normal; Minimising damage to the economy and society, jobs and livelihoods. And ensuring education is safeguarded in nurseries, schools, colleges and universities. The full plan can be accessed here and a summary is available here.
 
PHE communications on vaccine prioritisation
 
Public Health England has posted two videos of Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation chair Wei Shen on Twitter, explaining the vaccine prioritisation and the rationale for the age-based approach. The videos can be found here. PHE has also shared some template materials for social media covering some general facts about vaccines. They can be accessed here. You’re encouraged to use them on your own social media channels.
 
Psychological impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and experience: An international survey (second phase)
 
Researchers from a national collaboration group, including Humber Teaching NHSFT, invite you to take part in a 15 minute survey exploring the psychological impact of the coronavirus, its effect on our emotions, behaviour and wellbeing. You can take part in this second phase whether or not you participated in the first. Find out more here.
 
Events
 
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER Digital Inclusion Webinar, Thursday 3rd December, 1pm to 2pm
 
This session will be led by Brian Edmondson, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Inclusion Working Group. We will be discussing the progress made on digital inclusion within our region, giving an insight into the work with shared records and ensuring that no-one is left behind with our digital programmes. Register your place here.
 
Digital End of Life Webinar, Thursday 10th December, 1pm to 2pm
 
This session will be led by Dr Avinash Pillai and Tara Athanasiou from Idealts, discussing the Digital End of Life programme. Including what the end of life programme is, why the need for it, the before and after story, project challenges and how these were overcome, benefits and what’s next. Register your place here.
 
26th November Digital Review Webinar available to view
 
Last week Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership hosted the first in a series of digital webinars sharing some of the positive impact technology has delivered to health and care services across the region. If you missed the live event, you can view the video here and read about the full series of webinars here.
 
Mental Health and Learning Disability Clinical Assembly Webinar – Mental Health Resilience Work and CMHT Transformation, Wednesday 16th December, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
 
This webinar will focus on mental health resilience work and CMHT transformation work across the ICS. There will be presentations by Lynnette Robinson, Mental Health Resilience Programme Lead and Dr Steve Wright, Consultant Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinical Lead for HCV Partnership. If you would like to join this event, please email hnf-tr.hcvmhpmo@nhs.net
 
King’s Fund Virtual Conference: Prevention in mental health: from theory to practice, Monday 7th-Thursday 10th December
 
Addressing growing levels of mental ill health is one of the defining public health challenges of our time. Preventive approaches are fundamental to achieving this. From health promotion to suicide prevention, and from the role of general practitioners to that of local authorities, this conference will bring together experts from all parts of the health and care sector. Read more
 
NHS Confederation Webinar: Exploring a more sustainable future for NHS and voluntary and community sector partnerships, Thursday 17th December, 10.30am – midday
 
The voluntary and community (VCS) sector plays a vital role in supporting communities, providing care and delivering services across health and care. COVID-19 has had a significant financial impact on the VCS. Explore how the NHS and voluntary and community sector can work together to create a more sustainable partnership. Read more
 
Other information
 
Perinatal mental health staff trained to identify domestic abuse in patients
 
Health and care professionals working in community perinatal mental health teams across Humber, Coast and Vale have completed specialist training to help them identify patients who might be suffering from domestic abuse.
 
According to a report by the UN, cases of domestic abuse have increased by 20% worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, as many victims have been trapped at home with their abuser.
 
The new training provides staff with the skills to identify potential abuse, picking up on subtle signs of domestic violence and helping women gain the confidence to speak up and seek vital support. Full story
 
What a difference kindness can make
 
To mark Anti Bullying Week (16th-20th November), Jayne Adamson, HCV Partnership People Lead, has penned a blog for the Healthcare People Management Association’s latest newsletter.
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance’s latest stakeholder update has been published. It features news on the Cancer Champion Programme, lung health checks in Hull, publication of the Lung Cancer Coalition Report ‘COVID-19 Matters,’ and online cancer education platform Gateway-C. It is now available to view here.
 
NHS 111
 
Today marks the launch of the NHS 111 phase of the Help Us Help You campaign (see also this week’s blog), encouraging people to call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk for non-emergency medical advice. Resources will be on the Campaign Resource Centre shortly.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

Latest news
 

 
 
 Week Commencing 23rd November
 
Health leaders urge public to comply with Covid regulations
 
Health leaders in Humber and North Yorkshire have published an open letter requesting that residents comply with the most recent changes to restrictions put in place by the government to stem the pandemic. As Christmas approaches, it is feared cases could rise in our region, some areas of which already have some of the country’s highest rates. Read the full open letter.
 
This week’s blog looks at a series of Humber, Coast and Vale digital programme webinars running throughout November and December. Each one focuses on a different digital innovation, product or service. This week’s blog is written by John Skidmore, Digital Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.
 

  • 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 news on our website here
  • Or find us on Twitter: @HCVPartnership, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube

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What’s happening this week?
 

  • HCV Workforce Board met on Monday (23rd November)
  • HCV Strategic Elective Board will meet on Wednesday (25th November)
  • HCV Clinical and Professional Group will meet on Friday (27th November)

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What happened last week?
 
HCV Local Maternity System Oversight and Assurance Board (Tuesday, 17th November)
 
Deputy SRO Sarah Smyth chaired this meeting, which Ruth Prentice, Maternity Voices Partnership Chair opened by sharing the recent positive birth experiences of two HCV women – it was heartening to hear that even in these very difficult times, maternity services were still able to ensure that women felt safe, empowered, respected and reassured. Much of the rest of the meeting focused on the challenges of, and mitigation around, the impact of the second wave of Covid-19. Members discussed risk, safety and workforce pressures, particularly relating to CNST, and what could be done collaboratively to address these across our three Trusts, whilst continuing to drive key strategic work forward. In addition, recent developments around the Neonatal Critical Care Review (which resumed in September) and the linked Humber Acute Services Review were considered; an update on Continuity of Care was tabled – HCV will exceed the March 2021 target at 37% – we are the only LMS in the North to have met the target; and the proposal to fund a continuation of the Ask a Midwife Facebook service HCV wide was endorsed.
 
Humber Acute Services Review Programme Delivery Group (Wednesday, 18th November)
 
The Programme Delivery Group meeting last week was unable to go ahead due to operational pressures. The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 2nd December.
 
HCV Union Partnership Forum (Thursday, 19th November)
 
The newly-titled Union Partnership Forum met for the first time with new staff side representatives from across partner organisations. It was agreed that further work would take place around the terms of reference and membership for the group to fully establish the most appropriate and effective form and function going forwards. The meeting also considered current operational pressures, in particular those challenges facing staff across the health system at present, in particular relating to Covid-19 absences, the impact of track-and-trace on self-isolation, and the pressure that staff were experiencing day-to-day. The group welcomed the new £510,000 award of funding which the Partnership had received recently to support staff health and wellbeing across the region.
 
HCV Clinical and Professional Group, Friday, 20th November
 
The focus of the meeting was the Population Health Management programme update and Optum colleagues provided an update on progress at what is now Week 11 of the programme. There was great interest from the group including how this approach could be translated across into secondary care or Acute settings. In the Wave 2 Covid update, Trusts reflected that modelling data for beds varied day-by-day and that the situation was fast-moving. This presented some challenges around communications across the wider Partnership and this was being addressed immediately. There followed a discussion around the Cancer Alliance and the most effective and safest way to stand up services to their pre-pandemic levels. It was agreed that the Cancer team would return to another meeting in the next few weeks with further information.
 
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Latest information on Covid-19
 
Local tiers return as lockdown ends on 2nd December
 
The country is to return to local tiers, many more restrictive than before, when the second country-wide lockdown ends next week. Full government guidance here.
 
Humber Covid-19 video briefings
 
As the number of coronavirus cases remains high across the Humber region, we are sharing two short videos from local NHS leaders. In the first, Emma Latimer, Chair of the Local Resilience Forum’s Humber Health Cell, thanks health and care staff for their hard work and reminds people that the NHS is here for you when you need it. Click here to view Emma’s video. The second video is from Dr James Crick, local public health consultant, reminding people of the importance of isolating to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support NHS services. Click here to view Dr Crick’s video.
 
Covid deaths rise in the Humber
 
Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows. Read full HSJ story.
 
NHS staff to have flu vaccine in fight against Covid
 
Trusts are being urged by healthcare leaders to speed up flu vaccination for healthcare workers throughout November and December. Staff having the vaccine, which is provided free to them, will help reduce the spread of flu, lessen strain on the NHS caused by sickness absence and protect themselves from what can be a serious virus. Having the flu vaccine promptly will also put the NHS in the best possible position to vaccinate them for Covid-19 as the vaccination becomes available, without risk of interaction between vaccines.
 
Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection
 
A large trial has shown that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University is highly effective at stopping people from developing virus symptoms. Although the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines show 95% protection, the Oxford vaccine is both cheaper and easier to store. Full story
 
Network of 40 Long Covid clinics to open
 
It’s believed more than 60,000 people nationally are affected by Long Covid. These patients suffer a range of debilitating effects of the virus months after being infected, including fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog and pain. From the end of this month these people will be able to access support from a network of 40 specialist clinics, as reported by the HHE.
 
Join the COVID-19 vaccination programme in primary care collaborative platform
 
This workspace provides a community for colleagues across the country working to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination in primary care. It will regularly be updated with resources, webinars and links to key policy documents. Additionally, it will provide a discussion forum to ask questions, learn and share experience. If you are not already a member, please register to join the platform using an NHS or similar professional email address by emailing: P_C_N-manager@future.nhs.uk.
 
Further asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19 rolled out
 
Following a pilot with 34 trusts, from last week further regular testing of asymptomatic patient-facing NHS staff has been to include all trusts including ambulance, mental health and community trusts. This will support the NHS to control infection, reduce staff absenteeism and support COVID-19 and non COVID-19 clinical pathways. Further details here.
 
Health Secretary shares lessons we’ve learnt during the pandemic
 
Speaking to the NHS Clinical Commissioners conference, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has detailed the ways we can use the lessons learnt during the coronavirus pandemic to build a better health service for everyone in the future. As reported by the NHE
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Events
 
HAPPENING THIS WEEK Digital Review Webinar -Thursday, 26th November (1pm to 2pm)
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is hosting a short webinar to showcase some of the digital innovations delivered across the region. This webinar is the first in a series of online events that will share some of the positive impact technology has delivered to health and care services across the region. The event will highlight some of the digital transformation projects that support our staff in delivering improved patient care across the region as well as discussing how technology has offered huge support to the region over the course of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click here to register.
 
NEW Digital Inclusion Webinar – Thursday, 3rd December (1pm to 2pm)
 
This session will be led by Brian Edmondson, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Inclusion Working Group. We will be discussing the progress made on digital inclusion within our region, giving an insight into the work with shared records and ensuring that no-one is left behind with our digital programmes. Please click here to register.
 
NEW Digital End of Life Webinar – Thursday, 10th December (1pm to 2pm)
 
This session will be led by Dr Avinash Pillai and Tara Athanasiou from Idealts, discussing the Digital End of Life programme. Including what the end of life programme is, why the need for it, the before and after story, project challenges and how these were overcome, benefits and what’s next. Please click here to register.
 
Other information
 
Humber, Coast and Vale exceeds Government Apprenticeship target
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has surpassed the Government’s target for recruiting apprentices in 2020 – which has led to the recruitment of an extra 110 trainee health and care professionals in our area. Read more
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

Latest news
 

 
 
 Week Commencing 9th November
 
“It’s no great secret that we are facing one of our toughest ever winters in the coming months. This is why I wanted to send a message of thanks and encouragement to all health and care staff across Humber, Coast and Vale,” writes Professor Stephen Eames CBE, System Lead and Independent Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership in this week’s blog. Read more
 
In our latest stakeholder newsletter we also talk about a range of other matters, including:
 

  • Our Understanding our Response to Covid-19 report.
  • £16m investment to improve A&E departments announcement.
  • The newly launched Bump the Habit website.

Read more about all these updates in the latest Stakeholder Newsletter.
 

  • 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 news on our website here
  • Or find us on Twitter: @HCVPartnership, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube

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What’s happening this week?
 

  • The HCV Partnership Board will meet on Wednesday (11th November).
  • The next meeting of the HCV Local Maternity Voices Partnership Group will take place on Thursday (12th November).
  • The HCV Comms Leaders Group will meet on Thursday (12th November).
  • The HCV Clinical and Professionals Group are due to meet on Friday (13th November).
  • The HCV Testing Co-ordination Group’s next meeting takes place on Friday (13th November).

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What happened last week?
 
HCV Suicide Prevention Steering Group (Tuesday, 3rd November)
 
The meeting included an update from Laura Brown at Kooth regarding QWELL– a new and upcoming mental health support platform for adults. Updates were also provided by each of the Task and Finish groups regarding their work to prevent suicides across the area. Key messages came from the Communications and Engagement Task and Finish group regarding the #TalkSuicide campaign, and the ongoing engagement work with local businesses. It was reported that business packs have started to go out across the patch to employers such as East Yorkshire Buses, Hull College Group, The Humber LEP, as well as some educational providers in York and Scarborough.
 
HASR Executive Oversight Group (Wednesday, 4th November)
 
The Executive Oversight Group considered an update on progress of the Humber Acute Services Review across all three programmes of work. See latest programme update for more details. The group agreed a series of recommendations, including aligning the Digital Aspirant programme to support the review and enable greater joint working across the two hospital trusts, as well as agreeing an overarching programme director to lead the next phase of the work. This role will be undertaken by Ivan McConnell. In addition, there was an update on the Out of Hospital programme to ensure alignment with the acute review.
 
Clinical and Professional Group (Friday 6th November)
The group noted the verbal update around Wave 2 and its current impact across the whole system, with EU Exit work also building. Peter Reading is still leading on this for the Partnership, having met recently with Keith Willett, Strategic Commander for the NHS. Work was also developing around the Covid-19 vaccine – Beverley Geary is the Partnership Lead for this and will be supported by the existing flu vaccination infrastructure. An update was received around Outpatients Transformation and the group considered how best to gain buy-in to service redesign across all Providers and all clinicians, enabling enough resource to support our clinicians to make the changes needed to alleviate the waiting list position.
 
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Other information
 
Programme updates
 
Welcome to… Mark Bradley
 
We are pleased to announce that Mark Bradley has joined as Senior Finance Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. Mark is joining at an important time for the Partnership and will play a key role in the development and implementation of the financial strategy and financial management arrangements required for the HCV Partnership to operate as a successful Integrated Care System (ICS). Mark will support Lead Director of Finance, Lee Bond, and work in partnership with finance colleagues from NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) to ensure that there is a joined up approach between the HCV Partnership and NHSEI to financial planning, reporting, risk assessment, assurance and recovery. Mark joins us from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, where he served as Executive Director of Finance. Mark brings a wealth of experience having worked across our region in commissioner and provider roles and will be a real asset to the Partnership as it continues to develop.
 
Elective Care Programme Annual Report
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Elective Care Programme Annual report can be viewed here.
 
VCSE Programme Update
 
The latest update from the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Leadership Programme Steering Group can be viewed here.
 
Workforce Programme Updates
 
Please see attached PDFs ‘Faculty of Advanced Practice Programme Update’ and ‘Workforce Consortium Programme Update’. For more information please click here.
 
Vacancies
 
Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Programme Director
 
An exciting new position of Programme Director has been created to ensure that the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector has a strong and influential voice across the Partnership, and is able to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our population. Please download an application pack from York CVS’s website https://www.yorkcvs.org.uk/work-at-york-cvs/ and return to hr@yorkcvs.org.uk. Applications for secondments into this role are welcome. This is an initial fixed term role for 12 months. The closing date is Tuesday 17th November 2020.
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Respiratory Network Clinical Lead
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced HCV Respiratory Network Clinical Lead. Please see the attached information for details or please contact Karen.mazingham@nhs.net. To apply, please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to stacey.marriott@nhs.net. The closing date is 12th November 2020.
 
Events
 
Digital Review Webinar – Thursday 26th November (1pm to 2pm)
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is hosting a short webinar to showcase some of the digital innovations delivered across the region. This webinar is the first in a series of online events that will share some of the positive impact technology has delivered to health and care services across the region. The event will highlight some of the digital transformation projects that support our staff in delivering improved patient care across the region as well as discussing how technology has offered huge support to the region over the course of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click here to register: https://hvcpartnershipdigitalreview.eventbrite.co.uk.
 
Suicide Bereavement Online Conference – Wednesday 18th November (9am to 1.30pm)
 
The conference is aimed at understanding the needs of those bereaved or affected by suicide. The event will discuss personal experiences of being bereaved by suicide, the launch of the national suicide bereavement report, look at an international window of opportunity, the importance of signposting after a death by suicide, the experiences of ambulance staff responding to suicide and bereaved families and helping to reduce suicide in young people. For more information and to register, click here.
 
Other information
 
The Help Us Help You Abdominal Symptoms of Cancer campaign
 
This new campaign focuses on the symptoms of diarrhoea, bloating and discomfort lasting for three weeks or more, which could be symptoms of abdominal cancers. Please click here for more information.
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
Next phase of Your COVID Recovery
 
Services can now register to refer patients to the Your COVID Recovery online programme. Services can access referrals training via yourcovidrecovery@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. Guidance is available here.
 
COVID-19 specialty guides now on NICE’s website
 
NICE is now the single point of advice on caring for people with coronavirus and the management of COVID-19 in different healthcare settings. COVID-19 specialty guides are available on the website.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

News
 

 
 
 Week Commencing 2nd November
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Stakeholder Newsletter
 
“Learning from service changes made in response to Covid-19 can shape how we provide care in the future” – Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership
 
As coronavirus became prevalent in the UK earlier this year, the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership commissioned a report to capture the changes made to our region’s health and care services in response to the pandemic – and receive more than 330 unique clinical and non-clinical responses from across our health and care system.
 
While the examples received primarily focused on our response to Covid-19, many of the innovations will be permanently adopted to improve health and care services in our communities long after the pandemic is over. However, in the wake of rising numbers of Covid-19 cases across the country in recent weeks, it is more important than ever to learn from our responses to ensure we can continue to provide the best possible care in these very challenging circumstances.
 
Created in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, the report “Understanding our Response to Covid-19” has now been published and is available here.
 
In our latest stakeholder newsletter we also talk about a range of other matters, including securing funding to upgrade A&E departments across the region; plans to train an additional 170 nursing associates, our digital fast forward programme and other projects and service developments across the area.
 
Read more about all these updates in the latest Stakeholder Newsletter.
 

  • 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 news on our website here
  • Or find us on Twitter: @HCVPartnership, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube

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What’s happening this week?
 

  • The HCV Strategic Estates meeting takes place on Tuesday (3rd November).
  • The Humber Acute Services Executive Oversight Group will meet on Wednesday (4th November)
  • The HCV Clinical and Professional Group will meet on Friday (6th November)

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What happened last week?
 
HCV Community Collaborative (Tuesday, 27th October)
 
The HCV Community Collaborative met for their third meeting last week. The discussions focused on how the sector could support the system with current issues. There was a presentation on the elective and waiting list position and a conversation on how the community services can support patients whilst they are on waiting lists. The group also had a discussion about how each area were progressing with the implementation of the discharge to assess guidance. Finally the group received an update on conversations around the partnership operating arrangements.
 
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Other information
 
Programme updates
 
The latest update from the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Leadership Programme Steering Group can be viewed here.
 
Vacancies
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Director of Nursing
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is looking for a Director of Nursing to bring the voice of the health and care registered and unregistered professional community into the delivery of the Partnership’s vision and ambitions. Please see here for more details.
 
For an initial conversation about this great opportunity, please contact Jayne Adamson at jayneadamson@nhs.net or by calling 07590295448.
 
If you are interested in taking on this exciting and challenging opportunity, then please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter setting out in no more than 1500 words, why you are the person for this role to jayneadamson@nhs.net.
 
Closing date is 12noon on Friday, 6th November 2020
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Respiratory Network Clinical Lead
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced clinician for the role of HCV Respiratory Network Clinical Lead to work across the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership programme to ensure clinical engagement and the needs of the local population are met. Please see here for more details.
 
For an initial conversation about this great opportunity, please contact Karen Mazingham at Karen.mazingham@nhs.net or Stacey Marriott at stacey.marriott@nhs.net
 
To apply, please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like the role and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate to stacey.marriott@nhs.net.
 
Closing date is 12th November 2020
 
NHS Vale of York CCG, Communications
 
The following opportunities are available on NHS jobs.
 

Events
 
The future of place – planning recovery in partnership – Monday 9th November (11.30am to 12.30pm)
 
This webinar will focus on the future of place; how to galvanise and strengthen relationships in local places that support ICS development and help plan towards Covid-19 recovery. It will explore how we build cohesive place-based plans for the recovery, resetting and renewal of health and care, as well as looking at lessons from NHS Confederation and SCIE’s report: From Place Based to Place Led; a whole place approach to integrating care systems. To register your intertest and book a place visit SCIE.
 
Race Equality and the NHS – Wednesday 11th November 2020 (3pm to 4.30pm)
 
The University of Sheffield is hosting a lecture on why race equality in our NHS is important. The lecture – by Yvonne Coghill, former Director of NHS England’s Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) programme – is free to attend and you can get your tickets for the event here.
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Annual International Conference – Friday 27th November 2020 (9.30am to 1pm)
 
This will be our second partnership conference across Humber, Coast and Vale to celebrate the great work that is happening across our mental health and learning disabilities services. The aim of the event is to showcase the improvements in mental health and learning disabilities services that we have delivered as part of our partnership working across the Humber, Coast and Vale area.
 
Guest speakers at the virtual event include:
 

  • Alastair Campbell, former adviser to Tony Blair; and,
  • Claire Murdoch CBE, NHS England and NHS Improvement’s National Mental Health Director.

We will also be profiling the work of some of our key priority areas for the programme, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions in live Q&A sessions. Book a place on the conference here.
 
Other information
 
NHS Staff survey
 
Please encourage your staff to complete the 2020 NHS Staff Survey, which also includes questions related to COVID-19.
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
Four-week lockdown announced in England
 
The Government has announced that England will enter a second national lockdown from this Thursday (5th November) for a period of four weeks. People will be required to stay home except for specific purposes. Pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will close but schools, colleges and universities will remain open. Government guidance is available here.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

  • Findings published from largest Covid-19 antibody testing. Read more here.
     

  • Healthwatch England report on the effects of the Government’s early Discharge to Assess model during the Coronavirus pandemic; setting out more community services are needed for early-discharged patients. Read more here.
     

  • New guidance has been issued to local Council to prevent care leavers becoming homeless.Read more here.
     

  • Calls for further investigation into understanding and tackling Covid-19 disparities experienced by individuals from BAME communities, following publication of the Government’s first quarterly report – available here.
     

  • Health professionals may soon have an effective tool for estimating a person’s individual Covid-19 risk, including their likelihood of hospitalisation, through the use of a new risk model which has been developed. Read more in the article here.
     

  • A new report from NHS Digital demonstrates a sharp rise in mental health problems among children and young people during the Covid1-19 pandemic, when compared to 2017 data. For further information and the full report, read more here.
     

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is set to participate in a new study exploring the possibility of running the first human challenge study to find a vaccine for Covid-19. The article is available here.

Other
 

News
 

  • Hull and East Riding set out on path to form mayoral combined authority. Read more here
     

  • The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is aiming to develop a cyber health framework for local authorities in England
     

  • Dido Harding assures no risk to patient data during Excel error. Read more here
     

  • Data from the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Solace) shows that almost one in five local authorities predict their council will officially lack sufficient resources by the end of the next financial year. Read more.