Humber, Coast and Vale – October 2020

 October 2020
 
 Week Commencing 19th October
 
“Despite Covid-19, partners across Humber, Coast and Vale have continued to deliver new services to prevent suicides. There has never been a more crucial time to have a conversation around suicide prevention”
 
says Jo Kent, Suicide Prevention Programme Lead, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, who talks about the work in our communities and reducing the stigma around suicide in this week’s blog. Read more
 

  • You can read the August/September HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
  • You can read the new HCV Digital Fast Forward Strategy here
  • You can find out more about our work on our website
  • You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
  • You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
  • 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 Programme Leads met on Monday (19th October)
  • The HCV Executive Strategy and Policy Forum is meeting on Tuesday (20th October)
  • The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group is due to meet Wednesday (21st October)
  • The HCV Population Health Management and Prevention Board will meet Wednesday (21st October)
  • The HCV Clinical Leadership Group will meet Friday (23rd October)

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What happened last week?
 
HCV VCSE Leadership Programme Steering Group, 12th October
 
The main focus of the meeting considered the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme and how to ensure it is fully integrated into the VCS sector going forwards. There were several meetings coming up with the NHSE Programme Team and work was underway to influence the development of the scheme going forwards, especially during wave 2 of coronavirus and in readiness for winter. Updates were also provided against the new VCSE Programme Director role (see attached job description for info on how to apply) and the Investment and Sustainability work being undertaken by Jan Garrill on behalf of the group. It was noted this would require further scoping and resourcing.
 
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NEW **Recruitment Opportunity** VCSE Programme Director
 
An exciting new position of Programme Director has been created to ensure the VCSE sector has a strong influential voice and visibility, and is able to contribute to the health and well-being of the Humber Coast and Vale population. You will be part of a dynamic team in delivering the effective implementation of the Humber Coast and Vale third sector input across the partnership as well as managing the day to day activity of the VCS Leadership Programme.
 
If you believe you can help bring about effective cultural change then please download an application pack along with the application form from https://www.yorkcvs.org.uk/work-at-york-cvs/ and return completed application forms to hr@yorkcvs.org.uk. Applications for secondments into this role from relevant organisations are welcome.
 
NEW **Recruitment Opportunity** Adult Mental Health Programme Lead
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership (HCV) are seeking an Adult Mental Health Programme Lead to provide leadership to this priority area. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring leader to transform Adult Mental Health Services across the Partnership, and provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. Full details can be found here.
 
If you wish to discuss further or have interested staff, please contact Alison Flack, Transformation Programme Director, alison.flack@nhs.net Tel: 0784176636
 
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Important Information
 
Bump the Habit website launched to help pregnant women stop smoking
 
A new website has launched in Humber, Coast and Vale to help pregnant women stop smoking – with their loved ones also encouraged to quit at the same time to help them succeed in kicking the habit. Humber, Coast and Vale has one of the highest smoking at delivery rates in England with 14.4% of women in the area known to be smokers when they give birth, compared to a national average of 9.8%.
 
The Bump the Habit website contains lots of information and features to help pregnant women give up smoking, including a service finder tool which shows where their nearest stop smoking service is located to enable easy access and improve their chances of successfully quitting as you’re up to four times more likely to quit with their expert help and advice. Read more
 
Restart a Heart Day
 
Yorkshire Ambulance Service have been supporting Restart a Heart Day differently this year.
 
The key messages for this year’s campaign focus on:
 

  • Anyone can be affected by cardiac arrest at any time – and cardiac arrests haven’t stopped during COVID-19. In fact, early data shows they have increased – making learning CPR more important than ever. As 80% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in the home, there’s a good chance that if you ever need to use CPR, it will be on a loved one.
     

  • When someone collapses and stops breathing normally, it is important to quickly call 999, perform hands-only CPR and use a defibrillator. This gives that person their best chance of life.
     

  • Don’t be afraid to get hands on! Hands-only CPR (no mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths) reduces your risk of catching an infection, and without intervention the person will quickly die. You can also minimise the risks by loosely laying a face covering, such as a mask, cloth, towel or item of clothing, over the mouth and nose of the person who has collapsed before starting CPR.

Visit the website to learn more about how to administer CPR.
 
Transforming Healthcare Together Virtual Conference 2020
 
We are excited to invite you to the Transforming Health Care Together Conference 2020. This year it will be hosted as a virtual two-day conference exploring the role of health partnerships during the pandemic. We hope to see you there on 17th and 18th November 2020. Hosted by IVAR, SEUK and NHS England, this conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet, share your work and hear from others working in collaboration across sectors to deliver better health and care outcomes.
 
Please register on Eventbrite here.
 
North East & Yorkshire Patient Experience Celebration
 
NHSEI would like to warmly invite Patient Experience Leads to attend this online event on the 6th November from 11am – 3pm We would very much like to hear your thoughts as to how we can work together to improve experience across the system.
 
To register for the event, follow this link.
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Annual International Conference
 
Friday 27th November 2020 (9.30 am – 1.00pm GMT)
 
We are delighted to announce that we are holding 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. 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.
 
To book a place on the conference, please follow this link
 
The future of place – planning recovery in partnership
 
Monday 9th November, 11:30 – 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 services, 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 place, visit SCIE.
 
NHS Staff survey
 
Please encourage your staff to complete the 2020 NHS Staff Survey, which this year includes questions related to COVID-19.
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
NHSE/I and PHE’s Help Us, Help You campaign ‘Accessing NHS Services’
 
The campaign addresses the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services. This first phase focuses on encouraging the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. The NHS has introduced a range of measures to ensure the safety of patients and the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign will help to reassure patients that they can receive medical care safely. Campaign material can be downloaded here.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

News
 

 
 
 Week Commencing 12th October
 
In this week’s blog, Beverley Geary, SRO for the Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System (LMS), talks about the newly launched Bump the Habit website, which gives evidence-based and accurate information to women about the effect their smoking might have on their baby and the choices available to them if they want to do something about it. Read more
 

  • You can read the August/September HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
  • You can read the new HCV Digital Fast Forward Strategy here
  • You can find out more about our work on our website
  • You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
  • You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
  • 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 VCSE Steering Group met on Monday (12th October).
  • The next meeting of the HCV Finance, Planning and Performance Board also took place on Monday.
  • The HCV Partnership Executive Board is due to meet on Wednesday (14th October).
  • The HCV Population Health Management and Prevention Board will meet next Wednesday (21st October).

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Strong>What happened last week?
 
Scarborough Acute Services Review Communications and Engagement Group (Tuesday, 6th October)
 
There was a virtual meeting of the Scarborough Acute Services Review Communications and Engagement Group. An update was given around temporary changes to Urology, discussion around the targeted engagement, review of the draft patient feedback report and next steps Patient engagement with those affected initially by the temporary change for Oncology is concluding. An update around Stroke way given, a re-assessment of engagement timelines is needed . An update of Paediatrics work stream was given. Progression for Stage Three of the review and beyond were discussed.
 
HCV Clinical and Professional Group (Friday, 9th October)
 
The meeting began with an update on key messages from across the Partnership, with the main headline being system readiness for Covid-19 Wave 2 in anticipation of local outbreaks in the coming weeks. During this time it was important to continue supporting our workforce and local government colleagues as much as possible. The remainder of the meeting considered Clinical Prioritisation and Harm Minimisation as a result of paused Planned Care activity during coronavirus, and Acute Trusts’ clinical validation processes. It was reported that the 4 Acute Trusts across the Partnership had submitted exemptions to the national process as local processes are being followed. Feedback from the national team is awaited, and the regional team continues to support the 4 ICSs in North East and Yorkshire.
 
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Important information
 
Healthcare Professionals urge public to ‘help us help you’ by getting cancer symptoms checked and attending routine appointments
 
Healthcare professionals across the Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) region are appealing for the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer, as new research found that nearly half (48%) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at all. Read more
 
See also NHSE/I and PHE’s Help Us, Help You campaign ‘Accessing NHS Services’ in next section
 
DHSC guidance for general practice on flu stocks
 
The attached DHSC guidance was issued to general practice over the weekend. It relates to the accessing of flu stock from centrally procured supply. Please share further with primary care colleagues as you see fit. The guidance is also available on gov.uk.
 
The DHSC also issued a press release on the matter.
 
NHS Staff survey
 
Please encourage your staff to complete the 2020 NHS Staff Survey, which this year includes questions related to COVID-19.
 
NHS North East and Yorkshire Looking after our people (retention) unconference
 
Are you working on programmes, ideas or strategies to retain our talented people in your organisation or system? Would you like to join our Retention Community of Practice and share good practice and learning? If so, please join this unconference event on Wednesday, 21st October (9am to 12.30pm). The event, which will be held on Microsoft Teams, is open to everyone in the North East and Yorkshire region with a role related to retaining our people. Register here
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
NHSE/I and PHE’s Help Us, Help You campaign ‘Accessing NHS Services’
 
The campaign addresses the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services. This first phase focuses on encouraging the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. The NHS has introduced a range of measures to ensure the safety of patients and the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign will help to reassure patients that they can receive medical care safely. Campaign material can be downloaded here
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

News
 

 
 
 Week Commencing 5th October
 
In this week’s blog, John Skidmore, Senior Responsible Officer for Digital across Humber, Coast and Vale, writes:
 
“I am delighted to launch our Humber, Coast and Vale Digital Fast Forward Plan which sets out our digital ambitions, plans and opportunities for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership…. I hope you enjoy reading our new Digital Fast Forward Plan and I look forward to you playing your part in this exciting and transformational space that digital brings along with the many opportunities to support improved outcomes for people that are covered within our ICS. ” Read more here.
 

  • NEW You can read the August/September HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
  • NEW You can read the new HCV Digital Fast Forward Strategy here
  • You can find out more about our work on our website
  • You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
  • You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
  • 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 Finance, Planning and Performance Board met on Monday (28th September).
  • The ICS Testing Co-Ordination Group will meet on Friday (2nd October).
  • The HCV Clinical and Professional Group meets again on Friday (9th October).
  • The HCV VCSE Steering Group meets on Monday (12th October).
  • The HCV Finance, Planning and Performance Board meets on Monday (12th October).
  • The HCV Partnership Executive Board meets on Wednesday (14th October).

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What happened last week?
 
HCV Finance, Planning and Performance Board (Monday, 28th September)
 
The focus of the meeting was on the system financial allocations 2020-21 which had now been received from NHS England. Updates were received from both of the Geographical Partnerships (Humber and North Yorkshire/York) which included the work completed to date, and key risks, issues and concerns were highlighted. The meetings were to be complemented by a further Strategic Finance Meeting later in the week chaired by System Lead, Stephen Eames, to bottom out the allocations and ensure the Partnership is ready to submit their final plans later in October.
 
HCV Local Maternity System Enablers Working Group (Monday, 28th September)
 
The LMS Enablers Working Group, chaired by LMS Programme Lead Becky Case, met over Microsoft Teams last Monday. The LMS core team were joined at the meeting by colleagues representing communications and engagement, digital, workforce and public health/prevention. Key developments discussed included the readiness for launch of the Bump the Habit (stop smoking in pregnancy) website; ICON (preventing abusive head trauma in babies) training on 12 October and the programme launch in November; the Maternity Support Worker project (scoping training & development); the sustainability of Ask a Midwife (live Q&A for pregnant women) and next steps around the proposed LMS-wide Single Maternity IT System (MITS). It was agreed that a subgroup will be formed to drive forward activity around the planning and procurement of the MITS.
 
NHS England Personalised Care North Region Collaborative (Tuesday, 29th September)
 
The Personalised Care North Region Collaborative brings together the STPs/ICSs of the North West and North East and Yorkshire to update on their progress towards delivering the Universal Personalised Care ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Several Northern sites were part of the original demonstrator programme and have good learning and best practice to share with those systems who were not. The monthly meetings are an opportunity to come together to share that learning. This month’s focus was on considering how personalised care approaches can support Phase 3 Planning and the Covid-19 response. Each system provided an update on their Phase 3 challenges and opportunities and how personalised care will be part of these, such as use of the Patient Activation Measure to risk stratify waiting lists and personalised care and supporting planning to help reduce health inequalities.
 
HCV Clinical and Professional Leaders’ Group (Friday, 2nd October)
 
At this week’s meeting, updates were received from the two Acute Services Reviews and their related capital development taking place in Humber and on the East Coast (Scarborough). These updates were led by Chris O’Neill, Simon Cox and Ivan McConnell and included an overview of the strategic challenges, progress to date, next steps and a chance to ask questions. The group were interested in the interface of the Reviews with primary care and ensuring that the outcomes of the reviews enable a whole system response to the challenges facing the health system. A short update was also received from Myron Rogers, an independent consultant working in systems theory and change/transformation, who is currently interviewing various stakeholders across the Partnership for a project on behalf of the group. Myron will return to a future meeting in November for a larger update on his findings and progress.
 
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Latest News and Announcements
 
**NEW Opportunities for those with lived experience to influence and work with the HCV Cancer Alliance
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance are committed to ensuring that the voices of people affected by cancer are at the heart of service improvements. So if you are a patient, family member, carer or friend, they would love to hear from you. Here are the current opportunities to get involved in the work of Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance: Patient and Public Voices Forum – HCV Representatives needed; Cancer Alliance Collaborative Voices Network; Support Group Directory. If you would like more information on any of these roles, please visit https://hcvcanceralliance.org.uk/get-involved-2/. You can also contact the HCV Cancer Alliance’s Communications Team by emailing: comms.hcvcanceralliance@nhs.net.
 
**NEW Survey Results – Maternity Care in 2020, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, in Humber, Coast and Vale
 
The HCV Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) group opened two surveys in July asking for peoples’ experiences of maternity care in 2020, before and during the pandemic. 838 responses were received in the first four days and a summary of key findings are presented in this report. The impact of restrictions due to COVID-19 are highlighted, alongside feedback on changes to maternity care services and the actions in place and recommended to address the points raised. The MVP would like to thank all the expectant and new parents for sharing their experiences and providing such great insight into what it is like to have a baby during the pandemic.
 
NHS becomes the world’s first health system to commit to net zero carbon emissions
 
On Friday 2nd October, the NHS released its new ‘Greener NHS’ strategy to get the UK health system to net zero carbon emissions by 2040, with the wider supply chain to net zero by 2045. You can read the strategy in full here. It comes amid growing evidence and awareness of the health impacts of climate change and air pollution on our populations, with the aim of this new commitment to help reduce the impact of the world’s largest single health system and save thousands of lives and hospitalisations across the country. Responsible for an estimated 4% of carbon emissions, the NHS has a key role to play in the UK Government’s target to reach universal net zero emissions by 2050. NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “[This year] has been dominated by Covid-19 and is the most pressing health emergency facing us. But undoubtedly climate change poses the most profound long-term threat to the health of the nation. It is not enough for the NHS to treat the problems caused by air pollution and climate change – from asthma to heart attacks and strokes – we need to play our part in tackling them at source.”
 
Prime Minister confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in biggest hospital building programme in a generation
 
Also on Friday 2nd October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed for the first time that 40 new hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, with 8 further new schemes invited to bid, delivering on the government’s manifesto commitment. New standards will be developed over the coming months to help standardise the design of new hospitals and make use of modular construction methods to speed up the build. The long-term investment in these new hospitals will ensure the NHS can continue to provide world-class care right across the country in the years to come. Read the full press release.
 
NHS Reset Campaign – A new direction for health and care
 
Bringing together NHS Confederation members and partners, the NHS Reset campaign has convened the health and care system to reflect on the learning from the last six months and what it means for the future in a new report published last week. The scale and pace of innovation has been one of the unexpected consequences of the pandemic. NHS Confederation’s work with NHS leaders shows clearly their determination to seize the opportunity to sustain these positive changes and deliver services in new and better ways to the public. The report reflects members’ views and sets out a possible direction for the NHS and a future which should lead to improving health for individuals, families and communities. See the full report here.
 
Selby GP surgery hits 75% national flu target for vaccinating vulnerable patients in under 4 weeks
 
Scott Road Medical Centre in Selby, North Yorkshire has vaccinated over 1200 patients aged 65+ since the start of September in a bid to protect the most vulnerable in the Selby area. This counts for 75.2% of patients in this category, which passes the 75% national uptake target set by Public Health England. To help achieve this, a flu clinic was held in Selby Community Centre next door to the medical centre on Saturday 5th September which saw a significant number of the 65+ community vaccinated to protect them from the effects of flu. All staff at the practice pulled together to organise the clinic, which comprised 5 nurse led stations administering the flu vaccine in 30 minute time slots. Dr Ruth Walker, GP at Scott Road Medical Centre said: “We chose to use Selby Community Centre this year to ensure we had greater capacity for administering vaccines and the larger space for social distancing measures. Keeping patients and staff safe is a top priority for us, and knowing we have already vaccinated such a large number of our more elderly and vulnerable population is a tribute to our primary care team.” For more news from NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, visit their website.
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
Covid-19 Infection Prevention and Control – Webinar for Health and Care Professionals
 
This webinar is aimed at supporting operational leads to implement the IPC guidance e.g. Directors of Nursing, Medical Directors, IPC Leads, matrons and any interested frontline staff. It will cover IPC recommendations: implementing the COVID-19 guidance for the remobilisation of services within health and care settings. Wednesday 7th October, 3pm – 4pm, taking place online via Microsoft Teams. Simply join the link on the day to participate in the event.
 
NHS Covid-19 App support
 
Guidance for health and care workers using the NHS Covid-19 App can be found here.
 
New campaign to prevent spread of coronavirus this winter
 
The government’s new Hands. Face. Space campaign urges you to continue to wash your hands, cover your face and make space to control infection rates. By following these simple steps, you could make a significant difference in reducing the transmission of coronavirus and help protect yourself and your family, friends and colleagues from the virus. Campaign resources can be downloaded here.
 
Should I have a coronavirus test?
 
It is vital people with symptoms are tested to help stop the spread of the virus. Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested by a doctor, a public health professional or by your local council. The main symptoms are: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. You can book a coronavirus test on Gov.uk. Do not use this service if you do not have symptoms. Further information about getting tested, and what to do if you have symptoms, is available on www.nhs.uk.
 
Other information
 
Public facing flu vaccination campaign
 
The flu virus kills 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands more in England in an average year. But this is anything but an average year. That is why Public Health England is launching an expanded flu vaccination campaign targeting the 30 million people eligible for a free vaccine this year. Campaign resources can be downloaded here.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

News