Humber, Coast and Value – September 2020

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[expandsub1 title=”Week Commencing 23rd September 2020“]
 
In this week’s blog, Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership writes:
 
“In the wake of rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, it’s more important than ever to learn from the changes we have already made in response to the pandemic and use this learning to shape how we provide care in the future to ensure we can continue to provide the best possible care.” Read more.
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
Our summer stakeholder newsletter can be viewed 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
 
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 met on 21st September 2020
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Population Health Management Programme Priority Setting Workshop was held on 22nd September 2020
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Staff Side Group will meet on 24th September 2020
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Clinical and Professionals Group will meet on 25th September 2020

What happened last week?
 
The VCSE Leadership Programme Steering Group (14th September 2020)
 
Chaired by Jason Stamp (Chief Officer of Forum), the Voluntary Sector Steering Group meets monthly to oversee the development and direction of the NHS England funded VCSE Leadership Programme. This month the group reviewed progress across a range of different areas, including the recent VCS Covid-19 Sector Resilience Survey; scoping work around the future of volunteering across the HCV system and what this may look like, taking into consideration the NHS Volunteer Responders programme. The group also discussed a workstream proposal around investment and sustainability, which would bring together a baseline study of the economic and growth value of the voluntary sector across HCV.
 
The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group (16th September 2020)
 
A broad range of areas were presented and discussed, including presentations on out of hospital services, with a particular focus on plans being developed for the Bridlington area. Updates were also provided around the temporary service changes to Urology, Oncology and Stroke services. Targeted Patient engagement with those initially affected by the temporary change to Urology services is concluding, while the engagement for Oncology has recently started. An update was given around the Paediatrics work stream; and plans for the next stage of the review were also discussed.
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership Group (17th September 2020)
 
There was good attendance at the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Group, chaired by Ruth Prentice. The group received an Local Maternity Strategy update from Programme Lead Becky Case and assessed the results from the recent MVP survey ‘HCV Maternity Care in 2020, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic’. The group also reflected on recently commissioned training from National Maternity Voices, that members attended over 3 sessions in August – highlighting increased knowledge around the role, remit and membership of the MVP and engagement/ feedback methods as particularly helpful. The training had also been a great opportunity to help establish a network, share experiences and build relationships. All participants identified actions that will drive improvements in their specific MVP groups.
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Clinical and Professionals Group (18th September 2020)
 
This week the group was joined by colleagues from the Humber, Coast and Vale Flu Vaccination Programme and Board, and also the Voluntary Sector Steering Group to update the clinical and professional leaders. There was great interest in the Voluntary Sector update and how the sector can support the local health and care system moving forwards and become more integrated in the recovery and restoration period following Covid-19. There was particular interest in partnering with the sector to support patients on waiting lists, be it via community groups or peer support, as organisations work hard to clear backlogs that have developed during the pandemic. There was also lively discussion around the flu update, and the context of delivering this programme during the developing second surge of the Covid-19 virus.
 
Upgrades for hospital A&E departments
 
The government has awarded the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership £16M to improve A&E department facilities and capacity, to help respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and winter pressures. The money will be used to upgrade facilities at York Hospital, Hull Royal Infirmary, Scarborough Hospital, Scunthorpe Hospital, Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and Harrogate District Hospital. More details are available here.
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
Gov.uk updated guidance – Covid-19:
 
On Tuesday, 22 September, the Government announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus in England. The new measures related to the wearing of face covering, meeting people safely, people working from home and specific measures for certain types of businesses. Read a summary of the new measures here
 
You can also view Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement and address to the nation on coronavirus here.
 
Covid-19 and the public health system
 
In partnership with the Health Foundation, the Kings Fund is undertaking a project to explore the local response to and recovery from Covid-19. This research will capture a cross section of experiences of local leaders in managing the pandemic – both in terms of the immediate effects and of the wider impact on local systems. More details available here
 
The Comprehensive Spending Review and Covid-19: the more we know, the less we know…
 
In its blog, The Kings Fund explains the key issues on the horizon for health and care and how this could have an impact on the upcoming Spending Review. Read more here
 
Other information
 
Healthcare workers flu vaccination letter
 
Senior clinicians and leaders have urged frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers this week. This comes alongside an expanded flu vaccination programme for both the public and frontline health and social care colleagues, with a record 30 million people eligible for a free vaccine this year.
 
With the first batches of this year’s vaccines arriving from this week, hospitals and our other local NHS organisations across England will be starting to run drop-in clinics and promotional activity with the aim of ensuring that every single eligible member of staff is able to get it this year.
 
Realising the true value of integrated care: beyond Covid-19
 
Stronger and more resilient care systems and communities are better able to cope, respond and adapt to new challenges and crises such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. They are able to quickly come together to ‘act as one’ and collaborate across disciplines and sectors towards a common goal. This is the essence of integrated care and this is what the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) stands for – creating a more connected health and care system. IFIC’s ‘call to action’ states that the future of health and care is integrated and the journey to achieve it must be accelerated through our response to this global pandemic. Read more here.
 
Creating the workforce of the future: a new collaborative approach for the NHS and colleges in England
 
The report (available here) follows a November 2019 roundtable held by the NHS Confederation and the Independent Commission on the College of the Future. It focused on the relationship between colleges and the NHS through the lens of integrated care systems. This also forms part of the NHS Reset campaign.
 
Proposed service changes and developments – working with partners and communities
 
A key role in making significant changes to how health and care is delivered, is increasing the importance of health and care organisations engaging and communicating with partners, in particular the public.
 
A new film sets out how Devon Clinical Commissioning Group worked with partner organisations and the public to shape the future of their services in the town of Holsworthy, North Devon, following the potential closure of beds and services at the local community hospital.
 
The video includes a range of interviews including patients, people from the community and elected members. It also sets out the engagement process used for the successful delivery of the project. Watch the full video here
 
Healthcare professionals are encouraged to discuss getting active with patients, as new sporting campaign launches
 
Improving the health of the population is a priority as the nation begins to recover from the first wave of Covid-19. Healthcare professionals can play a leading role in supporting patients who are struggling to keep active.
 
If you’re working as a healthcare professional or manage a team of HCPs, you can help make a difference to patients’ lives by providing brief physical activity advice. Did you know that PHE provides free training and resources that can increase your knowledge and skills in this area, and give you the confidence to have these conversations?
 
You can access:

  • Free e-learning about the benefits of physical activity in preventing and managing a range of common conditions and supporting general health.
  • Sign up to online group training with 12 to 15 of your peers, that are delivered by PHE’s Physical Activity Clinical Champions.
  • Online tool Moving Medicine for conversations guides, ranging from one minute, five minutes and plus, to help patients with long term conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and MSK conditions.

Further support and tools suitable for beginners will also be available on the Better Health website. To find out more, please contact the physical activity team on physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

  • NHS Reset: Cancer and Covid – managing co-existence: In an article for NHS Confederation, Macmillan Cancer Support writes about what it means to deliver cancer recovery plans to help get services back on track. Read more here.
  • NHS tech bosses outline cost of coronavirus app development
  • Digital Health Unplugged: Power of data in a pandemic – details available here

Other
 

  • NHS announces review into gender identity services for young people. Read more here
  • NHSX begins Digital Social Care Record Programme (details here) and states all NHS bodies must have shared care records within a year
  • Pathfinder project provides good signs for digital technology in dementia care. More details here
  • Centre for Progressive Policy has announced the launch of the Inclusive Growth Network to help reduce social inequality. Read more here.

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[expandsub2 title=”Week Commencing 14th September 2020“]
 
In this week’s blog, Jason Stamp, Chair of the HCV Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Programme, writes:
 
“There has never been a better time to look at how the HCV Partnership engages with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. This allows us to build on the strong partnerships we have already achieved and look at what we can do together in the future.” Read more
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
Our summer stakeholder newsletter can be viewed 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
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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What’s happening this week?
 

  • The VCSE Leadership Programme Steering Group met on Monday 14th September
  • The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group will meet on Wednesday 16th September
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Covid-19 Strategic Coordinating Group will meet on Wednesday 16th September
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership Group Meeting will meet on Thursday 17th September.
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Clinical and Professionals Group will meet on Friday 18th September.
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Workforce Board will meet on Monday 21st September.

What happened last week?
 
Finance, Planning and Performance Board (7th September 2020)
 
The Board met following the submission of Phase 3 plans in late August and to receive the early feedback from NHS England. This feedback would be incorporated into the final submissions which are due 21st September, alongside the submission of the HCV People Plan. An update was also received from the Mental Health Programme, in relation to phase 3 plans, and the impact of Covid-19 on services and 2020/21 trajectories. Finally, the Board also discussed the ongoing Capital programme, outlining the confirmed allocations so far, and the 2020/21 system financial allocations expected imminently from NHS England.
 
HCV Local Maternity System Delivery Board Meeting (Tuesday 8 September)
 
The LMS Delivery Board, chaired by Deputy SRO Sarah Smyth, received a presentation detailing recent survey results on ‘HCV Maternity Care in 2020, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic’, from Ruth Prentice, Maternity Voices Partnership lead. The information provided from both the antenatal and postnatal surveys (which are still open) will help inform future developments in maternity services. Board members also recently completed a Maturity Matrix survey, the results of which were considered at the meeting. The survey assessed the past and current effectiveness/value of the LMS and identified areas for growth and development. There is an upward trend in all areas which demonstrates that the LMS is growing in maturity and evolving into an exemplar organisation particularly around its purpose and direction; governance and structure; knowledge capture and reuse; and integrity and vitality. Programme Lead Becky Case also updated on points of interest from the recent regional Maternity Transformation Programme Board and LMS workstream leads advised on recent progress/developments in the areas in which they have key responsibilities.
 
Clinical and Professional Leaders Group (11th September 2020)
 
The focus of this week’s meeting was on phase 3 planning and the HCV People Plan. The group considered the progress against planning and the difficulties that the system is facing in response to Covid-19 and in anticipation of a second wave. It was noted that the North East and Yorkshire region is a little further behind the other regions of England in meeting the NHS national targets and this was being addressed in time for final submissions later in the month. The group went on to discuss the workforce priorities for drafting of the People Plan, and an update was received in relation to the recent Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic work that had begun.
 
Job Opportunities
 
**NEW** HCV (Mental Health) extend closing date for applications to appoint a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Engagement Manager.
 
Expressions of interest are sought from all of our partners to identify an inspiring individual from the BAME community to champion diversity, and to encourage and promote inclusion and equality for those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
 
This post will focus on leading work to improve collaboration and coproduction with BAME communities, as well as working proactively to help improve the stigma of mental ill health in BAME communities. This role will also involve ensuring we are delivering services in the right places, and that they are accessible for all communities.
 
If you wish to discuss this further, or have interested staff, please contact Alison Flack, Transformation Programme Director, alison.flack@nhs.net tel: 07841766362
 
Expressions of interest, and your CV, should be submitted to Emily Davey, Graduate Management Trainee, Emily.davey4@nhs.net, by 5pm on the 23rd September.”
 
Latest information on Covid-19
 
Hands. Face. Space Campaign launched
 
The Government has launched a new campaign called Hands. Face. Space, that urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak. The spread of coronavirus, particularly in enclosed spaces is shown in a new film, produced with experts in the field, which highlights the risk in simple, everyday interactions.
 
The campaign will run across TV, radio, print, out of home, social and digital display advertising.
 
Gov.uk updated guidance – Covid-19: Infection prevention and control (IPC)
 
Published on 10th January 2020, this updated guidance provides refreshed information on infection prevention and control as sustained community transmission is occurring across the UK.
 
New Government guidance on social gatherings
 
From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together. Education and work settings are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30. From Monday, this limit will be enforceable in law. Read More
 
Reintroducing visitor access to maternity services
 
New guidance will help NHS trusts to reintroduce access to maternity services for partners, visitors and other supporters of pregnant women.
 
Developed in partnership with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and the Society and College of Radiographers, the framework reflects on the experiences of pregnant women and their families and applies to outpatient and inpatient services.
 
Healthwatch England, Covid-19: What people are telling us
 
Healthwatch England have produced a report setting out the findings of research conducted by National Voices for NHS England to explore the perspectives and experiences of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in relation to the NHS rollout of social prescribing. To read the full report, click here.
 
Other information
 
‘Every Mind Matters’ Campaign Launched
 
Public Health England has launched a new “Every Mind Matters” campaign. The mental health campaign is aimed at supporting the wellbeing of children, young people and their parents. Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
 
National Audit Office – Childhood obesity
 
This report examines the effectiveness of the government’s approach to reducing childhood obesity in England by considering the evidence base and progress so far. It focuses on children, as dealing with obesity early in life prevents future costs and obesity-related health problems. It also focuses on preventive measures rather than treatment. The report sets out: levels and trends in childhood obesity; government action to reduce childhood obesity; and local authorities’ role in reducing childhood obesity.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

  • Calls for greater access to rapid patient testing for GPs – The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has stressed the importance of GPs having rapid access to testing results for patients, as newly-released research highlights the role general practice is playing during the coronavirus pandemic.
     

  • NHS Confederation – Survey – What should health and care look like after Covid-19 Key themes covered within the survey include; The feasibility of restoring services to the levels set out in NHSEI’s phase 3 letter, the impact of Covid-19 has had on staff and their health and wellbeing going into winter and how we ensure more equitable access to services for all local communities.
     

  • Public confidence in using NHS: New polling data from the Health Foundation and Ipsos MORI has found that overall public confidence in using NHS services is returning. However, the poll also found that concerns about using hospitals is greater among some of the groups worst affected by COVID-19, including people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and people with a disability.
     

  • Covid-19 mental health surveillance report offers insights into national wellbeing. Public Health England’s new surveillance report provides a close to real-time picture of the impact Covid-19 is having on our mental health and wellbeing. This blog explains what and how data is collected and analysed, and what the emerging findings are telling us.
     

  • Lessons that must be learnt from Covid-19 – The Kings Fund have published their latest podcast featuring Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director for PHE London to learn more about the findings of the PHE review.
     

  • Generation Covid-19: Building the case to protect young people’s future health. This long read from The Health Foundation explores how as a result of necessary measures to protect health in the short term, young people in particular are now experiencing ongoing economic and social challenges that threaten their long-term health and wellbeing.
     

  • Generation Covid-19: Building the case to protect young people’s future health. This long read from The Health Foundation explores how as a result of necessary measures to protect health in the short term, young people in particular are now experiencing ongoing economic and social challenges that threaten their long-term health and wellbeing.
     

  • Clinical study set to trial inhaled Covid-19 vaccines – Researchers are set to begin small trials to assess inhalation of two of the UK’s coronavirus vaccines in development, by Imperial College London and Oxford University. These trials will assess the safety and effectiveness of delivering the vaccines directly to the respiratory tract of human volunteers, inhaled through the mouth.
     

  • Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing.
     

  • Restoring Services: NHS Activity Tracker – Growing evidence is emerging of the extraordinary commitment and innovation of NHS frontline staff to restore services for non COVID-19 patients. NHS Providers will highlight examples of this outstanding work, covering a wide range of activities and procedures, in a new series of briefings over the coming months.

Other
 

  • New agreement reached to benefit NHS junior doctors – Junior doctors in the NHS will now also be able to undertake their training in independent hospitals after a new agreement was reached between independent health care providers and the NHS.
     

  • NHS England commits £30 million to join up HR and staff rostering systems. The framework has been drafted to help support NHS England and NHS Improvement to expand the scope of access to workforce and HR solutions, to better deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS People Plan.
     

  • Action for equality: The time is now. This report details that more progress is needed to achieve gender equality in NHS leadership, and fairer representation of women in senior roles is ‘essential, overdue and needed now’
     

  • Breast Screening guidance updated: Guidance and surveillance protocols have been updated for staff providing very high risk screening, as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. If you have any queries, please contact the PHE screening helpdesk.
     

  • Research paper: Suicide prevention in Gypsy and Traveller communities in England. This report outlines the findings of Friends Families and Travellers’ research on suicide inequalities within Gypsy and Traveller communities. The papers finds that that only 5 out of 79 local suicide prevention plans in England mention Gypsy and Traveller communities, despite the fact that members of Gypsy and Traveller communities are 6 to 7 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide.
     

  • Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing – This quality standard covers how community pharmacies can support the health and wellbeing of the local population. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement
     

  • Suicide prevention funding: A dedicated support package has been provided to local NHS, public health teams and voluntary organisations across England to strengthen suicide prevention plans and provide support to people who have lost a loved one to suicide, NHS England and NHS Improvement has said. The £10 million funding will be used for tailored projects to care for people in high-risk and vulnerable groups.
     

  • NHS announce £10 million funding for mental health community initiatives. A dedicated support package has been provided to local NHS, public health and voluntary organisations across England, aimed at strengthening suicide prevention plans and providing practical and emotional support to friends and family who have lost a loved one to suicide.
     

  • East Riding CCG commission an innovative exercise programme to help people with joint pain stay active.
     

  • North East Lincolnshire CCG host ‘Getting Better Together’ online event, to provide local people an opportunity to get involved and hear about what is happening locally with health and care services.
     

  • North Yorkshire CCG launch a go-to website to provide mental health support for children and young people returning to school and college.
     

  • Scarborough Hospital flies the flag for organ donation week. To read the full article, please click here.
     

  • HUTH frontline hospital staff launch flu campaign to protect patients. To read the full article, please click here.
     

  • NLAG provide updated guidance on visiting restrictions at local hospitals.

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In this week’s blog, Emma Latimer, Chair of the Humber Acute Services Review; and Accountable Officer at NHS Hull CCG, NHS North Lincolnshire CCG and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG , writes:
 
“I feel very strongly that we must transform how acute services are provided which is why the Humber Acute Services Review is such an important priority to me” Read more
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
Our summer stakeholder newsletter can be viewed 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
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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*NEW* The latest update about the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) Leadership Programme in Humber, Coast and Vale can be read here, please share among your networks to raise awareness of our ongoing work with the voluntary and community sector.
 
What’s happening this week?
 

  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Financial, Planning & Performance will meet on Monday (7th September).
  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership Board will meet on Wednesday (9th September).
  • The HCV Clinical and Professional Group will meet on Friday (11th September).

What happened last week?
 
The Humber Acute Services Review Executive Oversight Group 2nd September
 
The Humber Acute Services Review Exec Oversight Group met to review the work undertaken to date and agree on the next steps for the programme for the coming months. The Group agreed an ambitious timetable of work to be undertaken over the next 100 days to secure significant progress against the three key programmes of work:
 

  1. ​​Interim Clinical Plan – which is about implementing rapid changes to improve services in specialties that face immediate challenges where solutions are needed quickly.
     

  2. Hospital Services for the Future – which is about finding the best possible clinical models for key service areas including urgent and emergency care, maternity and pediatrics and planned care.
     

  3. Building Better Places – which is about securing significant capital investment to improve our hospital buildings and support broader economic development goals within our communities across the Humber.

HCV Clinical and Professional Group, 4th September
 
Kate Wood, as Acting Chair while Nigel Wells takes a well-deserved holiday, welcomed the Urgent and Emergency Care Programme to the meeting to provide an update on the Urgent Treatment Centres Review. The group’s feedback was sought on this and the direction of travel for UTCs and Emergency Care in the coming months as we mobilise for recovery and restoration of services. This includes the developing Talk Before You Walk initiative with the emphasis on reducing demand on emergency departments which have more or less returned to their pre-Covid levels. A presentation was also welcomed from the Allied Health Professionals in the group, who provided an update on the work of the AHP Council and the vital importance of AHPs to the workforce and also to community services – in particular the role AHPs can play in the transformation of integrated health and care.
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
NHS Test and Trace
 
The latest weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace in England show a 8% decrease in positive cases in comparison to the previous week, with 6,115 people testing positive between 13 and 19 August. This is the first decrease since the start of July. The numbers tested has increased by 2% in the same period. Between 13 and 19 August, just under 300,000 people were reached by Contact Tracers as close contacts of those who had tested positive, and 80.6% of close contacts were reached. Over 4 million people have been newly tested under pillars 1 and 2 since NHS Test and Trace began three months ago.
 
Guidance for schools reopening
 
The UK Government is regularly updating its guidance for the safe reopening of schools this week across England and Wales. Click here for the Latest Information
 
Stay Alert to Stay Safe – new materials available
 
New youth focused ‘consequences’ social animations are now available on the campaign resource centre.
 
Face coverings including across schools and workplaces
 
The latest information on wearing face masks and coverings across schools and the workplace can be found here. This also includes circumstances where you may be exempt from wearing a mask/covering. For information specifically relating to schools, and which was updated last week, please visit here.
 
Other information
 
HCV Cancer Alliance Autumn Newsletter
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has just published the Autumn edition of its newsletter. This quarter, the newsletter contains a note from Dr Stuart Baugh, Clinical Director, as he explains the Alliance’s plans for recovery, details on the launch of the new Quality of Life Survey, key awareness dates, patient experiences, and more.
 
Read the newsletter at here
 
Next steps for system working – a discussion paper
 
COVID-19 has demonstrated the galvanising effect of a national health emergency. Over this period, many system leaders have reported a deepening of collaborative working among clinical and frontline staff, more cooperation among providers and closer joint working with care homes and local authority staff.
 
While most of the work to develop system working is necessarily led locally, central government controls the policy and legislative framework within which it operates. As NHS England and NHS Improvement look to strengthen system working through the development of its ‘system by default’ policy, we have produced a discussion paper designed to start a conversation and prompt discussion about what (if any) policy and/or legislative changes would help to deliver more efficient and effective system working.
 
To view the document go here
 
Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation
 
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation.
 
National Patient Safety Alert – Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation
 
New voluntary calorie guidelines to help industry tackle obesity
 
Food industry encouraged to help people move towards and maintain a healthier weight by reducing excessive calories in everyday foods by up to 20% by 2024. The government is encouraging the food industry to support the national effort against COVID-19 and obesity, with voluntary calorie reduction guidelines to make it easier for the nation to choose healthier options in everyday meals and foods.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

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