Weekly Bulletin : The Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership

Weekly Bulletin:
The Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership

 

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

 
In this week’s blog, John Skidmore, SRO for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s digital transformation programme, writes: “One of the biggest successes of dealing with COVID-19 has been the deployment of digital to the frontline across health and social care in Humber, Coast and Vale. Our partners have come together with passion, determination and talent to unleash the potential of digital in our ICS, building on past successes.” Read More
 
   ·    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
   ·    NEW The latest key developments of the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record here
   ·    You can read the latest news on our website here
   ·    Or find us on twitter: @HCVPartnership or watch our videos on YouTube
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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**HAPPY 72ND BIRTHDAY TO THE NHS!**
Sunday 5th July saw the NHS celebrate a whopping 72 years since its creation in July 1948. To mark this important milestone many people took part in a final ‘Clap for our Carers’ at 5pm throughout the UK on their doorsteps and in their gardens. Thank you to everyone who is a part of the NHS and enables it to transform people’s lives and health every day. Here’s to another successful 72 years!
 
What’s happening this week?
 
   ·    The Humber, Coast and Vale Suicide Prevention Steering Group met on Tuesday (7th July).
   ·    The HCV Executive Partnership Board will meet on Wednesday (8th July).
   ·    The HCV Local Maternity System Oversight and Assurance Board will meet on Friday (10th July).
   ·    The next meeting of the HCV Testing Steering Group is due to take place on Friday (10th July).
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber Acute Services Review Executive Oversight Group (1st July)
 
The Humber Acute Services Review Exec Oversight Group met to review progress with the review over the past month. It was reported back that, following a pause to enable organisations to respond to Covid-19, work on the review has resumed at pace with a focus on a number of specialties where there are underlying challenges that existed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group agreed to continue work on an interim clinical strategy for these services alongside the longer term strategic review work, which will take place through the remainder of the calendar year. Further details are available in the latest update report.
 
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Useful Information
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT** Department of Health and NHS Local Maternity Systems promote and encourage the intake of Vitamin D during and after pregnancy particularly in BAME families
 
All adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, need 10 micrograms of Vitamin D each day and should consider taking a supplement containing this amount between September and March. Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
 
You may be at particular risk of not having enough vitamin D if:
   ·    you have dark skin (for example, if you’re of African, African Caribbean or south Asian origin)
   ·    You may need to consider taking a daily supplement of Vitamin D all year. Talk to a midwife or doctor if this applies to you.
 
If you are out in the sun for any length of time – don’t forget your sun cream!
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
Changes to UK Government shielding advice
The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates have decreased significantly over the last few weeks. People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but may now choose to leave their home, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, you may do so with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. Click here to see the latest guidance in full.
 
NHS announces new tool ‘Your Covid Recovery’ on its 72nd birthday to support patients living with the long-term effects of coronavirus infection
A new recovery tool, with the majority of support and intervention to take place online with the support of healthcare professionals, has been announced for England. “Your Covid Recovery” will be an online portal for people in England to access tutorials, contact healthcare workers and track their progress. NHS England acknowledges that “tens of thousands” of people have long-term symptoms after catching Covid-19 ranging from chronic fatigue to breathing problems and memory loss. The project will be rolled out in two phases, with the web portal launching later this month. Later in the summer, tailored rehabilitation will also be offered to those who qualify, following an assessment. Each programme will last a maximum of 12 weeks, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Read More
 
Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn
There are growing fears around the impact of coronavirus, social distancing and ‘lockdown’ on the confidence and ability of patients to come forward for cancer screenings, and hospitals to be able to deliver pre-coronavirus levels of cancer screenings. There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals and treatments have been delayed or cancelled. NHS England said it is working hard to restore services, but NHS figures show there was a 60% drop in people visiting their GP and being referred for tests in April. Read more
 
**BLOG** Supporting our BAME NHS people during and beyond COVID-19: an update from Prerana Issar and Dr Nikki Kanani
As well as lived experience of disadvantage and inequality, recent data demonstrates the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues. Read more
 
Support for pregnant BAME women
The NHS is providing additional support for pregnant BAME women, as new research shows heightened risks facing women from minority groups. Analysis out over the weekend showed Black pregnant women are eight times more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19, while Asian women are four times as likely, NHS England and NHS Improvement has said.
 
NHS COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme – staff donation appeal

NHS Blood and Transplant has now made more than 10,000 appointments for people to donate COVID-19 convalescent plasma and is collaborating with more than 100 hospitals, through the REMAP-CAP and RECOVERY platform trials. The programme is particularly seeking donations from NHS colleagues. Anyone who works for the NHS and has recovered from COVID-19 who wishes to donate convalescent plasma can call 0300 123 23 23 and they will be prioritised for donation. People can also offer to donate by supplying their details via the NHS Blood and Transplant website
 
Other information
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT** GP Practices launch new online service PR campaign
A campaign involving all six HCV CCGs has launched on 1st July to promote GP practice online services to the general public. The objectives of the campaign are: to raise awareness to the general public that many services offered by their local GP practice can be accessed online (eg: seeking medical advice and help, booking appointments, managing repeat prescriptions etc); explain what these online services entail, the benefits, how to use and where to access them; and generate interest in the service, encouraging the public to adopt in the short and long term (beyond COVID-19). Click here to find out more
 
Webinars and Events
 
The Benefits of the new NHS Cadets Programme / Becoming an NHS Cadets Site
The NHS is working in equal partnership with St. John’s Ambulance (SJA) to develop ten thousand new ‘NHS cadets’ within the next three years. They aim to provide young people with invaluable life skills, offering a route into a career in the health service for thousands of British teens, and deliver on the Long Term Plan commitment to double the number of volunteers in the NHS by 2021. Across the country, and over the past few months, a number of NHS provider pilots sites have been nurturing the NHS Cadets programme. The Cadets partnership is holding two informative webinars, both with the same content, which will cover the following points:
 
   ·    The benefits and impact of youth volunteering and social action initiatives
   ·    Hearing from current NHS Cadets
   ·    Early learning from sites already on the NHS Cadets journey
   ·    The St John Ambulance support offer
   ·    The NHS Cadets Memorandum of Understanding and how to sign up to become and NHS Cadet site.
   ·    How to sign-up for the NHS Cadets programme
 
This will also be an opportunity for NHS Trusts and other health and care organisations to register interest in the programme. Webinar dates are Monday 13th July, 3pm – 4.30pm and Wednesday 5th August, 10-11.30am. To register for one of the webinars please e-mail england.voluntarypartnerships@nhs.net stating your organisation and which of the sessions you would like to attend. They will then send a calendar invite with a MS Teams link.
 
Coronavirus and Climate Change
 
As we move towards economic recovery, the Consultation Institute has put together a free programme of webinars to enable their clients to access useful expertise on key issues and techniques around engaging the public on the climate emergency in the emerging post-Covid-19 phase. As part of this they are running a series of free webinars open to all which consider the impact of green recovery, climate change and sustainability on a post-Covid economic environment. The webinars take place fortnightly beginning 9th July, then continuing 23rd July and 6th August. Read more and sign up for free here
 
New Workforce Development Resource Webinars
 
Good Conversations Training – developed specifically for staff and volunteers who are supporting the health and wellbeing of people who are isolating or shielding:
 
   ·    Monday 13th July 2020 – 10:00 – 11:30 – Online via Zoom
   ·    Tuesday 21st July 2020 – 10:-00 – 11:30- Online via Zoom
   ·    Wednesday 22nd July – 14:00 – 15:30 – Online via Zoom
 
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
   ·    MIND: The mental health emergency – how has the coronavirus pandemic impacted our mental health? Mind has announced five key tests for the UK government as part of its recovery plan for mental health: investing in community services; protecting those most at risk and addressing inequalities faced by people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities; reforming the Mental Health Act; providing a financial safety net through the benefits system; and supporting children and young people.
   ·    Royal College of Physicians: Returning the NHS to an even keel – This briefing provides insight into the challenges facing medical specialties. It shows that almost half of physician specialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology and rheumatology, expect to be working at less than previous pre-Covid activity levels for at least 12 months or more. The briefing captures several aspects of restarting activity, including specialty capacity, adaptations to services and co-dependencies. It also provides an insight into potential capacity scenarios in genitourinary medicine and rheumatology.
   ·    House of Commons Library: Coronavirus: health and social care key issues and sources – This briefing brings together and summarises some of the key issues that MPs have raised on behalf of their constituents around the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on the health and care sectors.
   ·    British Red Cross: Life after lockdown: tackling loneliness among those left behind The Covid-19 crisis has made loneliness worse, with some people more affected than others. This report shows that although social distancing and lockdown measures will continue to be eased, loneliness will remain and for those most left behind, it may continue to grow.
   ·     Institute for Fiscal Studies: The financial risk and resilience of English local authorities in the coronavirus crisis
   ·    The Childhood Trust: Children in lockdown: the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for children living in poverty This report documents the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on disadvantaged and vulnerable children in London.
 
Other
 
   ·    Volunteering: How our volunteering team responded to Covid-19 – Written by Ruth Paterson, Voluntary Services Lead at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
   ·    Volunteering: Recovering your Volunteering Services during Covid-19 – Produced by the Volunteering Service at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, this report provides details of how the Trust plans to resume the volunteering services safely.
   ·    NHS Confederation: Time to be radical? In England, an existential debate has begun about the future of our NHS and its link to wider care services.
   ·    NHS Confederation: NHS Reset: The future of clinical commissioning and resetting the NHS
 
News
 
   ·    East Riding of Yorkshire Council: Changes to opening hours of East Riding Coronavirus Community Hub owing to drop off in calls for support
   ·    Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: 500 patients well enough to go home after Covid-19
   ·    Vale of York CCG: Vale of York CCG proactively supporting Care Homes to protect against COVID-19
   ·    North Yorkshire CCG: The Go-To website proves a hit among children and young people seeking mental health support in North Yorkshire

 

Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

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

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

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

Care home residents in Humber, Coast and Vale have remained connected to GPs during lockdown – after more than 500 tablet devices were supplied to the region’s care homes through a digital programme launched in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Read More
 
GP practice online service PR campaign
A campaign involving all six HCV CCGs is to launch on 1st July to promote GP practice online services to the general public. The objectives of the campaign are: to raise awareness to the general public that many services offered by their local GP practice can be accessed online (eg: seeking medical advice and help, booking appointments, managing repeat prescriptions etc); explain what these online services entail, the benefits, how to use and where to access them; and generate interest in the service, encouraging the public to adopt in the short and long term (beyond COVID-19). To find out more, visit: nhsonline.info
 
Webinars and Events
 
Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid
NHS England public participation and system transformation webinars. The June and July schedule can be found here
 
Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.
 
On this course, you’ll explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope. The course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies.
 
This course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners. This course is aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register or find out more
 
Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid
NHS England public participation and system transformation webinars. The June and July schedule can be found here
 
Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network – How can we create real, lasting change after COVID-19?
On Wednesday 1st July, from 11.00 – 12.30, YHAHSN will host a webinar with Richard Stubbs, CEO on the topic of creating lasting change post-coronavirus. Rob Webster, ICS Lead for West Yorkshire & Harrogate, is joining the panel discussion along with Michael Wood from NHS Confed and Katherine Ward will give an industry innovator perspective. Already a great deal of discussion is taking place to consider how the healthcare system needs to reset itself and learn from both the positive and negative aspects of the crisis. This webinar will begin to explore these opportunities from a Yorkshire and Humber perspective. Please do join us if you would like to contribute to the discussion. Find out more and book your place on the webinar by visiting Eventbrite.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
   ·    Public Health England: Following its review into the disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 earlier this month, Public Health England has now published a summary of stakeholder insights into factors affecting the impact of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. The report also sets out recommendations and actions. Read here
   ·    National Audit Office: Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for Covid-19. This report is the second in a programme of work by the National Audit Office to support parliament’s scrutiny of the UK government’s response to Covid-19. It sets out the facts about the government’s progress in preparing the NHS and social care for the Covid-19 outbreak.
   ·    Health Foundation: The Health Foundation Covid-19 survey. Topics covered included: experience of using NHS services during the pandemic and perceptions as to how services are managing; the impact of Covid-19 on people’s health and wellbeing, including mental health; levels of support or opposition to the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic; and more.
   ·    Institute for Fiscal Studies: The geography of the Covid-19 crisis in England. This report analyses how the health, economic and social impacts of Covid-19 vary around England.
   ·    Institute for Fiscal Studies: The mental health effects of the first two months of lockdown and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK
 
Other
 
   ·    Institute of Public Care: Adult social care data and cyber security programme report 2019-20. This report summarises learning from the programme, identifies the key risks faced by provider services, and the extent to which recommendations in the 2018/19 programme report have been implemented.
   ·    Public Health England: Sexual and reproductive health return on investment tool This tool quantifies the costs and benefits associated with a range of sexual and reproductive health interventions. It focuses on young people (aged 15 to 24).
   ·    World Health Organization (Europe office): Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being: findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada
 
News
 
Hull CCG: CCG and Children’s University partnership to support 500 vulnerable children
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: COVID-19: “We now need a different type of public support”
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust: North Lincs volunteers are brightening up working life for NHS staff
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: Face mask guidance for patients and the public
North Lincolnshire CCG: CCG supports North Lincolnshire Council in ‘Stop Covid – Prevent Local Outbreak’ campaign
Vale of York CCG: Vale of York surgery scoops Team Excellence Award
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Selby Hospital new equipment donation
NHS England and NHS Improvement: NHS Chief Executive pays tribute to “essential contribution” of Windrush generation
NHS England and NHS Improvement: NHS high street check-ups top 300,000
Health Tech Digital: Cybercriminals are targeting Hospitals during COVID-19 – simple steps can protect you
Computer Weekly: Covid-19 contact-tracing apps: the key data protection issues
Digital Health: Text and telephone consultations trump video during Covid-19
Wired: Why the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app failed

 

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, talks about the establishment of the newly-formed ‘Clinical and Professional Leadership Group’ which has an important role across the Partnership and describes the aims and ambitions of this group. Watch here
 
   ·    You can find out more about our work on our website
   ·    You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
   ·    You can read the latest Humber Acute Services Review programme update here
   ·    The latest update from the HCV Cancer Alliance can be viewed here
   ·    You can read the latest news on our website here
   ·    Or find us on twitter: @HCVPartnership or watch our videos on YouTube
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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What’s happening this week?
 
   ·    The meeting of the HCV Finance, Planning and Programme Leads was on Monday (15th June).
   ·    The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group will meet on Wednesday (17th June).
   ·    The HCV Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Steering Group will meet for the first time on Friday (19th June).
   ·    The HCV Testing Steering Group will also meet on Friday.
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber Acute Services Review Communications and Engagement Group (8th June)
 
The Humber Acute Review Communications and Engagement Delivery Group met to review the work on the Acute Review to date and plan the next phases of communications and engagement with patients, citizens, staff and other stakeholders. Following a period on pause to enable organisations to focus on the immediate Covid-19 response, the review is now moving at pace to find solutions to challenges in a range of service areas within the context of continuing to manage Covid-19 in our communities. The next phase of engagement will focus on engaging with groups and individuals who might potentially be impacted by changes to the service areas now under review.
 
North Yorkshire and York Digital Transformation Programme Board (10th June)
 
At the Vale of York and North Yorkshire Digital Delivery Board Keith Strahan, Principal Clinical Lead, NHS Digitals Social Care Programme provided an update and presentation on progress and the resources available through the programme. He gave an update on the Digital Red Bag and Digital Care and Support Planning Standard from the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB). He also advised about The Core Information Standard for Local Health and Social Care Records which has been produced following consultation with more than 1,500 individuals and organisations and the development of the national reasonable adjustments flag which indicates potential adjustments to care for all citizens under the Equality Act (2010). Trevor Wright, from N3i, also gave an overview of the work he has been commissioned to do in relation to the Humber, Coast and Vale Primary Care Digital Strategy and the 12-16 week approach to develop and produce this document. The HCV Digital team provided an update to the group on the status of COVID response solutions which have been rapidly put in place across the CCGs and their commissioned primary care services and also the delivery of the EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System) project and the deployment of the shared care record portal to primary care among other features of the project portfolio. Providers from across the region gave an update on their priorities and what innovations were being made digitally to support and meet their service user needs as we continue to respond to this national challenge.
 
HCV ICS Testing Steering Group – Covid-19 (12th June)
 
The HCV Testing Steering Group continues to meet weekly to coordinate the activities of partners in relation to all aspects of Covid-19 testing across Humber, Coast and Vale. The meeting focused on issues including the rollout of antibody testing within our organisations, particularly across primary care; building up laboratory capacity and the development of local outbreak management plans in each of our local authorities and associated governance arrangements.
 
**Partnership Job Opportunities – HCV Learning Disability Programme Lead**
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership (Mental Health) are seeking an experienced programme lead to work with system partners to deliver our shared ambition for Learning Disability services across the HCV Patch. The Learning Disability Programme Lead will focus on leading and co-ordinating the Learning Disability Programme; this post provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per week. To apply, please send an Expression of Interest for the role to Emily Davey: emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday 19th June 2020.
 
HCV Mental Health Community Mental Health Teams – Programme Lead (extended deadline)
 
Expressions of interest are sought from all of our partners to identify a senior lead for our Community Mental Health Team programme. We require a senior manager to provide the leadership to this priority area. This post will focus on leading and co-ordinating work to review and improve care across community mental health teams initially in Hull and East Riding, with the intention to spread learning across the Humber, Coast and Vale. This pilot is one of only two in the Yorkshire and Humber region and the lead role provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per week. To apply, please send an Expression of Interest for the role to Emily Davey: emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday 19th June 2020.
 
**Partnership Job Opportunities – HCV Learning Disability Programme Lead**
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership (Mental Health) are seeking an experienced programme lead to work with system partners to deliver our shared ambition for Learning Disability services across the HCV Patch. The Learning Disability Programme Lead will focus on leading and co-ordinating the Learning Disability Programme; this post provides an excellent opportunity for career development and regional exposure working at a senior level. The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per week. To apply, please send an Expression of Interest for the role to Emily Davey: emily.davey4@nhs.net by Friday 19th June 2020.
 
NHS Vale of York CCG – Band 5 LEDER Project Nurse
 
The NHS Vale of York CCG seeks expressions of interest for an exciting new role – a Project Nurse to join the Quality & Nursing team who will support carers in the prevention, early identification and management of health conditions for clients with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Autism. Applicants are invited to work on a secondment basis for a period of 12 months, 0.6 wte (3 days). The post will be based at West Offices in York and be part of the Quality and Nursing team, managed by the Head of Quality Improvement & Research. This is an initial year long programme and aims to support Learning into Action from the Learning Disability Mortality Review programme https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/leder-action-from-learning/. Closing Date: Friday 19th June 2020.
 
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Useful Information
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
   ·    For information for public (health advice): click here
   ·    For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and risk level in the UK: click here
   ·    For advice for clinicians and NHS managers: click here
         – For Primary care: click here
         – For Secondary care: click here
         – For Community health, social care and ambulance services: click here
   ·    Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click here
   ·    Broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers can be found here
   ·    This guide provides advice on how we can all look after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
See also Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Top tips to help you to look after your mental health and beat the boredom of isolation with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Favourite activities for you to try in isolation.
 
NHS Test and Trace Service: workplace guidance
This guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme, developed to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging as restrictions on everyday life are eased, as far as it is deemed safe to do so. Find out more
See also: NHS test and trace: how it works
 
Time for Care – Support to PCNs and GP Practices to implement rapid service change in the wake of Covid-19
Time for Care is a programme from NHS England designed to help practice teams manage their workload, adopt and spread innovations that free-up clinical time for care, and develop the skills and confidence to lead local improvement. All elements are delivered by NHSE’s Primary Care Improvement Faculty, a credible expert resource developed over the past decade which includes jobbing GPs, practice managers, nurses and members of the extended primary care team, as well as colleagues holding a diverse range of health and care sector experience. Time for Care has been revised to support primary care through Covid-19, and support could include: remote consultations, developing hub solutions, staffing flexibility to handle sickness and absence, reducing admin work for GPs, leading and coaching teams through change and uncertainty.
 
For more information or an initial diagnostic discussion, please contact David Cowan: David.cowan1@nhs.net
 
Other information
 
Webinars
 
Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network – How can we create real, lasting change after COVID-19?
On Wednesday 1st July, from 11.00 – 12.30, YHAHSN will host a webinar with Richard Stubbs, CEO on the topic of creating lasting change post-coronavirus. Rob Webster, ICS Lead for West Yorkshire & Harrogate, is joining the panel discussion along with Michael Wood from NHS Confed and Katherine Ward will give an industry innovator perspective. Already a great deal of discussion is taking place to consider how the healthcare system needs to reset itself and learn from both the positive and negative aspects of the crisis. This webinar will begin to explore these opportunities from a Yorkshire and Humber perspective. Please do join us if you would like to contribute to the discussion. Find out more and book your place on the webinar by visiting Eventbrite.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
   ·    UK Authority – NHSmail accounts hit by phishing attacks nationwide
   ·    World Health Organization: Preventing and managing the Covid-19 pandemic across long-term care services
   ·    Local Government Chronicle: Wellbeing board chairs criticise centralised and NHS focused Covid response
   ·    NHS England – Almost all GP surgeries sign up to the new PCN contract:
   ·    NHS Confed – Black Lives Matter and BAME representation across the NHS
   ·    BBC News – Racism could play a part in BAME Covid-19 deaths:
   ·    NHS Confed – STPs: One Year To Go?

 

Week Commencing 8th June 2020

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

 

Week Commencing 1st June 2020

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

 

Week Commencing 25th May 2020

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

   ·    Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list
   ·    Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK: can be found here
   ·    Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests
   ·    Dr Stuart Flint, Associate Professor at Leeds University, is leading a research study that aims to explore awareness,         attitudes and actions of people identified as ‘high risk’ of severe illness from coronavirus by the UK Government. The         survey is online and for anyone over 18 years. The link to the survey includes further information, and where people         can decide whether to participate: can be found here
   ·    Cancer 52 the Voice for Rare and less common cancers have posted the most recent version of One Cancer Voice a         detailed Question & Answer paper for cancer patients and carers covering Covid and Cancer. You can find it here
 
News
 
   ·    Mental health awareness week – it’s ok to not be ok
   ·    NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app ‘delayed until June’
   ·    Latest returns data shows rise in Covid-19 costs
   ·    App provides on-the-spot mental health crisis support
   ·    UK government spent over £50m on digital response to Covid-19 pandemic

 

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Professor Stephen Eames, Independent Chair and System Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes: “The next stage of our Covid response will throw up many challenges but we will continue to work together and plan together as a collective – this is the power of the Partnership.” Read more
 
   ·    You can find out more about our work on our website at www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk
   ·    You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
   ·    You can read the latest Humber Acute Services Review programme update here
   ·    The latest update from the HCV Cancer Alliance can be viewed here
   ·    You can read the latest news on our website here
   ·    Or find us on twitter: @HCVPartnership or watch our videos on YouTube
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
 
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What’s happening this week?
 
   ·    The Humber, Coast and Vale Workforce Board meeting took place on Monday (18th May)
   ·    Finance and Planning leads also met on Monday
   ·    The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Group met on Tuesday (19th May)
   ·    The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group meeting will take place on Wednesday (20th May)
   ·    The HCV Testing Steering Group will meet on Friday (22nd May)
 
What happened last week?
 
The HCV Oversight and Assurance Meeting
 
The HCV Oversight and Assurance meeting was held last week. The focus of the meeting was a deep dive into the Cancer Alliance Programme. A brief update was provided on screening and early diagnosis, the development and implementation of rapid diagnostics, and work on-going on treatment & pathways and personalised care. The main part of the discussion was focussed on the arrangements to deliver the long term plan requirements and how we draw this together in light of the recent Covid-19 response. This included the role of the Cancer Alliance in oversight and assurance across Humber, Coast and Vale, areas of priority and links with other areas such as planned care.
 
LMS Enablers meeting: Monday 11th May 2020
 
The group discussed the recent notification of allocation of funding against key deliverables from the Regional Maternity Transformation Team and how the team would be expanding over the next few weeks to progress key workstreams. There was an update on the work ongoing at present around smoking in pregnancy particularly with partners keen to work together to improve and publicise our local offers. This then led to related discussion including the need for communication to emphasis the ongoing availability of contraception services in Primary Care, and the work the children’s centres and teams are doing to support infant feeding and distribution of healthy start vitamins. The ‘Ask a Midwife’ services were discussed and the benefits gained from knowing what topics women and families wanted to know about was celebrated. The new data dashboard was viewed and discussed, and all participants were asked to comment on this and any other service changes that had taken place recently.
 
HCV LMS Choice and personalisation group
 
Whose shoes feedback from Goole in March. Plan based solely on parents information gained from the session.
Action plan reviewed and plan to prioritise visual birth plan and choice of place of birth , also spend a full choice meeting on parent education provision review
Continuity of carer updates from all 3 trusts within Humber Coast And Vale, the March 2020 figure was an achievement of 41, surpassing the 35% target. The 51% target for March 2021 currently still stands.
Post-natal contraception service was discussed and information circulated re COVID-19 availability of services for patients.
 
Useful Information
 
Latest information on COVID-19
 
All of the latest information about COVID-19 is hosted on the following websites:
   ·    For information for public (health advice): click here
   ·    For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and risk level in the UK: click here
   ·    For advice for clinicians and NHS managers: click here
         – For Primary care: click here
         – For Secondary care: click here
         – For Community health, social care and ambulance services: click here
   ·    For broader info for everyone including travel advice, info for businesses and employers: click here
   ·    This guide provides advice on how we can all look after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
See also Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Top tips to help you to look after your mental health and beat the boredom of isolation with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Favourite activities for you to try in isolation.
 
Mental Health Awareness Week: Children and young people urged to use free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support
 
Children and young people living in the Humber and North Yorkshire areas are being encouraged to use a free online mental health and emotional wellbeing service if they need support during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) and beyond.
 
People aged between 11 and 25 in Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire can register to use Kooth – a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed using a computer, smartphone or tablet device. For more information
 
Help us help you stay safe in hospital
Hospital trusts across Humber, Coast and Vale region have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and quality of services for cancer patients.
 
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are putting arrangements in place to maintain capacity and provide high quality services for COVID-19 patients whilst cautiously increasing other urgent clinical services, important diagnostics, and surgery. For more on the campaign
 
Webinars
 
24/7 urgent MH helplines webinar 3 – UK Mental Health Triage Scale
On 21st May, 11am-12pm, national colleagues are hosting a webinar dedicated to using the UK mental health triage scale to support telephone triage including a Q&A with National Crisis Care Adviser, Caroline Meiser-Stedman. Join the webinar here.
 
CYPMH Remote Clinical Working Webinars
On 26th May, 12:30pm-2:30pm national colleagues are hosting the first in a planned series of webinars on remote clinical working with children, young people and families. The session is primarily aimed at CYPMHS practitioners, although anyone involved with providing or commissioning CYPMHS services is welcome to join. Join the webinar here, or if you would like to receive the diary invite, please email england.cyp-mentalhealth@nhs.net.
 
Greater Manchester Resilience Hub Learning Webinar Series
This three part webinar series provides the opportunity to share the significant learning and best practice from Greater Manchester’s Resilience Hub. The target audience would be Providers, Commissioners, ICSs and colleagues involved in the local and regional development of resilience hubs or equivalent.If you have any questions or would like to receive a diary invite (Microsoft Teams) please email ENGLAND.mentalhealth-North@nhs.net.
 
The dates, times and detail of the series is as follows:
 
   1. GM Resilience Hub: The Background and Purpose
         When: 16:00-17:00 Thursday 21st May
   2. GM Resilience Hub: The How (strategic practicalities)
         When: TBC
   3. GM Resilience Hub: The How (clinical practicalities)
         When: 15:00-16:00 Wednesday 3rd June
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
   ·    Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19
   ·    Kings Fund: Delivering core NHS and care services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond: Letter to the
        Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee

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

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