Weekly Bulletin : The Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership

Weekly Bulletin:
The Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership

 
Please find below the weekly updates from the Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership:
 

September 2020

 

Week Commencing 7th September 2020

 
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
 

 

August 2020

 

Week Commencing 31st August 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Professor Stephen Eames, Independent Chair and System Lead of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes:
 
“This week (Friday, to be precise) marks four months since we made the public announcement that the Partnership had become an integrated care system (ICS). The announcement on 4th May came at a time when health and social care colleagues in Humber, Coast and Vale were working around the clock to respond to Covid-19, so there was little time to celebrate this achievement. So while the announcement was, and still is, a source of great pride for all concerned across the Partnership, back in May it was very much a case of, ‘this is fantastic news, but we’re very much focused on our collective response to Covid-19’.” 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 **Recruitment Opportunity** – HCV Partnership’s Mental Health Programme seeks to appoint Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)- background 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 co-production 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, Mental Health Transformation Programme Director, alison.flack@nhs.net tel: 07841766362 or Emily Davey, Programme Officer, Emily.davey4@nhs.net. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 5pm on 9th September 2020.
 
What’s happening this week?
 

  • The Humber, Coast and Vale Strategic Estates and Capital Group will meet on Tuesday (1st September).
  • The Humber Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) Board will meet on Wednesday (2nd September).
  • The Humber Acute Services Review Executive Oversight Group will meet on Wednesday (2nd September).
  • The HCV Clinical and Professional Group will meet on Friday (4th September).
  • The HCV Testing Co-ordination Group’s next meeting takes place on Friday (4th September).

What happened last week?
 
HCV Finance, Planning and Performance Board (Monday, 24th August)
 
The Board met mid Phase 3 planning to engage in a ‘confirm and challenge’ session with senior finance and planning colleagues from across the two geographical partnerships of the Humber and North Yorkshire & York. Triangulation of finance, activity and other areas was completed following the meeting and phase 3 submissions made towards the end of last week for the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership. Updates have also been provided around Workforce and the ongoing work affecting Capital and Estates. Ongoing work taking place across the system to understand the NHSEI financial allocations 2020/21 including transformational funding.
 
HCV Black Lives Matter and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Inclusivity Steering Group (Thursday, 27th August)
 
Chaired by Steve Russell as the Executive Lead for this work, a group of volunteers and interested colleagues from across the Partnership came together for the first time for an initial discussion around the challenges and issues associated with inequalities and discrimination faced by people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds within our organisations and our communities. The group is in the process of pulling together an anti-racism programme of work which will improve the levels of diversity and equality across the Partnership and ultimately benefit both BAME and non-BAME colleagues. As part of the meeting, those in attendance provided a brief verbal overview of what had brought them to the meeting and a presentation from colleagues in West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership about their work supporting a ‘network of networks’ across their region.
 
HCV Clinical and Professional Group (Friday, 28th August)
 
Colleagues from the HCV Acute Collaborative joined the virtual meeting including the Chair Chris Long and a number of Chief Operating Officers from across the four Acute Trusts in our Partnership. The focus of the discussion was on Phase 3 plans and the NHS England targets set for the restart and restoration of elective and non-elective activity across the Partnership. The targets present considerable challenges for the Partnership and all ICSs across the country and concerns remain around workforce, new Covid-19 surges, flu and winter planning. The group were able to have a good discussion through primary and secondary colleagues present plus public health, on what this will mean over the coming months and how this will affect the new HCV Principles for Clinical Planning and Prioritisation which have been developed recently by the group and adopted by the Partnership Executive Board.
 
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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. Read more
 
Guidance for schools reopening
 
The UK Government is regularly updating its guidance for the safe reopening of schools this week across England and Wales. Latest Information can be found here
 
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
 
Free Supportive Conversations Training – based on the principles of Making Every Contact Count
Hosted by the Faculty of Healthy Conversation Skills, the free 90 minute online session is based on MECC (Make Every Contact Count) philosophy and aims to facilitate the development of practical skills in having ‘supportive conversations’ to help people’s wellbeing. Sessions will be useful for Social Prescribing Link Workers, First Contact Practitioners, volunteers and others working with service users and patients over the telephone and in-person during the pandemic. The next sessions will be held on:
 

  • Friday 11th September – 14:00 – 15:30
  • Friday 25th September – 10:30 – 12:00
  • Monday 19th October – 14:00 – 15:30

You can book onto this free training by visiting here
 
NHS England & Improvement is recruiting new Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners to share their perspective and experiences and influence the way we commission services
 
We are currently recruiting patient and public voice (PPV) partners – patients, service users, carers, families and the general public – to share their perspective and experience with us to influence the way we commission services. In all our organisations, PPV partners can tell us when a decision could be unfair, or a priority skewed. As you know, it’s important that we reach out to prospective PPV partners rather than expect them to come to us. Some may face significant barriers to engaging with us, perhaps due to a long-term condition or because they belong to communities that are seldom heard. But the more diverse the groups we draw on, the richer the insights they will bring. Learning from those organisations that have significant experience in this area shows that it’s better to ask PPV partners how they want to be involved rather than making assumptions. We are particularly interested at this time in encouraging people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to apply. To find out more and how to get involved, please visit here.
 
NHS Reset launches two new reports aimed at transforming NHS culture and the social contract with patients and communities: 1) A new relationship between the NHS, people and communities – learning from Covid-19 AND 2) Lean, light and agile – governance and regulation in the aftermath of Covid-19
 
Accompanied by a letter to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, NHS Reset (a campaign led by NHS Confederation) last week launched two new reports on learning and fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic, aimed at influencing and informing policy-making as we move forwards into restoration. NHS Reset writes: “Change happened at an extraordinary pace in every part of the health and care system, built from the bottom up by leaders who united around the shared challenges presented by the pandemic. This was facilitated, in no small part, by the removal of various bureaucratic stumbling blocks that have previously hindered progress, including in improving patient care.” The campaign also emphasises: “With the emergency response to the pandemic now over, health and care leaders are keen to explore [a] new relationship and the opportunities to create a new ‘deal’, whereby people are active and engaged partners in the development of healthy places, not merely consumers of NHS services. A new relationship based on meaningful patient and citizen engagement, informed by community insights and underpinned by trust.” You can read the ‘A new relationship’ report here and the accompanying ‘Lean, light and agile’ report here. For more information about the NHS Reset campaign visit the website.
 
Voluntary Sector organisations encouraged to sign up to create a more diverse voice as DHSC’s Health and Wellbeing Alliance undergoes relaunch and revamp
 
Charities are being urged to join the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance, following its relaunch on 15 August, to ensure the lived experiences of the people they represent are reflected in the development of health policy. The Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a key element of the Health and Wellbeing Programme, the aim of which is to promote health equalities and reduce health inequalities across the UK. The alliance is a partnership between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and Improvement, Public Health England and 20 voluntary sector partners and consortia, including Age UK, Carers UK, LGBT foundation and the Race Equality Foundation. Refreshing the membership will ensure strong representation to reduce health inequalities. Closing date for applications is midday on 6 November 2020. Application support webinars will be run in September. For more information and to apply please visit the main website here and the original press release from DHSC can be found here.
 
NHS to expand “soup and shake” diet programme to thousands of new patients across England to combat Type 2 Diabetes
 
Thousands more people in England with type 2 diabetes will be offered the chance to try a soup-and-shake diet weight-loss plan for free on the NHS. Studies show switching to the low-calorie liquid diet can put diabetes into remission. Experts say they want to help people to be as fit as possible, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, as obesity and type 2 diabetes are linked and both increase the risk of complications from Covid-19. Find out more here.
 
NHS Confederation survey: Share your views on restoration of services, health inequalities, system by default
 
This is an incredibly challenging time for the NHS. As the only membership body to represent organisations that plan, commission and deliver NHS services, the NHS Confederation wants to make sure all of its members’ voices are heard and are able collectively to influence the direction of travel. Ahead of some critical influencing opportunities that are coming up this autumn, including the Government’s comprehensive spending review, winter planning decisions and the Government’s health and care taskforce, the NHS Confederation is surveying its members to capture their views on what the health and care system needs to look like in the aftermath of Covid-19. Take the survey.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 

Other
 

  • UK Govt: All Our Health – Personalised Care and Population Health | updated 27 August 2020 | A framework of evidence to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.
  • Labour List: Disproportionate BAME Covid deaths were avoidable, task force finds | 17 August 2020 | This report from the West Midlands’ Covid-19 BAME Evidence Gathering Taskforce finds that the disproportionate number of Covid deaths in black and ethnic minority communities in the West Midlands was avoidable, after hearing evidence from families affected. The report will contribute to the wider review being conducted by the Labour Party into the impact of the virus on BAME communities, headed by Baroness Doreen Lawrence.
  • The King’s Fund: How Covid-19 has magnified some of social care’s key problems | 25 August 2020 | The pandemic has shone an uncompromising light on the social care sector. In this long read Simon Bottery explores how Covid-19 has exacerbated pre-existing challenges.
  • Centre for Policy Studies: Fixing Social Care – the fundamental choice | August 2020 | This report weighs up the three leading options for social care reform, ranking them by cost, political feasibility and impact on supply. It concludes that, of the options being considered, a pension-style model would be most cost effective, while also increasing supply and meeting the increasing demand for social care.
  • The King’s Fund: Deaths for Covid-19 – How are they counted and what do they show? | updated 19 August 2020 | This long read by Veena Raleigh examines how deaths from Covid-19 are counted and what the numbers show to date.
  • BBC News: Scrapping over 200 local councils could save £3 billion | 28 August 2020 | The report from the County Councils Network says one body in each area would reduce complexity and give communities a single unified voice. However, others argue bigger councils are unwieldy and undemocratic. 213 local councils highlighted in the report.
  • BBC News: Coronavirus ‘long haulers’ – blogger shares her story of living with the long-term effects of Covid-19 nearly 6 months later | 1 September 2020 | “Long tail Covid” is only just beginning to be studied by doctors and why the virus affects people for longer periods of time is still poorly understood.
  • Agenda Alliance: Voices from Lockdown – Chance for Change | August 2020 | This interim findings report shows that services supporting the most disadvantaged women and girls face a perfect storm as the Covid-19 lockdown eases, with demand surging but emergency funding dropping off. However, the report also highlights how many women and girls’ services have innovated and adapted to the new circumstances, despite extremely challenging conditions.
  • Institute for Public Policy Research: The whole society approach: making a giant leap on childhood health | August 2020 | This report looks at the government’s ‘obesity strategy’ announcement in July 2020 and considers how it could be used to address growing levels of ‘health risk’ faced by children. The report outlines a ‘whole society’ approach to expand ambition from obesity to all health issues; tackle the link between childhood health and issues such as marginalisation, poverty and deprivation; and ensure the full range of levers offered by a collective approach are being used.
  • Friends Families and Travellers: Suicide prevention in Gypsy and Traveller communities in England | 21 August 2020 | The suicide rate for members of the Traveller community is six times higher than the general population, yet Gypsy and Traveller communities are not recognised as a high-risk group, nor mentioned once in the government’s National Suicide Prevention Plan. This paper assesses 79 local suicide prevention plans that represent 113 local areas to see whether the high suicide rate in Gypsy and Traveller communities has been identified and mitigated against on a local level. It finds that only 5 out of 79 local suicide prevention plans in England mention Gypsy and Traveller communities.
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Targeted action for parts of Britain at risk of surging unemployment | 7 August 2020 | New research identifies the parts of Britain that will find it hardest to recover from the economic impact of lockdown.

 

Week Commencing 24th August 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, writes: “We’re working together to ensure equitable access to care across our region so that clinical need, not postcode, is the determining factor in prioritising patients as more services come back online following the initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic.” 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 Programme Leads will meet on Monday (24th August).
The HCV Population Health Management/Prevention Board holds its next meeting on Wednesday (26th August).
The HCV Testing Co-ordination Group’s next meeting takes place on Friday (28th August).
 
What happened last week?
 
HCV Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) Leaders Group Meeting (Monday, 17th August)
 
The group has been formed to oversee the VCSE Leadership Programme in Humber, Coast and Vale. The programme aims to support mutual understanding between the voluntary sector and the wider health and care sector and embed VCSE leadership within and across our Partnership. In addition to sharing updates on the programme, the group discussed the work they have commissioned to demonstrate the impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary and community sector across HCV and identify opportunities for development and greater collaboration – this report will be completed next month. Other topics covered in the meeting included: supporting people from BAME backgrounds to become trustees and, more broadly, how the sector can support diversity and foster diverse community leadership; the NHS volunteer responders scheme and local approaches to volunteering.
 
Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group (Wednesday, 19th August)
 
The Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group met to consider the work to date and plan next steps for the review. The meeting focused on plans for Out of Hospital services across North Yorkshire, building on learning from the response to Covid-19 and embedding new ways of working to ensure effective and integrated care models are in place. The meeting also looked at engagement and involvement plans for the next stage of the review, including engagement with patients affected by temporary changes in urology, stroke and oncology services, which is ongoing currently. The group also discussed plans to engage with local patients, carers and other stakeholders on emerging plans for paediatric services.
 
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Latest information on Covid-19
 
NHS England: Implementing phase 3 of the NHS response to the Covid-19 pandemic
 
Further to the letter of 31 July 2020 about the third phase of the NHS response to Covid-19, this document provides a range of supplementary materials to support implementation. The document includes: urgent actions to address inequalities in NHS provision and outcomes; mental health planning; restoration of adult and older people’s community health services; using patient-initiated follow-ups as part of the NHS Covid-19 recovery; finance – 2020/21 phase 3 planning submission guidance; and Covid-19 data collections – changes to weekend collections.
 
Test and Trace
 
The latest weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace in England show a decrease in the number of people tested, an increase in positive cases, 60.5% of in-person tests turned around within 24 hours, less than 80% of those transferred reached and a fall of close contacts reached to 71.3%.
 
COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC)
 
Updated guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19 has been published here. This guidance outlines the infection prevention and control advice for health and social care providers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who are a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with local policies.
 
Public encouraged to register for COVID-19 vaccine trials as 100,000 already sign-up
 
Over 100,000 people have volunteered to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials, helping to speed up efforts to discover a safe and effective vaccine. Read more
 
Study finds very low numbers of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools
 
Public Health England detected just 67 single cases and 30 outbreaks (defined as 2 or more linked cases) in schools across England in June. Read more
 
Video consultations in secondary care – resources
 
Resources to support trusts who are implementing video consultations have been added to our website. These are visual resources intended to support staff and patients use video technology for their appointments. The resources are relevant to any technology and any clinical setting and include a guide for patients, a guide for staff and information for trusts.
 
Stay Alert to Stay Safe – new materials available
 
New youth focused ‘consequences’ social animations are now available on the campaign resource centre.
 
Other information
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership piloting low calorie diet programme to combat diabetes
 
The Humber, Coast Vale Health and Care Partnership has been awarded a pilot for the delivery of a digital diabetes programme. The pilot will last two years in total and we will be working in partnership with Oviva. The programme will be expected to deliver 500 patients attending the Initial Assessment and the first session in each ICS/STP site initially (over a 2 year referral window). The programme will help some people to put their Type 2 diabetes into remission using a low-calorie, diet-based, weight management programme, with extra benefits including a better quality of life, improved blood glucose (sugar) control, and a reduced need for diabetes medications. The programme will go live in September 2020 and initially we will be looking to work with ‘champion’ practices or Primary Care Networks – this will allow us to ensure we have everything in place and to support a phased roll out. From early 2021 the plan will be for all practices across HCV to be able to refer patients into the programme (see attached documents). Should you wish to discuss further or would like to volunteer as one of our ‘champion’ practices please email Scott Walker, HCV Diabetes Project Officer by clicking here.
 
NHS Parliamentary Awards
 
Earlier this year, NHS England and NHS Improvement launched the NHS Parliamentary Awards- an award programme designed to encourage health and care organisations to engage with their local MPs, tell them about the work they do, and build or strengthen ongoing relationships. The window for nominations is open until midnight on Tuesday 1 September 2020. All health and social care organisations to reach out to their MPs to encourage them to submit a nomination. Graphics are attached separately which can be used to promote the awards more widely. More information about the NHS Parliamentary Awards and how to nominate can be found here
 
NHS Confederation survey: Share your views on restoration of services, health inequalities, system by default
 
This is an incredibly challenging time for the NHS. As the only membership body to represent organisations that plan, commission and deliver NHS services, the NHS Confederation wants to make sure all of its members’ voices are heard and are able collectively to influence the direction of travel. Ahead of some critical influencing opportunities that are coming up this autumn, including the Government’s comprehensive spending review, winter planning decisions and the Government’s health and care taskforce, the NHS Confederation is surveying its members to capture their views on what the health and care system needs to look like in the aftermath of Covid-19. Take the survey
 
East Riding CCG to hold its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting
 
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, 15th September (from 5pm), and they are extending an invitation to patients and the public to join them online as the meeting takes place virtually for the first time. Find out more
 
NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Commitment to Carers Programme: Mind The Gap project launch
 
Date: Friday 7th September 2020, 10.30am-12pm Venue: Webinar on Microsoft Teams. Mind The Gap aims to support Integrated Care Systems to deliver on the Long Term Plan Commitment to improve the identification and support of carers from vulnerable communities that are less likely to use and/or have positive experiences of services. The audience will be made up of carers (who will also be sharing their experiences), inequalities and migrant health leads, voluntary sector organisations, carers organisations, and carers leads from STP/ICS localities. To register your interest or if you have any questions please email
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
NHS Providers: Standing up to the test: learning lessons for the next phase of the national Covid-19 testing strategy
Social Care Institute For Excellence: Hospital discharge and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions (Covid-19)
NHS Confederation: Mental health services and COVID-19: preparing for the rising tide
Best Beginnings: Babies in lockdown: listening to parents to build back better
Agenda: Voices from lockdown: a chance for change
PODCAST The King’s Fund: Covid-19, racism and the roots of health inequality
Runnymede Trust: Over-exposed and under-protected: the devastating impact of Covid-19 on black and minority ethnic communities in Great Britain
The Children’s Society: Life on hold: children’s well-being and Covid-19
Institute for Government: How fit were public services for coronavirus?
 
Other
 
Office of Health Economics: The broader value of vaccines: the return on investment from a governmental perspective
NHS Providers: Implementing the 2020/21 GP contract: changes to personal medical services and alternative provider medical services contracts
Health Devolution Commission: Building back health and prosperity
Centre for Mental Health: Our place: local authorities and the public’s mental health
Institute for Fiscal Studies: Covid-19 and English council funding: how are budgets being hit in 2020–21?
NHS Employers: Improving performance by improving staff wellbeing: North Bristol NHS Trust
National Health Executive: New NHS Digital framework to help manage cyber threats

 

Week Commencing 3rd August 2020

 
“It’s a big challenge; we’re in it together, so let’s do the right thing at the right time.”
 
Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, shares this message on behalf of the HCV Clinical and Professional Group (also see the ‘What happened last week?’ section), on the work to restore health and care services in our area amid the ongoing challenges caused by Covid-19. Read more
 
In this week’s blog, Beverley Geary, Senior Responsible Officer for the Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System, writes: “I strongly believe that our maternity services will be better for the work that the LMS, partners and all the staff have put in during Covid-19; and it will continue to support the work the teams are doing. I am so pleased to be part of this programme.” 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
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, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership bulletin will be taking a brief hiatus during the weeks commencing 10th and 17th August, resuming the week commencing 24th August.
 
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 Suicide Prevention Steering Group is due to meet on Tuesday (4th August).
The Humber Acute Services Review Executive Oversight Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday (5th August).
The HCV Covid-19 Strategic Health Co-Ordination Group is also due to meet on Wednesday.
The HCV Clinical and Professional Group will hold its next meeting on Friday (7th August).
 
What happened last week?
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Staff Side Union meeting (Wednesday, 29th July)
 
The representatives from the Unions that support staff groups across Humber, Coast and Vale came together last week for an introduction to Jayne Adamson the HCV Partnership People Lead. The focus of the meeting was to have a conversation, explore and develop how the group would work together moving forward particularly in light of the publication of the latest People Plan. They agreed to increase the frequency of meetings to monthly, to review the terms of reference and ensure the membership is appropriate reflective of the Unions operating across the Partnership.
 
Population Health Management and Prevention Board (29th July)
 
The Population Health and Prevention Board met for the second time last week. Whilst still confirming its ways of working and terms of reference, the group also received updates on the Population Health Management National Programme and the vulnerable and shielding patients activity across Humber, Coast and Vale. Public Health England provided an update and links to information on Health Inequalities. The group also commenced discussions on equality in and for our communities, how we may all to varying degrees be prejudice because of our unconscious bias and what this means for health and care of our population. It was agreed to continue the conversation and explore the action we could take at a future meeting.
 
Clinical and Professional Group (Friday, 31st July)
 
The Clinical and Professional Group was established during the height of the pandemic in April 2020, bringing together senior professionals and leaders from across health and care within Humber, Coast and Vale. Their purpose is to provide constructive oversight and expertise to the wider Partnership – in particular giving strategic direction in relation to patient care, the perspectives of frontline staff and the improvement of health outcomes. Recently the group has been focusing on Phase 3 planning (see Dr Nigel Wells’ message at the start of the bulletin), and is in the process of drafting a set of clinical priorities which can be utilised across the Partnership to assess and meet patient demand to the end of the financial year. These priorities will form the bedrock of recommendations to assist partner organisations in planning for the safe and patient-centred resumption of services following the Covid-19 pause. Recently the group has also been receiving updates from the various programmes across the Partnership including Cancer, Workforce, Digital and Population Health and providing input.
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Change in guidance on self-isolation
 
Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: “In symptomatic people COVID-19 is most infectious just before, and for the first few days after symptoms begin. It is very important people with symptoms self-isolate and get a test, which will allow contact tracing. Evidence, although still limited, has strengthened and shows that people with COVID-19 who are mildly ill and are recovering have a low but real possibility of infectiousness between 7 and 9 days after illness onset. We have considered how best to target interventions to reduce risk to the general population and consider that at this point in the epidemic, with widespread and rapid testing available and considering the relaxation of other measures, it is now the correct balance of risk to extend the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days for those in the community who have symptoms or a positive test result. This will help provide additional protection to others in the community. This is particularly important to protect those who have been shielding and in advance of the autumn and winter when we may see increased community transmission.”
 
Shielding guidance
 
From 1 August, shielding advice to those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable is being relaxed, and the national shielding programme is being paused. The updated guidance will be published on 1 August on Gov.UK
 
Andrew Burnell: CICs have played a significant part in the pandemic response; and can play a valuable role in resetting health and care
 
Speaking to NHS Providers, Andrew Burnell, Group Chief Executive of City Health Care Partnership CIC, reflects on how, despite feelings of being overlooked at times by the centre, Community Interest Companies have played a significant part in the pandemic response. He explains how, by bringing CICs to the table in system-wide conversations, they can play a valuable part in resetting health and care and building a more inclusive future with fewer boundaries to service delivery.Read More
 
Humber NHS Foundation Trust ‘What makes me a contact’ Covid-19 materials
 
The Humber NHS Foundation Trust comms team has developed a poster (see attached below) explaining what makes a person a close contact in the context of the NHS Track and Trace service. The artwork includes everyday scenarios to help people to better understand in which circumstances they would be considered to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid1-9, and would therefore be required to self isolate for 14 days (even if they didn’t have symptoms).
 
NHS rolls out ‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments
 
‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments that are safer for patients during the pandemic will be expanded and extended through a £160 million initiative, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Find out more
 
Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to UK from high risk countries
 
From 31st July, registered health and care professionals travelling to the UK from high risk countries will lawfully be required to self-isolate for 14 days. They will no longer be exempt. The current list of countries exempt from self-isolation measures is available on GOV UK. The data for all countries and territories is kept under constant review, and the exemptions list is updated with any changes on a regular basis as and when required to reflect the shifting international health picture. Health and care professionals returning from a country which has a travel corridor to the UK will not be required to self-isolate on return. Information on air corridors can be found here: here
 
Visiting my GP surgery during COVID-19: Carol’s story
 
York Haematology Support Group founder, Carol Miller was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2004. Since her diagnosis, Carol has used her experience with cancer treatment to help others going through the same thing. In this Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance feature, Carol shares her experience of attending her GP surgery and hospitals for tests during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
Other information
 
NHS People Plan
 
On Thursday, 30th July NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Health Education England published the next part of the NHS People Plan. We are the NHS: People Plan for 2020/21 – action for us all sets out what our NHS people can expect from leaders and each other. The plan is practical but ambitious, and sets out the action needed to look after and support our NHS people in 20/21 – recognising the pressure we have all been under during the COVID-19 response. Published alongside the plan was Our NHS People Promise, which challenges us all to make the NHS a better place to work
 
Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
 
The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme re-launched on 26th July with a new referral process to expand access to the programme. The referral model is changing from a GP referral-only model to include an additional self-referral model. Eligible participants will be able to sign themselves up to the programme online without a GP referral using the Diabetes UK risk tool. A communications toolkit containing social media assets, bulletin copy, posters and leaflets is available from the Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre.
 
Free webinars and workshops
 
Free NHS webinars and workshops are delivered weekly by NHS Elect. This week’s week schedule can be viewed here
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
House of Commons Public Accounts Committee: Readying the NHS and social care for the Covid-19 peak
The King’s Fund: Covid-19, racism and the roots of health inequality
Nuffield Trust: Resuming health services during the Covid-19 pandemic: what can the NHS learn from other countries?
PODCAST The King’s Fund: Why are ethnic minorities disproportionately affected by Covid-19?
Public Health England: Excess Weight and COVID-19 Insights from new evidence
Health Education England: The Future Doctor programme: a co-created vision for the future clinical team
NHS Employers: Supporting staff to return to the workplace
The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute: Testing times: an ethical framework and practical recommendations for Covid-19 testing for NHS workers
National Voices: The impact of Covid-19 on the health and care voluntary sector
Public Health England: Wider impacts of Covid-19 on health monitoring tool
Office for National Statistics: London bus drivers review
 
Other
 
National Voices: The Dr will Zoom you now: getting the most out of the virtual health and care experience
Department of Health and Social Care:
Nuffield Trust: Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives
Campaign to End Loneliness: The psychology of loneliness: why it matters and what we can do
Health Foundation: Living in poverty was bad for your health before Covid-19
The King’s Fund: Mental health and primary care networks: understanding the opportunities
Campaign to End Loneliness: The psychology of loneliness: why it matters and what we can do
House of Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee: the need for cardiac prevention in secondary care to evolve to address health inequalities
The King’s Fund: Building more social housing

 

July 2020

 

Week Commencing 27th July 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Phil Mettam, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance; and lead CEO for Covid-19 testing in Humber, Coast and Vale, writes: “I believe that encouraging the continued development of clinical networks is vital as we respond to the current challenges we face as a health and care system. So is creating the space for clinicians across sectors to problem solve and collaborate. This will move us toward the new ways of working we need.” 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
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, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership bulletin will be taking a brief hiatus during the weeks commencing 10th and 17th August, resuming the week commencing 24th August.
 
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 Staff Side Union is due to meet on Wednesday (29th July).
The HCV Population Health Management/Prevention Board is also due to meet on Wednesday.
The HCV Clinical Leaders’ Group is due to meet on Friday (31st July).
 
What happened last week?
 
Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group (Wednesday, 22nd July)
 
There was a virtual meeting of the Scarborough Acute Services Review Steering Group last Wednesday. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has started to decrease things are starting to progress with the review. An update was given around temporary changes to Urology, Oncology and Stroke services, with engagement timelines and plans discussed on the three areas. An update of paediatrics workstream was given looking at potential models for the service. There was a discussion around the workstreams for stage three and beyond of the review.
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly
NHS and council organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are appealing for the public’s help as they work together to increase the availability of health and care services, which were restricted, relocated or paused during the coronavirus outbreak. At the outset of the pandemic, health and care professionals including hospital teams, GPs, health visitors and social care staff responded quickly by changing the way they worked. While some services are returning to how they were before, many of the changes made in response to the pandemic need to remain to maintain patient and staff safety and ensure services are prepared to handle any future increases in Covid-19 cases. The public can play a pivotal role in helping to ensure that health and care services can resume safely and promptly. Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, said: “We are thankful for your patience as we resume services safely as quickly as possible and we need your help to do this. If you are asked to come to hospital or your GP practice for treatment, please do everything you can to keep your appointment so that we can see as many people as possible within the current constraints.” Read more
 
Face masks for primary care staff and face coverings for patients and visitors to primary care settings
 
New government guidelines around the use of face coverings and masks in hospital settings were announced on Friday 5th June. Some of these recommendations are now being extended to primary and community healthcare settings as an addition to existing national COVID-19 IPC guidance which advises on appropriate PPE usage in patient facing clinical settings and other measures to be taken to reduce transmission risk such as hand hygiene and social distancing. The new guidance can be viewed here.
 
PHE National Covid-19 surveillance report
 
PHE has published their weekly Covid-19 surveillance report here. This includes a weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems as well as the local authority watchlist areas. You can find a breakdown of rates by local authority here (tab 9 at the bottom). The below charts show the areas that are currently on the watchlist.
 
NHS Test & Trace Service marketing materials
 
The NHS Test and Trace Service has produced a briefing pack consisting of a set of standard messages outlining the Test & Trace journey. These messages will ensure you have everything you need to help your key audiences understand and engage with the service. Please sign in to the PHE campaign resource centre and download the Local outbreak communications toolkit
 
Delivering midwifery intrapartum care where local COVID-19 escalation protocols are required to be enacted
 
This document assists maternity services during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to deliver safe, high quality, one-to-one care in labour where local COVID-19 protocols are required to be enacted. It was developed by collaboratively between NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
 
Maternity Voices Partnership surveys: Maternity Care during COVID-19 pandemic
 
Maternity care has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership would like to understand the impact of these changes on patients maternity journeys, including seeking views on the ‘Ask the Midwife’ Facebook enquiry service and telephone/video appointments.
How you can help: Please share these surveys across your networks to ensure as many people (staff and public) have the opportunity to contribute their views.
 
If you are pregnant please use this survey to share your views and experiences
 
If you have had your baby at any time during 2020 (before or during the pandemic) we would also like to hear about the care you received from your midwives, during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards
 
Other information
 
Webinars and events
 
Mental health webinar: COVID-19 and the recovery pathway: Mental health commissioners and providers are invited to join a webinar on Wednesday 29th July from 10-11.30am, to understand how personal health budgets have been supporting people accessing secondary mental health services with their recovery journeys. Led by colleagues from City and Hackney Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Alliance, you’ll hear how their service has developed and adapted during COVID-19 and how it has helped over 200 local people to meet their recovery goals in ways that work for them. There will also be an opportunity to find out how to get started in your area. Email england.pcevents@nhs.net to request an invite.
 
Kings Fund: Bringing people together: Covid-19 and the resulting measures to contain its spread mean we have all had to adapt to stay connected. We asked you what you would like The King’s Fund events to look like in this environment, and with your ideas and recommendations, we’ve reshaped our events and conferences to work for 2020.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
NHS Employers: Supporting staff to return to the workplace
The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute: Testing times: an ethical framework and practical recommendations for Covid-19 testing for NHS workers
National Voices: The impact of Covid-19 on the health and care voluntary sector
House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Misinformation in the Covid-19 infodemic
The King’s Fund: The road to renewal: five priorities for health and care This long read sets out five priorities to help guide the approach to renewal across health and care based upon the experiences of Covid-19.
Public Health England: Wider impacts of Covid-19 on health monitoring tool
World Health Organization: Covid-19 and social protection in Europe and Central Asia
The King’s Fund: How can leaders support their colleagues as lockdown lifts?
 
Other
 
Community Network: Delivering integrated care at neighbourhood level: developing shared working practices
Nuffield Trust: Lessons from the last hospital building programme, and recommendations for the next
Campaign to End Loneliness: The psychology of loneliness: why it matters and what we can do
Children’s Commissioner for England: Best Beginnings: a proposal for a new early years guarantee to give all children in England the best start in life
The Patients Association: Being a patient report This is the first report from the Patients Association programme of work on patient experience.
Royal College of Nursing: Speaking up: how UK nursing staff expect to be valued
NHS Confederation: As part of the NHS Reset campaign’s special week-long focus on health inequalities, cardiologist Dr Zarrin Shaikh writes about the need for cardiac prevention in secondary care to evolve to address health inequalities
The King’s Fund: Mental health and primary care networks: understanding the opportunities

 

Week Commencing 20th July 2020

 
Good morning everyone,
 
We hope you are staying safe and well.
 
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Stakeholder Newsletter
 
“Our confirmed status as an Integrated Care System should be a source of great pride for everyone who is a part of the Partnership” – Professor Stephen Eames CBE, System Lead and Independent Chair, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.
 
In May we received confirmation that our Partnership had achieved Integrated Care System (ICS) status. This is fantastic news and a real testament to the commitment of all of our leaders across our local authorities, NHS bodies and other health and care organisations to developing a strong and effective partnership across Humber, Coast and Vale.
 
It is a signal of the confidence that the national team has in our Partnership and should be a source of great pride for everyone who is a part of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. Over the past three years as we have been building this Integrated Care System in Humber, Coast and Vale, we have achieved many things and made a real difference to the quality of peoples’ lives within our region and enabled and supported more joined-up approaches to health and care.
 
In our latest stakeholder newsletter we talk about our progression to an ICS , partnership work, digital programmes, other projects and services across the area Read More
 
Last week some of our Partnership colleagues appeared on Elemental TV to talk about the delivery of the Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS) across Humber, Coast and Vale during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch here
 
You can find out more about our work on our website
You can read former blog posts from previous contributors here
You can read the latest HCV Partnership board briefing paper here
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, on Facebook: @HCVPartnership, or watch our videos on YouTube
 
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership bulletin will be taking a brief hiatus during the weeks commencing 10th and 17th August, resuming the week commencing 24th August.
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Team
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What’s happening this week?
 
HCV VCSE Steering Group met on Monday (20th July)
Scarborough Acute Services Steering Group met today (22nd July)
HCV Clinical Leadership Group Meeting are due to meet on Friday (24th July)
HCV Covid-19 Testing Coordination Group are also due to meet on Friday
 
What happened last week?
 
HCV Cancer Alliance System Board meeting (Monday 13th July)
 
The Cancer Alliance System Board met on Monday 20th July, opening with a video from a patient, Lizzie, who shared her story of living her “best life despite the prognosis” – the video is available to view here. The Board discussed the latest oversight data that was available and agreed a number of actions to enable partners to better understand the current and future challenges for delivering cancer care due to the impact of Covid-19. Updates were also provided on screening, primary care and phase 3 planning for cancer services.
 
HCV Maternity Voices Partnerships Meeting (Tuesday 14th July)
 
The Maternity Voices Partnership Group, as part of the Local Maternity System, met last week on 14 July. It started with a review of all the work jointly ongoing to specifically support our maternity units and related services to be more culturally diverse, and to let families from BAME communities know of the additional support available for them. An action plan is well underway and is being added to with suggestions for more actions being shared from regional colleagues and trends resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 survey the MVPs are currently running for our women and families. The group enthusiastically supported this work and noted also ongoing work in using available data to further target interventions and support.
 
The MVP chairs also discussed the forthcoming training package commissioned from National Maternity Voices which will support their development and hence that of the different local groups; it was noted this was timely as the numbers of women getting information from MVPs and maternity units has significantly increased during the last quarter and the group wants to continue to capitalise on that wider information flow. The group also supported a vision of a ‘virtual carousel’ of useful information in visual form to be developed by the LMS.
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Public Health England launch new campaign encouraging people to wear face masks when using public transport
 
Public Health England have produced a series of information posters encouraging the general public to wear face masks when using public transport. These new resources are to support in the communication of the “Alert” phase of the Covid-19 campaign and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus. For further information please visit the NHS website and the GOV webpage.
 
Government Summer Statement
 
Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered an economic update including fresh spending pledges on equipping the NHS to deal with both its large treatment backlog and the real possibility of a second peak of the virus. To read more, click here
 
Other information
 
Give your views on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
 
The NHS in Hull and East Riding want to hear your views and experiences of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to improve services for the future.
 
You can complete a survey online by following this link. The survey will work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Not only are you helping to shape the service in the future, but just by completing the survey you could win a Fitbit!
 
If you would prefer a paper survey please request one by following this link or you can join a virtual focus group on:
Thursday 30th, 10am-11.15am
Wednesday 5th August, 1pm-2.15pm
 
Click here to find out all the ways you can get involved.
 
Because We Care Campaign
 
The CQC are calling on everyone to help shape health and social care. They have joined forces with Healthwatch and other health and care partners for this campaign.
New research shows nearly two thirds of people would support NHS and social care services by actively providing feedback on their care. People also say they are more grateful for their healthcare services since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
 
This campaign aims to:
 
help services identify and address quality issues
support patients by encouraging people to share feedback on individual experience
 
Click here to find out more
 
The Kings Fund: The road to renewal: five priorities for health and care
 
Covid-19 is the biggest challenge the health and care system has faced in living memory. It is essential that lessons are learned from this experience – whether from the rapid progress achieved in digitising and transforming service delivery, the extraordinary contributions of millions of staff and volunteers, or from the shortcomings and inequalities brought sharply into focus. There is now not only an imperative to restore service provision while remaining prepared for future waves of the virus, but to build on this learning to bring about positive change and renewal so that the health and care system can support the greatest possible improvements in health and wellbeing for everyone, well beyond this crisis.
 
With this in mind, this piece does not explore the public health response to the pandemic, which is sure to be the subject of much analysis and commentary over the months and years to come. Instead, it sets out five priorities to help guide the approach to renewal across health and care. Read more
 
**Blog** Niall Dickson from NHS Confederation, shares his thoughts in the latest blog When Winter Comes. Read more
 
Webinars and events
 
Mental health webinar: COVID-19 and the recovery pathway: Mental health commissioners and providers are invited to join a webinar on Wednesday 29th July from 10-11.30am, to understand how personal health budgets have been supporting people accessing secondary mental health services with their recovery journeys. Led by colleagues from City and Hackney Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Alliance, you’ll hear how their service has developed and adapted during COVID-19 and how it has helped over 200 local people to meet their recovery goals in ways that work for them. There will also be an opportunity to find out how to get started in your area. Email england.pcevents@nhs.net to request an invite.
 
Kings FundBringing people together: Covid-19 and the resulting measures to contain its spread mean we have all had to adapt to stay connected. We asked you what you would like The King’s Fund events to look like in this environment, and with your ideas and recommendations, we’ve reshaped our events and conferences to work for 2020.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
Testing Guidance: MHRA have produced guidance on the different types of tests and testing kits for COVID-19, and the specifications for manufacturers. They have also re-written the guidance ‘For patients, the public and professional users: a guide to COVID-19 tests and testing kits’ to make it clearer how the different types of tests work, and who can use them.
 
Enhanced support for stroke survivors: Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, stroke survivors have been discharged from hospital earlier than usual. Stroke Association Connect, is an interim support offer provided by the Stroke Association and is already supporting hundreds of stroke survivors since its launch last month.
 
The service is for discharging NHS trusts with no existing Stroke Association Stroke Recovery Service (or equivalent), and here you can find information on how trusts can set up referral into the service. For more information on set up please contact: strokeassociation.connect@nhs.net
 
Stroke Association Connect aims to provide essential reassurance to stroke survivors and connect them to support which they can access at any point in their recovery journey. Stroke survivors are paired with a Stroke Association Connector (a trained expert in supporting people after stroke) who will provide up to two personalised outreach calls in the early days after the person has left hospital and assist with any immediate concerns, worries or questions the person may have. The Connector will also check for any significant clinical concerns (e.g. new stroke-like symptoms) and, if it’s found further support is needed, they will feed that information back to the stroke survivor’s NHS clinical team ensuring a full communication loop. For more information please visit the Stroke Association website.
 
COVID-19 test results now visible in GP systems
NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry launches
NHS Trusts advance use of analytics to manage patient infection status and staff exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic
Symptom tracker app reveals six distinct types of COVID-19 infection
 
Other
 
NHS Property Services plans self-service portal
Sheffield Teaching to test and develop pain-free method to detect oral cancer
Cost consequence analysis: – How to use a cost consequence analysis to evaluate your digital health product
Cervical screening quality assurance: local visit reports
 
News
 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Number of deaths after patients test positive for COVID-19
North Lincolnshire CCG: Dr Satpal Shekhawat – Mind the Gap
Hull CCG: Humberside police enlists task force to tackle modern-day slavery
Vale of York CCG: York GP surgery wins award for green initiatives
Humber NHS Trust: Meet Our Assertive Engagement Team: A Service Dedicated to Supporting the Homeless During COVID-19

 

Week Commencing 13th July 2020

 
In this week’s blog, Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership writes: “We need to understand whether the improvements and transformations made in response to Covid-19 are providing the quality of care required and improving health and well-being of our population.”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
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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What’s happening this week?
 
HCV Cancer Alliance System Board are due to meet on Monday 13th July.
HCV Maternity Voices Partnerships Meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 14th July.
Clinical and Professionals Leadership Group are due to meet on Friday 17th July.
HCV Covid-19 Testing Coordination Group are due to meet on Friday 17th July.
 
What happened last week?
 
The HCV Executive Partnership Board (7th July)
 
Following a refresh of the HCV Partnership operating arrangements, the revised Partnership Board (previously the Partnership Executive Group) took place last week. They agreed the terms of reference for the Partnership Board and received updates on winter flu arrangements, the memorandum of understanding between HCV, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and North Yorkshire CCG and the HCV Digital ‘fast forward’ plan. The main focus of the meeting was a facilitated discussion on Inclusivity focussed our Black and Minority Ethnic workforce and communities. The session was facilitated by Habib Naviq and Owen Chinembiri who not only provided a wealth of information about our BAME workforce they also shared their personal stories, along with Steve Russell, Chief Executive of Harrogate and District Foundation Trust. A sub group of the Partnership Board will be established led by Steve to define the actions we will take as a Partnership. It is recommended that people watch Steve Russell’s personal statement, if you haven’t already, which can be found here.
 
HCV LMS Oversight and Assurance Board (10th July)
 
The Board chaired by the LMS SRO Beverley Geary met virtually on 10 July 2020. The previous meeting had taken place at Ergo on 17 March just prior to the lockdown, therefore much of the discussion at this meeting focused on changes to maternity services resulting from the pandemic and the resilience and innovation demonstrated by maternity staff in the Trusts and key maternity stakeholders. A highlight/progress report, presented by LMS Programme Lead Becky Case, incorporating updated spending proposals and the risk register was the main item on the agenda. Other items focused on the new ‘Ask a Midwife’ service being provided in Trusts, women’s experience of maternity services during the pandemic and a detailed paper on Continuity of Carer. Claire Keegan from NHS England North gave a verbal update on the national maternity programme and linked regional activity. The LMS continues to work to support women, particularly those in BAME communities to have the safest birth process possible at this time.
 
HCV Digital Group (9th July)
 
Digital Group meeting led by John Skidmore, HCV Digital SRO & Director of Adults, Health & Customer Services, took place on 09 July 2020 via MS Teams and was attended by 26 Senior Digital Leaders across the ICS region with representation and support from NHSE.
 
Discussions took place regarding the Talk before you Walk schemes, digital inclusion, Voluntary and third sector involvement and end to end services working across the region.
 
An application has been submitted to NHSE for funding for digital improvements in support of the third wave Covid response.
 
The governance arrangements and structure going forwards were considered and it was agreed that the meetings will continue fortnightly for the time being. Should the funding bid be successful delivery will be managed through this group.
 
Subgroup leads updated members about the progress they are making within their specialities
The Digital Fast-forward Strategy has been approved and continues to receive positive feedback
 
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Latest information on COVID-19
 
Public Health England launch new campaign encouraging people to wear face masks when using public transport
 
Public Health England have produced a series of information posters encouraging the general public to wear face masks when using public transport. These new resources are to support in the communication of the “Alert” phase of the Covid-19 campaign and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus. For further information please visit the NHS website and the GOV webpage.
 
Maternity Voices Partnership surveys: Maternity Care during COVID-19 pandemic
 
Maternity care has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership would like to understand the impact of these changes on patients maternity journeys, including seeking views on the ‘Ask the Midwife’ Facebook enquiry service and telephone/video appointments.
 
How you can help!
 
Please share these surveys across your networks to ensure as many people (staff and public) have the opportunity to contribute their views.
 
“If you are pregnant please use this survey to share your views and experiences”
 
“If you have had your baby at any time during 2020 (before or during the pandemic) we would also like to hear about the care you received from your midwives, during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards. Please use this survey to share your views and experiences”
 
Tax on Testing
 
Workers who have coronavirus tests paid for by their employer will not have to pay tax on them. On Monday, HMRC said that the tests would be treated as a “benefit in kind”, and so would be subject to extra income tax for employees. Since then, the Treasury has granted tax exemption for the tests.
The exemption will be in effect for any tests that have taken place during the current 2020-21 tax year. HMRC are amending their guidance to reflect this change.
 
NHS appreciation
 
Maghull Wind Orchestra has created a virtual version of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”. The video is dedicated to all the children and young people who are struggling at this time getting used to the “new normal” due to Covid-19. A former opera singer (also known as the ‘Opera Doc’), has returned to the NHS to help tackle COVID-19. To commemorate the NHS birthday, he sang on the roof of Guy’s hospital, you can access the video here.
 
Government Summer Statement
 
Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered an economic update including fresh spending pledges on equipping the NHS to deal with both its large treatment backlog and the real possibility of a second peak of the virus. Click here to read more.
 
Other information
 
New service launches to support local people bereaved by suicide
 
A new service has launched to support local people bereaved by suicide in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. Funded by the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership, the service will be delivered by Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. Support includes talking with an experienced bereavement worker, creating memory boxes, funeral planning, attending inquests as well as help with financial matters. The support will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Find out more
 
2020 GP Patient Survey
 
The 2020 GP Patient Survey results have now been published. The survey received 739,637 responses from patients aged 16 years or over who are registered with a GP practice in England, and cover the period up to the end of March 2020 (only two weeks of the pandemic.) The results are available on the GP Patient Survey website
 
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.
 
NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 – Nominations Open!
 
The NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020, are designed to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers. MPs are now searching for nominations to submit and want to hear from outstanding individuals in their local area, who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health service provides care for people. Have you got a good example to share? Find out how to nominate.
 
Social prescribing approaches for migrants: call for evidence
 
Public Health England is conducting an evidence review on social prescribing approaches for migrant populations in England who are most at risk of experiencing social exclusion and marginalisation. PHE are conducting this review in collaboration with University College London (UCL) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM). For more information, please click here.
 
The Kings Fund: Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers
 
The Kings Fund have published a new report, Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers, looking at how NHS organisations are addressing race inequalities and inclusion in the workforce. The report is accompanied by the stories of 12 people from ethnic minority backgrounds who share their personal experience of working in the NHS.
 
**Blog** Shilpa Ross, senior researcher in the policy team at The Kings Fun, shares her thoughts on why people from an ethnic minority background continue to suffer the consequences of racial prejudice and structural inequalities when it comes to employment, education, health, justice and more. Read more.
 
IAPT v2.0 and SDCS Cloud transition delayed by one month
 
Due to the Covid-19 situation, some IAPT providers have been unable to prepare fully for the IAPT v1.5 to IAPT v2.0 transition, which was due to start local collection on 1st July. NHS England and NHS Digital have therefore agreed to postpone transition, and this will also delay the migration from the legacy Bureau Service Portal (Open Exeter) to the new Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS Cloud).
 
The postponement will provisionally be for one month. IAPT v2.0 will now launch from 1st August and the first submissions to SDCS Cloud will take place from 1st September. IAPT providers should, where possible, continue to submit data using the IAPT v1.5 standard to the Bureau Service Portal.
 
If you have any queries, please contact NHS Digital for Technical queries at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or NHS England IAPT team for policy queries at England.mental.health@nhs.net.
 
Social Risk Factor map
 
The Zero Suicide Alliance and The Mental Health Foundation have launched an interactive suicide risk mapping service for England that draws together information from multiple sources. You can explore different regions and local authorities and look at the 11 different social factors with suggested actions for the public sector. Please see here for more information.
 
Webinars and Events
 
The future of the national IAPT webinar series
 
The national IAPT programme has been providing monthly webinars for several years, these have covered different subjects including vicarious trauma, staff wellbeing, specific LTC pathways, alongside many on interventions for different disorders. Plans are to re-start the monthly webinars in August after a month’s break.
 
The weekly series that started during Covid-19 was designed specifically to provide information and reassurance on delivering treatment remotely. As we start to come out of lockdown the needs of practitioners may be changing so national colleagues would like to seek your responses to the following questions:-
 
Would you like to be included in invites going forward as the monthly webinars re-start?
A number of specific topics have been suggested for the monthly series including “working with older people post Covid”; “returning to face to face post lockdown”; and “working with panic”. Please advise if there are any topics you would like to see covered. Equally, if there is a topic you are passionate about, or some examples of best practice you would like to share, please advise.
There is a possibility of running a small webinar series for commissioners of services – if you are a commissioner please do advise if this is something you would be interested in and what topics you would like to see covered.
 
How to sign-up for the NHS Cadets programme Please could responses be sent to england.mentalhealth@nhs.net.
 
Reports and Publications
 
COVID-19-related
 
Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Disparities in the impact of Covid-19 in black and minority ethnic populations: review of the evidence and recommendations for action – This report written by SAGE provides insight into why people from Black and Ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds appear to be at greater risk of hospitalisation and deaths with COVID-19.
British Geriatric Society: Capturing beneficial change from the Covid-19 pandemic – This report is a response to a request from NHS England and NHS Improvement for examples of beneficial innovations across the NHS that have been implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic and should be retained as the NHS starts to resume business as usual. BGS members contributed examples of innovations that have been implemented in their areas.
Imperial College: The impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on all-cause attendances to emergency departments in two large London hospitals: an observational study – This report aims to assess how the reorganisation of hospital care and admission policies to respond to the Covid-19 epidemic effected emergency hospital admissions. The report uses administrative patient-level clinical hospital records from two large London hospitals from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (St Mary’s and Charing Cross) to analyse trends in attendances to emergency departments and emergency admissions pre- and post-implementation of lockdown policies in England
Care Quality Commission (CQC): 2019 adult inpatient survey statistical release – The majority of people who stayed as an inpatient in hospital were happy with the care they received, had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and felt their fundamental needs were met, according to the latest CQC adult inpatient survey. However, survey respondents were less positive about arrangements and information received when leaving hospital, and access to support and further services once at home. This was a particular concern for people who self-reported as being frail. The survey was conducted before the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS Providers- A new era of digital leadership – This guide aims to help trust leaders build on the momentum made during Covid-19 and support NHS boards in leading their organisations into the next stage of digitisation. It includes a number of board-level case studies as well as key Covid-19 reflections and lessons from other sectors. It also sets out useful questions for board leaders as they reflect on their own digital leadership. Read more.
 
Other
 
A new approach to decisions about data
Cyber security experts commit to ‘protecting the people who protect our health
Yorkshire Ambulance Service connects with Leeds Teaching for record transfer
NHSX turns one: Digital Health News looks back
NHS Confederation: Record numbers of nurses and midwives joined the permanent register in the last year
NHS Confederation: NHS Clinical Commissioners, which is part of the NHS Confederation, has launched a new group to support clinical commissioning leaders who have a clinical background.
Leeds Teaching adopts AI stroke imaging tech
Early Intervention Eating Disorder 16/18-25 years, AHSN Network programme update – The AHSN Network is supporting the adoption and spread of an Early Intervention Eating Disorders (ED) 16/18-25 years programme after they selected the model ‘FREED’ for spread and adoption across England from 2020 to 2023. FREED stands for First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders. All trusts implementing FREED or an equivalent model will be invited to join (for free) the FREED Network. Sites looking to join the FREED network will receive ongoing support from the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) team. Please see here for further information and additional links.
 
News
 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Chief Executive sorry for ‘absolutely massive’ impact of Covid-19 on hospital services
Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Trust: Changes to audiology clinic at DPoW Hospital, Grimsby
North Lincolnshire CCG: Fourth Primary Care Network developed for Barton and Winterton
East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: CCG publishes their East Riding Covid-19 Outbreak plan
Hull CCG: Hull Outbreak Prevention and management plan published
Vale of York CCG: Vale of York GP appointed Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance’s GP Lead
Humber NHS Trust: How you can get involved in Dementia Research

 

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

 

June 2020

 

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.
 
———————————————————————-
 
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
 
———————————————————————-
 
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

 

May 2020

 

Week Commencing 25th May 2020

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

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

 

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

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

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

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