Enhanced Service Specification; Seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2022/23 – Version 2 and B1995 - Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Enhanced Service 2022/23; Additional guidance

Enhanced Service Specification; Seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2022/23 – Version 2 and B1995 - Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Enhanced Service 2022/23; Additional guidance

Please see the attached version 2 seasonal influenza ES guidance and additional guidance attached.

pdf B1995 Seasonal Influenza Vaccinaton Programme Additional Guidance 260922 (376 KB)

pdf B1984 Seasonal influenza vaccination 2022 23 ESS for GPs 260922 (488 KB)

 

Update to management of laboratory confirmed Monkeypox infections

Update to management of laboratory confirmed Monkeypox infections

Please see the attached version 2 seasonal influenza ES guidance and additional guidance attached.

pdf B1989 Management of laboratory confirmed monkeypox infections version 4 20220922 (132 KB)

Domestic Abuse training available - 19 & 20 Oct

Domestic Abuse training available - 19 & 20 Oct

Do you work with children and families, or soon-to-be-parents?  

We have some Safe & Together domestic abuse training coming up on 19 & 20 October (1-4pm both days).  The Safe & Together model is new in Southampton and there will be a series of training events available.  This awareness session, running on both afternoons online, is for multi-agency front line practitioners (including Children’s Services) and will give you an: 

  • Overview of the principles and components of the Safe & Together model
  • Understanding what it means to be ‘domestic abuse informed’
  • Understanding of how being ‘domestic abuse informed’ can improve outcomes for children & families

To find out more and book please click here.

 

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training provides professionals working with children, young people and their families with ways in which they can support and respond to those in possible crisis. This interactive session will enable participants to gain a greater understanding of ways to identify when someone may be in crisis (including self-harm) and to learn about evidence-based approaches to manage suicidal conversations. The session will also include details of further support and training available in Hampshire to enable professionals to feel more confident working with children, young people and adults in potential crisis.

This new webinar will launch on 28 September 2022, 13.30 – 15.00. Places are available on a first come, first served basis, so be quick to secure your free place. Click here to book now.

 

ICON Week – Webinar changes

ICON Week - Webinar changes 

Please find attached the new schedule of webinars as there has been a change of start time and speaker on Friday

pdf ICON Week Webinar Programme (208 KB)

Rapid Insight Events on Primary and Community Care in Wessex

Rapid Insight Events on Primary and Community Care in Wessex

The Wessex AHSN will be holding three Rapid Insight Events in October specifically focused on Primary and Community Care in Wessex. The links to register for these events have been added below with further information regarding each event available on each registration page.

They would greatly appreciate you attending so that you can share your opinion and they can gather your valuable insight and experience surrounding each key area.

 Optimisation of Current Technology - Tuesday 4th October – 14:30-15:30

The Wessex Team would also greatly appreciate you passing the links on to your colleagues that work in Primary and Community Care in Wessex. The more colleagues from Primary and Community Care arena that attend these events, the greater the opportunity to highlight specific areas where Wessex AHSN can best focus their efforts to support you in the hard work that you deliver on a daily basis.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the events, please contact the Wessex AHSN Primary Care Team at the following address; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Blood Pressure webinar for non-clinical staff in practices

Blood Pressure webinar for non-clinical staff in practices

A CVD Prevention webinar (https://vimeo.com/749105218) has been developed by the members of the cardiovascular disease prevention team at the HIOW ICS to promote 'Blood Pressure' and is intended for use in training Practice non-clinical support staff in the following:

  1. The importance of measuring Blood Pressure. 
  2. How non-clinical support staff can support Patients and Practices in managing Blood Pressure
  3. Making Every Contact Count (MECC).

Training from Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health

Training from Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health

Details of Sexual Health upcoming training and webinars
⏩Virtual Clinical Conference 14 Sept 2022
letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/network-traini…

⏩Assessment Half Day (AHD) 2nd November 2022
letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/network-traini…
Webinars 👇
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Safeguarding Webinars - lunch and learn series

Safeguarding Webinars - lunch and learn series Please find the flyer attached for a trio of webinars hosted by the regional safeguarding team. 

Kindly share with your teams and networks.

These sessions are pitched at level 3 of the Intercollegiate Documents and are useful for revalidation.  

Simply click on the links in the flyer to join your chosen topic.

August session - Click here to join the meeting

September session - Click here to join the meeting

October session - Click here to join the meeting

pdf Addressing Violence lunch and learn series Aug, Sep, Oct 22 (265 KB)

 

Guidance for Anticoagulation for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)

Guidance for Anticoagulation for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) 

National guidance on Anticoagulation for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) following NHSE DOAC commissioning recommendations is now available (published July 2022) through the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (and endorsed by all the major professional bodies). The guidance concentrates on:

  1. Initiating DOAC for NVAF following NHSE DOAC commissioning guidance
  2. Tips on switching appropriate patients from warfarin
  3. Information on switching from another DOAC to edoxaban, including patients in whom a switch to edoxaban may be less suitable.

https://evessio.s3.amazonaws.com/customer/8603be9c-b8c3-49ef-86d2-e4ccb958c5d1/event/9ea04726-5981-493a-871e-91a7eba91159/media/General_Content/2b4b1529-node_FINAL_Guidance_on_prescribing_anticoagulation_in_NVAF_July_22_v2.pdf

See link for data on Percentage DOACs items not prescribed as edoxaban by practices in Portsmouth.

https://openprescribing.net/ccg/10R/edoxaban/

Hot Weather and Specimens - Non-Patient Courier Contract (CitySprint)

Hot Weather and Specimens - Non-Patient Courier Contract (CitySprint)

Please see attached poster for display/info.

pdf PHU Hot weather and specimens poster 11 08 2022 (183 KB)

 

SCAS lowers REAP Level to 3 – major pressure

SCAS lowers REAP Level to 3 – major pressure

In June, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) moved to Resource Escalation Action Plan (REAP) Level 4 (Extreme Pressure) due to increasing demand and staffing challenges. 

Over this period we experienced excessive temperatures and worsening acuity of our patients which impacted our ability to get to some patients as quickly as we would like. 

In spite of the challenges the care in services across SCAS has remained exemplary and, thanks to the continued hard work and dedication of our staff and their commitment to patients, as well as the support of our partners, we are now able to lower to REAP Level 3.

However, the operational picture across SCAS, but also the rest of the health care economy, remains one of high intensity, with significant pressures placed on every sector of the NHS.  

As part of our REAP process we will closely monitor demand and staffing levels and will adjust actions as we need.

Thank you for your support. 

August Bank Holiday Posters 2022 detailing which pharmacies will be open on the Bank Holidays across South East England

August Bank Holiday Posters 2022 detailing which pharmacies will be open on the Bank Holidays across South East England

Please find attached the August Bank Holiday Posters 2022 detailing which pharmacies will be open on Monday 29th August 2022 across South East of England for your information.

You will see there are individual attachments for the eight areas; within these attachments there are several posters detailing the opening hours.

Pharmacies are only listed on the posters if they have notified NHS England that they will be open.

Also attached is a spreadsheet containing all the information contained within the posters.

A map of the pharmacies that will be open on the Bank Holidays has been created, anybody can access the map via the link below.

August BH 2022 Map: Google Map: Aug BH 2022 pharmacy opening times

The opening times will also be published on our website shortly: https://www.england.nhs.uk/south-east/our-work/pharmacy-opening-hours/

pdf Hampshire Pharmacy Opening Times Aug BH 2022 (164 KB)

spreadsheet Hampshire Pharmacy Opening Times Aug BH 2022 (57 KB)

 

 

Changes to Colorectal services

Changes to Colorectal services

We would like to let you know that the current e-referral (eRS) service for Colorectal access at Portsmouth Hospital University Trust (PHUT) is changing on 12th September from a Directly Bookable Service (Appointment) to an Advice and Guidance (A&G) as the only entry point.  At present this will only apply to non-cancer (2 week wait) referrals.

It is clear from the data that many of you have already been using A&G within Colorectal and it is our intention to formalise this service ensuring swift and comprehensive responses from secondary care specialists.  As you may know Colorectal forms part of the twelve specialties measured and incentivised as part of the PCN DES IIF ACC-07 and therefore is recognised as a target for transformation.

If you have any queries, please contact us via  

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

FULLY funded Foundation in general practice nursing course

FULLY funded Foundation in general practice nursing course

Please find attached the FLYER for the FREE courses that Health Education England provide via Bournemouth university 

Click on the Wozzad link  Wozzad Online Course Application for Bournemouth University (applycpd.com)  and type in General Practice Nursing Foundations in the search bar which will bring up the course application.

There is still time to join the October course which will be held at St Mary’s in Portsmouth.  Applications close on 25th of August for the course.

There are two further courses (7th Feb 2023, Bournemouth and     6th June 2023 in Portsmouth) 

Please share this information widely as the course provides core competencies in practice nursing and a range of taught skills such as cytology/baby immunisations/Adult injectable medications such as Prostap/ B12 and other clinical skills to include wound care and bloods. 

pdf 11516 HSS CPD Subject Area Leaflets FOUNDATION GENERAL NURSING PRACTICE V3 0 HI RES PRINT (112 KB)

 

Palliative and end of life care guidance

Palliative and end of life care guidance

The attached has been developed to support integrated care boards (ICBs) with their duty to commission palliative care services within integrated care systems (ICSs). ICSs have a key role to play in ensuring that people with palliative and end of life care needs can access and receive high quality personalised care and support. The guidance is statutory and ICBs must have regard to it. It also contains links to resources and good practice.

guidance

Water and Window safety video 2022

Water and Window safety video 2022

It is that time of year again! As the weather is getting warmer, can I ask that you cascade this water and window safety video clip across your organisations and beyond.  Most of you have seen the clip and it is still relevant for parents and carers.

The CCG East of Berkshire produced the following short video clip in 2017 and the message remains important today and can be used widely across the health economy and by our partners across all organisations.  Using messages around water safety and window safety, we decided to produce the video in response to increasing concerns about the distractions of mobile phones in particular and how use of electronic devices may impact on risks to supervision of babies and children. We are conscious that many children are at home, the weather is good and water play will increase during Covid.

Could you please consider how you may be able to use the clip across your agencies; feel free to share this widely and use in screens in waiting rooms, surgeries etc ,especially over the spring and summer months.

Summer Water Safety | Royal Life Saving Society UK ( RLSS UK )

https://youtu.be/y4njOkRBK4Q

NHS urges summer safety awareness to keep children out of danger (frimleyccg.nhs.uk)

Neurodiversity Profile Training Aug-Sep-Oct 22

Neurodiversity Profile Training Aug-Sep-Oct 22

Children and young people who are showing signs of neuro-developmental needs can now access a new tool which can help identify what support a child or young person may need.

From 1 July 2022, the ND Profiling Tool will replace the current referral process to request a ND clinical assessment. Instead, trained professionals will be required to complete the ND Profiling Tool in the first instance.

You can find all the details on how to apply in the flyer.

document ND profiling dates (278 KB)

Portsmouth Breastfeeding Summer Support Offering

Portsmouth Breastfeeding Summer Support Offering

Please find attached posters for our summer support offering. 

Please feel free to share however you feel appropriate.

image Wbw 2 summer offering (763 KB)

image Zoom post social media summer offering (124 KB)

image Antenatal image summer offering (129 KB)

image Final summer summer offering (237 KB)

SCAS Chief Executive to step down next year after 17 years in charge

SCAS Chief Executive to step down next year after 17 years in charge

Press release attached for info.

document SCAS Chief Executive to step down next year after 17 years in charge (14 KB)

 

HIOW ICB Safeguarding newsletter - July 2022

HIOW ICB Safeguarding newsletter - July 2022

Please find attached the latest issue of the ‘Safeguarding Chronicle’, our Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB Safeguarding newsletter.

pdf HIOW ICB Safeguarding Chronicle Newsletter JULY 2022 (751 KB)

SCAS Governor Elections

SCAS Governor Elections

Our Governor elections are approaching soon in September.

It would be very helpful if you can circulate the flyers attached across your networks.

pdf SCAS Governor Young person digital Flyer 2022 (667 KB)

pdf SCAS Governor Public digital Flyer 2022 (427 KB)

 

Vulval cancer elearning course launched with RCGPs

Vulval cancer elearning course launched with RCGPs

We recently worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners and vulval cancer patients to develop an online learning course for GPs on diagnosing vulval cancer.

The course goes through the different risk factors for vulval cancer, how to pick it up and how to support patients who have been diagnosed, using three case studies for learning.


We hope this 15-minute training module will help raise awareness of vulval cancer amongst GPs and will provide a boost in patients getting vulval symptoms investigated, getting referred for a diagnosis at the earliest stage possible.

Details attached.

document Vulval cancer elearning course launched with RCGPs (15 KB)

 

Changes to phlebotomy service for children at Queen Alexandra Hospital**

Changes to phlebotomy service for children at Queen Alexandra Hospital**

For the attention of doctors, nurses and support teams across Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, and anyone who would need to send a child for a blood test to Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA).

Due to the continued pressure and an increase in volume, we have decided to change the way we run our blood taking service for children at QA.

From Monday 4 July 2022, the service became appointment only. Walk ins will no longer be accepted.

To book an appointment parents must call 07707296876.

Attached you will find a poster to display in your waiting area and some starter leaflets for you to photocopy and give out to every patient who needs a blood test.

Please contact us on the number below if you have any problems or would like any more information or materials.

We are still asking that one adult attend with the child where possible and wear face coverings. Children under 11 years old do not have to wear a face covering unless they prefer to.

Please note, we will now be asking any child aged 14 and over to access the adult blood taking service. Details about accessing the adult service can be found on the poster and leaflet.

Please ensure blood forms are given to the patient, parent or carer to bring with them to their appointment.

Millie Salkeld

Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone:  023 9228 6000 Ext: 6712

Mobile: 07907575620

 

pdf Changes to blood taking service flyer FINAL (5.15 MB)

pdf Changes to blood taking service poster FINAL (11.82 MB)

Reminder of Mask Wearing in Primary Care

Reminder of Mask Wearing in Primary Care

Please see updated guidance.

document Reminder of mask wearing in Primary Care (23 KB)

 

Non Patient Courier Customer Satisfaction Survey (CitySprint)

Non Patient Courier Customer Satisfaction Survey (CitySprint)

Please find link to complete a customer satisfaction survey on behalf of the Non Patient Courier service.

If you or your area are currently using the non-patient courier service for the transportation of pathology samples, internal/external mail, pharmaceuticals and medical records then CitySprint would like to hear from you on the service they are/have been providing.  All feedback is valued and the insight gathered will be used to improve the services to you.

This is a really important survey which will help us to understand how well the service is being delivered on behalf of Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health Foundation Trust and the ICB.

https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90470321/Southern-Solent-NHS-Trust-Customer-Satisfaction-Survey-July-22

Non-Patient Courier Contract (CitySprint)

Non-Patient Courier Contract (CitySprint)

A reminder of the guidance on Pathology packing instructions.  All samples/post should be bagged and ready for the driver, if you are unsure of collection times, contact details are below:

CitySprint Helpdesk:

Tel: 0207 264 2500

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Non-Patient Courier Helpdesk is available 07:00-19:00 Monday to Friday.

document Pathology Packaging Instructions Updated April 2020 (224 KB)

pdf External Mail IG Incidents Poster (203 KB)

Spirometry Training Funded Places - ARTP Certification

Spirometry Training Funded Places - ARTP Certification

Details of funded places for spirometry training;

  • ARTP Full Certificate
  • ARTP Foundation Certificate
  • ARTP Reporting Certification

The courses will be held on Monday 22nd - Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Education Centre or Monday 12th - Tuesday 13th September 2022 at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Education Centre.

There is funding available to pay fully for this course from the ICS.  If you would like a funded place on the course, please send your name, surgery or trust name and the dates you would like to attend to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For further enquires around the actual course, please contact Dr Harry Griffin (Lead Respiratory Physiologist and Clinical Scientist in Respiratory and Sleep): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting ready for patients to have access to their future data

Getting ready for patients to have access to their future data

This session is for clinicians and managers responsible for safeguarding, domestic violence and abuse, caldicott guardians and managers responsible for information governance in general practice and in CCGs.

The session will focus on risks associated with online records access so that they can be mitigated and inform training plans associated with data entry into clinical systems.  We will describe the planned improvements to support enabling patients for GP online, signpost to good practice and guidance and share the key elements for successful implementation of online records access.

Safeguarding awareness session: Getting ready for patients to have access to their future data | NHS England Events

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