IPC Guidance for Spirometry

IPC Guidance for Spirometry

For your information, detailed IPC guidance that has been requested for restarting Spirometry.

pdf HSICCG IPC guidance for Spirometry September 2021 V1 0 FINAL (791 KB)

 

Women’s Health Matters Website Resource

Women’s Health Matters Website Resource

For Educational training resources and access to educational webinars.

Women's Health Matters | Bayer (whmatters.co.uk)

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy

Southern Health Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a GPSI to join their trust wide Community Eating Disorders Service. The service operates a Hub and Spoke Model with the Hub based at April House in Southampton and the spokes operating from the Bluebell Rooms at Kingston Crescent Surgery, Portsmouth and the Bridge Centre, Basingstoke.  Further details about the role can be found in the link.

GPSI in Eating Disorder (jobs.nhs.uk)

New PSCP Website Content

New PSCP Website Content

Some of you may be aware that we have been reviewing the content and layout of our PSCP website, to try and make it more user friendly for busy practitioners.  All of the subject pages in the Information for Professionals have been re-written to ensure they contain up-to-date information and that the layout is easier to navigate.  We have also produced a One Minute Guide library for quicker reference and the Learning from Practice section has been revamped to hopefully make this information more accessible.

Please can you share this as widely as possible within your services and organisations to make staff aware of these changes.  You may also need to update any quick links/hyperlinks you have created or saved to our website as these may no longer work.

Obviously we have strived to make the content as accurate as possible, but if you spot any inaccuracies please do let us know.  We will continue to develop the website, so if there are any additional safeguarding issues or areas of practice you would like to see included in the future, then please do let us know.

A collaborative workshop to share insights into Long COVID and the impact of the Living With COVID Recovery programme

A collaborative workshop to share insights into Long COVID and the impact of the Living With COVID Recovery programme

Aims to connect clinicians already using the Living With COVID Recovery programme with those who are seeking to understand more about it and the pathway.

Find out the current picture in England, early insights into the data, the Long COVID pathway and the impact of the Living With COVID Recovery programme on services and patients.

Living With COVID Recovery - Collaborative Workshop Tickets, Tue 5 Oct 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

GP Practice Internal Communications Survey

GP Practice Internal Communications Survey

After carrying out a practice manager engagement exercise across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (including Portsmouth) and a six-month internal communications review, it has been highlighted that there is a need to review the communications channels with practices to see if we are able to provide something much more intuitive and consistent.

Last week we opened a survey to get more information about what we use at the moment and what we want from communications going forward. The survey runs until next Tuesday 21st September.

The survey has five questions in total – and then two more asking for profession and locality – so hopefully not too time consuming.

GP Practice Internal Communications questionnaire (smartsurvey.co.uk)

 

Child J Case Review Publication

Child J Case Review Publication

The PSCP has published its Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review, Child J.  Child J is a 17-year-old Looked After Child and was placed out of area in April 2018.  He had a significant history of intervention from various Local Authorities and many involvements with the Police for his violence, drugs and criminality.

He was charged with and convicted of murder.  This killing happened amid fears that it was related to Child Criminal Exploitation with major concerns around Child J’s involvement with gangs and County Lines and the significant, serious harm he had suffered.

You can view the overview report, as well as the PSCP response document and a short 7 point learning briefing here.  Please can we ask that you disseminate this within your organisation, encourage teams to reflect on the findings and discuss the implications for your service or practice.

LIFEPAK CR Plus AED - Replacement Charge-Pak shortage

LIFEPAK CR Plus AED - Replacement Charge-Pak shortage

Please read the attached comms.

document LIFEPAK CR Plus AED Replacement Charge Pak shortage comms 10 09 21 (23 KB)

Southsea Parkrun - CQUIN 2021/22 Physical Activity

Southsea Parkrun – CQUIN 2021/22 Physical Activity

FAO Practice Managers and Social Prescribers

Please see the attached letter from the Southsea Parkrun Team regarding how to get involved, this will also meet requirements as part of the Physical Activity element of the 2021/22 CQUIN and the achievement of the Active Practice status.

document PA CQUIN Parkrun Letter (14 KB)

Ovarian Cancer Interventions

Ovarian Cancer Interventions

Target Ovarian Cancer are currently recruiting pilot sites for pilot work to develop and test primary care pathway interventions to improve early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

To find out more, please visit: https://targetovariancancer.org.uk/health-professionals/commissioners

To express your interest in this project, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Meet the new IG Team

Meet the new IG Team

Please read the attached comms.

pdf Meet the team (405 KB)

 

Emergency Services Day - 9 Sept - A letter to say thank you

Emergency Services Day - 9 Sept - A letter to say thank you

On Emergency Services Day (9 September 2021), Clinical Chair of Portsmouth CCG, Elizabeth Fellows, Executive Lead for Health and Care Portsmouth, David Williams, and Managing Director of Health and Care Portsmouth, Jo York, have written a thank you letter to all staff and volunteers within the NHS in Portsmouth. Please read the attached letter.

pdf A letter to say thank you Emergency Services Day 2021 (199 KB)

 

Queen Nursing Institute – Personalised Care Innovation Projects

Queen Nursing Institute – Personalised Care Innovation Projects

Personalised Care Innovation Projects in England! Apply by 29th October 5pm, please read the attached comms for more details.

document Queen Nursing Institute Personalised Care Innovation Projects in England Apply by 29th October 5pm (17 KB)

The Queen's Nursing Institute – – The charity for community nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (qni.org.uk)

 

 

Portsmouth Breastfeeding Network Groups – September 2021

Portsmouth Breastfeeding Network Groups – September 2021

Please see the attached comms for further details on groups.

document Portsmouth Breastfeeding Networks comms (46 KB)

image NEW Portsmouth Breastfeeding Networks GROUPS SEPTEMBER! (384 KB)

An update on the Special Allocation Scheme

An update on the Special Allocation Scheme

From 1 September 2021, the NHS clinical commissioning groups covering Hampshire, Southampton, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth have awarded a new contract for the provision of GP services under the Special Allocation Scheme (SAS).

Partnering Health Limited have been appointed to offer the service. They have delivered the scheme in Portsmouth and some areas of Hampshire for some time. In the initial period of operation, patients will be able to seek medical advice over the phone, with in-person appointments being offered at a number of locations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Online services will be available shortly.

Referral routes for practices remain the same via Primary Care Support England (PCSE). Please speak to your local team if you have any queries.

 

 

Paediatric Long Covid Service reminder

Paediatric Long Covid Service reminder

Just a reminder that the paediatric long Covid service is live across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. The service encompasses a multi-disciplinary approach and is overseen by a paediatrician. It is not a paediatric referral and if there are aspects of a child's care that need a paediatric referral, then that may be more appropriate. 

All referrals need to be via a referral form and any referrals/ queries to go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attached:

  • Under 18’s Long Covid Pathway
  • Paediatric Long Covid Service information for GP’s
  • HIOW Childrens Long Covid Pathway presentation https://vimeo.com/555740089/4c53204190 presented by Dr Mark Alderton – Clinical Lead for the service and Carol Quint – Clinical Team Coordinator Solent
  • HIOW Childrens Long Covid Pathway slide deck
  • Referral form into the service ( please can this be uploaded onto EMIS/ Arden’s)

document Post COVID Child GP referral form (75 KB)

pdf Paediatric long covid support (328 KB)

document Childrens Long Covid pathway slide deck (1.74 MB)

pdf Under 18s Long Covid Pathway (1) (129 KB)

 

 

 

AccuRx Florey Plus service

All GP Practices in HIOW will shortly have access to the AccuRx Florey Plus service.  This will be an addition to the current AccuRx offer. 

The other additional templates included in Florey Plus are:

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Blood Pressure 7 Day Monitoring
  • Health Check
  • Depression PHQ-9
  • Anxiety GAD-7
  • Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill
  • Progesterone-Only Pill
  • Diabetes (Pre Appointment)
  • Ethnicity
  • FRAX

The Florey Plus surveys will operate in the same way as the existing florey provision, with patient text responses entering into the GP Record as free text, or as SNOMED coded data.

Please see embedded document document (14 KB) for further information.

 

Syana Press

Syana Press

Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Services will be initiating patients on Sayana Press®; subcutaneous progestogen only contraception, which patients can self-administer at home every 13 weeks.  Patients will receive counselling and training from Solent Sexual Health Services. Patients will be asked to contact their GP for prescription for subsequent doses of Sayana Press® and for supply of small purple-lidded sharps bin.  For more information please see attached 'GP information sheet' 

document GP information sheet Sayana press final V1 (31 KB)

 

NHS Health Checks - Universal or High Risk Check - Recording of Information

NHS Health Checks - Universal or High Risk Check - Recording of Information

Please see the attached information regarding the recording of NHS Health Checks, both Universal or High Risk Checks.

document NHS Health Checks Universal and High Priority Checks Recording of Information (94 KB)

document NHSHealthCheckClaimForm2021 2022 (45 KB)

document NHSHealthChecksServiceSpecification2021 (3.19 MB)

 

 

GP Survey - to help with new guidance

GP Survey - to help with new guidance

We have been receiving requests from GP staff via our help desks (both clinical and non-clinical) struggling to find the answers they need to direct patients for Covid pass, NHSApp and GP Online Services.

As you may be aware, there are already many guidance tools accessible to frontline staff and they will always remain available and regularly updated.

However, we would like to urgently provide the most helpful guide for GP staff that will provide answers they require. 

In order to get this as accurate as possible we are kindly asking if GP staff can complete this very short survey by following the link.

 - https://forms.gle/dpHZhry6Mg25FbBG9

 

NHS DPP – Process for referring people aged over 80 years

NHS DPP – Process for referring people aged over 80 years

Please see the attached comms.

document NHS DPP comms (13 KB)

document PCCG406g NDPP REFERRAL FORM v7 4 Aug 2021 (46 KB)

 

 

Change to the Pharmaceutical list

Change to the Pharmaceutical list

NHSE PCSE has advised of a transfer of ownership from Southsea Pharmacy to Laly’s Pharmacy. Please see attached for details.

pdf Memo (119 KB)

Updated and New PGDs for the Shingles Vaccination Programme

Updated and New PGDs for the Shingles Vaccination Programme

Updated and new authorised PGD.

  1. PHE Zostavax PGD amended to:
  • renamed as the Zostavax PGD and replaces the previous PHE Shingles PGD
  • reflect recommendations in the revised Green Book Chapter 28a and changes to the national shingles programme following the introduction of Shingrix® vaccine (see PHE Shingrix PGD attached)
  • updated criteria for exclusion, cautions, actions if excluded, drug interaction and additional information sections 
  1. NEW PHE Shingrix PGD to reflect the introduction of Shingrix from 1 September for the vaccination of individuals who are contraindicated to Zostavax 

These PGD templates require organisational authorisation in line with HMR2012 before they are legally valid PGDs. Authorising organisations must not alter, amend or add to the clinical content of these documents (sections 4, 5 and 6); such action will invalidate the clinical sign-off with which it is provided. In addition authorising organisations must not alter section 3 ‘Characteristics of staff’. Only sections 2 and 7 can be completed within the editable fields.

Please could you ensure that these documents are made available to all staff who require them.

They will be available to download from the following link:

NHS England and NHS Improvement South East » Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire PGD downloads

pdf 20210824PHEPGDShingrixV0100 (219 KB)

pdf 20210825PHEZostavaxPGDv1000 (255 KB)

National Lower Limb Strategy Drop In Day

National Lower Limb Strategy Drop In Day

Please see details about a ‘Drop In’ day for National Wound Care Lower Limb Celebration on Tuesday 5th Oct 2021.

document PORTSMOUTH NATIONAL WOUND CARE LOWER LIMB CELEBRATION AND DROP IN DAY (278 KB)

Peristeen Product Change GP Letter

Peristeen Product Change GP Letter

During the period between July and December 2021, Coloplast Ltd will be launching their new Peristeen® Plus transanal irrigation system; this will be replacing the current Peristeen® transanal irrigation system. This is a product upgrade; the new Peristeen® Plus system has improved connectors, a new dial design and more intuitive symbols on the control unit. There is no cost difference between the old and new system. Coloplast Ltd have been informing patients of the change since May 2021 by putting information in patients’ delivery boxes and providing an email update to those ordering through Coloplast Charter. Coloplast Ltd has also been informing practices of the new consumable codes to prescribe (as per table in the attached document) for when a patients switch from Peristeen to Peristeen plus

The old Peristeen transanal irrigation range will be officially removed from Drug Tariff on the 31st December 2021 and discontinued. Please contact the medicines optimisation team if you have any queries (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

document Peristeen product change Peristeen Plus GP Letter GBRAH FINAL (42 KB)

Blood Specimen Collection - Supply Disruption

Blood Specimen Collection - Supply Disruption

Please see the attached National letter on blood collection supply disruption. 

Colleagues at PHU have advised that some Rheumatology patients have reported difficulty in accessing blood tests in relation to their conditions.

Rheumatology patients should still be able to access blood tests in view of the need to ensure safe prescribing of medication and ongoing monitoring of their condition.  This is supported by the following extract from the attached  letter:

Primary Care and Community Care

All primary care and community testing must be halted until 17th September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing.

Examples of clinically urgent testing include:

  • Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
  • Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition
  • Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral

Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability

Blood Bottle shortages – comms for website

Following on from yesterday’s notification, the national team has provided some suggested website patient communications, that you may wish to use on your practice website:

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it is safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

 

Treatment Room Audits – Infection Prevention

Treatment Room Audits – Infection Prevention

Solent Infection Prevention team are now able to restart the annual treatment room audits. 

If you would like to book one, please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with some available dates and times and someone will get back to you to confirm the booking.

document Treatment Room Audits 2021 (258 KB)

Learning from Lives and Deaths - People with a Learning Disability and Autistic People

Learning from Lives and Deaths - People with a Learning Disability and Autistic People

This document is to let you know more you about the Learning from Lives and Deaths – People with a Learning Disability and Autistic People (LeDeR) programme.

pdf LeDeR General Practice A5 4 pages Aug 2021 (457 KB)

Information

This site has been created on behalf of Hampshire and Isle of Wight general practice. It aims to provide a single place to access all the COVID-19 information and guidance needed to ensure safe, effective care for patients whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff and the resilience of practices.

Contact us

Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

Commissioning House, Fort Southwick, James Callaghan Drive, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AR

Email: hsiccg.communications@nhs.net