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Primary Care E-bulletin (Issue 140) – 19 May 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of the primary care bulletin.
Supporting primary care colleagues working across mid and south Essex.
As ever, we are always looking for ways to improve our communication with you, so please continue to send us feedback on ways we can improve.
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General Practice Covid Capacity Expansion Fund
An ask for practices to review and resubmit claims by 27 May 2021.
Download to find out more
Updated Standard Operating Procedure to support restoration of general practice services
Download to find out more.
The five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across mid and south Essex have commissioned community ultrasound services for patients from four providers. These providers are also supporting the MSEFT with their waiting list recovery and as such patients are likely to be referred into these community providers via MSEFT.
Find out more here.
COVID-19 vaccination: accelerating second doses for priority cohorts 1-9
Find out more here.
Digital innovation launch will transform early child health records
We are proud to announce the launch of the area’s first eRedbook in Southend, following a collaboration with the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSEHCP), for which Provide was a lead partner.
Raising awareness of skin cancer symptoms during #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth
The CCGs in mid and south Essex have developed a new video to raise awareness of skin cancer as part of the Know the Symptoms campaign. To request original video files for sharing, please get in touch.
Training and education
- HEE/NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship: Closing date 1pm, 15 June 2021 – apply now
- Terrence Higgins Trust: Upcoming sexual health training events for healthcare professionals
- Webinar: Clinical Improvement and GIRFT
- Re-cap: FIT and The Lower GI Cancer Pathway Webinar
- Menopause: Free training for every GP practice in the UK
- Suicide Awareness and Response for Primary Care: 9-12pm, 12 August 2021 – secure a place via email
Referrals for Skin Cancer: Update on Skin Analytics
At the end of April, almost 60% of practices had received or signed up to receive the Skin Analytics AI-powered tele dermatology equipment. This is really starting to make a difference to GP and patient experience. Sign up to receive your kit (more info below).
Referring patients with minor illness to a community pharmacist
When: 27 May 2021, 19:00 – 20:30
Learn about the GP referral pathway to the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) for minor illness and how to incorporate community pharmacy into the primary care team.
NHS Primary Care COVID-19 Bulletin
For the latest advice and guidance around coronavirus for clinicians, please visit the NHS England website.