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Primary Care E-bulletin (Issue 36) – 18 May 2020
In this issue
- Summary of today’s mid and south Essex broadcast teleconference
- Risk assessments for BAME staff members
- Sessional use of PPE
- Update to COVID-19 symptoms
- COVID-19 testing
- Mid and south Essex Partnership update
- Remote working in primary care webinar
- COVID-19 Essex arrangements for care homes and end of life care
- Possible cervical screening text messaging scam
- NHSE primary care COVID-19 bulletin
Summary of today’s mid and south Essex broadcast teleconference
Please click below to download the notes from the primary care broadcast teleconference which took place today (18 May 2020).
Please note: There will be no broadcast teleconference on Wednesday 20 May. The next teleconference will take place on Friday 22 May.
Risk assessments for BAME staff members
Please click below or visit the new website to help inform the risk assessment you are carrying out, to better inform your consideration of the particular risks and concerns of your BME team members.
Sessional use of PPE
The guidance below highlights the sessional use and reuse of PPE, in the event of supply issues.
Update to COVID-19 symptoms
There has been an update to the COVID-19 symptoms, as follows:
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia).
Reminder that information about testing across mid and south Essex is available on the new website.
The website also includes updated information on national COVID-19 testing sites across Essex (including mobile testing sites) and more information on things like home delivery test kits.
MSE partnership update
Please click below to read the latest Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership brief, which covers the incident response to COVID-19 from across the partnership.
Education and training
Digital primary care: remote working in primary care
When: Tuesday 19th May 5:00 – 6:00pm
What: The session explores the reality of remote working from a number of different practice perspectives such as GP, Nursing, sessional GPs, CCG, the wider team working in PCNs and administrative staff.
If you are not already a member and would like to be please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an invitation.
COVID-19 Essex arrangements for care homes and end of life
When: Tuesday 19th May 12.30 until 1.30pm
What: Learn about the Essex arrangements for accessing End of Life Medicines and your role in the Re-Use of Medicines Scheme in Care Homes.
This is relevant to all pharmacy staff whether you are working in community pharmacy, GP practices, primary care, community services, acute or mental health services.
It is important that everyone knows about the arrangements which have been put in place so please share this invitation with colleagues.