28 April Daily General Practice Bulletin
28 April Daily General Practice BulletinDate: Apr 28 2020 Author: Victoria Williams
You can download the Word version of this bulletin here.
In today’s briefing:
- Kawasaki-like presentation and Covid-19
- Renal dialysis patients advised to shield
- Safety-netting patients – guidance from Cancer Research UK
- Shielded patients and responsibility for dispensing doctor practices
- Increased patient information changes to GP Connect and Summary Care Record
- Medicines Management update
- Temporary suspension of minor injuries and illness at Slough Walk in Centre
- Dates for your diary
- Useful links from NHS England
Clinical hot topics and service updates
Kawasaki-like presentation and Covid-19
There has been recent media and social media coverage around the link between a Kawasaki-like presentation in children with Covid-19 disease. Click here for a statement from the Paediatrics Intensive Care Society.
Renal dialysis patients advised to shield
The Chief Medical Officer has now confirmed that renal dialysis patients should be advised to shield. Where they have not already done so, Renal units will get in touch with patients, send them a letter and add them to the Shielded Patient List via the regular trust submissions to NHS Digital. GPs are asked to note this update, but no further action is required at this point. Click here.
Safety-netting patients – guidance from Cancer Research UK
Please see below guidance issued from Cancer Research UK.
Shielded patients and responsibility for dispensing doctor practices.
Please find letter below.
Increased Patient Information changes to GP Connect and Summary Care Record
NHSX and NHS Digital are improving access for authorised health and care professionals to medical records and information as part of the Covid-19 response. Please see the below letter from the NHSE which explains actions for practices.
Frimley ICS Medicines Management update
Please see below the latest update from the Medicines Management team.
East Berkshire only:
Temporary suspension of minor injuries and illness at Slough Walk in Centre
As part of the national effort to combat Covid-19 and to ensure we are using our NHS resources most efficiently, the minor illness and injury unit at Slough Walk in Centre is to be temporarily suspended, with Wednesday, 29 April, being the last day of service. Staff will be redeployed to support urgent care services in East Berkshire. We are working closely with local authority colleagues as well as partners in the voluntary and community sectors to ensure that residents are made aware, both within Slough and its neighbouring areas, including the most vulnerable in our population. Onsite signage will be made available in a number of local languages. Information has been shared with practices to put on practice websites.
Covid-19 sit rep FHFT (27/4/20)
Unfortunately we are unable to provide the sit rep for Monday, 27 April. This is due to data unavailability following changes that were made to the NHSE Covid SitRep that went live yesterday. It is anticipated that this issue will be resolved today.
Dates for your diary with links to webinars for primary care:
- 111 appointment booking during Covid-19 – 30 April 1pm for SystmOne practices. For EMIS practices, 1 May at 12:00. Register at GP Connect webinars
- 30 April, 4.30-5pm: Video Consultations: using accuRx throughout COVID-19 for EMIS and SystmOne practices
- 30 April, 5-6pm: primary care webinar with Nikki and Ed with a focus on an extended Question and Answer session
- 7 May, 11am: homeless health webinar
Useful links from NHS England
Please find below some useful links from NHSE suggested for primary care:
- Primary care website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/
- Covid-19 advice: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/
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