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  1. The latest newsletter of Hammersmith and Fulham Healthwatch which covered the local and national information on health and social care.

 

  1. Headspace is a meditation service aimed at improving people’s mental health & increasing their happiness. They are providing free meditation tools for those who are unemployed due to COVID-19 implications. To sign up for this free service please complete the registration here

 

  1. Free Webinar on 14 July, 1 -2 pm: Early detection of cardiovascular disease chaired by National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention Shahed Ahmad. To register, just click the link below. https://event.webinarjam.com/register/21/oy81mfl
  1. The Coping Well During Covid webinar series is designed to support you if you are feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it is impacting you, your loved ones or your work

 

  1. Covid-19 Test & Trace, What is it & what does it mean for me? A presentation with an easy read version attached. You can sign up to com if you want to use the interactive slide to capture concerns. Further information see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

 

  1. In solidarity against all forms of racism, discrimination and injustice, I attach a “google classroom library”. Feel free to browse around and choose any book to read, all you have to do is click on the book cover to get the link.

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Wearing face masks to hospital appointments.

As part of the measures, visitors and patients coming to hospital for planned and outpatient care will need to wear face coverings when in the hospital setting to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus to other patients and staff.

Patients will be issued with one if they don’t have one on arrival.

 

Please click here to see details.

Supported by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), we have completed a targeted piece of analysis to better understand the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on people with a learning disability, some of whom may be autistic, and how the number of deaths during this period compares to the number of deaths last year. 

This analysis looked at all deaths notified to CQC between 10 April and 15 May from providers registered with CQC who provide care to people with a learning disability and/or autism (including providers of adult social care, independent hospitals and in the community) and where the person who died was indicated to have a learning disability on the death notification form.

This data shows that between 10 April and 15 May this year, 386 people with a learning disability, some of whom may also be autistic, died who were receiving care from services which provide support for people with a learning disability and/or autism. This is a 134% increase in the number death notifications compared to the same period last year. 

Every death in these figures represents and individual tragedy for those who have lost a loved one. The figures show that the impact on this group of people is being felt at a younger age range than in the wider population - something that should be considered in decisions on testing of people of working age with a learning disability and/or autism. 

Visit our website for more information.

See below a NW London resource to support practitioners in caring for patients amidst the Covid-19 emergency.

Download here. 

Please download here further information on NWL cancer communications. 

Please download here further information on ECC Covid guidance 

For full document please click HERE

Please see below new useful information related to Diabetes:

Sick day rules for patients  - download here 

Emergency department discharge, clinical strategy and outpatient prioritisation - download here

Recommended PPE for primary, outpatient and community care by setting, NHS and independent sector - download here. 

As you will see from the covering letter and the guidance, please find attached Emergency oxygen guidance for primary care settings produced by the London Respiratory Clinical Network. This guide was produced for health care professionals working in hot sites with guidance on the use of emergency oxygen therapy to treat patients with hypoxaemia associated with suspected or confirmed Covid-19. It has been developed using the British Thoracic Society guidelines for Emergency Oxygen1 and expert clinical consensus across London. 

Download here.

Download here Death Certification and Pronouncement definitions and responsibilities

Download here the dirty hub home visit sats monitoring pathway.

Download here - Healthwatch useful contact list.

Routine referrals letter - download here

Please download here the two attachments regarding services changes to St Charles Health and Wellbeing Centre. These have been taken as a temporary emergency measure to help manage the developing local need and support social distancing.

Due to the rapid development of Covid-19, the NHS in North West London and Central London Community Healthcare Trust have taken the decision to temporarily suspend the St Charles Urgent Care Centre service from tomorrow Tuesday 14th April.  Staff will be redeployed to support the Covid-19 response, providing clinical support and care for our most vulnerable patients. Further information can be found on our website here