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COVID question number 6 - What is hyperinflammatory syndrome and how do I recognise it?

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National Health Supporters is a directory for known networks of students across the country assisting staff with their needs. The aim is for students to help alleviate pressures on staff including, but not exclusive to: babysitting; grocery shopping; and pet sitting.

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"Pharmacist Support is an independent, trusted charity providing a wide variety of support services to pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students. We listen, without judgement, and compassionately encourage and empower people to create positive change"

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As part of efforts to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak, we would like to reassure healthcare professionals and others working in the NHS in England about the position in relation to indemnity for clinical negligence incidents. The Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) provides indemnity for GPs and others working in NHS general practice. NHS Resolution administers both schemes and more details can be found at resolution.nhs.uk.

Please see attached tripartite indemnity letter, circulated by NHSE/I for further information

Please see attached 4 PDF documents-linked to this.

BMA toolkit for GPs and practices on a range of topics

The toolkit covers a range of topics including; home visits and care homes, working in hubs and furlough, dispensing and medications, locum doctors, Primary Care Networks and has links to updated guidance on returning doctors, IT, homeworking and remote consultations.

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The Government has amended the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (MDR), providing Ministers with emergency powers concerning the supply of controlled drugs in specified circumstances during a pandemic.

 

These changes give Ministers the option to switch on additional flexibilities during a pandemic to:

  1. Allow registered pharmacies to supply substances in Schedule 2, 3 and Part 1 Schedule 4 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (‘the 2001 Regulations’) without a prescription, where the patient has been receiving them as part of ongoing treatment;
  2. Allow supply of Schedule 2, 3 and Part 1 Schedule 4 substances under a Serious Shortage Protocol. These allow on-going treatment with alternative products where prescribed items are unavailable or are in short supply; and
  3. Allow pharmacists without prescribing rights to change the frequency of instalments on instalment prescriptions without the immediate need for a new prescription from a prescriber.  Any changes MUST be agreed with the prescriber or an appointed representative.

 

The proposed measures are enabling and will only be used when switched on by Ministers. It is anticipated that these provisions will be used in infrequently, and would only be used if demand and workforce pressures during a pandemic meant that local health services were at imminent risk of failing to fulfil their duties. 

 

There is no change in practice until the flexibilities introduced by the legislation are activated by an announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care. Guidance will be published as soon as possible and professionals will be notified if the new measures are switched on.   The announcement relating to the supply of controlled drugs in these circumstances will include the area to which the arrangements will apply, the circumstances involved and the period during which the arrangements may be provided.

 

A copy of the Statutory Instrument can be found here.

 

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Verification of death means verification of the fact of death: this will be formally in line with national guidance. Please find enclosed resources which include:

  • NHS Death Verification guidance
  • A review on Verification of Death, with coroners’ statement
  • BMA Guidance for Remote Verification of Expected Death (VoED) Out of Hospital

These resources are also accessible through HEE London Training Hubs Resource Repository.

Please visit HEE London Training Hub Resource Repository

To request access to the HEE repository please contact: abigail.waite@hee.nhs.uk

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For the HEE Pharmacy Student COVID-19 Deployment Survey click HERE

For Opportunities to work in the Pharmacy Clinical Assessment Service click HERE

 

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If you would like to discuss individual queries on a case by case basis, please email endometriosis@chelwest.nhs.uk

with the subject line ‘GP ADVICE’ where this will be picked up by a member of the team. If you have acute concerns regarding gynaecological emergencies or need immediate advise, please contact the gynaecology registrar on call via 020 3315 8000 (bleep 8742) and refer to the emergency department as appropriate.

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GPs should be emailing the MCCDs to the local authority where the death took place, not just to the families

Hammersmith & Fulham- covid19registeroffice@lbhf.gov.uk

When GPs email Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCDs), can they please provide the details of the next of kin and their contact details and email address (if known). GPs should be emailing the MCCDs to the local authority where the death took place, not just to the families.

Update includes:

 

  • Updated: Primary and Community Respiratory Resource Pack
  • Medical Certificate Cause of Deaths (MCCDs) 
  • Message from ChelWest re endometriosis care
  • Government guidance on getting tested for Covid-19

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You may already have seen some of these resources, but please see attached helpful documents shared through national and regional team to support GPNs (and wider practice staff) at this challenging time.

 

Link to End of Life Webinar (Tower Hamlets)

 

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Please download here further information on NWL cancer communications. 

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