Week commencing 30 March 2020

3 April daily briefing

  • PPE guidance – key points
  • Medical certificates of cause of death – please include contact details
  • High risk patients – local response
  • ReSPECT – advance care planning
  • Service update; update on Community Mental Health Teams, Update from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, urgent chest x-ray requests and 2WW lung cancer referrals – further clarification, erroneous link on Tuesday 31 March – Association for Palliative Medicine, patient transport services, reducing routine diagnostic testing (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust), telemedicine scheme in care homes extended
  • Incident reporting
  • NHS England update; bank holiday preparations

2 April daily briefing

  • No direct access to chest x-rays
  • Indemnity cover
  • Leeds Breathlessness Pathway updated
  • NHS Volunteer Responders referral information
  • LYPFT service update

1 April daily briefing

  • Palliative care guidance
  • Referrals to secondary care
  • Changes to hospital referrals – patient resources
  • Local updates: Leeds Breathlessness Pathway update, information governance, amber drug guidance, medicines supply, patients with genetic conditions / inherited cardiac conditions
  • National updates: national leaflet door drop, Every Mind Matters COVID-19 assets, GOV.UK WhatsApp coronavirus information service, funeral procedures

31 March daily briefing

  • Wednesday live seminar, 1-2pm
  • Pause on identifying vulnerable patients
  • Expediting hospital discharges: managing hospital referrals for GP follow-ups; end of life / fast track process; supply of discharge medicines; medicines queries related to the discharged patients
  • Medical certificate cause of death – new flowchart
  • Local updates: verification checks for returning GPs
  • National updates: pausing the NHS complaints process; managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes; free meals and rides for NHS staff from Uber
  • Patient resources: Macmillan support

30 March daily briefing