The COVID-19 Resource Hub
The COVID-19 Resource Hub has been created to support General Practices in understanding and managing this pandemic, with topics ranging from diagnosis to keeping your practice safe. This hub will be updated regularly with the latest developments and guidance. https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=373
Covid Vaccine Training Information
COVID-19 Vaccination Training - CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENT
The PHE Covid attachment below outlines all the recommended training requirements, by workforce group, for the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes information and links for:
• Registered Health Care Professionals (HCP)
• Non-Registered (HCSW’s)
• Experienced vaccinators.
• New, or returning, to vaccinations
• Those providing administrative support for this vaccination programme.
For those already competent and confident in administering vaccines, the Covid module is now live on e-lfh
The PHE COVID-19 vaccinator competency assessment tool - CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENT
All new immunisers, and those returning to immunisation after a prolonged interval, should complete this competency assessment for formal evaluation and sign-off of their clinical competency. They should be supervised administering the vaccine until both they, and their supervisor or trainer, feel confident that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to administer vaccines safely and competently.
Experienced vaccinators should use this competency tool to self-assess that they are able to meet all the competencies listed and confirm that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to administer COVID-19 vaccine. This will be required to work to the COVID-19 PGDs and Protocols.
If you are not a registered health care professional then you must refer to the policies and protocols of the site you are planning to work at and ensure you are clear on the role you may take and be sufficiently trained and supervised. Some PCN sites are using PGD’s for the Covid-19 vaccine programme and some are using the National Protocol and there are differences in what you can do under each.
If you are planning on helping with the Mass Vaccine Programme, or at a site using the National Protocol, then non-registered staff may be trained to administer the vaccine. If you are working at a site that is using PGD’s then at vaccinators must be Registered Healthcare Professionals.
CSH Surrey are opening up places to Primary Care colleagues who need face to face training in Basic Life Support (BLS), Anaphylaxis and Intramuscular injections as part of their COVID-19 vaccination training. Please complete the attached expression of interest form indicating which training is required, and return it to email@example.com with FAO Sue Flood in the subject line
CLICK HERE FOR EOI FORM
How To Help Across Surrey Heartlands.
If you already work in Surrey Heartlands and you are interested in getting involved in the Covid-19 Vaccination programme, please use the contacts below:
Guildford & Waverly ICP: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Surrey ICP http://info.lantum.com/abc_vaccination_bank
North West Surrey ICP email@example.com
Mass Vaccine Sites please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community housebound vaccine programme urgently required registered health care professionals: email@example.com
If you are not a registered health care professional then you must refer to the policies and protocols of the site you are planning to work and ensure you are clear on the role you may take and be sufficiently trained and supervised. Some PCN sites are using PGD’s for the Covid vaccine programmes and some are using the National Protocol and there are differences in what you can do under each.
If you are planning on helping with the Mass Vaccine Programme, or at a site using the National Protocol, then non-registered staff may be trained to administer the vaccine. If you are working at a site that is using PGD’s then vaccinators must be Registered Healthcare Professionals.
Please see above for further information on Covid-19 Vaccine Training.
Care Collaborative Primary Care Network
Video case study about Care Collaborative Primary Care Network doing group consultations with relatives and staff for covid-19 vaccination in care homes, featuring Dr Terri Lovis.
Interim Factsheet on use of Pfizer-BioNtech and Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccinations in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Interim Factsheet - CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENT
List of Coronavirus Resources
1 - Link to a very useful collated list of Patient and GP resources - CLICK HERE
2 - Diabetes sick day rules - DOWNLOAD HERE
3 - Red Whale are offering three months free access to all their resources
If you are not currently a GPCPD member, go to gpcpd.com/login_register and enter the activation code RWGIFTIf you are already a GPCPD member, go to gpcpd.com/my-account, choose the ‘Manage your membership/subscriptions’ and enter RWGIFT into the ‘Top up and upgrade codes’ box. For step-by-step video instructions of how to redeem the code please go to: www.gpcpd.com/activate-your-code.
4 - NB medical offer a free webinar on telephone consulting - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
5 - HEE Covid-19 response via the HEE website
Special Covid-19 section on the HEE website that includes a number of sections for learners and is regularly updated.
6 - E-Learning resources
Training packages will be re-designed to be role specific of e-learning resources in response to the pandemic that can be used by both the NHS and Social Care workforce.
7 - Returning Clinicians - england.nhs.uk WEBSITE
8 - Public Health England guidance for Coronavirus - GOV.UK WEBSITE
Latest Covid-19 Updates
GP Tutor, Dr Terri Lovis has hosted a series of webinars with secondary care specialities to provide primary care updates on each area, clinical matters to be aware of regards COVID 19 presentations; pathways for SASH and discussion of new ways of working moving forward. These webinars have taken place from April to June 2020 every week. Following this series of COVID updates the webinars will continue on a monthly basis to allow continuing clinical updates for primary care clinical staff.
Returning to work / practice during Covid-19
- Unsure about what is expected of you as you return to work?
- Overwhelmed with all the guidelines you need to read?
- Have any concerns about returning?
This webinar series will help GPs, ANPs, PAs and GP trainees return to work.
GP Trainees and GP trainers should access all three webinars.
Qualified primary care staff without responsibility for a GP Trainee should access Sessions A and B.