Covid-19 - Operational Guidance for Restoration, Recovery & Innovation
As the current Covid-19 peak has passed and General Practice is looking to restore services to a new "normal", we have created a document to cover topics for consideration in this process.
We do need to be clear that in this current ever changing landscape, we will keep it as up to date as we possibly can, however bearing in mind how quickly the situation changes you are advised to check content before taking any actions.
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Time for Care - Covid Support
Do you want to embed the positive changes you have recently experienced? Have you got ideas for a new process and want to know how to get it started? Do you need help getting others engaged?
NHSE have experienced facilitators who are available and funded to help practices and PCNs to
- Accelerate the launch of new models in practices and PCNs
- Ensure new ways of working run smoothly, safely and sustainably
- Free up staff time to focus on the highest priorities
- Help practice and PCN leads to support their teams through rapid change.
There are currently 350 live projects working through at the moment. Examples are:
- Children’s vaccine administration drive-through scheme
- Planning for the flu campaign
- ‘We have quickly introduced total triage – how can we make sure we have done this thoroughly involving all our staff to make is efficient and safe for patients in an ongoing way’
- Planning for keeping the good parts of the recent changes of working and how to include the whole PCN
- Working through running a virtual planning meeting – providing a facilitated place for all opinions to be heard and an action plan worked through looking at the future
For more info please complete this expressions of interest form https://bit.ly/timeforcarecovid
The Self Care Forum are inviting submissions for examples of good practice and innovation around coronavirus initiatives. Winners will be given a £500 bursary. The closing date for entries is 31st July 2020
10 Leaps in a Pandemic
Jenny Partridge from Farnham Dene Medical Practice took part in some research carried out by the London South Bank University. This report has an interesting summary of healthcare professionals views of what has been learned from the pandemic experience to help us work in better ways going forward.