Nursing Newsletter – 29th May 2020

So 10 weeks into new ways of working…. You have all done an amazing job by being agile and adapting to the changes for the benefits of the patients.  This pace of change is unprecedented and we need to be mindful of the impact of this on ourselves and our families.  Be sure to be kind to yourselves and your colleagues.  Please see attached the health and well-being poster for more support available to NHS Staff.  I also attach a word document with some useful resources for primary are nurses.  This is an attempt to put all the plethora of information in one place.

 

North Central London Covid-19 GP website

For the latest information on Covid-19, primary care staff are asked to regularly check the North Central London Covid-19 GP website. If you or a colleague would like to subscribe or submit content to the twice-weekly NCL GP newsletter, please email: ncl.covid-19enquiries@nhs.net . Launched to improve how we communicate the fast-changing and large amount of guidance and information being shared, we hope you find them helpful. Barnet’s GP intranet will continue to be updated with local information.

 

Clinical Supervision – Fortnightly virtual group meetings

The sessions have been set up for the next 8 weeks and you should have received the MS Teams link for 3 June meeting at 1-2.30 pm.  If you have not received the link and would like to join, please email me at amitashah@nhs.net.  So far nurses who have attended have said that they would recommend to their colleagues.

 

ACP – Follow up sessions with Natalie Zhang

Thank you to those who have joined the Advanced Care Planning/Welfare Check session. In recognition that these conversations are very sensitive and challenging, the Barnet Training Hub would like to offer follow up sessions via Zoom so that in small groups (around 5 people) we can share our experiences, troubleshoot together and provide a safe learning environment to build up our skills collaboratively. This may be of particular interest to nurses who are considering developing a special interest in advance care planning. The sessions will be around 45 mins on a Thursday morning. Please contact us via kyra.rowlatt@nhs.net for booking.

 

Important NHSE/I NHSCSP cervical sample taking/programme update

As you are aware, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the London NHS Cervical Screening Programme was paused on/from 10th April 2020.  This was due to both operational purposes, whereby many colposcopy staff were redeployed to other areas within the Trust, some were isolating or shielding and also to minimise risk to patients.  NHS England & NHS Improvement are now working with NHSCSP providers to recovery the programme, and the attached letter is being circulated/distributed to NHSCSP sample taker providers in primary care, secondary and community settings.   The attached letter contains important information as to how the programme is to be recovered and some links to infection prevention and control guidance.

 

Belmatt Healthcare Training (BHT) offers

Belmatt Healthcare Training (BHT) are offering the following training at competitive prices and if you mention the code LMC10 you can access an extra 10% discount:  For more information use the contact details below.  www.belmatt.co.uk 0207 692 8709 Email: info@belmatt.co.uk

Don’t forget to mention the code LMC10 to get a reduction of 10% and if you do decide to access any of these courses, Please email ann.ayamah@lmc.org.uk . for more information.

 

Virtual Forum – 2 June 2020

We have invited a variety of speakers for this meeting. There are different links to join the various sessions so please do ensure you have registered using the appropriate links.  See attached forum agenda.

 

Hub Connections returns on Thursday 4th June 2020 at 10.00am to 11.50am.

The theme this time is the COVID-19 crisis. As we still expect to be under some sort of lockdown, we have decided to deliver this online via Zoom.  This event is open to the general public. Please click here to register.  Online registration is essential.

Please find the link for the Health Education England May newsletter for some weekend reading.

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