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SGPET Weekly Update - 13 July 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here GP Recruitment event 15th July - Our popular GP recruitment events of the past four years gave GPs and GP Trainees the chance to meet up and talk to a wide variety of Somerset practices all in one session. We have re-designed the...

SGPET Weekly Update - 6 July 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Changes to our website and this update. Please note from today our Anytime Learning Tutorials will be accessible from an Anytime Learning Page, rather than incorporated in our dated events list. This will hopefully make things...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 29 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Helpful BMJ Article - Throat and ear infections in children: URTI in the time of COVID-19. GP Recruitment event 15th July - We are going online: Our popular GP recruitment events of the past four years gave GPs and GP Trainees the...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 22 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Receptionist Training Slides - CHIS have developed some training slides for receptionists in response to a request for support on how we might reduce the number of children being turned away when they attend for immunisation too...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 15 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Paediatric Study Session, Wednesday 17th June 2020 - Unfortunately due to some last minute problems, some of the speakers are unable to present, however we will still be running the two sessions below. Please note these will count...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 8 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here • NEW Paediatrics Study Session. We unfortunately had to cancel this in person training day due to be held on the 22 April. However we are pleased to say we are going to be holding a Paediatrics Study Session on the 17th...

Covid Antibody Testing

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We are getting a few queries on how staff and their patients can now access antibody testing. This is not yet in place for Primary care in Somerset, a protocol and SOP is being developed by the system testing cell and further detail will...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - 1 June 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here We are disappointed that the annual June Yeovil Update course cannot take place at Yeovil Hospital Academy as planned next week. However, we are very pleased that some of the programmes contributors are able to run live Zoom...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 11 May 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Recovering after COVID19 - a practical guide for clinicians and commissioners Steve Holmes, GP in Somerset and PCRS Education Lead and Rob Stone, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset provide a practical...

Update Care Homes

All Clinical Directors Dear Clinical Directors Just as a Heads up for your information we are putting the following in the update this Friday CARE HOMES AND CV19. Richard Vautrey of the GPC said that NHSE had backed away from contractual change and agreed with the BMA that most practices are...

SGPET COVID 19, Weekly Update, Mon 4 May 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here All that coughs is not Covid gives advice from Dt Steve Holmes , Shepton Mallet GP and education lead for the UK's Primary Care Respiratory Society, about how to assess the respiratory impact of Covid and how to distinguish it and the...

Letters to Patients removed from Shielded List

All Senior Partners and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues We are aware that a number of practices have been unable to find the letter that NHS digital alluded to in a recent update, we have now been sent this and the letter can be found here Kind Regards Ji Jill Hellens Executive...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update - Mon 20 April 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here Shielding vulnerable patients from Covid-19, RCGP slide set module update April 20th Support and educational group meetings SGPET is working with the LMC, Somerset Training Hub and Somerset GP Career Plus to ensure that everyone in...

SGPET COVID 19 Weekly Update, Tues 14 April 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here The Roth Score: DO NOT use in primary care (update 2/4/2020) Some emerging protocols have recommended use of Roth Score to assess shortness of breath over the telephone but updated advice now from Professor Greenhalgh at the Centre of...

EMIS information - GP Connect and COVID Clinical Assessement Service (CCAS) information

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Hope you have all managed to get some rest over the Easter weekend Apologies the EMIS guide was not included in the weekly update article, it is now attached for reference, Please do direct any questions about this to the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 10th April 2020

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here General Practices' Alert State Opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday Central Alerting System: Shielding - GP Practices Guidance on how to access PPE Yeovil Hospital up date for primary care...

Primary Care Support from Secondary Care for Acutely Unwell Adults

Sent to all Somerset GPs and PMs Dear Colleagues Attached are the finalised documents from the CCG detailing how primary care is able to access consultant support for routine advice, urgent specialist advice, admission support and support in discussion around escalation or admission. Kind...

COVID-19 testing for Primary Care staff including Form

All Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses Dear Colleagues In case you missed this in the CCG update details of Testing Primary care below, please also find the assessment form attached The Somerset system has been working hard to put in place testing for colleagues for COVID-19....

Zoom Support Calls (password required)

All Somerset Practice Managers (From Yvonne Vigar) Dear Practice Manager, Just a reminder that there will be a zoom call for anyone wishing to join, from Tuesday at 11am. Where possible these will be held every Tuesday and Thursday over the coming weeks but will be reviewed according to...

Zoom Support Calls

All Somerset Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Hope you are all well The feedback given on the recent survey showed that many of you would like face to face group support. Yvonne Vigar has therefore set up a series of these over the coming weeks that you can join via zoom. Yvonne is...

GP-preparedness-update-letter-27-march-2020

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Apologies if you are receiving this letter twice but it appears from the e mails that we are receiving many of you haven't. it includes a lot of useful information including Easter opening Stay well Kind Regards Jill Jill...

Coronavirus: action plan-A guide to what you can expect across the UK

A guide to what you can expect across the UK

Covid 19 BMA Advice and Resources for General Practice

BMA Covid19 Site Covid 19 Whats new

Covid 19 Government webpage

covid 19 Government page

Covid 19 LMC&CCG advice, and online education

Covid 19 National Guidance

BMA BMA Covid Page 10 August 2020 More Accurate General Practice Data 20 July 2020 Covid19: Toolkit for GPs and GP practices 23 June 2020: Trust GPs to lead: learning from the response to COVID-19 within general practice in England 02 June 2020: BMA GPC England Summary of NHSEI SOP v3 29...

Covid-19 Death Certification and Cremation

Latest Covid19 Waste Management Guidance, updated 16 Sept 2020

Latest Covid19 Waste Management Guidance, updated 16 Sept 2020

LMC & CCG Local Guidance

Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters Children Returning to School (LMC Template letter) Managing acutely unwell children in covid-19 outbreak Somerset Primary Care Guidance during the Covid 19 Pandemic (this link will direct you to a new page where you will need to be...

National COVID19 online education

The QNI has developed several online resources to support community nurses and nursing students who work with carers. The QNI's interactive toolkit includes learning resources for: District Nurses General Practice Nurses ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ School Nurses ​​​​​​​ (includes information about young...

New and returning nurses administrating Prostap

With many new and returning nurses administrating Prostap, Takeda Uk Limited thought it useful to provide a link to the online administration video. Prostap administration video - https://prostapdcs.co.uk/professional/the-device/administration/ Additional Prostap resources including access to...

Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) on line resources to support community nurses and nursing students who work with carers

The QNI has developed several online resources to support community nurses and nursing students who work with carers. The QNI's interactive toolkit includes learning resources for: District Nurses General Practice Nurses ​​​​​​​ School Nurses ​​​​​​​ (includes information about young...

Somerset LMC Special Edition Newsletter - Spring 2020 Issue 215

Issue 215 - Special Edition Newsletter

Support and Resilience Tips for Somerset Practice Managers

Professional Wellbeing Tips Natural antidepressants - SSRIs of the non-drug variety ( strategy, strengths, resources, insights) Presentation Worksheet The Happiness Advantage - The Power of Positive Psychology Presentation Worksheet Personal and Team Resilience Presentation Worksheet...

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