Oxfordshire Primary and Community Care is working together to deliver a response the coronavirus challenge. We have put together a list of resources covering:
- Oxfordshire Clarity TeamNet pages
- Daily Updates and information
- COVID-19 e-learning
- Looking after you and other colleagues
- Remote Consulting and Working From Home
Remote Assessment of Patients
Working From Home Tips
Below are some guides and useful links to help you if you are working from home, or are treating patients remotely.
- GMC guide to remote consultations
- Using video consultations – a two minute video on the successful deployment of video consultation in primary care
- Best webcam for video consults
- Video consultation tips for GPs – a 10 minute video with some tips for GPs
- How to use AccuRx – video tutorial
There have been an enormous amount of new resources added to Clarity TeamNet over the last few weeks. These pages include key information such as:
- Patient Care during coronavirus and what is CALM?
- Infection Control for CALM Clinics and General Practices
- Infection Control for Home Visiting and CALM Visiting Services
- End of Life care during COVID-19 pandemic
- CALM Services information for the North, City and South county regions
- Medication Management during COVID-19
- Staff Wellbeing page
All of this information can be accessed via the home page ‘Patient Care During Coronavirus’ within Clarity TeamNet: https://teamnet.clarity.co.uk/OXCCG/Topics/View/Details/e60274c3-d1ac-483f-8804-ab81012c005c. If you have any issues accessing this page please contact Hannah Tombs (firstname.lastname@example.org) at OCCG.
The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group have developed a specific daily bulletin to brief colleagues across the county. The information can be found here: https://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/staff-zone/primary-care-covid-19-information.htm
If you don’t already have log in details, creating an account is quick and simple using your NHS email address.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has worked with Future Learn to develop a new free to access online learning programme on COVID-19. On this course, you will learn the latest of what we know about COVID-19, presented by international experts. To access the course, please click here.
E-Learning for Healthcare have also produced a free e-learning module on COVID-19. To access this, please visit https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Catalogue/Index?HierarchyId=0_45016&programmeId=45016
This accelerated preceptorship guide for Health Education England, for use with newly qualified practitioners (NQPs) and Health Care Professionals (HCP’s) on the NMC Covid-19 temporary register in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guidance is focused on how health and care organisations pan-London can support newly qualified practitioners (NQPs) and health care professionals (HCPs) on the Covid-19 temporary register.
Training for GPs
Below is a link for the RTT sessions being run for the doctors returning to frontline patient facing work to support Covid-19.
These are aimed at doctors (trainees and consultants) who have been out of training / clinical work for some time, and are served as refresher sessions / updates on practice.
General Practice Nurses
Information and support for Nurses working within General Practice during Covid-19 complied by Helen Irvine and Julia Taylor and for wider circulation
M&K Updates have made the following books available to access for free, which will be helpful for treating COVID-19;
- Ward Based Critical Care: A Guide for Health Professionals
- Respiratory Care: Assessment and Management
- Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: Making It Easy
Oxford University Press have released an ebook for free to help with the COVID-19 response.
A COVID-19 Simulation Community is now live on the Future NHS Collaboration Platform. The forum is to encourage the health and care workforce to share experiences and examples of education and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the community by logging in or registering. https://future.nhs.uk/system/login?nextURL=%2Fconnect%2Eti%2FCovid19simulation%2FgroupHome
The Pharmaceuticals Advisors Group (PAG) have released a document outlining the potential roles and responsibilities of pharmacy professionals in primary care during the COVID pandemic. This information is designed to assist managers and practitioners to make the best use of their resources and skill mix.
Our NHS people are doing extraordinary things in the face of an extraordinary challenge, and so need an extraordinary level of support.
This is why the NHS nationally and locally has developed a range of wellbeing support to care for and protect all of our NHS people, whether at the front line or in supporting services.
So, from 10th April, all our NHS Colleagues will have access to a range of support (#OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Support) through one point of contact:
- a free wellbeing support helpline 0300 131 7000, available from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice – including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help
- a 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline – simply text FRONTLINE to 85258
- online peer to peer, team and personal resilience support, including through Silver Cloud, and free mindfulness apps including Unmind, Headspace Sleepio and Daylight
Other resources include
- Red Whale emotional and psychological survival guide
- Oxfordshire Mind have developed a range of useful resources for people who are self-isolating or social distancing
A free psychological first aid training course is now available for all NHS staff and volunteers who dealt with the public during the pandemic.
For Primary Care Staff, both Clinical and Non Clinical
The #LookingAfterYouToo individual coaching support offer for primary care staff is available for you, if you would like to talk to a highly trained and experienced coach to process your experiences and develop practical coping strategies during Covid-19.
Active Oxfordshire have created a webpage to help people stay active at home during this time, pulling together the most useful free resources that are available.
In this resource they have
- Tried to make it as clear and easy as possible for people to find what would be useful for them
- Pulled out trusted resources – including the wide range of NHS resources that are available in digital and printable formats that may be suitable to signpost to patients/clients
- Highlighted resources for adults, older adults, children, and adults with long-term conditions