EPUT – Taking care of your mental health after Covid-19
A helpful booklet from the Psychologists at EPUT giving advice to patients on looking after mental health after Covid-19..
Public Health England
Revised and new IPC guidance that has just been published. – 20 August 2020
Please draw your attention to the update for vaccinations please see page 14:
In some clinical outpatient settings, such as vaccination/injection clinics, where contact with individuals is minimal, the need for single use PPE items for each encounter, for example, gloves and aprons is not necessary. Gloves and aprons are recommended when there is (anticipated) exposure to blood/body fluids or non-intact skin. Staff administering vaccinations/injections must apply hand hygiene between patients and wear a sessional facemask.
Essex Community Foundation (ECF)
ECF has launched the ‘Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme’, which exists to get help quickly to voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and are in need of emergency funding to keep services running.
Any money that is donated will be used to support groups in Essex through this difficult time. More information.
Department for Transport – HGV Medicals
Temporary change applies to drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020.
Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home
Suspension of appraisal and revalidation during Covid-19 pandemic: frequently asked questions
ESCB Statutory Partners
In light of COVID-19 and the current pressures on all of our services the ESCB website has a new dedicated Coronavirus webpage, which aims to provide a single point of access for anyone needing information and resources in relation to safeguarding children and young people.
These pages will outline any temporary changes to multi-agency safeguarding procedure and guidance. The Children and Families Service continue to prioritise support through continued contact with high risk child protection cases, our children-in-care and young people living in semi-independent accommodation. Given how quickly the situation is progressing the information detailed on this page will be reviewed and updated regularly.
The National Health Service (Amendments Relating to the Provision of Primary Care Services During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020
GMS emergency regs amendments March 2020
COVID-19 Primary Care bulletin
- Covid-19 Primary Care Bulletin 30 March 2020
Essex County Council
- Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care
South Essex GP Training Information Page
Coronavirus legislation about returning medical practitioners
- GMC writes to doctors who may be asked to help 20th March 2020
- Covid-19, Retired doctors returning to work 20th March 2020
- IMPORTANT AND URGENT Next Steps on NHS Response to COVID-19
Joint COVID guidance from GPC, RCGP and NHSEI
Guidance from CMO
- The management and shielding of patients COVID-19 21st March 2020
Doctors of the World Guidance (DOTW UK)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes 22 May 2020