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If you need to speak to PCS about any of our services then click on the blue button below to find out how to get help.  Alternatively, you can book into one of our 'drop-in' sessions with Dr Andy Hilton and Nicki Doherty.
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In today's update we are covering:
  1. IUD Follow Up Letter
  2. Research into New Roles in General Practice
  3. Additional Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics from 8 June 2021
  4. Guidance on emergency contraception
  5. Boosting primary care representation amid NHS reforms
  6. Patients in need of emergency contraception 
  7. Extended Access (EA) hub usage report
  8. SH Virtual Training Event 
  9. Training for PCN staff: New dates added
  10. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  11. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For Action
IUD Follow Up letter

Following feedback in relation to management of patients presenting with complications post fit, we are providing some clear guidance to support practices in relation to this. This covers responsibilities for follow up treatment.
Read full letter here
Research into New Roles in General Practice

Can you help with research to understand how clinical supervision can support staff in new roles within General Practice teams? Researchers are looking to interview paramedics and nurses that are undertaking Advance Clinical Practice training for General Practice settings, as well as GPs involved in providing debriefing/supervision. Findings will inform guidance and support for roles recruited via the NHS Additional Roles Re-imbursement Scheme (ARRS). Each interview will require up to one hour of a practitioners time. All participants are eligible for an £80 gift voucher for taking part. Please click the links below for more information.
Recruitment letter
Patient information sheet
For Information
Additional Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics from 8 June 2021

The CCG and PCS agreed these arrangements on 17 May, kick-starting an intense period of mobilisation, including the recruitment of vaccine centre staff. Although our service has not been commissioned to undertake work to book or target specific populations, we are keen to work with the CCG, SCC and those PCNs who have decided not to continue with vaccination, to ensure the intended populations benefit. In the short term, our focus needs to be on getting the service open. Once we are established, understand the booking flows, and are confident the service comfortably fits in the payment per vaccine envelope, we wish to work with PCNs on initiatives to support their populations. Suggestions so far have included investment into their voluntary sector PCN colleagues, transport support, or pop-up clinics if uptake is particularly poor. We are producing a FAQ document, and will be in contact with those specific PCNs in due course to discuss options.   Anyone interested in working at the centre over the next 16 weeks (vaccinators, support staff and managers) should contact holly.reddish@nhs.net or call 07483 942623. The joint communication can be read in the link below.
Read in full here
Increasing the influence of primary care on NHS reforms

We are proud to be a founding part of the new national network of GP federations set up with NHS Confederation to boost primary care representation as the government drives through major NHS reforms. Our aim, to "create a strong and cohesive primary care voice at leadership level".
Read more here
Patients in need of emergency contraception
 
We have been asked to provide some clarification around how patients can access emergency contraception.
Download poster
Extended Access Hub usage by PCN
 
Latest breakdown of Extended Access hub usage covering April 2021. The report has been requested by PCNs to support understanding of hub usage and enable shared learning as we co-design the new extended access service. 
Read the report
Sexual Health Event 15th June 2021 reminder

PCS would like to invite you to a webinar session with Dr Sue Sitwell, Menopause Lead, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The event will take place live online via Zoom on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 7.00pm and the agenda is listed below:
 
Agenda:
7:00 - Introduction & initial discussion
7:10 – Background information – What is menopause
7:20 – Genitourinary syndrome of the menopause
7:50 – Q&A session
8:00 – Final discussion and close of training
Sign up to event here
Training for PCN staff: New dates added

Register below for free CPR and fire safety training sessions which are available to any PCN-employed staff. These sessions are provided by Primary Training Solutions.

We have added two new courses:
 
Health and Safety+ this session encompasses Health and Safety, Information Governance, Infection Control (non-clinical), and Moving and Handling (non-clinical) content. This newly-developed course offers the benefit of combining four mandatory training courses into one comprehensive session. 

Moving and Handling Clinical (especially recommended for clinical staff) this course will be delivered face-to-face and provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.
 
Places are offered on a first-come first-served basis, however if your choice of date is fully booked please add your details to the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available. This course will be delivered via the Zoom platform so all booked staff must have appropriate equipment (computer/laptop with microphone and camera)

Please note that we continue to offer the CPR sessions 'in person' in line with national guidance. These sessions will follow the government's COVID-19 secure guidelines in full.

Please contact pts.clientcontact@gmail.com for any further info you may require.
CPR/AED 
CPR/AED June 8th PM Session
CPR/AED June 23rd AM Session
CPR/AED June 23rd PM Session
Fire Safety
Fire Safety June 10th PM Session
Fire Safety June 21st PM Session
Health and Safety+ 
Health and Safety+ June 25th PM Session
Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Safeguarding Adults June 2nd PM Session
Safeguarding Adults June 21st PM Session
Safeguarding Children Level 2
Safeguarding Children June 8th AM
PCS 'drop-in' sessions

The PCS team is always keen to hear about anything you would like to raise with us in the way of feedback or any ideas you may have on how we might shape things going forwards. 
 
Dr Andy Hilton and Nicki Doherty keep a lunch time 'drop in' slot available in their diary on Wednesday (Andy) and Friday (Nicki).  If you would like to catch-up with them in one of those, please simply click the button below, and we will get back to you to arrange that.

Please note that these 'drop-in' sessions are in addition to the 1:1 meetings we have been arranging with practices.
 
PCS drop-in slot request
Booking COVID / Confirmatory PCR test following a positive lateral flow tests for your team
 
Please use this service to access COVID tests for your team members when they are either symptomatic or require a confirmatory test following a positive lateral flow test .

Download: Ask staff to save the contact details so they can easily access the service when needed.  

Book a test: using the button below. 

 
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