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We want to make sure it is as easy as possible for you to contact us about our services.

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. Switching hub appointments 
  2. Request for expressions of interest from Clinicians and Admins
  3. Access to guidance SH Sheffield
  4. Swabbing for patients 
  5. PLI Dates Updated 
  6. Training event: Watch Now
  7. Training for PCN staff: New dates added
  8. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  9. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For Action

Switching hub appointments between EMIS and S1

Hub appointments are generally made available proportionately to SystmOne and EMIS practices (70/30 respectively). It’s important appointments are utilised whenever possible, especially now it’s really busy.

This is a reminder that if all EMIS or SystmOne appointments are filled, it is possible to request a spare slot be converted, e.g. if there are no EMIS appointments available, a spare SystmOne appointment may be converted if available, or vice versa.

Please call our service coordination team to request a conversion on 0114 322 3110. If you have any issues, please contact Lindsay.andrews-barber@nhs.net

Request for expressions of interest from clinicians and administrators
 
The Primary Care at Scale team has been asked by the CCG to look at what it might be able to offer in relation to a primary care led at scale Covid-19 vaccination site. We are in the early stages of planning this to support cohorts 10-12. If commissioned, it could run in the evenings and at weekends.

 
If you or other clinicians and administrators are interested in forming part of a potential vaccination team, please contact cara.brazier@nhs.net to express your interest.

For Information

Accessing sexual health guidance through Sexual Health Sheffield

Following feedback we have been asked to provide some clarity around the ways in which practices can obtain sexual health guidance and advice through the Sexual Health Sheffield service. 

Urgent guidance on STI’s and complex contraception queries
Please contact STH switchboard on 0114 271 1900 and ask to bleep the GUM doctor.

Non-urgent guidance on STI’s and complex contraception queries
GPs should call the Single Point of Access (SPA)
0114 226 8888 who will take their details and arrange for a STH clinician to call them back. 

Response from STH is normally within 24-48 hours. 

Non-urgent clinical guidance for LARC (coils and implants) and general contraception advice 
Email pcs.sexualhealth@nhs.net providing 
•    Clinician name & contact number
•    Details of query (including patient age/ sex/ any historic problems which may need to be considered by our clinician upon response)

Note that we are not able to offer urgent clinical guidance for LARC as availability of our sexual health clinicians is unpredictable due to their clinical commitments.

Response to queries from PCS is normally within 24-48 hours. 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the team on pcs.sexualhealth@nhs.net.

Swabbing for patients who attend hot hub appointments

Following feedback and to help protect capacity for those who need to be seen face-to-face for symptoms (not just for testing), we are asking that patients requiring a COVID test are encouraged to book one by either calling 119 or booking an appointment online, rather than being booked into a hot hub appointment. 

The hot hubs will continue to offer COVID swabs to patients attending who meet the referral criteria and where there is clinical benefit. This is done to minimise journeys for patients who should be self-isolating with symptoms of COVID and also to assist in swabbing of those patients who would otherwise have difficulty accessing a Tier 2 centre.

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Practice Learning Initiative dates 

A reminder that physio colleagues will be taking time out of day-to-day service delivery  to attend service specific training as part of the citywide Protected Learning Initiative (PLI).

Physio colleagues will be taking part in the PLI on the following afternoons 
  • Tuesday 11th  May
  • Friday 11th June
The time will be used for team briefing, audit process  and service improvement projects. 

Training: Progestogen Only Contraceptive Methods Event Recording


Yesterday PCS hosted a training event presented by Dr Prajnasri Tracey Dibble, Associate Specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health. This is now able to watch if you were unable to attend.
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 May 17th AM Session
CPR/AED May 28th PM Session
Fire Safety
Fire Safety April 21st AM Session
Fire Safety May 13th PM Session
Fire Safety May 27th PM Session
Fire Safety June 10th PM Session
Fire Safety June 24th PM Session
Health and Safety+ 
Health and Safety+ April 30th PM Session
Health and Safety+ May 17th PM Session
Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Safeguarding Adults May 14th AM Session
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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