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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. PCN Employment Agreements
  2. Swabbing for patients 
  3. Transfer in hours hot hub from Darnall
  4. PLI Dates
  5. Training for PCN staff: New dates added
  6. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  7. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For information
PCN Cost Sharing Agreements

PCS has today written to all PCN clinical directors and PCN managers to share the new template Cost Sharing Agreement that has been developed with PCNs and LMC. 

Primary Care Sheffield has facilitated the creation of the Cost Sharing Agreement in response to feedback from PCNs looking to create an effective vehicle allowing them to employ staff directly. 
Read the letter to PCNs

Swabbing for patients who attend hot hub appointments

In response to the growing number of patients presenting for a COVID swab only at our HOT Hub sites,  we would like to inform all booking practices that a COVID swab will only be offered to patients attending hot hubs when there is  ​a clinical benefit to do so. 

Please do not book appointment for patients expecting a swab because the Hot Hub GP may not be able to offer one.

Hot hub has not replaced swabbing via other services such as by calling 119 or booking an appointment online. Swabs done via Tier 2 centre will link into the NHS Test and Trace service. 

Swabbing commenced at the hot hubs to minimize 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; for example: patients who need public transport to access swabbing sites; or the vulnerable, elderly patients with difficulty accessing swabbing sites or those patients who do not have internet access to book appointments on line, etc.   

The PCS swabbing service is for key workers and teachers and these are booked through the PCS booking system (use the link below)

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Transfer of in hours hot hub provision from Darnall to Sloan Medical Centre

Building works at Darnall Primary Care Centre have impacted our ability to continue provision there, and so additional sessions will be put on at Sloan Medical Centre during the day and in evenings if necessary.  This is in addition to regular sessions at Flowers Health Centre.  We will also review the taxi provision if these changes have an adverse impact on travel for patients.
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 dates in April, May and June.
  • Monday 12th April
  • Wednesday 12th May
  • Friday 11th June.
The time will be used for team briefing, audit process  and service improvement projects. 
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 April 4th PM Session
CPR/AED April 9th AM Session
Fire Safety April 21st AM Session
Moving & Handling Clinical April 21st AM Session
Health and Safety+ April 30th PM 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. 
 
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 tests for your team

We continue to be able to turnaround the majority of PCR test in our Sheffield Community Testing Service within 24 hours. Please use this service to access COVID-19 tests for your team members.

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

Book a test: using the button below. 

 
Book test
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