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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. Health checks submissions
  2. Good work Project 
  3. Extended Access GP shifts from April 2021
  4. Community gynaecology clinics
  5. Training for PCN staff: New dates added
  6. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  7. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For Action
Health checks submissions 

As we have previously communicated, following discussions with Sheffield City Council it has been agreed that the current NHS Health Checks contract will come to an end as of 30 April 2021. Contract extensions were previously agreed to this date and we are aware that practices are still been submitting activity claims for this period.
 
The last submission date for all health check submissions for contract year 2020/2021 will be the Saturday 15 May 2021. No payments will be made for submissions made after this date.
 
Please can practices aim to ensure that all submissions are submitted monthly leading up to this so that you are up to date. Please find enclosed the most up to date toolkit and guidance for both SystmOne and EMIS to support.
 
In light of the benefits many practices derive from Health Checks, we plan to work with the Council to ensure funding in this area is maintained whilst the council do further market testing ahead of procurement for a new contract to begin in April 2022. 


Thank you for your cooperation and continued support. If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing pcs.healthchecks@nhs.net.
Health checks tool kit
EMIS Guidance
SystmOne Guidance
For information
Good Work Project

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Integrated Care System (ICS) is committed to levelling up Individual Placement and Support (IPS) provision across the region to ensure equitable and consistent access to employment opportunities for people with severe mental illness (SMI). Currently there is limited support available for people with SMI and there are gaps in existing services supporting people with mild to moderate mental health issues. NHS England has launched transformation funding to support the national expansion of IPS services and the Good Work Project is part of this.

The project is open to anyone who is currently on their GPs SMI register. COVID-19 has restricted access to services and one of the most effective and safest way to get information to patients is through text messaging by GPs to eligible patients. This method was utilised with great success during the Working Win (Health Led Employment Trial), and it has been agreed with Sheffield CCG that this method can be replicated for this programme.

Further information about the Good Work Project can be found on our website or by emailing pcs.research@nhs.net
REMINDER: Extended Access GP shifts from April 2021 

We are pleased to confirm the continuing arrangements for Extended Access from 1 April 2021. They are essentially a continuation of the terms agreed between PCS and practices in relation to the 2019-2021 contract.
 
Highlights
 
Practices providing GP cover for Hub sessions will receive £3 for each registered patient as at January 2021, these will be spread into 4 equal payments as below:
  • Practices providing GP cover for Hub sessions will receive £3 for each registered patient as at January 2021, these will be spread into 4 equal payments made at the end of each quarter (30 June, 30 September and 31 December 2021 and 31 March 2022). 
  • Practice rotas will continue to be shared by Service Coordinators monthly in advance.  The April rota will be sent out this week. 
  • To assist practices, shifts will ordinarily be spread evenly over the course of the year, i.e. a target number of shifts each quarter. 
  • Wherever practicable, practices will be allocated shifts in nearby Hubs. 
If your practice participates in this scheme presently, you do not need to do anything further. We will roll over our contract until 31 March 2022 automatically.
 
If you would like to join the scheme, or if you have any questions, please contact andrea.hepden@nhs.net without delay.

Remember, you don’t need to provide GP cover in the Hubs in order for your patients to access the service. It is open to all registered patients in the city.
REMINDER: Community gynaecology clinics 
 
Our community gynaecology clinic is still providing routine appointments with Dr Paul Davies, a GP at Firth Park and experienced O&G specialist, these clinics take place on Thursday mornings at The Flowers Health Centre.
 
Procedures available at the community gynaecology clinic include:

·     pipelle biopsy
·     IUS fit for menorrhagia (+/- biopsy)
·     cervical polyp removal
·     first fit ring pessary
 
All referrals should be made via eRS to the ‘PCS community gynaecology service’ using the prescribed forms.
Cervical Polyp Protocol Form
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Referral Form
Interpractice Ring Pessary Referral Form
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.
Health and Safety+ March 19th PM Session
CPR/AED March 24th AM Session
CPR/AED March 24th PM Session
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. 

 
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