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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. Swabbing for patients 
  2. Free Condoms for Primary Care Services
  3. Training for PCN staff: New dates added
  4. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  5. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For information

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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Free condoms for primary care services
 
Sexual Health Sheffield recently received a large donation of free condoms that they’re keen to share with other services across the city ahead of lockdown restrictions lifting.
 
They are durex condoms which expire in the summer of 2021 and they have over 150 boxes (approx. 2000 condoms in each box) available. Unfortunately this does not include lube or the individual envelopes for distribution.
 
If you would like to take up this offer, please contact matt.harrison1@nhs.net at Sexual Health Sheffield or a PCS colleague on pcs.sexualhealth@nhs.net , who will be able to organise for delivery to practices or collection from one of our sites.
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 April 9th AM Session
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. 
 
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-19 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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