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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. Health checks submissions
  2. Clover Practice: move away from joint contract
  3. Training for PCN staff: New dates added
  4. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  5. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For Action
Reminder 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
Health checks tool kit
EMIS Guidance
SystmOne Guidance
For information

Clover Practices: move away from joint contract

As you will be aware, Sheffield Health and Care Trust (SHSC) and Primary Care Sheffield (PCS) took on the contract for the Clover Group of practices in April 2016 to avoid closure of the practices and delivery a quality improvement programme.

The decision was taken two years ago by both organisations that day-to-day running of the practices should be led by PCS because of its expertise in delivering primary care services. There was subsequently agreement that a process be started to explore handing over the full contract to Primary Care Sheffield. This process has involved discussions with the commissioners and an ongoing consultation with all the staff involved.

The commissioners have now agreed in principle that this contractual change can happen from the 1 April 2021. However the detail is still being finalised. We will keep you all updated as the discussions continue.

Although we don’t believe there will be any impact on services or patient care we know that there may be other practices might have questions so please contact Lynsey Hughes if there is anything you would like to raise with us.

Email Lynsey Hughes
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. 

Book test
Save testing contact details to your outlook
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