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Vaccine Uptake resources using the MECC approach

The MECC SE network has produced resources on using the MECC approach to talk about the Covid-19 vaccine. The resources 1) Talking about having the Covid-19 vaccine video (10mins) and 2) Talking about the Covid-19 Vaccine signposting resource are to support anyone who may be talking with others about having the Covid-19 vaccine (e.g. frontline practitioners, volunteers, community and faith leaders, Covid-19 champions). The resources can be found on the HEE page by clicking here.

 

Welcome to the Covid-19 Resources Page

 

 

We have put together a list of resources covering:

  • COVID-19 e-learning
  • Looking after you and your colleagues
  • Remote Consulting and Working From Home

 

New e-learning module to support detection of early deterioration of patients with COVID-19

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with other NHS organisations, the West of England Academic Health Science Network, the Wessex Local Medical Committee and the TEL programme simulation and immersive technology team, to develop 2 free e-learning resources to support detection of early deterioration of patients with COVID-19.

The NHS @home e-learning programme consists of the COVID-19 Oximetry @home and COVID-19 Virtual Wards pathways, offering e-learning resources to enable people to be confidently monitored in community settings such as care homes.

New COVID Oximetry module

The NHS @home e-learning programme provides an overview of pulse oximetry and explains how to monitor oxygen levels at home or in a care home setting.

It is designed to be used alongside the NHS pulse oximetry documents.

People at high risk of becoming seriously unwell from Coronavirus are being provided with a pulse oximeter to monitor the oxygen levels in their blood at home for up to 14 days. This includes people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and includes people living in care homes.

A pulse oximeter is a small medical device that is put on the tip of the finger. By regularly monitoring oxygen levels it can be easier to spot if Coronavirus symptoms are getting worse and whether people need treatment or support.

People with COVID-19 may become very unwell if their oxygen levels fall too far. This e-learning provides an overview of pulse oximetry for carers, including how to take the measurements and how to tell others if they are worried.

More information, including access details, is available on the programme page.

New NHS COVID Virtual Wards e-learning module

The new COVID Virtual Wards (CVWs) e-learning module has been developed to support the non-registered workforce with monitoring of patients on CVWs in community settings.

The COVID Virtual Ward – introduction to monitoring e-learning resource explains who the patients are, how they are admitted, why monitoring is important, their role in monitoring, further considerations are also explored.  It is designed to be used alongside call scripts.

It is likely that systems will adopt their own approach in terms of delivery of care and as such this learning should be used in conjunction with local training and policies.

More information, including access details, is available on the NHS @home programme page.

 

COVID 19 Rapid Guideline Managing the long term effect of COVID 19 Guidance NICE

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng188

Overview | COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19 | Guidance | NICE

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing the long-term effects of COVID-19, often described as ‘long COVID’. It makes recommendations about care in all healthcare settings for adults, children and young people who have new or ongoing symptoms 4 weeks or more after the start of acute COVID-19.

www.nice.org.uk

 

 

COVID 19 Rapid Guideline Managing the long term effect of COVID 19 Guidance NICE

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng188

Overview | COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19 | Guidance | NICE

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing the long-term effects of COVID-19, often described as ‘long COVID’. It makes recommendations about care in all healthcare settings for adults, children and young people who have new or ongoing symptoms 4 weeks or more after the start of acute COVID-19.

www.nice.org.uk

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 e-learning

Take a look at the wide ranging list of elearning resources on COVID-19.  compiled by the HEE Knowledge Management team.

The RCGP has created a COVID-19 CPD Hub to support GPs in understanding and managing the coronavirus pandemic, with topics including diagnosis, ethics and keeping your practice safe. This hub will be updated daily with the latest developments and guidance.

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare have developed a Coronavirus elearning  programme which is free for all health and social care staff. The courses in the Coronavirus programme include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting, Resources for Staff being Up-Skilled or Redeployed (Nurses and AHPs), End of Life Care COVID-19, Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff and Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during Covid-19. More are being added all the time – see the complete list.

BMJ Learning is providing free access to its most relevant CPD online courses to update and refresh clinical knowledge for those supporting healthcare systems. BMJ Learning Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) includes nfection control and basic personal protective equipment as well as some for those returning to practice, and on wellbeing and self care during periods of increased stress.

eIntegirty have made  their Coronavirus e-Learning Programme available free of charge. This programme brings together quality-assured content from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the World Health Organization. The programme is suitable for those who are returning to the workforce to help during the current crisis.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has worked with Future Learn to develop a new free to access online learning programme on COVID-19. On this course, you will learn the latest of what we know about COVID-19, presented by international experts. To access the course, please click here.

E-Learning for Healthcare have also produced a free e-learning module on COVID-19. To access this, please visit https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Catalogue/Index?HierarchyId=0_45016&programmeId=45016

Preceptorship COVID-19

This accelerated preceptorship guide for Health Education England, for use with newly qualified practitioners (NQPs)  and Health Care Professionals (HCP’s) on the NMC Covid-19 temporary register in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance is focused on how health and care organisations pan-London can support newly qualified practitioners (NQPs) and health care professionals (HCPs) on the Covid-19 temporary register.

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/capitalnurse/back-clinical-practice/preceptorship-covid-19

Training for GPs

Below is a link for the RTT sessions being run for the doctors returning to frontline patient facing work to support Covid-19.   

 https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/doctors-training/supporting-doctors-returning-training-after-time-out/supportt-digital-online-resources

These are aimed at doctors (trainees and consultants) who have been out of training/clinical work for some time, and are served as refresher sessions/updates on practice.   

General Practice Nurses

Information and support for Nurses working within General Practice during Covid-19 complied by Helen Irvine and Julia Taylor and for wider circulation

https://www.flipsnack.com/WessexLEaD/doc-0160-17-04-20/full-view.html

Books

M&K Updates have made the following books available to access for free, which will be helpful for treating COVID-19;

Shared Learning

A COVID-19 Simulation Community is now live on the Future NHS Collaboration Platform. The forum is to encourage the health and care workforce to share experiences and examples of education and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the community by logging in or registering. https://future.nhs.uk/system/login?nextURL=%2Fconnect%2Eti%2FCovid19simulation%2FgroupHome   

Primary Care Pharmacy during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Pharmaceuticals Advisors Group (PAG) have released a document outlining the potential roles and responsibilities of pharmacy professionals in primary care during the COVID pandemic. This information is designed to assist managers and practitioners to make the best use of their resources and skill mix.

Primary care pharmacy during the COVID pandemic PCPA

MIMS have published a free learning plan which covers key recent prescribing developments in primary care, for GPs and nurses returning to practice during the coronavirus pandemic. As well as advice on COVID-19, the plan provides information on latest NICE guidance and recent changes to prescribing recommendations and clinical practice in key topic areas.

StudyPRN have made available a FREE COVID-19 Pandemic CPD resource, consisting of 10 ‘best of five’ style questions assessing your current knowledge of the condition. You will receive 1 hour of CPD on successful completion of this resource.

Trish Greenhalgh and others have published a Practice Note in BMJ to help those in general practice manage remote (telephone or video) COVID-19 consultations. In particular see the 1 page graphic on the last page.
(Ref Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care.  BMJ 2020;368:m1182 doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1182)

Lecturio have published an online lecture giving a brief background around the science of coronavirus.

Guidelines and evidence:

 

Looking After You and Your Colleagues

Our NHS people are doing extraordinary things in the face of an extraordinary challenge, and so need an extraordinary level of support.

This is why the NHS nationally and locally has developed a range of wellbeing support to care for and protect all of our NHS people, whether at the front line or in supporting services.

So, from 10th April, all our NHS Colleagues will have access to a range of support (#OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Support) through one point of contact:

  • a free wellbeing support helpline 0300 131 7000, available from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice – including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help
  • a 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline – simply text FRONTLINE to 85258
  • online peer to peer, team and personal resilience support, including through Silver Cloud, and free mindfulness apps including Unmind,  Headspace Sleepio and Daylight

Other resources include

A free psychological first aid training course is now available for all NHS staff and volunteers who dealt with the public during the pandemic.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-covid-19

For Primary Care Staff, both Clinical and Non Clinical

The #LookingAfterYouToo individual coaching support offer for primary care staff is available for you, if you would like to talk to a highly trained and experienced coach to process your experiences and develop practical coping strategies during Covid-19.

 

 

Remote Consulting and Working From Home

NHS England have released a guide on the Principles of Safe Video Consulting in General Practice

Working From Home Tips

Below are some guides and useful links to help you if you are working from home, or are treating patients remotely.

Remote Assessment of Patients

NHS England have released a guide on the Principles of Safe Video Consulting in General Practice

Telephone Triage

Video Consultations

General Info

Berkshire West Training Hub