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30 Oct 2020
As you will know, local people are currently experiencing lengthy waits for non-urgent blood tests.
28 Oct 2020
Dr Fahad Farooqi - Lead Consultant Cardiologist from BHRUT provided chest pain training.
21 Oct 2020
Practices who have not yet registered for the national PPE portal which is now available to provide all Covid related PPE, free of charge to primary care.
20 Oct 2020
Update following the vote by GP members of the seven north east London CCGs on the proposals to form a new North East London CCG.
15 Oct 2020
As you will know, local people are currently experiencing lengthy waits for non-urgent blood tests
07 Oct 2020
To help support your conversation with at-risk patients
06 Oct 2020
Most of the services that were partial or fully suspended have now resumed and they are working to address any impacts of service full or partial closures.
29 Sep 2020
Practices have been sent the final LIS documentation, a change log to show the amendments made following feedback and a comparison document between the “offer” in BHR and that in City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
23 Sep 2020
NHS England have confirmed that we should be returning to business as usual and endeavouring to ensure that everyone over 14 years old with a learning disability is offered a health check this year.
23 Sep 2020
BHRUT are running a 4 week pilot from 28 September – 23 October from 9am - 5pm weekdays. During this period you will be able to speak to an ED consultant about specific patient cases, amongst other things.
23 Sep 2020
In light of the restrictions put in place due to COVID, the availability of lung function testing across the country is limited at the moment.
23 Sep 2020
All GPs are reminded that when referring a patient on the Urology 2WW pathway that the requirement is for an MRI request form, clearly marked “2WW”, to accompany all 2ww referrals forms.
16 Sep 2020
NELFT has established a dedicated email for GPs/practice staff (not patients) to use for requesting an urgent blood test for patients. Please use this dedicated provision for any high risk patients that require an urgent blood test
16 Sep 2020
As most of you will now be aware, Ette Chiwaka, passed away on 29 August 2020 following a very short and sudden illness.
14 Sep 2020
#DoingMyBit is the Havering Council’s public health campaign to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on public health and the local economy.
09 Sep 2020
The NHSmail Refresh involves moving NHSmail mailboxes from the current Exchange on-premise service into Exchange Online. This is to enable improvements now and in the future.
02 Sep 2020
Please take five minutes to complete this short survey. We want to gather information from BHR practices on workforce capacity in relation to flu immunisations.
02 Sep 2020
As part of the recovery of diabetic eye screening services, it has been agreed that patients that had a retinal screening grade of R0M0 (retinopathy zero, maculopathy zero; meaning no eye damage) can have their invitation delayed by a maximum of 12 months (24 months from their last attended retinal screening appointment).
27 Aug 2020
You are warmly invited to BHR CCGs’ joint 2020 virtual AGM on Thursday 24 September, from 1.30-2.30pm.
26 Aug 2020
The Hurley Group continues to provide post-operative care clinics at the Harold Wood Polyclinic building in Gubbins Lane.
26 Aug 2020
Following work with BHRUT, we are able to confirm that blood tests for children under 12 can now be booked with the Childrens’ Outpatients service at BHRUT. You do not need to contact a consultant paediatrician before making such a referral.
26 Aug 2020
The CCG and NELFT have agreed that A&G should be extended to mental health services as part of a much broader scheme of work to transform community mental health services.
19 Aug 2020
From Friday (21 August), NELFT will be relocating its phlebotomy service from Victoria Centre in Romford to the Long Term Conditions Centre (near to Harold Wood Polyclinic).
19 Aug 2020
Barking & Dagenham Primary Care Alliance (BDPCA) hosted a webinar with keynote speakers, Dr Adam Ainley - Respiratory Consultant Chest Clinic, King George Hospital and Dr Ramneek Hara - B&D Respiratory Lead and Clinical Director.
19 Aug 2020
This contains sections for professionals, parents/carers and young people and It can also be printed as a booklet.
17 Aug 2020
There is some anecdotal evidence that 50-64 year olds are trying to book in for flu vaccines and so the national flu comms lead has prepared some copy that GPs can use on websites etc that makes it clear that 50-64 year olds will not be vaccinated until November at the earliest, and only then if there is vaccine available.
10 Aug 2020
The North East London Cancer Alliance has made available 15 dermoscopes to BHR CCGs to test whether dermoscopy can help GPs assess skin lesions. They are looking for enthusiastic clinicians and GP practices to take part in the pilot.
10 Aug 2020
We have had reports of patients arriving for blood testing appointments without the printed copy of their test form. Please ensure all patients are provided with a paper blood form and are reminded to take this with them. The form is required in order to process a blood test.
05 Aug 2020
We are writing to share with you a number of supporting documents we have developed to both build on and bring together our vision for how we will work in partnership across north east London to provide the best health and care possible for our local populations.
04 Aug 2020
Apologies that we have been a little late updating on the LIS.
03 Aug 2020
This edition covers the youth violence commission final report and what is trauma informed care.
22 Jul 2020
Your feedback will help us work with the Trust to continue to improve this vital service and ensure we provide our patients with the best possible care in a timely way.
20 Jul 2020
Following a series of arrests in West Yorkshire this week, it has been identified that a large quantity of NERDS ROPE sweets containing cannabis oil have been industrially manufactured.
20 Jul 2020
The Trust had reported that the spoil rate of kits was quite high, with a number of bottles over filled, under filled or the labelling not correctly filled out. GPs were equally concerned by the numbers of rejected tests, and there has been a discussion about actions to ensure patient testing is improved.
01 Jun 2020
This Volunteers’ Week we want to say thank you to those in your practice who have given up their time, and gone out of their way to help us in north east London manage our response to coronavirus.
29 Apr 2020
In case you’re not all aware, there has been a new process brought in for GP practices to get their bank details changed on the SBS system for payment.
27 Mar 2020
We have received updates regarding the Cancer Alliance and a Q&A about people living with cancer during the current pandemic. You can download both of these on this page.
23 Mar 2020
This is a reminder that people in Barking & Dagenham and Havering have access to a community-based Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist service, provided by North East London Foundation Trust. This is in addition to the service in Redbridge, which went live earlier this year.
18 Mar 2020
Due to the recent increase in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and subsequent media coverage, we are aware that mental health difficulties within the community have also been on the rise
13 Mar 2020
Yesterday the government announced that they are moving from the containment to the delay phase of its plan to tackle coronavirus. This aims to delay and lower the peak impact of the virus.
13 Mar 2020
London Ambulance Service (LAS) are asking primary care to only consider the use of LAS for patient transfer as a last resort where all other options have been ruled out.
10 Mar 2020
A Charity Bike Ride and Golf day for patients and staff.
10 Mar 2020
Barts Health have been talking to community groups, patients and staff to hear their views on their emerging plans for the Whipps Cross Hospital redevelopment.
06 Mar 2020
The February edition of Paediatric Pearls has now been published.
06 Mar 2020
Do you currently send BHRUT faxes? If so, then please note that the Trust will be phasing out all of its fax machines by 31 March 2020.
07 Feb 2020
Our Joint Committee of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups agreed the final content of our written NHS continuing healthcare placements policy.
22 Jan 2020
Queen’s Hospital, King George Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital are currently under extreme pressure, exacerbated by the onset of cold and icy weather.
13 Jan 2020
BHRUT has been reviewing what King George and Queen’s hospitals should look like in the future.
31 Oct 2019
The blood testing departments at Queen’s and King George hospitals, and clinics in the community are open as usual. The strike action planned for this week (6-11 November) has been cancelled
29 Sep 2019
The consultation on our proposed continuing healthcare placements policy has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation, we appreciate you taking the time to comment.
15 Sep 2019
Don’t forget to tell us what you think of our proposed continuing healthcare placements policy by 5pm on Monday 30 September.
11 Sep 2019
The national flu programme 2019/20 has now been published.
10 Sep 2019
Public health bosses have confirmed that the NHS Health Checks programme is not being ‘scrapped’ in Havering – contrary to claims in a recent local media report.
19 Aug 2019
Lloyds Pharmacy is withdrawing the provision of its anticoagulation service from two locations in Havering.
13 Aug 2019
Everyone with an interest in the health of people who live, work and study in Havering is invited to comment on a new local health and wellbeing strategy.
21 Jul 2019
Age UK has announced the commencement of a series of classes designed to reduce the risk of falls for over 65s. Starting 23 July in Havering, and 24 July in Dagenham, the weekly events will cost just £3 per session.
09 Jul 2019
As you will be aware, BHRUT has significant capacity constraints in certain specialties, which have created considerable backlogs of patients on waiting lists.
07 Jul 2019
BHR CCGs has launched an online survey to seek feedback on our proposed written continuing healthcare (CHC) placements policy. We want to hear what you think of our proposed policy - your views will help us shape the final policy.
03 Jul 2019
Patients who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can attend a full-day group diabetes education session to help support them with understanding and managing their condition.
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