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16 Jan 2020
As part of the neonatal hep B programme, a failsafe process has been developed which involves the CHIS (Child Health Information System) following up practices where vaccinations are missed or delayed.
16 Jan 2020
This half-day update will enable collaboration and refresh knowledge.
15 Jan 2020
Towards the end of last year, BHRUT had been experiencing issues with responding to Urology A&G requests. The service has confirmed that they have now responded to all open requests, however, they need time to put in place sustainable processes.
15 Jan 2020
A final report summarising the findings from their consultation on this proposed move was published on Monday 13 January 2020.
14 Jan 2020
The Faster Diagnosis Standard for Cancer will be introduced across London in April 2020. This means that Trusts are required to work to this Standard and to inform all patients, referred under urgent suspected cancer pathway, whether they have cancer or not, within 28 days of the referral.
13 Jan 2020
BHRUT has been reviewing what King George and Queen’s hospitals should look like in the future.
13 Jan 2020
BHRUT has been reviewing what King George and Queen’s hospitals should look like in the future.
02 Jan 2020
Please find details of the community catch up clinics where residents and patients can attend if they have missed any of their school aged vaccinations and flu vaccinations.
31 Dec 2019
NELFT provide a mental health assessment service for adults aged 18 to 65 that need to access community mental health services. The team provides an initial mental health assessment .
31 Dec 2019
From the 1 January 2020, GPs and secondary care will be able to refer Redbridge patients who are 18+ and require one of the services provided by the Redbridge Respiratory team
27 Dec 2019
Currently Barts are using the Hologic panther analyser and will upgrade to the Roche Cobas analyser from 6 January 2020.
27 Dec 2019
Paediatric attendances across our area are currently very high and our Urgent Care Clinical Directors are working hard with our partners to address this. We urgently need your help to address this issue.
18 Dec 2019
GPs are asked to make sure they are following the gynaecology pathways that were developed under ‘Improving Referrals Together’ (IRT). These clinically developed pathways were jointly agreed between BHR CCGs and BHRUT, with appropriate red flags and compliance.
18 Dec 2019
A scheme that works to help older frail patients to be discharged safely and more quickly from our local hospitals is now working with care homes across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
17 Dec 2019
After a temporary pause, NHSE/I will be relaunching the cervical screening text reminder project across London region
05 Dec 2019
The post holder will be required to contribute to the primary care development work of the Clinical Effectiveness Group. This work will involve supporting local CCGs, GP Federations and Networks with on-going programmes, such as the Local Improvement Services and Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF) providing a range of training and education services to GP practices.
05 Dec 2019
Details on how a patient accesses the new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service for urgent supply of repeat medications when the GP practice is closed.
04 Dec 2019
A reminder to practices who have not completed their Edec.
04 Dec 2019
This month's edition covers CROUP and VEOID
29 Nov 2019
The tool supports GP providers to meet required IPC standards and provides assurance to commissioners
29 Nov 2019
As you are aware from next Monday December 2, 2019 all cervical screening samples across London will be processed and reported by Cervical Screening London (CSL)
28 Nov 2019
Over the last few months there has been a steady increase in patients referred on the gynae 2WW cancer pathway, where they do not meet the referral criteria. This is placing undue pressure on the team at BHRUT and delaying the pathway for patients who do need a speedy referral for potential cancer.
28 Nov 2019
It has come to light that some practices are delaying babies first vaccinations due to a delay in their 6 week check appointment. The national immunisation team have provided assurance that the 8 week vaccinations should be delivered on time even if the baby has not had their 6 week check.
26 Nov 2019
In line with Cabinet Office guidance on the conduct of public service business during a pre-election period, Camden CCG (as the lead commissioner) has agreed to pause the process until after the General Election on 12 December 2019.
26 Nov 2019
The NELFT Memory Service will host an A&G pilot which will run from now until January 2020. We will then review the pilot and plan to then extend the A&G service across older adults’ mental health services and adult mental health services.
22 Nov 2019
The Community Falls service is now accepting referrals from GPs, other healthcare services, residential homes and voluntary sector services in Redbridge
22 Nov 2019
Local community voluntary organisations are playing a huge role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local frail population’s health and well-being
22 Nov 2019
The Healthy Well workstream lead by Dr Usman Khan, is currently developing the BHR Prevention Offer for older people and frail in our local area
22 Nov 2019
Independent Age will be leading the Reconnections pilot in Barking & Dagenham and Havering
22 Nov 2019
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families may need
22 Nov 2019
Our End of Life strategy document for BHR sets out our intentions as partners to transform our end-of-life and palliative provision for the local population
22 Nov 2019
#StopThePressure day is raising awareness of pressure ulcers, and improving efforts to prevent them
21 Nov 2019
Local Redbridge GPs, led by Dr Shabana Ali, set up a stall outside Marks and Spencer in South Woodford on Tuesday (19 November), where they taught them how to measure their pulse rate to check for the symptoms atrial fibrillation.
19 Nov 2019
As this week is World Antibiotics Awareness Week, to support the national campaign, Can you remind your patients to use antibiotics responsibly.
18 Nov 2019
We have been advised of a supply issue with these two medicines, Advice is available for GPs and practices where patients are currently prescribed these medications.
18 Nov 2019
As you are aware there have been delays to the supply of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), Fluenz Tetra, that has affected both general practice and the schools programme.
14 Nov 2019
November 18-24 will mark this year's global Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Week, organised by the AF Association
13 Nov 2019
Havering care homes are now able to provide better, joined-up care for local people thanks to an award-winning partnership scheme between The Healthy London Partnership, Accenture and NHS Digital.
12 Nov 2019
In response to local health needs and national guidance, BHR CCGs and our local providers have reviewed the need to introduce an acute Diabetic Foot Care Pathway.
12 Nov 2019
Suttons Avenue Surgery is looking to recruit a practice manager
12 Nov 2019
As you will be aware, we have recently undertaken a North East London wide exercise to standardise our POLCE policy – this has been completed and the new, North East London Evidence Based Interventions Policy (NEL EBI), took effect from 1 Nov 2019.
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
30 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.
16 Sep 2019
Don’t forget to tell us what you think of our proposed continuing healthcare placements policy by 5pm on Monday 30 September.
12 Sep 2019
The national flu programme 2019/20 has now been published.
11 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.
20 Aug 2019
Lloyds Pharmacy is withdrawing the provision of its anticoagulation service from two locations in Havering.
14 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.
22 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.
10 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.
08 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.
04 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.
14 Jun 2019
We are pleased to inform you that BHRUT is now live with QFIT testing
03 Jun 2019
A detailed piece of work is being undertaken by the CCGs on the apparent imbalance between the number of CAMHS access issues
14 May 2019
These are exciting times for patients having digital access to GP records and services.
27 Mar 2019
The new BHR Minor Surgery DES enables practices to provide MS services for their own registered list and, if they chose, to receive referrals from other non-participating GP practices.
14 Mar 2019
The workshop is aimed at non-clinical general practice staff, and will equip and empower them to raise cancer awareness in their community.
14 Mar 2019
SilverCloud is a digital option for therapy that gives patients greater choice and is an additional resource alongside existing methods of delivering Talking Therapies.
05 Mar 2019
The NHS App was launched in Havering on Monday 25 February 2019, and available for patients to download from the Apple App store and Google Playstore.
28 Feb 2019
A recent review of the latest available published FFT data (relating to December 2018) showed that over half of Havering CCG’s practices (64%) hadn’t submitted any data.
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