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06 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
22 Nov 2019
Independent Age will be leading the Reconnections pilot in Barking & Dagenham and Havering
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
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families may need
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
#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.
05 Nov 2019
From December 2019 London will have a new cervical screening service. You will need to generate an electronic request form via our on-line ordering system tQuest.
01 Nov 2019
Probable case of Hepatitis A in a child attending Parkhill Infants School, Redbridge
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 Oct 2019
The toolkit covers topics such as overcoming challenges and supplier system functionality and will support GP practices, clinicians and primary care networks to successfully adopt and integrate online consultations into a comprehensive primary care offering.
29 Oct 2019
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is hosting an event to celebrate 100 years of professional pride on the anniversary of the Nurses Registration Act 1919. Taking place at St Thomas’ Hospital
24 Oct 2019
Please download the briefing note from PHE.
23 Oct 2019
It has been brought to our attention that patients may be targeted by this latest flu jab fraud scam. The fraudster’s aim is to trick unsuspecting patients, particularly the elderly or more vulnerable patients, into handing over their bank card details by claiming to be taking a nominal payment for a flu jab.
22 Oct 2019
Staff can access support 24/7 through a dedicated phoneline and a crisis text service available through the night.
22 Oct 2019
From October 2019 Barts Health will be rolling out the digitalisation of the inpatient nursing documentation as the first phase of the WeConnect programme.
11 Oct 2019
It is important that you book staff from your practice to be trained in the new system to ensure they know how the new ordering system works.
10 Oct 2019
From 15 October 2019 patients will be able to choose to receive NHS-funded in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).
09 Oct 2019
The BHR CCG Chairs have developed an exciting opportunity for Primary Care Networks across Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge to propose, develop and pilot new and innovative ways of working to improve the delivery and quality of primary care services to local people - the Pilot in Primary Care (PiP).
08 Oct 2019
At our recent AGM the three BHR CCG Chairs handed out several awards to practices to recognise the great work that is happening in our patch.
08 Oct 2019
As part of initiatives to tackle health inequalities, BHR CCG has developed a Local Incentive Scheme (LIS) which aims to support an increase in the number of completed annual physical health checks for people on the GP SMI (severe mental illnesses) QOF (Quality and Outcomes) register.
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.
27 Feb 2019
This is a reminder that all practices should now be ordering flu vaccines for their 2019/20 populations.
© 2019 NHS Havering Clinical Commissioning Group.