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Coronavirus

 

Message from our Chair - Chris Humphris

 

We know that so many of you reading this will be working incredibly hard to contribute to the health services’ response to the Coronavirus pandemic challenge. I just wanted to let you know that on behalf of the Community Hospital Association we are thinking of you, and will do anything that we can to help you in your work.

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Statement from our GP Director - David Seamark

 

Recent research has demonstrated that community hospitals are greatly valued by the local community and provide safe and efficient care for patients as shown in my recent letter in the BMJ. Over the next few months the community hospitals of the UK and their staff will be ready to play their part in this unfolding pandemic.

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Whats Happening in Community Hospitals - Coronavirus

 

Please go to the:

Blog for examples of how community hospitals are contributing.  

News for the latest stories and developments

Forum for questions and answers with colleague

Newsletter for our latest summary of the news

..............and continue scrolling for important resources.

 

 

 

Resources - Coronavirus

 

The Resources section has been compiled by Evelyn Prodger and colleagues on behalf of the CHA.  Please let us know if you have any other resources that would be useful to members and our network.   If you would like to contact us please send an email to: infocommunityhospitals@gmail.com  

Information is also on:        Twitter: @CommHospUK          Linkedin: Community Hospitals Association         Facebook: Community Hospitals Association

 

 

Apps

Covid Symptom Tracker

 

The program has been shared thousands of times via WhatsApp and other social-media platforms.   Created in just three days by researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals and King's College London university, in conjunction with the nutrition advice start-up Zoe, it has already reached 750,000 downloads and, according to its developers, is being installed at a rate of 50,000 times an hour.  The app was the brainchild of Prof Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiologist at King's College, who has specialised in the genetics and medical histories of twins for the past 25 years.Its creators aim to deliver insights into why some people get the disease more severely than others.  They also hope to create a map showing where outbreaks are happening and help distinguish cases from those of the common cold.

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GOV.UK Coronavirus app

 

The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

 

WHO App

 

World Health Organisation whatsapp link for instant updates such as: latest numbers, protect yourself, your questions answered, news and press etc.  Copy and paste this link takes you to their page with details of how to join the whatsapp group.

https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/who-health-alert-brings-covid-19-facts-to-billions-via-whatsapp

 

 

 

National 

 

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access, without logging in*, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including those working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care.      https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/

 

Up to date information on Covid 19 including latest guidance and tracker https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Information and guidance https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

 

Information and guidance from the GMC https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/coronavirus-information-and-advice/our-guidance-for-doctors

 

Information and guidance from the NMC https://www.nmc.org.uk/

 

Information and Guidance from the HCPC https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/

 

Information and guidance from the Royal College of GPs https://www.rcgp.org.uk/policy/rcgp-policy-areas/covid-19-coronavirus.aspx

 

Information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society https://www.rpharms.com/

 

Information from the Resuscitation Council https://www.resus.org.uk/

 

Information from NICE https://www.nice.org.uk/covid-19

 

Information from CQC https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/providers/coronavirus-covid-19-information

 

Clinical

 

Information on the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment ReSPECT https://www.resus.org.uk/respect/

 

Guidance and resources from Hospice UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/clinical-and-care-support/coronavirus-guidance

 

Information from the European Association for Palliative Care  https://www.eapcnet.eu/publications/coronavirus-and-the-palliative-care-response

 

Information, guidance and resources for the MDT from the Royal College of Anaesthetists https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/news/new-covid-19-clinical-guidance-website-launched-anaesthetists-intensivists

 

Information and guidance from the Infection Prevention Society https://www.ips.uk.net/

 

Information from the Social Care Institute for Excellence  https://www.scie.org.uk/

 

Information from SIGN https://www.sign.ac.uk/

 

Information from the National Outreach Forum  for Critical Care Outreach and Rapid Response Teamshttps://www.sign.ac.uk/

 

The Royal College of Pathologists   RCPath COVID-19 resources hub

 

British Society of Gastroenterology   British Society of Gastroenterology COVID guidance and advice

   

British Thoracic Society   British Thoracic Society COVID-19 guidance for the respiratory community

     

Health Protection Scotland  Health Protection Scotland 

    

Public Health Wales   Public Health Wales 

     

Northern Ireland Public Health Agency  Northern Ireland HSC Public Health Agency 

     

Imperial College London MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis report on results of epidemiological modelling, which has informed policymaking in the UK and other countries.

  

Royal College of Physicians COVID-19: An expert update for doctors. Webinar. Talks start 35 minutes into recording. 

 

Worldometer brings together estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from sources including the United Nations Population Division, World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. They summarise the current data on the mortality rate of

COVID-19: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/

 

Guidance on Telemedicine using Skype    https://blogs.bmj.com/spcare/2020/03/15/using-skype-during-pandemic-isolation/

 

 

E-Learning

 

NHS Heath Education England have produced an e-learning programme which is a free programme for health & social care staff includes key materials to help the workforce respond. Content is being added regularly

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/

 

Respiratory education e-learning package for COVID-19 by Gloucestershire GHNHSFT - eLearning

https://www.nhsglos.com/nlms/Respiratory/RespCareShell.html

 

 

 

Global Resources

 

 

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment - Latest Publication Lessons from China

https://america.cgtn.com/2020/03/18/zhejiang-hospital-launches-handbook-of-covid-19-prevention-and-treatment

 

European Centre for Disease Prevention 6th update

https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.10.2003121

 

 

 

Research and commentary

 
Health Infection Society  HIS journals COVID-19 research and commentary
 
Lancet    Lancet COVID-19 resource centre
 
British Medical Journal  BMJ COVID-19 news and resources
 

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.    PLOS COVID-19 collection
 
New England Journal  New England Journal of Medicine COVID-19 collection
 
Journal of American Medical Association  JAMA COVID-19 network
 
Elsevier   Elsevier novel coronavirus information centre
 

 

More Resources:

 

MIND https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

Age UK https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus/

 

Action for Happiness Coping Calendar https://www.actionforhappiness.org/coping-calendar

 

PHE Resources including posters https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

 

NHS Confederationhttps://www.nhsconfed.org/supporting-members/covid19

 

Health Education England https://www.hee.nhs.uk/

 

NHS England including PPE Donning and Doffing https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/

 

World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

 

Alzheimer’s Society https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care

 

Mental Health Organisation  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Communications  https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Leadership_Communication_Anticipating_Responding_to_Stressful_Events.pdf

 

Emotional support for staff https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Sustaining_Well_Being_Healthcare_Personnel_during.pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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