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Written by RichardBuxton on Friday 22nd May 2020
Latest news, information and guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and other bodies for primary care teams (22nd May)
Please read the following important updates by clicking the individual accordion boxes below:
Repesentatives of Frimley ICS's Mutual Aid team have reached out to local community pharmacies to find out how they are coping in general at the moment and also to supply them with an emergency supply of masks/gloves/aprons, where they were experiencing urgent shortages within their usual supply routes.
In case you are not aware of the Mutual Aid team, they are a small team composed of members of fully/partially redeployed staff from across the Frimley ICS; to help keep community/primary healthcare services stocked with PPE for their staff, when they run into emergency issues.
The team have shared data gathered through doing this work with pharmacies.
In general, there are some themes that came up:
Information on how to get in contact with the Mutual Aid team, if the pharmacies are running out of stock of PPE for their staff are shown on the following attached documents. They propose that pharmacies email the Mutual Aid Team inbox (below) when they have an urgent issue, then they can get in contact and organise a delivery, if appropriate.
Attached is a template that can be used by pharmacies for this purpose. A spreadsheet detailing the email addresses given by staff as the preferred contact for each pharmacy was created for use by Mutual Aid. They recommend that you include this address provided to Mutual Aid as well as your NHS shared mailbox addresses to ensure receipt.
The NHSBSA has informed PSNC that there are still around 750 contractors that have pending claims for CPCS consultations within the MYS portal, which were conducted in October and November 2019, but which have yet to be submitted for payment.
Contractors must submit their CPCS payment claim for October and November 2019 consultations by 31st May 2020.
Claims not made by the above deadline will result in loss of the service income for the affected contractors.
Full details explaining the actions required to take are shared in the following PSNC news article
PSNC are now publishing daily COVID-19 updates by email to all those that have authorised this news stream feed.
Please find below links for this week's updates which cover the following topics:
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