Updates from the East Riding CCG
NHS Test and Trace service launched
On Thursday 28 May, the NHS launched their new ‘Test and Trace’ service across England. This new service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.
From the 28th, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
If those in isolation develop symptoms, they can book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. If they test positive, they must continue to stay at home for 7 days or until their symptoms have passed. If they test negative, they must complete the 14-day isolation period.
Members of their household will not have to stay at home unless the person identified becomes symptomatic, at which point they must also self-isolate for 14 days to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus.
For more information, please click here.
Keeping active at home – booklet for older people.
Public Health England have produced an Active at Home booklet for older adults – a guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
The booklet provides practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance during the coronavirus outbreak.
To download the booklet, please click here.
Register for fast and FREE healthcare communications from your GP Practice.
GP Practices are encouraging patients to download a new App onto their mobile phones or tablets, which will directly receive healthcare messages and reminders.
It is anticipated this app will help save the NHS money by reducing the number of missed appointments, whilst giving patients easier access to GP and NHS online services, information on health conditions, online support and access to healthcare professionals.
The app is FREE to download and use.
Search “MJog Messenger” in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Please click here for more information.
Letter to Thank Volunteers
We would like to share with you a letter written by Emma Lattimer (Accountable Officer for Hull, East Riding and N.Lincolnshire CCGs) to stay thank you to all the volunteers in our area for their hard work as part of the COVID-19 response.
Please can you cascade wider to your volunteers / colleagues / stakeholders to ensure our thanks and appreciation reaches as many volunteers as possible.
CAMHS Service Review – Survey for Professionals
The NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, are responsible for ‘buying’ health services for the people of the East Riding – For more information on the CCG please click here.
In partnership with Hull CCG we are currently reviewing the CAMHS service, looking at ways we can improve the service, whilst making provision equitable across both boundaries.
In the coming weeks we will be looking to talk with children and young people (CYP) about:
- What they think about mental health – is it important to them, do they feel they have good mental health etc?
- What their trusted information sources are, and where they go to get information about mental health?
- How they access that support – online, face to face, telephone etc.
- Their experience of the CAMHS services (if they have any) as well as their perception of the service if they have not used it.
- We also want CYP to have a sense of ownership over the service, so we will also be engaging with them on what the name of the service should be.
How can you help?
We would like to capture your thoughts on what you think are the best ways to engage with CYP, this will help inform our engagement plan, so when we are ready to engage with CYP the ways we do it are meaningful, accessible and appealing. Having the right conversations with the right CYP will really help us shape and develop a service which CYP in our area can easily access and be proud of.
Complete the survey