Our advice for clinicians on the coronavirus is here.
If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, go to the NHS website. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the gov.uk website.
We’re helping to improve patient care by making sure senior clinical staff aren’t left out of pocket for doing extra shifts as a result of a tax charge relating to the pensions annual allowance.
Our Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May is spearheading this year’s drive to ensure as many frontline nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals as possible get vaccinated against seasonal flu – meaning they are both less likely to need time off over the busy winter period, and less likely to pass on the virus to vulnerable patients.
New guidance on polyp surveillance could reduce the demand for surveillance colonoscopy in symptomatic services by up to 70% and support service availability over winter.
Through Cancer Alliances we have asked symptomatic services in trusts with a colonoscopy service to nominate a consultant ‘trust surveillance lead’ with implementation of the guidance in their job plan by Thursday 19 December 2019. PHE has sent separate communications to screening services.
Monday 9 December, 1pm-2pm
Improving staff health and wellbeing is good for staff and good for patients. But with so much guidance available, where should a board invest its time and energy? And how can we move from a transactional occupational health service to a transformational one?
Join Richard Heron and Giles Wright, nationally recognised occupational health experts, to find out more.