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Next steps on the vaccination programme – vaccinating Cohort 6: Individuals added to the shielded patient list via QCovid® and Adult Carers 

Individuals added to the shielded patient list as a result of the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment (QCovid ®) 

Adults on the shielded patient list (clinically extremely vulnerable adults) are receiving priority access to vaccination against COVID-19. On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer a number of people have been identified as at similar risk to the clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) population, based on a new data-driven tool called the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment (QCovid®).
 To ensure that all services are available to this group and that they are offered vaccination as soon as possible, capacity is being made available in vaccination centres and community pharmacies to adults in this QCovid® cohort. They can now book via the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination  at any time, or call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. 
Adult carers
According to the JCVI and Public Health England Green Book, adult carers are “those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable”. 

From Saturday 20 February those identified within these groups will be able to book via the National Booking Service www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination  at any time, or call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. 

In the event that you cannot attend a vaccination centre, then please contact the surgery to book your COVID vaccine on: 01202 474311 option 1


COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national  for advice or contact 111 or your GP. Please remember you cannot have a COVID19 test at your surgery or local emergency department. For information about crying babies go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national  If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.


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Cervical smear tests are still available at the Surgery : - 

Cervical Screening

Cervical smear tests are recommended every 3 years for ladies aged 25 to 50 and every 5 years thereafter until the age of 65.  Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.


Working together to improve mental health support provided in our communityDorset’s Mental Health Integrated Community Care Project

We want everyone living in Dorset to experience the best mental health and wellbeing possible, and we need your help to make that happen. 

Currently, primary and community mental health services don’t always meet everyone’s needs. Through the Mental Health Integrated Community Care Project, we have the opportunity to work with local people and communities to improve mental health services for adults and older people, and those that support them. 

We would like to hear honest opinions from anyone over 16 about their experience of mental health services in the community, how they feel people could be enabled to improve their mental health and wellbeing, and how well this is done at the moment.

We have launched a survey, running to 9 October 2020 and would be extremely grateful if you could share with your PPG members, patients, friends, family, websites and social media. It really is important to get the views of as many people as possible. 

To help do this, they survey is available in on-line, paper and easy read versions.  All of these can be accessed online here. People can also request a paper or easy read version of the survey by calling 01202 541588 or e-mailing communications@dorsetccg.nhs.uk.

In addition, if people would like to share their experiences on the telephone with Dorset Mental Health Forum they can do so by calling 01305 257 172. 

We would be grateful for your help in promoting all of these opportunities with your friends, family and colleagues.


De-Fibrilators in Bransgore and Burley Areas

Public Access Defibrillators (AED) located at 

  • Bransgore Medical Centre, Ringwood Road, Bransgore 

  • Bransgore Village Hall, Burley Road, Bransgore

  • Harrow Wood Farm and Caravan Park, Bransgore

  • Bransgore Primary School, Ringwood Rd, Bransgore

  • Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley

 

Please be advised that our team have placed a plastic bag in with the AED which contains two disposable face masks and one set of protective gloves.

These are in addition to the “Ready Kit” already kept with the AED which contains Shears, razor, gloves  etc.

 

The two face masks are to provide protection for any rescuer/ person using the defibrillator on a patient, and the second should be placed on the patient being resuscitated. Gloves are for the rescuer. They should be disposed of after use as clinical waste.

 

During the current Covid-19 emergency the advice from the Resuscitation Council UK is that “rescue breaths” should no longer be undertaken on a casualty in cardiac arrest. There is a chance of droplets being exhaled by the casualty during rescue breaths which, in some cases, may present a risk to the rescuer. As there is a small possibility that this may occur also during chest compressions, untrained persons assisting in such cases should  restrict their actions to

 

  1. Ensuring an ambulance has been called

  2. Placing a mask on themselves to cover mouth and nose and adjust to suit as a precaution. Wear the gloves provided if felt necessary.

  3. Place a mask over the mouth and nose of the casualty in cardiac arrest as a precaution

  4. Use of the defibrillator followed by:-

  5. Continuous chest compressions at the rate of 100-120 per minute to a depth of 5-6 cm.

 

You can view the guidance from the Resuscitation Council UK at https://www.resus.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-06/Resuscitation%20Council%20UK%20Statement%20on%20COVID-19%20in%20relation%20to%20CPR%20and%20resuscitation%20in%20first%20aid%20and%20community%20settings13052020.pdf

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There is information through the web page on how you might register for the CMP Patient Participation Group [PPG], whether this is attending PPG meetings or if you would like to be part of the virtual PPG. Please let us know through the forms included in ‘Have Your Say’ if you would like to be involved.

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