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Joint Emergency Team (JET) Update
JET aim to reduce inappropriate admissions to acute hospitals by offering Triage followed by an urgent response within the patients own home by a JET Practitioner.
JET continues to be busy and for a 4 week period in April 18, JET accepted 80.8% referrals. The predicted admissions avoided were 217.
Referrals into can be made by phoning JET Triage on 0300 123 9996 from 07:00 - 20:00 daily. JET Practitioners operate from 07:30 – 21:30 daily.
JET's busiest hours tend to be from 09:00 – 13:00, however there is often capacity mid afternoon onwards, therefore Primary Care are encouraged to continue to make referrals into the service.
Revised PHE MenB PGD V03.00 is available on the website here
This is an early revision of this PGD in order to align with the recommendations for the prevention of secondary cases of MenB disease in the Guidance for public health management of meningococcal disease.
Updated PGD for HPV (PGD 7 HPV v2 - April 2018) is now available on the website here.
Important Note: NHS England has commissioned community immunisation teams to deliver the routine HPV vaccination programme in schools in East Anglia and Essex. However, there may be exceptional circumstances where this is not possible for some eligible girls. In these situations, it is possible for HPV course to be given in primary care (in line with the enhanced service), in which case this PGD can be used.
Dementia team expands to help more patients
The Dementia Intensive Support team (DIST) has expanded to help more patients with the condition who need urgent care.
Part of the crisis resolution and home treatment service provided by CPFT the team supports people with dementia at home or those in care homes with medical treatment, psycho-social therapy and emotional support for family carers.
It will focus on areas of higher demand to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and can now support patients in crisis for longer – up to two weeks and more if needed – before a longer term care plan can be put together.
The recruitment of the two additional practitioners has been funded by the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and is part of a raft of measures to strengthen dementia services provided by the Trust.
The £450,000 investment has also seen the appointment of the organisation’s first dementia lead nurse consultant to lead its work in caring for and supporting people with dementia and the recruitment of additional staff to the dementia carers support service and Cambridgeshire Training, Education and Development (CAMTED).
To refer please telephone 0845 045 0123 (9am-5pm).
SERVICE INFO: Reminder - ARC closing 11 June
As you may be aware, our Primary Care Mental Health Service (PRISM) has now rolled out to all GP practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
From 11 June 2018, the Advice and Referral Centre will close for all adult and older people’s mental health referrals.
From this date, all non-crisis adult mental health requests for service need to be made to the Primary Care Mental Health Service (PRISM) via eRS.
All older people’s mental health referrals should be made via eRS. Please call 01480 420178 or e-mail OPMHreferrals@nhs.net if you have any queries.
All referrals for Psychological Wellbeing Service (PWS) (IAPT), adults and older adults (17+), should continue to be given a leaflet and advised to self-refer at: www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/pws/psychological-wellbeing-service.htm. If you need more referral leaflets, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For those unable to self-refer, primary care staff can call 0300 300 0055 or e-mail: selfreferIAPT@cpft.nhs.uk to do so on their behalf.
The table below outlines CPFT’s referral process for you:
| Referral || Process |
(from 11 June)
For all non-crisis adult mental health (aged 17-65) with moderate to severe conditions
Refer patient to Primary Care Mental Health Service (PRISM) via NHS e-Referral (eRs)
Patient in mental health crisis requiring immediate telephone triage or a response within 24 hours
Patient should be referred to contact the First Response Service (FRS) by calling 111 and selecting option 2.
Patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions
Patients can self-refer to Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT). Call 0300 300 0055.
(from 11 June)
Older people's mental health referrals
Refer via NHS e-Referral to Older People’s Mental Health Service (to be listed from 11.06.18)
Children’s mental health referrals
Continue refer through NHS e-Referral (eRs) Community CAMHS Single Point of Access.
General information on adults, children’s and young people’s mental health services
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with CPFT on 01733 748777 or at email@example.com
Hertfordshire - County of Opportunity
Hertfordshire County Council has launched a consultation on the community equipment offer which it makes to children and young people living in the county. We want to hear from as many people as possible, including families who currently receive equipment from Hertfordshire County Council, and families who may require this support in the future.
For practices in Hertfordshire, please display our poster advertising the consultation in your practice(s).
The consultation will be open until 1 June 2018, with full explanatory document and link to the online form can be found here: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/equipmentconsultation
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