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GMMH Staff Briefings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Urgent Staff Briefing 23102020.pdf

Urgent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 15102020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 08102020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 06102020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 01102020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 29092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 24092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 22092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 17092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 15092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 10092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 08092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 03092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 01092020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff Briefing 27082020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 20082020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 18082020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 13082020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 11082020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff Briefing 06082020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 04082020.pdf

Urgent Briefing - Update on COVID-19 Restrictions.pdf

Urgent Briefing - Local COVID-19 Restrictions.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff Briefing 30072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff briefing 23072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 21072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 20072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 17072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 16072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 15072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 14072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 13072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 10072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 09072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 08072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 07072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 06072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 03072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 02072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 01072020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 30062020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 29062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 26062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 25062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 24062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 23062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 22062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 19062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 18062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 17062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 16062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 15062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 12062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 11062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 10062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 09062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 08062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 05062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 04062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 03062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 02062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 01062020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 29052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 28052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 27052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 26052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 22052020.pdf

Thank you to all staff from the Chair and CEO 21052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 20052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 19052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 1805020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 17052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 16052020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 15052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 14052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 13052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 12052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 11052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 10052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 09052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing_08052020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 07052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 06052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 05052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 04052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 03052020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 02052020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 01052020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 30042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 29042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 28042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 27042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 26042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 25042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 24042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 23042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 22042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 21042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 20042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 19042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 18042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 17042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 16042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 15042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 14042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 13042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 12042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 11042020.pdf  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 10042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 09042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 08042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 07042020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 06042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 05042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff Briefing 04042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 03042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 02042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 01042020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 31032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 30032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 290320.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 280320.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 27032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 26032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 25032020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 24032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 23032020.pdf 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 22032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 21032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 20032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 19032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 18032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 17032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 16032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 15032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 14032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 13032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 12032020.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Staff briefing 11032020.pdf

News and Information

 

  • Latest update from Transport for Greater Manchester on safe travel:  Transport for GM Update 15.06.2020.pdf
     
  • MIAA Anti-fraud Newsletter: COVID-19 Scams Alert #6.pdf
  • Please be aware of this Track and Trace telephone scam:

    Telephone call received that went as follows:

    ???Good morning, I'm calling from the NHS Track and Trace Service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'

    'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'

    'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'

    'Right. Um... so ....'

    'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?'

    'Ok (gave address)'

    'Thank you - and I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalise this and send the kit to you.'

    'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free?'

    'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of ??500 for the kit, and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you're ready.'

    'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge.'

    'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'

    Puts phone down.

    Checks have been made with a Government Tracer who said - THIS IS A SCAM. "This is not how we work. There is no payment details of any kind taken by ANY of our teams. Please do not give out your bank or payment details to anyone saying they are from track and trace. Track and trace will only confirm details with you and offer advice, they will not ask for any bank or payment details EVER. We will tell you who we are looking to speak to, we will give you the phone number and website to confirm who we are"

  • Please be aware of the following scam making its rounds on social media saying ‘For your free £258 award from the Government to assist you during the Coronavirus outbreak, just enter your bank details’

Identity_Fraud_E_Screen.pdf

Fraud screenshot
 

  • RISK ASSESSMENT FOR STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS
    Individual Staff or Volunteer Risk Assessment.docx

     
  • Coronavirus: temporary closure of some GMMH centres

    All other GMMH services will run as normal currently, but the locations below are closed:
    No.93 (Health and Wellbeing Centre)
    Achieve, Bolton (St Andrews locality) – the closure will be reviewed at the end of April
    Bolton Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service base (33 Victoria Square, Bolton)

    We are making every effort to reduce the spread of the virus, and as such minimising the amount of people to our centres is essential.

    No.93 (Health and Wellbeing Centre) are looking to support vulnerable centre users through an outreach food programme and will be keeping touch with them on a regular basis to prevent them being isolated.

    Bolton Primary Care Psychological Therapy service are still taking referrals via their admin email: BoltonPCPTS@gmmh.nhs.uk – send as a high priority email, titled 'Referral' and giving the Paris ID (please do not attach and patient-identifiable information to the referral).

 

  • ​​​​Notifying the CEF team about building closures

    Please can we remind all staff that the CEF team need to be made aware of any building closures. This is so that we can secure the premises, temporarily suspend CEF contracts that will not be required and ensure that the relevant safety measures are taken so that the buildings are compliant when they reopen.

    Please can we ask all staff to give as much notice as possible before reopening. This will enable us to reinstate any suspended CEF contracts and ensure that the premises are compliant and therefore safe for our staff and service users.

    Please notify:
    Ursula Swindells – Property Officer – Ursula.Swindells@gmmh.nhs.uk / 0161 271 0922
    Ruth Lyons – Facilities Manager - Ruth.Lyons@gmmh.nhs.uk / 0161 358 0833
    Ian Hankinson – Facilities Operational Services Manager - Ian.Hankinson@gmmh.nhs.uk / 0161 358 1583
    Warren Duffy – Estates Manager - Warren.Duffy@gmmh.nhs.uk / 0161 271 0923
    We appreciate that these are uncertain times and it is hard to predict the future but please keep us updated as much as you are able to.

Fire safety considerations when relocating due to COVID-19:

  • We would advise a conversation with the Trust Fire Officers prior to any relocation
  • All relocated staff in the building new to them must receive a local fire safety induction
  • The Local Responsible Person for Fire must be made aware of the relocation and liaison between the relocated service and that person as to expectations and responsibilities on discovering a fire or hearing the fire alarm
  • The service user profile must be considered to assess if there is an increased risk of misuse of fire equipment (contact the Trust Fire Officers for further advice)
  • The additional numbers of staff and patients should be considered contact the Trust Fire Officers for further advice)
  • If fire alarm keys or magnetic door override keys are required then these should be issued prior to occupation
  • If trained fire wardens come with the relocated service then they should be utilised and integrated with the building fire response (liaise with Local Responsible Person for Fire)
  • If there are any concerns relating to fire safety then contact the Trust Fire Officers.

You can contact the Trust Fire Officers on fireseafety@gmmh.nhs.uk.

 

 

  • Postponement of all Paris and Health Roster Classroom training

    As you know we are currently assessing the impact of COVID-19 on our workforce and the services we provide in GMMH.  This has involved a certain amount of re-prioritisation and assessment of what initiatives to STOP, START, CONTINUE as part of our business continuity planning.

    Therefore, it has been decided to postpone all Paris and Health Roster Classroom training, including all Face to Face training including site based floorwalking for the foreseeable future.

    We have developed e-learning equivalents for all the classroom courses that we offer. These can be accessed via the learning hub. Should assistance in completing these packages be required the IM&T training team will be available.

    If you have any questions or concerns in relation to IM&T Systems trainings please feel free to contact the team via e-mail IMTTrainingTeam@gmmh.nhs.uk or by calling 0161 358 1857.​

 

  • NHS Fleet Solutions

    In light of Government’s instruction last night for all non-essential retailers to close, we are experiencing immediate challenges with the delivery and collection of vehicles. Essentially no new arrangements with vehicle delivery agents can be made at present and existing arrangements are being honoured or more likely cancelled, with any scheme users notified accordingly.

    We await updates from the leasing industry on an ongoing basis. For example, whether charges for days the vehicle should be ‘off-hired’ but can’t be collected will be waived (some have already confirmed this is the case).

    Vital services to the transport industry remain open for now. This includes the two major tyre replacement businesses: Kwik Fit and ATS. Breakdown recovery services are also operating to as normal a capacity as they are able to.

    The requirement for MOTs (at three years old) is unchanged, but is under review by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, as clearly this will be difficult for drivers to fulfil in the current climate.​

    Vehicle ordering: we have no plans at present to suspend vehicle ordering, as we want to remain a priority for build slots when factories reopen. Our position may change as further national guidance becomes available.

    Employee communications: www.nhsfleetsolutions.co.uk has been updated with our latest statement for your staff and we are updating our FAQs. Again please may I stress that our ability to answer phone calls will be extremely limited for the foreseeable future.

GMMH Volunteer Responders

What is the GMMH Volunteer Responders?

GMMH Volunteer Responders is a new group that will carry out simple, non-medical tasks to support the Trust’s service users, their carers and our staff during this very difficult time.

They will be used by healthcare professionals to help with tasks like making up self-isolation packs, transporting goods between our services and making sure our service users who are highly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) are able to stay safe and well at home.

What are the roles?

Our current army of volunteers will do the following roles:

  • Production Line Volunteer: attending one of our bases, with social distancing in place, to help with production line tasks, such as dealing with correspondence, assisting with the flow of patients who are attending clinics, and making up self- isolation packs etc.
  • Transport Volunteer: transporting equipment and supplies between our services including things like Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
  • Community Responder Volunteer: picking up essential supplies and taking them to people’s homes.
  • Check In and Chat: making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

GMMH Volunteer Responder Guidance.pdf [pdf] 255KB

Please note, to comply with the UK’s current ‘Stay at Home’ rules volunteers who carry out tasks which involve leaving their home must fulfil ALL of the conditions below:

  • You are well and have no symptoms like a cough or high temperature and neither does anybody in your household
  • You are under 70
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not have any long-term health conditions that make you vulnerable to coronavirus

Recruitment to this scheme is paused to use our existing volunteers. Further information will follow.

Guidance for Staff

Medical Education Trust Training 

How to access above videos via Microsoft Teams: Staff Training on Physical Health docx

Inpatient

Inpatient

Includes guidance relating to care plans, isolation, transfers, shielding vulnerable patients, restrictive interventions, leave and end of life

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Inpatient

Community

Includes guidance relating to care plans, clozapine, lithium and depots, phone contacts, delivering medication, escorting patients to hospital, shielding, supported accommodation and care homes

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HR and Staff Information

HR and Staff Information

Includes guidance relating to absence, resources for AHPs, NHSP, recruitment, flexible working, supervision, redeployment, payroll and travel claims

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Physical Health

Physical Health

Includes guidance relating to physical health conditions, care plans, regular monitoring, high risk patients and oxygen therapy

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Swabbing, Cleaning and PPE

Swabbing, Cleaning and PPE

Includes guidance relating to swabbing patients, transferring samples, cleaning of equipment and workwear, heavy duty team contacts and PPE including FFP3

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Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control

Includes guidance relating to transmission of infection, hand hygiene, sharps and waste management

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Prisons

Prisons

Includes guidance relating to prisons and places of detention

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MHA, MCA and DoLS

MHA, MCA and DoLS

Includes guidance relating to patient rights, leave, SOAD requests, learning disability and autism resources, urgent DoLS authorisation and patient safety incident reporting

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