Due to the present situation with Covid 19 the AGM will not take place. We can confirm the precept has been received for the coming year, the chairman is prepared to remain in office until such time as a meeting can be convened.
Please find attached a Member Briefing for your attention, a summary is provided below.
Easter opening times for GP practices and ‘hot hub’ sites to be set up across Cheshire West to support the treatment of patients who have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
Background COVID-19 demands are expected to increase over the next few weeks with increasing care needs in the borough. Therefore there is a need to review GP opening times and develop NHS England advice on setting up Hot-Hubs within Cheshire. Primary care is now aligning its work with the rest of the NHS and extending its opening times over the Easter break. NHS England issued information this week on the opening hours of General Practices, with Good Friday and Easter Monday being classed as a normal working day for GP practices.
What is happening?
GP opening times : NHS England is asking all practices to be open between 8am-6.30pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday, as usual working days. There will be some flexibility of joint working across practices. The practices will need to ensure that: phones are answered between those times prescriptions can be issued during those times access to a GP both face-to-fact (surgery or visit) and over the telephone/video link for essential need: o for ‘hot’ COVID-19 suspect patients o for ‘non hot’ patients with other urgent needs (e.g. abdominal pain) o support for essential care to those living with long-term conditions. Practices are working in a different way than they were prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have effective telephone/video triage and consultation processes now and many have developed flexible working with some staff able to work from home.
Read more in the attached file
Please find attached a stakeholder bulletin from David Keane, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, and Chief Constable Darren Martland, Cheshire Constabulary.
The bulletin provides an update in relation to the role Cheshire Constabulary and the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner is playing in helping to deal with the ongoing national emergency regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.