Dying Matters Awareness Week

What is it: Dying Matters Awareness Week Of interest to: All staff Summary: In preparation for Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), please find below a link to a number of useful leaflets and resources for patients and carers. Please promote awareness of this week in your practices . […]

East Kent Childhood Obesity Event

What is it:  East Kent Childhood Obesity Event When is it:  Monday 17 June 2019 | 13:30 – 16:30 Where is it:  Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Thanington Road, Canterbury , CT1 3XE Of interest to:  Clinical staff Summary:  The Royal College of Nursing has organised an East Kent Childhood Obesity Event, which […]

Rapid Access Chest Pain Referrals Update

What is it:  Rapid Access Chest Pain Referrals Update Of interest to:  GPs, admin staff Summary:  Please see the correspondence from East Kent Hospitals’ Cardiology Department on update referral guidance and the referral form for the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic.  Following this update, the webpage on the Rapid Access Chest […]

Changes to Faecal Calprotectin Reporting

What is it:  Changes to Faecal Calprotectin Reporting Of interest to:  GPs, Practice Managers Summary:  From Monday 1 April, EKHUFT will be sending samples to Maidstone Hospital for analysis of faecal calprotectin. The interpretive comments/cut off values issued with results will differ slightly from those currently reported and apply to adults 18-60 […]

GP Perinatal Tips Newsletter

What is it:  GP Perinatal Tips Newsletter Of interest to:  GPs Summary:  Please see below a newsletter from Dr Stephanie de Giorgio, Perinatal Mental Health GP Lead for East Kent and NHSE GP lead for Perinatal Mental health, who has produced an evidence based “10 top tips” for identifying and managing Perinatal Mental […]

e-RS Orthopaedic and Pain RAS updates

What is it:  Update on the RAS’s used for Orthopaedics and Pain Services on e-RS Of interest to:  All staff (particularly those who make referrals) Summary:  Please see the following update from KCHFT on the RAS’s (Referral Assessment Services): . KCHFT has decided to reduce the number of RAS’s to […]

RCGP End of Life Care Training Day

What is it:  RCGP End of Life Care Training Day When is it:  Thursday 2 May 2019 | 09:00 – 17:00 Where is it:  The Wesley Euston Hotel & Conference Venue, 81-103 Euston St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2EZ Of interest to:  GPs Summary:  The Royal College of GPs (South London Faculty), in association […]

Alcohol Awareness Training

What is it:  Alcohol Awareness Training When is it:  Thursday 17 September 2019 | 09:30 – 13:00 Where is it:  Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Thanington Road, Canterbury CT1 3XE Of interest to:  Clinical staff Summary:  The Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board still has places available for the Alcohol Awareness course.  For further details, including how […]

Introduction to Self-Harm Training

What is it:  Introduction to Self-Harm Training When is it:  Friday 20 September 2019 | 09:30 – 13:00 and 13:30 – 16:30 Where is it:  Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ Of interest to:  All staff Summary:  The Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board still has places available for the Self Harm: Introduction course.  For […]