Revised Cancer Forms (Breast & Ultrasound)

What is it: Revised Suspected Breast Cancer and Urgent Direct Access Ultrasound Referral Forms Of interest to: All staff Summary: Please see the communication below that was recently sent out by the East Kent Cancer Commissioning Team, concerning the revised suspected breast cancer and urgent direct access ultrasound referral forms. […]

Cervical Screening Project

What is it: Cervical Screening Project by NHSX Of interest to: Practice Managers, Practice Nurses Summary: Please see below information on a current research project on Cervical Screening that requires participants: . Cervical Screening Recruitment NHSX, a new joint unit that brings together teams from the Department of Health and […]

Medicines Shortage – Salbutamol

What is it: Medicines Shortage Notification – Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see the notification below from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC): . Dear Colleagues, Please be aware that there is an important drug supply issue affecting: ‘Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup’  DHSC have […]

Clinical Safety Issue CHA2DS2-VASc Calculator

What is it: Clinical Safety Issue CHA2DS2-VASc Calculator Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see the link below regarding a clinical safety issue with the CHA2DS2VASc scoring calculator on EMIS and Vision systems, which may result in patients having these scores calculated incorrectly. It will require GPs to double […]

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

What is it: National Diabetes Prevention Programme – Change of Provider Of interest to: All staff Summary: The current provider Ingeus will stop accepting referrals on 24th July.  From 25th July onwards, all new referrals should be sent to ICS Health and Wellbeing . For full details, please see the […]

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week

What is it: Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week – Help Needed Of interest to: All staff Summary: Please see below the following communication from Lisa Lane, Deputy Designated Nurse Adult Safeguarding for the East Kent CCGs: . My name is Lisa Lane and I am the Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Adults […]

Updated GCA Referral Form

What is it: Updated Giant Cell Arteritis Referral Form Of interest to: GPs, admin staff Summary: East Kent Hospitals has provided an updated GCA Referral Form. This form removes all references to submitting the referral by fax. Please submit all referrals for suspected GCA via e-RS, attaching the revised proforma […]

Community Epilepsy GPwSI Service

What is it: Community Epilepsy GPwSI Service Update Of interest to: All staff Summary: We would like to make you aware that the Community Epilepsy GPwSI Service, which was run from St Stephen’s Health Centre in Ashford and Bethesda Medical Centre in Margate is no longer running. Patients with a […]