Outputs delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020
During the last four months we have been working hard to ensure local people had the information they needed about their health and care.
Applications now open: Rotational Health & Social Care Apprenticeship
Are you looking to challenge yourself, develop new skills and kick-start your career into health and social care? Are you considering a career within health and social care, but are unsure which specific pathway to take?
A 72nd NHS birthday message from Derbyshire's health and care system
Ahead of the 72nd birthday of the NHS, John MacDonald, Chair of Joined Up Care Derbyshire (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership), offers the following birthday message on behalf of the health and care system in Derbyshire:
Derbyshire Police and Muslim community leaders deliver joint message before Eid
This weekend (May 23/24) sees the end of the holy month of Ramadan and as such we would like to wish all of our Muslim communities Eid Mubarak (Blessed festival). Whilst the UK Government has continued the lockdown with some restrictions partially relaxed, the changes have not altered any position with regards to faith communities. We would therefore encourage that those looking to celebrate Eid (festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan), do so whilst following these restrictions and guidance from Public Health England.
Know your NHS services this bank holiday
The NHS is here to help you this bank holiday – so make sure you know your services to get the care you need this weekend. Doctors’ surgeries will be closed on Monday (May 25), but the usual out of hours bank holiday arrangements will be in place to make sure NHS support is there for people needing it.
NHS urges public to seek help for cancer symptoms
England’s top cancer doctor has urged people not to hesitate to get checked as new research revealed that nearly half of the public have concerns about seeking help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Testing for key workers extended
Derbyshire has moved quickly to extend the Covid-19 staff testing programme for key workers and these are defined as anyone who is critical to the provision of health, care and other services. In addition to NHS staff working in our hospitals, community trusts, GP practices, care homes and hospices, the programme is extended to include public service key workers across Derby and Derbyshire.
More Derbyshire NHS ‘hot hubs’ opening to help fight Covid-19
More NHS GP surgeries across Derbyshire are joining forces to support patients and hospital colleagues by creating specialist assessment centre ‘hot hubs’. The first Derbyshire NHS ‘hot hub’ to assess ill patients for suspected Covid-19 opened on Mon (6 April) at Derby University’s Kedleston Road site.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - NHS and partners – supporting you through Coronavirus
In the unprecedented battle against coronavirus, services are fighting to protect and support people as every necessary measure is taken to beat this disease.
Health and care partnership board meeting in public
Joined Up Care Derbyshire – the local partnership of health and care organisations – will hold its Board meeting in public on 20 February 2020. Moving to meetings in public is aimed at opening up planning and decision making to public scrutiny, and the first such meeting held in January attracted attendance from members of the public and media.
Make time to talk
Mental health issues affect one in four of us, and yet mental ill-health – and talking about it – can still carry a stigma. Time to Talk Day 2020, on Thursday 6 February, aims to challenge that mindset by encouraging everyone to make time to talk to colleagues, friends or family about what might be bothering them.
NHS offers return for professionals who have had a career break
The NHS in Derby and Derbyshire is encouraging healthcare professionals who have had a break in their career to return to practice.