CCG for ‘Request for Advice’ to the LIPID Service Belfast Trust

From the 31st August 2021, there will be a new option within CCG for ‘Request for Advice’ to the LIPID Service under both Belfast City Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital destinations. The Lipid team in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have introduced a “Request for advice” function. The aim is to provide timely advice for lipid-related queries which do not necessarily require an outpatient appointment. This can be used for either new patients within the historical Belfast Trust area...

Transporting Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine

This SOP describes the process for transporting Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (Comirnaty) from PCN Designated Sites to end user location in the same PCN.This SOP is applicable to both Comirnaty, and the original Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (Regulation 174 product) while stocks remain.  During the introduction of the new product, both the Comirnaty and the Regulation 174 product will be in use at the same time. It includes a good diagrammatic representation of this SOP

GPNI Mental Health: Understanding detention under the MHO. A practical guide

This session, led by James Todd (ASW) will consider the practical issues around detaining a patient in the community. It will include advice on "Form" completion as well as the roles of ASW and GP in the process.  [divi_wpfd_single_file file_params="{%22selected_file_id%22:24488,%22selected_category_id%22:128,%22selected_file_name%22:%22Understanding the MHO (for GPs) Sept '21 Presentation%22,%22categoryPath%22:%22Webinars%22}" _builder_version="4.9.11" _module_preset="default"...

GPNI Primary Care Update: PHA: Winter Flu Campaign 2021

Returning after a helpful session last year we are pleased to be joined by again Dr David Irwin and also by Louise Flanagan to present an update from the PHA on this years flu campaign that is likely to run in conjunction with the COVID-19 Booster campaign.[divi_wpfd_single_file file_params="{%22selected_file_id%22:24443,%22selected_category_id%22:128,%22selected_file_name%22:%222021-22 flu training slides GPNI webinar full pack_20210909_Final-4%22,%22categoryPath%22:%22Webinars%22}"...

GPNI have brought together a large multi-disciplinary working group to generate and collate the most up to date and relevant information for Northern Ireland Primary Care.  Below you will find important updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with primary care specific guidance.  This is a developing resource which will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.

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