Issue 2 – February 2021

Belfast Trust and Primary Care Forum welcome you to our second edition of the Links newsletter. Our collaborative working has never been so vital in addressing the increasing and unprecedented pressures on our health and social care system as a whole as result of the 3rd Covid-19 surge.

As highlighted in our previous edition, the Urgent Care Centre is operational alongside the Emergency Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital – which now benefits from referrals via
the recently introduced Clinical Communication Gateway. Please continue to use other Rapid Access pathways such as ENT Rapid Access Clinic (RAC), Paediatric RAC, RACPC etc. A list of up to date CCGs being developed and will be shared with you once complete.

This bulletin features some of the innovations that have been expedited to help deal with the pandemic – these include the vaccination rollout, the Virtual Covid-19 Hospital and the Multi Agency Triage Team.

Development of this newsletter is only one way that we will try to enhance information sharing and this is very much still in its infancy. Please let us know how we could improve, what is missing or what you have enjoyed or find of most value. We will share this amongst GP colleagues and on GPNI website to share access to the information in our newsletter.

Please contact [email protected] with any feedback on how we can make this more informative or beneficial to you

Belfast Links Newsletter - February 2020