Covid-19 Myth-busting Resources
Please see below for some useful resources that address myths surrounding Covid-19 and the vaccination.
- Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): advice on priority groups – who’s being vaccinated and in what order. Read the full guidance here.
- Everything you need to know about coronavirus in Manchester – Health chiefs answer your questions on coronavirus, the vaccine rollout and how Manchester is tackling the disease. Watch the video here.
- The Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) address questions on the vaccine and the impact of Coronavirus on this community. Watch the video recording here.
- The Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) address myths about Coronavirus including origin, transmission, and prevention. Watch the video here.
- The British Islamic Medical Association have myth-busting resources available in different languages including Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Polish, and Kurdish. Access all the resources here.
- AskDoc has a variety of useful resources including videos on test and trace, useful contacts, and symptoms. These are available in different languages including Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, and Bengali. Access the resources here.
- World Health Organisation: Advice for the public including myth-busters, useful videos, and information on how to effectively wear masks. Access the resources here.
- BBC News addresses common questions surrounding the safety of the vaccines, side-effects, and the role of trials. Read the full article here.
- The Big Picture – Roshan M Salih talks about the impact of Coronavirus on the Muslim community and the main issues they face each week. Watch the full video here (first 15 mins).
HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Training Programme
Please complete this training if you have a commissioned Covid-19 vaccination site.
This programme has been created by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, and includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.
The programme is freely available to colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care. There are resources available for individual roles.
Content now available in the COVID-19 programme includes:
- Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
- Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
- Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
- Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
- Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
- Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
- Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
- Resources for End of Life Care COVID-19
- Resources for Specific Professions
- Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
- Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
- Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19
Access the programme here.
Safeguarding Awareness Training for Those Entering Homes During Covid-19
‘It’s Your Call’ is a free online training course developed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for workers who are in a well-placed position to spot emerging safeguarding concerns through entering people’s homes. This may include delivery drivers or members of primary care teams.
The risks to children may have intensified during the pandemic because of an increase in stress among parents or caregivers, increase in vulnerability to certain types of abuse, and a reduction in normal protective services.
The training will provide participants with the tools needed to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Access the training here.
Individuals can get in touch with the NSPCC by calling 0808 800 5000 between 8am-10pm (Monday-Friday), and from 9am-6pm on weekends.
Looking After You Too – Coaching Support for Primary Care Staff
Recognising that frontline primary care staff are facing unprecedented challenges through Covid-19, a programme offering individual coaching support was launched on 24 April.
The aim is that this service will support psychological wellbeing and resilience among staff and provide them with opportunities to process experiences, develop coping skills, deal with difficult conversations and develop strategies for self-management in difficult circumstances, so that they can continue to deliver high quality care to patients.
Feedback to dates shows the offer helps colleagues to feel:
• supported to continue through the Covid-19 crisis ensuring their wellbeing and resilience is supported, limiting absenteeism and burnout
• listened to
• able to move on
Services are available 7 days a week, either by phone or video chat.
You can book sessions online at https://people.nhs.uk/lookingafteryoutoo
For further information please click here.
Covid-19 Community Pharmacy Webinars
The GM Healthcare Academy in partnership with GM and Bolton LPCs supported by Pharmacy Complete hosted a series of Covid-19 Community Pharmacy Webinars.
Together with our Academy training partner Pharmacy Complete, we ran fortnightly Covid-19 update webinars for all our contractors, community pharmacists and their teams across Greater Manchester.
We provided national and local GM updates to ensure you could keep up to date with the latest developments This was to ensure you quickly had access to all the latest information in one place, to know where to find out more and to understand the impact on you.
All links to the recordings of the webinars are hosted here
We would sincerely like to thank you and your teams working at the frontline of healthcare for your continued support for your patients and communities.