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Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

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NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CaldVacFeedback/

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OWUYE/

 

If you have had a positive experience with your vaccination and would be happy to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please contact megan.russell@vsialliance.org.uk

 

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Be a Covid Champion and help keep your community safe

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Can you help keep your community / organisation safe as we move towards restrictions easing, and the possibility of meeting face-to-face?

Join our Covid Champions programme!

A 1 hour online training session gives clear insight into how coronavirus works, how to stop the spread, the ins and outs of vaccination and the reasons behind the government guidance on how to stay safe.

With plenty of opportunity to ask questions in the session, there are also optional fortnightly catch-up sessions with our fantastic local retired medical professionals. This means you can ask about best practice to keep your organisation or community safe, get local updates on the situation, and most importantly, feedback to us any concerns you are hearing in your communities, tell us what is and isn’t working. This helps us to adapt information and respond to community concern.

For more information on the scheme and to register:  www.communityresponsecalderdale.org.uk/covid-champions/

GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

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Devices to monitor oxygen levels and pulse rate are being offered to those patients in Calderdale that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and suffer from breathlessness or other associated symptoms.

Patients or their carers can use these devices, called pulse oximeters, at home and if the readings show oxygen levels are starting to fall, the patient can be referred to hospital to get the necessary treatment.

Dr Farrukh Javid, GP at Rastrick Health Centre and Calderdale’s clinical lead for Calderdale’s oximetry service said: “If you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 and are over 65 years old or in a clinically at-risk group, your GP may provide you with a pulse oximeter.

“These devices are very easy to use and allow us to monitor oxygen levels in a person’s blood. If the levels start to drop below safe levels, you can be referred to the hospital earlier to get the treatment you need as soon as possible. So far, GP practices and care homes in Calderdale have received over 1,300 oximeters to be made available to local people.

“This is important because seeking medical attention early in the course of the disease means there is much less chance of them becoming severely unwell and needing treatment in an intensive care unit.”

 

 

This Newsflash provided by the VSI Alliance

Statement from Calderdale Council in response to Prime Minister’s announcement

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The following is an excerpt from Calderdale Council’s website
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Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services following the announcement from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising how lockdown will be eased across the country.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:
“Whilst the plan of action to enable a relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions is of course welcome news, it’s important we continue to approach the next phase in the response to the pandemic with care.

“COVID-19 rates in Calderdale are currently higher than the regional and national average and with high prevalence of the more contagious Kent variant in the borough, any relaxation of restrictions must be done so gradually and cautiously.

“The first phase in the plan to ease lockdown begins with the wider reopening of schools from Monday 8 March. […]

“We know how important education is for young people and we’ll continue to work with schools to ensure that this wider reopening can be done so as safely as possible. This will include the continued use of Lateral Flow Testing within schools to identify the 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 but don’t show symptoms, so we can support them to isolate and prevent them spreading the virus without realising.

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If you require additional advice on how we can support staff testing, please contact lftsupport@calderdale.gov.uk

“The news that groups of up to six, or two households, will be able to meet outside from Monday 29 March will be welcomed by those who are missing family and friends. However, it’s important to remember that we still need to be vigilant and to keep following social distancing rules to help save lives.

“We all need to continue to do everything we can to reduce the spread and keep the case rates as low as possible while we vaccinate the people that are most likely to have serious complications if they contract the virus. It’s important that when you are invited for your vaccine appointment you attend, to help protect yourself and others.

What are we doing to prevent and control COVID-19 in Calderdale?

We will continue to live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. In line with Calderdale’s Outbreak Prevention and Control Plan, the Council, local partner organisations and communities are working together to protect people from the virus and to prevent and manage outbreaks. This includes:

  • Engaging with and supporting communities, particularly in areas of high infection rates, and helping local businesses to be COVID-secure
  • Increasing and improving access to testing for residents
  • Carrying out local contact tracing to support the national Test and Trace service
  • Providing support to people to enable them to self-isolate
  • Enforcing COVID-19 restrictions.

For up-to-date and reliable information about COVID-19, use trusted sources such as:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

www.calderdale.gov.uk/coronavirus

“Fantastic effort” sees over half a million vaccinated in West Yorkshire

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The leader of the West Yorkshire Vaccination programme has paid tribute to the fantastic efforts of GPs, pharmacists and NHS staff, which have seen over half a million of the region’s adults vaccinated.

The latest figures show that 531,052 people have now been vaccinated, which is approximately a quarter of the adult population in West Yorkshire.

Dr Phil Wood, who heads the region’s programme, said he was delighted so many of those at greatest risk from Covid-19 had now been given a first dose of the vaccine and that this was a “remarkable achievement”.

“We have been working round the clock to get people in West Yorkshire vaccinated as quickly as possible and the success of this is clear when you see how many people we have managed to vaccinate in just 10 weeks. This really is a remarkable achievement, particularly when NHS colleagues have also been dealing with such high levels of Covid-19 patients requiring hospital care. We are also very grateful to our partners in the local authorities and voluntary sector who have been supporting the vaccination programme and helping us to ensure as many people as possible are protected.”

Dr Wood said the rollout is continuing at pace across West Yorkshire. Vaccinations are now being offered to people in the next cohorts  – over 65s and people aged 16 and over with underlying health conditions and carers. Eligible people will be contacted by their GP practice or the national booking system when it is their turn and are asked not to contact the NHS for an appointment

Dr Wood added: “Please can we ask people not to contact their GP practice for an appointment, unless they are over 70 or registered as extremely clinically vulnerable. Everyone else should wait to be contacted – services are extremely busy and GP practices will not be able to book vaccination appointments unless you have been contacted by the NHS.

“We are also asking people to attend for their booked appointments at exactly the time they’re asked to, so that we can avoid queues in this cold weather, and to continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus. This is important even if you’ve had the vaccine as you may still be able to spread the disease so please think of others and do your bit to help save lives.”

For media enquiries, please contact: Communications.lth@nhs.net or 0113 206 4625. 

Weekly vaccination figures are published each Thursday for the period ending 23.59 on the preceding Sunday.

For further information please see https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/

Online Seminar on Covi19 and the Vaccine – Friday 12.2.21 6pm to 8pm

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This Free Online Seminar wants to communicate an Islamic Perspective on The Covid-19 Virus and the Vaccine.

Find answers to the questions around receiving the vaccine and what Islam say on the Pandemic.

Free Online Seminar – Friday 12.2.21 – Time 6pm to 8pm

Please register on: https://bit.ly/3tvuGw1

 Ask your questions to Scholars and Doctors working together in the field

Speakers include:

Dr Najeeb Rahman – Consultant in A&E – LGI
Dr Sharif Al-Ghazal – Consultant & President of the British Islamic Medical Association
Dr Abid Aziz – Consultant Chest Physician BRI
Sheikh Osman – Chaplaincy Imam
Yusuf and Junaid – The Two White Muslims
Imam/Dr Dadibhai – Masjid Talha
Dr Hina Shahid – Chair, Muslim Doctors Assoc.
Sheikh Yunus Dudhwala – Head of Chaplaincy
Sheikh Ilyas Dalal – Imam and Chaplain
Dr Imtiyaz Patel – Chair IMWS
Qari Asim – Imam Makkah Masjid Leeds

Hosted by Kaushar Tai – Director: Aksaa 

This is a Partnership Initiative 

                 

Doctors Worldwide

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Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

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Please disregard the previous blog post – the correct information is below:

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CaldVacFeedback/

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OWUYE/

 

If you have had a positive experience with your vaccination and would be happy to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please contact megan.russell@vsialliance.org.uk

 

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Be COVID Prepared

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Key message this week is that people should be prepared to self-isolate immediately, as they may be identified as a contact of a positive person at any time.

People should create a covid plan in the same way they’re encouraged to create a flood plan.

Get the information to hand about where to get help with key tasks if you are told to isolate. Who will get shopping, who will walk the dog, who will take the children to school?

Help available from various neighbourhood covid support groups (see map on www.communityresponsecalderdale.org.uk) or from Calderdale council 01422-392890 or website.

Review of COVID-19 information on the Calderdale Council website

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Calderdale Council is currently reviewing the information about COVID-19 that is on the Council website.
We want to make sure the information is easy to find and easy to understand.

We would like to get some feedback from our residents about what COVID-19 information is communicated on our CMBC website and how this information is set out.

We would like to ask you to complete this short survey:

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/survey/covid-19-webpages-2021/

By answering the following questions you will be helping us to understand how we can improve the COVID-19 pages of the website.

The closing date for the survey is Friday 19th February

Thank you