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Find the latest guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

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Training materials for staff
A suite of infection, prevention and control (IPC) training resources are available to help staff in healthcare settings. These have been pulled together into one reference point for your use, and can be found here.

Key learning points from recent outbreaks of covid19 in general practice
Please take a look at Key Learning Points from Recent Outbreaks for all practice staff, including nonclinical colleagues, regarding the correct use of PPE in surgery settings. We are still experiencing outbreaks due to staff not wearing their PPE in staff rooms. We would also respectfully remind practice staff that they should under no circumstances come into surgeries if they have any Covid19 symptoms at all. Practices are additionally reminded that all infection prevention and control (IPC enquiries should be channelled through the CCGs’ Incident Control Centre (ICC) which will contact the IPC team directly on your behalf. The ICC can be contacted on 01473-770174 or on email via iesccg.suffolkccgincident@nhs.net.

PPE

Dr Lisa gives a short practical guide on how to safely don and doff your PPE in practice when seeing suspected Covid-19 patients.

Helpline

PPE ordering and advice helpline: snee-ppe@elc.nhs.uk

Please use the snee-ppe@elc.nhs.uk inbox for all PPE-related emails. Our procurement colleagues are receiving an increasing number of emails directly to their personal accounts and if they are on leave or out on business requests, these may get missed. Please see the new flow chart and guidance showing routes to source emergency PPE and potential suppliers.

SNEE PPE order form guidance and flowchart


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