CRG updates

Please check this page for any updates to the COVID-19 clinical referral guidance. Click on the articles for more information and links to the updated Clinical Referral Guidelines.

Previous updates: May - June 2020

June 2020

19/06/2020: New COVID-19 Northern & Eastern ENT CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for ENT has been published for Northern & Eastern localities:

18/06/2020: New COVID-19 Eastern Imaging CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Imaging has been published for Eastern locality:

17/06/2020: GP Guidance - Using the Consultant Connect App to take secure clinical images using your smartphone

Devon CCG has commissioned a secure clinical image app called PhotoSAF for use by primary health care professionals across Devon.

The app enables personal mobile devices and smart phones to be used securely to take and transfer patient images quickly and easily into clinical systems.

Read more in the Key Message: Consultant Connect App

05/06/2020: New COVID-19 Northern & Eastern Fertility CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Fertility has been published for Northern & Eastern localities:

05/06/2020: New COVID-19 Northern & Eastern Wheelchair Service CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for the Wheelchair Service has been published for Northern & Eastern localities:

May 2020

29/05/2020: New COVID-19 Northern Community Paediatrics CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Community Paediatrics has been published for Northern locality:

29/05/2020: New COVID-19 Northern Neurology CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Neurology has been published for Northern locality:

26/05/2020: New COVID-19 Eastern Health Care of the Elderly CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Health Care of the Elderly has been published for Eastern locality:

21/05/2020: Update to NDHT paediatric blood clinic information in COVID-19 General Paediatrics CRG

Please note the COVID-19 General Paediatric CRG for Northern locality has been updated to reflect the following:

Regular blood clinics are taking place for patients, but with reduced capacity. These are being prioritised to those children where these tests will change their short term management or are urgent (department can be contacted directly by the practice to arrange).

These will take place in the children's outpatient clinic and slots for socially distancing the families (with only one family at a time in the department) should be booked via 01271 322701 or 349121 (forms to be given to the family to bring with them).

Consideration should be given to exploring if young people (over 12 years) could be accommodated within the practice, where possible.

19/05/2020: New COVID-19 Eastern Plastic Surgery CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Plastic Surgery has been published for Eastern locality:

15/05/2020: Link added to NHS Devon CCG End of Life Care Resources for GPs (Devon wide)

A link to the NHS Devon CCG End of Life Care Resources webpage has been added to the Refer-CV19 CRGs under all localities. This page provides guidance on supporting people with progressive life-limiting illnesses.

15/05/2020: New Northern & Eastern COVID-19 Sexual Health, HIV and PAS CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Sexual Health, HIV and PAS has been published for Northern & Eastern localities:

15/05/2020: New Northern COVID-19 Health Care of the Elderly (HCE) CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Health Care of the Elderly has been published for Northern locality:

15/05/2020: New Northern COVID-19 General Paediatrics CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for General Paediatrics has been published for Northern locality:

13/05/2020: NDHT imaging - Urgent X-ray 'walk ins' temporarily unavailable

The walk-in service is temporarily unavailable at NDDH, including for urgent X-rays. Please contact the Liaison radiologist via Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust switchboard for advice: 01271 322577

13/05/2020: New Eastern COVID-19 Vascular CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Vascular has been published for Eastern locality:

12/05/2020: New Eastern COVID-19 Diabetes and Endocrinology CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Diabetes and Endocrinology has been published for Eastern locality:

12/05/2020: Updated contact details for RD&E Ophthalmology service

The contact details for the RD&E Ophthalmology service have been updated on the COVID-19 Ophthalmology CRG (under contact information - routine).

Last updated: 01-07-2020

 

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