Covid-19: Daily communications update 27.04.20, 16:23hrs


  • Minute’s silence to take place tomorrow (Tue 28 Apr) – a minute’s silence is set to take place tomorrow on International Workers’ Memorial Day at 11am, to honour all key workers who have lost their lives due to coronavirus. NHS England and NHS Improvement is supporting this and encourage you to take part for a moment of reflection.
  • All staff briefing – a reminder there’s a staff briefing happening tomorrow (Tuesday 28 April) at 12noon. If you have any questions for Rob, Andrew or Ian, please email the Comms team. At last week’s staff briefing we experienced some technical issues when trying to hear from colleagues. To mitigate these, please follow the steps below before you join the Webex:
    • Disconnect from the VPN. VPN limits the connection speed which will have an impact on the quality of the Webex
    • Mute your Webex session. We will mute all connections joining this week’s meeting, but would ask you check once connected
    • Use the comments button on the Webex session to ask a question or send in your comments before the meeting
  • Coping with lockdown – remember, the Comms team would love you to share your experience or tips of working from home during lockdown. Read the news story on AskHUE to find out more.
  • Help us help you get the treatment you need campaign – the NHS has launched a national drive to persuade the public to seek the urgent care and treatment they need. If you need medical help you should still contact your GP practice, use NHS 111 online or call 111. If you are told to go to hospital it’s important you go to hospital. For more information read the news story on the NHS England website.

Primary Care

Further advice and support

  • Every Mind Matters – for ways to keep on top of your mental health at home, including talking about your concerns, looking after your body and regular sleeping patterns
  • AskHUE – for the latest advice and information for staff, including previous daily comms bulletins
  • NHS website – for information on the virus and how to prevent it spreading
  • GOV.UK website – for national advice, including full guidance on staying at home and away from others

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