Covid-19: Daily communications update Wed 29.04.20, 14:57hrs


All staff briefing – the next staff briefing is happening on Tuesday 5 May at 12noon. If you have any questions for Rob, Andrew or Ian, please email the Comms team. Dial-in details are available in the meeting invitation you received this morning.

Bereavement support during COVID-19 – there is now a dedicated team of fully qualified and trained professionals ready to help you on the NHS Bereavement support line. Specialist counsellors and support workers are available to support NHS staff:

  • who have experienced a bereavement
  • whose wellbeing has been affected by witnessing traumatic deaths as part of their work
  • to discuss any other anxiety or emotional issues they are experiencing as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Operated by Hospice UK, the support line is confidential and open to all NHS workers seven days a week between 8am and 8pm. You do not need a referral. Just call 0300 303 4434. For more information, visit the Our NHS People website.

Primary Care

Primary Care Covid-19 briefing – read today’s Primary Care Covid-19 briefing – Issue 18. If you would like to include any content, please email Sarah Crane or Naomi Brooks.

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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