Staff briefing roundup

Welcome – Rob Gerlis

General update – Peter Wightman

  • Community – 1,500 per 100k in Harlow and Epping Forest – 2 January refresh
  • Uttlesford – below 1,000

Vaccinations update

  • View Peter’s full presentation
  • Presentation figure updates: 80+ for WECCG = 15,925 and not 21,523; 70+ = 25,686 and not 41,678
  • Over 80s figures were 15892 (Oct figures) the 21k referred to total of cohort 1&2. 75 years and over actually refers to 75-79 and 70+ is 70-74 etc
  • Josephine Smit – PCNs are getting Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine next week
  • Anurita – we are working to support PCNs to vaccinate volunteers
  • Vaccination support – If you would like to volunteer please contact the primary care team
  • Hein Scheffer – At the Human Resources Directors HRD’s meeting this morning, West Herts Hospitals Trust and East and North Herts Trust (ENHT) confirmed that they will have capacity for the CCG staff to be vaccinated through their systems
  • PAH – around 200 mark for COVID patients
  • Critical care remains a challenge
  • Care homes – position has worsened, there has been an increase in COVID
  • Staff levels under close review
  • David Wallace – working with ECC and EPUT to put in place a local urgent response

Local update – Ian Tompkins

  • We are asking organisations such as police, fire, local authorities, to compile a list of public facing staff who may need the vaccination the most. This is so when the time comes for the vaccination to be rolled out more widely, these people are ready to get their jabs
  • We are getting suggestions for vaccination centres, we will be collating and acknowledging suggestions and will be in touch if need be
  • If anyone gets any suggestions from anyone for these, please forward this information to Jolene Truman
  • PCN sites were offering second doses to patients but we have been asked to postpone any remaining second doses so we can vaccinate more people with their first dose. Currently relates to Buckhurst Way Clinic vaccination site which was due to give second doses this week.
  • PAH update – (if needed)
  • If you have received some suggestions for vaccination sites please email these to Jolene Truman who is collating them and responding.
  • Mid-week mindfulness is on Wednesday 13 January at 12.30pm – To access the session login to Microsoft Teams and go to the ‘Staff Room’ channel by clicking on the Teams icon on the left-hand menu. You may have to click on ‘hidden channels’ for the Staff Room to appear or type ‘Staff Room’ in the search bar at the top.

HR – Agnes Annan

  • Individual risk assessment reviews – please complete as soon as possible, the final submission deadline is Friday 12 February
  • Annual leave – encourage you to take time off to refresh and recover
  • You can carry over 10 days into the next financial year and in extreme circumstances 15 days
  • Peter Wightman – Ideally would prefer that people are to only take 5 days over
  • Please notify line manager if you are self-isolating and/or testing positive for COVID

Your questions

Q. Update for employees who are now homeschooling (again) and how best to manage this?

A. Please ensure to highlight this in the individual risk assessment with your line manager and we will take it forward from there.



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