East Cheshire Atrial Fibrillation Pilot
21 November 2020
The East Cheshire Atrial Fibrillation pilot has started this week to coincide with AF awareness week. The East Cheshire local health network and NHS England approached Cheshire LOC with an idea of a pilot scheme to test patients who are over 60 years old for atrial fibrillation. AF is a major risk factor for ischaemic strokes. The aim of the pilot study was to identify undiagnosed AF and prevent related strokes and associated mortality through early identification and management. The pilot involves a 30 second portable heart rate reading which gives an instant yes or no answer. If AF is detected we are telling the patients to attend their GP practice.
We have 6 devices and have spread then throughout East Cheshire and the pilot will run for 1 year. A great collaborative effort to try to make optometry noticeable as a healthcare setting where every contact counts.
Cheshire LOC Latest News
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Opera IT Platform Coming Soon – Be Ready!
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CUES Cheshire Launch Event – 7.30 pm Monday 19th October 2020
Please find below the link to the CUES launch event for Cheshire. This will be a virtual launch event held via Zoom. Date: Monday 19th October Time: 7.30pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96291804140?pwd=am5xZmF4MFcyM1E4QldKb3ZrNjZaQT09 Passcode: 612088
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CHESHIRE LOC MEETING
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29 September 2020
Cheshire LOC Remote AGM Tuesday, 28th July 2020 7.00pm
Save the date! Cheshire LOC will hold the AGM remotely on Tuesday 28th July 2020 by virtual media. The meeting link will be circulated nearer the date. Any questions to raise, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join the Front Line as a Clinical Contact Case Worker
For information: NHS Professional Website for Clinical Contact Case Worker https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/contact-tracer
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GOS Grant – March ‘top up’
This is information we have received regarding the March GOS Grant ‘top up’ payment from NHSE. This is effective from March 2020, with average monthly payments commencing in May 2020 until further notice (payments are made retrospectively). May payments will also contain an adjustment to top up any GOS claims submitted for March 2020 to …
1 May 2020
PPE – North West Region Guidance
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NHS England Webinar Recording of 8th April 2020
Please use the following link to access the NHS England Webinar 08.04.20: –
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