Covid Staff Updates

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As part of our support to staff during the Coronavirus challenge, we provide regular updates, guidance and advice from our Executive Director of Operations, Jonathan O’Brien and our Chief Executive Peter Axon.

Recognising that many of them will now be working remotely or may not always be in a position to access the internal network or e-mails, we are making them available on our public website as well, so they are always accessible and available.

The updates in many cases link to underlying material on our CAT Intranet. If any member of staff cannot access them from their device, they can e-mail the Covid Team to request a copy.

2nd April 2020

Covid-19 Update 12 – Settling into a new rhythm

Video Message from Kenny Laing, Executive Director of Nursing & Quality

 Staffing Help Needed

 Wards 4 and 5

 Staff Testing

 Volunteer Responders Referral Process

Fire Safety Guidance

Guidance for Medics on Coronavirus Act Exess Death provisions

27th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 11 – Ongoing practical help

Service Status


Personal Protective Equipment

Digital Update – Laptops and Mobile Phones

26th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 10 – Medical and Nursing Update

Supporting our junior doctors

Clinical Professional Advisory Group

Practice Education

Maintaining the Ward Community 

25th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 9 – Managing leave and wellbeing

Carrying over Annual Leave

Section 17 Patient Leave cancelled

Data Collection Tool for school leave

​Looking after your health and wellbeing 

24th March 2020

Message from our Chief Executive

Thanks and instructions on social distancing and working from home

23rd March 2020

Covid-19 Update 8 – Looking after ourselves

Uniforms and Workwear 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Consultant On-Call

Working From Home and Out of Hours

Staff Counselling Service

20th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 7 – Preparing to work from home

Service Continuity Arrangements

Home working – risk assessments

Message from Team Prevent

Payroll information

19th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 6 – Digital Working and Information Governance 

Mobile Messaging

Video Conferencing

Telephone and Video Consultations

Working from home

Cyber Security

17th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 5 – Updating our Procedures

Latest HR / Manager guidance

Updated Isolation Procedures

Inpatient and Community Flow Charts

Patient Visiting Times / Restrictions

16th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 4 – Staff support

Isolation Procedures

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Availability

Staff Support / HR Measures

13th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 3 – Adopting Government Guidance

Isolation Procedures

Team Based Assessment Exercise

Meetings, Events and Gatherings

12th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 2 – Creating our Intranet presence

Our Intranet Coronavirus Home

Covid-19 flowcharts

Communication for Nursing and Midwifery Staff

Spread the message, not the virus

11th March 2020

Covid-19 Update 1 – Welcome to our newsletter

Key Messages

Managers’ Briefing

Recording Absence

Inpatient Guidance

Categorisation on EASY/ESR