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Due to the evolving nature of guidance, please note that information is correct at the time of each bulletin.

COVID-19 Staff Bulletins

  1. Bulletin 136 (16-04-21)

    • MHRA Advice: COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and thromboembolic events with concurrent low platelet counts
    • Collecting your Lateral Flow Test (LFT) Kits
    • Have you had a COVID vaccine elsewhere?
  2. Bulletin 135 (08-04-21)

    • Gently reintroducing limited visiting
    • Staff Vaccination and Astra Zeneca
    • Notes from yesterday’s briefing
    • Hospital Update
    • Reporting the result of your Lateral Flow Test (LFT)
    • Have you had a COVID vaccine elsewhere?
  3. Bulletin 134 (01-04-21)

    • All-staff Teams Briefing next Wednesday
    • Have you a COVID vaccine elsewhere?
    • Reporting the results of your LFT
    • Hospital Update
    • Guidance to shielding – changes to shielding take effect from today
  4. Bulletin 133 (25-03-21)

    • Guidance and Action for Line Managers and staff following Changes to Shielding
    • Support for line managers session: Monday 29 March
    • Hospital update
    • Lateral flow tests
    • Frequency of bulletins
    • Vaccinations in Plymouth
    • Plymouth Q&A
    • And finally ….  National Day of Reflection
  5. Bulletin 132 (22-03-21)

    • Lighthouse Laboratory announcement
    • National day of reflection
    • Hospital update
    • Devon wellbeing hub sent to launch to offer you support
    • And finally ….  Head of Midwifery shares reassurance message about fertility
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Updated Hospital Map

UHPNT Escalation plan[pdf] 139KB


Social distancing resources - posters (link to Staffnet)


Trust policy and Guidance

Guidelines for the Management of Coronavirus Infectious Diseases v1 03.04.2020 

COVID Management - Zone RAG Categories

COVID Pathways - 26.11.2020.pdf[pdf] 351KB

Covid Swab Testing Turnaround Limitations 

Learning Disability guidance v2 09.04.2020 

Learning disability passport v1 06.04.2020 

Management of healthcare worker exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace 11.11.2020 

Mask Fit Check

Patient Passport v1 - 04.12.2020

Removal of PPE - COVID Red Zone v1 24.03.2020

Resus - Amber area 01.04.2020

Resus - Red area 01.04.2020

SOP: COVID-19 Testing Protocol.pdf [pdf] 490KB

SOP: Management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 v2.5.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Trustwide COVID-19 Patient Screening Assessment.pdf [pdf] 395KB Updated 11.01.2021

Ward Based Respiratory Care for COVID QA 10.06.2020 

Working from Home Guidance 08.10.202


National guidance

NHSE all speciality guides


De-escalation and patient discharge

COVID-19 De-escalation Algorithm - v 5 15.04.2020

Discharge of patient policy SARS-CoV-2 UHP v2 26.03.2020

Nurse assessment v3 21.04.2020

Post Covid discharge phone call flow chart v3 21.04.2020 


COVID vaccine information

Leaflet for healthcare workers 10.12.2020 

Multiple Staff Booking Request Template 


Nightingale Hospital Exeter

The benefits of joining Team Nightingale 

Nightingale Hospital Exeter FAQ for managers and workforce leads

Nightingale Hospital Exeter FAQ for all staff

Nightingale Hospital Exeter - Secondment Registration Form

Testimonials from staff 


Staff Information

CEV Booking Request Template.xlsx[xlsx] 11KB

Change to shielding advice - Guidance for colleagues 24.03.21 [docx]

Change to sheilding advice - Guidance for managers 24.03.21 [docx]

COVID-19 Patient QA 

COVID-19 Secure Office Checklist v3 16.06.2020 

COVID-19 Staff assessment form V16 (Mar-2021)

COVID-19 Team Risk Assessment v2 05.02.2021

Critical Worker letter 06.01.2021

Domestic abuse contacts for clinicans

Enquiry Email - Portacount Face Mask Testing updated 24.09.2020

Exposure to COVID19 in the workplace 26.06.2020 

FAQ Face Masks for Staff 24.08.2020 

How to put your surgical mask on 15.06.2020

Lateral Flow Testing FAQ

Lateral Flow Test Leaflet

Letter to all staff about Surgical Masks 11.06.2020 

Management Briefing Note - Coronavirus Risk Assessments

Mandatory Training Update Oct 2020 

NHS England Improvement Stakeholder Briefing 09.11.2020

NHS Test and Trace – process for UHP staff 10.06.2020

Risk Assessment Managers Briefing 25.11.2020 

Staff track and trace website (only accesible from Trust devices)

UHP Working from home guidance 08.06.2020 

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