Below are recordings from October's live Q&A sessions with our Chief Executive, Simon Barber, and other members of the Executive Leadership Team.

You will be able to watch these recordings on any device and do not need to be on the Trust network.

Discussion topics:

  • Keeping patients and staff safe

  • Wearing appropriate PPE

  • All boroughs are very high risk (Tier 3) areas

  • Shielding

  • Transaction update and FAQs

  • Face-to-face visits

  • Winter workwear

  • Trust charitable funds allocation

  • Wrap around support for inpatients being discharged

  • Requirement to have a negative Covid-19 test result before returning back to work after testing positive

  • Visiting guidance

  • Annual leave carry over

  • Face mask FAQs

  • Routine swabbing for our staff

  • Thank you and keep safe


Discussion topics:

  • Overview of workplace guidance messages

  • Local restrictions

  • Paul Gaythwaite tribute

  • Face masks – various Q&As

  • Eating and drinking in work settings – various Q&As

  • Rio reporting system alerts

  • Redeployment of staff to an acute setting

  • PPE guidance in different settings

  • Winter workwear

  • Workplace risk assessments

  • Face-to-face training

  • Carers' leave

  • Home working allowance

  • Transaction update

  • Covid-19 staff testing

  • Shielding letters

  • Thank you and keep safe


Discussion topics:

  • Workplace guidance around wearing surgical face masks

  • NHS Covid-19 app – pausing contact tracing at work

  • Face masks – various Q&As

  • Pausing NHS Covid-19 app in another organisation's building

  • Hypoallergenic face masks

  • Winter workwear

  • Diverting work phones to mobiles/Cisco softphone

  • Process for parents whose children need to self-isolate

  • Transaction update

  • Huge thank you to our Infection Prevention Control Team

  • Home visits with rising Covid cases in the area

  • Face-to-face training and PPE


Discussion topics:

  • New workplace guidance re surgical face masks in all areas
  • Mersey Care online staff session with Joe Rafferty and other executive directors
  • 'Call it out' around face mask compliance
  • Development opportunities for clinical staff, bands 2,3 and 4
  • Working from home / IT equipment
  • Face masks – alternatives / exemptions
  • Peer support workers
  • Annual leave carryover