Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Tuesday 12th October 2021
Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
Ageing Well Care Homes Framework - Important Please Read
Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to establish a framework of experienced providers of care home services (not individual care homes unless the provider operates a single care home only) to offer placements to older individuals, usually aged 65 and over, in CQC registered establishments located in Nottinghamshire (including Nottingham City).
Bidders must have experience of delivering relevant care home services and currently be providing care home services in Nottinghamshire or have appropriate services already in development. It is not the Authority’s intention to encourage the development of additional care home provision through this project.
The tender for this Framework is being run through the ProContract procurement system. For more details and to bid you should go to the website www.eastmidstenders.org and find project reference DN506252, titled Ageing Well Care Homes Framework.
If your organisation is not already registered as a supplier on ProContract you will need to do this first. We have attached our Supplier Guide which may help you with bidding through the ProContract system.
CCG Quality Concerns Referral Form for Care Home use
Have you experienced issues with a healthcare provider that could not be resolved? Do you have concerns around the quality of care delivery? Please use the Quality Concerns Referral Form attached to inform the Clinical Commissioning Group of your concerns to enable them to identify any themes and trends. This will allow for proactive interventions which will improve care delivery across the system.
Important Capacity Tracker update for Care Home staff regarding COVID exemption self-certification and those vaccinated abroad
Dear Capacity Tracker User,
As you will be aware, DHSC have asked Capacity Tracker to capture additional information for Care Home staff and agency staff regarding COVID exemption self-certification and those staff that have been vaccinated abroad. Details of these changes were first communicated to you via the Capacity Tracker Bulletin sent on 29.09.21. However, due to unforeseen complications and the need to include a count of staff in receipt of a NHS COVID Pass medical, the changes scheduled for the evening of Thursday 7th October have had to be revised to the evening of Monday 11th October 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Government guidance on temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in Care Homes can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-medical-exemptions-for-covid-19-vaccination-of-people-working-or-deployed-in-care-homes
Capacity Tracker guidance on how to complete the new vaccination information will be published shortly within the Resource Centre, What's New Section and a new notification posted on the Capacity Tracker message board when it becomes available.
With kind regards
Capacity Tracker Team on behalf of DHSC
When a resident falls, the information you give to when you call 999 or 111 may affect how urgent it is assessed to be - and so the speed of response.
Before you call think:
Does this resident need an ambulance – is an urgent response required? Could other healthcare services in your usual care home Multi-Disciplinary Team support for what is needed?
If you call think:
- Be with the patient throughout the call – information given should be based on what’s happening now so any deterioration can be captured.
- Provide as much information as possible as to the circumstances of the fall such as when and how did it happen? How long has the person been on the floor etc?
- State any new observations in the residents presentation such as new confusion, pain, limb deformity, bleeding, changed behaviour
- Please do not call again unless the patient deteriorates. An ETA cannot be given. The ambulance service will get to you as soon as they can.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Collaborative Care Forum- Tuesday 19th October 13:30-15:00
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Or call in (audio only)
+44 20 3855 5316,,643325506# United Kingdom, London
Phone Conference ID: 643 325 506#
Trent Bridge Community Trust – Forget Me Notts
Please see the attached flyer for free sporting activities and social interaction sessions for those living with dementia and their carers.
Links and resources for your ongoing information:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit - https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/
Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link: https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk/join?wp-linkindex=6
Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-social-care-guidance
Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/document.page?id=Igc3gkzdlkc
Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care providers – www.asklion.co.uk/providercornercovid-19
Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/site.page?id=m6iCJfa2C4w&newdirectorychannel=0
Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care providers: – www.asklion.co.uk/ppe
Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme
Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic: https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/COVID19CARE/?appcode=COVID19CARE
Social media channels for latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottinghamshire County Council on Facebook or on twitter @NottsCC
Social media channels for the latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottingham City Council ‘My Nottingham’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mynottingham and Twitter https://twitter.com/mynottingham
For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address email@example.com if you have questions for the team and if you are not sure who else to ask.
For further queries – Nottingham City providers – Please use the Single point of access for any covid related queries, email – CV19@nottinghamcity.gov.uk