Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Wednesday 9th June 2021
Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:
REQUEST FOR ALL SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS - We need your help to understand the current use of the Clinical Frailty Scale across the county. If you are a social care provider in Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire County, please answer this question:
“Do you use the Clinical Frailty Scale in your care setting?”
Simply reply to this email with just a ‘YES’ or ‘NO’:
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
Thank you letter to adult social providers
Please find below a link to a letter from Helen Whately- Minister for Care, Matt Hancock - Secretary of State, Deborah Sturdy – Chief Nurse and Lyn Romeo – Chief Social Worker FINAL_COPY_ASC_Thank_You_Letter_003_.pdf (mcusercontent.com)
Heatwave Plan Resources for Care Homes
Please find attached information on how to support vulnerable people before and during a heatwave.
HSE Bulletin - Personal protective equipment and heat: risk of heat stress
Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in warm/hot environments increases the risk of heat stress. Measures to control the temperature of clinical environments and enable staff to make behavioural adaptations to stay cool and well hydrated should be made. Staff may require more frequent breaks and the frequency of PPE changes may increase. Find the bulletin attached for further information and advice (labelled CEM_CMO_2021_012). Please note there is no change to national PPE guidance.
ICS - No Change Poster
Vaccination is not a reason to relax COVID precautions. Vigilance with PPE and social distancing in the care home environment must continue with the circulation of the new variant and the increasing number of cases in Nottinghamshire.
Loneliness Awareness Week - w/c 14th June
Please find attached some resources that PH have collated that cover suicide prevention and older adult mental well-being.
- OPMH Booklet 2020
- OPMH Booklet print version
- Safe to talk leaflet
Training events, webinars and support links:
Reminder of PBS Training opportunities
The Learning Disability Partnership has funding to provide level 4 and level 5 PBS training - please see attached flyers and application criteria for further information.
We are hopeful that any applicants will be willing to be actively engaged in the COP (Community of Practice) to provide, jointly with other trainers, awareness raising sessions for PBS and drop in sessions twice a year. Prioritisation for the training will be given to those who are supporting people to be discharged from hospital to community and those who are supporting preventing admissions to hospital
Please complete the EOI (Expression of Interest) attached to identify delegates for the training and return to TCPlearninganddevelopment@nottshc.nhs.uk by 11th June 2021.
Disclosure and Barring Service Webinar: Friday 23rd July 10-12pm
In collaboration with the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board and the Adult Social Work Team in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, the Regional Outreach Advisor for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) in the East Midlands, Lizzie Whittington, will be delivering a free workshop to organisations across Nottinghamshire about the role of DBS and safer recruitment practices.
This 2 hour workshop will explain the purpose of the DBS, the part it plays in safer recruitment and how different DBS products and services work. We will cover:
- What types of DBS checks are available and their eligibility
- The update service
- How information is filtered on DBS certificates
- How “regulated activity” with adults is defined
- What leads to an individual being added to the “barred list”?
- Relevant conduct and the harm test
- When do you have a legal duty to make a referral?
- How to make a good quality barring referral
- Q & A
This training is relevant for those who are involved in the recruitment and management of staff who care for adults with care and support needs including; Care Home and Domiciliary Care Managers, Health and Social care Managers, Safeguarding Leads, HR Managers and Officers as well as anyone who wants to learn about how DBS products and services can support your own safeguarding practices. Come along to meet your local DBS Regional Outreach Advisor and learn more about how we can work together to help make recruitment safer.
The Mary Seacole Leadership Programme
The application process for Mary Seacole Leadership programme is now open and welcomes applications from social care
Who is the target audience for this programme?
The Mary Seacole programme is for first line and aspiring leaders and managers working in both health and social care settings. Whilst up until now the delegates have been mostly from healthcare organisations the team behind the programme are working with social care to ensure that the content can be delivered in a user-friendly way, mindful of the different challenges experienced by social care colleagues. To achieve this the local programme has recruited and trained facilitators from social care to work with the team, to start to transform the content and deliver the workshops.
All applicants MUST have the line managers’ support, AND MUST be available to attend the mandatory virtual workshops.
The cost of the programme is: £150.
Application forms should be sent to: email@example.com.
Deadline for applications is: Friday 25th June 2021.
A new chair for Nottinghamshire Registered Managers Network
Due to a change in circumstances we are looking for a new chair for the Nottinghamshire Registered Managers Network.
Skills for Care support registered managers networks across the country, these are run by and for managers, who direct the agenda and discussions.
Local networks aim to better equip registered managers to meet the challenges they face and reduce instances of professional isolation. At each network, managers share knowledge, hear from guest speakers and gain peer support.
At a national level these networks support efforts to promote and maintain the profile, identity and professional development of the registered manager role within the adult social care sector. At a local level networks are often an opportunity to communicate with local health care system leads as well as host of organisations relevant to local care services including employment and training partners and speakers for organisations such as NICE, the Care Quality Commission and ACAS.
Skills for Care’s locality managers support the networks and there is now a small budget for speakers, funding to cover administrative and meeting costs for chairs, as well as development opportunities with other network chairs across the region.
If you are a registered manager and may be interested in taking on this role it would be great to hear from you. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lucy on 07925035111.
Collaborative Care Forums – Future forum dates for your diary
If you would like to receive these links as calendar invitations, please email email@example.com with you name, organisation and the email address you would like us to use. In the email confirm that you give permission for us to send you the invitation and understand that this will mean sharing the email address you provide with others.
If this is not something you wish to do you will still be able to enter the following links manually into your calendars to save the date and remember to join. Thank you.
Tuesday 15th June 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Topics – Feedback on Provider Survey Results and Lessons learned
Tuesday 13th July 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Topics – Growing, supporting and retaining your workforce.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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