Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 6th May 2021
We are currently reviewing the format and frequency of these bulletins as we move from a COVID focus to a wider recovery phase of operation. This bulletin has been well received throughout the pandemic by care providers and health and social care partners. We are now interested to know your thoughts on how it could continue to be a useful method of joined up communication going forward. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts on what you would like to keep and the changes you would like to see made.
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:
Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home visits
Care home residents can now visit a friend or family member’s garden, or go on walks in places such as parks or public gardens without self-isolating when they return. They must be accompanied by either a care worker or nominated visitor and follow the government guidelines of washing hands regularly, keeping social distance, and remaining outside, in line with step 2 of the roadmap.
Read the guidance:
Vaccination FAQs for Social Care Providers
There is lots of information and facts about the COVID-19 vaccines and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire vaccination programme available at: Vaccination FAQs - NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG (nottsccg.nhs.uk). The FAQs on the attached document are intended to supplement the information on that portal.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Skills for Care – The wonderful world of nursing in social care
Virtual Event on Wednesday 19th May from 10:00-12:30 – please see attached flyer for further information
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 18th May 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Topics – Restore2 and the benefits of adopting this process, Frailty & Infection and Frailty and Preparing to implement the Clinical Frailty Scale for use across health and social care
Tuesday 15th June 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Topics – To be agreed – please let us have your suggestions
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