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Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 22nd April 2021

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 22nd April 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 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:



The final grant returns for spend up to the end of March 21 are now overdue.

  • ICF2 and Rapid Care home testing returns were due 15/4/21 and
  • Workforce Capacity fund return was due 19/4/21


Please find attached a copy of the following grant return forms;

  • Workforce Capacity Fund
  • Care Home Rapid Testing Fund
  • Infection Control Fund (ICF) Round 2


Please submit your returns this week as we have to finalise the return to the government including repaying any unspent grant. Thank you. For any queries, please contact:



Details of the grant conditions for ICF3 – April-June

ICF funding is being extended from April to June 2021. The guidance in the link below, sets out the measures that the new Infection Control and Testing Fund will support, including distribution of funds, conditions on funds and reporting requirements: Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund - GOV.UK (


Please find the link to the online form here: Infection Control and Testing Fund Your Details Form - Section 1 - Section 2 - config - Nottinghamshire County Council


Please Note: We will not be able to process any new grant until there has been a return submitted for any outstanding grant returns, in addition providers are in danger of having to repay the grant money received so far if we haven’t had a final return. Thank you.



Care Homes Digital Audit Reminder - your feedback is important!

Please help – by completing the attached questionnaire. Your feedback will help inform future plans to ensure your Care Homes have access to great technology and digital equipment that will help to support the future health and well-being of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire residents.


We would like to understand the current availability of digital devices and the quality of internet services in your care home. We are also keen to hear what additional support and training you may need, to get the most from digital technology and devices.


Completing the questionnaire will take no more than 20-30 minutes of your time. Your responses are very important – they will help to support change and future investment.


All responses are confidential and will be anonymised. Please return your completed survey to as soon as you can.


Thank you to those Care Homes who have already returned a completed questionnaire.




Training events, webinars and support links:


Collaborative Care Forum Slides from 20th April

Thank you to everyone who attended the forum on Tuesday, we had excellence attendance and good feedback.

Please find attached the presentations from the forums, which include all the links and contact details from the topics discussed.


If you would like to receive calendar invitations for the forums, please follow the below instructions.


Collaborative Care Forums – Future forum dates for your diary

If you would like to receive these links as calendar invitations, please email 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 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 -


Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link:


Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings:


Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates:

Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates:


Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time:

Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care


Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance:

Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care


Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin:


Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic:


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: and Twitter





For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address 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 –

Find Us on Facebook

Facebook is monitored during office hours Monday - Friday, however if your enquiry is serious, urgent or involves personal details, we advise you to contact the team on 0300 500 80 80 or email:

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