Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Tuesday 14th September 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:
Video from the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council
To all providers
There has been much discussion about social care in recent weeks as Government considered plans for Adult Social Care reform and funding. Amongst all of this discussion, for me it is important that we emphasise that Social Care is essential in enabling many people to enjoy a good life at different ages and points in their life when support is needed.
For all of us working in the different roles and services that make up Adult Social Care, the last 18 months has been tough at times and it is important to recognise the work that all of our staff do. The Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council wanted to pass on his personal thanks and to recognise that underneath all of the media attention is a workforce who deserve a personal thank you.
Adult Social Care and Health
Here’s the link to the Leader video thanking social care staff:
FAO: All Provider – Continued use of PPE
Due to the vulnerability of those requiring care in care home settings or in the community, there is no change to PPE advice. You need to wear PPE for personal care of all individuals you care for:
• whether the person you are giving personal care to has symptoms or is known to have COVID-19 or not
• regardless of the age of the person you are caring for
• no matter what your role is
See the following link for more information: PPE guide for community and social care settings (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Face Covering Poster
Please find attached a poster that you can display in your care setting to support the message of the continued use of face coverings for visitors and staff.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Frailty training package and App
As part of the Ageing Well plans for the Integrated Care System (ICS) one of the areas of focus is the identification of frailty. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) provides a shared language between all areas, helping everyone to support older people to live well.
This new frailty training package is for: All people working in health and social care who support adults 65 and over across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS.
Why this training is required: To introduce the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and ensure that the whole health and social care workforce across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS can communicate using a common language and so improve the quality of life for people living with frailty.
How to register to be notified when this training package becomes available: See the poster attached for more information and click on the link to register your interest.
Clinical Frailty Scale and App now available
Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) app is a free application that supports the Frailty Training Package outlined above. Frontline colleagues in all health and social care services can download for use on mobile devices, to undertake clinical frailty scoring with client groups in real time.
The CFS app works by responding with a simple Yes or No to a series of nine questions, starting at the most severely frail end of the scale. The response to the question identifies the level of frailty and provides a recommendation about how to approach that patient’s care and treatment with extra information to read as needed.
The app is free to download from the Apple App Store at the link below: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/clinical-frailty-scale-cfs/id1508556286. An Android version will be available very shortly.
The app is supported by the attached CFS Quick Reference Guide (attached), which has been designed as a poster to be printed for use by colleagues. Further information on the use of the CFS is also available on the Acute Frailty Network webpages here.
Collaborative Care Forum- Tuesday 21st September 13:30-15:00
- News & Updates
- Enhanced Health in Care Homes
- Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Support Offer
- Memory Lane App to support dementia residents
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Or call in (audio only)
+44 20 3855 5316,,430789546# United Kingdom, London
Phone Conference ID: 430 789 546#
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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.
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