Nottingham and Nottinghamshire UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Wednesday 8th November 2023

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Wednesday 8th November 2023


Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:




Save The Date: Infection Control Link Champion Meeting, Thursday 23rd November 1.30pm to 3pm on MS Teams


Available to all care homes, both nursing & residential for younger and older adults, these bi-monthly sessions are an opportunity to access knowledge, learning and regular updates. Please see the attached flyer (1.)  and information below for further information.


Hosted by: Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board Infection Prevention & Control Team

When: Thursday 23rd November 2023

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm

Where: Online using MS Teams

Who should Attend: Dedicated Infection Control Link Champion and/or other appropriate nominated staff

All homes are invited to be represented whether you have a nominated IPC Link Champion or not. Support is available to any home wanting to introduce an Infection Control Link Champion to their setting

Topics & Updates this month: Hydration project, Diarrhoea & Vomiting, Norovirus, Flu, plus questions and answers on IPC related topics and guidance on a variety of Infection Control subjects .

If you have topics for future sessions that you would like us to support, please let us know


Link to join the meeting:


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 324 896 117 282
Passcode: xVJ6B2




DHSC News: Launch of the Flu and COVID-19 national marketing campaign

Dear Care Providers

DHSC have launched the national marketing campaign encouraging those that are eligible but still unvaccinated to come forward for their flu and COVID-19 vaccines this autumn/winter. The campaign focuses on the need for increased protection during winter when there is an increased likelihood of catching both flu and/or COVID-19, both of which can be very serious. This is why people 65 and over, those with some ongoing health conditions and pregnant women are eligible for both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this winter. Children are also eligible for a free flu nasal spray. 

There are also plenty of materials for your organisation to use to get involved, which can all be found on the campaign resource centre Winter Vaccinations | Campaigns | Campaign Resource Centre (, and will be updated with all the content over the coming week.

Key links

Press release link and below in full: UKHSA campaign: ‘get winter strong’ with flu and COVID-19 vaccines - GOV.UK (

Toolkit: Flu and COVID vaccination campaign 202324 - stakeholder toolkit v4 (Nov 23).docx - Google Docs 

CRC: Winter Vaccinations | Campaigns | Campaign Resource Centre (



New and updated information/guidance, training events, webinars and support links:


National Safeguarding Adults Week 20th – 24th November 2023


The Nottingham City Safeguarding Adults Board Training Learning and Improvement Subgroup have developed the attached (2.) comms pack for organisations, to share what they are doing for National Adult Safeguarding Awareness week, and to provide some resources for you to use.


The pack should guide you on what to share within your organisation in the lead up to National Adult Safeguarding Awareness Week, as well as what you can do throughout the week to promote messages around adult safeguarding.


Also attached (2.1 - 2.5) are detailed flyers on what’s on through Monday to Friday, please note that some training places are limited.


The webinars detailed are free to attend and are open to all health and social care staff, Police, Fire & Rescue, Probation, Prison staff, residential and nursing home staff, housing services (both NCC and Housing Associations), Community safety, voluntary and community services, PAs and domiciliary care and formal/informal carers working with adults across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


We hope you find the pack and flyers useful and that it helps your staff to access the resources available to support their work. Please share the attached resources with your colleagues.




Digitising Social Care Records


NHS England funding, held locally by Nottinghamshire County Council, is available for adult social care providers who start using a Digital Social Care Record from the Assured solutions for digital social care records | Digitising Social Care list.


Please see attached further information (3.), including useful links, contact details and upcoming NHS England interactive webinars on 22nd and 29th November.




Register for your free place at the Care Conference 2024 and enter the Care Awards


Health Innovation East Midlands are hosting the Care Conference and Awards 2024 to celebrate care to be proud of, making a difference to care home residents, service users and staff. It will recognise and show appreciation for your achievements, and the fantastic contribution you make to driving quality improvements in care.


Find out more on the attached (4 & 4.1) flyers and click here to register to attend.


Care Awards: Nominations can be from people receiving care, families of people receiving care, carers, care managers and staff, other care homes and care providers, and anyone who works with the care home or domiciliary care sector. To help you prepare your entry, register to attend our online masterclass on how to write a successful nomination. Enter by 31 Jan 2024



•              Care Home of the Year

•              Care Home Carer of the Year

•              Care Home Manager of the Year

•              Care Home Support Team of the Year

•              Home Carer of the Year

•              Home Care Provider of the Year



Skills for Care Moving Up Bookings Now Open


Skills for Care Moving Up programme supports Black and Asian minority groups who are managers or aspiring managers and have the desire and drive to progress in their career but are facing blockages and resistance preventing them from doing so.


Taking part in the programme gives participants an increased understanding of who they are, their strengths and weaknesses and a variety of techniques to help overcome any personal challenges. It will focus on increasing confidence and self-belief, to allow growth and progression to where they want to be in their career. 


The next programme dates (which are three live online sessions) are:

  • Wednesday 31 January 2024, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Monday 8 April 2024, 09:30 - 16:00


Find out more and book (Flyers attached 5 & 5.1)




Skills for Care updates for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire


Please find attached (6 and 6.1) November updates from Skills for Care, including details on upcoming events and webinars and the launch of the latest ‘State of Adult Social Care sector and workforce in England’ report.



Engagement, Co-Production Working Groups, Recruitment:


Nottinghamshire County Council Networking & Information Sharing Event


Care Support and Enablement and Supported Living


At County Hall

Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

14th November 2023

12:00 – 16:00

Please join us at this free event for some face-to-face networking and information sharing opportunities. We are inviting Care Support and Enablement Providers, Managers and Staff to bring your lunch and spend the afternoon with us. We will have guest speakers from the Care Association and numerous stalls with information to support Winter Planning, Digital Social Care, Public Health topics and much more.

We hope to see you there!

Please book your place by emailing:




Oliver McGowan Lead Trainer Vacancy


Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a person with experience in health and social care who is passionate about learning disabilities and autism for the above post. This may be someone from any health and social care background who has work experience of lived experience or learning disability or autism.

Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Lead Trainer, Band 7

Fixed/secondment: 12 months, starting ASAP. 

Hours: Full time, would consider part time.

Role: Lead and co-ordinate the delivery of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training for Learning Disability and Autism across the Nottinghamshire Integrated Health System.

Link here.




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 ASKLiON email address or visit


  1. 1. IPC Link Meeting Flyer - Nov 23 updated
  2. 2. National Adult Safeguarding Awareness Week November 2023 - Comms Pack for Nottingham City SAB
  3. 2.1 Safeguarding Adults Week Monday
  4. 2.2 Safeguarding Adults Week Tuesday
  5. 2.3 Safeguarding Adults Week Wednesday
  6. 2.4 Safeguarding Adults Week Thursday
  7. 2.5 Safeguarding Adults Week Friday
  8. 3. DSCRs - Care Provider Bulletin 08112023
  9. 4. Care Awards Flyer
  10. 6. SKILLS FOR CARE UPDATE Nottingham and Nottinghamshire


Page last reviewed: 13/11/2023

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