CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers – Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Please note that this email will now be sent out twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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:
Covid-19 vaccination in long term residential facilities
National guidance states that anyone in “JCVI group 6” can have their Covid-19 vaccination. This includes residents in a long-term residential facility, including those individuals on the learning disabilities register. The local NHS and councils are working together on plans for vaccination and we will begin this from this week. Local GPs and our roving team will be carrying out these vaccinations.
Many homes have already been contacted about this to discuss dates and timings. If your home has not yet been contacted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need as many staff as possible from your home to help on the day. If you do require additional support, we will work with you to provide this.
Any staff in homes who have not yet been vaccinated will also be vaccinated as part of this.
Second vaccination dose in older adult care homes
We are now working through plans for second Covid-19 vaccination doses to happen in older adult care homes. We will share more information on this soon and your care home will be contacted directly.
As before, we will need as many staff available on the day as possible to help with this.
After your Covid-19 vaccine
Please remember that even when you have received your vaccine, you must continue to follow Covid-19 IPC measures and adhere to the government guidance in place including social distancing.
NICE Guideline Briefing: Safeguarding adults and care homes
The NICE Guideline published on the 26th February includes a number of recommendations which health and social care professionals, providers and commissioners are expected to follow together with the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or the people using their service.
NSAB has arranged a briefing for these professionals and practitioners to understand this guideline and their responsibilities in relation to keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect.
The briefing will feature a presentation and a question and answer session with NICE Implementation Facilitator, Joanne McCormack.
Who is it for?
* Care home providers, managers, staff and volunteers
* Other health and social care practitioners working with adults in care homes
* Health and social care commissioners of residential care for adults
What does the briefing include?
*Safeguarding adults policy and procedure
* Care home culture, learning and management
* Induction and training in care homes
* Indicators of individual abuse and neglect
* Responding to reports of abuse or neglect
* Working with the resident at risk during a safeguarding enquiry
* How care home providers and managers should support care home staff during an enquiry
* Meetings during a safeguarding enquiry
* Indicators of organisational abuse and neglect
We request that no more than 2 members of the same organisation attend per session.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Registered Managers Meeting 10th March 2021 - Recruitment, retention and development
On behalf of your local network chair, Skills for Care is delighted to invite you to the next virtual meeting for registered managers taking place via Zoom on Wednesday 10 March 2021 from 14:00 – 16.30.
This extended network event brings together registered managers to hear from keynote speaker, social care recruitment specialist, Neil Eastwood, as well as other experts to help support you with getting, keeping and developing you staff team.
Contributors will cover topics including
▪ Managing staff in difficult times
▪ Small business support (SMEs) ▪ Routes to effective recruitment
▪ Developing a nurturing team culture
In recognition of your tireless efforts over the last year your network chair would like to send you a support pack for the meeting. To do this we will be taking your address during the booking process and this will be shared with our delivery partner.
Places are limited and advance booking is required. Book here
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 email@example.com 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