CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers – Thursday 25th February 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:
Accessing Covid 19 Vaccinations for People you Support
In England, the vaccine is being offered to the following people:
- people aged 64 and over
- people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers
- people who are eligible for Carer's Allowance – find out more about Carer's Allowance on GOV.UK
In addition to the above people who are on the Learning Disability GP register will be eligible to receive their covid 19 vaccination.
For People living in Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe.
To book appointments please access the booking link (below) or contact 0115 883 4640 between 8am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) and 9am-5pm (Sat to Sun). Family, carers and supporters can contact the booking line for somebody. The booking line can take requests for individual care needs (reasonable adjustments) which they will share with the vaccination centre or roving service. They can also arrange transport if required. Some GP practices will also be holding local clinics for people in the clinically vulnerable category registered with them.
Please see the below link for more information about accessing vaccinations in this area
For People living in Bassetlaw
For information about booking vaccinations in Bassetlaw please follow the below link or call 119.
We have also included some links to easy read documentation which gives information about the vaccination and what to expect after the vaccination:
Care home residents to be allowed one visitor as part of cautious easing of lockdown
Care home residents will be able to be visited indoors by a single, named individual from 8 March as part of the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions. The scheme will allow a single visitor to hold hands indoors with their relative or contact in a care home, and make repeat visits under carefully designed conditions to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.
Further guidance will be published before the launch of the single, named visitor scheme on 8 March. In the meantime please start to think about your care home in the respect of management of the visits and necessary risk assessments - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/care-home-residents-to-be-allowed-one-visitor-as-part-of-cautious-easing-of-lockdown
Department of Health & Social Care Newsletter – Regular coronavirus testing update for care home managers in England.
Please find attached the latest edition.
Watch and Share with Staff
“It was over in a minute & I didn’t even feel it.”
Nottingham care home worker Dominique has had her Covid vaccination - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btR20nKN5PU
If you are a frontline health & social care worker book now:
0r call - 0115 883 4640
Training events, webinars and support links:
How to access training on Restore2 a tool for recognising deterioration in residents or service users
To provide support and guidance through COVID-19 and beyond the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs have partnered with East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub to support care homes and home care providers that do not currently use a tool for recognising deterioration in residents or service users. This package is for all homes that do not currently use a deterioration tool or would like to know more about RESTORE2.
RESTORE 2 can help you and your staff to spot deterioration from COVID-19 related illness or recognise non-COVID-19 related deterioration and act to decrease avoidable hospital admissions.
RESTORE2 uses three tools (Soft Signs, NEWS2 and SBARD) which when used in unison create a robust process for early identification of the signs of deterioration and appropriate and timely escalating (if required). For home care RESTORE2Mini may be more appropriate. This focuses on Soft Signs and SBARD only.
The lead trainer for RESTORE2 across Nottinghamshire, Michele Tuttle, works for the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub and is able to deliver training RESTORE2. During the current climate this is being delivered virtually via MS Teams or Zoom. Michele can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07554 779715 for further information.
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
Late Career Support & Development Programme
Dates: 5th 6th & 7th of May 2021
The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS are delighted to be hosting a 3 day virtual programme for healthcare professionals over 50. The programme has been co-designed with late career staff see the attached application form for further information. Please send all completed applications forms to Rebecca.email@example.com
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