Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 5th May 2022
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:
Guidance on Infection Prevention and Control in ASC
Please note that the government guidance on infection prevention and control in adult social care was updated on 3 May 2022: COVID-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care. There is a useful summary of changes in the link above.
- Clarification that sessional use of masks applies to communal care settings only;
- Clarification that if an individual takes a lateral flow test due to developing symptoms, and the result of this lateral flow test is positive, they do not need to take another lateral flow test 48 hours later;
- Clarification that residents should always be able to receive one visitor inside the care home at a time during outbreaks or isolation;
- Updates to the list of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs), and guidance on PPE usage during AGPs;
- Updates to care homes visiting guidance to clarify that all visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering, not just those providing personal care;
- Updates to the list of Covid-19 symptoms, and additional guidance on identifying symptoms in frail elderly people.
Please be reminded to regularly check the relevant guidance for your setting to ensure that your staff and visitors are following it correctly.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Nursing Conference and CARE programme
Nursing Conference for primary community & social care nursing workforce – 16th June- places can be booked https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottingham-nottinghamshire-primary-community-social-care-nursing-event-tickets-277426840147?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Opportunity for nurses working in social care to express interest in CARE programme. We have engagement event planned 30th June- flyer attached and also have expression of interest form https://forms.monday.com/forms/ca3453f0748ec2830bbaff32b6b1173c?r=use1
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