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Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 4th August 2022

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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:

Care Home Companion Launch

Every care home will shortly be receiving their own unique QR code access for the Care Home Companion or can access via the generic link on the QR poster – see above. This resource will provide current expert guidance on a wide range of healthcare management issues such as hydration and nutrition, falls, tissue viability, dementia to name a few.  Take a look!!

Understanding why care staff leave – Your help needed!

Skills for Care have commissioned research looking at the reasons behind staff turnover and churn within the sector. We want to hear directly from frontline staff about their motivations for working in social care, future intentions and their perceptions on what makes a good employer. We also want to hear from those exiting their role about the reasons why, their future work plans and what needs to be done to retain them within adult social care.


We are looking for care providers to sign up to this research, which has two elements

  1. Survey link to share with existing staff – talking about their motivations for working in care, future intentions, what makes a good employer, any reasons for leaving previous care roles (if applicable)
  2. Survey link to share with staff exiting the organisation over a 6 month period (this does not replace any leavers survey or exit interview that you do), this talks about reason for leaving, future work plans and what would need to change for them to be retained in adult social care.


Any member of staff completing the short questionnaires will be entered in to a prize draw to win vouchers.  We are looking for as many completions as possible from the two pilot areas which are the North West and East Midlands.


Enclosed is a more detailed information sheet – here is the link to complete to register your commitment to taking part as an employer - - we would like employers to sign up by 10th August, so we can check there is an adequate spread of provision types and localities engaged with the research.


We would really appreciate your help in signing up and sharing these valuable questionnaires with staff

Links and resources for your ongoing information:

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit -

Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link


Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings:


Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates:

Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates:


Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time

Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care providers –


Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance:

Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care providers: –


Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin:


Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic


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: and Twitter


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 Single point of access for any covid related queries, email –

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