Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 12th 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:
Updated local PPE guidance
Local guidance about PPE use during the COVID pandemic has been prepared by the County Council to support colleagues. This identifies when and what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be worn by staff working in care settings in Nottinghamshire, based on the national guidance published on the GOV.UK website. It also clarifies the process for requesting PPE, including how to store and distribute PPE for all teams.
The local PPE guidance has just been updated for recent changes to national adult social care guidance and for changes to PPE supply arrangements.
You can download the updated local PPE guidance from Personal Protective Equipment Guidance (PPE) | Notts Help Yourself. This webpage also includes the latest information about ordering PPE.
Care home outbreak testing flowchart
Please note that the adult social care testing guidance has been updated as of 9 May 2022 to include a flowchart outlining care home outbreak testing. There have been no other changes.
Opportunity - Young People's design competition - closing date extended until May 31
A shout out to all young people across Nottinghamshire. Channel your creativity to make a poster, video, cartoon… to explain why vaccination is so important in helping us all to live safely with COVID.
There is a range of fantastic prizes including shopping vouchers and leisure passes and winners will also have their work featured in council communication campaigns.
The deadline for Design competition has been extended until May 31st. Information available at: Our Design Competition | Nottinghamshire County Council
Training events, webinars and support links:
Skills for Care Updates
Please find attached a list of upcoming events and new resources.
Falls & Physical Activity Community of Practice
Join us, at the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Falls Prevention and Physical Activity Community Practice Event at 10am on 25th May 2022.
We held an online event in November for those across the Nottinghamshire ICS and beyond, to help hear more about how we can support those most adversely affected by lockdowns and the importance of moving more to prevent falls.
We're holding another event in May, and would love to have larger representation of those that work across all sectors. If this is something you'd be interested in, please sign up with the link below. Please feel free to circulate this to colleagues of yours that you feel would be interested.
How to improve the delivery of the Care Certificate - make sure your voice is heard
We are carrying out work for DHSC, in partnership with PA Consulting and SCIE, to understand how to improve the delivery of the Care Certificate ensuring it better meets the needs of the sector. Alongside this, Skills for Care is working hard to understand wider learning and development priorities and challenges so we can shape our offer to best support you.
We’d like to invite you to complete this short survey to influence both DHSC’s approach to Care Certificate delivery, and how Skills for Care supports wider workforce development. https://online1.snapsurveys.com/interview/c8509e3f-77ef-4f1a-af7f-8bd580e54167
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