Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Wednesday 22nd September 2021
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:
Public Health England – Ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus – September 2021
Please see link for the updated easy read guidance on the importance of ventilation, even though we are moving into autumn and winter.
NottsHelpYourself Feedback Survey
If you’ve ever used our online health and social care community directory, we’d love to hear your views on how useful the website is. Please complete our short survey before 8 October and help shape the future of NottsHelpYourself >>
Letter from DHSC - Covid-19 booster vaccinations starting 20.09.21
Please find, via the attached pdf, a letter from Claire Armstrong, Director of Adult Social Care Delivery.
Delays to testing
During routine contact with providers our Infection Prevention Control Teams have become aware of delays to results of testing, which has caused there to be delays to services being declared open following 14 day testing. This has been discussed with colleagues within testing teams who have advised that the use of out of date swabs has been the cause to some delays with obtaining results.
Can providers/ managers please ensure that expiration dates of swabs are checked and swabs used are in date.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Frailty training package and App
As part of the Ageing Well plans for the Integrated Care System (ICS) one of the areas of focus is the identification of frailty. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) provides a shared language between all areas, helping everyone to support older people to live well.
This new frailty training package is for: All people working in health and social care who support adults 65 and over across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS.
Why this training is required: To introduce the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and ensure that the whole health and social care workforce across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS can communicate using a common language and so improve the quality of life for people living with frailty.
How to register to be notified when this training package becomes available: See the poster attached for more information and click on the link to register your interest.
Clinical Frailty Scale and App now available
Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) app is a free application that supports the Frailty Training Package outlined above. Frontline colleagues in all health and social care services can download for use on mobile devices, to undertake clinical frailty scoring with client groups in real time.
The CFS app works by responding with a simple Yes or No to a series of nine questions, starting at the most severely frail end of the scale. The response to the question identifies the level of frailty and provides a recommendation about how to approach that patient’s care and treatment with extra information to read as needed.
The app is free to download from the Apple App Store at the link below: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/clinical-frailty-scale-cfs/id1508556286. An Android version will be available very shortly.
The app is supported by the attached CFS Quick Reference Guide (attached), which has been designed as a poster to be printed for use by colleagues. Further information on the use of the CFS is also available on the Acute Frailty Network webpages here.
Care From Head to Toe Training
Date: 1st November - 9.15am – 4.00pm via Microsoft Teams
Please see attached poster for booking details.
AHP Support Workforce Apprenticeships webinar - Employer Engagement Event - Thursday 30th Sept'21 10am-12.30pm
As part of the national HEE AHP Support Worker Programme, HEE is launching a nationally led procurement and implementation of the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker and Level 5 Assistant Practitioner apprenticeships to the AHP support workforce.
HEE will be holding an employer engagement event at 10am-12.30pm on 30th Sept ’21 to provide an opportunity for employers to find out more about our ambitions, the vision for the future of AHP support workforce apprenticeships and their development including the delivery, future plans and how to get involved
Please note: this event is suitable for health and social care employers only. Attendance must be booked in advance via this form. We will be holding a separate engagement event for education providers.
Please hold the date in your diary as the meeting link will be sent to you on Wednesday 29th Sept ‘21
HEE understands this is a complex area across the professions – the link below will take you to the national programme and draft framework:
To book a place on the webinar please click on the link below:
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