CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers – Tuesday 19th January 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:
Coronavirus Social Care Update from Helen Whately – January 2021
https://dhsc-mail.co.uk/campaign/Sx1iaZDJ/51e167489cec86f27a99d9a1/75b5e614e1123df85a1253607888ba76?wp-linkindex=0&utm_campaign=Coronavirus_social_care_update_15.01.21&utm_content=dhsc-mail.co.uk&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Department_of_Health_and_Social_Care. This update covers:
- Lockdown challenges
- Infection prevention control reminders
- Innovative online resources
The COVID response toolkit has been updated
The toolkit can be found via the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS website under your health matters or by following the below link : https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/ (Updated version attached)
Whats new page
Covid Vaccination easy read resources – link added to the notice board
COVID-19 vaccination: consent forms and letters for care home residents
Designated settings for people discharged to a care setting - new link provided to new version that has been simplified and adds clarity on some points following designated paper published in December 2020
Training events, webinars and support links:
Restore2 – Deterioration Tool for use with Homecare and Care Home Residents
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 email@example.com or on 07554 779715 for further information.
Opportunity to participate webinars arranged in response to requests from providers
These webinars are being offered jointly by the Care Provider Alliances, NHSE and ADASS
WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY FROM 2 - 3.30 PM
Supporting people with COVID at end of life in their own homes - A practical session for front line home care or extra care staff who are likely to be supporting people with COVID who chose to remain at home
A practical teaching session designed to support care givers to identify and manage a patient who is dying at home in the context of COVID.
The session will consist of 3 broad parts:
- Part 1:- Recognition of indicators that a patient is entering the final phase of life
- Part 2:- System Management / Practical support from a pharmalogical and non pharmalogical perspective
- Questions and Answers
TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY FROM 10 - 11.30 AM
LD IPC and vaccination webinar for care and support providers - This is a session that looks specifically at the IPC and vaccination issues when supporting people with learning disabilities. It is open to all providers of LD services . If there are specific issues/ scenarios people would like to submit in advance we make sure the panel can try and address them otherwise it will be a basic session with plenty of time for Q &A
The webinars will be run on Teams or ZOOM – To book on to one, or both, of these events please email: EM-ADASSAdmin@nottscc.gov.uk stating which course you are interested in and sharing an email you are happy to be contacted on .
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