Free flu vaccines for health and social care workers
Public Health England (PHE) have launched a campaign encouraging staff working across Health and Social Care to get their free flu vaccine. This year, with circulation of coronavirus, flu vaccination is more important than ever, with the largest ever flu vaccination programme being planned. The vaccine protects you, your family and those you care for from the flu.
Get free resources including flyers, posters and stickers to encourage your colleagues to get vaccinated at the PHE website >
Hospital discharge service guidance
Guidance has been published on how health and care systems should support the safe and timely discharge of people who no longer need to stay in hospital.
Read the full guidance at Gov.uk >
Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support has been brought together in one location.
Read the full adult social care overview at Gov.uk >
CQC engagement exercise: Market Oversight provider guidance
CQC would like to hear your views and feedback on changes they are proposing to make to their Market Oversight guidance. Since April 2015, they have had a statutory responsibility to monitor and assess the financial sustainability of those care organisations in England that local authorities would find difficult to replace should they fail and become unable to carry on delivering a service. Collectively, these providers represent around 30% of the adult social care market in England.
Visit the CQC website to share your feedback >
Challenging Behaviour Foundation updated Covid-19 resources
Practical information and Covid resources including:
Share your views: next steps for CQC Provider Collaboration Reviews
The first series of Provider Collaboration Reviews have focused on the interface between health and adult social care for the over-65 population group, as this group has been particularly affected by coronavirus.
CQC's ambition is to look at provider collaboration in all Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) areas. They are keen to hear your views on the areas and pathways of systems, and which different population groups future reviews could focus on.
Share your views in this short CQC survey >
Baily Thomas funding for projects that address severe learning disabilities
Registered Charities can apply for grants to help children and adults with severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st December 2020. Applications for £10,000 and below can be submitted at any time.
Find out more on the Baily Thomas website >
NICE: Decision making and mental capacity
NICE has issued a quality standard which covers decision making in people aged 16 and over, using health and social care services, who may need help with making their own decisions. It is aligned with the aims and principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant Codes of Practice and should be used in conjunction with these.
See full details of this quality standard on the NICE website >
Webinars: Virtual visits to social care centres of digital innovation
National Care Forum’s Hubble Project, funded by NHS Digital’s Digital Pathfinders Programme, helps care providers to understand the benefits of technology. It offers providers the chance to virtually visit ‘innovation hubs’ (via webinar) to learn how other care providers have introduced, used and evaluated digital technology to improve care.
The sessions cover a wide range of technology so that they will be of value to all care providers, regardless of where they are on the digital journey. Places are limited across the 30 sessions which run from September to early December.
Find out more and request your place >
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