DHSC Testing Webinars
DHSC are offering a series of live and recorded webinars for a range of care settings.
Care staff can claim immigration health surcharge reimbursement
Tens of thousands of international health and care staff not covered by the health and care visa launched in August, but who have worked in the NHS or care sector since 31 March 2020, are now exempt from the immigration health surcharge (IHS) and will no longer have to pay to use NHS services. Overseas NHS and care workers are now able to claim their reimbursement from the surcharge.
CQC transitional regulatory approach rolled out for adult social care
CQC Chief Inspectors and Deputy Chief Inspector have issued a joint statement setting out how they will regulate during the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From 6 October, the transitional regulatory approach is flexible and builds on learning from the height of the pandemic.
Read the CQC joint statement >
NHSX iPads for care homes offer
NHSX are offering iPads to help care homes provide care to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The iPads will allow staff in care homes to hold video consultations with health and care professionals, use NHSmail (a secure NHS internal email service) and connect care home residents with loved ones remotely.
Challenging Behaviour Foundation Quick Read Guide to Challenging Behaviour
The CBF have produced a Quick Read Guide to Challenging Behaviour for families.
Read the guide >
The CBF also have some useful information about guidance and ideas for family contact in their summer newsletter.
Read the CBF summer newsletter here >
Down's Syndrome Association emotional wellbeing resources launched
Following a 40% rise in calls to its helpline, the Down’s Syndrome Association have launched new resources to help look after the emotional well-being of people who have Down’s syndrome, and which are also applicable for anyone with a learning disability.
Access Down's Syndrome Association emotional wellbeing resources >