Winter Pressures

Learning & development resources around winter pressures issues

On this page you will find useful links and resources to help with winter pressures. Additional downloadable documents can be found on the left hand side of the page.


Template for free flu vaccine for care staff (residential and home care)

Click HERE to download a template you can use for your staff to take to a local community pharmacist to get the free vaccine. It has been suggested that the pharmacist be the first point of call as some GPs may not have enough stocks of the vaccine to cope with the extra demand from care workers.


Open letter from the NHS to Care providers

Click HERE to download the letter explaining the flu vaccine situation for 2018/19


Flu poster to download, print and put up in your workplace.


Practical resources to support health and social care staff to reduce delayed transfers of care

NHS England and NHS Improvement have developed in partnership with the Queen’s Nursing Institute five key digital grab guides. This is in recognition of the pressures and challenges that can continue to build in the system during the winter months.

Through using these guides, health and social care staff can address the evidence that staying in hospital for longer than required drives adverse outcomes for patients.

  • Act now - maximise your leadership this winter
  • Act now - plan for discharge early
  • Act now - getting people “home first”
  • Act now - new technology to find care home availability
  • Act now - look after yourself, look after others: flu immunisation

The guides can be downloaded from:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/leadingchange/staff-leadership/practical-resources-supporting-delayed-transfers-of-care/


 

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