Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
27th March 2020

COVID-19 for care homes - FAQs

Kate Wyatt, Care Provider Quality Improvement Nurse Norfolk & Waveney CCG, has issued a sheet of FAQ in response to the many queries coming in to her.

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26th March 2020

COVID-19: the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Standards

Skills for Care have been asked how social care providers can uphold the rights and decisions of people they support amid the COVID-19 emergency. Karen Morse, Head of Area and mental health lead has written a blog in response.

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26th March 2020

Skills for Care opens up its registered managers Facebook group

Skills for Care are opening their Facebook group for registered manager members of Skills for Care to all registered managers, and other front-line managers in similar roles.

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26th March 2020

Extension to expiring first aid certificates

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for Education have released a statement extending the validity of various qualifications by 3 months, including Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work.

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26th March 2020

Update: PHE guidance re discharge

Publich Health England (PHE) has issued updated advice for care providers re discharge from hospital

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25th March 2020

Skills Platform launches free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness course

Skills for Health are providing a free online resource for those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), symptoms, infection prevention, investigation, guidance and support.

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24th March 2020

COVID-19: Access NHSmail and MS Teams now

NHSmail is now available for all adult social care providers in England. Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) your organisation temporarily does not need to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit to have access to NHSmail. All NHSmail users also get free access to Microsoft Teams which includes videoconferencing..

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24th March 2020

New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.

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20th March 2020

New support for nurses working in community settings in the fight against Coronavirus

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a range of new online support for nurses in community settings who are in the front line in the battle against the Coronavirus outbreak.

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20th March 2020

Online isolation notes launched - providing proof of coronavirus absence from work

People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service.

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