Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd

Winter Pressures & Flu

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.

Care Providers Health Bulletin - Flu Special Edition 2019

Download it here.


Letters for social care workers to access the flu vaccine

Standard Letter on behalf of Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Public Health England, that outlines a care worker’s eligibility for a free flu vaccination. This must be acknowledged when the appointment for vaccination is made with the GP surgery or pharmacy. To access a vaccination, the eligible health and social care workers/frontline hospice staff should take this letter and appropriate confirmation of their eligibility to a GP practice or pharmacy that is delivering this service. This could be an ID badge, a letter from their employers or a recent pay slip.

Standard Letter

Template Letter which can be edited by a care provider organisation to include details of the company the staff work for, and relevant contact details. This is the version that has been used in previous years’ flu vaccination campaigns. Again, to access a vaccination, the eligible health and social care workers/frontline hospice staff should take this letter and appropriate confirmation of their eligibility to a GP practice or pharmacy that is delivering this service. This could be an ID badge, a letter from their employers or a recent pay slip.

Template letter for social care workers 


N&SCS Flu and Norovirus guide and ten top tips

N&SCS Flu and Norovirus Guide

N&SCS Flu and Norovirus Ten Top Tips A3 poster

N&SCS Flu and Norovirus Ten Top Tips poster (2xA4 sheets) - for printers that don't do A4


Publish Health England - Winter illness preparation advice for all care homes in the east of England

Letter from Dr Jörg Hoffmann GMC4484233 Deputy Director Health Protection PHE East of England on behalf of the East of England Health Protection Team (issued October 2019)

Public Health England Guidance on the management of outbreaks of influenza like illness (ILI) in care homes - poster


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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