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Category: Home care

Webinar: Find out more about the new Vaccine of a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations

25th January 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care are running a FREE webinar on 27th Jan 14:30-15:30 for CQC registered providers to find out more about the new Vaccine of a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations which will come into force on 1 April 2022. The webinar will include details of key dates of implementation, who … Read more

UPDATED: Working safely during coronavirus

22nd December 2021

Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace with this latest update from the Government. Separate guidance is available via the link for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read more

UPDATED: Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings – updated

14th December 2021

The Government have updated their guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings to take into account exemptions and re-testing. Take a look at the updated guidance here Read more

UPDATED: How to remove and dispose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

14th December 2021

This video from Public Health England shows how to safely doff (or remove) the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for healthcare providers assessing possible cases of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with local policies and with the visual guides found here: … Read more

UPDATED: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

10th December 2021

The Government has published updated guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents in health and social care settings who have been exposed to COVID-19. Read more

UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

1st December 2021

The Government have published a framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here Read more

UPDATED: Covid-19 and providing home care

8th November 2021

The Government have updated the information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance has now been updated to reflect that clinically extremely vulnerable people are no longer required to shield  Read the guidance here Read more

UPDATED: How to order Covid-19 PPE – updated limits

22nd October 2021

The Government have updated their guidance for health and social care providers when ordering PPE through the portal. The updated guidance includes additional information on small hand hygiene order limits for domiciliary care providers. Find out more here Read more

UPDATED: Advice and guidance from SCIE about delivering face to face adult day care

24th September 2021

SCIE have published new guidance about delivering face to face adult day care, particularly as the restrictions of lockdown are eased. The guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including … Read more

UPDATED: Guidance for people receiving direct payments

24th August 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for people receiving direct payment. The updates reflect the date of the end of free PPE to all of Adult Social Care – the end of March 2022. Read the guidance here Read more