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Messages in September

Email communications sent from Adults Commissioning team in September 2020.  This includes guidance and important information about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Public Health COVID-19 message to Providers - 28 September 2020

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A dedicated message from Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health, on national and local guidance for care home visiting.

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 25 September 2020

This issue includes:

  • The Winter Plan PPE Assistance and support for providers
  • Care Home Flu Vaccination programme information
  • Video tips from Public Health Cornwall; staff sharing a car and hospital admissions vs attendance
  • Information for obtaining reactive employee Covid tests: essential worker "Employer Reference Portal"
  • Antibody testing for care staff and providers - new testing locations
  • An update from the national team regarding care home testing
  • How to join an innovation research project using satellite technology to improve connectivity for health
  • Invitation to join East Cornwall Care Homes focus group
  • New route into social care roles with Dynamo Healthcare Training and DWP
  • Digital Care of the Future webinar from Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care Learning Partnership (CAHSC)


COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 22 September 2020

This issue includes:

  • Reminder that the second Provider Return is due today for the Infection Control Grant 
  • Guidance from the Winter Plan regarding staff movement and 'safe' visiting
  • Where to find prior grant fund return summaries


COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 16 September 2020

This issue includes:

  • Letter from Stuart Miller to Providers highlighting rising COVID-19 infection rates, testing and use of PPE
  • Information about changes to social distancing rules
  • Updates to the DHSC email address
  • Updated information on the Antibody Testing 
  • Care Home Residents 111 bypass number details
  • Information about Flu Vaccinations
  • Dates and information on the Care Sector Winter Webinar Series
  • Request for residents to share experiences of the COVID-19 test system
  • Details about a session on Improving Oral Health Training in Care Homes
  • Dates and information around Leg Ulcer Management training
  • Details about the extension to the Proud to Care Learning and Development survey
  • Survey of Pay Setting  in Adult Social Care link
  • Details about the Advanced Clinical Practice South West Regional survey


COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 14 September 2020

This issue includes:

  • Information about testing for patients and timely discharges from hospital into the community

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 9 September 2020

This issue includes:

  • Hospital Admission v Hospital Attendance: Covid testing for Care Home residents explained
  • Care home retesting information
  • Details about a Care Home support Facebook group
  • Webinar invitation: “Learning from the Covid-19 Outbreak at Pengover Nursing Home”. Eventbrite booking page link.
  • Information about Training and Induction for social care staff from Dynamo Healthcare Training
  • Information about End of Life (EoL) Learning Path and Teams links
  • Link to the Proud to Care Learning and Development Survey


COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 3 September 2020

This issue includes:

  • Information on Professional Care Worker's Week.  
  • Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus - a new summary of all previous guidance
  • last chance to contribute to Learning and Development Survey 
  • Information about the End of Life learning path including links to joint Teams Meetings in September
  • Webinar for learning from COVID-19 on 15th September
  • Information about Star 6 line for out of hours clinical support reminder
  • Details for Care Homes testing queries
  • Information about September expansion of Whole Care Homes Testing
  • Antibody Testing for Staff information