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Messages in February 2021

Email communications sent from Adults Commissioning team in February and March 2021.  This includes guidance and important information about the COVID-19 outbreak. 

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 12 March 2021

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  • Updated guidance for care home residents on the Shielded Patient List
  • Recent vaccination Q and A session recording – to share with staff
  • Alex Cundy talks about hand hygiene with PPE
  • Domiciliary care: registering PCR test results online – poster for staff
  • Workforce Capacity Fund – reminder to respond by 15 March
  • Opportunity! Funded project for digital skills to people with learning disabilities – due by 15 March
  • Care Homes – uplift and joint contract application now live
  • Home Care - contract extension notice
  • Home care services inflationary uplift notice
  • Nurse Associate Apprenticiship – a new route into nursing in adult social care
  • Car Parking permit for Care Workers – renew or apply now
  • Please update the Capacity Tracker daily

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 5 March 2021

  • Special issue regarding updated guidance for care home visiting

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 3 March 2021

  • Covid vaccination update for people with learning disability and/or autism
  • Notice about unpaid carers and Covid vaccine
  • Vaccination clinics at Treliske Hospital site - location update
  • Link for the latest Vaccine rollout updates
  • Can you help? Care workers to talk about vaccines
  • Testing for Personal Assistants (PAs)
  • Domiciliary care providers: registering PCR test results online – your feedback please
  • All providers: Enhancing Health Programme - new 'hot topics' drop-in sessions
  • Safe care home visiting update
  • Time for you wellbeing schedule
  • Provider Led Review training have you booked?
  • Training session reminder: Enabling good mouth care

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 25 February 2021

  • Covid vaccination national booking system final reminder
  • Roll-out of Covid vaccination for people with a learning disability and/or autism
  • Staff testing positive to Covid after having a covid vaccination information
  • Care Home Capacity Tracker and the Covid Vaccination Programme
  • Capacity Tracker and Covid-19 discharge testing question changes
  • Infection prevention and control is not just about PPE...
  • Statement issued about staff continuing to work in outbreak situations
  • Provider information on new Adult Social Care Charging Policy
  • Pulse oximetry webinar recording and resources for care homes
  • Proxy access to order repeat medication on behalf of care home residents
  • Provider Led Review training dates
  • Locality Optimisation Workshops - round three final dates
  • Be Heard self-advocacy group information
  • Mental Wellbeing Resources in the Proud to Care Cornwall newsletter
  • Workforce Wellbeing Resources from Skills for Care
  • Fully funded training for Mental Health First Aid (Adults)
  • Free self-neglect one hour training next week
  • New essentials of wound care e-learning programme
  • Enabling good mouth care to benefit health, nutrition and self-esteem training sessions
  • Free Google webinar series helping businesses and charities 'go digital'

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 12 February 2021

  • DHSC Workforce Capacity Fund for Adult Social Care
  • Covid vaccination programme for frontline care workers – additional option
  • More information resources for you and your staff about the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Infection Prevention and Control webinars
  • Cornwall Hugs Care Workers – support still available
  • Health Protection weekly sessions
  • Locality optimization workshops
  • More training dates for Provider-Led Review process
  • Invitation for Care Home Providers to participate in research
  • Training for those supporting people with learning disabilities
  • National apprenticeship week
  • Nurse Associate - a new route into nursing in Adult Social Care
  • Home care and Supportive Lifestyles providers: Malnutrition and ‘food first’ approach training session
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COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 4 February 2021

  • Covid vaccination communications and materials from DHSC
  • Covid vaccination - find your NHS number
  • Lateral Flow Device self-testing approved for care homes
  • Lateral flow testing of visitors to care homes
  • Free Vitamin D for care home residents
  • Covid-19 Home Oxygen arrangements
  • PPE supply update
  • Local optimisation workshops
  • Provider-Led Reviews - more training dates released
  • Wellbeing support reminder
  • Shielding support for clinically extremely vulnerable residents
  • Skills for Care resources