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The latest information for providers, to support you in managing staff and supporting service users. Relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and wider topics.

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Leicestershire Adult Social Care Provider E-bulletins

E-bulletin Issue 5 – 4 August 2022  Opens new window

The future of adult social care

  • Fair Cost of Care

Guidance and good practice

  • Understanding urinary tract infections in those over 65 years of age
  • Flowcharts to help explain COVID-19 testing in care homes

National Minimum Wage in the care sector explained
Learning and development opportunities

  • Learning disability and autism training for health and social care staff
  • Learning opportunities with Macmillan

Council updates

  • Reminder: How to contact the Customer Service Centre

Data tracking

  • DHSC update: Formal Notice of data required from Sunday 31 July 2022

Consultations and research

  • Down Syndrome Act 2022 guidance: call for evidence
  • Planning a COVID-19 commemoration event or activity – tell the UK Commission on Covid Commemoration

Future editions

  • Next Edition

E-bulletin Issue 4 – 21 July 2022  Opens new window

The future of adult social care

  • Cap on care costs

Guidance and good practice

  • Making Every Contact Count
  • No change to personal protective equipment (PPE) or testing guidance
  • DHSC future data collection including new mandatory requirements
  • Priority groups for autumn COVID-19 vaccination

Leicestershire County Council updates

  • LSCDG successful in winning tender
  • Fax communication with the Customer Service Centre

Learning and development opportunities

  • LSCDG training courses

Events

  • EMCARE annual conference 2022

E-bulletin Issue 3 – urgent update, 8 July 2022  Opens new window

  • Important: revised position on testing, 8 July 2022

E-bulletin Issue 3 – 7 July 2022  Opens new window

The future of adult social care

  • Home care Fair Cost of Care survey – new deadline 22 July
  • Next steps to progress the digital skills framework

Guidance and good practice

  • Overseas recruitment bite size guide
  • Next steps for COVID-19 vaccination
  • Care home IPC update

Council updates

  • Medium Term Financial Strategy
  • Changes to professional referral process

Learning and development opportunities

  • IPC webinar series
  • Dental care – training for care homes
  • Cancer awareness training
  • Future mandatory training about learning disability and autism for health and social care provider staff

Publications

  • Universal Principles for Advance Care Planning
  • We Are Social Care Nursing newsletter

Consultations and research

  • Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland (LLR) draft Joint Carers Strategy 2022 – 2025
  • Skills for Care research into why staff leave

Awards

  • Chief Nursing Adult Social Care awards

Future editions

  • We want to hear from you!
  • Next Edition

E-bulletin Issue 2 – 24 June 2022  Opens new window

The future of adult social care

  • Refreshed Care Technology service launched

Guidance and good practice

  • Continued caution required amid rise of COVID-19 infections
  • Making Every Contact Count in home care
  • Supporting the vulnerable before and during a heatwave
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements in social homes

Learning and development opportunities

  • LSCDG opportunities
  • Mental health first aider training

Data tracking

  • New powers for DHSC to acquire information from all regulated care providers
  • Capacity Tracker provider training sessions

Health and wellbeing

  • Lead, Connect and Care Festival 2022, Tuesday 21 June - Saturday 25 June
  • ‘Spring into Summer’ activity challenge

Consultations

  • Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland (LLR) draft Joint Carers Strategy 2022 – 2025

E-bulletin Issue 1 - 9 June 2022  Opens new window

  • Welcome to Provider News
  • Celebrating and recognising carers this Carers’ Week
  • The future of adult social care
  • Market Sustainability and the Fair Cost of Care (FCOC)
  • Lifetime cap on care costs
  • Framework for Integrated Personalised Care (FIPC)
  • Call for evidence: Mental health and wellbeing plan
  • NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme
  • Midlands Nominated Individual network meeting
  • NHSmail for care providers drop-in sessions
  • Lead, Connect and Care Festival
  • Free online summer school with Dementia UK
  • ‘Connecting Together’ managing frailty in care homes webinar
  • Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework
  • Adult social care Digital Skills Framework and Training Database
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