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Sector News - CQC COVID Insight Issue 6

posted Jan 11, 2021, 6:17 AM by Rebecca Barker

In issue 6 of CQC’s COVID-19 Insight report you can find the latest data on registered care home provision, and also shares regional data on the designated settings that allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospital. CQC also look at how providers have collaborated to provide urgent and emergency care during the pandemic.

These insight reports provided by CQC designed to help everyone involved in social care and health to work together and learn from the pandemic. This includes;

  • Sharing and reflecting on what has gone well

  • Understanding and learning from the experience of what hasn’t

  • Helping health and care systems prepare better for the future.

You can read Issue 6 by clicking on the following link;
https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/covid-19-insight-issue-6

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West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG

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Skills for Care - Recruiting during the pandemic.

posted Jan 11, 2021, 6:15 AM by Rebecca Barker

Skills for Care have created a range of resources to support organisations recruiting during the pandemic, ensuring that safety and wellbeing of people needing care remaining the priority.

These resources include;

Guiding principles on safe and rapid recruitment for organisations of all sizes which includes information on Values-based recruitment, recruiting from your local community, robust employment checks and distance recruiting/virtual interviews. You can access this information by clicking here https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/COVID-19/COVID-19-Safe-and-rapid-recruitment.aspx

Sharing recruitment solutions

Skills for Care have been working alongside the Local Government Association (LGA), the Care Provider Alliance and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to share experiences and examples of local recruitment initiatives and solutions that may also work for you. You can access these examples by clicking here - https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/COVID-19/Sharing-recruitment-solutions.aspx

Skills for Care, LGA and ADASS will be holding webinars during February to showcase some of these initiatives in more detail sharing their learning. Details of these webinars will be shared in the Skills for Care fortnightly eNewsletter.

Care Friends App

Care Friends is an app that has been developed in partnership with Skills for Care and now has over 10,000 users. The app is designed to help employers with their recruitment and retention challenges by using existing staff.

Employee referrals have been proven to be the best source of finding quality staff. Care Friends enables staff to share jobs with friends using their existing phone contacts and earning cash instantly whilst also minimising the administration of inhouse referral schemes.

To help enable and facilitate this the Care Friends App was created, for more information, you can visit https://carefriends.co.uk/ 

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC

West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG

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NICE Guidance - NG188 managing the long-term effects of COVID-19

posted Jan 11, 2021, 5:48 AM by Rebecca Barker

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently published a new COVID-19 rapid guideline focused on the long-term effects of COVID-19 also known as ‘long COVID’.

The guideline, COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19 (NG188), covers identifying, assessing and managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. It makes recommendations about care in all sessions for adults, children and young people who have new or ongoing symptoms 4 weeks after first experiencing acute COVID-19. It also provides information and advice on organising services for long COVID.

To find out more information and access the full guideline you can click through the link below.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG188

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC

West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG

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CQC - Out of Sight, who cares?: Restraint, Segregation and Seclusion Review

posted Dec 16, 2020, 6:22 AM by Rebecca Barker

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently published a review that looks into the Restraint, Segregation and Seclusion in care services for people with mental health conditions, autistic people or those with learning disabilities.

CQC looked in-depth at how long-term segregation was used and found that 66 people that they had met who were in segregation had been let down by the health and care system. It was often found that creating a care package meeting the needs of the individuals was seen as too difficult to get right, causing them to fall between the gaps.

If you would like to read more on this review please click here to view or download.

Liverpool Social Care Partnership (LSCP) CIC
West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG
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Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care workforce

posted Dec 16, 2020, 5:49 AM by Rebecca Barker

An update has been made on the guidance 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care Workforce' from the Department of Health and Social Care.

This update includes guidance for workers on how you can manage your own personal mental health in the current climate and also provides employers with advice, tools and guidance on how to look out for staff wellbeing.

You can view or download the guidance by clicking here

Liverpool Social Care Partnership (LSCP) CIC
West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG
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Infection Prevention and Control Report Published by CQC

posted Nov 18, 2020, 6:31 AM by Rebecca Barker   [ updated Nov 18, 2020, 6:32 AM ]

The Care Quality Commission have today (18/11/2020) published a report on Infection Prevention and Control inspections report. The report titled 'How care homes managed infection prevention and control during the coronavirus pandemic 2020' shares findings from inspections completed in August 2020.

The report has been published along side CQC's monthly insight report (Download Here), which includes information on deaths in care homes in relations to their ratings, although no clear relationship between the two has been identified.

To download the main report please click here or to visit the full CQC article please click here

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC

West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG

(0151) 270 1703    admin@lscpinfo.co.uk


Skills for Care - The State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce England

posted Oct 29, 2020, 9:53 AM by Rebecca Barker   [ updated Oct 29, 2020, 9:53 AM ]

Skills for Care have recently published their 'The State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce England' report

In this report you will find a comprehensive look into the Adult Social Care Workforce in England and the characteristics of working in the sector. Some of the topics that you will find in the report include; recruitment and retention, employment information, demographics, pay rates, qualification rates and a forecast on the future workforce.

You can download a copy of this report by clinking the following link or by visiting the following site where you can find interactive infographics.

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC

West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG

(0151) 270 1703    admin@lscpinfo.co.uk


CQC State of Care Report 2019-20

posted Oct 29, 2020, 9:03 AM by Rebecca Barker

CQC have released their State of Care Report for 2019-20.

The report is CQC's annual assessment of health and social care in England. The report shares examples of good and outstanding care, looks at the trends and highlights where care needs improvements.

This years report focuses on a number of topics including;
- The quality of care before the pandemic
- The impact of the coronavirus pandemic
- Collaboration between providers
- A look forward at the challenges we face and opportunities ahead.

If you would like to read more on the 'State of Care' report please click here.

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