18/09/2019   Actions for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit

Guidance on how those using services can access medicines in a no-deal scenario has now been updated on NHS.UK, and includes a link to advice for healthcare staff. The ASC GOV.UK page has been updated to include a link to this guidance and advice. You can view the update here.

11/09/2019   World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day took place on 10 September 2019.  As part of their commitment to suicide prevention Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging everyone to take 20 minutes out of their day to learn the skills that may save a life.  Learn more here.

 

05/09/2019   NEW materials promoting the flu vaccination for social care workers available

NEW materials promoting the flu vaccination for social care workers available to download FREE from end of August 

A brand new flu vaccination campaign for health and social care workers is launching this year, delivered by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

“Time to get your flu jab” will take a new approach to encouraging the uptake of flu vaccinations by social care staff - emphasising the protective benefit of the flu vaccination with a “Shield” motif and the message “Take care of others by taking care of yourself. If you work in the community, it’s time to get your annual flu jab”. 

Campaign materials have been designed to show social care staff going about their work protected by the shield of flu vaccination – all materials, including adaptable artwork and social media tools, will be live on PHE’s Campaign Resource Centre for colleagues to download or print locally by the end of August. Further communication will be sent to you as and when these are made available. 

The resources available include:

  • A4 posters featuring different social care professionals (alongside posters featuring healthcare workers in clinical settings for NHS Trusts, which are already available to download)
  • Leaflet
  • “I’ve had my flu jab” Sticker artwork
  • Social media tools including gifs and digital banners
  • Brand artwork
  • Communications toolkit (including long and short copy)
  • FAQs 

For any queries relating to this campaign, please contact Partnerships@phe.gov.uk.

01/09/2019   Hard working carers honoured at this year’s Lincolnshire Care Awards

The Lincolnshire Care Awards are back for 2019 to celebrate Lincolnshire’s best in care. Now in its fourth year, our annual award ceremony honours exceptional care workers, teams and organisations that go above and beyond for their service users.

The awards put the spotlight on the hard work and dedication carers bring to the job every single day, particularly those who go the extra mile for their service users.

Last year’s award ceremony at Lincoln’s County Assembly Rooms was bigger and better than ever, with over 100 people nominated by service users and their family members, as well as fellow carers. Our 66 finalists came from a range of outstanding care organisations across the county, with the winners being presented with their awards by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior.

Mental Health Nurse Clare Caffrey took home last year’s Nursing and Nurse Associate in Social Care Award. Clare is based at Drovers Call, a nursing home in Gainsborough that provides personal and nursing care for elderly people, including those living with conditions such as dementia. Being nominated by her mentor for the award, Clare says winning has helped to feel confident in her abilities to make a difference for others.

“It was absolutely amazing to win this award,” she said. “It has made me feel so proud of the work we do and the care we deliver to our dementia clients.

“It has made me realise that the dedication, passion and love I have for my job is recognised and only encourages me to go that extra mile to ensure individuals with dementia live well.” 

Clare wasn’t the only Drovers Call team member to be honoured at 2018’s celebration. Nursing Associate Emily Gillett came highly commended in the same category after being nominated by Home Manager Lisa MacFarlane, and says the prestigious awards evening was “a lovely experience.”

She explained: “I think it’s an amazing event for social care providers, which allows people to be recognised for their delivery of care within their role.

“Winning the award has increased my confidence within my career. The nursing associate role is so new, it’s amazing to be recognised so early on!”

But it’s not just individuals who were commemorated at last year’s ceremony - groups were also awarded for their hard work. Nogi John, Home Manager for Westfield Nursing Home, collected the Care Leadership Award on behalf of her team. The Boston-based care home provides residential care and prides itself on its comforting “family-orientated” atmosphere. 

Nogi said: “Winning the Care Leadership Award 2019 for the first time was extremely overwhelming. I am indebted to the Team at Westfield Nursing Home, who works so passionately in delivering high quality care for our service users.“

19/08/2019   EU Exit Communications - Adult Social Care

Gov.uk has now updated their EU Exit Communications advice for Adult Social. The new page is now available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/actions-for-adult-social-care-providers-to-prepare-for-brexit

 

 

05/08/2019   2019 Regional Great British Care Awards- Nominations open now!

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Regional Great British Care Awards.  Pay tribute to the unsung hereos of social care.  To find out more and nominate - click here.  Nominations for this year’s Regional Awards close on 13 September 2019.

02/08/2019   NICE draft guideline consultation - Carers: provision of support for adult carers

NICE draft guideline consultation - Carers: provision of support for adult carers.  Draft guideline and its supporting evidence are now out for consultation - further information can be found on the consultation page.

25/07/2019   Use of CCTV in care homes

CQC have prepared some guidance regarding the use of provider-operated CCTV in care homes 

17/07/2019   Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board Factsheets

LSAB Adult Exploitation Factsheet June 2019

LSAB Non-Engagement Factsheet June 2019

LSAB Over-Riding Consent Factsheet June 2019

14/06/2019   CAS Alert

Central Alerting System: Disopyramide 100/150mg Capsules - Supply Disruption

Issue:

Disopyramide 100mg capsules manufactured by Sanofi and Mylan will be out of stock from approximately mid-June 2019 to late-July 2019.

Mylan disopyramide 150mg capsules will be out of stock from approximately mid-August 2019 till mid-September 2019. 

This alert gives advice for all healthcare professionals who prescribe and dispense disopyramide capsules. This alert also makes reference to supply via specialist importers on an unlicensed? basis.

SDA_2019_002_Disopyramide _final.pdf

Additional information:

NHS Regional Offices: please cascade to GPs and Pharmacy.

You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

02/05/2019   CAS: Hoists

Molift Mover 180/205 mobile hoist and Molift Air ceiling hoist - all sizes of 2-point sling bars – risk of fracture of hooks in use

17/04/2019   Building trust between Social Care and Health organisations

New guide/resource from Skills for Care - building trust between Social Care and Health organisations