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Power Of Practice Nursing Podcast

In the latest of Healthy London Partnership's Power of Practice Nursing podcast series - looking at the vital and dynamic role London's general practice nurses have played during Covid and going forward - HLP's own Jonathan Sampson talks to colleagues at the Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation and nurses working in practices, community and acute settings about they have supported staff and residents in care home, sheltered housing and extra care settings, the lessons they have learned and their vision and hopes for the future.

Care Homes – Information for relatives

Following up from the conversation regarding Care Homes we would like to share with you the resources created by NCL and UCLPartners to support relatives of care home residents in understanding the care being provided currently. It is a fantastic resource and the team in NCL are happy for this to be adapted and adopted by teams with acknowledgement to the team. If you would like any further information please do email shani.gray@nhs.net

Survey to feedback on whether this is helpful: https://bit.ly/staffFAQ

Help Them Help Us

 

HEROES’ singular mission is to give back directly to you, front line staff and support you through the current crisis and beyond.  

To view website please click HERE 

If you have any questions please email us on : contact.hfgpfed@nhs.net 

 

Hammersmith and Fulham want to show how much we care about care homes

New resources for care homes HEE , Wessex and West of England

A series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes have been produced, covering how to take measurements from residents (such as blood pressure and oxygen saturation), spot the signs of deterioration and prevent the spread of infection. Access the full training package on the HEE’s e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) hub HERE

Government Care Home Support Package

 

The Government have published an updated COVID-19: care home support package which builds on the Adult Social Care Action Plan.

This package sets out the steps that will be taken to keep people in care homes safe, and the support that will be brought together across national and local government to help care providers put this into practice.

 

HEE launches new learning pathway for health & care staff in Care Home settings  

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has recently added a new learning pathway for health and care staff in Care Home settings to its e-learning programme designed to help the health and care workforce respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pathway is found here Resources for health and care staff in Care Home settings

The programme entitled ‘Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled’ includes specific learning pathways for various groups.

The Covid-19 programme is free to access for the UK health and care workforce, without the need to register. If staff wish to record their learning activity against their user account, they will need to either login or register here.

If you have any questions about the resources, please contact Agnes.Hibbert@hee.nhs.uk.

e-LfH Learning resources for Nurses deployed into primary and community care

The learning resources contain essential training materials to support Registered Nurses returning to work or being redeployed into a primary and community setting. This includes, GP surgeries, community and care home settings. The resources introduce the essential core information required prior to developing minimum bridging competencies for community nursing.
Please click here for further information.

New resources for care homes HEE , Wessex and West of England

A series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes have been produced, covering how to take measurements from residents (such as blood pressure and oxygen saturation), spot the signs of deterioration and prevent the spread of infection. Access the full training package on the HEE’s e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) hub HERE

 

Life assurance scheme for frontline health and social care workers

A new life assurance scheme has been introduced for eligible frontline health and social care workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The scheme covers staff who provide hands-on personal care for people who have contracted coronavirus or who work in health or social care settings where the virus is present.

The scheme recognises the increased risk faced by staff during the crisis. It covers coronavirus-related deaths of workers in frontline health and social care roles during the outbreak. A payment of £60,000 will be made to the estate of eligible individuals who die from coronavirus contracted during their frontline essential work. 

The scheme is now live, and further information, including on how to make a claim, can be found here.

Legionella and pseudomonas risks

 

There is the risk of legionella and pseudomonas proliferation in little used water systems, which can lead to disease transmission through aerosol from taps and showers. This may be of particular relevance if providers or services have been closed for some time during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is particularly likely where rooms or buildings have remained dormant and is especially the case when ambient temperatures are above 20 degrees, as has been the case in the UK over recent months.

The Health and Safety Executive has guidance on legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak and on safe water management in healthcare premises.

This guidance provides information on your duties and how to manage legionella and pseudomonas proliferation through: temperature controls; flushing outlets; and chlorination of systems. Please pay particular attention to how to bring little-used outlets back into use without causing harm to yourself or others

Covid-19 Guidance: Support for care homes

The Care Homes Support Package will provide more information and guidance for Care Homes. It sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to find out further information

RAPID TRAINING for Care Home Nursing

Newly Qualified Nurse, Registered Nurse (Non-Clinical Role), Registered Nurse (working in
academia/research), Return to Practice Nurse, Internationally Trained.

London Care and Support Forum - Social Care Resources & free webinar

The London Care and Support Forum is a grouping of people and organisations involved in the provision of social care, personal support and health services across the Capital.

Further information can be found at their website here

COVID-19 London Care Homes Resource Pack

The NHS London Out of Hospital Cell, London Clinical Networks, London Directors of
Public Health and Adult Social Care, Health Innovation Network and Public Health
England are collaborating to provide practical guidance to assist the care and support
vulnerable adults receive during COVID-19.

To view the full cover letter please click HERE

To show the full Care Home Resource Pack Please click HERE