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CQC publishes care homes COVID-19 data news

July 22, 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published new data yesterday, outlining death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes between 10th April 2020 and 31st March 2021. More than 39,000 care home deaths were recorded over the period. The highest number of care home deaths over the period were registered Read the full article…

Updated guidance for visits out of care homes news

July 16, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) updated guidance last night, relating to visits out of care homes. The guidance applies from 19th July 2021. It accompanies the Government roadmap to ease restrictions across England and replaces all previous guidance on visits outside of the care home. The Government Read the full article…

ADASS Spring Survey 2021 news

July 15, 2021

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Care Services (ADASS) published its 2021 Spring Survey this week. The ADASS survey was completed between April and June by 147 (97%) of the 152 principal councils in England responsible for adult social services. Directors of social services report that almost 75,000 disabled Read the full article…

Skills for Care publishes sector trends data news

July 8, 2021

According to new data released by Skills for Care, there are 1.67 million jobs estimated in adult social care, compared to 1.3 million jobs in the NHS. If the adult social care workforce grows proportionally to the projected number of people aged 65 and over in the population, then the Read the full article…

Moment in time project launches news

July 7, 2021

NAPA, NCF, and Beacon Consultancy have come together to create a project that captures memories and moments experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant moment in time, which has changed and disrupted people’s lives across the globe. This project aims to capture the range of these Read the full article…

NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day news

July 5, 2021

Today marks NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day, to celebrate all those who have responded to and continue to respond to the pandemic. Organised nationally by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day takes place on 5th July this year, with events throughout Read the full article…

Booster COVID-19 Vaccine from September news

July 1, 2021

Those most vulnerable to COVID-19 may be offered a booster vaccine from September to provide protection against new variants over winter. This follows interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The JCVI’s interim advice is to plan to offer COVID-19 booster vaccines from September 2021, in Read the full article…

ICS Design Framework Response news

June 29, 2021

Care England has composed its response to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ICS Design Framework, which sets out proposed system development. Writing to NHS Director of Systems Partnerships, ICS development, Roger Davidson, last week, Care England laid out some concerns, but also positives that it, and its members, had taken Read the full article…

Extra £250 Million for COVID-19 Protection news

June 28, 2021

People in care homes or those being cared for at home will be granted an extra £250 million for protection against COVID-19 transmission. Made up of £142.5 million Infection Control Funding and £108.8 million for testing, the fund is designed to help protect people in adult social care by meeting Read the full article…

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