Care Matters Weekly: Friday 7 May 2021

This is the Care Matters Weekly update for Friday 7 May 2021, including information on: Updated guidance Debunking myths: Fertility, pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine Could your team benefit from […]

Published on 7/05/2021 in Care Matters Weekly | News

This is the Care Matters Weekly update for Friday 7 May 2021, including information on:

Please share this information with your staff.

Updated guidance 

The government has updated guidance for a number of areas. Please make sure you are aware of the latest advice on:

Please note the ‘Visiting out of care homes’ PDF resource for providers has been updated as a result of the latest guidance.

Debunking myths: Fertility, pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine

Sutton Council are running an open Q&A session for all residents in South West London on Thursday 20 May at 6:30pm. There will be a panel of experts to answer your questions, debunk myths and talk to you about any concerns you may have about taking the vaccine while pregnant, trying to conceive or if you are planning to have a child at some point in the future.

You can register for a ticket here. You can also submit questions in advance here. Pre-submitted questions will be completely anonymous.

Chairing the session will be Cllr Ruth Dombey and a panel of local clinicians who are maternity and fertility specialists.

Please feel free to join this session and share this invite with your family and friends.

Could your team benefit from a supported internship?

Sutton Council are working on the development of two supported internships within the borough for September 2021. 

Aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the programmes provide students who have special educational needs or disabilities the real life experience needed to move on to paid employment. Interns will work for one year, completing up to three placements, and will be supported throughout by Orchard Hill College or Mencap

Find out more about the plans on the Sutton Care Hub.

Using the Sutton Care Hub Job Portal

To support Sutton’s care providers to recruit the best staff for all positions from management, to clinical staff, carers and administrative support, we have created the Sutton Care Hub Job Portal.

This new section of the website will allow providers to list available jobs in one central location, which potential employees can then publicly access allowing them to submit their applications, streamlining the recruitment processes across the care sector in Sutton. 

More information about the new section, including login details, has been emailed to providers. 

Upcoming training opportunities 

National Diabetes Care Home Training Programme

Sanofi Cares has 100 fully funded places available for diabetes training each month. We recommend that at least two members of staff per care home complete the training and up to maximum of four.

Once staff are registered, they will be sent log-in details and have up to three months to access the platform and complete the training.

There are a number of free training courses coming up for nurses and senior carers to be aware of. All taking place at Sutton Civic Offices.

The training will be: Cardio-Respiratory Exam Masterclass (nurses only) and Phlebotomy and Injection Technique Workshop (nurses and senior carers).

You can find out more information on the Sutton Care Hub. Please contact the Care Home Support Team to book places: [email protected]

TNA webinar for Employers and Applicants

NHS South West London CCG are hosting webinars to give employers and potential applicants more information about the Training Nursing Associate (TNA) role. The sessions will cover, employing a trainee Nursing Associate, applying to become a trainee Nursing Associate and funding for a trainee Nursing associate role.

To join us please click on one of the following dates to register:

  • Employers; *RSVP – 14 May 2021 1 – 2pm
  • Applicants; *RSVP – 17 May 2021 1 – 2pm

Please see the below flyer for you to share with your networks.

Proud to Care London rewards scheme daily drop in sessions

London ADASS’ provider reference group members are running daily drop in sessions (Monday – Sunday from 12:00 – 12:30) to support all ASC staff to access the Proud to Care London rewards scheme. 

Capacity Tracker webinar every week

Capacity Tracker Webinars for Care Homes are taking place at 2:00pm every Friday.

Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app 

Or call in (audio only) on +44 20 3794 0272

Phone Conference ID: 311 948 485#

Weekly webinar to support Care Homes

SW London CCG has organised a supportive webinar for Care Homes with COVID-19 outbreaks each Thursday between 1.00-1.40pm, which you should have all now been invited to.

Debbie Calver, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Specialist will be available to answer any questions you may have.

The session is a safe place where you can drop in to discuss challenges you may be facing.

You do not need to stay for the whole session and you do not need to introduce yourself but we do ask if you can write your name in the chat box so that we can measure attendance.

Subscribe to the Sutton Care Bulletin! 

The Sutton Care Bulletin features a round up of good news stories and successes from across Sutton’s care sector, as well as useful information, guidance and resources. Please make sure you have subscribed to receive future editions.

An archive of previous editions can be found on the Sutton Care Hub.

Tell us what you think about the Sutton Care Hub 

As we move onto phases two and three of the website, we would like to get your feedback to ensure we are developing the Sutton Care Hub in a way which is most useful for you.

Please complete this short survey to let us know your thoughts.

Q&A with Care Homes

The Q&A sessions for all Care Homes now take place monthly, to match the demand for sessions. We will also host a quarterly forum with providers. Invites will be sent to all managers. 

Please see the Sutton Care Hub events calendar for which dates the sessions are on. They Q&As will be on the third Wednesday of each month.

The session will give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss situations arising due to COVID-19. The session is optional, and you can drop in and out of the session as you are available.

If you have any questions you would like to share in advance of the session please send to [email protected] and mark FOR Q&A LOG. Questions may be asked during the session which have not been submitted in advance, however please note we may need to come back to you with an answer at a later date.

Reminder: EU Settlement Scheme deadline fast approaching 

If you are an EU citizen, you need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if you want to continue to live, work and study in the UK after 30 June 2021.

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you to continue to live, work and study here in the UK. It means you will continue to be eligible for:

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you want to apply and meet the requirements

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021. There’s more information available on the Sutton Care Hub.

Weekly Information Sharing FAQs, update from the CCG

We have daily Q&A sessions 3-4pm and 7-8pm where staff can come and raise questions on the COVID-19 vaccine. Clinicians will be available to help answer questions during those times. These sessions will be running at weekends too and can be accessed 

  • via this link: Click here to join the meeting 
  • or by dialling +44 20 3880 0300 or 0800 026 6146 (Freephone) and using the Phone Conference ID 354 457 979# 

You can access the previous webinars to watch on the COVID-19 Vaccine at the link below:

COVID-19 Q&A with Dr Agnelo Fernandes and COVID-19 experience shared by Erik Cortez

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Dr Agnelo Fernandes, Dr Aditi Shah and COVID-19 experience shared by Vanessa Vyapooree

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&As with a Focus on Allergies and Health Conditions with Dr Paul Riley and Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam

Young Fit and Healthy, Why do I need the COVID-19 Vaccine? With Dr Paul Riley, Gassan Yacob and COVID-19 experience shared by Erik Cortez

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