Detailed guide: PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment

The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to order and receive critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).Providers who can use the service will receive an email invitation to register.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has partnered with eBay, Clipper Logistics and Royal Mail to develop this service.Orders will be managed in line with Public Health England (PHE) guidance and wider availability from the NHS Supply Chains central PPE logistic operations.Who can use the portalYou can only log in and place an order if youve received an email invitation to register.The PPE portal can be used by:GPs residential social care…

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National Statistics: Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2019

Department Of Health ODS, 328KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODS, 116KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODS, 347KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2019.The statistics are obtained from the abortion notification forms returned to the chief medical officers of England and Wales. Published 11 June 2020 Last updated 2 September 2020 +show all updates 2 September 2020Updated 'Abortion statistics 2019: freedom of information and other data releases' to include 1 new request:1) a) Legal abortions: under 25 years old, previous live or still birth by local…

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Bolton and Trafford to remain under existing restrictions

Following a significant change in the level of infection rates over the last few days, a decision has been taken that Bolton and Trafford will now remain under existing restrictions. This decision has been made in collaboration with local leaders after reviewing the latest data. We continually monitor outbreaks across the country, and have seen infection rates increase more than 3 times in Bolton in under a week, and double in Trafford since the last review. We have always been clear we will take swift and decisive action where needed to contain outbreaks. We can bring the rates down if we continue to work together and I urge…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

Department Of Health Details The document brings together guidance for social care staff, registered providers, local authorities and commissioners who support and deliver care to people in their own homes in England.It covers:personal protective equipment clinically extremely vulnerable people and care groups hospital discharge and testing government support for social care information collection and governance Published 22 May 2020 Last updated 2 September 2020 +show all updates 2 September 2020Added a new section on how home care providers can support the NHS Test and Trace service. Updated links to hospital discharge service guidance. 7 August 2020Updated 'shielding and care groups section (now titled 'Clinically extremely vulnerable people and…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reuse of medicines in a care home or hospice

Department Of Health PDF, 246KB, 15 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. ODT, 27.2KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODT, 8.18KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details This standard operating practice gives guidance to care homes and hospices about using medicines labelled for one patient who no longer needs them for another…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Department Of Health ODT, 33.9KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The guidance sets out how local authorities can use the new Care Act provisions, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to prioritise care and support for those who need it most.The provisions are temporary and should only be used when it is not possible for local authorities to comply with their duties under the Care Act 2014.This guidance must be read alongside the ethical framework for adult social care. Published 31 March 2020 Last updated 1 September 2020 +show all updates 1 September 2020'Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities' has been updated to include…

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Guidance: Master indemnity agreement: approved suppliers

Department Of Health ODS, 27.6KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODT, 38.6KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODT, 41.2KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODT, 44KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details MIA is an agreement between NHS organisations in England and suppliers that provide equipment free of charge, either on loan or on a permanent basis.The MIA register is updated monthly. It holds the names of all the suppliers, their MIA registration numbers and the expiry date of their insurance.For suppliersSuppliers need to complete the appropriate forms and provide proof of their public and products liability insurance to register…

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Detailed guide: Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham, Pendle: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Blackburn, Oldham and Pendle. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasOldham (whole area) Pendle (whole area subject to wider restrictions, but the following parts have additional restrictions): Whitefield Walverden Southfield Bradley Clover Hill Brierfield Marsden Blackburn with Darwen (areas affected): Audley & Queens Park Bastwell & Daisyfield Billinge & Beardwood Blackburn Central Little Harwood & Whitebirk Roe Lee Shear Brow & Corporation Park Wensley Fold Local restrictions were lifted in the following areas to align with the rest of the…

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Detailed guide: Northampton: Greencore restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Northampton associated with the Greencore food production sites. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus.Affected peopleThe restrictions apply to Greencore workers and those in their households if the workers main place of work during any time that they worked for Greencore between 7 August and 21 August was at:units A, B, C and D located at the following address: Greencore Northampton, Moulton Park Industrial Estate, 15 to 17 Deer Park Road, Northamptonshire, NN3 6RX unit K located at the following address: Greencore Northampton, Unit 1, Clayfield Close, Moulton Park, Northampton,…

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