Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care

Published 21 November 2007 Last updated 19 October 2020 + show all updates 19 October 2020Updated diagnostic tool, based on user feedback. Provided clarity on CAUTI management, age group focus for the flowcharts and information on when to refer for further assessment. 6 September 2019Updated tables and flowcharts for adults over-65 in the quick reference tool, which has been newly endorsed by NICE to follow guidance on managing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). 8 May 2019Updated with revised UTI quick reference guide. 13 November 2018Updated with revised UTI quick reference guide and flowcharts. 16 May 2018Added link to the public consultation 'Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference guide'.…

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DOJ Prioritizes Health Care Fraud in the Pandemic

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced its largest ever health care fraud and opioid enforcement action.  In a coordinated effort, DOJ charged 345 defendants with more than $6 billion in fraud losses for submitting false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and private insurers. The nationwide enforcement operation has been in motion since April and is the product of inter-agency cooperation between the Criminal Division, Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit, the Health Care Fraud and Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force program, local U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, HHS-OIG, FBI, and DEA. While the opioid crisis has long been a target of federal prosecutors, it…

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CAMILLA CARE: Duchess of Cornwall Cuts Up Food for Blind Senior at Care Home

THE DUCHESS of Cornwall was praised after visiting a community centre where she served lunch to a group of pensioners to help shine a light on the work of the Royal Voluntary Service.Camilla cut up food for one elderly customer who is almost blind and was unaware her waitress was a member of the Royal Family.The Duchess was visiting the Mill End Community Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, on Thursday, in her role as patron of the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), one of the largest volunteering organisations in Great Britain.As Camilla placed a steaming plate of gammon, mash potatoes, carrots and peas in front of Kay Francis, 96, she…

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COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

Published 27 April 2020 Last updated 29 September 2020 + show all updates 29 September 2020Updated guidance, providing more information on types of gloves. 28 August 2020Guidance now available in HTML format. 20 July 2020Updated guidance to include recommendation for the use of face masks and coverings in social care settings. 15 June 2020Updated 'Personal protective equipment (PPE): a resource for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care) in England' document to provide important updates as set out on page 2. 1 June 2020Updated Personal protective equipment (PPE): a resource for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care) in England. 30 April 2020Added guides for putting on and taking off personal…

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COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Published 4 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020Updated the exemption of PCR retesting period from 6 weeks to 90 days. 18 August 2020Updates made to section 4 to include guidance on when health and social care staff can be exempt from being considered a contact for the purposes of Test and Trace. 31 July 2020Updated flowcharts to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days. 30 July 2020Updated to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 days to 10 days for staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result from the community; 14…

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COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes

Published 17 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020Updated guidance, providing more information on types of gloves. 28 August 2020Guidance now available in HTML format. 20 July 2020Updated guidance to include recommendation for the use of face masks and coverings in care homes. 15 June 2020Updated 'How to work safely in care homes' document to provide important updates as set out on page 2. 27 April 2020Information on PPE simplified, flowchart removed, PPE for COVID-19 currently recommended for all care homes during sustained COVID-19 transmission, further text changes and additional FAQs added. 23 April 2020Added posters for putting on and taking off…

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Correspondence: Adult social care winter plan: letter from Minister for Care to local authorities

Department Of Health PDF, 65.5KB, 3 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. Details Published 18 September 2020 Last updated 21 September 2020 +show all updates 21 September 2020Added HTML version. 18 September 2020First published. Source link

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Department Of Health Details This document has been prepared in response to questions received from local government and care providers about the infection control fund.The fund is worth 600 million. The main purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes.A smaller percentage of the fund can be used to support domiciliary care providers and wider workforce resilience to deal with COVID-19 infections. Published 9 June 2020 Last updated 21 September 2020 +show all updates 21 September 2020Added updated document 'Reporting template: annex E of circular' and updated deadline to 30 September 2020. 27…

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Guidance: Visiting care homes during coronavirus

Department Of Health Details This guidance is for directors of public health, care providers and others wholl be involved in planning to enable visits to care homes. It sets out:the principles of a local approach to visiting arrangements and dynamic risk assessment guidance for providers establishing their visiting policy guidance for providers taking decisions on visiting for particular residents or groups of residents infection control precautions communicating with relatives and others about the visiting policy and visiting decisions Published 22 July 2020 Last updated 21 September 2020 +show all updates 21 September 2020Added a note to say that the guidance will be updated following publication of the…

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