Policy paper: Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021

The winter plan sets out:our ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter key actions for national bodies (Department of Health and Social Care), local systems (local authorities and NHS England) and adult social care providersIt covers 4 themes:preventing and controlling the spread of infection in care settings collaboration across health and care services supporting people who receive social care, the workforce, and carers supporting the systemEach section sets out our offer of national support and our expectations for adult social care providers alongside published guidance.The plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes peoples…

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Corporate information: Department of Health and Social Care – Statistics at DHSC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) DHSC statisticsDaily statistics on testing, cases and deaths NHS test and trace statistics (England): weekly reports Summary of UK test and trace data available PPE deliveries statistics (England): weekly reportsOther relevant coronavirus statisticsOffice for National Statistics (ONS) data and analysis on coronavirus in the UK ONS data on registered deaths Central government dashboard for coronavirus in the UK Public Health Wales rapid coronavirus surveillance Scotland daily coronavirus data Northern Ireland Public Health AgencySupplementary statisticsDHSC: supplementary statistical dataAbortion statisticsDHSC publishes annual statistics on abortion for England and WalesSex ratios at birth statisticsDHSC publishes birth ratios for all mothers, by mothers country of birth (within Great Britain) and…

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Press release: New measures to improve patient care ahead of winter

NHS 111 piloted as front door for urgent care so patients can access the right service and avoid unnecessary visits to emergency departments Consultation to launch on A&E performance measurements to ensure they reflect modern emergency care and deliver what patients need A&Es in 25 hospitals across England will receive an additional 150 million to expand and upgrade, ensuring they have the physical space to treat patients, manage patient flow and improve infection control, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today.This is in addition to the 300 million announced recently for 117 trusts to upgrade their facilities, meaning the government has now invested 450 million to upgrade…

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Press release: New plan to help protect care homes from coronavirus over winter

A new adult social care winter plan to support care homes through winter including free PPE and 546 million Infection Control Fund Care providers must stop all but essential movement of staff between care homes to prevent the spread of infection New Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care will be appointed to provide leadership to the social care nursing workforceA new adult social care winter plan will aim to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in care settings throughout the winter months, the Health and Social Care Secretary confirmed today.As part of the plan:people receiving adult social care and care workers will receive free PPE a new dashboard…

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Detailed guide: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

This document provides information for adult social care providers about COVID-19 guidance and support. See the full list of adult social care guidance produced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE).This page will be updated to reflect new DHSC, NHS and PHE advice.The guidance relates to England unless stated otherwise.Help with infection prevention and controlGuidance for social care providers on how to prevent, control and protect care workers and those they care for from COVID-19 infection.Infection controlLinks to appropriate PPE resources:See Securing PPE and related supplies below for information on how to access PPE.Supporting staff members at higher risk from COVID-19The…

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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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