Please see below for information from the Care Inspectorate:
Please see below for a letter from the Chief Medical Officer which provides advice on vitamin D supplements for care home residents. The letter confirms that all residents in adult care homes should be assessed for vitamin D supplements (as per local formulary) as part of their regular routine clinical review and that decisions on whether to prescribe vitamin D for care home residents, including those who are shielded, should be taken on an individual basis.Letter from CMO - vitamin D and care home residents - 21 January 2021
The Care Inspectorate are inviting All agency staff working in adult and older people care homes to one of their webinars that will be delivered in February 2021.
The webinars are FREE and aim to provide staff with key infection prevention and control information they will need to protect themselves and others in the care home setting.
- Thursday 11 February 2021 10am-11am
- Tuesday 16 February 2021 10am-11am
- Thursday 18 February 2021 11am-noon
- Tuesday 23 February 2021 11am-noon
Please see below for further details on the South East Scotland practice learning event and how to register. It’s a free event, and open to anyone, from anywhere, who has an interest in improving student learning experiences in health and social care practice settings.
Collaborative Practice Learning in South East Scotland: sharing ideas and learning from others
13:00 – 15:15
This South East Scotland practice learning event offers an opportunity for us to come together to think about some new ideas for enhancing the practice learning environment and to celebrate the positive benefits of partnership working. If you’re interested in the practice learning of nurses, midwives and AHPs then you are very welcome to join us! It’s a free event, open to anyone, from anywhere, who has an interest in improving student learning experiences in health and social care practice settings. We have an exciting programme of speakers and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
- Practice education context in Scotland: Dr Kathy Duffy, Head of Programme for Practice Education and pre-registration at NHS Education for Scotland.
- Using coaching in the practice learning setting, a strategic & operational perspective: Barbara Foggo, Emma Shepherd & James Wade
- The Peer Enhanced e-Placement (PEEP) placement model – offering placement recovery and re-imagination: Dr Lisa Taylor
- The PEF/CHEF team as a PLE: a collaborative approach with ENU: Billy Jackson, Michelle O’Reilly and Ken Dick
If you’d like to attend book here:
Further details of the programme will be sent prior to the event
We held the 3rd session of the Social Care Data Forum on 3 December 2020, thank you to everyone who attended.
We have developed a paper which follows on from the notes of the previous two meetings, thus concluding this phase of the data forum. The information contained within the papers from the three forum meetings will be developed into a position statement on data for social care.
These notes, along with the session recording and presentation slides are available below.
We also developed a social media template for #datachangeslives, the instructions and template can also be accessed below.
You do not have permission to view this page.
We are hosting a webinar in partnership with Fever Free Zone on Thursday 14th January at 2PM.
Challenges and Opportunites and Risks for the care sector in an era of Public Health Risk: Protecting the vulnerable as we emerge into a new normal. Public Health Consultant and Clinical Epidemiologist Dr Paul Nelson presents a perspective on the challenges of the next 6 to 12 months and the likely new normal and offers a forum for discussion. Dr Paul Nelson is a Clinical Epidemiologist and Public Health Consultant leading on the health protection of the Care Home Response for Herefordshire Council and is founder of Fever Free Zone.
Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89131075432
Webinar ID: 891 3107 5432
In what has been an extremely challenging year with unprecedented change, we appreciate that the festive period will be different for us all this year. Please see below for information on how Scottish Care will continue to support members between Christmas and New Year.
Many members of the Scottish Care team at both national and local level will be taking a short break over the festive period. Where possible we will seek to continue to update the Members Area with important information relating to COVID-19 and/or EU Exit. However, we strongly encourage members to regularly check the following websites for up to date information:
- Scottish Government news: https://www.gov.scot/news/ / https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Scottish Government publications: https://www.gov.scot/publications/
- Health Protection Scotland: https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/#title-container
- Public Health Scotland – Social Care COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/downloads/social-care-worker-covid-19-resources
- Care Inspectorate: https://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/coronavirus-professionals
- NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/
Please also continue to make use of the Discussion Boards within the Members Area to connect with fellow members for advice and updates.
The Scottish Care office will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and reopens at 9am on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
The office phone will additionally be covered, for urgent matters only, on:
- Thursday 24th December 2020: 9am – 4pm
- Tuesday 29th December 2020: 9am – 4pm
- Wednesday 30th December 2020: 9am – 4pm
- Thursday 31st December 2020: 9am – 4pm
- Monday 4th January 2021: 9am – 4pm
We wish you, your colleagues and everyone you support a peaceful festive period. Thank you for your ongoing hard work and commitment to quality care, and we look forward to providing further support to you in the New Year.
Care homes visiting – new guidance issued
Please find below new guidance issued to the sector on 22 December 2020.
Further to the announcement by the First Minister on Saturday outlining that mainland Scotland will move to Level 4 from 26th December, the Scottish Government has issued updated guidance to the sector on care home visiting and visitor testing while in Levels 3 and 4.
You do not have permission to view this page.