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Covid-19 Surgery on Care Home Testing for Visitors – 8 December

8th December 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The next Covid-19 surgery will be live on Tuesday 8th December at 11:00 am hosted by our National Director, Karen Hedge. This session will focus on testing for care home visitors and Karen will be joined by colleagues from the Scottish Government including:

Anna Kynaston: Pandemic Response – Adult Social Care

Fee Hodgkiss: Unit Head Pandemic Response – Adult Social Care

Hugh Masters: Associate Chief Nursing Officer

The Cabinet Secretary announced on 2 December that we would significantly accelerate the delivery plan for testing of designated visitors to care homes .  The roll out of LFT kits to all care homes across Scotland will start on the 14 December following a compressed,  but very important,  roll out to early adopters which will test the web-based training and guidance and allow both to be finessed.  You will appreciate that there is a significant amount of work required across national organisations, care homes and Health and Social Care Partnerships to support delivery and implementation.  There will be undoubtedly be learning and support required along the way at a local level as we move to full implementation and we will work with local partners to put this in place.  still PCR testing of visitors to be made available to care homes whom,  for logistical reasons, may not be able to deliver LFT over the Christmas period.  This is your opportunity to meet with the Scottish Government officials taking this work forward and ask questions and raise concerns.

The surgery is strictly for members only, details to join can be found on the Members Area of this website.

If you have any issues accessing the Members Area or this surgery session, please contact [email protected].


8th December 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm