Urgent request for care homes regarding CHAT

Dear Care Home Providers/Managers

Some of you may be aware that collaborative work is underway to progress of the implementation of the CHAT (Care Home Assessment Tool) Covid app. In line with this, we are requesting assistance to inform the progress of Phase 2 work. It would be helpful if care home providers could share the escalation tool carers currently use for recording the deteriorating residents in residential homes. We are aware that care homes with registered nurses will use tools such as News and Restore 2 to support this. We appreciate that there is likely to be variation around this and would appreciate your input to inform this work so we can consider the best triage tool to support carers to escalate and get medical support. If you could contact me re this directly on [email protected] as soon as possible to allow us to determine the best way forward.

Many thanks,

Jacqui Neil

Transforming Workforce Lead