Coronavirus Updates

Latest updates on Coronavirus. As the situation is quickly evolving, it is important to be provided with up-to-date information. We’ll be updating and adding to our information. So keep checking back.

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16th April 2020

COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care (Last update 16.04.20)

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Following the latest release from the Department of Health and Social Care on their action plan for Adult Social Care, we have pulled together some key actions for you to review and keep on top of within the sector.  Download the action plan now with the link below. Download Now   Alternatively, you can read […]

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16th April 2020

CQC Notification of Death (Last update 16.04.20)

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COVID-19 CQC Death of a person using your service notifications have changed.   A) Number of COVID-19 Deaths in care settings After criticism of the government for not including numbers of Covid-19 patients from residential homes within their daily numbers, CQC will now work with ONS and Public Health to collect and collate this data. […]

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15th April 2020

Welsh Regulatory Updates (Last update 15.04.20)

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With so much information being published, we have pulled the important highlights for providers in Wales to help keep on top of all the changes within the sector during the pandemic. You can now download the summary here: Download Now   The factsheet covers: Announcements made by CIW  The Social Care Worker Card        What information […]

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15th April 2020

Care Home COVID-19 Testing- Key Facts (Last update 15.04.20)

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The Government have announced that all care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be tested as capacity is built up, the government is announcing today. Whilst this is welcomed, what isn’t clear from the announcement today (15/04/2020) is who is defined as ‘social care staff’ and if this includes social […]

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14th April 2020

Why care workers need clear and up-to-date policies and procedures in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Philippa Shirtcliffe QCS Clinical Policy Lead

  The following article was first published in The Carer, which can be found here (pg 16).   COVID-19 has claimed 120,449 lives across the globe[i], but on these shores it has changed attitudes too. For so many years, adult social care has been labelled a ‘Cinderella Service’. It has been grossly under-funded, under-valued, and misunderstood […]

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09th April 2020

Free Coronavirus Policy & Procedure for Care Homes (version 1)

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You can now download our latest Coronavirus Policy and Procedure for Care Homes here. Download Now   Preview:  

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09th April 2020

PPE Fact Sheet (Last update 09.04.20)

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This factsheet is for home care staff to help them understand the updated guidance on PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic, please download it here. Download Now   Alternatively, you can read the fact sheet here: A) How is Coronavirus spread? COVID-19 is the disease caused by the Coronavirus. It is a new disease and not […]

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02nd April 2020

Infection Control podcast, joined by our Head Of Care Quality

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Our Head of Care Quality joined the latest podcast by Care Home Management with a group of experts. In the podcast, they discussed: · What is good practice when it comes to infection control? · How to obtain and use PPE effectively · Top tips for robust infection control now and in the future · […]

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31st March 2020

Free video on Infection Prevention and Control

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During this challenging time, it is important we help each other and make things better. Therefore, QCS has partnered up with Access Skills to create a video on Infection Prevention and Control. It provides you with tips to stay safe and reduce risk during this coronavirus pandemic. Summary of the video: Different types of infections […]

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29th March 2020

Free Coronavirus Policy and Procedure for Residential Care (version 1)

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You can now download our latest Coronavirus Policy and Procedure for Residential Care here.

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