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27th August 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 27.08.2021)

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COVID-19: How to work safely in domiciliary care in England – Updated 19th August Link added to management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings. For more information click here. COVID-19: Guidance for people receiving direct payments – Updated 19th August Updated in relation to step 4, the correct […]

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27th August 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Update: 27.08.2021)

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COVID-19 – Close contact services: potential reasonable measures action card – Updated 13th August Provides advice on measures that are likely to be reasonable to take to minimise the risk of coronavirus at close contact service premises. For more information click here. COVID-19 – Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from […]

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26th August 2021

Post-pandemic changes that will remain

Leah Cooke Nursing and Residential Care Specialist

What will be the legacy of the pandemic for the social care sector and what changes will stay in place when the pandemic is finally contained? In its role as a best practice leader, Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), a major provider of content, guidance and standards for the social care sector, sought the views of several of […]

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20th August 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 20.08.2021)

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COVID-19: Steps to take following the death of a person who worked in adult social care in England – Updated 9th August Guidance updated to include reference to a life insurance scheme for eligible frontline workers who died from coronavirus in the course of their frontline essential work. For more information click here. CQC – […]

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19th August 2021

What our recruitment team learned from the pandemic

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It is an understatement to say that COVID-19 has brought seismic and unprecedented changes to traditional work patterns. Many people have got used to not commuting to the office and have grown accustomed to working from home. The pandemic has also made it much harder for recruiters to hire outstanding candidates. With around 11.6 million […]

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13th August 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Update: 13.08.2021)

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ACAS – Hybrid working – Updated 29th July ACAS resources have been updated in relation to hybrid working, where staff are working from both home and in the office. For more information click here. COVID-19 – Changes to self-isolation for people who are fully vaccinated – Cabinet Statement 29th July Announcement by the Welsh Minister […]

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13th August 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 13.08.2021)

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COVID-19 – NHS COVID PASS – Updated 5th August BSL guide updated. For more information click here. COVID-19 – PCR home test kit instructions – Updated 5th August Guidance updated to reflect changes in the test kit components. For more information click here. COVID-19 – Guidance in protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely […]

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06th August 2021

Horizon Scan (Last Update: 06.08.2021)

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COVID Vaccine Booster Plan As reported by the Irish Times, the Cabinet have discussed a planned campaign of booster shots. Residents in nursing homes, people aged over 80 and frontline healthcare workers will be the first to be offered COVID-19 booster shots in the coming months. Fresh advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) […]

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06th August 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 06.08.2021)

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CQC – Insight report – Issue 12 – Updated 21st July The latest CQC insight report looking at the death notifications related to COVID-19 received from care homes. For more information click here. CQC – Service User Bands Guidance – Updated 27th July A guidance document has been published by CQC on what they mean […]

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30th July 2021

Latest Social Care Monthly Content Highlights (July – August 2021)

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During July, our social care experts have updated the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy, Staff Rota Policy and created a Workplace Burnout Factsheet to name a few. Full highlights of the month can be found in our monthly video below, where you can see what policies and resources our social care experts have updated in […]

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