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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06th April 2020

COVID-19 Symptom Checker (Last update 06.04.20)

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These are some of the known symptoms associated with COVID-19 the disease caused by the coronavirus. It is a new virus and information is still be collected about how this affects people. The clinical definition of symptoms currently used by the NHS are shown in red. Older people or people with other health conditions may […]

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03rd April 2020

Action Card – Capacity Tracker (Last update 03.04.20)

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Even if you don’t have empty beds it’s important you sign up to the capacity tracker. As the need for hospital beds increases over the next weeks, care homes and nursing homes will be relied on to accept new admissions. The capacity tracker supports a national response to the COVID-19 pandemic by clearly showing the […]

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03rd April 2020

COVID-19: Quick Access to NHSmail (Last update 03.04.20)

Sheila Scott QCS Care Strategy Consultant

The announcement last week that all Registered Social Care providers can now (at least temporarily) access NHSmail via a fast track route was really important for so many care providers. Once registered you will have immediate access to the NHS and the NHS will have access to you. Importantly for many of us at this […]

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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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02nd April 2020

Action Card – Supporting Supervision

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COVID-19 is putting everyone under great strain. Staff are understandable anxious not only for themselves, for their families, their service users and their jobs. Despite the immense pressure and the feeling that we are all running so fast, taking a little time to touch base with staff with have benefits in the long run. This […]

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02nd April 2020

Join the QCS Facebook Discussion Groups!

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As the UK’s largest provider of compliance support, we believe that it is more vital than ever that we are doing the right thing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have created a public Facebook group for Dentists, GPs and Social Care Managers to discuss all the updates and news during this quickly changing environment. […]

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31st March 2020

COVID-19 GP Update (Last update 31. 03. 2020)

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Our latest COVID-19 GP update is now available for download here.  Download Now   The update includes:  New NHS text service Right to work verification for returning doctors Identifying and supporting patients at the highest clinical risk from Corona Virus NHSmail for GP Locums NHS discounts Health, Safety and Wellbeing      

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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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31st March 2020

Covid-19: Changes to mental health law

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

As well as lots of other changes, such as giving new powers to Police powers in the community, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has authorised emergency changes to the Mental Health Act (MHA). Many people using mental health services, their supporters and their carers, are worried and confused about these. They are particularly concerned about changes […]

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31st March 2020

Action Card – NHSmail

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You can now download the action card for NHSmail here – Download Now Why do you need an NHSmail account? To improve communication between health and social care during the COVID-19 outbreak, NHSX is speeding-up the roll-out of NHSmail and temporarily waiving the completion of Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) to allow for quicker onboarding. […]

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