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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon


The Provider Engagement Network (PEN) is the main way for Devon County Council and NHS Devon to engage with providers of adult health and social care services. It is open to all independent sector providers.

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Market Position Statement

Our new Market Position Statement has been designed to inform and support you to develop your business. It provides a needs, supply and demand assessment, both now and looking to the future.

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August 2020


PEN Reference Group meeting

This is a closed group made up of elected provider representatives and DCC/health staff. The group discuss new ideas and policies, they solve problems and share intelligence. Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of provider representatives. Meetings are conducted via Teams during COVID-19.


Nursing Associate Apprenticeship programme 2020/21

Following the successful pilot programme where 8 Nursing Associate Apprentices were recruited into Devon’s independent care homes, Devon County Council and Health Education England will be supporting a second group of 10-15 Nursing Associate Apprentices. If you provide a nursing care service with Devon County Council funded beds, you may be encouraged by what providers involved in cohort 1 have said: presents an opportunity to further develop the skillset and knowledge of the workforce supports the workforce to achieve a...


NHS Devon and DCC provider webinars

The weekly webinars hosted by Devon County Council and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group are for provider staff and managers. Please note that although they are described as care home webinars, the content applies to many providers. Agendas will be confirmed just before each session. Click on the link to join the webinar on Thursday 13 August – 2pm – 3pm

  • National Supported Living Guidance

    7 August 2020

    The Government has published guidance for providers of Supported Living, covering safe systems of working including social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning and how infection prevention and control and personal protective equipment applies to those settings.

  • Supporting Independence Entry Point 4 now live with tenderer event

    6 August 2020

    Devon County Council can confirm Supporting Independence Entry Point 4 is now live and can be accessed within the Supplying the South West tender portal (link  – New documents were published on 3 August 2020 to for providers not already on the Supporting Independence framework to tender or for providers already on the Supporting […]

  • Self-isolation periods increased

    6 August 2020

    Guidance (link) has been updated to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 days to 10 days for staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result from the community, the 14 days isolation period for staff and patients who are admitted to hospital, and information on re-testing of staff. Link:

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