Last Updated 16:00pm, 16 September 2020
Free access to Microsoft Teams using NHSmail
In order to access online support from the NHS, providers must have an NHSmail account. The usual requirements for such accounts have been relaxed by NHS Digital and providers can have a recognised secure email system which will allow patient identifiable data to be shared with healthcare services, plus access to Microsoft Teams for video-conferencing and related activities.
The NHSmail account request process, including support with applications, is detailed on the Digital Social Care website.
Devon Cares Home Collaborative sharing best practice session 23 September 2pm
The Devon Care Homes Collaborative is holding a Sharing Best Practice session on Zoom on 23 September at 2pm. The session can be joined by following this link.
Further information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Care of the Future - webinar
Cornwall Adult Health & Social Care Learning partnership will be discussing the benefits of adopting digital services and using technology within care on Wednesday 30 September at 1.15pm in this event aimed at care home, supported living and domiciliary care providers.
Please follow this link to register.
NHS Devon and DCC provider webinars
The popular webinars organised by Devon County Council and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group are now monthly as the pace of guidance updates has slowed down.
Webinars now take place on the second Thursday of every month, from 2pm – 3pm, starting on 10 September with the theme of “Restore 2 & Digitisation” when the regular panel will be joined by colleagues from the Academic Health Science Network, along with providers who have experience in using the model.
They will talk about their experience of using it and benefits it can bring. We will also be sharing with you some of the feedback from the recent digitalisation survey and some of our intended next steps.
Infection Prevention Control & PPE Training
NHS Devon CCG is offering daily training under the National Getting It Right First Time programme. Online training takes the form of a 2 hour interactive session delivered by trainers from the CCG clinical team. The training is being offered as part of a national programme of support for care homes, domiciliary care providers and supported living providers. The CCG are also offering the option of face to face interactive training session within the provider setting.
The group size for each session will be small to facilitate interaction and demonstration of correct PPE use.
To register to go to Eventbrite.
Once registered you will receive an invitation to join a session via Microsoft teams and it is imperative that you complete the pre session reading attached to your ticket.
It is also essential that you have the correct PPE available for the session as detailed on your ticket. Please speak to your line manager if you do not have this and they will be able to arrange this for you in advance.
Face to face training sessions can be arranged by emailing email@example.com
Once we receive your email request for training a member of our team will contact you to arrange a training session.
Public Health England infection control webinars
The free Public Health England infection control webinars are now taking place every Friday at 3pm.
Please use this link to register for the day/s you would like to attend the webinar.
The confirmation email will contain the link for the webinar. Click the ‘go to online event’ button.
You can also dial in by phone on 0208 495 3300, Conference ID: 7950138#
If you have any issues with accessing the meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole Care Home Testing webinar
The Department of Health and Social Care are hosting a webinar each weekday, in the morning and afternoon on the whole home swab testing process.
The Department of Health and Social Care strongly recommends them for care homes about to receive their test kits, but anyone from an eligible care home yet to carry out whole care home testing can attend one.
More dates / times are added all the time.
Please register to access the webinar.
Guidance, advice and support for Care Managers – communication from Public Health England
The following links take you to a series of presentations each lasting about 15 minutes, these will help you to prevent and prepare for an outbreak of COVID-19:
Part 1 Intro
What is COVID-19, Key guidance, Social distancing, Shielding and self-isolation and Recognising a case
Part 3 Admissions and isolation Practices
Transmission based infection control precautions, New admissions, Managing isolation safely and Recognising and reporting an outbreak
Part 4 Personal Protective Equipment
Putting on and removing PPE
Please view the presentations and if you have any questions please email email@example.com marked for the attention of Penny Edwards and Pete Smith.
Skills for Care webinars
Skills for Care has developed a series of 30-minute recorded webinars on a range of topics to support managers in adult social care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Subjects include: essential training, human resources (HR) (supported by ACAS), attracting workers, using digital technology, motivating staff, with more issues being added, please access the webinars here.
Admission and care of people in care homes guidance webinar
Slides used in the COVID-19: admission and care of people in care homes guidance webinar are now available.
The webinar talked through the admission of people into a care home setting and outlined the key headlines on admission arrangements, capacity tracker, NHS Mail, PPE and IPC and end of life care.