Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 25 January 2021

Good afternoon and welcome back to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. Im joined by our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries and Dr Susan Hopkins, who is the Chief Medical Advisor to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.I want to update you on the latest coronavirus data and the vaccine rollout. In the last week in the UK, we have seen 37,258 cases of coronavirus, on average each day. The NHS is still under intense pressure across all parts of the country with 37,899 people in UK hospitals with COVID-19 and that includes 4,076 on ventilators.Sadly, today 592 more deaths were reported. We must…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

Department Of Health Details The document brings together guidance for social care staff, registered providers, local authorities and commissioners who support and deliver care to people in their own homes in England.It covers: personal protective equipment clinically extremely vulnerable people and care groups hospital discharge and testing government support for social care information collection and governance Published 22 May 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Added a new document: 'Working with people in their own homes this winter'. 11 January 2021 Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): provision of home care' to reflect the extension of free PPE until the end of June 2021. 6…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes

Department Of Health Details The government has announced a new care homes support package backed by a 600 million adult social care infection control fund. This has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes. This guidance provides information on the support package.The government has written to councils and care providers outlining the details of the support package and has provided additional advice and resources to help stop the spread of infection. Published 15 May 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Added a new document: 'Your care home during winter'. 11 January 2021 Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): care home support…

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Detailed guide: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

This document provides information for adult social care providers about COVID-19 guidance and support. See the full list of adult social care guidance produced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE).This page will be updated to reflect new DHSC, NHS and PHE advice.The guidance relates to England unless stated otherwise.Help with infection prevention and controlGuidance for social care providers on how to prevent, control and protect care workers and those they care for from COVID-19 infection.Infection controlLinks to appropriate PPE resources:See Securing PPE and related supplies below for information on how to access PPE.Supporting staff members at higher risk from COVID-19The…

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Guidance: Digital and data-driven health and care technology

Published 5 September 2018 Last updated 19 January 2021 +show all updates 19 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 14 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 6 January 2021 The guidance has been updated throughout and the document title has changed. The principles relating to data in the original Code of Conduct for Data-Driven Health and Care Technologies have been grouped under Principles 6 and 7 in this document. Guidance on technical assurance, clinical safety, and regulation has been expanded and now comprise their own chapters. The document has been…

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Press release: Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

New 120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels 149 million grant system to support increased testing in care homesThe impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and…

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 18 January 2021

Welcome to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. And Im joined by Professor Steven Powis, the Medical Director of NHS England and by Dr Susan Hopkins, the Chief Medical Adviser to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.And I want to bring you up to date with the latest data on the disease and on our vaccine plan in order to combat it.Today, 37,535 positive cases of coronavirus were recorded. The NHS is under significant pressure in all parts of the country.There are 37,475 people in UK hospitals with coronavirus that is the highest that its been throughout the pandemic and someone is admitted to hospital every…

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Press release: Social care to receive £269 million to boost staff levels and testing

The impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and keep staff and residents safe.The new 120 million funding will help local authorities to boost staffing levels, a direct ask of…

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Press release: Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

New 120million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels 149million grant system to support increased testing in care homesThe impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and keep staff…

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