Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health Details This guidance has been amended to reference the new national lockdown and updated advice on required isolation periods.This guidance sets out: key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settingsThe easy read version is under review. Refer to the main guidance for the latest…

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COVID-19: guidance for ambulance services

Published 21 February 2020 Last updated 21 January 2021 + show all updates 21 January 2021 Guidance updated to acknowledge COVID-19 care pathways for staff awareness for triage and inclusion of recommended good practice precautions in the event of delayed hospital handovers. 18 May 2020 Updated information on possible case definition. 14 May 2020 Clarification of conveyance in section 5.1; addition of section 5.2 'Use of aviation for transfer of COVID-19 patients'. 11 April 2020 Updates to aerosol generating procedures, PPE and cardiac arrest. 3 April 2020 Updated with detail on case definitions, clarification of AGPs and updates to PPE throughout. 13 March 2020 Revised guidance. 10 March 2020…

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Wound aware: a resource for drug services

This resource supports local areas and drug services to be ‘wound aware’ and help prevent, identify, treat and manage wounds in people who inject drugs. Local areas can do this through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that looks at wound care, harm reduction, drug treatment and recovery, pain management and social circumstances. The approach can include a range of services and groups including: drug services (including needle and syringe programmes) local authority commissioners GPs wound care services local health protection teams A&E housing services other services for people who experience homelessness The resource includes practice notes aimed at service users and examples of good practice. Source link

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Published 15 April 2020 Last updated 6 January 2021 +show all updates 6 January 2021 Updated guidance in line with national lockdown and updated guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable. 11 December 2020 Updated to reflect recommendations for best practice for drug and alcohol services in the current stage of the pandemic. 2 December 2020 Updated guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December. 5 November 2020 Updated guidance in line with national restrictions commencing 5 November 2020. 16 October 2020 Updated to include information on local COVID alert levels and virus transmission. 24 September 2020 Updated in line with regulations limiting the number of people permitted…

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Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health Details This guidance has been amended to reference the new national lockdown and updated advice on required isolation periods.This guidance sets out: key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settingsThe easy read version is under review. Refer to the main guidance for the latest…

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Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health Details This guidance has been amended in line with updated advice on local restriction tiers and required isolation periods.This guidance sets out: key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settings Published 6 August 2020 Last updated 22 December 2020 +show all updates 22 December…

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Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health Details This guidance has been amended in line with updated advice on local restriction tiers and required isolation periods.In the meantime, please see:This guidance sets out: key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settings Published 6 August 2020 Last updated 22 December 2020 +show…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Published 15 April 2020 Last updated 11 December 2020 +show all updates 11 December 2020 Updated to reflect recommendations for best practice for drug and alcohol services in the current stage of the pandemic. 2 December 2020 Updated guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December. 5 November 2020 Updated guidance in line with national restrictions commencing 5 November 2020. 16 October 2020 Updated to include information on local COVID alert levels and virus transmission. 24 September 2020 Updated in line with regulations limiting the number of people permitted to attend a support group to 15. 16 September 2020 Added statement on hands, face, space; updated guidance…

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Statement to Parliament: Statement on the Ockenden review of maternity services

Madam Deputy Speaker, with permission Id like to make a statement on the initial report from the Ockenden Review, which was published this morning.ContextBefore I update the House on the findings, Id like to remind the House of the tragic circumstances in which this review was established.It was requested by the government following concerns raised by 2 bereaved families in December 2016 whose babies had sadly died shortly following their birth at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.I am grateful to my Right Honourable friend, the member for South West Surrey, who, as Secretary of State, asked NHS Improvement to commission this independent inquiry.The inquiry is chaired…

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Independent report: Ockenden review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

This review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust independently assesses the quality of investigations relating to newborn, infant and maternal harm at the trust.This report covers the emerging themes and trends identified from 250 fully assessed cases. It makes system-wide suggestions and recommendations for action to improve maternity care. Source link

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