Changes to provision of Safety needles in Hertfordshire

If you are a care home provider please ensure you read through this important information.  In 2020 a decision was made to change the way that safety needles are accessed across Hertfordshire reflecting HSE and NHSE guidance. The implementation of this decision was...

Expired PCR kits – Don’t get caught out

A message to all care homes to please check your expiry dates on you PCR kits as COVID has unfortunately not gone away. A care home who recently had a COVID outbreak were caught short when they went to use their PCR kits and found them all out of date. This caused a...

Mask wearing by visitors

It has been brought to our attention by the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Cell that some care homes are struggling with visitors and professionals not wearing face masks. Most COVID outbreaks are being brought into homes by visitors, so its important managers...

Temperature checks not required for visitors

Visitors to adult social care settings are no longer required to have a temperature check on arrival. The MHRA have advised there is little scientific evidence to support temperature screening as a reliable method for detection of COVID-19 or other febrile illness,...

Increased funding for nursing in care homes…

Rate paid to care homes for NHS-funded nursing care has risen by 11.5% for 2022 to 2023 with £87 million extra for 2021 to 2022. From: Department of Health and Social Care Published 11 May 2022 Rate paid to care homes for NHS-funded nursing care has risen by 11.5% for...