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Introduction

Each year at HCPA, we run a series of informative events for our members. These include Networking Events, Seminars, Masterclasses, Study Days, Meetings and The Hertfordshire Care Awards. At some of these events, we will explain that the resources are available on our website. Please see to the left, the resources for last year and this year that relate to our most recent events.

HCPA introduced Masterclasses and Seminars to our events offer from 2020, so please visit this page for event resources.

Useful Links

» HCPA Training Zone
» HCPA Events and Manager Forums
» The Hertfordshire Care Awards
» Hertfordshire County Council Events

Fire Safety

Fire Kills but you can prevent it.

Please see below information for HCPA Fire Safety study days and useful resources for both residential and homecare settings.

Fire Safety for Residential and Supported Living Providers

The HCPA Fire Safety study day focused on Fire Safety for Residential and Supported Living Providers. 

This fully-funded study day covered important management responsibilities, policies and obligations to ensure compliance with all legislation relating to fire safety. The study day also covered the following:

  • The outlines of fire safety legislation and requirements of care providers
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • The roles of “competent persons” – carrying out due diligence
  • Tools and resources to help you understand your legal responsibilities
  • Evacuation strategies

Upcoming Fire Safety Study days for Residential Providers

All Residential study days will take place at Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Blackstone Auditorium, Hitchin Road, Stevenage, SG1 4AE, Hertfordshire

Wednesday 19th October 2022
9.30am – 12.30pm – Click here to register
1pm – 4pm – Click here to register

CQC- It is important that all staff are aware of evacuation procedures in your organisation as there are several services where this has not been the case. Also, check that PEEPs are in place and up to date and that the fire risk assessment is completed by someone competent to do so.

Useful resources for Residential and Supported Living Providers

Fire Safety Presentation Workshop 2 (Published 2022) Click here
Fire Safety Worktime Learning Session 2 (Published 2022) Click here
Fire Safety Presentation Workshop 1 (Published 2019) Click here
Fire Safety worktime learning session Click here
Fire Safety Checklist (Residential) Click here
Activity sheets for work time learning Click here
Fire Safety Risk Assessment – a guide to choosing a competent fire risk assessor Click here
Fire Safety briefing for practitioners Click here
PEEPS Plan and Template Click here
On Demand webinar – Fire deaths: Learning from Safeguarding adults reviews Click here
NHS Easy Read newsletter about lung cancer, smoking, healthy eating and the NHS app Click here

 

Fire Safety for Supported Living and Homecare

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) is calling all Hertfordshire Residents to improve safety in their homes

More than three quarters of fire related deaths happen in the home. You can make sure that your home or a person that you support’s home is safe by arranging a Safe & Well visit from the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Safe & Well visits are carried out by uniformed officers free of charge. You will receive advice on making your home safe and on staying well.

 

Upcoming Fire Safety Study days for Supported Living and Homecare Providers

All Supported Living and Homecare study days will take place at HCPA, Mundells Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1FT

Tuesday 27th September 2022
10am – 12.30pm – Click here to register
1.30pm – 4pm – Click here to register

Useful resources for Homecare 

Fire Safety Session – Home Care – Presentation slides Click here
Fire Safety Session – Home Care – Workplace learning slides Click here
Workplace learning activity sheets Managers Copy (with answers) Click here
Workplace learning activity answer sheets for staff (Blank) Click here
Hoarding Matrix (Clutter image ratings) Click here
Fire deaths in Hertfordshire Click here
Create a bespoke Fire Safety Action Plan Click here
Home Fire Safety Guide for Professionals Click here
Dangers of smoking with oxygen leaflet Click here
Candles information sheet Click here
Chimney fires information sheet Click here
Cooking information sheet Click here
Electrical safety information sheet Click here
Fire prevention article Click here
Fire safety briefing for practitioners Click here
Gas information sheet Click here
Heaters information sheet Click here
Miscellaneous hoarding information sheet Click here
Safe and Well information booklet Click here
Social media templates Click here

» Easy to follow guide from the Surrey fire service

End of life care documentation webinar – 26th January 2023

Click here for the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar slides

Thickener and IDDSI training safety briefing webinar – 25th Jan 2023

Click here for the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar slides

Adult Disability provider forum – Jan 25th 2023

Click here for the webinar recording

Click here for the webinar slides

Deconditioning webinar – 13th December 2022

This webinar covered the following topics:

• What is deconditioning
• Importance of getting people moving and how you can support
• Using a Risk Positive Management approach
• How to use the Back on Feet Risk Assessment

Click here to view the webinar recording
Click here to view the webinar slides

Sepsis webinar – 12th December 2022

Did you know, sepsis is the 2nd biggest cause of death in the UK after cardiovascular disease, and kills more people than lung cancer every year? It doesn’t need to be this way – in many cases this outcome can be avoided if we spot the signs of sepsis early.

For this reason, HCPA have teamed up with Dr Ron Daniels, CEO of the UK Sepsis Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, to give a bite sized session on what sepsis is and how to recognise it.

We are also extremely lucky to be able to listen to a sepsis survivor give her account and experiences.

Click here for the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar powerpoint slides

Antimicrobial Awareness Webinar – 23rd November 2022

Did you know, antimicrobial resistant infections caused an estimated 1.27 million deaths in 2019 alone?
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when pathogens causing disease such as bacteria and viruses mutate over time and therefore don’t respond to usual medicines used to treat the disease. Recently, diseases are becoming more and more difficult to treat as a result of AMR.

To raise the awareness of the issue of AMR, the World Health Organisation organises World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, this year with the theme of raising awareness together across multiple settings. Therefore, HCPA are pleased to partner up with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the local pharmacy team to educate our valued members about AMR and what you can do to play your part.

Click here to view the webinar recording
Click here to download the webinar slides

Nursing Home Managers Forum – 22nd Nov 2022

These forums are for managers and leaders within Nursing home settings to come together to share challenges and solutions, gain updates from commissioning, review quality trends locally and nationally and discover opportunities to support and build their workforce.

This session will cover:

  • Workforce development – How Nursing Associates can support your nursing workforce – feedback from a Nursing Home manager that employs an NA. As well as more information on the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship from local universities such as entry requirements and course structure.
  • Apprenticeship Levy Funding Transfer
  • Future CPD for Nurses
  • Digital Care Records Funding
  • Networking between Homes – looking at near misses and lessons learnt.

 

Click here for the forum recording
Click here for the forum slides

Members Networking Event – 16th November 2022

The theme for this Members Network Event was ‘Preparing for CQC, a proactive approach for Managers’.

In this networking event we looked at ways that managers can start to prepare their services for inspections in 2023.
By breaking down the key questions and quality statements we hope to assist providers in ensuring that they are ahead of the curve when it comes to their CQC inspection.

We also have a talk from The Money Advice Unit who offered advice and guidance around the cost-of-living crisis which providers can share with staff and people who may use their services.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Director of Adult Social Care, Chris Badger also attended and gave an update on Adult Social Care in the county.

Click here for the networking event slides

Long COVID signs and symptoms webinar – 15th November

This session covered the following topics:

• Most common signs and symptoms of Long Covid
• Recognising Long Covid in people who may have learning disabilities or dementia
• Who’s out there to help with managing Long Covid
• Resources available – Long Covid Easy Read Leaflet

Click here for the webinar powerpoint slides
Click here for the webinar recording

Preventing pressure ulcers webinar – 14th November 2022

Did you know pressure ulcers cost the NHS more than £3.8 million a day?

This ‘Stop the Pressure Week’, HCPA have partnered with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s wound specialists to provide its members with a bite-sized hour-long webinar on the prevention and risk assessments of pressure ulcers in all community settings.

This highly useful event covered risk assessments for skin health as well as prevention strategies for the individuals you support.

Click here for the webinar powerpoint slides
Click here for the webinar recording

Mental Health Forum – 1st November

This form for Managers, Team Leader and Senior Staff covered the following:

  • Commissioning updates
  • Monitoring – Themes and Trends
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Strategy Engagement
  • General Training Needs Update

 

Click here for the presentation slides
Click here for the webinar recording

IPC Webinar – 13th October

This webinar provides an update on the latest IPC guidance.

Please note this guidance was correct as of the date the webinar was published. 

Click here to view the webinar recording
Click here to download the webinar slides

HR and Management Forum – 12th October

This Forum is for HR professionals in care and Registered Managers, as well as those working towards registration. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your management issues, to meet and build working partnerships with other organisations in your community and develop your continuous professional development. There will be a new theme each time, and this quarter’s theme is HR and Management.

Each Forum will have a different Chairperson, or co-chairs with expertise in specific subject areas. This HR focussed forum will be co-chaired by Managers from HCPA and Managers from two Hertfordshire Care Providers who deal with day-to-day HR issues and would like to collaborate with you. The session’s themes will include:

• The cost-of-living crisis and what we can do to help
• Retention and recruitment
• New policy ideas to support your staff
• Manager and staff resilience

We will also invite you at the meeting to suggest agenda items for the next meeting and give you an opportunity to be a co-chair if you would like to.

Click here for the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar slides

Nursing Forum – 22nd September

he intention of this forum is to:

  • Understand the current situation with your nursing workforce
  • Create an ongoing network for Nurses in Hertfordshire
  • Offer and link to current support for nurses
  • Discuss potential challenges nurses face, including the national Thrive study
  • Current and future workforce opportunities- Nursing Associate

 

Click here for the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar slides

Heart Failure Webinar for all Care Professionals – 25th Sept

HCPA have recently teamed up with the heart failure team at Central London Community Healthcare Trust to provide Care professionals heart failure education.

Did you know?
• There are an estimated 920,000 people living with heart failure in the UK
• Heart failure results in 100,000 hospital admissions in the UK each year
• 4 in 10 people with heart failure have their early symptoms missed leading to a delay in diagnosis

These statistics show that heart failure is a hugely important topic for care providers to be aware about. Heart failure is a misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition, as malignant as some of the most common cancers, and should be treated with the same urgency.

This 1-hour webinar will support recognising heart failure and what can be done to improve outcomes for the individuals in their care.

Together we can achieve better recognition and BEAT heart failure:
B – Breathless
E – Exhaustion
A – Ankle swelling
T – Time for a simple blood test

Click here for the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar slides

Mental Health Forum – 9th August

This mental health forum covered the following:

•Commissioning update
•Monitoring- Themes and Trends
•Key Topic- EROS team
•Key Topic- Managing Comorbidities
•Local Support Available- MIND Hertfordshire
•General Training Needs Update
•Breakout rooms
•AOB/Questions/Feedback

Click here to watch the webinar recording
Click here for the webinar slides

Members Network Event – 26th July

‘Quality Matters, helping you to navigate your way through the post COVID-19 landscape’

The HCPA Networking Event was held on Tuesday 26th July 2022 at Tewin Bury Farm in Welwyn.

As we emerge from what has been the most difficult two years for the Adult Social Care Sector, providers have faced unprecedented challenges and trials, and we collectively have learned many lessons.

Now with our newfound knowledge we must use what we have learned to further enhance and improve the services we offer and get back to focusing on delivering quality of care.

Click here to view the slides

Key Speakers included:

  • Sharon Davies OBE, HCPA CEO
  • Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Gemma Nicholas, Associate Solicitor at Ridouts Law
  • Michelle Airey, Principle Education and Quality Improvement Manager, HCPA
  • Wesley Strahan-Hughes, Head of Operations, HCPA
  • Nicole Johnson, Attraction and Recognition Manager, HCPA
  • Sara Crean-Muir, Here For You
  • Gina Marshall, Interim Commissioning Quality & Assurance Manager inc COVID Outbreak Management, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Chris Badger, Director, Adult Social Care Services, Hertfordshire County Council

 

Infection prevention and control webinar – Monday 11th July 2022

This webinar provides an update on the latest IPC guidance which includes the new IPC Champion course.

Please note this guidance was correct as of the date the webinar was published. 

Click here to view the webinar recording
Click here to download the webinar slides

Social Care Funding Reform webinar for Residential Providers – 24th June

In partnership with HCC on 24th June we organised Fair Cost of Homecare webinar for Social Care Reform, introducing residential providers to the tool and to prepare you for the government demonstration, with a Q&A.

We will be providing further support to providers who may have queries via our HCPA hub which can be found here.

Click here for the letter to all residential providers
Click here for the webinar slides
Click here to view the webinar recording

Social Care Funding Reform webinar for Homecare Providers – 19th May 2022

In partnership with HCC on 10th May we organised Fair Cost of Homecare webinar for Social Care Reform, introducing homecare providers to the tool and to prepare you for the government demonstration, with a Q&A.

We will be providing further support to providers who may have queries via our HCPA hub which can be found here.

Click here for the letter to all Homecare Providers
Click here for the webinar slides
Click here to view the webinar recording

Review of COVID Measures for Care Homes and Supported Living Services – 11th April 2022

All Hertfordshire Care Homes and Supported Living Services were invited to a webinar to discuss latest changes to COVID-19 guidance, including but not limited to visiting, testing, Infection Control and funding.

Click here to watch the webinar recording 
Click here for the webinar powerpoint slides

Review of COVID Restrictions for Community Day Opportunity Services – 4th April 2022

Providers of community (day), lunch clubs and day centres were invited to a webinar hosted by HCPA and led by HCC commissioning to discuss new guidance on testing and the control of COVID-19.

Click here for the recording of the webinar
Click here for the webinar powerpoint slides

Sensory Support webinar – 4th April 2022

This webinar aims to provide you with awareness and key information about Hertfordshire Sensory Strategy, as well as explaining the key messages behind meeting our statutory responsibility under the Equality Act and the NHS Accessible Information Standards. This will ensure equity of access for people with sensory needs in accessing services including homecare and residential care.

You will also learn about the work and support that Hertfordshire Advisory Services and Herts Vision Loss provide to people with sensory needs, as well as their awareness training for care professionals to ensure quality of care for all.

This session includes speakers from Hertfordshire County Council, The Hearing Advisory Service and Herts Vision Loss.

» Click here to watch the webinar recording
» Click here to view the webinar slides

Maintain and improvement movement, physical activity and independence webinar – January 21st 2022

It is vital that all providers are maintaining movement, physical activity, and independence for the individuals they support even when in isolation.

We all know movement and exercise is important for all adults. A recent study has found further links between physical activity and dementia risk. Results demonstrated that active participants of the study showed a 20% reduced risk, while those highly active had a 28% reduced risk.

Even at this difficult time, if you can, please help maintain and improve movement, physical activity, and independence to prevent deconditioning, reducing the chances of individuals being left in bed during their 2-week isolation period.

This webinar will talk through the top things you need to do to keep people moving in isolation, as well as guidance on further support and education available to help enhance your care delivery.

Headline Speakers Include:

  • Verity Forbes – Health Promotion Team Manager, HCPA
  • Suzy White – Prevention and Enablement Clinical Lead, HCPA
  • Jeanette Akunebuni – Occupational Therapy Team: Hertfordshire County Council

» Webinar recording | Click here
» Webinar slides | Click here

Care Professional Standards Academy Provider Portal Webinar – 21st October 2021

This webinar outlines the key details of the new Academy Provider Portal and it’s benefits.

Headline speakers included:

  • Nicole Johnson – Attraction and Recognition Manager, HCPA
  • Sally Settle – Care Academy Quality and Standards Specialist, HCPA
  • Peter Woolnough – Education Programme Manager, HCPA

 

» Main slides | Click here
» Webinar recording | Click here

Dysphagia webinar – 6th October 2021

A 20 minute safety briefing webinar on Dysphagia and thickened drinks.

The session includes:

  • A brief overview of Dysphagia and how to safely mix thickened drinks using RTUC.
  • How to upskill, change behaviours and give staff more confidence around Dysphagia Management.

» Click here for the slides
» Click here for the webinar recording

Care Business Matters Webinar – 10 September 2021

Helping you Marketing and safeguard your care business

At HCPA we are always looking for ways to support our members. We presented with expert advisors in each field to further your knowledge in developing and improving your care business.

At the Care Business Matters webinar we talked about methods to market and advertise your care business and seek new clients, help with tendering for new contracts and also looking at the safety and wellbeing of your staff at work.

Presentations included:

  • An introduction from HCPA including upcoming projects
  • Marketing and growing your care business
  • Ensuring the safety of you and your staff at work
  • Finding cost-effective solutions and savings for your business
  • Tendering and bidding tips for new funding

 

» Slides | Click here

 

 

Members Network Event – March 17th 2021

HCPA Networking Event ‘Reviewing Successes and Futureproofing Your Business’

This event was designed to offer providers support and guidance ensuring that they are best placed to make informed decisions for their business.

With leading representatives from HCPA partners Ridouts Law, Hertfordshire County Council, and expert guest speakers, the event was an opportunity to hear how providers can futureproof their businesses and continue to navigate their way through the ongoing crisis.

The content for the event was focused towards, those that work in Domiciliary Care, Adult Disability Services and Mental Health Services and Residential & Nursing Homes.

Headline Speakers included;

Chris Badger, Director of Adult Care Services – ‘Find out about the negotiated fee uplift information for different service types.’
Laura Paton, Senior Associate Solicitor, Ridouts Law – ‘Legal Issues arising out of Covid-19 – CQC update, visiting and vaccinations.’
Jenny Andrews, HCC – ‘Vaccinations ‘How to help new staff and those that change their minds.’
Tom Brett Young, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP – ‘Brexit and the EU Transition: the implications for you and your staff.’

With individual break-out rooms designated to each of the above services HCPA were able to inform, discuss and answer questions that were relevant to providers and their teams.

Resources

Main Event
» Main Slides | click here
» Main Recording | click here

Elderly- Residential and Nursing Homes
» Slides | click here
» Recording | click here

ADS, Day Opps and Mental Health

» Slides | click here
» Recording | click here

Domiciliary Care
» Slides | click here
» Recording | click here

GDPR Network Event Presentation

» Network Event 7th March 2018 – Full GDPR Presentation 

Additional Resources



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