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NHS Capacity Tracker Update

All CQC regulated services are now required by the Department of Health and Social Care to update the NHS Capacity Tracker system.  Please ensure your service updates regularly to avoid potential fines. This data is vital and will provide the local authority as well...

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Safeguarding Practice

To safeguard is to ensure we are enabling people to live free from harm or neglect, protecting their fundamental human rights, their health, and their wellbeing. Safe is one of the key lines of enquiry in CQC inspections and is fundamental when we talk about...

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COVID-19 and Flu Vaccinations

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging everyone eligible for a free flu vaccine and a COVID-19 booster to take up the offer as soon as possible ahead of what could be a difficult winter. With respiratory viruses circulating widely, there are reports of flu...

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Care England call for special care home energy measures

Care Home England has written to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial (BEIS) to call for special energy measures for care home providers. Click here to view the letter   New Energy Bill Relief Scheme A new Energy Bill Relief Scheme will provide...

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User Voice Services survey

Hertfordshire County Council’s Adult Care Services Community and People Wellbeing team has launched a survey to capture a better understanding of the User Voice Services across the county. This survey provides an opportunity for you to have a say in the future...

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Update admissions to care home guidance

Click here to the updated government guidance Summary of changes 1. Updated to  clarify  that a period of isolation is  continuous and  does not restart on discharge or entry to a care home. The isolation period should include days in the hospital, so when entering a...

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Money Concerns

Money concerns can affect mental and physical health. HCC have put together some resources offering advice and practical help to manage finances and make savings, whilst helping the environment. Click here to see them.   Loan sharks – don’t get caught out! Some...

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