Process for managing respiratory illness in care homes

Dear Providers, Thank you for your continued efforts to minimise the spread of both COVID and flu so far this winter. Unfortunately, both COVID and flu continue to circulate in homes across Hertfordshire and as such we have updated our pathway to assist you when you...

Care Home Prevention Falls Services

HCPA wanted to send a reminder of the services available to you when someone has fallen in your care homes. As you know residents have much better outcomes if they don’t have admissions to hospital or long lies while waiting for an ambulance. Hertfordshire have...

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...

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...