16/08/2019   NEW materials promoting the flu vaccination for social care workers available

NEW materials promoting the flu vaccination for social care workers available to download FREE from end of August 

A brand new flu vaccination campaign for health and social care workers is launching this year, delivered by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

“Time to get your flu jab” will take a new approach to encouraging the uptake of flu vaccinations by social care staff - emphasising the protective benefit of the flu vaccination with a “Shield” motif and the message “Take care of others by taking care of yourself. If you work in the community, it’s time to get your annual flu jab”. 

Campaign materials have been designed to show social care staff going about their work protected by the shield of flu vaccination – all materials, including adaptable artwork and social media tools, will be live on PHE’s Campaign Resource Centre for colleagues to download or print locally by the end of August. Further communication will be sent to you as and when these are made available. 

The resources available include:

  • A4 posters featuring different social care professionals (alongside posters featuring healthcare workers in clinical settings for NHS Trusts, which are already available to download)
  • Leaflet
  • “I’ve had my flu jab” Sticker artwork
  • Social media tools including gifs and digital banners
  • Brand artwork
  • Communications toolkit (including long and short copy)
  • FAQs 

For any queries relating to this campaign, please contact Partnerships@phe.gov.uk.

05/08/2019   2019 Regional Great British Care Awards- Nominations open now!

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Regional Great British Care Awards.  Pay tribute to the unsung hereos of social care.  To find out more and nominate - click here.  Nominations for this year’s Regional Awards close on 13 September 2019.

02/08/2019   NICE draft guideline consultation - Carers: provision of support for adult carers

NICE draft guideline consultation - Carers: provision of support for adult carers.  Draft guideline and its supporting evidence are now out for consultation - further information can be found on the consultation page.

25/07/2019   Use of CCTV in care homes

CQC have prepared some guidance regarding the use of provider-operated CCTV in care homes 

17/07/2019   Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board Factsheets

LSAB Adult Exploitation Factsheet June 2019

LSAB Non-Engagement Factsheet June 2019

LSAB Over-Riding Consent Factsheet June 2019

15/07/2019   Healthwatch Report - What changes do people want to make to local services in Lincolnshire?

Healthwatch Report - What changes do people want to make to local services in Lincolnshire?

14/06/2019   CAS Alert

Central Alerting System: Disopyramide 100/150mg Capsules - Supply Disruption

Issue:

Disopyramide 100mg capsules manufactured by Sanofi and Mylan will be out of stock from approximately mid-June 2019 to late-July 2019.

Mylan disopyramide 150mg capsules will be out of stock from approximately mid-August 2019 till mid-September 2019. 

This alert gives advice for all healthcare professionals who prescribe and dispense disopyramide capsules. This alert also makes reference to supply via specialist importers on an unlicensed? basis.

SDA_2019_002_Disopyramide _final.pdf

Additional information:

NHS Regional Offices: please cascade to GPs and Pharmacy.

You can view further details of this alert by clicking on the following link: View Alert

02/05/2019   CAS: Hoists

Molift Mover 180/205 mobile hoist and Molift Air ceiling hoist - all sizes of 2-point sling bars – risk of fracture of hooks in use

17/04/2019   Building trust between Social Care and Health organisations

New guide/resource from Skills for Care - building trust between Social Care and Health organisations